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Kris Graves: "Discovered Missing"
A Solo Exhibition of Photographs from Iceland and
a special project by Libby Hartle
Exhibition dates: June 14 – July 26, 2013
Opening at Pocket Utopia on Friday, June 14th, 6pm-9pm
Summer Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 12noon-7pm.
Kris Graves, " Kerið, Iceland"
Pocket Utopia is pleased to present its first solo exhibition of photographs by Kris Graves. For the past three years, Graves has focused his camera directly on Iceland and its isolation and independence. Iceland is alone in a cold sea, sparsely populated; its volcanic visage is harsh and unrelenting. Discovering, via one (mostly) drivable road, and finding what’s missing from the known story, Graves shows us this Iceland.
Graves creates photographs of the ever-changing landscape and of people, their independence and stoicism, to preserve memory. The images’ stillness causes the viewer to acknowledge the inevitability of change and the passage of time. These views will never be exactly as they were at their precise recorded moment. Graves suspends his belief and knowledge of this change, not to document a moment or state, but rather to sustain or to discover it.
Pocket Utopia is also pleased to present a special project by Libby Hartle, a former Pocket Utopia artist in residence titled, "A Summer Group Show," that features a site-specific installation of sculptures, drawings and ephemera that will change and be rearranged throughout the length of the exhibition.
Libby Hartle, "Window Study," 2013 watercolor on sketchbook page 5×5 inches each