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Paul Solberg Christopher Makos
Soldiers and Saints
Place & Time
Seidel City
32O5 Longhorn Rd.
Boulder Colorado
August 18, 2018
7-10 pm
Contact Info
Terry Seidel terryseidelstudio@gmail.com
Program

Seidel City is pleased to present Soldiers and Saints, featuring work by Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg. The show will open with a public reception on May 18th, 2018 from 7-10 pm with the artists in attendance, and will be on view from May 18th to August 17th. Seidel City will also host an artist talk on May 22nd at 6:30 pm.

Additional Information

In Soldiers and Saints, artists Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg explore the liminal spaces beyond normative culture and the communities that live there. Selected from his series WHITE TRASH, Christopher Makos’ gritty black and white photographs chronicle New York City’s emerging punk scene in the 1970s and feature iconic figures like Andy Warhol, David Bowie, Grace Jones, Patti Smith, and many others. Photographs from Paul Solberg’s Service, a collection of intimate portraits of veterans in both the United States
and the Ukraine, provide a counter balance to the unapologetically raw vitality of Makos’ portrayal of punk counterculture. Solberg’s soft, atmospheric images imbue the anonymous soldiers with a haunted, otherworldly presence. Both exploring concepts of stigma, identity, and otherness, the juxtaposition of Makos’ and Solberg’s work creates a delicate tension between two artistic interpretations with equal resonance.

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