Friday, November 05, 2010

Elena Volkova, Proofs / Renee Van Der Stelt, Recordings

Elena Volkova, Proofs
Renee Van Der Stelt, Recordings

November 6 - December 4, 2010
opening reception on Saturday, November 6th, from 7-9pm. 

Hamiltonian Gallery presents a new exhibition in two parts: Elena Volkova, Proofs; and Renee Van Der Stelt, Recordings. Both artists employ site-specificity in their practices by utilizing a given environment to shape the outcome of their work. By analyzing the nature of perception, Volkova has shown light on the viewer while Van Der Stelt has given us beautiful images of nature that illicit a poetic sense of time and space.

With her new series titled "Proofs," Elena Volkova has illustrated the act of perceiving through site-specific photographic installations.  In these installations, Volkova has placed us somewhere in-between the physical space of the art gallery and our own perceived vision of space by drawing attention to "liminal space", or space in a state of becoming. Through these skewed visions of the banal, Volkova gives us the opportunity to refresh our vision of that which we don't see, that which is right in front of our eyes.

Renee Van Der Stelt has developed what she calls "Recordings" or site drawings by capturing the physical fugitive traces in the landscape such as rotting bark, rain and wind.  Van Der Stelt has created an index of her natural landscape by using various elements within that environment as implements for drawing. Evidence of pollen, grass, trees, and algae can be found on her paper, leaving behind analog representations of ephemeral instances.

Hamiltonian Artists | 1353 u street, nw | suite 101 | washington | DC | 20009

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