01 June 2018

upcoming curatorial project - 'west' opening at galerie kenilworth

West, featuring work by Ethan Rafal (San Francisco) and Max Cozzi (Milwaukee)
galerie Kenilworth is pleased to announce its fifth show, and first guest curator, West curated by aryn kresol. West looks at the work of two artists exploring the American West through photography. Each using distinct composition, technique, and presentation, Ethan Rafal and Max Cozzi use the medium of photography to navigate the features of the western scene.
Ethan Rafal is an artist based in San Francisco, California. His work examines the individual and collective experience of violence and the ways that subsequent representations of violence inform personal and national mythologies. West features photographs from his body of work entitled The Evening Pink. Exposed in the interior and Pacific West, the images comprising The Evening Pink explore timeless questions about the relationship between man, nature, and violence.
Max Cozzi is a fine-art and editorial photographer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He graduated with his BFA in Photography in 2016 from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His body of work, American Southwest, explores the American West as an unspoiled desert – intendedly implied to carry on endlessly beyond the image’s frame – contrasted with scenes of the man-altered landscape.
Through examining the work of Rafal and Cozzi, this exhibition highlights connections and distinctions between the cultural and natural landscape.
There will be an opening reception on Thursday, June 14 from 5–8 p.m.  Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided. The artist, Max Cozzi, and curator, aryn kresol, will be in attendance.