April 25 – May 6, 2012
We live in a world where we are never quite at home. Our attempts to control and domesticate are continually thwarted by forces that refuse to be harnessed or subdued. Our cherished views and preconceived notions are always under siege. And things are not what they seem.
The work of Thomas Hlavacek explores the liminal region that lies between perception and “fact”. Everyday objects often appear distorted, familiar spaces hostile or ephemeral. Meaning becomes complex, fluid, unpredictable. But there is beauty, alien.
Hlavacek’s recent photographs and videos depict structures that populate the urban landscape, but mostly receive so little attention as to remain virtually unseen. By isolating these architectural fragments from a recognizable context, the viewer is invited to confront them in their own reality – and their own unique strangeness.