Three New Photographers

January 4 - February 11, 2006

Paul Schiek makes enigmatic photographs of the people and things he encounters on his constant travels throughout the US. Working mostly during the nighttime hours, Schiek’s seemingly casual style spotlights and transforms an ordinary or even mundane subject, revealing something unexpected, surreal, or spectacular. Schiek roots his photographic practice in a search for connectedness through the exploration of the epic questions of god, death and love, revealing in his images a preoccupation with the struggle of opposites. Schiek recently graduated with a BA from CCA, where he studied closely with Jim Goldberg and Larry Sultan. Originally from Wisconsin, an association that deeply informs his work, Schiek currently lives in Oakland, CA