Danielle Ezzo & Sophie Kahn + Lower East Side Girls Club
Danielle Ezzo navigates the photographic medium with a discursive interest in the "edges" of photography and its relationship to the historical, technological and the ever-growing “new aesthetic” and how it meets the human form. Her practice involves connecting the visceral, optical and conceptual relationships with one another by creating a new visual taxonomy for looking at the figure through a post photographic lens.
Sophie Kahn’s work owes its fragmented aesthetic to the interaction of new and old media, or the digital and the analog. She combines cutting-edge technology, like 3d laser scanning and 3d printing, with ancient bronze casting techniques. She creates sculptures and videos that resemble de-constructed monuments or memorials. They engage questions of time, history, vision, identity and the body. They also speak to the impossibility of ever capturing more than a trace of the past, or of a living, breathing body, despite our grandest efforts to fix it in place. This concern with the instability of memory and representation is the common thread that weaves together the ancient and futuristic aspects of her work.
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