Photographs by Brittany Markert
Opening reception: Friday, May 3, 6 -10 PM
Fuchs Projects is pleased to announce the debut solo exhibition of photographs by Brittany Markert. Come join us on Friday, the 3rd of May, for the reception!
Markert’s “In Rooms” series reflects the artist’s interest in the themes of identity, intimacy, memory and loss. Her photographs, taken in isolated, unidentifiable spaces, are an evocative study of subjects withdrawn from society. Printing each image herself in the darkroom, she vignettes memories in haunting darkness and draws viewers deeply into every moment. Using long exposures and movement, she creates an unsettling feeling of tension within the body, each frame a moment gasping for air. Markert captures man’s internal conflict, examining our perception of reality and identity through the use of self-portraits. After cleverly orchestrating each scene and her subjects, Markert spontaneously enters the frame at the last second, provoking organic reactions from her subjects. Sequential images allude to the mind’s obsessive tendency to recollect the past and interpret reality. In Rooms draws out the viewer’s voyeuristic desire and invites us to experience and contemplate this visual diary.
Brittany Markert (b. 1987, Torrance, CA) received her B.S in Mathematics from Santa Clara University in 2010. She currently volunteers at International Center of Photography where she is self-taught in traditional darkroom printing.
Markert currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
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