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March 5, 2021
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Max de Esteban

By Alexandra Glorioso
PO17 from the Proposition One: Only The Ephemeral series. ©2011 Max de Esteban

Wed., Oct. 26 to Fri., Dec. 9: Max de Esteban Showcases Proposition One at Klompching Gallery

Opening Reception: Thurs., Nov. 3rd, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Klompching Gallery is delighted to announce the exhibition of photographs by Max de Esteban. This will be Esteban’s first solo exhibition in New York City,

Esteban’s overall photographic practice explores socio-political concepts within visual structures of serialization and repetition. The exhibition features his most recent body of photographs, Proposition One: Only The Ephemeral.

With this new work, he turns his camera toward recent cutting-edge technology—utilized in the creation and communication of art—that is now considered obsolete. Through a time-consuming and meticulous process, he disassembles apparatus such as film projectors, 35mm film cameras, VHS tape players and record players. Piece-by-piece, the parts are painted white, the machines are then reassembled and photographed at different stages of being re-built. The photographed layers are themselves assembled into a single image, resulting in x-ray-like photographs that are reminiscent of architectural cyanotypes.

Klompching Gallery
111 Front Street, Suite 206

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