Curated by James Cavello
Route 17N, Tim White-Sobieski’s ongoing series of work, focuses on the complex nature of adolescence and the reluctant passage to adulthood. The staged photographs convey in lush colors the complex nature of personal evolution and the nebulous period between childhood and adult life. White-Sobieski examines visual, almost cinematic, representations of the clash between concrete reality and the allurement of fantasy, alongside symbolic and ritualistic depictions of isolation, fear, play, and contemplation. The abstract ideas of time and movement are evident as well, revealed with a heightened sense of light and dark.
Tim White-Sobieski is an artist based in New York City with photographic projects and video installations. His photography, video and light installations have been exhibited in galleries in Berlin, Madrid, Vienna, Stockholm, Paris and many other cities. In the past 15 years, over 30 international museums, have acquired or exhibited his work. In 2005, Tim White-Sobieski was selected as an artist for the collection of Bernard Arnault in Louis Vuitton headquarters in Paris. In 2006, the Louis Vuitton Company invited Tim White-Sobieski to participate in an exhibition entitled, "Icon", an interpretation of the iconic logo-bags. Other artists included Zaha Hadid, Ugo Rondinone, Sylvie Fleury, Shigeru Ban and Andrée Putman. Tim White-Sobieski continues to create site specific installations utilizing video, photography, sculpture and installation. His artwork will be exhibited in 2012 at Kunsthalle Detroit, and the Vejle Kunstmuseum, Vejle,Denmark (solo).
Artwork © Tim White-Sobieski