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.