Monday, June 10, 2013

Newsha Tavakolian “Look" @ Thomas Erben Gallery

People all sitting at tables in apartment buildings at dusk / night. The people stare blankly into the cinematic lighting, becoming uninteresting characters in an unformed drama with no beginning, end or context. It’s all too easy to set up a confining working practice, like portraits in similar spaces, and light them like movies, and hope they turn into something cinematic, but copying the aesthetics of cinema doesn’t overcome a lack of acting. At this point, shouldn’t Crewdson have taught us something?

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Thomas Erben (526 W 26th St. 4th Fl. Btw. 10th & 11th Aves.)


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