Urban Video Project is pleased to announce the exhibition of Stainless by Hungarian artist, Adam Magyar, at UVP Everson from January 10 – February 2, 2013. This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Light Work, which will be showing Magyar’s work in the exhibition, Kontinuum, from January 14 – March 15, 2013.
The accompanying exhibition in the Light Work Gallery features custom-framed digital silver gelatin prints and pigmented inkjet and will be accompanied by a 48-page monograph on the artist. The Light Work-curated show will then travel throughout the country. For more information about Kontinuum at Light Work, go to: lightwork.org.
The gallery show will include an artist talk on January 31, 2013 at 5pm followed by a reception from 6 – 8pm.
A special viewing with the artist will be held on the plaza at UVP Everson on February 1 at 6pm. Hot cocoa will be provided!
About the Video
Total Run Time: 28:00
Stainless is part of Magyar’s larger project of using sophisticated recording technologies to explore the flow of time and life through urban landscapes and the people that inhabit them. Shot in black and white using a high speed camera, Stainless stretches the 12 seconds it takes a subway train to arrive into 8 minutes, showing us a world of slowed down motion and candid portraiture: people waiting on a subway platform, caught in a liminal zone between the A and B of everyday life, their small gestures and facial expressions by turns bored, tired, engrossed in thought and expectant. The title refers to the stainless steel from which subway train cars are made, a material that is resistant to corrosion but not altogether impervious. Like the material, these portraits convey both the strength and vulnerability of the subjects.
About the Artist
Adam Magyar’s works have been exhibited in various solo and group shows internationally including Helsinki Photography Biennial in Finland; MFAH Mixed Media event and the Graduate School of Design Harvard University in the USA; Berlin Selected Artists exhibitions in Germany; the Ethnographic Museum Budapest and Faur Zsofi Gallery in Hungary; Rhubarb Rhubarb in the UK; and Karin Weber Gallery in Hong Kong. His works are part of collections worldwide, such as Deutsche Bank, the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, and the Bidwell Projects. His photographs have been published in the book In the Life of Cities by the Graduate School of Design Harvard University, Light and Lens by Robert Hirsch, and in photography magazines including PDN and PQ Magazine in the USA, Flash Art in Hungary, Digital Camera Magazine in UK, and Katalog in Denmark. He lives in Berlin.
Visit the artist’s website: www.magyaradam.com