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Issue No. 18 - Humanity

Abelardo Morell: Some Recent Pictures at Edwynn Houk Gallery

 
Image Above: Camera Obscura: Late Afternoon View of the East Side of Midtown Manhattan, 2014 ©Abelardo Morell/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery
 
 

Edwynn Houk Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new work by Abelardo Morell (American, b. Havana, 1948). Following his inaugural exhibition in 2013 with Galerie Edwynn Houk in Zurich, this show marks the artist’s first exhibition at Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York. The sixteen large-scale photographs on view will highlight the scope of Morell’s most recent subjects and his continued experiments with perception. Untitled-2

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Reveling in the expectations of the photographic process, Morell’s work is charged with discoveries concerning optics, aperture, exposure, and most notably, camera obscura. Since 1991, Morell has been using the camera obscura to effectively turn entire rooms into cameras: the outside world is transposed onto the interior, creating unexpected and often surreal imagery.

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Brown Bag with Staples, 2014 (Left); Paper Son, 2014 (Right) ©Abelardo Morell/Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery

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Photographs from the opening by Lena Vassiliou

 

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