Exhibition opening: Friday 20 November at 6pm
Solo exhibition of Vytenis Jankūnas features photographs made by the artist while traveling through New York via the subway – from Queens to Manhattan. He uses the same route almost daily on the "J" train line, taking pictures of the accidental travelers. At first sight these photographs appear to be simple documentation of his journeys, while their aesthetics and the print technology create an illusion of classical photography. In reality every image has been created using a method of multiple exposure – the single image has been digitally composed from between several and dozens of different shots. The artist composes several of these multilayered images on the same sheet, in this way complexifying the perception of time and situation. Time becomes yet another traveler of this train and alongside the author of the photographs wonders through the images: it stops, vanishes or reappears in the little details of the image.
Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania to the United States of America
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania, The Lithuanian Council for Culture