Snapshot: ‘Silver Paper #6’ (2012), by Erin O’Keefe

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Erin O’Keefe is a New York-based art photographer who plays with ideas of ambiguity and abstraction. For her series, On Paper, from which the image on the right is taken, she paints a piece of paper, folds it up, then unfolds it and photographs it several times, moving the light source to create different versions and images of the same thing.

O’Keefe describes the resulting images as “radically different from each other, yet each is an equally true representation of that particular piece of paper.” In each of these images, O’Keefe explains, she is creating a “visual puzzle”, her camera revealing aspects of perspective and form that the eye cannot perceive on its own.

On Paper is showing as part of Lightplay, an exhibition of work by contemporary American artists, which opened this week in Moscow at Gallery 21 (www.gallery-21.ru), and continues until December 9.

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