Thaddeus Holownia

Paris After Atget

February 14, 2015 - May 5, 2015

Holownia, Thaddeus

Terrasse Lautreamont, Paris, 2007

toned silver gelatin

16x20 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Pont Neuf, Paris, 2007

toned silver gelatin

16x20 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Place Madeleine Braun, Vive les Maman Sexy, Paris, 2007

gelatin silver print

16x20 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Parc Roger-Priou, 4th Arrondissement, Paris, 2010

digital pigment print

15x36 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Parc de Monceau, 8e, Paris, 2010

digital pigment print

15x36 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Misstic, Angle rue des Gobelins et rue Gustave Geffroy, Paris, 2007

toned silver gelatin

16x20 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Le Cirque D'Hiver, 110-112 rue Amelot, Paris, 2010

toned silver gelatin print

8x22 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

L'opera de Paris, Palais Garnier, 2nd Arrondissement, Paris, 2010

digital pigment print

15x36 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Carrefour intersection avenue Daumesnil, rue Michel Chasles, et rue Traversiere, Paris, 2007

toned silver gelatin print

16x20 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

Avenue d'lena and rue Lubeck, Paris, 2010

silver gelatin print

22x44 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

12 Rue Pierre-Lescot, 1st Arrondissement, Paris, 2010

toned silver gelatin print

8x22 in.

Holownia, Thaddeus

3 rue des Quatre-fils, Hotel Rohan, 3rd Arrondissement, Paris, 2010

digital pigment print

15x36 in.

Thaddeus Holownia confronts past and present cultures in this rapidly changing city. The work explores themes of architecture, evolution of urban space and our impact on the environment.  Reflecting on Eugène Atget's landmark photographs of Paris at the turn of the twentieth century, Holownia visited the city over several years, looking at the juxtaposition of elements within the urban environment.

The collection consists of 8 panorama photographs 3 feet long, 4 panorama photographs 2 feet long, and 6 silver prints 1 1/2 x 2 feet long, exploring ideas of the new culture in Paris. Some works include the vibrant "dancing girls” of graffiti artist MissTic. These works concern urban space and the juxtaposition of different elements within that environment.