May 25, 2011

My portraits in Slava's new show!

Sticks & Stoned

slava mogutin's
AS IF Gallery
June 4 - 25, 2011
Opening: Saturday, June 4th, 3-6 PM

 each day we would carve each day like a piece of vulture
as a trail of days like an overlay brunette sculpture
until suddenly last summer is that penned
using people and maybe that's not contend
not being able to use people to borrow
suddenly peaceful after all that taboo tomorrow
those nightmares just to be able to tame
their eyes to a sky not black with savage shame

Slava Mogutin, After Tennessee Williams, 2011

Cone Face

In his latest NY solo exhibition at AS IF gallery in Harlem, Slava is presenting his beautiful new series entitled Suddenly Last Summer.

Curated by Diego Cortez, this show features large-scale prints and a limited edition box set of 25 prints, 5" x 5" each, edition of 25 copies.

Above and below are the portraits from this series that Slava suddenly took of me last summer. Enjoy!

Sunny Garden



Rock Bottom
Hand Stand

Sunny Side

Stone Face

In Slava Mogutin's Suddenly Last Summer, 25 photographic images of male subjects are set in traces of blurred summer color. They are taken with a Holga camera, whose plastic lens delivers the type of experimental accidents for which Jack Smith and Stan Brakhage strove. The resulting light-leaks and double-exposures allow Mogutin a new impressionist vision where a rich and refracted spectrum is layered into the penetrating light of day.

These images are not erotic per se but emotional – an expression of love's natural freedom as opposed to repression's unnatural grip. In perfect contrast to Sebastian's horrifying noonday martyrdom in Williams' Suddenly, Last Summer, Mogutin's subjects live and perform in the open, in brilliant air, in full color and natural light.

Slava Mogutin's luminous pictures celebrate a polychrome Eden that has actually, largely arrived.
Diego Cortez

Sky High


Ray Avito said...

Very beautiful photos, I really like Stone Face.


We'll be there.

Ray Avito said...

Slava is really great a capturing moments. Stone Face! Love it.

tom said...

very well done