I HAVE A PLACE IN MIND APRIL 5 - 28, 2013
IHGallery and Curator Michael Hanchett Hanson join forces to present the photographic works of Nina Katchadourian, Bobby Davidson and Michel Alhadeff-Jones and video by Mr. Alhadeff-Jones. In this show the artists explore conceptual transformations of place. Nina Katchadourian remakes physical road maps into metaphors of place. Spain becomes a bull's head and Austria, the heart of Europe. Bobby Davidson's work shows two different relations of thought to place. Inspired by a passage from Don Delillo’s Falling Man, Mr. Davidson completely fabricates images digitally that powerfully evoke the real New York City on 9/11. In a second series he uses images of actual water to represent imagination in the movement from consciousness to sleep. Michel Alhadeff-Jones’ work as a social theorist informs his artistic exploration of rhythms. His videos and photographs capture dances of life: corporeal rhythms that occur even as our minds are elsewhere.
Keiko Sono is featured in the gallery windows. Ms. Sono holds delicate paper over a burning candle just long enough, and far enough away enough, to collect the carbon given off by the flame. Repeating these marks in a pattern she creates visually bold, but extremely fragile drawings, and because of the delicate nature of soot they can only be mad onsite, specifically to fit the gallery's large storefront windows.