Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Justine Kurland Lecture Tonight @ Aperture


New York, New York

Justine Kurland
Artist’s Talk
Parsons The New School For Design Lectures

Wednesday, October 01, 2008
6:30 p.m.

Aperture Gallery
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

Justine Kurland's compelling photographs address themes of adolescence, the American landscape, and private dreams of community, hidden behind tough exteriors and blank faces. Relatively large-scale and often theatrically composed, Kurland's images position their subjects together in forsaken corners of forgotten fields, forests, highway underpasses, lakes, and beaches. Spending as much as nine months out of the year on road trips, she searches out rather than stages her narratives, exploring the in-between spaces where identity and function begin to slip ambiguously into freedom.

New York-based artist Justine Kurland (born in Warsaw, New York, 1969) has exhibited widely in the United States and in Europe, including solo shows at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, and at Emily Tsingou Gallery, London. Her work has been featured in major publications, including Artforum, Art in America, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and Vogue. Kurland’s photographs are held in several public collections, such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum of Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and the International Center of Photography, New York.

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