Wednesday, February 4, 2009

David Haxton at Priska Juschka Fine Art

David Haxton

Color Photographs

January 15 - February 14, 2009

David Haxton
No. 629, Yellow from Behind and Yellow with Holes to Blue
C-print mounted on aluminum
65 x 68 in.
165.1 x 172.72 cm.

There is an intriguing show of new and vintage work by the artist David Haxton at Priska Juschka Fine Art. At first I thought the work might be in the vein of artists like Sara VanDerBeek at Damelio Terras, Sarah Conaway at Bellwether Gallery , or the Irish artist Liam O'Callaghan who all use sculpturally created space to make photographs which explore that space. The surprise came when I discovered that he has been doing it since the '80s. I found it to be an exciting show. I was engaged first by the art and then by the story. I found it to be a fine combination of color, scale, and space. Like the best work of this genre, the objects can only exist as photographs. The lighting and perspective collude to make the artist's view of the object the only one worth seeing. It's well worth a look and maybe not on the route of many photography lovers. Up through February 14th.

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