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Magnifying the World of Beauty That Lives Under a Microscope

Magnifying the World of Beauty That Lives Under a Microscope

photo Carl Strüwe

Documentary could not appear, at first, further from the practice of abstract photography; a difference between reflection and construction. Except for 20th century German Carl Strüwe, who spent three decades photographing natural specimens through a microscope. His work bridged the separate practices of documentary and abstraction, art and science and Germany’s pre- and post-war artists. Now, with a new exhibit at Steven Kasher Gallery, the hope is to bridge the historical relevance of European abstract photography with today’s U.S. contemporaries.


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STEVEN KASHER Gallery