Barbara Krakow Gallery typically has two exhibitions and a project on the “One Wall, One Work” wall every six weeks. This ‘round’ is no different, yet the structure of the “One Wall, One Work” is an ongoing video program that began in early March. Over the course of the three months, the gallery is presenting a rotating program of works created in video by four artists: Christian Marclay, Liliana Porter, Suara Welitoff and Julian Opie. Instead of a group show where multiple videos are playing simultaneously, each artist’s work will be on view, on its own, for three weeks. The choice of these four artists was an active one - to show the breadth and depth of work being made in and with video.
The program began with Christian Marclay’s “Telephones” (on view from March 18 - April 7), proceeded to Liliana Porter’s 22-minute “Actualidades/Breaking News” (April 8 to April 28) and now presents the work of Suara Welitoff (April 29 - May 18). Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Welitoff uses still images, digital video, and installation to explore the interplay of language, movement and time. Over the course of the three weeks that Welitoff’s work will be projected, Barbara Krakow Gallery will show three works - one per week. Most common within her work is repetition, reduced speed, heightened colors and exceptional focus on poetic and nuanced movement that, when viewed repeatedly, lift minor occurrences to majorly powerful situations. To give a fuller scope of Welitoff’s current work, one piece will have sound, another will be text-based and the last will be almost entirely abstract.