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Martin Gurfein, Two Times

Hogar Collection
362 Grand Street, 718-388-5022
October 13 - December 4, 2005
Reception: Saturday, October 15, 6 - 9 PM
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In his first New York solo exhibition, Two Times, Argentinean-born, Brazilian-based photographer Martin Gurfein will present new works that investigate the many “inner landscapes” of New York City’s sceneries, including its architecture, cultural icons, elevator numbers, doors and others. In a style that reminisces of grid systems and kaleidoscopes, the images employ a use of repetition that generates new perspectives onto his subjects. The photos reflect on the perception of our memory of objects, where the image sources arrive from the most familiar of everyday imagery and the repetitious patterns create compositions that from close examination are parts of recognizable familiar objects. From afar they become abstracted compositions that turn in and out, undulating and giving the perception of depth and volume. At times they seem to twist and turn, giving the feeling as they are film reel gone awry. In many instances the images repeated are exactly the same, creating a sense of layering that subtly points the reference, at the same time, to and away from the thing.
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