|06 Apr 2012|
Beate Geissler Assistant Professor of Photography and her partner Oliver Sann
are featured in a solo exhibition "horses" at the Second Street
Gallery, Charlottesville, VA, April 6 - May 26, 2012. In the series "Horses", the artists tap into the visual and cultural traditions that these animals have historically been party to. As dual symbols of both freedom and conquest, the horses of these photographs are rendered portrait-style: faces cropped against a stark black background. Humanized, then fetishized, the equine subjects of the works are stripped of all naturalness and physicality.
Pictured is "BRIGHT INDIAN DREAM", 2002