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German artist Bergemann returns to Omaha with new set of photo composites


The Moving Gallery will welcome back to Omaha German photographer Frauke Bergemann who is presenting a new body of digital compositions involving landscape subjects observed over time.

Landscapes: At a distance quite close opens Dec. 10, from 7-9 p.m. and runs through January 21, 2016, in the Garden of the Zodiac Gallery, 1042 Howard Street. Her new photographs are large-scale studies of forest interiors, intimately experienced places where diverse habitats of trees, understory plants and water all coexist.

The images are panoramic and richly detailed, the result of the artist’s preferred approach to using digital photography as a means to stitch together views taken of the same place over changing seasons.

Additionally, subtle changes in perspective and selective focus result in an immersive, nearly 3D effect. The photocompositions become an analog to one’s experiences of a familiar place, an accumulated appreciation that occurs over time and becomes, in itself, a kind of new reality.

Bergemann has exhibited previously in Omaha in the Moving Gallery’s Portrait Berlin group show (2007) followed by a solo show of Berlin photographs there in 2008. In 2009, her panoramic views of an abandoned hospital in Beelitz, Germany, were contrasted with compositions made in the Old Market. Like the images in Wasser, they featured large scale, hyper-realistic color photographs.

Frauke Bergemann trained in photographic design at the Muthesius Art Academy in Kiel and after spending time as a freelance graphic artist and photographer in Munich, has lived and worked in Berlin since 2001. Her photo essay on the “Woodstock of Europe”, Jimi Hendrix and the Love and Peace Festival Fehmarn 1970, has just been published.

The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 8:00pm and on Sundays from noon to 6:00pm. For further information, please contact 402.517.8719 or vmercer3@cox.net.


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