Thursday, May 14, 5:30-7:30PM
FOGO ISLAND GALLERY
May 14 – December 12, 2015
Fettgerust (detail), 2014. Colour print. Image courtesy the artist.
Edgar Leciejewski spent six months as an FIA artist-in-residence in 2014. Tones brings together new work stemming from his time on the island, including large-scale collages, photographs of natural elements, and precarious sculptures composed of objects found on the shore. Taken together the works in the exhibition are a collection and an archive of time shown in modern images, raising questions on how we contemplate ideas of nature.
The exhibition is curated by Alexandra McIntosh (Director of Programs and Exhibitions, Fogo Island Arts) and Nicolaus Schafhausen (Director, Kunsthalle Wien and Strategic Advisor, Fogo Island Arts).
Based in Leipzig, Edgar Leciejewski explores the various social and scientific uses of photography, employing an experimental, analytic approach to the medium by using various techniques and media. His work investigates such issues as the rhetoric of the photographic series, genre, composition, and the question of how much time can fit within a single photographic image. Leciejewski’s photographs are repositories of time that allow for a slowing down of the act of seeing. His work has been presented at Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Kunsthalle Wien, and Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig, among others.