Exhibition Dates: September 4 - October 14, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 16, 2018, 2 pm - 4 pm
Multiple Exposures Gallery is pleased to present new of work by Michael Borek: "Aimless Walk Reprise". This exhibit will be on view from September 4 through October 14, 2018. An opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018, 2 pm - 4 pm
This exhibition presents 22 photographs taken by Michael Borek in his native Czech Republic. Over the last ten years, he continued to return to photograph an old blue-collar neighborhood in Prague, where he grew up. This area seemed to resist the changes of modern times. However, several years ago, developers embarked on a new construction of luxurious condos there. This project combines images of the old dilapidated neighborhood, hints of the emerging construction, and posters of developer-rendered idealizations of the “happy future.” However, these posters themselves are not immune to the ravages of time, and sometimes it is hard to recognize what is a depiction of reality and what is a depiction of a depiction of reality. This project visually retraces the dream-like reality of a seemingly aimless walk, where it is impossible to distinguish among the past, the present, and the future.