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Sharon Koelblinger
In the City, You Forget to Look at the Sky
September 7, 2018 - October 20, 2018
Sharon Koelblinger, In the City, You Forget to Look at the Sky, 2018

How does the body exist as an intermediary between the physical world and mystical experience?

In the City, You Forget to Look at the Sky invites viewers to oscillate between these two spaces as they navigate the exhibition. Photographs evoke obscure human narratives that are triggered by fragmented figures that both actively manipulate and are directed by optical phenomena. Thought, sensation, and nuance are foregrounded through image but the traditional frame is restructured to inhibit overt sentimentality. These redesigned frames intertwine the viewer’s own physical presence with their perception of the photographs. The rules of engagement are re-established and the pleasure of looking is jostled.

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About the artist

Sharon Koelblinger works in photography and sculpture to explore the relationship between representation and authenticity. She has participated in exhibitions in New York City, Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Chicago; she has most recently exhibited her work in group exhibitions at Abington Art Center in Philadelphia, Upfor Gallery in Portland, OR and Blue Star Contemporary in San Antonio, TX. She has been awarded residencies at ACRE in Stueben, WI, The Bakery Photographic Collective in Portland, ME and The Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT. Koelblinger holds an MFA in Photography from the Tyler School of Art and a BFA in Sculpture from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. In the City, You Forget to Look at the Sky is Koelblinger’s third solo exhibition at Vox Populi. More info: www.sharonkoelblinger.com