NON Gallery in Istanbul currently presents a solo exhibition by Uygur Yilmaz titled Here But Where (Burada Ama Nerede). On display are two series of recent work. “One series of recent work that make the exhibition, Untitled, explores the human impact on the land, the interaction between mind and space. Studying popular beaches from different areas of a globalized world, crowded summer spots, in the off-season and only at night, it reveals a less observed aspect of leisure culture. Yet, focusing on the tension between reality and abstract, it uses purely photographic practices as tools of defamiliarization and dislocation.
The other series Grass reproduce a cosmos in each image as a direct result of contact with nature. Together with the natural space, this work explores the mental space. The photographic surface full of data about almost nothing, the most ordinary, the most everywhere type of fauna, becomes an empty plane ready for projections of the spectator.” (from the press release).
Uygur Yilmaz: Burada Ama Nerede (Here But Where) at NON Gallery Istanbul. Opening reception, November 26, 2010.
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