The Multiple Exposures Gallery is pleased to present Treachery of Images: The White House, an exhibition by photographer Michael Borek, co-sponsored by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, on view March 29 – May 8, 2016. The opening reception will be held on April 16.
In this solo show, Michael Borek introduces sixteen new photographs of what seems to be the White House; one for each block of the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue address. The project borrows its title from Rene Magritte’s famous painting Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe), to remind the viewer that things are not always what they appear. In their serial and minimalistic rendition, the photos also pay playful homage to the typologies of industrial structures photographed by Bernd and Hilla Becher.
Michael Borek’s Treachery of Images: The White House
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 16, 2016, 2-5 pm (free and open to the public)
Exhibition Dates: March 29 - May 8, 2016
Gallery Address: 105 N Union Street #312, Alexandria, VA22314
Gallery Phone 703.683.2206
Gallery Website www.multipleexposuresgallery.com
Artist Website: www.michaelborek.com
About the Artist
Michael Borek, a photographer based in Bethesda, Maryland, is originally from Prague, Czech Republic. His photographs from an abandoned lace factory in Scranton, Pennsylvania, were selected for juried shows by curators from the Corcoran, Whitney, Hirshhorn, Getty, and Phillips museums, and they were covered by the New York Times and Daily Mail. One of them also won second prize in the fine art category of the international competition of FotoWeek DC in Washington, DC. In 2011, one of Borek’s solo exhibitions featuring his works from this portfolio was ranked as one of the ten best photography exhibitions in Washington, DC, by photography critic Louis Jacobson. In 2012, the Maryland State Arts Council awarded Borek an Individual Artist Award and Grant. In 2013, the US Embassy in the Czech Republic presented a solo retrospective exhibition of Borek’s photography at the American Center in Prague, and in May 2014 this exhibition was shown in Pilsen, Czech Republic. In June 2014, Borek had a solo exhibition at the Czech Embassy in Washington, DC, as a part of celebration of 90th anniversary of death of Franz Kafka. In 2015, Borek’s photograph from his Treachery of Images series won the first prize in the Fotoweek DC competition Places of DC, and BBLA Gallery in the Bohemian National Hall in New York, NY, presented his project What Would Sudek Do? in a solo exhibition.