In the Sky Above

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title: In the Sky Above
year: 2002
series: n/a
Body of Work: “For Instance Tomorrow”
medium: Epson 2000P print under plexiglass in white wood frame.
size: 12 3/4”h x 17”w
edition size: 2 / 2AP
collections: TBD Taka has 1
availability:  1 and 2 AP

artist brief:

“In the Sky Above” depicts the common sight of a helicopter patrolling the sky’s of  Los Angeles.  In this case, the helicopter is visually as much in the flat expanse of sky as it is on (above) it.

Regarding the body of work:

“For Instance Tomorrow” brings to mind a specificity, and a simultaneous deferring.  The photographs look at quotidian subjects: a wall socket/plug, a helicopter overhead, a domestic cat on a field of grass, a friend’s face… But awkward perspective, distracting detail, nuance light, and in one case subtle alteration allow the images to appear at once ordinarily pleasant and subtly unnatural or unsettling. Here, the simple subjects take on an almost inadvertent complexity, exemplifying an ongoing interest in how vision can resist clarity, even when one is looking at ordinary things.

Kevin Hanley All rights reserved.  Reproduction by permission of artist only.