Robert Kawika Sheer
Under the Manhattan Beach Pier No. 1 (49/250), 1999
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16 x 20 in
'Under the Manhattan Beach Pier No. 1' exemplifies the long-exposure photography of Robert Kawika Sheer. In the image, the camera looks down the long hypostyle hall of the underside of a pier, the linear perspective of the space drawing the viewer's gaze into the distance where the artist stands nude with his hands over his head. Before each of the columns, silhouettes of the artist strike poses like spiritual presences. The long-exposure of the photograph might make the image appear as though exposed during the day, but the flashing trails of airplanes in the sky above betray the artist's nighttime practice. 16 x 20 inches, photograph 26.75 x 30.75 inches, frame Signed 'R Sheer' lower right Edition 49/250 lower left Artwork in new condition; some minor abrasions to frame. Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag matting, museum glass, and housed in a modern profile silver gilded moulding.