Michael Haggiag’s Urban Abstractions at Freight + Volume Gallery

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Michael Haggiag’s Urban Abstractions at Freight + Volume Gallery

Freight + Volume Gallery’s current exhibition of photographs by Michael Haggiag elevates overlooked aspects of infrastructure common to many urban landscapes into a space of abstract contemplation. Haggiag combines mindfulness and the mundane in his approach to image making through a meditative engagement with his camera on city streets.


In order to create the final presentation of Haggiag’s painterly images, full of texture, street markings, graffiti and urban decay, Haggiag partnered with Duggal Visual Solutions, under the guidance of Visual Consultant Zulema Morin.


To prioritize and preserve the essence of each work, the giclee prints were carefully laminated to protect the surface using a finish that closely mirrored the original look of the artist’s choice of paper. They were mounted to Dibond, an aluminum product, then fitted with tube braces and float mounted. This allowed them to “breathe” at the edges with as little external distraction from framing as possible. This method was also chosen for its archival properties and structural integrity.


In order to create this undisturbed viewer experience, a very small trim and bleed was needed to create flawless edges for over 30 giclee prints. Extreme attention to technical details was required and flawlessly executed by Duggal’s Fine Art Gallery Mounting Department head, Mamoon Obaidullah and his staff of mounting, lamination, and framing artisans.


Ultimately, Haggiag’s steady gaze at intimate details of city life found an ideal two dimensional presentation, offering a transformative view on moments of vibrant quietude in an urban context. An experience Duggal was happy to facilitate.

Michael Haggiag is on view at Freight + Volume through 12/31/17.