Art Out: Jose Picayo - 25 Years of Polaroids
Images by Yanika Anukulpun
The Robin Rice Gallery is pleased to announce, 25 Years of Polaroids, a new exhibit by Jose Picayo.
In this exhibition, Picayo seeks to revive the concept of unadulterated beauty captured as a single moment in time. An unapologetic user of film, Picayo prides himself on his avoidance of digital processing for personal work. When asked why it remains his preferred medium, Picayo answers, “Digital is so overpoweringly real; photography is more magical to me.” For Picayo, Polaroid film is a medium where he can capture something as is – a moment in time. Just to hold the photograph in his hands is enough.
25 Years of Polaroids showcases Picayo's most iconic work. This exhibit includes personal photographs of Cuba from 1994, Polaroid image transfers showcasing his impressive use of visual texture and his eye for fashion. Also included are his Atget-esque tree portraits from a New Jersey public arboretum in 2012. Additionally, a selection of 8” x 10” Polaroids from Mugshots 2008, will be included, exploring how a person's soul can be captured in what appear to be basic photographs. The main questions at the heart of Picayo's photography stem from the mystery of human perception and the precious things that are lost to time.
Robin Rice Gallery
November 7th, 2018 - January 9th, 2019
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12 PM - 7 PM
325 West 11th Street, New York, NY 10014
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