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Julian Goldstein and Kat Kohl, Composition of the Surrounding

AES Gallery
44-02 23rd Street, Ground Floor, 718-249-9359 / [email protected]
Long Island City
August 18 - September 5, 2009
Reception: Tuesday, August 18, 7 - 9 PM
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Photographer Julian Goldstein and sculptor Kat Kohl express a shared interest in interpreting their immediate surroundings through their works. Both employ light and shadow forms through different mediums while introducing the viewer to their fresh understanding of the world.

Concentrating on the use of 35mm film, Julian Goldstein presents to the public the surroundings of his New York. His photographs have a dynamic range that reach from the streets all the way to the personal interactions we have on and off them. While presenting New York’s grittiness, he aims to show the viewer the city in a whole new light.

Kat Kohl explores the shaping of light and shadow through the use of architectonic forms. As morning slowly turns to dusk, the viewer witnesses the gradual transformation of the sculpture over the course of a day, and again in the evening as artificial light progressively illuminates the work. As shapes are reflected in the piece and as its shadows are distorted on the sculpture and its surroundings, the physical boundaries of the piece become blurred.

This exhibition is curated by Repetti Gallery.


Born in New York in 1985, Julian Goldstein was raised on the Upper West Side, and currently resides in Harlem. Having attended Fashion Institute of Technology for photography, he began freelancing for several clothing companies, musicians, and editorial clients but he prefers to concentrate on shooting New York’s street life on a day-by-day basis.

Julian showcases his work through a photo-based newsfeed which he updates routinely on his website ( His images have been published in numerous online venues including Gawker, Beautiful/Decay, Missbeahave, and FFFFound. Dedicated to popularizing the 35mm film format, Julian continues to document his life on his website.

Kat Kohl was born in northern New Jersey, and has lived in New York and Copenhagen. She recently graduated from Colgate University with a B.A. in Art & Art History. Kat has built designs both in the U.S. and abroad: a memorial commissioned in Hamilton, NY, and a playground structure in Denmark that won the A’mar Lillebane Team Design Competition. Her experiences in art and architecture are reflected in her sculptures where both disciplines converge.
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