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Natalie Krick : Rhymes of Confusion


SF Camerawork presents Rhymes of Confusion a solo exhibition featuring the work of Seattle-based artist Natalie Krick. In this new body of work, Natalie Krick uses tricks of perception, color and obfuscation to add a dissonance to the genre of portraiture. Within this winding lexicon, the image of Krick’s mother—a regular subject in the artist’s work—fades into a field of primary color within the photographic image that in turn bleeds into color on the surrounding wall. Elsewhere, the image of a glamorous leg, made almost- perfectly monochrome with silver body paint, leans against the wall as its mirror-opposite appears horizontally at the floor line. These varied treatments of the print-as-object operate alongside repeating patterns that exploit an optical illusion known as “color constancy,” which allows our minds to perceive color within monochromatic images. Krick’s material embellishments drive a circuitous line of questioning that meanders through the theatrical aesthetics of camp and Neo Noir while subverting increasingly policed notions of identity. The title of the exhibition, Rhymes of Confusion, was selected from the song I’m Every Woman—popularized by the late Whitney...

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