New York exhibition. Urban Zoom at Storefront for art and architecture. If you have the chance, don’t miss this great event, Yareah Magazine friends!
URBAN ZOOM: Works by David Molander. Opening Reception: August 2, 2013, 7 pm
From August 3 – August 30, 2013, Storefront for Art and Architecture will present Urban Zoom, a solo exhibition by David Molander. Urban Zoom presents a series of hyperrealist works that go beyond the surreal and expressionistic to depict contemporary urban and social landscapes. The exhibition presents a selection of photographs of urban landscapes and a site-specific photographic installation by Molander on Storefront’s facade designed by Vito Acconci and Steven Holl.
The work of David Molander merges the hyperreal and the dreamlike. Through the connection and manipulation of multiple images, his work constructs new
urban landscapes with numerous layers and scales of understanding. From the city space landscape to textural details of construction materials, his fictional portraits reflect not only on juxtaposing readings of the city but also on the social and political conflicts inscribed in the contemporary city.
“The installation is a photographic experiment, bringing into question conventional ways of looking at photography. Thus, the size and formats of the works on display range from the use of large one-to-one scale images to the intimacy of the interactive digital works, fostering multiple reflections and juxtapositions of what the images represent,” says Associate Curator Carlos Minguez Carrasco.
Within Urban Zoom is a site-specific photographic work, where, among other urban portraits, a large scale image of the events related to the Occupy Wall Street Movement in September 2011 covers the interior façade of the gallery in its entirety. By reconfiguring the façade panels, the piece creates a dialogue with the same New York City that witnessed the events, while questioning what has happened to its urban landscape since the protests began.
Urban Zoom will be on display from August 3 – August 30, 2013. An opening reception will take place on August 2, 2013 from 7pm – 9pm and is free and open to the public.
David Molander’s Urban Zoom is supported by the Consulate General of Sweden, Julie Saul Gallery and Konstnärsnämnden.
Storefront for Art and Architecture: 97 Kenmare Street 10012 New York, NY http://www.storefrontnews.org/