Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Elijah Gowin: Into The Sun

Elijah Gowin: Into The Sun at Robert Mann Gallery in New York. "...n this series Gowin has transgressed one of the most basic guidelines of photography, and of the gift of sight more generally by looking directly into the sun. To look in this direction is to seek communion with its faraway, generative force. At the same time it is an act that courts blindness, as the capacity for vision potentially self-ignites under its own ambition, like Icarus's melted wings. The eternal light source is that which enlivens our world generally, and which enables photography's particular art. Gowin's images reach towards the transformative and the transcendental."


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