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Conversation with the Artist Marta Soul at Kopeikin Gallery

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Updated: Friday, January 3, 2014

Saturday, August 18
3:00 - 5:00

In conjunction with her new book project, Idilios, Spanish photographer Marta Soul will hold a casual conversation at Kopeikin Gallery. The book title is a lyrical word for "romances" in Spanish and is fitting for the imagery she makes. In a range of idyllic scenes Soul captures the intimate and romantic embrace between a man and woman. Locked by a kiss this moment signifies an immediate satisfaction, indulgence, connection. In every image we see the same woman with a different man. Hard to mistake for her red hair, the woman takes on personas to match her suitor and her situation: sporty in orang heels at a car dealership, elegant in pink at a sculpture museum, casual in a home under the arch of a garden gate. The pieces are as engaging and believable as amusing through the charade we know the female is playing on her suiters. Something resembling an advertising campaign begins to emerge along with an ephemeral quality. The moment of indulgence, the moment of the kiss is attached to pleasure and satisfaction that is fleeting. There is something for everyone, and this something, besides love, is a range of different values. The men and the scenes represent the variable, the redhead desire itself.

More of the artist's works available for view at the Kopeikin Gallery

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