Georgina Reskala, Residue of a Vision
PDX CONTEMPORARY ART is delighted to introduce the newest addition to the gallery roster, Georgina Reskala, in “Residue of a Vision,” her ﬁrst solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will feature new photographic prints on gelatin silver paper and linen. Born and raised in Mexico, now living in Los Angeles, Reskala had a fascination with the camera at an early age. She has developed this to become an accomplished and professional photographer.
“What we understand as real is a construction of what our eye sees and what it comprehends. Reality is shaped by an ongoing construction of the merging of cultural experiences and our intake of visual information.
My work is a cumulative record of my perceptions and perspectives over time and space. I remove elements in order to point at the diﬀerence between what the eye sees and what it understands and each iteration has some truth and some ﬁction. It is a way to understand the meaning of seeing and perceiving. What happens in between is what interests me; that interstitial space which is the conﬁrmation of the limits of our understanding.
My fascination with perception is both physiological and philosophical. When I photograph the ocean or the forest, I copy and re-copy over and over and stripped the photographs of color, texture, form, elements,etc. It is a way to break down ideas and concepts; every rendition acquires new layers, new meanings, and it opens up to new interpretations.The photographs at the end are repetitions, illustrations, memories of reality, or just the residues of a vision.”
– Georgina Reskala 2017