Elisabeth Sunday
September 2nd – October 27th 2016

Under the title "Grace" gallery Hiltawsky presents the first German solo exhibition of American artist Elisabeth Sunday (*1959).

The exhibition presents over 30 artworks from the series "The Tuareg Portfolios", "Omo Valley Tribes", "Anima – Animus" and "Akan Fisherman" produced between 2005 and 2011. Additionally there are several early works from 1987 and 1988.

Elisabeth Sunday traveled extensively throughout Africa and the photographs in the show were taken in Ethiopia, Mali, Ghana and Kenya.

Sunday uses medium and large format cameras and only works in an analog way. She calls her working style 'mirror photography': "Mirror photography is much more than photographing a reflection; it produces a visual alchemy that combines the physical world with that of the great mystery. Photographing with mirrors allows me to see the world in a different light and capture some element that remains hidden in straight photography. The use of elongation in indigenous and Western art has long been an archetype for the unconscious. Following in this tradition, I use my mirror to shine into the internal deep spaces where we universally connect to something greater." (Elisabeth Sunday, 2011)

In the center of the exhibition is a group of platinum prints in an unusual size of 25" x 30", which were produced in New York by an expert in that technique. The artist printed the silver-gelatin photographs.

Elisabeth Sunday’s work has been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe and is held in countless museum collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Houston Art Museum, The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Corcoran. Nazraeli Press published her first monograph "Grace" in 2012.

Opening reception
September 1st 2016, 7 pm
The artist will be present.
Laudatio: Elke Tesch