Habitat Making Mirrors 1 and 2 2006 2013

Izabela Pluta

9 Sep 2014 - 19 Mar 2015

Pluta’s images investigate the idea that landscape only hints at an actual place while prompting a search or intrinsic desire for definitive marks of distinction or familiarity. The white acrylic applied onto the surface of the photograph using the silk-screen process offsets the image and its surface layer creating a fragmented reproduction that is misaligned. Consequently, the photograph becomes even further removed from the moment of reality therefore suggesting a psychological disconnection from a place. Pluta does this to explore the shift in the reading of the original and the ways in which the mirrored image incites the transformation of spatial relations within the diptych while conflating the pictorial components towards a fantastical and imaginary reality.