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In Search of Analogue Photography's Uncharted Territory

by Gabriel H. Sanchez
If any image could be counted as a badge of honor amongst photographer artists, it would be the navel gaze of photographing one's own camera. Like countless others before him, David Benjamin Sherry has also photographed the tool of his trade in all its glory. Among the twenty-nine photographs on view in Climate Vortex Sutra at Salon 94, the artist’s traditional large-format camera is shown as a quiet still life upon its tripod—its bellows left extended as if focused precisely on any number of the other subjects on view. The title of the photograph, Out of My Love for You I will Give You... [more]
Posted by Gabriel H. Sanchez on 9/18/14
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Welcome to the Dollerhouse: Laurie Simmons' Kigurumi Portraits

by D. Dominick Lombardi
It would be ridiculous to discuss gender issues, stereotyping, objectification, fetish, or fantasy in contemporary art without Laurie Simmons. For nearly four decades, using a variety of subjects and settings that include toys, costumes, collage, puppets, and people, Simmons’ photographs have created an indelible interpretation of how perception is formed. The current exhibition at Salon 94, Kigurumi, Dollers and How We See*, features Simmons' latest series of pigment prints. The bulk of the work here investigates Kigurumi, one form of “Cosplay” (costume play) that has foun... [more]
Posted by D. Dominick Lombardi on 4/9/14
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Francesca DiMattio on Craft and Hybrid

by Emily Weiner
Still life and craft, two themes that have long been bottom-shelved in art history's hierarchy, get a lift from Francesca DiMattio in “Table Setting and Flower Arranging,” her current, swirling show at Salon 94 Bowery. In the downstairs gallery, collaged paintings of semi-abstract domestic interiors span the walls, while outsized ceramic vessels command the room’s center. These two bodies of work—each in their respective materiality—manage to communicate the same sense of a long, convoluted, lineage flash-frozen into a contemporary hybrid. But what might be a schizophrenic number of references ar... [more]
Posted by Emily Weiner on 4/10/12