DATE: July 26, 2011
Through July 29
Argentinian photographer Alejandro Chaskielberg
makes his US debut at Milo Gallery with works that are both direct and
fantastic. Chaskielberg has lived and worked in the Paraná River Delta
region in Argentina on and off for four years and has taken influence
from the relationship between the people and their environment.
The large scale images are dynamic and edge on dream-like. The artist
observes his subjects, fishermen, farmers, loggers, and hunters among
them, at work in daylight, but returns to photograph them under the
cover of night. Using strobes, flashlights, lanterns, even ambient
moonlight to illuminate the scenes, the figures and landscape appear
charged. Bursting with power, brawn, and bravery the workers are
heroicized. The settings too appear supernatural. Training in
cinematography has been an obvious and interesting influence on the
photographic work of this promising artist.
For more on the exhibition please visit the Yossi Milo Gallery.
New Yorker Review.