Czech photographer Tereza Vlčková is winning awards and hearts in the global art world. She made her debut with “Two” – a series of photographs of identical twin girls in matching outfits staring blankly at the camera. Although reminiscent of the twins who haunt the carpeted hallways in “The Shining,” Vlčková’s fairytale backdrops of tree forests and fields of hay work to accentuate the delicate differences between her subjects.
Vlčková is represented by Danziger Gallery in New York which will soon exhibit the work of Dutch photographer Hendrik Kerstens, who has been photographing his one and only subject – his daughter Paula – for the past 17 years. Sitting in Vermeer “Girl With a Pearl Earring” like poses, Paula dons a paper napkin made to look like a maid’s bonnet, and a plastic grocery bag shaped to look like a lace hood. Modern materials made to look classic and timeless. Date of Kerstens’ opening to be announced; the gallery was flooded by Hurricane Sandy – a natural disaster Vermeer could have related to as he witnessed the 1675 flood of the Netherlands.