I'M (AT WAR) IN LOVE WITH THE OBVIOUs
The Address is pleased to present its first photographic group show exhibition in Brescia at its recently opened gallery in Via Trieste.
Following the four artists among their exhibitions and awards in different countries and cities like the U.S.A, Shanghai, Jerusalem and Kiev, their group presentation will feature a wide selection of works that respond to their surroundings and their background research. Including many photographies not publicly shown before, the exhibition will juxtapose poetic pictures of Lin Zhipeng’s friendship and affections, the mystical and also tangible shots of C.Y. Frankel; it will moreover exhibit the shadows and lights encapsulating the worldliness of David Denil, the artificial nature of Professor Barry Stone.
Along very different approaches to the medium, drenched by moral and social aspects, the four artists offer a poignant reminder of how we can accept, through our society, completely varied meanings of the term obvious. Starting from William Eggleston’s quote “I’m at war with the obvious”, the artists find themselves engaged in a sort of struggle between love and fight with the surrounding normality and with its more evident aspects, and thereby they tickle the thoughts and senses of the spectator through a soggy contamination of familiarity, sublime eroticism and subtle mysticism. Spread across the two floors of the gallery, the exhibition presents photographs of various sizes. On the ground floor, a big picture shows two girls on a bed; together they reveal a playful intimate innocence and, looking intensely at the photo, we can feel the vibrations and the thermal energies of Lin’s world. Seen together, the works engage the viewer as an active part of the dialogue and evoke an experience of relatedness that is rooted in the process of looking. If you dwell to observe more carefully, different and intricate particular perspectives, among concealed relationships, begin to emanate. On a path with neither a real beginning nor an end, where the associations among colours, objects, sensations and emotions become private, the notion of obviousness starts cracking but rises later to a level of veiled wonder and a new and unexpected light.