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"Cool Times: Works by Dan Asher, Nin Brudermann, Ko Kyong-Ho, Stuart Hawkins, Daniel Mirer, Dean Monogenis, Massimo Vitali and Wiebke Maria Wachmann."
2002-08-09 until 2002-08-31
Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
USA United States of America
The terrifying slickness of "Cool Times," an exhibition of eight rising international artists at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, rinses away the city grime but leaves the air crackling with electricity. Just like a massive cold front moving into the sultry city on a summer afternoon.
Dan Asher's photographic portraits of icebergs capture the beauty of these solemn white sentinels. Austrian Nin Brudermann also finds beauty in far-flung locales, but the subjects of her photos are sites of extreme human intervention. In a multimedia installation, Korean artist Ko Kyong-Ho distills a meditative moment into its most essential elements, while Stuart Hawkins, fresh from her solo exhibition at Priska C. Juschka Fine Art in May, presents photos from her "Rock, Scissors, Paper" series.
The empty corridors in Daniel Mirer's photographs capture the cold poetry of functional interiors, and Dean Monogenis employs similar fragments of modern alienation in his colorful gouaches. Italian Massimo Vitali's photographs, on the other hand, are jam-packed with people. As they swim and sun on Mediterranean beaches, these massive crowds seem oblivious to more than just the camera's presence. Finally, German artist Wiebke Maria Wachmann, who exhibited at Priska Juschka last winter, unveils a new series of photographs that document her launch of a glowing moon replica over the Berlin night sky.