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Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery is pleased to announce BUILDING \, a solo exhibition of new work by Barney Kulok. The artist's first m onograph\, Building\, will be published by Aperture (October 2012) with an afterword by Steven Holl.

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In the fall of 2011 Barney Kulok was granted access to observe and photograph the construction of the highl y anticipated Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park. The memorial park\, designed in 1973 by Louis I. Kahn and situated on the southern tip of Roos evelt Island\, was the last design the great modernist architect completed before his death in 1974. Revived after almost forty years\, the Park will finally open to the public this coming October.

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Kulok\, free to roa m the site and use it as an outdoor studio\, limited his project to the bou ndaries of the site and the duration of its construction. Comprised largely of details of materials\, objects\, and their incidental arrangements\, Ku lok's photographs do not illustrate the architect's design or describe the building process. Instead\, the photographs attend to the surface of the la ndscape and depict micro-events encountered during the building of the monu ment: a constellation of cobblestones splayed out on an unfinished promenad e\, a pebble resting precariously on the face of a 36-ton granite block\, s hards of light scattered across a workshop drawing. The gelatin-silver prin ts\, dense with information and nuanced in tone\, are a testament to the va lue of carefully articulated photographic seeing. In "Luminous Silence\," S teven Holl's afterword in the artist's forthcoming monograph\, the architec t writes\, "Kulok's photography probes material\, detail and circumstance o f the construction site. Rather than a documentation of construction they f orm a poetic parallel."

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With this body of work the artist continues to address the near-documentary photographic and pictorial concerns centra l to his practice. Kulok's approach to picture making has in the past inclu ded video installations\, light boxes and painted panels. This is the artis t's third solo exhibition at Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery. He has exhibited nat ionally and internationally in both group and solo exhibitions\, including Galerie Hussenot\, Paris\; Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann\, Zürich\; de Pury &a mp\; Luxembourg\, Zürich. Kulok (b. 1981) studied at Bard College and lives and works in New York.

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