Amy Steiner photographs
Dodi Wexler paper constructions
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Amy Steiner and Dodi Wexler.
In her photographs, Amy Steiner seeks to capture "moments we see and yet miss all the time", most often through portraiture. Set in varied urban, suburban and rural environments, her photos explore tensions between urban constructions and natural formations, as well as issues of consumption related specifically to imagery of women.
Her most recent body of photos, relaxed images of women outdoors in the spring and summertime, is complicated by an additional element, artificial light. Commercially, lit photographs (in the form of light boxes) have been used to depict an enhanced reality, an extra-vibrant, ostensibly more desirable product available for purchase. In choosing this medium to present her photos, Steiner questions both her own practice and the larger social implications of a culture in which images of women are so readily available for viewing, selecting, consuming, possessing.
Amy Steiner's work was included most recently in "The Choice â€˜99" at Exit Art. She lives and works in New York.
Dodi Wexler's paper constructions reveal the limitlessness of paper, incorporating diverse materials--photographs, thread, natural and found materials--in processes which fragment and reassemble personal and shared histories.
Her works explore spaces, particularly the space existing â€˜betweenâ€™ forms; they transfer environments, joining remnants of places visited, people known or unknown, in a present possessing a multiplicity of origins and referents. When installed, Wexlerâ€™s constructions actively engage the space about them, shifting in scale from intimate to expansive and continuing her interest in spatial relationships and configurations.
Dodi Wexler completed two residencies in 1999, at the Ragdale Foundation and Yaddo; her work was most recently included in "Drawings" at Nicole Klagsbrun. She lives and works in New York and London.
March 24 - April 22, 2000 Opening reception: Friday March 24, 6 - 8 pm
For more information, please call the gallery at 212.243.3335
Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery 526 West 26th Street 2 floor New York