Wednesday, April 1, 2009

ArtScene's recommended exhibition: Carlos and Jason Sanchez

DNJ's current exhibition, featuring the work of Carlos and Jason Sanchez, is featured in the April issue of Art Scene. This show is only open for three more weeks. Please stop by!


The large-scale photographs of Carlos and Jason Sanchez examine the familial and the personal. The family fulfills traditional practices, with members consoling each other during times of loss. The individual however is left to navigate through the world alone when they seek to discover and unmask their own identity. The photographs navigate this through a Christening scene in which a mother dressed in sapphire blue garb resembling the Virgin Mary holds her child while he is blessed with holy water. What the parents and the priest fail to see, however, is a gaping bloody gash on the back of the child's head. A masked figure admires his newly cut ski mask in a hand mirror; an estranged man walks in the woods over forgotten train tracks. The deep focus and rich colors employed in Sanchez's photographs simply ask: what is our place in the world?

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