28 February – 18 March 2006: Daniel Gorzadek – Filtered

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Daniel Gorzadek’s recent body of work explores the cult of celebrity.  Taking scenes from popular Hollywood films, Gorzadek breaks up well known narratives and reconstructs them displaced from their original environment.

Gorzadek depicts contemporary images yet presents them using a traditional medium. The scenes are meticulously rendered in oil paint, timelessly caught on prepared linen.

In today’s Age of Celebrity, Gorzadek has filtered out what could be considered the superfluous information of popular film. Missing are the plot, the timeframe, the ambience and script. The canvas is left with contour maps of pure fame.