Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Aperture and Steven Kasher Tomorrow Night

Aperture Gallery Presents: Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain

A new exhibition of photographs from Eirik Johnson’s body of work and recently released monograph Sawdust Mountain will open at Aperture gallery April 15th and will remain on view through June 4th.

In Johnson’s words his photographs are “a melancholy love letter of sorts, my own personal ramblings.” This poetic sensibility is apparent in the images of Sawdust Mountain which consider the environmental impact and sustainability of industries reliant on the natural resources of Oregon, Washington and Northern California. Depicting towns at the heart of the worlds of logging and salmon farming in the U.S., Johnson captures the uncertainty that follows after an industry boom has ended as well as the hazy light and landscapes of the Northwest.

Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain

Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM


Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York
(212) 505 - 5555

A group show titled Between the Bricks and the Blood: Transgressive Typologies, co-curated by Steven Kasher and Damon Brandt, will be on view at Steven Kasher Gallery from April 15 to May 8. The show will feature grids of work by Robert Mapplethorpe, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andy Warhol, Walker Evans, Emory Douglas, the Minneapolis Police Department, Ara Galant, Alexandra PenneyHyers and Mebane, the IRT Corporation, Anonymous and more. The exhibition will explore a grid of themes, including: the portrait as incarceration, anonymous engineers as artists, the inverse effects of seriality, revolution and repetition, the bureaucratic gaze returned, and chance as a disruptive strategy. The opening reception will take place on April 15 from 6-8 pm
Steven Kasher Gallery 521 West 23 Street New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Phil Toledano Lecture at ICP

 I'm being abused by the lovely Melanie Flood at the opening of America the Gift Shop at House Projects 10-29-09

The Photographers Lecture Series

April 7 | Wednesday | 7:00 pm | $15 each at the door
School at ICP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas

In this lecture series, photographers show their work and share their ideas and concerns with the audience. Join me at ICP to hear "The Mr Toledano" talk about his work. Phil Toledano is as interesting and entertaining as his thought provoking work. This is not a lecture to be missed.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Vestige Opening Reception

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday April 9th 7-11pm, 58 Gallery, 58 coles st jersey city nj. 07302

DIRECTIONS: 58 Gallery is easily accessible from NYC by PATH train. Enter the PATH station on 6th Ave. at 33rd, 23rd, 14th, 9th, Christopher St., or World Trade in Manhattan and exit at Grove St. in Jersey City. Take a short walk up Newark Ave., make a right onto Coles St. The gallery is between 3rd and 4th. 58 Coles Street.

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Vestige pairs the work of Justine Reyes and Sonja Thomsen. Through both photography and installation both artists’ work tackle the concepts of memory and loss.

Justine Reyes: These Last Things consists of large-scale color photographs of the interior of four drawers. I took these drawers out of my uncle's dresser after he passed away.  The title refers to the Novissima or the Four Last Things that every man must face; Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell. I chose this title not only because my uncle was Catholic and very religious but also because it refers to the things we leave behind when we die. These drawers are the last physical trace or vestige of my uncle, left untouched in his memory.

 Sonja Thomsen: As the word Lacuna references both intellectual and physical gaps, the temporal installation titled lacuna is a metaphor for memory and aging.  70 small images hang on the wall, some in stacks of reproductions waiting to be peeled away.  Throughout the duration of the installation the images are removed, fade and reveal an impression in plexi of the image that was once there. Place and person become symbol and impression in the work creating an emotive narrative suspended in the gap between; a man straddling dementia, a boy in his teenage prime, hands cradling the last harvest of raspberries.  

Friday, April 2, 2010

31 Women in Art Photography Panel Discussion

Women in Art Photography: Past, Perspective
and Projections 
Presented by 
Humble Arts Foundation and
Affirmation Arts, in conjunction with
31 Women in Art Photography 

Saturday, April 3, 2010, 2PM

Moderator: Marla Goldwasser, Director,
Affirmation Arts


Charlotte Cotton / Co-curator, 31 Women in
Art Photography
,Creative Director,
National Media Museum
Jon Feinstein / Co-curator, 31 Women
in Art Photography
,Co-founder and Curatorial
Humble Arts Foundation
Vanessa Kramer / Director of Photographs, Phillips
de Pury & Company
Justine Reyes / Exhibiting artist, 31 Women in Art Photography
Sasha Rudensky / Exhibiting artist, 31 Women in Art Photography

Affirmation Arts
523 West 37th Street 
New York, NY 10018 
(212) 925.0092

Light refreshments will be served after the panel.

Further information