Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Westerns

We're back hoping everyone enjoyed the holidays and New Year! Now back to the grind...

To start off 2008, one of the most influential contemporary portrait photographers kicks off the gallery scene with her new anticipated series: The Westerns.

Gail and Dale, Pacifica
© Katy Grannan

"Grannan's large format color portraits depict the subjects the artist describes as "new pioneers," northern Californians who struggle to define themselves under the scrutiny of relentless sunlight. California serves as both a literal and metaphorical backdrop for Grannan's new photographs. It is a mythical destination and a real end-point where sunshine illuminates both the abject and the joyful.
In the Westerns, Grannan explores the uneasy relationships between fixed photographic portraiture and her subjects' mercurial identities. The photographs are replete with ambiguity and contradiction: they are evidence of an invented unknowable self, confronting inescapable photographic description."

Here is a list of her upcoming events:
The Westerns
3 Jan - 9 Feb
Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Another Woman Who Died In Her Sleep
9 Jan - 16 Feb
Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, NYC, NY

Lady Into Fox
10 Jan - 23 Feb
Salon 94 Freemans, NYC, NY

See you there!

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