NEW YORK, NY – Chelsea’s Agora Gallery will feature the original work of Artur Golacki in Chelsea International Photography Competition . The exhibition opens January 27, 2019 and runs through February 7, 2019 with an opening reception on Thursday, February 1 from 6-8 pm.
Art Golacki’s photographs, installations, and assemblages question the perception of reality and the limits of imagination and intuition. The artist aims to reposition common subjects or environments, evoking a reflective state of contemplation in which habits of labeling and patterning degrade.
In Golacki’s enigmatic still lifes, man-made and organic objects are covered in black paint and arranged to mimic a classical memento mori. The process renders many objects unidentifiable, and thus visually equal, creating a primal, intuitive scene devoid of arbitrary learned judgments and categorical labels.
Andres Marcolla | Eduard Korniyenko | David Bartlett | Misha De-Stroyev | Alain Licari | Niki Polyocan | Steve Sumpton | Loïc Vendrame | ANTONIO PRIVITERA | Anca Moanta | Jeremy Damato | Gustavo Mittelmann | Eli Matityahu | Vincent Chahley | Artur Golacki | SIDNEY COSTA GASPAR | HaleLee Seoyeon | Laura Pannack | Steffen Tuck | Cecilia Manzanares Vargas | Stephanus Meyer | Michela Carmazzi | Alina Fedorenko | Ivan Pushkin | Jacob Wallwork | Kévin Galop | Clay Jordan |Tibor Kércz
About the Exhibition
The Chelsea International Photography Competition
The Chelsea International Photography Competition exhibition features the diverse works of 28 professional and amateur photographers. The works on view were selected by a distinguished panel of jurors and convey the astonishing breadth and global nature of the photographic medium. Through expressive portraits, still lifes, and conceptual works, the exhibition conveys a unique perspective on the tradition of photography and how the medium conveys ideas, creates fictions, or captures attitudes.