Desert Bloom: Mona Kuhn Exhibits at Edwynn Houk Gallery
In regards to nudes, it would seem, there is nothing new under the sun. The human form has been explored in every medium, across every culture, leaving little left to explore. Yet, Mona Kuhn continues to blaze her own delicate trail with melodic stills of nudes in natural settings.
Kuhn debuts a new series of photographs at the Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York on September 11th. Acido Dorado is a continuation of work between Kuhn and muse, Jacintha. Joshua Tree and the stunning and secluded home of architect Robert Stone serve not only as back drop, but rather as guest collaborators. Kuhn combines desert terrain, architectural details and the curvature of human form to create a unified flawless landscape wherein all parts are equal. Kuhn's harmonious compositions are an achievement considering the beauty of each element never compete but rather provide an ethereal depth. Eventually, Kuhn honors her components with isolated portraiture highlighting the beauty of her muse, the sparse mystery of the desert land and the structural power of Stone's design. But it is when we see the whole that we see why Kuhn's perspective is uniquely her own:
"Shallow pools, mirrored ceilings and glass walls frame sandy colored hallucinations filled with dreamy light leaks and seductive reflections."
Edwynn Houk Gallery
Sept 11th - Oct 19th