Sara Glik and Stephanie Sdanowich, whose works form the present show at the Katzenstein Gallery (through July 31), are not collaborators, but both work in photography. Both also have potential, though they have some distance to go before fully realizing it.
Glik's photographs are mostly black and white but occasionally hand-colored and some employ infrared film. Her images here are primarily of nudes and abandoned cars, with the latter (though fewer in number) more consistently successful. In the pictures of these vehicles, rotting and slowly succumbing to the processes of nature ("Car in Charleston," "Car at Woodstock"), Glik explores light, tone and meaning. Weeds grow up around them, offering mute testimony to the transience of human life and desires.
Some of Glik's nudes are also effective, notably the hand-colored "Nude Series 3," in which a nude and a cascade of foliage blend against a yellow-toned background. This rather simple, lovely image works better than others involving an apparently more complex but elusive narrative.