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303 Gallery is pleased to present "8 Women"\, our tenth exhi bition of the work of Collier Schorr.

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In "8 Women"\, Schorr present s works spanning from the mid-nineties to the present. Schorr's earliest wo rks utilized appropriated ads from fashion magazines to address issues of a uthorship and desire. The works introduced a female gaze into the debate ab out female representation. Appropriation was Schorr's first medium and in s ome sense she returns to it\, taking her own commissioned fashion images an d folding them into a dialogue with other works. Using the language of appr opriation\, found images are redefined as Schorr is in a sense "finding" an d using her own images to explore new ways of relating the performer to the photographer. Far from the detachment of typical post-appropriation aesthe tics\, Schorr intimates subversion in the origins of her own photographs\, suggesting that the texture of a circulated image carries a particular char ge\, both in its restaging and in its relation to other images.

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The works in "8 Women" propose a variety of subjects\, all of whom are involve d in performance\, be it as artists\, models or musicians. Schorr\, who has been working in fashion for the last 10 years\, created sets that doubled as her studio\, teasing out images that could only be made with a subject t hat could travel between the object of desire and the enforcer of an identi ty crafted in that very moment. Drawing inspiration from photo histories of female performance\, film\, and dance artists\, Schorr began to work with models that seemed to strike a similar balance between display and authorsh ip. Working between out-takes and manipulations of tear sheets\, Schorr que stions who the women that desire to be looked at are\, as well as what powe r exists in acknowledging that as a post-feminist position.

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A futur e solo retrospective of Collier Schorr's work is planned to take place at t he Jewish Museum in New York. Recent exhibitions include "More American Pho tographs"\, CCA Wattis Institute\, San Francisco\; "History in Art"\, Museu m of Contemporary Art\, Krakow\; and "Better Than Before"\, Le Consortium\, Dijon. In 2010\, her work was included in "Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography" at the Museum of Modern Art\, New York. She has also b een included in the recent exhibitions at Ellipse Foundation\, Cascais\; We xner Center for the Arts\, Columbus\, OH\; Los Angeles County Art Museum\, Los Angeles\, The National Museum of Women in the Arts\, Washington DC\; Gu ggenheim Museum\, New York\; Hartware Medienkunstverein\, Dortmund\; and Ku nstwerke Berlin\, as well as publishing numerous books with Steidl/Mack. Co llier Schorr lives and works in Brooklyn\, New York.

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DTEND:20140412 DTSTAMP:20140730T010724 DTSTART:20140227 GEO:40.7485947;-74.0041953 LOCATION:303 Gallery\,507 West 24th Street \nNew York\, NY 10011 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:8 Women\, Collier Schorr UID:320453 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR