Chris Komater : 16:9
July 29th, 2022– September 3rd, 2022
For his new series, “16:9,” Chris Komater has produced a body of very low-resolution photographs, 16 pixels wide by 9 pixels high. Almost visually indecipherable, the imagery suggests a form; the viewer completes the work by imbuing it with intent, definition, and meaning. Inspired by today’s polarized views of reality, he has created photos that may be interpreted any way the viewer chooses.
Komater offers no pedantic or manipulative messages, no attempt to guide…nothing about his desires, anxieties, or trying to articulate something of his private experience through a universal visual language. In the post-Trump world, Komater has discovered that he cannot change what is already in someone’s head, but maybe he can prompt some discussion about what is being seen and why.
Accompanying the exhibition is a hardcover catalog (11.69 x 8.27 inches) featuring 24 full-color images of the entire 16:9 series, available for $37 online by following this link: http://www.chriskomater.com/catalogs