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Mikael Levin @ L. Parker Stephenson Photographs

Untitled (from Subaqueous), 2018
Gelatin silver print
Edition of 5
19 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

Mikael Levin
September 29 – December 2, 2023

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 5-7PM

“The Gowanus Canal a cut into Brooklyn, New York’s urban space, dates back to the heyday of industrialization. In 2010, when Mikael Levin (b. 1954) moved to the Gowanus neighborhood, the canal had just been designated a Superfund site. Exploring the waterway by canoe, he was confounded by what was built (but decaying) and what was nature (and resurging). Over the next decade, the canal and its surroundings became the locus of several series of photographs and videos. His 90-minute video Gowanus Broadside is currently on view at the inaugural exhibition of Powerhouse Arts, overlooking the canal itself.

The photographs from Subaqueous frame a square of canal water flowing over an indeterminate bottom. Rendered in subtly varied tones of grey on a mat gelatin silver paper, these images explore surface and depth, light and opaqueness, constructed and natural, tension and flow. Encapsulating the limitlessness to what can be perceived, these images give fact to the invisible layers of time and place.”

L. Parker Stephenson Photographs
764 Madison Avenue (between 65th-66th streets), New York, NY 10065

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