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Irina Rozovsky at Vital Path Methodology

Irina Rozovsky at Vital Path Methodology

Irina Rozovsky at Critical Path Method

Irina Rozovsky’s solo exhibition right here options sixteen images and a large wall-based textual content piece—all created between 2015 and 2021—alongside a choice of sourced panorama work by unknown artists, picked up at roadside outlets. The present is concentrated round Rozovsky’s journey alongside Route 15, a Georgia state thoroughfare that’s often known as “Traditions Freeway,” which additionally occurs to be the title of this affecting presentation.

Indicators recorded whereas driving north on GA RT 15 “Traditions Freeway” on October 11, 2021, the larger-than-life concrete poem, shows snippets of ready-made language that the artist noticed because the Southern panorama rolled by, together with church reader-board strains, election marketing campaign slogans, fuel station messages about “pay[ing] on the pump,” and notices free of charge Covid-19 vaccines. The piece is sort of a diary of types and superbly data the passage of time because the artist—who was born in Russia however at the moment resides in Athens, Georgia—drove on Route 15 taking photos of varied sights and topics, together with a pair on the verge of sharing a candy kiss, a lady gazing on the viewer previous her meal at a picket desk, and a younger mom along with her youngster on Christmas morning. My favourite {photograph} right here, Untitled (Traditions Freeway), 2018, options an deserted white horse carriage: a fantastical, anachronistic object that originally pushed me right into a deep nostalgic reverie…till my eyes landed on the junky blue tarp and bottle of Sprite close by.

The nostalgia, the eager for the slowness of the South, can also be felt in Baltimore, a city that flirts with simply how Southern it truly is. The gallery is positioned within the Bolton Hill neighborhood, the place you’ll be able to hint vestiges of the racially restrictive covenants and discriminatory redlining of the US. I’ve heard, colloquially, Baltimore being known as the higher South, although it’s markedly completely different from the molasses (or film-developing) slowness of Georgia. I imagined the clicking of Rozovsky’s analog digital camera as her automobile traversed Traditions Freeway, invisible threads connecting moments frozen in time throughout house, revealed for our delectation right here.

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