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Priska C. Juschka Fine Art

Exhibition Detail
Color Photographs
547 West 27th St, 2nd fl
New York, NY 10001


January 15th, 2009 - February 14th, 2009
Opening: 
January 15th, 2009 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
No. 629, "Yellow Lit from Behind and Yellow with Holes to Blue", David HaxtonDavid Haxton,
No. 629, "Yellow Lit from Behind and Yellow with Holes to Blue",
2006, C-print, 65 x 68 inches (165 x 172 cm)
© Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
No. 627 "White Form and White Light Behind Orange", David HaxtonDavid Haxton,
No. 627 "White Form and White Light Behind Orange",
2006, C-print, 60 x 74 inches (152 x 187 cm)
© Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
No. 624 "Small Black Holes in White and Torn Cream with Holes", David HaxtonDavid Haxton,
No. 624 "Small Black Holes in White and Torn Cream with Holes",
2006, C-print, 55 x 58 1/2 inches (139 x 149 cm)
© Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
No. 592 "Holes in White to Black and Holes in White to White", David HaxtonDavid Haxton,
No. 592 "Holes in White to Black and Holes in White to White",
2005, C-print, 72 x 88 inches (182 x 223 cm)
© Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
No. 536, "Holes in White and Holes in Cream with Front Light on Left", David HaxtonDavid Haxton,
No. 536, "Holes in White and Holes in Cream with Front Light on Left",
2005, C-print, 72 x 88 inches (182 x 223 cm)
© Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
No. 632, "Yellow with Holes and Yellow Lit from Behind", David HaxtonDavid Haxton,
No. 632, "Yellow with Holes and Yellow Lit from Behind",
2006, C-print, 60 x 64 inches (152 x 187 cm)
© Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
No. 160, "Division with Irregular Squares in Magenta and Orange", David HaxtonDavid Haxton,
No. 160, "Division with Irregular Squares in Magenta and Orange",
1980, C-print, 24 x 30 inches (60 x 76 cm)
© Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
No. 141, "Shadows from Torn Magenta on White", David HaxtonDavid Haxton,
No. 141, "Shadows from Torn Magenta on White",
1980, C-print, 24 x 30 inches (60 x 76 cm)
© Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
No. 533, "Holes in White and Holes in White on Right with Light from Right", David HaxtonDavid Haxton,
No. 533, "Holes in White and Holes in White on Right with Light from Right",
2005, C-print, 72 x 76 inches (182 x 193 cm)
© Priska C. Juschka Fine Art
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David Haxton

Color Photographs

January 15 - February 14, 2009

Opening reception: Thursday, January 15, 6 - 9 PM

Priska C. Juschka Fine Art is pleased to present a selection of photographs by David Haxton. This exhibition spans from two early works, both dated from 1980, marking his second inclusion in the Whitney Biennial (1981), to the present day. In his 2005 - 2008 work, Haxton continues his concept of making photographs that utilize the basic elements of photography.

In 1975, Haxton's photography, made of sculpted remnants of his film sets, first became autonomous. Since 1986, Haxton has created his photographs independently by restricting himself to raw materials and subject matter as immaterial as space and light in his studio.
By referring to primary materials such as photographic backdrop paper and light stands, his process bears a performative character. He uses elementary studio props, and stages the process of the picture-taking for the viewer: "A large format camera is placed in a dark studio. Photographic backdrop paper is arranged and cut, lights are placed in the space and the film is exposed." (D. Haxton)

The result is a recorded moment of this act of staging, literally a mise-en-scène. "The slashes and cuts in paper are a record of a performance for the camera." (D. Haxton)

This is Haxton's first solo exhibition since 1986.

David Haxton was born in 1943 and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. He currently lives in Winter Park, Florida where he works as a professor of Photography at the University of Central Florida.
Haxton's photographs are represented in the permanent collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, New York, The Albright Knox Gallery in Buffalo, New York, the National Gallery of Australia and the Polaroid Collection. His photographs and films were chosen for the Whitney Biennials of 1979, 1981, 1983 and at the Museum of Modern Art in 1978 as part of the museum's CINEPROBE program. Noted exhibitions of photography include: This is Not a Photograph, Ringling Art Museum, Sarasota, Florida, 1987; The Immaterials, Museum Beauborg, Paris, France, 1986; Color as Form, International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York, 1982; Recent Color, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1982; The New Color, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, New York, 1981; the International Center of Photography, New York, New York, 1980; and Ils se Disent Peintres, Ils se Disent Photographes at the Musee d'Art Moderne, Paris, France, 1980. Haxton's works have been published in The Polaroid Book (Taschen), 2005; and Art and Photography by David Campany (Phaidon), 2003.

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