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Conversation with the Artist: Jacko Vassilev at VERVE Gallery of Photography

Posted By Administration, Sunday, March 27, 2011
Updated: Monday, December 30, 2013
DATE: March 27, 2011

Conversation: Saturday, April 16, 2011
2:00 pm

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 each other.

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.

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