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Galerie Nathalie Obadia / Bourg-Tibourg, Paris
November 10 – December 30
Andres Serrano: from Torture, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, 2016
L: Fool’s Mask IV – Hever Castle England, 2015
R: The Pear – Inquisition Museum Carcassonne, 2015
50 x 60 archival pigment prints
In 2005, The New York Times Magazine asked Andres Serrano to produce images of torture for the cover page and lead article What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Torture by Joseph Lelyveld. Ten years on, in 2015, Andres Serrano returned to the subject, collaborating with a/political on his most ambitious project to date. Over the course of the year, Serrano gained access to a number of restricted sites and individuals. The photographs developed as a cabinet of curiosity, following the evolution of punitive and coercive techniques into its modern day manifestation.
Click here for more from a-political.org
Andres Serrano: Fatima, from Torture at Galerie Nathalie Obadia, 2016
50 x 60 archival pigment print
This is LTI/Lightside’s first exhibition with Andres Serrano — we recently completed the file prep on over 200 images for his Hatji Cantz publication Salvation. The Holy Land, a visual survey of contemporary Israel intended to penetrate beyond the prevailing politicized sound bites and media driven images of our present day.
Andres Serrano: Torture (installation view) Galerie Nathalie Obadia, 2016
Click here to see more from Serrano’s Torture exhibition at Galerie Nathalie Obadia.
Tags: Andres Serrano, Archival Pigment Printing (Inkjet), Exhibitions
Containers and Their Drivers
October 2016 – March 2017
Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers, PS1, 2017
installation view “Felix the Cat” (2013). Credit Pablo Enriquez (photo); via the artist and MoMA PS1
We were lucky to have Gavin Brown’s Enterprise referred to us early in the Fall. They were helping fill out Mike Leckey’s sprawling mid-career retrospective (or whatever it’s called) with some archival pigment printing — that’s our 68cm print of Noon Portrait of Felix Head hanging next to the door in the same room as the giant Felix the Cat.
There’s a handful more sprinkled throughout Container’s and Their Drivers … heck, a few are quite large — you might not even miss them (!)
Tags: Archival Pigment Printing (Inkjet), Exhibitions
My Point of View
Garrison Art Center
April 23 – May 1
LTI-Lightside has worked with Brian Nice since 2000 processing his film, scanning, and making exhibition prints. However, in 2009, Brian suffered a brain bleed from a cavernous malformation on his brain stem. Before that he enjoyed successful 25-year career as a fashion and beauty photographer, shooting for all of the usual suspects, Elle, Cosmo, Marie Claire, etc.
Brian Nice: from My point of View at Garrison Art Center, 2016
40″ x 40″ archival inkjet print / lamination / brace mounting
Brian’s life changed forever in 2009, when he first awoke after the hemorrhage he was only able to move one of his left fingers. He has made incredible progress after two brain surgeries and daily PT but still speaks and moves with great difficulty. His mental faculties remain acute. He told the New York Times that he’s “mentally fit but in a broken body” and that holding a conversation can be “like an Olympic event.”
Brian Nice: from My Point of View at Garrison Art Center, 2016
Both 11″ x 11″ archival inkjet prints / lamination / brace mounting
With the phenomenal support of his family and friends (once of which, provided him with a plastic, medium-format Holga film camera) — Brian had an epiphany: the Holga, with its high propensity for flares, blurry images and double exposures perfectly imitated the way he sees the world these days.
So in 2013 (to his therapists’ dismay) Brian embarked on a cross-country trip with a small crew — including his mother and friends — to shoot the American landscape as he now sees it. The results are gloriously expressionistic and colorful and serve as a testament to Brian’s incredibly optimistic philosophy toward life in his current condition. His My Point of View exhibition is now on view at Garrison Art Center in Garrison, NY.
Brian Nice: My Point of View opening at Garrison Art Center, 2016
To see more of Brian’s work, and to learn more about his travels as a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) survivor, please visit his website here.
Tags: Archival Pigment Printing (Inkjet), Brian Nice, Exhibition Mounting, Exhibitions, Film Processing, Scanning
Paulette Tavormina’s Seizing Beauty
Vivid Images That Aren’t Old Masters – but Look Just Like Them
T Magazine / The New York Times
By Gay Gassman, April 20, 2016
Reposted from T Magazine / The New York Times online:
The photographer Paulette Tavormina began her professional career working with antiques, food styling and photographing works of art for an auction house. She’s also spent many years collecting bits and pieces — the insects, objects and flowers that fill her studio — from markets and little shops. Her new book “Seizing Beauty,” out next week, took six years to photograph and brings together all these experiences: It features 65 sumptuous color images inspired by old master still lifes. (The book’s release coincides with a show at the Academy Art Museum in Easton, Md., which opens April 23.)
