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Galerie Karsten Greve is delighted to present This Shimmering World, a solo exhibition featuring new work by American photographer Thomas Brummett. Works from the RIVER and HALOS series, created in 2020 and 2021 and part of Rethinking the Natural, Brummett’s “project of a lifetime,” will be on show. In his photography series, Thomas Brummett not only explores natural phenomena but also manifestations of the cosmos in many different ways. All his images are contemplative and profound in character, created through quiet attention and intensive observation of his current surroundings. They are based on a rendering of a vital microcosm reflected in the macrocosm of his pictures: “One constant in my work would be looking at things very closely or over long periods of time. “These images are my meditations and are a constant through my life’s work,” says Thomas Brummett.
The influence of traditions from the Far East combined with modern natural science is just as clearly evident in his works as is the spiritual and artistic examination of nature and one’s own existence. He uses the camera as a tool, as a research instrument and mediator between the inner and outer worlds, microcosm and macrocosm, close-up and long-distance view, human being and cosmos. The River series addresses the endless movement of a river in which the world at the edge of the bank is reflected in different ways. Consisting almost exclusively of abstract organic patterns, the images appear as if they were abstract drawings when looked at from a distance. Up close, you can see the reflections in the river, which, to Thomas Brummett, seem like “portals into a reversed other world “.
His Halos series is dedicated to the light effects of atmospheric optics, known as halo phenomena. Halos are created by refraction and reflection of light, similar to rainbows. Thomas Brummett’s Halos pictures show this interaction of light and nature. They are light images exuding an almost mystical atmosphere and poetic beauty. The artist sublimates his many years of exploring the perception and reproduction of the phenomenon of light in its various forms. For him, light not only means physical light but also spiritual light, whose “shimmering,” almost magical quality, fed from an infinite source, invites the viewer to contemplatively approach his idea of “true Seeing.”
My favorite shows at the Met have been when the curators mix the old and new, the classical and the modern and the high and the low. The Met sculpture exhibition Is astounding and for this exhibition it takes a village of curators. Run don’t walk to see this show:
Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and The Body (1300–Now) is one of the best shows this year and every piece is a knock out.
Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body (1300–Now) is curated by Luke Syson, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, and Sheena Wagstaff, Leonard A. Lauder Chairman of Modern and Contemporary Art, both at The Met, with Brinda Kumar, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Met, and Emerson Bowyer, Searle Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago, with the assistance of Elyse Nelson, Research Associate, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Met.
Justyna Badach has done what few artists can with this new series of appropriated ISIS film stills which are all printed by hand and made with gun powder. Yes, these are very unique photographs that could possibly be a first in the history of photography because they have incorporated gun powder with a photographic emulsion to tell the story of war and indoctrination. These haunting dichromate photographs are literally made with the very substances that propel all wars. Run don’t walk to see this exhibition by an artist at the top of her game who combines a refugee’s personal narrative with a global feminine and most importantly; human perspective on men, war, religion and ultimately the brainwashing of young minds.
Justyna Badach Exhibition: Land of Epic Battles
January 16 – March 2, 2018
Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery
Gallery Talk: Thursday, February 1, 6pm
Reception: Thursday, February 1, 5-7pm
You are cordially invited to my exhibition:
Of Earth, Heaven, and Light
Download the Catalog Essay by Lynn Gamwell here.
Galerie Karsten Greve
November 5 – December 30, 2016
Opening reception November 5th from 6pm to 8pm
Galerie Karsten Greve 5, Rue Debelleyme 75003 Paris
Thomas Brummett Paris Exhibition