Braverman Gallery is pleased to invite you to the opening of Anna Yam’s solo exhibition Habitat.
Anna Yam’s exhibition is the culmination of a two year process in which she set to explore the tension between the landscape of the natural world and the photographic technique employed to record her images. The result is a series of these works, presented here for the first time.
The title Habitat is a term taken from the world of ecology that signifies a physical setting in which an organism naturally or normally lives and grows: a living environment.
Much like an explorer, Yam seeks to discover destinations that have yet been mapped, whose identity has yet to be revealed. Amorphous scenes like a waterfall, a palm tree or a pool defines and maps the borders of her field of research. The conditions are typically less than optimal – darkness, fog, snow. It is a habitat impossible to document which Yam seeks to dismantle in employing her photographic technique. The haziness of her world is not predetermined, as only the locations and the conditions are predefined. The strong contrast between light and darkness, shallow and deep, narrative and conceptual, painting and photography, near and far, humorous and melancholic, vague and precise is Yam’s living environment – her habitat.
The images in Yam’s photographs may appear as fragments of familiar objects but the evolution of her habitat creates a new code to decipher.
Curator: Adi Gura