K.OSS Contemporary Art is pleased to present, “Past Imperfect,” a new collection of work by Santa Monica-based artist and photographer Georgina Reskala, with an opening reception, March 15, 2019 from 6pm-9pm.
In this intimate body of work, Reskala seeks to stop transient moments, offering a cumulative record of observations and perceptions over time and space. Using her own recycled images as well as found and family photographs, she prints, takes them apart, and reshoots the images, recreating moments in order to stop time as people and memories flee and change. Incorporating a dialogue about “what is and what we are,” the result is a dreamlike series of silver gelatine prints, which blur the lines between reality, memory and the material.
Born and raised in Mexico City, Reskala moved to San Francisco to attend California College of Arts and Crafts, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography. After graduating, she spent a year in Barcelona and a year in Mexico City, working in advertising and on personal projects, later earning her MFA in 2015 at California College of the Arts. Reskala has had several solo and group shows in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Barcelona and Mexico City, and in 2008, she was chosen as an ‘emerging artist to watch’ by a London-based agency ‘Fresh Air’. For nearly a decade, she has been involved in an ongoing project with a Mexican agency ‘Contornos’ documenting Oaxacan Artisans in an effort to widen their exposure. She is a part time teacher at the Harvey Milk Photo Center and a textiles teacher at L’ecole Claire Fontaine in Venice, CA.