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"OTIUM - NEGOTIUM" PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDREA WILMSEN

May 12, 2012 - June 24, 2012
Opening Reception: May 12, 2012 (5 - 9 pm)
Closing Reception: June 24, 2012 (1 - 4 pm)

Harris & Ruble ART, Hollywood's most diversified and eclectic new gallery, is pleased to present "Otium-Negotium," featuring works by Berlin-based artist Andrea WilmsenThe exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on Saturday, May 12, from 5 pm - 9 pm, and will continue until June 24.

Andrea Wilmsen

"There is a point wherein the mystery of existence contradictions meet;
Where movement is not all movement and stillness is not all stillness;
Where the idea and the form, the within and the without, are united;
Where infinite becomes finite, yet not." - Rabindranath Tagore

"Otium-Negotium" is a narrative cycle of photographs reflecting the artist's expression of two seemingly contradictory collections of images, one series of nature, the other of urban photographs. Andrea Wilmsen approaches both sides of human nature through her own direct perception: the longing for stillness reflected through nature (Otium) and the perpetual push to be driven by movement and excitement through urban life (Negotium). While perceiving nature slowly, carefully, completely and attempting to delve into what lies beyond the obvious, Andrea is not less fascinated by spontaneous glimpses at everyday life, particularly at evening activities, when fleeting moments appear in the twilight and the beauty of gloominess catches her eye. In both settings Andrea Wilmsen reveals the tonal values of nature in tints of striking beauty, original and uncontrived.