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Physical and Psychological Associations

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Edwynn Houk Gallery of New York presents an exhibition of new photographs by Victor Schrager titled Into The Woods: Woodwork + Muse. Through 14 January, 2017.

Included in the first Whitney Biennial to feature photography in 1981, Victor Schrager (b. 1950) has continued a concentrated practice focused on collage and still life photography for more than thirty years. Schrager approaches his work as a means to address the empty mass of space he finds directly in front of him. Through his images, ordinary subjects such as books, bars of soap, light bulbs, and even flowers and other plant life are transformed into complex studies of light, color, and space.

Using an 8 x 10 inch analog wooden field camera, Schrager photographed in the woods over several years and during all four seasons to create the new series: Woodwork + Muse. By employing the forest as his location, Schrager further explores the relationship that colors and images have with the physical and psychological associations found deep within the woods.

Victor Schrager graduated from Harvard and is a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, the MacDowell Colony Resident Fellowship, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. His photographs are included in the permanent collections of many major institutions including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The International Center of Photography, and The San Francisco Museum of Art.

Please find more information at Edwynn Houk Gallery

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