New Photography Exhibit opening at Miller Nichols Library

By , November 12, 2013 5:04 pm

RBExhibitMNLInvite‘Chance Encounters’ photography exhibit opens Nov 13

Artist Rolf Brommelsiek creates and photographs staged environments to elicit emotion and examine the complicated relationship between automobile and man.

“The tension and mystery contained within these images coupled with their ability to elicit a sense of ‘no place/no time’, the real and the imagined, and the blurring of past with present, serve as the foundation for this body of work.”

‘Chance Encounters: The Photograph as Palimpsest’ exhibits in the Dean’s Gallery on the second floor of UMKC’s Miller Nichols Library through January 30, 2014.  Meet the artist during an opening reception on November 13, 2013 from 4-6:00pm.

Rolf Brommelsiek,  artist and designer, creates architectural design elements for commercial projects.  These include specialty features in Club Med’s first urban center in Paris, France, as well as restaurants in San Francisco, California and Naples, Florida.  His artistic projects include numerous public sculptures, with his work Rabone 9 was selected for Kansas City’s Avenue of the Arts.  Returning to his roots in photography, Brommelsiek has recently focused on creating theatrical ‘sets’ around specific themes that are photographed.  The result of this process are two bodies of work:  ‘Homage to Detroit’ that explored the car as myth in society, and ‘Chance Encounters: The Photograph as Palimpsest’ which examines the car through a series of staged environments to elicit a mood of tension and mystery.  Brommelsiek holds a Master of Fine Arts from Florida State University in sculpture.

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