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Karni Dorell
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Red Hook



ARTIST STATEMENT: At the center of my work are questions about social groupings and how the feeling of the group experience fluctuates between vulnerability and security. I examine the ebb and flow of groups, the movement together and apart. I try to imagine these movements between people as large-scale ‘dances’ living together in tightly compressed spaces, managing the distance between one another, navigating daily routines.

My images are drawn from groups of people, herds of animals, patterns, rhythm and movement. I garner my imagery from TV and print. I also often work with found and original photos. My imagery is recycled and manipulated to the extent that its origins become unrecognizable, allowing me to explore issues of the individual removed from it’s original environment. I will work with whatever materials are available to me or what the concept calls for. However the installation format sometimes allows me the most freedom to work outside of any immediate borders.

Lately I’ve been gathering figures of people (with the help of collaborating friends and family) from around the world in various positions of action and placing them together in tight or conformed spaces drawing attention to the growing lack of physical space and the decreasing resources that threaten basic survival of people and the cultures that bind them. The proximity of which these figures sometimes are put together questions the connection between people in various environments and now, more than before, my own.

KD 2012

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  • Yesterday's shadows, detail
    June 2011
    cut out photo transparencies   60 x 12 feet
    This piece was inspired by the Egyptian spring. I used images of figures from the last time I was moved by Egypt which was when Sadat was assassinated and juxtaposed those images with current images

  • Yesterday's shadows
    June 2011
    cut out photo transparencies   60 x 12 feet
    A challenging installation at the Selena gallery, L.I. College, Brooklyn campus. The piece is composed of hundreds of cut out figures pinned to the wall.

  • detail of Yesterday's shadows
    June 2011
    cut out photo transparencies   60 x 12 feet
    Individually each cut out provides a story of its own. Together they provide a larger tale which is up to individual to interpret on their own. To me YS is like an ancient tale told on walls about a

  • Get in line
    2012
    Projected photo animation   24 x 14 feet
    Get in line is part of the Expanding mall cont'd - a multi-media installation collaboration with American/Dutch artist Jennifer Protas. The gallery is Skolska28 in Prague, The Czech Republic, 20

  • Get in line, detail
    2012
    Projected photo animation   24 x 14 feet

  • Swarm
    April 2012
    Projected photo animation
    Swarm is part of the Expanding mall cont'd - a multi-media installation with American/Dutch artist Jennifer Protas. The gallery is Skolska28 in Prague, The Czech Republic, 2012

  • Group stretch
    2/2012
    Digital print on 100% rag   24 x 20"
    Print using the same components used in the Expanding mall cont'd installation.

  • detail of Group stretch
    2/2012
    Digital print on 100% rag   24 x 20"

  • Invisible grid
    9/2010
    cut out photo transparencies   25 x 12 feet
    Invisible grid was part of a show titled: A State of Flux - three artists - New Work at FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY in the fall of 2010

  • detail of Invisible Grid
    9/2010
    cut out photo transparencies   25 x 12 feet
    For several years I have asked family and friends to collaborate with me by sending photographs of persons from around the world to assemble this large work. It was a response to the daily news of ye

  • Passing through
    August, 2010
    cut out photo prints laminated   30 x 12 feet
    Photo installation Waterlooplein metro station, Amsterdam, The Netherlands August 26 - November 6th, 2010

  • Passing through
    August, 2010
    cut out photo prints laminated   30 x 12 feet
    Photo installation Waterlooplein metro station, Amsterdam, The Netherlands August 26 - November 6th, 2010

  • Deadsea
    6/2010
    digital photo print   8 x 11"

  • Transmitting are you listening
    2010
    b&w photograph on fiber based archival photo paper   48 x 30"

  • Helmet
    2010
    b&w photograph on fiber based archival photo paper   56 x 38”

  • Alef bet
    2009
    b/w photo print    42 x 59”

  • Untitled
    2009
    b/w photo print   42 x 38"

  • Far enough
    2009
    b/w photograph   52 x 42"

  • Prayer field
    2007
    Ink jet print on 100% rag   18 x 13"
 








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