Of Faith, Power, and Glory 2011
Baang + Burne Contemporary presents Of Faith, Power and Glory, where nostalgia meets suspicion. The sixth and final exhibition of Baang and Burne Contemporary’s six-week art event, titled “6x6”, the gallery juxtaposes photographs of Russia of a by-gone era with strikingly painted portraits of dictators and tyrants inspired by present day “bad guys” of contemporary society.
Photographed over the course of multiplevisits since 2007, Michael Kirchoff’s ongoing body of work “An Enduring Grace” explores the landscape
and cultural heritage of Russia. Inspired by a childhood fascination with television broadcasts from the then Soviet Union and images of Moscow’s Red Square, Kirchoff approaches the contemporary Russian landscape with a nostalgia and wonderment that is captured on the transient Polaroid film...(read more)