July 13, 2013

Life Imitating Art Imitating Life at Adjacent To Life

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Tinsquo's curatorial project, Adjacent To Life, presents Life Imitating Art Imitating Life: Photographs by Val Clark.

With Life Imitating Art Imitating Life East Village photographer Val Clark displays unmanipulated photographs of the physical environment that, seen through her lens, uncannily mirror the look and sensibility of legendary painters.

She describes the experience of encountering these serendipitous moments as a kind of “déjà vu harkening back to an iconic painting or signature style of a favorite artist. (Yet) all are literally what they seem to be as well – a slender moon casting a mystical glow upon a lone sapling in Tompkins Square Park; the late afternoon light on the brick of a New York City block in Greenwich Village that Hopper would have loved and painted…”

Val Clark’s work illustrates that, ultimately, a painting comes to fruition less on a canvas than in each viewer’s perception. To see is to paint.

The show resides at the Adjacent to Life pop-up gallery housed in Ninth Street Espresso (341 E. 10th Street at Ave B).

image: by Val Clark, Cheyenne Diner, 11” x 17” archival print.
Posted by Mark Roth at July 13, 2013 07:15 PM