New Beginnings

 

Gideon Barnett

Gideon Barnett

After The Fall at Garis & Hahn

Garis & Hahn is a new space on the Bowery. This first exhibition takes seven Yale MFA graduates and presents a pleasantly frenetic offering of contemporary photography. With an emphasis on community and accessibility, this show exposes the viewer to several lines of perspective revolving around the creation of an image. The comedy of reality, particularly in Monika Sziladi‘s composited images and Matthew Monteith observed reflection, stands in stark contrast to the performative images of Hrvoje Slovenc or Pao Houa Her‘s reclaimed images from media. Although people feature prominently as subjects, Yorgos Prinos and Felix R. Cid contribute urban still lives that ground the exhibition in abstracted contemplation. Gideon Barnett‘s outrageously layered photographs, which capture visitors at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. through two layers of glass as they gaze upon a skeleton in a display case, further electrocute the exhibition. Curator Amber Pemberton’s ambitious selection of artists allows photography to refrain from directly transcribing reality, spurring a novel translation all together.

Hrvoje Slovenc

Hrvoje Slovenc

Yorgos Prinos

Yorgos Prinos

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About Lynn Maliszewski, Contributor-at-Large

Lynn Maliszewski is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She curated and composed work for ArtWrit, BOMB Magazine, HAHA Magazine, Hyperallergic, LatinLover, Modern Painters, No.3, Whitehot Magazine, and Whitewall. She is currently the Contributor-at-Large for ON-VERGE, an arts journalism blog sponsored by CUE Art Foundation, until 2013. She hosts her own blog, Contemporaneous Extension, as a compendium of aesthetic interests, archived exhibitions and artists, and uncensored inferences. She has contributed editorially to the College Art Association, the Bushwick Film Festival, Like the Spice Gallery, and the Museum of Modern Art.
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