Inagural Exhibition & Artist's Reception
Max de Esteban: Heads Will Roll
Exhibition Dates: September 12 - October 30, 2015
Saturday, September 12
6:00 - 8:00 om
Klompching Gallery celebrates the opening of their new street-level space in Dumbo, Brooklyn with an exhibition of work by Max de Esteban. The Gallery was established in 2007 and specializes in critical cutting-edge contemporary photography by a roster of established artists who's work "demonstrates creative integrity and intent, originality, narrative and aesthetic challenges, and the highest level of craftsmanship" (Klompching press release).
Max de Esteban's Heads Will Roll draws on source material from the multiple steams of imagery we are bombarded with daily, including images of "war, violence, and disasters" (Klompching press release). Max de Esteban nods to a tradition of photomontage, and brings the approach into a contemporary realm. His work draws us in like a moth to the flame; it is visually seductive and enticing. The more we look, the more we see. Frames are super-saturated by color and content; they are beautiful but dangerously revelatory, for they underline the frenzied nature of image-streams and the state of mind they establish, often one of looming danger. In Heads Will Roll layers of many images come together to compose the works; the artist also uses geometric grounds to add dimension, disruption, and connection to the source images. Together the work establishes a chaotic sense of order; we can pick through the images and selectively engage the whole and the parts they present. The exhibition is accompanied by a monograph by the same name, Heads Will Roll; it contains essays by curator Carles Guerra and author Bill Kouwenhooven.
For more information on the Gallery, the Artist and his work, please visit Klompching Gallery
Klompching Gallery Press Release
Max de Esteban A Technological Construct of Totality (2013)
Courtesy of Klompching Gallery