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Old April 23rd, 2014, 11:06 PM
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I'd love to do much more than yell, "Come to the show!" So I'm picking a few interesting examples at random of strong work you might possibly enjoy. Let me know if anything hits your interest and I'll try to follow that artist more. As I am able to grab information on key works, I'll update this post.

Paris Photo Los Angeles will be held this
week from April 25-27 at Paramount Pictures Studios
, presenting exceptional
artwork, public programs, and opportunities to discover the latest trends
in photography. The fair will host over 80 leading art galleries and art
book dealers from 18 countries within Paramount’s famed soundstages and New
York Street backlot. [/COLOR]

SOLO SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

The fair’s 31 cutting-edge solo shows include works by both emerging and
renowned artists.

Several young artists will be featured, such as Abigail Reynolds whose
collages created from old books will be exhibited by Ambach & Rice. Cherry
& Martin will install Brian Bress’s wall-mounted HD monitors featuring
soundless, digital loops in which actors and the artist perform.

Brian Bress
'Raffi’s Test'
2013
High definition single-channel video (color), high definition monitor and player, wall mount, framed
23 x 38.5 x 4 inches, 58.42 x 97.79 x 10.25 centimeters
TRT 18 min., 49 sec., loop
Public Opening Friday, April 25, noon-7pm
Paramount Pictures, New York Street Backlot, Booth G2

Cherry and Martin is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Brian Bress.

Bress’s wall-mounted HD monitors show a soundless, digital loop in which isolated actors (often the artist himself) perform in various forms of dress—their faces, torsos, and arms obscured by sculptural masks and suits or paint. His characters face frontal and use the HD monitor’s screen as a picture plane on which they draw, stack painted blocks, and cut into with reciprocating saws.


The masks and suits worn by the actors originate from the artist’s photocollages, which are composed of found and original photographs.



Black Ship
will showcase Cristina De Middel’s series Party, offering her personal
approach to contemporary Chinese Society. François Ghebaly Gallery will
present Gina Osterloh’s photographs of constructed life-size room
environments activated through still performances, papier-mâché models, and
cardboard cutouts. John Lehr’s atmospheric works will be exhibited by Kate
Werble Gallery





NEW YORK, at Kate Werble

Reported by Faye Hirsch The nine color prints on view in John Lehr's recent exhibition suggest the fantastic potential reality holds, given a photographer's ability to bypass ocular limitations. Almost all of different, nonstandard dimensions (from 171⁄2 by 14 to 461⁄2 by 34 inches), the images, nearly abstract and suggestively atmospheric, result equally from Lehr's adeptness with a lens and his skill in postproduction digital manipulation. Pigmented inkjet prints are adhered to Sintra subtly beveled at a 45-degree angle, such that the photographs appear to float on the walls. This sensation of weightlessness complements the mainly bright, silvery or pastel tonalities of the imagery, all of it capturing the effects of light on translucent or reflective surfaces.

Nearly abstract but not fully so: while the images at first glance seem to challenge the indexicality of photography, a deep, slow scrutiny, from both close up and far away, (mostly) uncovers their sources. Sometimes, though not always, the artist reveals his subjects in titles, such as Phone Booth (2012) or Off ice Door (2013). Lehr is clearly someone who walks through the world attentively, fixating on small details in which surfaces are distressed in one way or another—through damage, graffiti, etc.—and offer the potential for further alteration, whether actual or virtual. Grate (2012) is a close-up of a metal fixture in which a combination of repeated lines, reflected light and scratches generate Op effects. The grate came with the scratches. In Window Drawing (2013), by contrast, Lehr (as he told me) physically intervened. Its silvery surface, shot through a window, is covered with writing, akin to a Twombly. Lehr further defaced the surface himself, scratching and shooting until he got what he wanted. That is to say, he broke the rules of a straight shot, while not embracing the conceit of a setup: his subject was not entirely "found." Likewise, his digital tweaks are anything but apparent. We are told they are there in the press release, but they are seamless.

A certain prevailing sloppiness of printing in contemporary photography—as if the artists want you to know that they are not so naive as to succumb to the medium's seductions—is entirely absent here. Lehr's lush photographs are meticulously, sharply printed, which allows their ambiguities to be the more respectfully indulged. One of the most striking works in the show, and its largest, an untitled piece from 2013, looks like a Constable study of rose-suffused clouds in a cerulean sky—at once crisply of something (though what, we are not sure) and entirely its own discrete, luminous presence. The artist told me that this was the most intensely manipulated work, and represents a new direction.



, Charlie White’s Self Portrait series will be on view in
Loock’s booth,




Charlie White, Naked Girl Reclining, Looking Towards Camera, 2014, Courtesy the artist and ​Loock Galerie, Berlin
Read more at http://www.parisphoto.com/agenda/cha...jl95Bl4D1jA.99

Loock Galerie is proud to premiere SELF PORTRAIT, the new body of work by Charlie White.
In Self Portrait White continues his investigation of portraiture in a series of figure studies that collapse the classical nude and the contemporary naked self-shot, and he also introduces his first series of still-life photographs: cornucopia-like compositions which operate as corollary to the naked figures.
Self Portrait addresses the dominance of the "self" in popular photographic forms, relating these shared vanities to the temporal operations of sexualized self-shots trafficked across platforms such as Craigslist, Backpage, and, 4chan. Naked figures employing the lens as a communication tool and solicitation device are paired with grabbing hands pilfering tabletops of Flemish-inspired abundance, offering a reassessment of the images of self-commodification and survival in our current moment.

Read more at http://www.parisphoto.com/agenda/cha...jl95Bl4D1jA.99



or Mariah Robertson’s investigation into the indexical parameters of photography will be shown by M+B. (You want a laugh? First look at this mildly NSFW video beforehand to get an idea of Maria Robertson's humor!




