The 2017 Canadian Biennial opens today at the National Gallery of Canada. Delighted that Ursula Schulz-Dornburg is among the outstanding selection of Canadian, Indigenous, and international artists in the fourth edition of the biennial. Her acclaimed series Bus Stops in Armenia will be on view in the Canadian capital through March 18, 2018.
John Divola has produced a unique installation work from his Continuity series for Paris Photo 2017. This example presents 36 8 x 10-inch contact prints used for set continuity purposes in 1930s Hollywood productions. This set, titled The Office, looks at office spaces in several films, from the institutional to the baroque. Divola's motivating interest is in the indexical relationship between these stunning silver prints and the staged settings they preserve. @parisphotofair @divola #johndivola
Gallery Luisotti is delighted to participate in the 21st edition of Paris Photo. The gallery will present exceptional, rarely seen, and unique works by a range of the gallery's artists. Exhibited artists include Lewis Baltz, Joachim Brohm, John Divola, Christina Fernandez, Frank Gohlke, CJ Heyliger, Simone Nieweg, Mark Ruwedel, Ursula Schulz-Dornburg, and Catherine Wagner. A superb selection of prints by Robert Adams will also be on view. More details are forthcoming and we look forward to sharing them with you.
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Christina Fernandez was interviewed by art historian Jeanne Dreskin for Aperture (@aperturefnd) about her new series in her solo show Prospect. Link in bio! #christinafernandez @pstinla #pstinla#pstlala
Installation views of Christina Fernandez: Prospect, a Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA participating gallery exhibition. The artist’s reception is at the gallery this Saturday from 6 to 8 pm! #christinafernandez @pstinla #pstinla#pstlala
Artist’s reception: Saturday, September 23, 6–8 PM
Gallery Luisotti is delighted to announce the upcoming exhibition, Christina Fernandez: Prospect. It is the artist’s fourth solo show at the gallery. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the programming of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA. The exhibition features two new bodies of work, View from here and reflect/project(ion). She has worked on these two series since 2016. Her new work continues several threads present in her earlier series, with a renewed formal clarity. Ideas regarding place, history, memory and legacy are strong currents within the exhibition. View from here is an ongoing series of ten photographs, depicting various windows and their views onto the exterior surroundings of a particular structure. Fernandez has placed the window and its immediate interior surroundings in focus while the exterior landscape in blurred as an effect of the shallow depth of field. She disrupts the established convention of the window being used to look out at something by emphasizing the interior of a space and its particular history. In a way it heightens the viewer’s awareness that someone else has stood there previously.
Many are idiosyncratic or odd, while others, such as a photograph made at Manzanar, the WWII internment camp, are weighed down with a profound and painful history. The work’s title, Toyo (Manzanar), refers to the Japanese American photographer Toyo Miyatake, who was interned there and made photographs of fellow inmates with a makeshift camera. A lesser-known history would be that of sisters Thelma and Juanita Austin, who were the last keepers of the Point Fermin Lighthouse in San Pedro before control was handed over to the City of Los Angeles. She looks through the windows of other figures ranging from Noah Purifoy to ghost town conmen. Fernandez has previously explored the imagery of the window through her series Lavanderia, though View from here is totally devoid of visible people.
The gallery will be closed Saturday, September 2 in honor of the Labor Day holiday weekend. We will resume our normal hours on Tuesday, September 5. Next week is the final week of John Divola: Physical Evidence, which will close on Saturday, September 9. Have a relaxing holiday as summer winds down! #johndivola#labordayweekend#laborday#ldw @divola