Elipsis Gallery is presenting Seza Bali's Landscapes exhibition, the much-anticipated solo show of the emerging artist from February 6 until March 8, 2014. The exhibition looks at Bali's comprehension of the experiences of the dissimilar landscapes shot both in Finland and the US.
Seza Bali (1982), whose previous body of work !New Landscapes! was a response to the representation of landscapes and perspective, manipulating the familiar panoramic view through the use of symmetry, now takes on the landscape in a seemingly more simple manner.
While !New Landscapes! is an open gesture that interrupts photography's representational quality, Landscapes relates to this problem of representation in photography more indirectly. Interweaving incredibly different places, seasons, and experiences to constitute a cohesive "view" of the world, these landscape images are not that representative.
Rather, topologies and defining images of where Bali has been are mixed with still-lives of objects and foliage’s to interrogate the notion of landscape photography. Quite often "imperfectly" or "unexpectedly" composed, Bali's new body of work is a self-critical gesture as well as a medium-specific one – she tests how far she can go with this convention of the landscape within her specific experience of these different places.
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