Adam Katseff

Adam Katseff was raised in North Andover, Massachusetts and currently lives and works in Palo Alto, California. He received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art, and an MFA from Stanford University where he now teaches. His work has been shown at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, The Lab, Root Division, Berkeley Art Center, The Michael and Noemi Neidorff Gallery at Trinity University, Pictura Gallery, and Sasha Wolf Gallery. He is the recipient of the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award, as well as the Anita Squires Fowler Award. He is represented by Sasha Wolf Gallery in New York City. He presents his first solo show now through January 2014 at the Sasha Wolf Gallery titled In the Course of Time.

The Susquehanna 2012

The Susquehanna 2012

In the Course of Time.

With four separate, but closely related series, my work references subjects both elemental and deeply familiar: fire, land, the night sky, the empty room. Through use of minimal, subtractive form the viewer is invited to compose the remainder of the image themselves. In this way our experience of the work becomes at once universal and deeply personal – an exploration of the line between physical space and our psychological relationship to it. Whether an image emerges slowly from the dark or is dominated by light, these photographs convey a sense of place where past, present and future are collapsed into a single state of time. In this way, spaces of personal, shared or historical significance are transformed into places of spiritual significance. Something both intimate and sublime operates within these images, transporting us to a place outside of place, a time independent of time. This feeling of eeriness, of otherness speaks to a truth hidden behind everyday observation – a sense that what colors our experience is not merely a landscape, a room, a night sky, a flame, but something greater; something more.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 2012

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 2012

Donner Lake 2013

Donner Lake 2013

Cathedral Rock, Yosemite 2012

Cathedral Rock, Yosemite 2012

Dixville Notch, The White Mountains 2013

Dixville Notch, The White Mountains 2013

Flame V. (24 Minutes) 2011

Flame V. (24 Minutes) 2011

Flame IX. (9 Minutes) 2011

Flame IX. (9 Minutes) 2011

Flame III. (13 Minutes) 2011

Flame III. (13 Minutes) 2011

Whole Night: July 15-16, 2011

Whole Night: July 15-16, 2011

Whole Night: October 1-2, 2011

Whole Night: October 1-2, 2011

Whole Night: July 14-15, 2011

Whole Night: July 14-15, 2011

Frederic Church's Studio, Hudson, New York 2013

Frederic Church’s Studio, Hudson, New York 2013

Bedroom, North Andover, Massachusetts 2012

Bedroom, North Andover, Massachusetts 2012

adam_katseff_14_o

Yosemite Chapel 2013

Visit his website for more information.



Let's Get Physical!

If you didn’t know, we print limited edition artist monographs and magazines. Check out our SHOP! Help us get our publications near you. We are looking for new retail locations to stock Aint–Bad. If you know of a shop in your area that supports independent publishers, suggest them below!