Julio Grinblatt: Pasillos
16 Main St, Brooklyn, New York
May 6 - July 1, 2017
Minus Space is pleased to present the solo exhibition Julio Grinblatt: Pasillos. This is the Brooklyn-based artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery and it will feature a single, horizontal frieze of 40 photographs from his Pasillos series.
Since the mid-1990s, Julio Grinblatt has pursued his ongoing project entitled Uses of Photography. The overall project is guided by the logic of taxonomies. The artist’s Pasillos (corridors) photographs were the first series in the project and they established many of its conceptual parameters. Artist and writer Nicolás Guagnini describes Grinblatt’s pursuit as a “catalog of catalogs…a passionate and enthralling bureaucracy.”
The Pasillos photographs are minute, gelatin silver prints, with the image measuring only 1 1/8 inches high by 1 3/4 inches wide, and centered on a 10 x 8 inch paper mounted on aluminum. They depict stark, vacant hallways devoid of any people in flawless one point perspective. The photographs illuminate the idea of perspective itself, where the receding architectural elements function solely as spatial markers in the mind of the viewer.
Grinblatt’s Pasillos series has been exhibited more than twenty times in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States, South America, Europe, and Australia. The photographs have been published in several significant anthologies, including 100 Artistas Latinoamericanos and Mapas abiertos: Fotografia Latinoamericana 1991-2002. This exhibition is the first time this seminal series will be presented in New York City.