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Alex Neumann
From September 13th 1983 to October 5th 1983
Photographies

“Alex Neumann’s exhibition at Optica was warm and visually seductive. The show was comprised of 13 photographs placed on the wall in the simplest way possible: unmated images under sheets of glass held up by nails. The prints were all 4x5 enlargements; 11 colour, and 2 black and white.

Neumann’s photographs are essentially arid summer landscapes. Water is only alluded to by the vegetation, but never seen. Warm earth tones, lush greens and deep blue skies fill the images with dramatic flavour. Quite naturally, these desert images exclude human beings- however the unseen presence of the photographer is felt very strongly […]”
- Dagenais, Francine, “Photographie”, Vanguard, November 1983, p. 46.