Revelations by Foster Mickley Press Release

Revelations by Foster Mickley Press Release

 

On view: November 21, 2014 - January, 2015

Munch Gallery is proud to present Revelations, the first solo exhibition of New York photographer Foster Mickley. The exhibition is a selection of photographs created this year, ranging in scale from 7x11 inches to 4.5x7 feet.

There is a presence in each piece, which carries a nearly impossible connection. It may be momentary, but always true and consequential. Mickley falls into the people he photographs with grace and admiration, and the immediate bond unburdens the space between photographer and subject. The story is restored, and endures in the context of the viewer. Sailors gathered in white perfection. An impossible twirl through a tunnel. A touch completed behind city nights. A face breathing inside love. The New York within the photographs is possibility, mystery, and wonder.

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Artist Statement:
Some days a camera is like God’s spy. It hints at truths that escape all other systems of detection. The more it shows me the less I know.

I know New York creates my imagination. Every day from all sides I am crushed and saved by windows into hope and fear, violence and love. Every block is anything. There are back alleys as miraculous as sky and angels dying on the curb. I want to honor New York, my home, with photographs like the days, each like a diamond being incinerated.

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Bio:
Foster Mickley attended Medill School of Journalism (2010-2012), where he received a Master of Science specializing in Photojournalism. He is a Master of Fine Art candidate at Columbia University (2013-), and an instructor in cross-disciplinary art with Columbia Artists as Teachers. Between 2012 and 2014 he travelled extensively, photographing Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Europe, and America. He returned to a residency at Brooklyn Arts Studio, where he learned studio portraiture using a Daguerreotype process, collaborating with Joachim Manuel Riederer and creating a portrait series of ballerinas. He has lived and worked in New York City, Chicago, and Berlin.