L: Jacob van Hulsdonck: Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and a Pomegranate, c. 1620-40
R: Paulette Tavormina: Lemons and Pomegranates, After J.V.H., 2010
At first glance, you might easily mistake one of Tavormina’s images for a Zurbarán or a work from the Dutch Golden Age of painting — many of the book’s photographs are built up with flowers, fruit, insects, objects, jewelry, butterflies and broken bits of porcelain. Others are inspired by the symbolic Vanitas paintings of the 16th and 17th centuries, with skulls and the reminder of death and the passing of all worldly goods.
“I’m in love with the old masters, totally fascinated with them,” Tavormina says. “But I create my own personal story within each work. The themes are so universal — love, loss, death — so it is all pretty simple.” Each image takes several months to produce: several weeks to conceive, research and gather the props from flower and farmer’s markets, followed by sketching the image out in pencil, staging it and then setting it all up. The process of getting the lighting and composition just right takes days — sometimes so long that the flowers wilt, the fruit changes color and she has to start over.
The artist also includes a third series of works, “Botanicals,” which are much more contemporary in feel, shot from above on black backgrounds and inspired by flowers from her mother’s garden. They, too, are deliberately constructed (and Instagram-friendly).
“Paulette Tavormina: Seizing Beauty” is out April 16 (The Monacelli Press, $65) and is available to pre-order at monacellipress.com. “Paulette Tavormina” is on view April 23-July 10 at Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street, Easton, Md., academyartmuseum.org.
LTI-Lightside has been working with Paulette Tavomina since 2009, much of which, can been seen in our Project Archive here. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Miami, Chicago, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and Moscow among other venues around the world. For more of Paulette’s work, please visit her website here.
Tags: Paulette Tavormina, T Magazine / The New York Times
Sitting in the Dark with Strangers
Robert Mann Gallery
December 10 – January 30
Richard Finkelstein: Sitting in the Dark with Strangers
Robert Mann Gallery, December 10 – January 30
Tags: Archival Pigment Printing (Inkjet), Exhibitions, Richard Finkelstein, Robert Mann Gallery
Two Days in the Life of Andy …
Robert Levin: Two Days in the Life of Andy …
Maison Gerard NYC, December 2015
Tags: Archival Pigment Printing (Inkjet), Exhibitions, Robert Levin
Julia Comita and TwistedLamb
345 Broome Street
Opening December 10
Julia Comita & TwistedLamb present Ice Bound
Tags: Archival Pigment Printing (Inkjet), Exhibition Mounting, Exhibitions, Julia Comita
Hole in the Curtain
Bruce Silverstein Gallery
October 29 – December 23
Brea Souders: Breaking Ground, 2015
16″ x 20″ archival inkjet print
From the Bruce Silverstein Gallery press release:
Hole in the Curtain, [is] the gallery’s second solo show of new works by Brea Souders. The exhibition is comprised of portraits and abstract compositions that further Souders’ interest in fragmented narratives, the inchoate versus the fully formed, and the uncontrollable nature of time.
Souders creates her latest works with bleach, photographic chemistry and watercolors using unexposed film emulsion as a substrate. Souders writes, “I approach the emulsion as a vulnerable skin, subject to constant transformation. I was drawn to work with it because of this changeable quality.” The bleach and chemistry rapidly degrade the film, and are thus a purposeful incubator of chance occurrences–fissures in emulsion, selective lightening, bored holes, color shifts, and breached borders.
Brea Souders: Jane, 2015
30.4″ x 38″ archival inkjet print
While in process, Souders’ works exist in a state of timed decline that serves as a metaphor for the nature of both our physical bodies and our memories of people and events. At a moment when artists are grappling with our surrender to a digital world, Souders turns her attention to a fundamental aspect of the human experience: how we connect as individuals. Souders’ portraits demonstrate a humorously expressive quality, yet, as with her earlier work, a certain weight is felt in the dark spaces, the various rents in the emulsion that open up to what looks like a wide starry sky.
Brea Souders: Max, 2015
24 x 30 archival inkjet print
Our relationship with Brea Souders goes back her being awarded the 2011 WIP-LTI/Lightside Kodak Materials Grant. Hole in the Curtain, however, is our first time working with her on a specific project. That we had only seven working days to complete sixteen of the pieces on exhibit at the Bruce Silverstein Gallery is a reflection of just how tight Souders’ craft and intent is. The process of producing her final prints was specific, efficient and distinctly satisfying for us — we are quite pleased to have been given the opportunity to be a part of this exhibition.
Brea Souders: Hole in the Curtain
Bruce Silverstein Gallery
You can see more of Souders work on her own website here and on the Bruce Silverstein Gallery here.
