FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
I Don’t Believe in Miracles
August 14 – August 31, 2009
Opening Reception: Friday, August 14, 2009,
6:00 – 8:30 P.M.
Summer Hours: Thursday – Monday, 12:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Spacewomb is pleased to present I Don’t Believe in Miracles an exhibition which features a breadth of artists using different photographic processes such as collage, manipulation, and alternative materials to explore the classical elements: earth, air, fire, and water. The artists featured in this exhibition include Alexander Binder, Charlotte Bonjour, Amy Giese, Nicholas Gottlund, Jessica Hans, Jessica Williams, and Grant Willing.
The archetypal classical elements were often the basis of many ancient philosophies and worldviews that explained patterns in nature. The works within this exhibition reflect the elements of earth, air, fire, and water, but visually translate and abstract these elements through the utility of the artist’s chosen medium. While Jessica Williams and Grant Willing depict light and earth through photographing the everyday world around them, Jessica Hans, Charlotte Bonjour, and Nicholas Gottlund explore the elements through the manipulability of photography. Their works extract these elements, and through manipulation allow them to exist within a new, otherworldly context. Amy Giese uses light as her medium; she captures the light that exists around her by creating large photograms. The results created are large, abstract panels that create a dichotomy between light and shadow, and form and texture.
Spacewomb, founded in 2009, is a contemporary art space located in Long Island City, Queens.
For additional information or visuals, please contact Spacewomb or Alana Celii.
22-48 Jackson Ave #1
Long Island City, Queens 11001
917 670 1342