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2011 MFA Photo Alum Niv Rozenberg Opening Exhibit “Automonuments”

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Simon/Neuman2 Gallery, a six month gallery project is proud to present its fourth exhibition “Automonuments”, a solo exhibition by New York based Israeli artist Niv Rozenberg.

“Automonuments” opens on Thursday July 10, 6-8pm at 540 Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg.

Not unlike Mondrian’s statement regarding his 1942 painting, Broadway Boogie Woogie, “…destruction of natural appearance; and construction through continuous opposition of pure means—dynamic rhythm.” The photographic images Niv Rozenberg creates allows us to see the urban environment through a new perspective. With New York City and Tel Aviv as his subjects, he “breaks the visual and spatial congestion of the city by constructing an archetypal form, isolated from function and separated from the city’s total urban structure.”

Rozenberg’s “buildings” have the distinction of being visually perfect for a world in which there are no boundaries, the world as we imagine it, if not now, then in the future? This continuation of space that suits the eye and compels the viewer to look again, just to be certain that the first impression was correct, imparts a totally realistic image while in fact being totally surrealistic.

“This monument of the 20th century is the Automonument, and its purest manifestation is the skyscraper” – Rem Koolhaas, Architect.

The exhibition is open July 10 – Aug 9, 2014

Simon/Neuman2 Gallery
540 Driggs Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Between N.7th & N.8th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Half a block from the Bedford Avenue stop on the L train.

For more information contact:

Aviva Neuman, owner/director

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