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The Yancey Richardson Gallery is pleased to present Field Re cordings\, an exhibition of photographs by Bryan Graf\, which marks the fir st solo show for the artist in the galleryʼs main exhibition space. The tit le of the show refers to a term for audio recordings made outside of the st udio\, sometimes involving the ambient sounds of nature. In this instance i t refers to the onsite
interactions of photographic materials with a p articular place.
The body of work – Wildlife Analysis – was made in th e woods and swamps around New Jersey. While photographing these places with black and white film\, Graf used unexposed color film to record the direct contact of ambient light flooding onto the film without the use of a lens. Graf then uses the exposed color film as a composite layer in the darkroom . Using these tools he take us on a hallucinatory trip through his native l andscape. The images themselves are obstructed
by a river of intoxicat ing hues\, blending and shifting as they wash across the prints.
Addit ionally\, a selection of Polaroids\, from The Sun Room: Interchanges\, B-Si des &\;
Remixes series gives us a glimpse into Graf's studio practi ce. He refers to these images
as "sketches” made in and around his stu dio\, which doubles as a sun room for plants in
the spring and summer months. These images are small-scale experiments made over
the past fo ur years while he was working on various projects.
Also included in th e exhibition is the sculptural piece\, An Encyclopedia of Gardening\, a
collection of gardening encyclopedia covers that were published in 1960\, which the artist
initially found in his family's archive of gardening manuals. The same image that was
used for the front cover was flipped and mirrored for the back cover. Graf then arranged
the covers to acc entuate the prismatic nature of the collection while contrasting the
d ifferences of tone and effects of time on each individual book.
Bryan Graf lives and works in Peakʼs Island\, Maine and New Jersey. He received h is
M.F.A. from Yale University in 2008 and his B.F.A from the Art Inst itute of Boston in
2005. His work has appeared in Blind Spot and the N ew York Times\, among other
publications

DTEND:20110716 DTSTAMP:20141221T043000 DTSTART:20110609 GEO:40.7476678;-74.0057379 LOCATION:Yancey Richardson Gallery\,525 W. 22nd St. \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY: Field Recordings\, Bryan Graf UID:166108 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR