dnj Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, “Passages – Case Studies in Euclidean Seduction.” by Gil Kofman.
In “Passages – Case Studies in Euclidean Seduction,” Kofman investigates a new way he has been looking at the geometry of ordinary hallways, or passages. He states, “I discovered the hallways in this exhibit quite by chance. I was simply trying to get from one place to the next, and these so-called passages comprised part of the material space I was forced to physically traverse and mentally discard.” Mindful of the rigid organization imposed by conventional perspective, he examines the common objects in the hallways – chairs, clocks, doors, knobs and garbage cans– as independent forms free from the constraints of vanishing points, horizon lines and orthogonals. As the eye rushes down the length of the passage, these objects serve as the focal point of an exploration.
Kofman was born in Nigeria and raised in Kenya, Israel and New York. He attended the NYU Graduate Film School after studying physics at Cornell. He also holds an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. Kofman has also written, produced, directed and edited a variety of fiction, plays, documentaries and other films. He is currently busy working on two separate film projects. He has exhibited his work in New York and has previously sold his photographs through a gallery in Rome. His work is in private collections in New York and Los Angeles and has appeared in the New York Times and other publications. This is Kofman’s first show at dnj Gallery.
The artist talk is Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 1:00pm
dnj gallery 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1, Santa Monica, California 90404
Contact: 310.315.3551 or email@example.com
By Jim McKinniss