Long-Sharp Gallery (LSG) is pleased to present Claire Seidl: Exposures opening at their New York Project Space; the exhibit will be on view from May 21 through July 29, 2016. The Project Space (24 West 57th St., Suite 606) is open Thursday – Friday 11AM-6PM and Saturday from 11AM-5PM.
The exhibition, curated by Fran Kaufman, will focus on Seidl’s black and white photographs, which are, in the artist’s words “deeply rooted in the real world and filled with the specifics of people, place and natural phenomena.” Many of her black and white images are taken at night, both indoors and in nature, when our ability to see clearly may be limited but the open gaze of the camera dispassionately records it all. She often uses long exposures which capture the small, even insignificant or sporadic movements of a person, a shaft of light, or slow-moving waves on a lake, revealing a visible record of time passing, of memory enhanced. Seidl maintains dual and equally intense practices in painting and photography, essentially exploring the same formal concerns, creating work in both mediums that draws us into her world, encouraging contemplation and challenging our perception of the often thin line between reality and abstracted memory.
Claire Seidl is based in New York City and Rangeley, Maine. Her work is regularly exhibited in the US and abroad, most recently in the acclaimed survey show The Onward of Art, curated by Karen Wilkin. Seidl has exhibited work at the Aldrich Museum; Portland Museum of Art; Center for Maine Contemporary Art; The University of Maine Museum of Art; The Noyes Museum, NJ; McNay Art Museum, Austin, TX; Novosibirsk State Art Museum; Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Russian Museum of Photography in Novgorod among many others. Her work is in numerous public, corporate and private collections, and has been consistently well reviewed in The New York Times, New York Observer, Brooklyn Rail, The Portland Press Herald, The New Criterion, Art in America and ARTnews. Seidl is a member of American Abstract Artists.
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