We Love – Max FaragoDecember 12, 2011
If you’re in Buenos Aires between December 14th and February 18th, we recommend popping into Max Farago’s Disconnect - the photographer’s solo show at the Centro Cultural Recoleta. Drawn from the last five years of his work, Farago’s installation emphasizes the connections between unbounded images. It deploys a mixture of conventionally framed medium-scaled prints and near-architecturally-scaled un-mounted prints clipped directly to the gallery walls. The resulting condition underplays the impact of any one image in order to direct our attention to the tension, play, and complexity to be found in many images’ serial or simultaneous collective effect.
“Intention is located not in the individual image considered in isolation, but in the relationship between images, whether adjacent or distant. This condition of interdependency and interpolation between each work reinforces qualities of silence, absence, inference, and resonance within every photograph. And in turn, between the figures and forms within each frame.
Farago’s subject matter, formalism, and figuration draw on the serendipitous urbanity and laconic intimacy of mid-century American street and documentary photography. Yet Farago adds to this tradition ambiguously symmetrical geometries, rigorously de-saturated palettes, and suggestively depopulated landscapes that approach abstraction.”
Max Farago was born in Rhode Island, USA. His work has recently been exhibited in Heads With Tails at the Harris Lieberman Gallery in New York, and in The Future of the Photography Museum at the Foam Museum in Amsterdam. Farago lives and works in New York and has shot campaigns this year for Max Mara and Carven.Tagged — Art, Fashion, Love