Abelardo Morell

"Camera Obscura: View of the Brooklyn Bridge in Bedroom, 2009" © Abelardo Morell

Abelardo Morell’s current New York exhibitions — “The Universe Next Door” at Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery and “Groundwork” at Bonni Benrubi Gallery — reinvent conventional photographic landscapes. Using the age-old practice of camera obscura, Morell (b. 1948) casts outside scenes onto interior walls; other times, he sets up a tent, projecting his nearby surroundings onto surfaces ranging from a Brooklyn rooftop to a dried-up plot of Texas desert.