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Artist's Opening Reception: Tim Parchikov at Priska Pasquer

Posted By Administration, Friday, June 13, 2014
Fast-Moving Tides

Exhibition Dates:  June 14 - August 23, 2014

Artist's Opening Reception:
Friday, June 13
6:00 - 9:00 pm

The work of Tim Parchikov is charged with suspense and drama; his frames pull us in to a pinnacle moment and leave us with more questions than answers about the frame with which we are presented.  This exhibition with Priska Pasquer draws on three bodies of work:  Burning News, Matchbox, and a series of landscapes from Iceland mixed with negative photographs of Moscow.  All of the work emits a sensation of shift, and indeed these images either directly or symbolically address unease at shifting tides within political and social systems.  Burning News is most direct- in this work figures stand in a winter landscape holding newspapers being consumed by flame.  They address the difficulty that human consciousness experiences with a steady flow of "hot news," and what happens figuratively when these issues reach a critical point.  The landscape acts as counterpoint- frozen and sleeping it speaks of hibernation and disconnect, but also symbolizes a period of ease that can pre-curse or follow moments of chaos and aggression.  Matchbox is a video work where our protagonist is blindfolded and forced to participate in a kind of Russian roulette, and becomes metaphor for how history circles and repeats.  The landscapes of Iceland and Moscow seem quiet by comparison, they are cool and mysterious, disconnected from drama but again, perhaps only sleeping. 

For more information on this exhibition, please visit Gallery Priska Pasquer 

Image Information:
Tim Parchikov  Untitled from the series "Burning News,"  2011
Courtesy of Priska Pasquer

Tags:  Priska Pasquer  Tim Parchikov 

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