EXHIBITIONS: Rocky Schenck's "Wonderland"

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From "Wonderland"
Rocky Schenck, who's been likened to a photographic Edgar Allan Poe, has a show at L.A.'s Paul Kopeikin Gallery through Oct. 8. Schenck's "Wonderland" collection "explores fantastical and wondrous environments that couldn’t possibly be real, but, indeed, they are," according to the gallery. "From a silver sphere in a Paris suburb to a forest of blackened shafts blanketed in snow to an alien landscape of towering pinnacles, all the images in 'Wonderland' celebrate the magical world around us." This new work continues the documentation of his travels around America and Europe, according to Schenck. "By continually exploring alternative realities and photographing the experiences, I feel that perhaps I’ll better understand how I got to this point in my life, and where I’ll be heading in the future," he muses. "These wanderings are my therapy." As author John Berendt wrote of Schenck’s work, "Each photograph is like a still taken from a movie that exists not on film but rather in one’s memory, with all the fuzziness typical of remembered impressions." See www.paulkopeikingallery.com and www.rockyschenck.com for more.
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