The Lofty Focus, Grounded Projections of Artist Abelardo Morell ’71

Story posted November 16, 2010


The original camera obscura photography of acclaimed artist Abelardo Morell ’71 has admirers splitting their focus among two gallery shows and a feature in New York magazine.

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Abelardo Morell ’71, Tent-Camera Image on Ground: Rooftop View of Midtown Manhattan Looking East, 2010. Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery, New York, N.Y.

Morell’s twin exhibitions at Manhattan’s Bonni Benrubi and Bryce Wolkowitz galleries, titled Groundwork and The Universe Next Door respectively, feature vivid cityscapes projected onto unlikely surfaces, such as the desert floor or a gravel rooftop.

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Abelardo Morell ’71, Tent-Camera Image on Ground: Rooftop View of the Brooklyn Bridge, 2010. Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York, N.Y.
“Having a photographic-looking thing on the ground feels primitive and advanced at the same time,” says Morell in the New York magazine article.

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