Erwin Olaf "Hotel and Dawn"

Hasted Kraeutler

poster for Erwin Olaf "Hotel and Dawn"

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DAWN and DUSK reflect the maturity in Mr. Olaf's approach to making photographs and his consideration of form and content.
The genesis for this series came from artist's travels to the US, where he was struck by the interest of African Americans in an earlier body of work and his desire to expand his thinking about his subject matter.
He wanted to respond to and recreate the period atmosphere. DUSK is Olaf's first work in black and white in ten years. The artist describes the result as a "dark comic strip" for which he admits that he does not himself fully understand the content.
DAWN became Olaf's response to DUSK. This work, in color, is based on an encounter in Russia with people with pale skin in characterless rooms. The narrative content of DUSK is strong but not clear; the setting and the protagonists indicate some sort of personal, although enigmatic drama. DAWN inverts the dark tones of DUSK and plays them out into a cool, white field, with accents of light flesh tones.



from January 28, 2010 to March 20, 2010

Opening Reception on 2010-01-27 from 18:00 to 20:00


Erwin Olaf

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