Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery announces Frequency + Repetition, a new exhibition by Monika Bravo which explores spatial perception as personal experience.
Consisting of light encasements and custom-made video boxes, Frequency + Repetition, Bravo's third solo show in New York, will be on view from January 13 through February 26, 2005. An opening reception will be held on January 13, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Monika Bravo's recent work focuses on architecture and the urban environment, reflecting on the individual's ability to conjure memories of a particular place in time. Breaking with a long tradition of urban picture-making, Bravo abstracts her subjects and exploits alternative methods of presentation, printing images on translucent film mounted to opaque surfaces, displaying videos using light boxes and video projections.
Works on view include the six-part video installation Dozenfields (2003-2004), in which footage culled from the artist's travels confounds notions of space. Water and electrical stairways split and shift, creating fragments of space that contain time. In Raindrops and Corridor the passage of time is suggested by raindrops freezing in midair and trees casting shadows inside a virtual corridor. Amidst the musical backdrop of Memoryhouse, written by contemporary British composer Max Richter, the viewer is urged to confront her or his spatial and temporal memories.
At the core of Bravo's most recent photographic work, No_Name: Frequency + Repetition (2004) communicates her long-term interest in eastern philosophy and her experimentation with the structure of the I Ching. Inventive light encasements emit partial representations of hexagrams, saturated with light and color, offering a space for silent and contemplative meditation.
Born in 1964 in Columbia, Monika Bravo lives and works in Brooklyn. Her work was recently exhibited in Urbes Interiores, at the Museo de Arte Moderno in Bogota. Bravo has had a one-person exhibit at Site Sante Fe and recently participated in Arco 2004. In New York, her films have been screened in venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, Anthology Film Archives, the Brooklyn Museum, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Bravo was the recipient of a 2002 NYSCA Electronic Media & Film Award.
Background on the Gallery _Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is a new contemporary art gallery based in New York. Primarily dedicated to the exhibition, study, and sale of moving image and photographic works, the gallery also explores developments in painting, sculpture and installation as influenced by these media. Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery is devoted to providing a unique service to collectors and institutions seeking to bring emerging and acclaimed media artists and photographers into their collections and exhibition programs. The gallery, a 2,400 square foot space designed by architect Michael Gabellini, opened to the public in September 2003.