Opening Reception: Sunday, September 16 from 2pm to 4pm
This exhibition presents 22 photographs taken by Michael Borek in his native Czech Republic. Over the last ten years, he continued to return to photograph an old blue-collar neighborhood in Prague, where he grew up. This area seemed to resist the changes of modern times. However, several years ago, developers embarked on a new construction of luxurious condos there. This project combines images of the old dilapidated neighborhood, hints of the emerging construction, and posters of developer-rendered idealizations of the “happy future.” However, these posters themselves are not immune to the ravages of time, and sometimes it is hard to recognize what is a depiction of reality and what is a depiction of a depiction of reality. This project visually retraces the dream-like reality of a seemingly aimless walk, where it is impossible to distinguish among the past, the present, and the future.
- Daily 10 am – 5 pm,
- Thursdays 2 pm – 8 pm
To view the show, visit Multiple Exposures Gallery in Studio 312 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.