Oct. 23, 2007 — The exhibit, "From Accordion Pleats / Recent Color Photographs," on display at the University of Virginia McIntire Department of Art's Off Grounds Gallery Nov. 2-Dec. 7, focuses on the work of three young contemporary photographers, Adam Schreiber, Yola Monakhov and Dave Woody.
Adam Schreiber’s recent photographs depict details from research "clean rooms," corporate architecture and a presidential archive. Seen together, the works exhibited depict an accumulation of surfaces and repetitions, all deliberate meditations on airlessness and perceptual distortion. Each close up image maps a space that is neither personal nor impersonal, but like something you can’t get into and something you can’t get out of. Schreiber lives and works in Austin, Texas.
Yola Monakhov, born in Russia, left behind a career as an international news photographer to focus on her artistic work. Monakhov has continued to photograph in Russia for an ongoing project that combines pictures from the former Soviet Union with other photographs that speak to Soviet ideals and myths. Monakhov’s work uses the realistic effects of photography and the medium’s uncanny ability to allude to pressing truths. Monakhov lives in New York City.
Dave Woody made all of the portraits in the exhibit in the same place. The different conditions from one day to the next became part of the work. These subtle combinations of light, color and space, as well as each individual’s reality at the time of the sitting, deeply affect the emotional experience of these portraits. Woody lives in Colorado.
An opening receptionwill be held Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m. at the Off Grounds Gallery, located at 300 West Main Street, First Floor, Ridge Street Entrance. Gallery hours are Wednesday and Thursday, 4-6 p.m., Friday, 3-7 p.m. and Saturday, 1-5 p.m.
For information call the McIntire Department of Art at (434) 924-6123.