until 04.10. | #2544ARTatBerlin | Galerie Minimal currently presents the solo exhibition The Deconstructed Self with photographs by the artist Natalie Christensen.
The Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts named Natalie Christensen one of the „Ten Photographers to Watch“. After exhibitions in London, New York and Los Angeles, the American photographer and psychotherapist presents her work „The Deconstructed Self“ for the first time in Berlin.
Natalie Christensen finds her motifs in the banal scenes of the periphery of the American Southwest. Fascinated by the unmistakable light and crystal clear air, she composes photographs of suburban everyday life whose symbolism penetrates deeply into the subconscious, evoking stories that are often disturbing, sometimes amusing but always present.
Speaking on The Deconstructed Self, Christensen states:
“In 2014 I moved from the state of Kentucky to Santa Fe, New Mexico leaving my lifelong home and my 25-year career as a psychotherapist behind. While it was an exciting moment it was also a time of questioning and reflection.
Like many artists who have come to New Mexico, I was immediately drawn to the distinctive Southwestern light. The beauty of the natural environment is evident to most people; however, my interest was to explore the more banal peripheral landscapes that often go unnoticed by the casual observer. I began by photographing color fields and geometric shapes. I was interested in the way light and shadow could spark complex narratives, and I quickly became aware that these isolated moments in the suburban landscape were rich with metaphor. Closed and open doors, empty parking lots and forgotten swimming pools drew me to a scene; yet it was my reactions to these objects and spaces that elicited interpretation and projection.
As a psychotherapist, I learned the art of asking the question – in many ways these photographs are an extension of that work. The symbols and spaces in my images are an invitation to explore a rich world that is concealed from consciousness. And the scenes are an enticement to contemplate narratives that have no remarkable life or history yet tap into something deeply familiar to our experience; often disturbing, sometimes amusing…unquestionably present.”
Guided Tours in August
Date: Friday 09. & 23. August 2019
Time: each 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Guided Tours in September
Date: Friday 06. & 20. September
Time: each 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Date: Friday 04. Oktober 2019
Time: 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Personal tours any time on request.
Vernissage: Friday, 3. August 2019, 6:00 – 10:00 pm
Ausstellungsdaten: each Friday 09 & 23 August 2019, Friday 06 & 20 September 2019, with guided tour (see accompanying programme)
Finissage: Friday, 4. October 2019, 6:00 – 10:00 pmZur Galerie Minimal
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