Natalie Krick: Repetition Suppression
January 16 - February 27Free
To usher in 2021, Specialist presents Repetition Suppression, new photographic works by Natalie Krick.
Taking cues from the dangerous but alluring femme fatales of the 1940s and 50s Hollywood crime melodramas, Krick approaches the photograph as a fragment ingrained with treachery. In Repetition Suppression, prints are physically sliced, fractured and masked, then embedded within layers of reflective resin and mirrors. These glossy surfaces both reveal and conceal, enticing the viewer yet disrupting the act of looking. The seemingly cliché lure of Krick’s subjects prompts repetition suppression, defined as a reduced neural response to familiar, repeated stimuli. Yet the images in Repetition Suppression are unstable, rife with illusion and and trickery; like the femme fatale herself, not all is what it seems.