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Hopewell Valley Vineyards: Uneven Development an exhibit featuring Kat Reischl


  • Hopewell Valley Vineyards 46 Yard Road Pennington, NJ, 08534 United States (map)

Opening Reception February 14th 6pm to 9pm

Kat Reischl's work is deeply focused on urban built environments and urban green landscapes. In her travels through the everyday (New York to Trenton) and a bit further afield (Moscow), she is drawn to the interplay of shape and texture: rectangles reshape circles, circles break up the flat plane of the square, green dandelions reframe gray geometries. Geometric forms can enhance perspectival depth, or deny the experience of depth entirely. Textures, even in the flatness of the photograph, can overwhelm our field of vision. As Viktor Shklovsky wrote in 1920, "Texture is the main feature of that special world of constructed things, the aggregate of which we usually call art. The word in art and the word in life are profoundly different. In life it plays the role of a bead on an abacus, in art it's a texture. We have it in sound. It reverberates and we listen to it in its full potential." This selection of recent work explores the meeting points between this world of constructed things and art through the (potentially) transformative power of the camera's lens. These captures invite you to look at the world differently through the camera's estrangement, but also ask you to consider the similarities between capitalist and socialist decay from the US to Russia before they are reconfigured by rapid (re)development. This will be uneven development: an academic's inclination to choose an intellectual point over aesthetic enjoyment, and a photographer's struggle to anew the road and medium already over-trodden

For more information about Kat Reischl visit katreischl.photography

Later Event: February 4
Liz Amaral @Tigerlabs