An opening reception of these works will be held on Thursday, November 4th, from 6:00-8:30 pm
+KRIS GRAVES PROJECTS is proud to announce the upcoming solo exhibition of photographic artist Jo Ann Walters' series Vanity + Consolation.
Jo Ann Walters has been practicing photography since the early 1980's. This selection of exquisite color photographic portraits from Walters' series Vanity + Consolation were made between 1985 and the present. She has been described by seminal photographer William Eggleston as "one of the few independently original photographers working in color today.” These original color prints have never been exhibited in New York.
Walters uses her small blue-collar hometown, Alton, Illinois, as her continuing inspiration. Approaching her subjects through the eyes of an insider with all of the ambiguities and contradictions this implies. Walters observes the intimate moments of the women, girls, children, and families pictured within the confines of the domestic space, Walters examines the complexities and forcefulness of inner life. “...Here are childhood’s intimations as well as adult recollection; here is a finely chiseled, technically and beautiful piece of art; a pensive, searing, almost sacred meditation on the ordinary.” -Dr. Laura Wexler, Yale University
Jo Ann Walters is a Guggenheim Fellow with work in collections around the world including the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress, St. Louis Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art, Biblioteque Nationale, and the Center for Fine Photography, Bombay, India among others. She is currently the Head of the Photography Board of Study at Purchase College, The State University of New York.
Jo Ann Walters’ Vanity + Consolation will be on view during regular gallery hours and by appointment. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the gallery at 917.913.1292 or by email at: email@example.com
From the website: "Deep Sleep is a quarterly online photography magazine founded by and featuring work from a small group of contributors who share the same office space in Shoreditch, East London. Each issue (published in February, May, August and November) will be on a specific theme and guest contributors are also invited to submit a set of images based on that theme."
A little more than a year ago, Deep Sleep Magazine had it's inaugural issue, titled "Invisible." Since then they have had three other issues, "Alien," "Dance," and most recently "Memory." Each issue shows an interesting, and wide variety of styles and subject matter that attempt to follow along the theme, all with written explanations of the work. Their next issue is slated for a November release.
Upcoming is the opening of Abelardo Morell's latest work, 'Ground Work,' at Bonni Benrubi Gallery. This show draws from his Tent-Camera series, his newest expedition into the world of the camera obscura. As opposed to his previous works, which were just the interaction of the projected image with the man made space that looked out upon the landscape, this body of work looks to bring the physical presence of the landscape into the image, projecting the world onto itself.
Opening last night at Yancey Richardson, 'After All' marks Laura Letinsky's return to Chelsea, with selections of work from her two latest series, "The Fall," and "The Dog and the Wolf." The show opened with a sudden lightning and rainstorm that drenched all the early gallery goers. Despite this, and the tornado that hit the Brooklyn/Queens area, most of the openings at 535 w22nd began to draw in some viewers after the initial downpour. “After All” was well worth the wet shoes, and the quiet emptiness of the gallery just at 6pm seemed appropriate for this new collection of work belonging to Letinsky.
The Work, although more recent than any shown at Yancey Richardson before, has clear ties to her previous bodies of work, though she seems to be pushing her ideas, and the formal qualities of this new work farther than previously. Her intellect is, as usual, ever present. Close study of the images can reveal the underlying references and critique of contemporary culture. The subtle formal qualities, though, are enough for a visit.
SULTRY II, is a continuation of last years SULTRY I show. The conveyed theme throughout the exhibition, deals with the idea of, "sensual imagery" that isn't overly sexualized nor pornographic. Considering the fact that sex, is the most intriguing aspect of today's media, the artists showing in the SULTRY II show push forward the idea of visual stimulation, in a way that describes the human figure rather than exploiting it. Each photograph enables the views to focus on the details of each subject, in a way that isn't forced. Skin, Hair, Sweat, Gaze, Movement, Posture and angle, are all the main qualities that are being suggested within each picture.
SULTRY II a group show showcasing work from many different types of photographers with various points of view on a particular subject matter.
“ My subject is landscapes as culture. I am not interested in an untouched world. What I am trying to reveal though photography in a deliberate yet subtle way is a sense of history. I want my photographs to describe my relationship to both the tangible and the imagined, to fact and fiction.”- Lois Connor
“He Opened Up Somewhere Along The Eastern Shore is a photography, video, and installation project which engages image making as a platform to intervene inside Western culture’s traditions and expectations as they relate to masculinity, sexuality, and class.We, the men of these images and me, might not sit at an equal distance from the center, but we all have a complicated relationship to what is considered normal to our benefit and our destruction."
- Jason Hanaskin
Jowhara AlSaud Daniell Cohen Lois Conner Gregg Evans John Feinstein Gabriela Herman Matt Lacari Edward Lopez Kate Moyse Matthew Pillsbury Manjari Sharma Rafael Soldi Brea Sounders Michael Cardinali Jason Hanasik K Yoland M Sari Wynne
July 9th-August 14th, 2010
+Kris Graves Projects is proud to announce the opening of Sultry II. Curated by Kris Graves.