High Density #2, 2023
Archival pigment print mounted to aluminum 62 x 47 inches (framed)
Edition 1 of 3 + 1 AP
Michael Felix is pleased to present new photographs by Bjarne Bare, a selection of work organized by David Daniels.
Simultaneously nostalgic and of a world without time, we see images imbued with the deadpan reality of retail after hours. The viewer is privy to a Los Angeles devoid of people, where representation falls into abstraction and abstraction yields to atmosphere. A skilled maker of images, Bare’s interest in photography lies in the extended potential of the pensive image. The inherent ability of a photograph to do more than document an image. Bare’s approach to photography is conceptual, offering a complex, dynamic visual that stands in contrast to the ‘decisive moment’ that are often portrayed in traditional photography.
Alongside his artistic practice, Bjarne Bare maintains a keen interest in the development and current state of the photographic image, as well a theoretical curiosity concerning modes of perception in the reading of the photograph. He has been the editor of notable books on photography, including the publications Why Photography? (Skira, Milan, 2020) and New Scandinavian Photography (Black Dog Publishing, London, 2017) and published several artist monographs, including The Hollow Man (Hass- la, New York, 2023).
Bjarne Bare (b. 1985 Poznań, Poland) lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. The artist received an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles (2017) and BFA from the Academy of Fine Art, Oslo (2013). He has had major solo exhibitions at OSL contemporary, Oslo; Salonul de proiecte, Bucharest, Romania; Kunstparken, Risør, Norway and Fondazione Bevialcqua La Masa, Palazzo Tito, Venice, Italy. Important group exhibitions have been presented at Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, Norway; Lillehammer Kunstmuseum and Henie Onstad Kunstsenter, Norway. His forthcoming 2023 solo exhibitions include Moral Hazard at OSL contemporary and Risør, at Risør Kunstpark. Bare’s artworks are in permanent collections such as the National Museum of Art, Oslo, Norway; Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker, Norway; Wienerberger Contemporary Photography Collection, Vienna, Austria and Ekard Collection, Wassenaar.
MAY 6 - JUNE 3, 2023
SATURDAY MAY 6, 6-9
1705 N. KENMORE AVE.
LOS ANGELES, CA 90027