The photographs in Silent Stages set the scene for dramatic urban narratives, like theatrical stages or movie sets. At the same time, they constitute artifacts from various stages of the artist’s life, visual traces of the sedimentary layers that have quietly accumulated atop one another over time. Dreyfack sees them almost as relics from a personal archeological dig—a layered visual memoir that emerges from the artist’s dual Franco-American identity. All of the images, shot over the past five years around New York or Paris, establish visual and thematic parallels and equivalencies between the two seemingly disparate poles of the artist’s life. Ken Dreyfack is a nationally exhibiting artist. Ken was...
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