Penumbral States, Alter Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA
September 24 – October 29, 2016 Reception: 24 September, 7-10pm
Elisabeth Ajtay’s Penumbral States is comprised of several works consisting of darkness punctuated with light. In darkness there is a space that exposes and reveals the fragility of the human body while simultaneously existing as a comfort zone. The works in Penumbral States are ambiguous, repetitive, and lacking clarity — carving out a space for magic, solitude, and silence in response to the omnipresence of the virtual space with it’s instant answers, offers, and demands.