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DOCUMENT is pleased to present Regular Colors, a solo exhibition of new work by Los Angeles based artist Owen Kydd.

In Regular Colors, three distinct works – what Kydd refers to as ‘durational photographs’ exist seamlessly on vertically mounted monitors. With photography and video now able to exist interchangeably by the flip of a switch on a camera, Kydd creates a hybrid investigation that composes both mediums simultaneously. By inhabiting the space between a photograph’s instantaneous moment and video’s time span, Kydd challenges the canons and expectations attributed to still and moving imagery.

Wandering not unlike a street photographer looking for the ‘decisive moment,’ Kydd collects his imagery around L.A., seeking tableaus that evoke a near stillness. A series of works in thirty- to forty-second durations, Blue Studies extends the life of a photograph beyond its canonical ‘decisive moment.’ Retail Composition, a looped video piece, compiles objects as a digital collage, allowing each element to exist with its own time signature. Windows and Walls, another series of works in short durations, force a distinction between the flatness of the screen and the illusion of representational time. Interrupted only by slight movements from light, wind, and exposure, these continuous compositions seem almost endless.

Owen Kydd (b. 1975, Canada) lives and works in Los Angeles. He holds a
Bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and a
Masters degree from UCLA. His works have been exhibited in solo
exhibitions at the Vancouver Art Gallery and Nicelle Beauchene Gallery
in New York, and in group exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Gallery
in Vancouver, the Surrey Art Gallery, and the Daegu Biennial in South
Korea.

As an exploration into the roots of the still image, his practice
consists of making durational photographs with video, using images
that are filmed from static camera angles and contain subtle evidence
of movement. His current body of work looks at retail environments
near his studio in Los Angeles.

Geraldo de Barros

Geraldo de Barros was born in São Paulo in 1923 and lived there until his death in 1998. He started his career as a traditional painter, but began an intense period of experimentation with the photographic medium in 1946, which culminated in his Fotoformas exhibition at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) in 1951. The exhibition was a watershed for Brazilian photography and led to de Barros receiving a scholarship to study engraving in Paris. While in Europe he travelled extensively, meeting influential artists and encountering key movements in art and design. He returned to Brazil and established a successful career as an artist and industrial designer. A key figure in Brazillian Concrete, Abstract and Pop art he was a founding member of many influential groups including Grupo 15, Galeria Rex, Grupo Ruptura. He established the design co-operative Unilabor and furniture company Hobjeto Industry. After a series of strokes de Barros began in 1996 to work on a series of collage works using his ‘leftover’ family photographs. Entitled Sobras, de Barros continued to work on the series until his death in 1998.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Sobras Series), 1996-1998, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 5

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Fotoformas Series), 1950, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 15

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Fotoformas Series), 1950, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 15

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Fotoformas Series), 1948, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 15

Geraldo de Barros, Untitled (from Fotoformas Series), 1950, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 15

Geraldo de Barros, Hommage à Picasso (from Fotoformas Series), 1949, Silver gelatin print, Edition of 15

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Owner
Aron Gent
aron@documentspace.com
Director
Sibylle Friche
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DOCUMENT is a commercial gallery located in Chicago that specializes in contemporary photography, film and media based art. The gallery has organized more than 30 solo exhibitions since its opening in 2011 and actively promotes the work of emerging national and international artists. Operating conjointly as a professional printmaking studio, DOCUMENT facilitates the production of works by artists from Chicago and the US. At this time we do not accept unsolicited submissions.