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Oliver Boberg


DCKT Contemporary (Bowery)
195 Bowery, 212-741-9955
East Village / Lower East Side
May 13 - June 17, 2006
Reception: Saturday, May 13, 6 - 8 PM
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Inner connections between combined images, in both color and black & white, are created in each Seite / Page. Each image is no longer perceivable without the others and a connection, as subtle as it may be, is involuntarily made in the mind of the viewer. This is the first time that BOBERG has used black & white images and he has said “It is clear that we percept a non-color image in a different way than a color picture. They hold the notion of history, but also documentary style and maybe even nostalgia.”

BOBERG’s photographs are deceptively simple conclusions to a complex process. A typical image begins as a collection of details describing a type of area or edifice from which he culls items to be included in elaborate scale models that he constructs. BOBERG then photographs the models from predetermined vantage points, achieving the finished photograph. Through his careful manipulation of visual information and mental expectation, BOBERG achieves a strangely compelling “reality” that is recognizable and unknowable; banal and universal.

Additional works will be on view at Paul Morris Gallery.
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