reviews

  • Shelagh Alexander

    Ydessa Gallery

    Shelagh Alexander raids family albums and super-8 films for images to rephotograph in black and white. The kidnapped images are then shrunken, swollen, pruned, or otherwise rearranged and organized together in quite unpredictable ways. This exhibition consisted of six pairs of 50-by-40-inch black and white panels, oriented so that the three pairs labeled “part one” on one wall of the gallery faced the three designated “part two” on the opposite wall. The exhibit was meant’ to be viewed as if it were being read left to right, from the first photograph around to the twelfth; the story that evolved,

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