Hopstreet Gallery, Sint-Jorisstraat 109, 1050 Brussels (BE)
Opening: 2015/01/15 18:00
Sara Bjarland, Egon Van Herreweghe
Hopstreet Gallery presents new work by Sara Bjarland (FI/NL) and Egon Van Herreweghe (BE). Their divergent approaches to photography challenge the viewer to consider what the medium can be.
In the main space Bjarland displays photographic works, a video and a found object that investigate the grey area between natural and artificial objects. By constructing and framing her subjects carefully, she infuses objects that might otherwise be overlooked with a new value and meaning.
Van Herreweghe offers a more deconstructive form of photography in The Box. His work focuses on the materiality of existing photographs, which he manipulates by scratching, staining and copying. By doing so he allows coincidence to affect the outcome of his ideas. He thus emphasizes that photographs are transitional objects, bearing in themselves the beginning of a new image.