Kaleidoscope City: Visions of Duality - Gallery 2
Max Victor Alper
Hosted @ DVAA - May 16th - 27th
Fine art photographer Max Victor Alper will debut his new series of city scenes, Kaleidoscope City: Visions of Duality at the Da Vinci Gallery in May 2018. People in the photos react to the random events of urban life in New York City and Philadelphia with vulnerability or strength, frenzy or calm, sadness or joy. The photographs are presented in pairs (diptychs) – one realistic and the other fantasy. The first image of each diptych is a straightforward recording of physical reality whereas the second metamorphosed image (digitally enhanced) of the same scene defies aesthetic norms and challenges the viewer's perceptions. The rhythm of the series moves from mood to mood – like a kaleidoscope – with shifting depictions and with a casual syncopation that groups images by related themes. The varied, yet unified, subject matter gains emotional power through contextual and stylistic contrast.
The photographs of Max Victor Alper have been shown in over 160 exhibitions in the United States and Europe. His work is included in major museum and private collections. He received his Ph.D. from New York University, where he later served as a faculty member and administrator.