Chelsea Gallery Walk Part II
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Chelsea Art Walk: Part II
If you're in NYC this weekend with all the pesky tourists, there are two gallery shows that are closing on June 17th which are well worth checking out.
Barbara Pollack of TimeOut NYC Magazine described the show as "Divine and decadent."
That description is right on target.
In this show, Wangechi's large multi colored magazine/photo collages on mylar visually reminded me very much of some of the work by Fred Tomaseli. But with much more of a direct feminine pictorial narrative. These collages were all very powerful, you can see why her work is being shown by the same gallery which reps Kara Walker. It's not to be missed.
I wasn't as fond of the other works in the show, which included a large scale "wall project", several postcards presented in glass cabinets, and two large scale dripping sculptures located in the back room.
(Note: this first photo is one I took from the new show.. I didn't get the collage name)
Here's a review by Carly Berwick that was posted on Bloomberg News.
The second show is by German master model builder and photographer Oliver Boberg at DCKT Contemporary.
Oliver Boberg, his urban photos are almost too perfect to believe they are actually model recreations. Your eyes just can't help but scan the images for possible flaws. I'll bet you'll find few if any hints that these were studio created. Many of the best images from his 2004 book "Oliver Boberg" are featured in this show.
Even more impressive are the films, Nacht-Orte/Night Series, video projections, complete with full sound. I've included my 2 favorites film stills, Forest (photo #2), and Bridge, (photo #3) So, be sure to have Kenny or Dennis take you into their dark
backroom upstairs gallery to see these. They are so real, you'll even feel a slight chill from watching the snow falling on the bridge at night.
Also, The new and improved DCKT Contemporary website has the Boberg Video's (media file's) posted to view online.. but go see the real thing.. they will amaze you!
Both shows are only on view till Sat June 17th....so it's your last chance to catch them!