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11 June–27 August 2011
Curated by: Jonathan Middleton
Rachelle Sawatsky, Mixed Pictures, exhibition at Or Gallery, 2011.
Or Gallery Berlin presents two new exhibitions opening June 10, both of which employ subtle alterations and superimpositions to work against a simple understanding of the picture.
Rachelle Sawatsky’s Mixed Pictures is part of the artist’s recent series of works employing 35mm slides, most of which have been acquired second-hand via online sales and other sources. Using the simple tools of a hole-punch, matting tape and doubled projections, Sawatsky produces a series of antagonisms in the images; at times painterly, other times only barely perceptual. In one instance, a series of amateur photographs taken aboard a U.S. naval ship is contaminated by a tiny green shape superimposed over each of the slides. Through the course of the photographs, this small blemish in the image transitions from a minor distraction to a focus of the viewer’s attention, principally by remaining an unchanging element in the picture frame.
Rachelle Sawatsky is based in Vancouver, Canada.
In Kooperation mit der Botschaft von Kanada/In collaboration with the Embassy of Canada
Location:Or Gallery Berlin
June 10, 2011