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Natalie Krick: Repetition Suppression

January 16, 2021 - February 27, 2021

an installation view of Repetition Suppression by Natalie Krick at Specialist gallery in Seattle, WA. Three works occupy a white wall. On the left is a diptych of one image, presented as both negative and positive black and white, in thin, cobalt blue frames. In the center is a black and white image a closed eye in a blue frame that extends perpendicularly out from the wall. A bare lightbulb hangs from the ceiling above it. On the far right there are two large, vertical black and white images of a leg in fishnet stockings and black high heel shoes. One image hangs on the wall in a thin blue frame. The other is in a standing frame, also blue.

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.





January 16, 2021
February 27, 2021
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Wheelchair accessible, Service Animals allowed
BIPOC-curated, Women curated, Women artist(s), LGBTQIA+ curated
Event Type
Gallery, Visual Art
Pandemic Info
By Appointment


300 South Washington Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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