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The Gate

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The Gate, 2011 Three Pigment Prints © Courtesy of the artist & Julie Saul Gallery
The Gate

535 West 22 St.
New York, NY 10011
October 25th, 2012 - January 5th, 2013
Opening: October 25th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.saulgallery.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
chelsea
EMAIL:  
edna@saulgallery.com
PHONE:  
212-627-2410
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 10-6; Sat 11-6
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

We are pleased to announce our third solo exhibition of Karin Apollonia Müller with a new series entitled "The Gate". Müller's subtle and probing sensibility is revealed at its most enigmatic in this series of color photographs made in the Northern California wilds. The individual images that record the rugged and somewhat barren landscape are loosely combined to create a mysterious narrative. Rocks, trees, and landscape abstractions mediate between earth and sky, beauty and danger.

Müller has cited Ralph Waldo Emerson's Transcendalist musings on the Spirit (Seele) as addressing the same issues she contemplated in formulating these images. She has applied his questioning of "What is matter? Whence is it? and Whereto" to her observations of nature and made them the metaphysical demarcations between nature and culture. The opening image of a cat becomes a symbol for an entity that straddles both worlds-the known and the unknown, shadow and light, life and death. "The Gate" explores this node between cultural understanding and the uncertain and alluring unknown of the wilderness.

The gallery will be closed from December 23-January 1