Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Long View Gallery Event

Ernesto Santalla

Opening Reception
Thursday, January 20th
6:30 - 8:30pm
Show Dates
January 20, 2011 - February 13, 2011

Long View Gallery
1234 Ninth St, Washington, DC 20001

By Monday, January 17th | 202.232.4788
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Ernesto Santalla's photographs from his collage series uniquely document Washington's record-breaking snows of 2010. With camera in hand, he trudged through the inhibited landscape and captured monotonous images from the storm. His shots were not wholly unlike the thousands of photographs many amateurs captured on their camera phones, but, according to Santalla, his otherwise "uneventful, uninspired and often mundane images evolve into fascinating kaleidoscopic photographs." Santalla's process of repeating and mirroring images results in a view of our city, under the blanket of a blizzard, unlike anything you've seen before. The images that emerge from the process are images that speak to the viewer on an individual level, from the prurient to the metaphysical, similar to inkblots.

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