From Mariah's Recent New York Exhibition of her work, "What is Photography?"

SOLO SHOWS OF YOUNG ARTISTS:
The fair’s 31 cutting-edge solo shows include works by both emerging and
renowned artists.

Several young artists will be featured, such as Abigail Reynolds whose
collages created from old books will be exhibited by Ambach & Rice. Cherry
& Martin will install Brian Bress’s wall-mounted HD monitors featuring
soundless, digital loops in which actors and the artist perform. Black Ship
will showcase Cristina De Middel’s series Party, offering her personal
approach to contemporary Chinese Society. François Ghebaly Gallery will
present Gina Osterloh’s photographs of constructed life-size room
environments activated through still performances, papier-mâché models, and
cardboard cutouts. John Lehr’s atmospheric works will be exhibited by Kate
Werble Gallery, Charlie White’s Self Portrait series will be on view in
Loock’s booth, or Mariah Robertson’s investigation into the indexical
parameters of photography will be shown by M+B.



RENOWNED ARTISTS will be spotlighted with solo shows.
Daniel Blau Gallery will feature British photographer David Bailey’s
celebrity portraits. Riflemaker’s exhibition, Hear What I Say by Penelope
Slinger, will focus on Slinger’s photographic collages, objects, and
structural works from the 1970s. Tyler Rollins Gallery will feature Tracy
Moffatt’s 2013 series Pioneer Dreaming consisting of six small diptychs
juxtaposing stills from iconic 1950s Hollywood Westerns. Thomas Zander
Gallery will present rare photographs of interiors in the public and
private sector by German artist Candida Höfer. Works from Guy Bourdin’s
personal archives will be given their art fair debut by Louise Alexander
Gallery, William Eggleston’s often overlooked black and white negatives
will be showcased by Rosegallery, and Stephen Shore’s latest series,
Winslow, Arizona, will be shared by 303 Gallery.

GROUP SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:

The group shows also include standout artwork selections. Christophe
Gaillard will unite Pierre Molinier, Michel Journiac, Luciano Castelli,
Claude Cahun and Hélène Delprat for a thematic show questioning sexual
identity. Guido Costa Projects will present a digital tapestry work by Paul
Thorel, while Paule Anglim will showcase a group of images of women
addressing female identity and form. Rolf Art will present highlights of
Santiago Porter's artwork with a representation of absence, space and
stories, and Thomas Solomon Gallery presents artists from different
generations that push the boundaries of the medium of photography through
still and moving images.

MEET THE ARTIST!:

Numerous artists will also be present to autograph their publications on
the stands of the Art Book dealers and galleries participating in the fair.
The book signings schedule is available online.

PARIS PHOTO LOS ANGELES PROGRAMS:

DENNIS HOPPER TRIBUTE
Paris Photo Los Angeles and The Hopper Art Trust present a special tribute
to the renowned actor/director and artist Dennis Hopper. A presentation of
Hopper’s photographic work will be on display for the duration of the fair,
and a rare screening of his 1971 film, The Last Movie, winner of the
Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival, will be presented at a public
screening on April 26. The occasion marks a rare public screening of the
film remastered by the artist in 2007.
UNEDITED!: The LAPD Photo Archives
Paris Photo Los Angeles presents UNEDITED!, a new public exhibition program
that will unveil unedited or rarely seen photographic material. This year’s
edition presents The LAPD Photo Archives, with a curated selection of
unseen photographs dating from 1925 to the 1970s from the iconic agency,
the Los Angeles Police Department. This exhibition is made in collaboration
with Fototeka.
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SOUND & VISION - THE CONVERSATIONS
Organized by Independent Curator Douglas Fogle, The Conversations program
brings together notable curators and contemporary artists for a discussion
of the practice of image-making. Two conversations will be held daily in
the Sherry Lansing Theatre at Paramount Pictures Studios. Participants
include Walead Beshty, Leigh Ledare, Florian Maier-Aichen, Jean-Luc
Mouléne, Amanda Ross-Ho, Stephen Shore, Taryn Simon, Frances Stark, Kevin
Tent, Kerry Tribe, Sara Van Der Beek, and Jeff Wall, with introductions by


Simon Castets, Doryun Chong, Charlotte Cotton, Clara Kim, Agnès Sire, and
Philippe Vergne. The full schedule is available online.

SOUND & VISION - THE SCREENINGS
Curated by Independent Curator Kevin Moore in partnership with Fotofocus
Cincinnati, The Screenings provide visitors exposure to exceptional film
and video work. The selection, with both contemporary and historical
precedents, provides a breadth of international perspectives with a special
emphasis on film/video’s longstanding ties to art photography. Works are
paired and screened in continuous succession throughout the fair in
Soundstage 28. Pairs have been chosen for the dynamic interplay between the
two selected works, and based on similar or contrasting themes, formal
motifs, or geographic interests, as well as topics endemic to photography’s
discretely defined history: social documentary, performative, and formal
modes will be explored within the expanded discourse of film and video.

The Screenings will feature works by Slater Bradley, Martha Colburn, Bruce
Conner, Moyra Davey, Rainer Ganahl, Len Lye, Rosalind Nashashibi, Nicolas
Provost, Peter Roehr, Julian Rosefeldt, Jack + Leigh Ruby, and Wilhelm
Sasnal. Further details are available online.

AGENDA: available online.

CONTACT: Paris Photo Los Angeles will be held April 25-27, 2014 from 12:00 to 7:00
pm (6:00 pm on Sunday, April 27) at the historic Paramount Pictures
Studios. Private Preview: April 24, 2014 (by invitation only)

For more information, please visit parisphoto.com/losangeles or follow us:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/parisphotofair
Twitter: @ParisPhotoFair /#parisphoto
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