Bruchstück (German) - fragment: a small piece of a whole
- remainder: a part that is left after use or passage of time
In "Bruchstücke", Alexandra Knospe presents a selection of images from her recent body of work. While the subject matter varies from abandoned industrial structures, battered furniture as well as architectural motifs, the focus lies on worn out objects that usually go unnoticed. Their imperfections, scratches and shattered pieces are all hallmarks of human use that connect each image with its neighbor.
As the absence of something signifies its presence, Alexandra Knospe creates her photographs without the actual appearance of an human being that could interfere with the aura of solitude & segregation. Using a large format view camera her compositions are carefully weighed and considered. In mashing the art of photography and drawing, several images feature etchings with a small piece of metal that makes them unique in their existence.
"Bruchstücke" is on display at the Pratt CCPS Gallery from July 7th through August 26th 2011 (extended through September 26th 2011) with an opening reception on July 7th from 6 - 8 p.m.
CV: Alexandra Knospe was born in Germany and grew up in Europe. After spending almost a decade working within the consumer marketing world, Alexandra left both, the corporate career and Europe to follow her life-long calling of photography full time in 2009. She studied photography and digital imaging at the Pratt Institute and now lives and works in New York City.
Pratt CCPS Gallery is located at 144 West 14th street (between 6th and 7th Avenue, on the second floor.
The gallery hours are: Mon-Thu 10 am - 8 pm, and Fri - Sun 10 am- 4 pm.