Pocket Utopia is pleased to present an exhibition of three photographers: Luke Abiol, Eric Hairabedian and Kristopher Graves. All three artists document the landscape, their friends and the occasional still life in black and white and color, evoking traditional photographic subjects while preserving the polarity between the nature of photography and the nature of looking at the world.
Berlin-based artist and musician, Luke Abiol presents mostly people in profile and the sides of buildings. In Abiol’s photography, these two sides, face and building, develop in opposition. The viewer automatically imagines the other side. In Eric Hairabedian’s series of portraits, objects and landscapes of loss, the revealed image is memorable and memorialized.
Kristopher Graves commands the human scale in his photography by setting up a virtual portrait studio during the opening reception. Strong verticals, whether people or objects, combine with the horizontal moods of landscape in the work of all of these photographers. This is the second show at Pocket Utopia for both Hairabedian and Graves, and we our proud to introduce Abiol.
There will be a salon discussion on Tuesday, July 2nd at 6:00 p.m. where the artists will be present to discuss their photos, their process and their inspirations. Libations served. This discussion is a part of Austin Thomas’s salon series titled, “Excuse me, you have art in your teeth.”
Pocket Utopia is an away-from center, off-center, exhibition, salon and social space run by artist Austin Thomas.