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Blindschleiche und Riesenblatt by Anne Schwalbe
Schwalbe’s Blindschleiche und Riesenblatt describes an anonymous natural world, at once both familiar yet touched by the unreal. Sometimes sublime, Schwalbe’s temporal incisions explore environments defined by stillness, emptiness, and light, spaces in which man exists only as a trace denoting the existence of an ambiguous present-absence. These dichotomous and discontiuous elements conspire to suggest an elusively personal yet resolutely open narrative, one suggestive of the poetic possibilities layered within the microcosmic levels of everyday experience.

“Her work evokes comparison to Japanese photographer, Rinko Kawauchi, who is well-known for her natural-light photographs of details in nature and everyday life. Both photographers emphasize the beautiful colour pallettes expressed in nature, and show a welcome talent for honing in on the subleties so many of us miss in the everyday.” Youngna Park.

Curated by Ronan McCall, owner and curator of Severed Head Gallery.

The artist will give a talk on self publishing at 5.00 on the day of opening. Please book in advance as places will be limited. Copies for her book will be on sale.


Opening day: 6.30pm 8 July
Dates: 8 July – 13 Aug
Opening hours:
Wed to Sat 11-6pm

Severed Head Gallery
Basement, 16 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2

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About the photographer

Anne Schwalbe (Berlin, 1974) graduated from the Ostkreuz School of Photography in Berlin in 2009. Schwalbe has participated in exhibitions such as Self Publish, Be Happy in the Photographers Gallery, London (2010), Ulsan International Photography Festival South Korea (2009), New Visionaires 2008, the New York Photo Festival (2009) and the Epson Art Photo Award, Best Selected Works, Art Cologne (2008).
Her book Blindschleiche und Riesenblatt was self-published in 2010.

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