Friday, February 6, 2009

Diana Kingsley

I found Diana Kingsley's work today, who, as it turns out, currently has a show at Leo Castelli. In the statement for her work, Kingsley expounds on what motivates her imagemaking:

"In my photographs I'm drawn to situations where control is confounded by dysfunction and formal elegance is poised precariously on the verge of the absurd. Subjects are undone by subtle flaws, minor setbacks, or a sense of impending doom: cherished possessions are lost, composure is fleeting, first prize remains elusive, while honorable mentions abound. Although the subject matter varies, a coherent sensibility emerges wherein human frailty and vulnerability are reflected in the most disparate of everyday things. I'm looking for the blunt and unadorned ambience of a one-act comedy, where psychological tension and pratfalls set a mood rather than force any particular narrative."

Diana Kingsley: In Pari Delicto
January 9 – February 28, 2009
Leo Castelli Gallery
18 East 77th Street
New York, NY

From Top To Bottom:

Experimental Gene, 2007

Siberia, 2006

Little Icky, 2007

In Pari Delicto, 2006

Bad Seed, 2008

All Images © Diana Kingsley