What is Present

What is Present
by Candice Yates

chashama 461 Gallery
461 West 126th Street 
(between Amsterdam and Morningside)
New York, NY

March 8 - 16, 2014
Open Hours:
Saturday 3/8, 1:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sunday 3/9, Wednesday 3/12, and Friday 3/14,  12 - 6 pm
Saturday 3/15, 1:30 - 6 pm
Sunday 3/16, 12 - 6 pm
Or by appointment: cyatesphotography@gmail.com

Artist Reception: Saturday 3/8 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The exhibition What is Present illustrates a duel between a man and himself.  The  duel is an internal struggle between who he feels he is and what he wants, versus whom he is “allowed” to be and what he is deemed eligible to possess. The work unfolds much like a narrative, with a beginning expressed through violent physicality by which the character is at war with himself. The body of the story is depicted by a moment of submission followed by a brief sense of solemnity. The next stage is an attempt to return to his façade; however, this façade is tainted and unbalanced which creates yet another layer with which he grapples.
There no end to this series, much in the same way that there is no end to one’s emotions. The struggle we behold is not necessarily a bad one but it is a personal one. The work does not offer judgment of our character but rather provides a vehicle in which to visualize a conflict with which we all identify.

Tags: gallery, photography, Harlem
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