Story of Three Halves, an exhibition of recent work by Israeli photographer Adi Tarkay will be on view at Fuchs Projects in Bushwick from October 14 -- November 9, 2016. A reception will be held on October 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. The artist will be present. This is his first solo exhibition in New York.
“I’m drawn to peaceful details in the urban chaos,” says Tarkay, whose quiet black and white observations were shot in busy sections of New York City, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, and Kyoto. Each of the 16 images on view are split into two planes -- diptychs that together create a third and new reality through the juxtaposed frames. “The stories that evolve reflect my inner solitude and meditative state at the decisive moment,” he adds.
The half-frame camera in wide use in the 1960s influenced Tarkay’s project and its exploration of the relationship between two halves of the story and the ultimate third. “I photograph at that instant between moments where shape and content merge, when events and ephemera find their place within harmonious composition,” says Tarkay who shot the work with a Leica digital camera using half-frame composition.
“Tarkay positions himself as an objective observer capturing aspects which may be unknown, but are in fact heavy with meaning in daily life. This allows him to stretch the boundaries of light, escaping into the darkness, and exposing its artistic potential. Its rational potential is inherent in the ability to reorganize reality itself into a mental reality in which all its components are loaded with compromise, meaning and intention,” writes curator Ketty Barr.
About Adi Tarkay
Born in Tel Aviv in 1964, the artist is the son of Itzchak Tarkay (1935-2012), a painter best known for the colorful romanticism of his female figures. One night in 2014, the elder Tarkay came to the younger in a dream and told him that his life’s work was to be a photographer. Adi soon retired from his career in the tech business and focused full time on photography. He enrolled in a master class in Israel, followed by studies at the New York Film Academy and at the International Center of Photography. In two short years, his work has been on view in group exhibitions in Israel at the Jaffa Port Gallery, Jaffa, and at the Florentine Gallery, Tel-Aviv. His show at Fuchs Projects is his first in the U.S. More about the artist is at: www.aditarkay.com
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