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New York Nature: Photographic Composites by Daniel Root at NYU Kimmel Galleries through June 12th

April 9, 2014

The Spiritual Life Galleries, in part with Kimmel Galleries of New York University are pleased to present New York Nature: Photographic Composites by Daniel Root. This exhibition includes photographic works that contemplate the landscape of New York. Included in the exhibition are 8 large-scale composites and 6 smaller details of these works.

NEW YORK NATURE is on view at New York University’s Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 528 Thompson Street, 4th Floor, and runs through June 12th, 2014.  [Subways A, C, E, B, D, F, M to West 4th Street; 6 line to Astor Place; R train to 8th Street]. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Influenced by, and evoking Ray Metzker’s composites, Root’s photographic arrangements find a satisfying wholeness at a distance; with closer regard the wondrous everyday ornaments of our world are revealed.

Root first photographs details of greenery throughout NYC, and upstate New York, before methodically assembling them into beautifully intricate mosaics reminiscent of the rich imagery found in Persian and Turkish rugs; a myriad of controlled repetitive patterns that play on the density and space of his images, creating a kaleidoscope of convergences and intricacies. The resulting composites convey a lace-like mosaic of rich, subtle colors, whose impact on the viewer is at once powerful and introspective.

Root builds variegated, yet disciplined patterns comprised of a grid of 12 photographs, 3 across and 4 down, which are repeated and reversed, creating beautiful tapestries that meditate on concepts nature with regard to an understanding of the organic building blocks which comprise our universe. In using an almost abstracted image of organic forms to create structured patterns, Root’s work reveals the complex beauty of nature within our urban landscape.

Curated by Pamela Jean Tinnen.


About the Spiritual Life Galleries and Kimmel Galleries:
Established in 2003, Kimmel Galleries are dedicated to providing visually dynamic and thought provoking exhibitions. They are free and open to the public. For more information, or a tour of the gallery please contact the Curator, Pam Jean Tinnen, at 212 298 4950, or pam.tinnen@nyu.edu.

Past exhibitions include: HOUSE: HOME; Field Season: records, wandering perspectives, side notes, a selection of photographs from Abydos, by Greg Maka, Amanda Kirkpatrick and Gus Gusciora; Preconceived Notions; and Perspectives: A photography exhibit about traveling and living in our world; among others; DITTO: WORKS IN BLUE, Shira Toren, among others.
 

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