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Ingenious Methodology

293 Grand Street, 718-218-8939
February 12 - March 9, 2009
Reception: Friday, February 13, 6 - 9 PM
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Group Photography Show featuring: Marita Contreras, Michel Demanche, Gina Fuentes Walker, Alex Harsley, Chuck Kelton, Gerald Mocarsky, James Serkoch, Leslie Sheryll, Weiner Reidmann, Wanda Taylor Remington, Shelton Walsmith, and O Zhang

Brooklyn, New York, Ch’i Contemporary Fine Art is delighted to present Ingenious Methodology, a group show exploring traditional and non-traditional forms of black and white and color photography using various media to express the photographic image.

The graphic corpo real images in Marita Contreras One Nation Under God series represent of the losses of freedom by the US government over the last few years resulting from the fear of terrorism. A native of Lima, Peru, Marita now lives and works in Florida. In her Shirley Shack series, Michel Demanche documents the natural relics left in the face of urbanization. Her manipulation of traditional black and white gelatin prints evokes the abandonment felt in these places. Gina Fuentes Walker’s photographic installations of organic images on clear glass respond to the surrounding light by capturing its resonance onto the contours of her objects. Owner of the 4th Street Photo Gallery in the Lower East Side, Alex Harsley has been exhibiting his black and white photographs of New York City dwellers for over 30 years. Referred to by some as feuillags ime, Chuck Kelton’s photograms bring out the sculptural quality of photography. While, Gerald Mocarsky’s intimate portraits of women putting on make-up in his War Paint series pay homage to the natural beauty inherent in the process of aging. Moreover, in her photographs of mementos and other ephemera Wanda Taylor Remington recalls associations between the viewer and childhood narratives. Whereas Weiner Reidmann’s psychological approach to photography manifests itself into portraits of the psyche. In his Floater series, James Serkoch depicts family graves on the Eastern shore of Maryland illustrating the trompe l’oeil of natural settings. Moreover, a reverence of flora forms is poetically captured by Leslie Sheryll’s black and white images. The close up images of objects by Shelton Walsmith bear a resemblance to abstract barren landscapes. And in her color photographs O Zhang addresses the current socio-cultural climate between China – US relations.
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