Nicholas Robinson Gallery is pleased to present 'The Interrupted Image'
Nicholas Robinson Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition, The Interrupted Image. Curated by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath of Art Reoriented, the exhibition features five artists living and working in different cities throughout the world, including Berlin, Lahore, Vienna and New York. The result is a diversified portrait of contemporary art premised upon the challenge posed by the fragmentation of visual perception.
Wafaa Bilal transforms celebrated master works into reciprocal video installations. Using Edouard Manet's painting, A Bar at the Folies Bergere, Bilal harnesses new media technology to introduce an interactive version of the work, endeavoring to resolve the work's meaning, and/or develop the psychological ambiguities inherent in Manet's original painting - elements of human perception and interaction that have been debated since the work's completion in the late nineteenth century.
Birgit Graschopf's large-scale photographic prints transform people in cafés and malls into a plethora of color spots scattered on apparent blank surfaces. Graschopf's simultaneously panoramic and birds-eye views take on a microscopic quality, toying with the viewer's perception of space and distance.
Bob Knox remodels photographic images of domestic interiors into large-scale paintings, continuously reconstructing the geometry of space within these intimate locales. Knox's paintings range from brightly colored to semi-abstract and flirt with the concept of reality while maintaining strong ties to conventional realism.
Rashid Rana composes images of veiled women and Persian carpets, using clippings of pornography and photographs from slaughterhouses respectively. Through the juxtaposition of traditionally conservative motifs and explicit, disturbing images, Rana's work challenges viewers' awareness of these common depictions within Middle Eastern Art.
Steve Sabellaʼs psychedelic collages are constructed from photos taken daily, documenting his state of mind while living in exile. Sabella's abstractions expand his physical displacement to the mental and psychological by repeating a familiar image hundreds or thousands of times.
The Interrupted Image brings together a selection of painting, photography and video that comments on the act of perception and the role an artist can play in challenging one's preconceived notions of viewing. Alternately political, sociological, anthropological and art-historical in reference, the works in The Interrupted Image render the familiar ambiguous, the mundane enticing, and what would be otherwise unnoticeable remarkable upon closer scrutiny.
Please contact the gallery for further information: 212.560.9075 / email@example.com
Art Reoriented was founded by Till Fellrath and Sam Bardaouil in 2009 and is a curatorial practice specializing in contemporary art from the Middle East with the mission to instigate a constructive cultural discourse through creating innovative multidisciplinary exhibitions and public programs away from the cultural labels permeating much of contemporary art practice.