De Soto Gallery is pleased to present Part 1: Redo, an exhibition of photographs by Sadie Wechsler. The exhibition opens Saturday, February 27 and will be on view thru April 30, 2016. This is the artist’s first exhibition with the gallery. She will be in attendance for the opening night reception.
Wechsler’s fantastical images present an off-kilter world that tends toward extremes. Part 1: Redo follows disparate threads of possible futures, sliding in and out of the artificial and the manipulated. The images are produced using various approaches: straight photographs, digital collage, rephotographed photomontages, and layered, 3-D cut paper composites. They are disjointed save for in their immediacy and a certain hyperawareness of their place among a world of pictures post-Web 2.0. A feedback loop — us watching ourselves watch ourselves.
For Wechsler, the fluidity of fact and fancy in the retelling of our stories is where the real truth emerges. Photography, with its ability to fictionalize actuality, speaks natively to such a world in flux. Multiplicity is essential, iterations are endless and unreliable, and memory and experience are constantly renegotiated. In Part 1:Redo nothing is quite right but it’s not completely wrong either. If in the realm of images we are at liberty to rescript reality, then Wechsler leads us into the coming times with wonder, disillusion, and good dose of humor.
Sadie Wechsler (b. 1985, Seattle, Washington) received her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2013. Her work has been exhibited across the United States, including recent exhibitions at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon and Aperture Gallery in New York. In 2015, she was a recipient of the Betty Bowen Award administered by the Seattle Art Museum. Wechsler is based in Seattle, Washington.
The gallery is located at 1350 Abbot Kinney Blvd. Venice, CA 90291. Gallery hours are from Thursday thru Sunday, noon to 6pm, and by appointment. For inquiries please contact: Shelley De Soto at email@example.com or 323-253-2255.