Exhibition : « Reflections / Connections » by Charles Chuck Martin
Charles Martin is a photographer, filmmaker, writer, Associate Professor and past chair of Comparative Literature at Queens College-City University of New York. Monographs include Because of Algiers (2013) and Ferryboat (2000) and solo exhibitions include the Musée Public National d’Art Moderne et Contemporain (Algiers, Algeria), Imã Foto Galeria, (São Paulo), Musée de la Halle St. Pierre (Paris), Henry Street Settlement (New York), June Kelly Gallery (NY) and numerous universities and colleges. Group shows include the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian Institution and New York Public Library.
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Gérard Genette, the French literary theorist, suggests in an essay that Narcissus, at the sight of his image in ...
Imã Fotogaleria presents a solo show of black and white photography by Chuck Martin
Reflections \ Connections
by Luiz Paulo Lima \ Curator
I broke the mirror to try to free myself from the reflection image that I am and that I live. The greatest shock was to try to put together the shards, as though it were possible to reconstruct the lived trajectory. A gesture that at all costs relives and reveals the stories made through time, through the symbolic impressions that are present in created images. Much of the time we don’t consider that our mind transforms all the micro connections that are reflected and present in the shards we go through in a fraction of a second.
In theory, images have to do with the present time of the decisive moment as well as with the following instants, and with any manipulation they become further distant from what was actually lived, ...