Tarrah Krajnak: 1979: Contact Negatives


March 10 - April 20, 2019
Artist’s reception: Sunday March 10, 2019
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Artforum International


Review by Catherine Wagley, Contemporary Art Review .LA



Tarrah Krajnak

1979 Self Portrait

For her exhibition at As Is titled 1979: Contact Negatives, the artist Tarrah Krajnak will produce new photographic work on site in the gallery. Employing an array of large format cameras, a lighting studio and a temporary darkroom, Krajnak will use projection and re-photography to imaginatively “return” her body to the city of Lima, Peru; and to 1979, the year she was adopted from an orphanage there. Her project examines the intersection between the city’s fraught history and her own, and aims to make visible the ways that violent or traumatic histories can be held in bodies, and excluded from archives. This is the artist's first solo exhibition in Los Angeles.


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