A two-person photography exhibition by local Brooklyn artists
Peter Hassler and Dahn Hiuni
Enshrouded explores the veiled human subject as theme. In all images, figures are somehow hidden or obscured, in moments that are both unrehearsed and mysterious. Through Hassler’s and Hiuni’s lenses, figures seem to be negotiating critical moments of presence, absence and transformation. Whether shrouded by a physical covering, or by veils of light or smoke, the individuals in these photographs are somehow in the process of appearing and disappearing—to others and to themselves. Both in public spaces and in intimate ones, the various shrouds become metaphors for physical, psychic and emotional predicament, as well as spiritual and aesthetic experience. With their subtle, unobtrusive approach, Hassler and Hiuni attempt to reveal human experiences, even as their subjects may try to conceal them.
Dahn Hiuni and Peter Hassler
Peter Hassler is a photographer living and working in Brooklyn. He has exhibited at the International Center of Photography and in various establishments throughout Brooklyn.Mr. Hassler studied at Temple University, at the International Center of Photography, and at the Maine Photographic Workshops, where he took intensive workshops with renowned Finnish-American photographer Arno Minkkinen. Mr. Hassler also studied with Bruce Davidson at the Jewish Community Center of Manhattan, where he was challenged to turn his attention to intimately photographing people. In this recent body of work, Hassler continues to focus on the human subject, exploring how the act of concealment may also reveal. In addition to creating his own artwork, Hassler works as an interior designer and website producer.
Dahn Hiuni is a New York-based multidisciplinary artist. His work spans the fields of visual art, performance art, video, film and theatre. Mr. Hiuni’s work has been presented at such New York venues as P.S. 122, Franklin Furnace, Artists Space, Metro Pictures, Cooper Union and Thread Waxing Space. A recent show at the Galeria garnered a Critic’s Pick in TimeOut New York. Other exhibition and performance venues include the Cleveland Performance Art Festival, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Lancaster Museum of Art. His solo performance Twentieth Century Art is part of the permanent collection of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. Mr. Hiuni has taught at Pratt, Hofstra, FIT, Bucknell and Kutztown Universities. He holds a BFA in painting from the University of Manitoba, and an MFA in studio art from Penn State University. He is currently adjunct professor of art at School of Visuals Arts and SUNY College at Old Westbury, where he has also curated two exhibitions. Mr. Hiuni also gives tours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.