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Not Yet Utopic


Pocket Utopia
1037 Flushing Avenue, 917-400-3869
July 6 - August 17, 2007
Reception: Friday, July 6, 6 - 10 PM
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A group exhibition of six photographers

Eric Hairabedian Dana Gentile Terry Girard Kristopher Graves Jersey Walz Tricia Zigmund

Pocket Utopia is pleased to present 6 brave photographers who courageously make a space within a raw and demolished storefront. Where some gallery’s present shows in recently renovated yet not quite finished interiors, Pocket Utopia is simply sweeping aside the debris and putting up work.

Eric Hairabedian theatrical color photographs, are carefully posed and Dana Gentile’s site-specific collages, personable and composed, creatively and delicately cover the raw space. Terry Girard’s Polaroids explore aspects of undefined and uncomfortable places. Kristopher Graves’ disarmingly descriptive images of solitary adventures reference nature but are not about the natural environment and Jersey Walz’s black and white photographs glisten with sausages and other beautiful arrangements in light and space. Working in color, Tricia Zigmund hangs images created during the shooting of a film, along with other provocations and transgressions.

What’s inherent in all the work presented in this demolished space is that the show becomes a sculpture. Photographic imagery, portrait or collage, expands from the actual picture and floats off into the space, just for a moment, before renovation and change occur and the next image is captured.

Pocket Utopia is an away-from center, off-center, exhibition, salon and social space run by artist Austin Thomas. Pocket Utopia will officially open in September 2007 with an exhibition of Pierogi’s Flatfile.
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