Spaces Corners is pleased to announce Strange Fruit, an exhibition by Brooklyn-based photographer Darin Mickey. The subject in this series: everyday objects and matter such as concrete, cardboard, and weeds, are tightly framed and presented in the likeness of David Attenborough’s Life series. You enter a world that’s been there lurking about, but never quite seen in this way. Mickey pulls us close to his subjects to contemplate their rich material history as well as their sublime monumental qualities.
At first glance, the photographs are dominated by the material weight of both the object and it’s shadow, but are quietly balanced with a delicate lightness such as a levitating plastic bag or a dandelion peeking out from below a tall green leaf, working its way up out of the concrete. We’re shown a slab of concrete in the shape of a continent, harshly lit electrical tape on the rear of the archetypal 80’s Coupe Deville, and the top of a Ionic column suspended in air. Each image offers an intimate and yet expansive position. An assertion of what was, what is and what we imagine will be: an archeological record. In Strange Fruit, Mickey is commenting not only on the transcendent nature of these specific objects, but on the fundamental interconnectedness of all matter.
An artist talk will be held Monday, December 12 at 7:30pm at Spaces Corners.
Darin Mickey is a photographer, musician, and a teacher at the International Center of Photography in New York City. His first publication, Stuff I Gotta Remember Not to Forget, was published by J&L Books in 2007 and is available at Spaces Corners.
Spaces Corners is located in suite 104 of The Ice House studios. Our hours are Thursday and Friday 2-7pm, Saturday 1-6pm, and we are also available by appointment.
By: Melissa Catanese