John Stezaker graces Petzel Gallery for the third time, presenting his latest exhibit—John Stezaker: Nude and Landscape. Stezaker, a native of the United Kingdom, uses the photographic image as a platform to challenge our understanding and the limitations of the photographic medium. Subtly combining a variety of vintage images Stezaker elegantly creates a space that evokes nostalgia, while simultaneously subverting notions of the past through the splicing of the images. The theories of philosophers and critics, such as Walter Benjamin, have further galvanized our understanding of Stezaker’s body of work, launching the artist’s reputation and practice to the forefront of the mixed media milieu.
May 8 – June 13, 2013
Opening reception: Friday, May 10th, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
456 W 18th Street New York NY 10011