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VISUAL MORPHOLOGY

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After the Thunderstorm, 2005 Lambda Print 17.91" X 23.62" © Marc Baruth
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Evening, 2005 Lambda Print 19.68" X 22.83" © Marc Baruth
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Fountain, 2007 Digital C-type Print 16" X 24" © Matthew Baum
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Business, 2007 Digital C-type Print 16" X 24" © Matthew Baum
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The Invention of Drawing, 2008 Archival Lamda Print 36.5” X 26.5” © Antony Crossfield
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Narcissus, 2008 Archival Lambda Print 36.5" X 26.5" © Antony Crossfield
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Attentional Landscapes, #20, 2007-08 Archival Digital C-type Print 90.3cm X 90.3cm © Odette England
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Attentional Landscapes, #7, 2007-08 Archival Digital C-type Print 90.3cm X 90.3cm © Odette England
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Attentional Ladscapes, #11, 2007-08 Archival Digital C-type Print 90.3cm X 90.3cm © Odette England
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Bay Bridge View from Yerba Buena Island, San Francisco, 2008 Silver Gelatin Print 20" X 24" © Steve Hanson
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FDR Drive Viewed from the Manhattan Bridge, New York, 2008 Silver Gelatin Print 20" X 24" © Steve Hanson
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Section Publicité, Musée d'Art Moderne, Département de Aigles- Marcel Broodthaers, 2001 Dye Coupler Print 19" X 27" © Doug Keyes
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Chuck Close, 1999 Dye Coupler Print 17.25" X 23.5" © Doug Keyes
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Famous Modern Artists, 2000 Dye Coupler Print 17.5" X 23.9" © Doug Keyes
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The Voyager Flights to Jupiter and Saturn, 1998 Dye Coupler Print 17.25" X 24" © Doug Keyes
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Thought, Collective (Somewhere, Israel), 2006 C-type Print 18" X 19.5" © Curtis Mann
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Gathering, Planar (Somewhere, Israel), 2007 C-type Print 23" X 27" © Curtis Mann
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Rebuild (Somewhere, Israel), 2007 C-type Print 23" X 27" © Curtis Mann
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Oil Can Residence, 2008 Digital Print 15" X 16.5" © David Trautrimas
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Sprinkler House, 2008 Digital Print 15" X 16.5" © David Trautrimas
VISUAL MORPHOLOGY

89 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
March 5th, 2009 - April 24th, 2009
Opening: March 5th, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.klompching.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
brooklyn
EMAIL:  
info@klompching.com
PHONE:  
+1 212 796 2070
OPEN HOURS:  
Gallery Hours: Wed — Sat, 11am — 6pm and by appointment
TAGS:  
Mann, Baum, Hanson, England, Baruth, Trautrimas, Crossfield, Keyes, klompching, morphology, photography

DESCRIPTION

KLOMPCHING GALLERY is pleased to announce Visual Morphology, a group exhibition of fine art photographs by contemporary photographers from Australia, Canada, Germany, Britain and the United States.

Visual Morphology turns the ubiquity of the photograph on its head. Collectively, the artists remind us of the ‘act of looking’, each engaging the viewer with various tropes within photography that urge us to scrutinize what we see. Time, memory, visual perception, assemblage and artifact, are each addressed across a range of creative photographic methodologies and conceptual frameworks.

In the work of Marc Baruth, contemporary figures are decontextualized within fictional, digitally-constructed landscapes. Based upon the paintings of Peter Paul Rubens, Baruth’s topography is a wonderfully peculiar play on man’s relationship with nature. David Trautrimas, too, fabricates environments. In his case, he positions familiar objects into surreal urbanscapes, drawing upon both function and scale.

This penchant by contemporary photographers, for working with new technologies in expanding the lexicon of the photographic medium, is further evidenced in the work of Antony Crossfield. He presents the viewer with ambiguous, fluid bodies, bringing attention to the notion that self-identity is unstable and permeable. Whereas Baruth, Trautrimas and Crossfield, consciously maintain the visibility of their images as fabricated, Matthew Baum’s imagery is altogether quieter. He contributes to the tradition of street photography, capturing fleeting moments of people in public spaces; but re-presents them as a kind of hyper-reality.

The optical phenomena of the Ishihara Color Test, is effectively applied by Odette England to manipulate the intended meaning and function of family photographs. The viewer’s ability to fill in negative space, both physical and psychological, is a concern that England shares with the artist Curtis Mann, who literally obliterates portions of found snapshots with the use of household bleach. Both artists reconfigure the context of the photograph, bringing attention to image, object and memory.

Doug Keyes also turns his attention to these concerns, by making multiple exposures of the pages of carefully selected books. This layering of imagery, results in a wonderful symphony of detail that isn’t quite there, sparking our imagination to complete the narrative. Keyes reveals what the eye can’t naturally see, as does Steve Hanson with his long exposures of rush hour traffic, in which the movement of cars are erased by time, revealing the solid architecture of roadways.