Tags: Archival Pigment Printing (Inkjet), Brea Souders, Bruce Silverstein, Exhibitions
The Ballad Live
An evening of art and entertainment featuring Nan Goldin
October 26, 2015
On Monday, October 26th, Aperture Foundation celebrated the thirteenth anniversary of the publication of Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency, a milestone work by anyone’s standards. By now, the reach of Goldin’s Ballad is incalculable and certainly no one can argue how fitting it is for Aperture to give it (and themselves) the nod for it’s influence after all these years.
This is our third year in a row contributing to the Foundation’s Fall Benefit, the largest and most elaborate event on their annual calendar. We produced over 50 prints for the Ballad’s silent auction, now working within a well established protocol. We’re fortunate to have the generous support of Hahnemühle to thank for their spectacular Photo Silk Baryta material for the second year in a row.
(a small selection of …) 2015 Aperture Foundation Silent Auction Submissions
12 x 12 Archival inkjet prints
Credits: top to bottom / left to right
Olivia Bee, Hannah Whitaker, Henny Garfunkle,
Roberta Bayley, Jacqueline Hassink, Amy Elkins
Richard Renaldi, Kathy Ryan, Shane Lavalette
It’s been an ongoing privilege to be exposed to the wide array of artists and photographers associated with Aperture. Over the past years we’ve repeatedly handled submissions from a diverse group including (but not limited to) Penelope Umbrico, Zoe Crosher, Todd Hido, Amy Elkins, Richard Renaldi, Olivia Bee, Jen Davis … and honestly, far too many others to list here. More than a few have become regular clients of LTI/Lightside and we’re immensely grateful to Aperture for the opportunities presented to us via this terrific collaboration.
2015 Aperture Foundation Fall Benefit: The Ballad Live
Like last year’s event (The Open Road), The Ballad also featured brilliant musical performances. Once the big doners finished doing their thing, which, included duking it out over offerings from Richard Moss, Katherine Opie, Stephen Shore and of course, Nan Goldin herself (!) … the stage at Terminal 5 was rightly relinquished back to the likes of Laurie Anderson and the Bush Tetras … I mean seriously, way to go Aperture!
2015 Aperture Foundation Fall Benefit: The Ballad Live
Tags: Aperture Foundation, Archival Pigment Printing (Inkjet)
Sies + Höke
May 12 – June 19
Talia Chetrit: from I’m Selecting at Sies + Höke
L: Untitled (Bottomless #2), 2015
R: Untitled (Street #9), 2015
From the Sies + Höke press release:
I’m Selecting, Talia Chetrit’s second exhibition at Sies + Höke, comprises two discrete bodies of work. One consists of 13 images shot on the streets of New York and Paris. The other, made using a mirror, is a suite of four photographs which depict the artist in her studio, nude from the waist down. Tightly cropped and grainy, semi-anonymized images of businessmen crossing the street and groups of people buying museum tickets typify the impersonal. While, contrastingly, the artist stares back at her viewer in bottomless, startling self-portraits.
The seeming incongruity between these two series is bridged by the amount of control exercised over both. Chetrit’s focus has long been aimed at the ways in which images are constructed and the manner in which they function in society: their contrivances, their agendas, and their fictions. Often the body serves as a site for this exploration of photography’s tenets, and in I’m Selecting, Chetrit uses the bodies of others as well as her own. These images are a reminder of the degree of self-scrutiny we impose on ourselves when we know our pictures are being taken, and the feeling of panic inspired by being photographed without realizing it.
Here the artist has brought these two emotions into the same room. It is clear that the unwitting subjects of the street photographs haven’t been given the opportunity to pose for the camera. Instead their images are forged after the fact – Chetrit has seemingly scoured her negatives for marginal moments of intrigue, cropping and enlarging to direct our attention to individuals who never sought it in the first place. It is therefore an almost conciliatory gesture that the artist reinserts herself into this narrative. Chetrit’s four half-nudes are an objectification and aestheticization of the artist’s own body, ostensibly revealing much more of herself than what she has taken from her subjects on the street. If control is the the guiding principle in I’m Selecting, then Chetrit deploys it in two fashions: on one hand taking control over images of others that initially had none, and on the other carefully crafting self-portraits that relinquish the possibility of that very control.
- Patrick Armstrong
Talia Chetrit: I’m Selecting at Sies + Höke
Untitled (Bottomless #’s 1-4)
Talia Chetrit: I’m Selecting at Sies + Höke
Untitled (Street #’s 1-12)
This is the second Talia Chetrit exhibition we’ve helped produced for Sies + Höke. We’ve been working with Talia since 2009.
For more on our projects with her click here
For more on I’m selecting at Sies + Höke click here
Tags: Archival Pigment Printing (Inkjet), Exhibitions, Sies + Höke Galerie, Talia Chetrit