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About Time: Contemporary Photographs    Jun 3 - Jul 16, 2010

Sections of Time (Hoctún)
Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez
Sections of Time (Hoctún), 1995
Sections of Time (Hoctún)
Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez
Sections of Time (Hoctún), 1997
Sections of Time (Hoctún)
Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez
Sections of Time (Hoctún), 1997
Chris Becker
Spiral Jetty
Gianfranco Gorgoni
Spiral Jetty, 1970-1986
Toes in the Riviera #2
Tanja Alexia Hollander
Toes in the Riviera #2, 2009
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About Time
Contemporary Photographs

June 3rd through July 16th

Jim Kempner Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs, About Time, which will include work by Eduardo del Valle & Mirta Gòmez, Gianfranco Gorgoni, Steve Giovinco, Tanja Alexia Hollander and Chris Becker.

The dates of the exhibition are June 3 through July 16. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Thursday, June 3 from 6-8.

Taken over a period of three years from the exact same location, Eduardo del Valle & Mirta Gòmez’s Sections of Time (Hoctun) shows the subtle permutations of a man-made indigenous home on the Yucatan peninsula with the kind of directness found in snapshots. Sections of Time (Hoctun) was included in the inaugural photography exhibition at MOMA when the museum reopened in 2004.

Gianfranco Gorgoni’s black and white photographs document the construction of Robert Smithson’s monumental earthwork, Spiral Jetty made over a period of six days in April 1970. Gorgoni returned to Roel Bay of Salt Lake in 2005 and recorded the changes that occurred over 40 years, this time, in color. The documentation of the earthwork is exceedingly important as the work has been altered and transformed by natural elements working against the composition over time.

In Steve Giovinco’s new series of autobiographical images, On the Edge of Somewhere, he partially re-enacts candid, everyday intimate moments, between a couple using himself and his wife. He selects several variations of photographs that were taken moments apart—as if they were film stills of an unfolding drama—and combines them together to create a powerful narrative.

While on residency in France, Tanja Alexia Hollander captured these time-lapse underwater pictures. Wading into the softly lapping water of the Riveria, they represent just a couple of seconds of the light changing as it hit the water.

Chris Becker employs a technique called light painting, in which light sources are projected onto or “painted” in selective areas during the camera exposure. No post-production computer manipulation occurs and exposures can range from twenty seconds to the entire evening (six or more hours).

For further information or visuals, please contact Dru Arstark

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