Christian Erroi

Christian Erroi

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Curated by Bernard Yenelouis

Exhibition: April 4 – May 29, 2009
Featuring work by:
Marina Berio
Christian Erroi
Egan Frantz
Laura Larson
Tim Lehmacher
Bjoern Meyer-Ebrecht
Derek Stroup
Sheafe Satterthwaite

Now You See It, Now You Don’t is a group exhibition of photographs and photo-based worked which interrogates photography as evidence, as trace, as illusion, and its disappearance. The artists in the exhibit use a variety of pictorial strategies: an emphasis on the physical matrix of the image, anamorphoses of forms, multiple peerspectives, fragmentation, fiction, and erasure. The exploration of representation expands the perimeters of the reality – effect of the photographic image to facilitate new meanings. A variety of materials are used: c-prints, gum bichromate, durotrans, inkjet printing, and ink drawing. The work chosen is meant to be diverse rather than uniform, for a multiplicity of interpretations.

Bios:
Marina Berio has a MFA from Bard College; she is acting Chair of the General Studies Program at the International Center of Photography and she is represented by the Michael Steinberg Gallery.

Christian Erroi attended the General Studies Program at the International Center of Photography; he has shown work at Photofest and Art+Commerce. Her website is christianerroi.com

Egan Frantz will be graduating from Hampshire College this spring; he has shown work at Dinter Fine Art. His website is eganfrantz.com

Laura Larson holds a BA in English from Oberlin College and a MFA in Visual Arts from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She participated in the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program as a studio artist from 1993-94. Larson has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally including the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, SFCamerawork, Susanne Vielmetter/L.A. Projects, and Nassauischer KunstVerein in Wiesbaden, Germany. Her exhibitions have been reviewed in Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Out New York, Newsweek, M, and The Art Newspaper. She has also published artist projects with Documents, Open City and The Literary Review. Her photographs are in the collections of the Deutsche Bank, the Margulies Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Microsoft, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the New York Public Library and the Sonesta Hotels. She has received grants from Art Matters, Inc and the New York Foundation of the Arts and residency fellowships at the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Santa Fe Art Institute, and the Ucross Foundation. Since 2001, her work has been represented by the Lennon, Weinberg Gallery in New York City. Her website is lauralarson.net

Tim Lehmacher’s website is danielcooneyfineart.com/lehmacher_photography

Bjoern Meyer-Ebrecht has a MFA from Hunter College; he most recently showed work at Pocket Utopia. His website is meyer-ebrecht.com

Sheafe Satterthwaite teaches Landscape History (that is, courses in urban, suburban, woodland, pasture and range, agricultural, transport, parks, dwellings and settlement history) in the art department at Williams College. For more than 40 years, he has assembled the Satterthwaite Slide Collection, the source of the photos in this collaboration. With more than 100,000 images, nearly all photos taken by Mr. Satterthwaite, the Slide Collection offers an expansive view of land uses, the built environment, and vernacular architecture primarily in North America. The images in this exhibition were taken by Mr. Satterthwaite as part of the “Graphics: signs” section of the Slide Collection. Mr. Satterthwaite earned his B.A. in philosophy from the University of Virginia. His research interests extend beyond preservation and planning to include documentary film. He is a longstanding supporter of the Flaherty Film Seminar–a forum for new documentary film. He lives in Salem, New York.

Derek Stroup received his BA from Williams College and his MFA from the University of California, San Diego. His sculpture, photographs and paintings are in numerous public and private collections including The Contemporary Museum–Honolulu, Paul Allen/Art CollTrust, The Artist Book Collection at the Museum of Contemporary Art–Chicago, Biograph, and elsewhere. He has participated in solo and group exhibitions nationally including The Museum of Contemporary Art–San Diego, The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Quint Contemporary Art, Cirrus Gallery, PS 122, the Center Gallery at Fordham University, Roy Boyd Gallery and elsewhere. He is represented by A.M. Richard Fine Art in New York. He is the author of four artist‘s books, Field Guide (2002), Rope Swing Manifesto (2004), Candy (2006) and Every Instance Removed (2008). His books are distributed through Printed Matter, Inc. in New York. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. His website is derekstroup.com

Bernard Yenelouis studied at the University of Michigan; he is a photographer and writer. He most recently showed work at Momenta Art and the Kristi Engle Gallery (Los Angeles). His website is bernardyenelouis.blogspot.com