PARALLAX

PARALLAX


Opening May 6th, 2021
PROXYCO GALLERY
121 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

PARALLAX


Opening May 6th, 2021
PROXYCO GALLERY
121 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002

parralax
Fabiola Menchelli, Solar, 2019-2021. Archival pigment print on cotton paper, 40 x 30 in.

PARALLAX

Opens May 6th, 2021, 11:00 – 20:00 hrs.

PROXYCO

121 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
+1 (347) 842 6458
laura@proxycogallery.com
https://www.proxycogallery.com/

In optics and astronomy, parallax describes a shift in the apparent position of an object, which depends on the embodied experience from which the object is observed. The cameraless images in this body of work begin in the darkroom, as light touches the surface of photosensitive paper and trace the contours of a physical object. Harnessing volatile techniques like multiple exposures and solarizations, Menchelli then constructs a macrocosmic image from layers upon layers of microcosmic experimentation. The scale of the resulting image is amplified, further exaggerating the figurative and literal distance between the object and its representation, the image becomes autonomous simultaneously pushing and pulling our own sense of perception.

Through an elegant balancing of sense and reason, touch, and recognition, Menchelli presents us with interior and exterior horizons of remarkable depth. The artworks in the exhibition arrive as an intimate reflection: an image looking back at us, touching us, facing us with immensity.

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I am immensely grateful to everyone that supported me and the creation of this work for the past three years. Thank you to Alex, Laura, and Javier from ProxyCo Gallery. Thank you to FocoLab and to LTI/Lightside for their incredible help in producing this show. Thank you to all the people that helped me in the studio at different points, Emily, M, Paul, Carla, and Dari. Thank you to all the brilliant people that helped me articulate this project especially Kevin Sweet, Laura Orozco. To my family and all of my students thank you for inspiring me.
Bea, Pris, and Tere thank you for being there through high and low.

This project would not be possible if not for the generous support of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores del Arte from FONCA.