Eduardo Blidner has been channeling the exotic and alluring power of one of the world's most iconic and well-known dances: the tango. Blidner, an Argentine photographer, brings the mystery, desire, and even sadness of the famous partner dance to life in his exhibition, "The Argentine Venus." More than a century old, the Argentine tango thrives on the chemistry and connection between the dancers as they struggle for power on the dance floor. "The woman is the mother of the Argentine tango," Blidner says. He believes that women lie at the heart of the deep passion conveyed through the music and dance. Blidner celebrates the beauty and seduction of the female muse with two series of 50 traditional darkroom prints in stark black-and-white. Showcasing feminine sensuality in different domestic locales, these prints reveal the raw emotion within the muses posed in small, intimate numbers. Part two of "The Argentine Venus" is currently on display and has proved so popular that the exhibition has been extended for another month. This is your chance to experience the fervor of the tango in an innovative and thought-provoking way: without song or dance, but through the silent intensity of pure emotion. The gallery will be closed December 24 through January 6, 2011.
Nov. 6-Dec. 23; Jan. 6-Feb. 26, 2010