DATE: March 27, 2011
Conversation: Saturday, April 16, 2011
Held in conjunction with exhibition:
Exhibition Dates: April 8 - June 16, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, April 15, 2011, 5-7pm
The three photographers included in this
exhibition shows times past. While each captures a different place and
time, a thread of a nostalgia connects the pieces making them belong to
Croation- born Stanko Abadžic offers new images from Berlin, Paris
and Croatia. The irony and humor of his works is held down by his
equally well balanced sense of geometry. The self-taught artist was
dislocated during the Croation War of Independence in 1991. Abadžic
lived in Germany then Prague where he refined his vision and style.
Jacko Vssilev's images transport the viewer and pull on emotion. Works
made durring the communist regime in Bulgaria from the late 1970's to
the early 1990's were for a time hidden away, for fear of destruction.
The "negative light" cast on the regime of the time caused the artist to
stow prints and negatives away. The daily life of rural Bulgarians are
memorable, painful, and seem to be from a time much longer past.
Today, they shine with a sense of power, beauty, honor, and strength
that Vssiley claims today's generations lack.
Legendary 20'th century photographer, Manuel Carrillo's work rounds out
the show. Many acquired images will be seen for the first time. Works
made between 1950 and 1970 capture daily life of laborers, fisherman,
farmers, and children in central and costal regions of Mexico. The
aesthetic and political structures borrowed from American counterparts,
Weston, Steichen, and strand is evident in his works.
For more on the exhibition and artis't talk visit Verve Gallery of Photography.