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Review: Tabitha Soren at Kopeikin Gallery

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013

Through May 18, 2013

Born into a military family and virtually growing up around the globe, Tabitha Soren used photography to remember the details of her life in the places she called home. An avid image-maker Soren spent much of her childhood afternoons taking and categorizing her snapshots. She would go onto study Journalism and Politics at New york University and later develop a career in television news. When 30 frames a second became something she wanted to slow down Soren went back to study photography at stanford University. She has since neen published in the New York Times Magazine, Canteen, Vanity Fair, and New York, among others. This is Soren's first solo-exhibition at Kopeikin Gallery.


Soren's Running series engages figures caught in moments of fear.

The rush of adrenalyne courses through our veins as we see figures in flight reaction. What we don't see is what they are fleeing from; this end of the narative unanswered we are left held in a moment of panic. One would think we too would hope to escape the scene, but once locked into these charged moments we want only to linger. Weather we want to discover the source of the fear through invention or simply feel the surge of energy emitted we are caught in the moment. It is clear that Soren has spent some time considering different scenarios- some subjects flee on sidewalks or down alleyways, others hop fences, wander highways, emerge soaked from a riverbed, or are first over a ridge. There is a theatrical nature to the work that is hard to ignore. We do want answers, and to satisfy this intense desire for rational find that different situations rise easily that could answer the questions of why, what, and who.

For more information on this exhibition, please visit Kopeikin Gallery

Review and interview with the artist in Le Journal de la photographie

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