Dawit L. Petros

Galeria Marilia Razuk

March 23 – April 23, 2011

Mimesis (The Woodstock Series) Untitled (Boundary Marker) (2007)
C-prints; Edition of 7 with 1 AP
Diptych, 20h x 48w in (50.8h x 121.92w cm)

Mimesis (The Woodstock Series) Untitled (Bridge) (2007)
C-prints; Edition of 7 with 1 AP
Diptych, 20h x 48w in (50.8h x 121.92w cm)

Mimesis (The Woodstock Series) Untitled (Crevice) (2007)
C-prints; Edition of 7 with 1 AP
Diptych, 24h x 40w in (60.96h x 101.6w cm)

Mimesis (The Woodstock Series) Untitled (Hole) (2007)
C-prints; Edition of 7 with 1 AP
Diptych, 20h x 48w in (50.8h x 121.92w cm)

Mimesis (The Woodstock Series) Untitled (River) (2007)
C-prints; Edition of 7 with 1 AP
Diptych, 20h x 48w in (50.8h x 121.92w cm)

Mimesis (The Woodstock Series) Untitled (Support Structure) (2007)
C-prints; Edition of 7 with 1 AP
Diptych, 20h x 48w in (50.8h x 121.92w cm)

Mimesis (The Woodstock Series) Untitled (Waterfall) (2007)
C-prints; Edition of 7 with 1 AP
Diptych; 24h x 40w in (60.96h x 101.6w cm)

Mimesis (The Woodstock Series) Untitled (Missing Trunk) (2007)
C-prints; Edition of 7 with 1 AP
Diptych, 20h x 48w in (50.8h x 121.92w cm)

Untitled (Synthesis 2, colors sampled from photographs of Woodstock landscapes) Schematic for Wall mural installation (2007)
Latex paint; Dimensions variable

Press Release

Mimesis
Galeria Marilia Razuk
São Paulo, Brazil

Produced while in residence at Woodstock Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY in 2007, Dawit L. Petros’ Mimesis (The Woodstock Series) (2007) employs the formal device of the figure in the landscape enacting a preconceived gesture as a meditation on the relationship between subject and location. The paring of images do not merely represent a before and after moment, but reconfigure the relation between the two. The depicted artist’s body anticipates the absent gesture that follows. Each site confers possibility, and both are reshaped through the application of memory. These works utilize shifts and transitions to assess implications and possibilities of becoming and behaving like something else. The process of subsuming one’s self into an environment through the faculty of imitation raises questions of affinity and reciprocity between self and context.