Roberto De Luna and Josh Quigley Exhibition

Michael Mazzeo Gallery

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Josh Quigley, A Shameless Longing

Working within the confines of the contemporary domestic interior, Quigley carefully orchestrates curious scenarios involving lovers, friends, and families in which moments of intimacy and sexuality are presented with a provocative balance of truth and fiction. Quigley's subjects (family members, including himself, and strangers found on social networking sites) become characters on stage, reenacting seemingly commonplace moments resulting in suggestive and unexpected performances. Trained as filmmaker, Quigley's directorial approach to photography and his adept use of light provides us with a voyeuristic window onto typically private encounters. With a sense of wonder and amusement, he invites us to enjoy these scenes through the filters of our own experiences and perceptions.

Roberto De Luna, Lost Weekend
Rejecting linear narrative for an elliptical stream of consciousness, De Luna presents 100 Polaroid prints in a deliberate confluence of photographic genres and styles. His diaristic images of landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and interiors, are documents of long-forgotten experiences, revisited and re-imagined as a questionable account of actual occurrences. Throughout the work, meaningful and meaningless relationships converge to create a fractured dialog of affirmations and contradictions with little possibility of reconciliation. Typically accepted as an accurate and truthful photographic record, the Polaroid print functions here as mnemonic device, a vernacular tool with which lost memories are re-experienced, reshuffled, and reconstituted into new mythologies. Always asking, "Who am I, who do I need to be?", we pick and choose, presenting different facts to different people at different times in our lives , consciously or unconsciously, living and altering histories as necessary.




from November 18, 2010 to December 23, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-11-18 from 18:00 to 20:00

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