Opening: ‘Light Waves’ The Photographer Robert Malmberg 02/09/17 at the Quin Curated by DK Johnston February 08, 2017 20:05
The Quin hotel turns the focus of its popular Quin Arts series to photography in 2017 and begins the season with an exhibition from photographer Robert Malmberg opening on February 9th. Titled, “Light Waves,” the exhibition is curated by DK Johnston and will be on view to the public in the Quin lobby and drawing room through March 31st. The Quin, located at 57th Street and Sixth Avenue in New York, has earned acclaim for the global breadth and creative variety of its arts programming, recently completing a year-long series of exhibitions from leading international street artists. Activations surrounding the exhibition opening include a guided winter photography walk in Central Park with the artist, scheduled for February 11th, as well as a talk with Robert Malmberg and Mary Lang of the New York Foundation for the Arts to be scheduled at the Quin.
Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Robert Christian Malmberg was born on the Florida Gulf and raised just outside Louisville, Kentucky. Malmberg discovered his passion for photography as a teenager and relocated to California to attend the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. After graduating in 2006, Malmberg moved to New York City to pursue his career in fine photography, studio portraiture, and commercial advertising. His unique visual approach has garnered awards ranging from San Francisco's DRIVEN Creativity Competition to private film screenings at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art. Recent highlights have included a residency at the New York Historical Society Museum, and being featured in Paris Match and SCOPE Art Miami. Malmberg is currently based in New York City, at work on a variety of commercial and personal photo commissions.
The Light Waves exhibition highlights two diverse expressions of Malmberg’s work and features the color saturated Neon Landscapes series, in addition to the striking black and white presentation of oversized Manhattan Contact Sheets. Neon Landscapes is a study in photographic abstract expression. Shot on expired medium format film and a Rolleiflex camera with a broken shutter, Malmberg uses the imperfections deliberately to evoke a wildly colorful atmosphere. On a recent road trip through the American West, he was inspired by the sense of freedom experienced driving through the open plains, mountains, and desert. His analog renderings of the passing landscape are captured on saturated color negative film with intentional "light leaks" and multiple exposure techniques. Inspired by modern painters such as Mark Rothko and Robert Rauschenberg, Malmberg utilizes a tangible photographic medium to capture subliminal emotion. Neon Landscapes, contemporary and bursting with electric color, marks a departure from Malmberg's acclaimed collodion process works while still fueling his passion for alternative processes.
Head on down to the Quin tomorrow night for the opening and see these photographic works in person. See you there!
Robert Malmberg LIGHT WAVES as curated by DK Johnston
debuts February 9, 2017
101 West 57th Street NYC
please direct further inquiry to DKJ@artsfund.com
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