© Michael Benari
January 4 – February 25, 2018
Leica Gallery Boston is proud to present “Reality-Deconstructed”, by Michael Benari. The Boston / New York based artist, examines perceptions of the urban landscape through abstract photographic visual language. Benari, who shot the photographs exclusively with his Leica M6, utilizing black and white film, used the landscape to create his own ocular vocabulary. Reality-Deconstructed surveys nature and architecture through a selection of Benari’s projects, including: “Guggenheim Museum Bilbao”, “Nature Abstracted” and “Holocaust Memorial Berlin”. He aims to use these visual elements in ways that surprise, and at times, provoke, so as to invite the viewer into new realms. Benari’s work questions what we assume to know and his use of abstraction further challenges our understanding of what defines photography.