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"Out of Focus: A film based exhibition"
2000-11-04 until 2000-12-04
USA United States of America
Detroit Contemporary presents Out of Focus, a film based exhibition
including installations, film projection, painting, photography and sound.
The exhibition features the works of Detroit area artists Mitch Cope with
constructions of painting and photography on wood, Nicola Kuperus exhibiting
fashion-based photography, Linda Soberman with an installation and Edward P.
Foley with photographs and film projection.
The Artists/The Work
Inspired by solitude, time and decay, Mitch Cope's wood pieces, exhibited in
the first floor gallery, are reflective microcosms of Detroit's landscape.
Cope's constructions emphasize texture, color and architectural proportion,
within a quiet and meditative environment.
Exhibiting in the second floor gallery Nicola Kuperus blurs the line between
fashion photography and fine art. Kuperus' images include a sense of
mystery with her models cropped in stiff and awkward positions.
Linda Soberman's installation in the brick room gallery references post war
Poland and the aftermath of the Jewish holocaust. The installation consists
of photo transfers of faces on windows that suspend with a door from the
ceiling creating a ghostly presence.
Edward P Foley examines ordinary time based events in nature with a film and
audio installation. Set in the coasts of the Great Lakes as well as the
Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States the film documents changes
that take place over a long period of time. Using time-lapse photography to
compress the cycle of tide change, Foley attempts to inform the viewer of
the dramatic impact tides have on coastal regions.