Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Defeated Ballerina

While exploring local galleries I came upon the evocative photography of Joshua Jensen-Nagle.

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A Loneliness That Know One Should Know, 2008
pigment print with resin on panel, 23" x 66"

This ballerina has stuck with me -- I find it extremely haunting yet delicate. The black shiny surface makes such a graphic impact while the specks of light practically shimmer off the panel.

According to Edward Day Gallery, where the exhibit is being shown, Jensen-Nagle states that the works are:

"evidence of the past and of a changing world, inspired by the idea of loss. They beckon to memories and dreams, elements that are fading away and becoming forgotten or extinct."

Spot on, Jensen-Nagle. Spot on.

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