New York, NY – The Curator Gallery is pleased to present Fade to White: Photographs by Kacper Kowalski, curated by Bill Shapiro. The exhibition is only the Polish photographer’s second solo show in the United States – and his second at The Curator Gallery. His first exhibit, Above & Beyond, which showcased works from Kowalski’s Side Effects series, was highly acclaimed.
Kowalski sees our world in a way that few others do. From 500 feet above the earth in a paraglider, Kowalski turns everyday locations into perfectly composed yet abstract images. His photographs – celebrated for their bold colors, structure, and symmetry – capture the tension between mankind and nature in unexpected yet beautiful ways.
In Fade to White, Kowalski debuts a series which he shot during winter’s coldest and most forbidding days. The pictures present ethereal scenes in which human presence is felt but never actually seen. The title of the series, Over, is a reference to the radio communication term, meaning the artist has finished speaking and is awaiting a response. Kowalski does not caption his photographs, keeping them free of context and open for interpretation. He believes that “the content of the photograph is less important than the questions they lead us to ask ourselves.” The exhibition also includes the photographer’s latest works from his award-winning Side Effects series.
Kowalski’s photographs have been honored by World Press Photo (2009, 2014, 2015) and Picture of the Year International (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), among many others. His first book of photography, Side Effects, received awards from Photo District News and the Moscow International Foto Awards. He lives in Gdynia, a port city in northern Poland.
Bill Shapiro served as the Editor-in-Chief of LIFE, the legendary photo magazine and, later, as the founding editor of the award-winning website LIFE.com. He is currently the Director of Editorial & New Business Enterprises at Fast Company and sits on the Art Advisory Board for the SXSW festival.
The Curator Gallery is a fine art gallery in Chelsea founded and underwritten by Ann S. Moore, the retired Chairman and CEO of Time Inc. The gallery’s mission is to give exposure to hardworking artists, as well as to educate and expand the pool of serious, engaged collectors. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm.
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