Friday, September 4, 2009

Jason Hanasik @ Kris Graves Projects-9/10/09

Jason Hanasik
Two bottles

Jason Hanasik
Steven in a bed of flowers

Ok folks, if you can't be in Manhattan September 10, Brooklyn has some great openings the same night also. Here is one not to miss!
Or do both like... I plan to do!

He Opened Up Somewhere Along The Eastern Shore

Diagramming a Fold

September 10th through October 10th, 2009

An Opening Reception of these works will be held on Thursday, September 10th, from 6:00-9:00pm

+Kris Graves Projects is proud to announce the first New York solo
exhibition of photographer Jason Hanasik. Curated by Kris Graves.

“He Opened Up Somewhere Along The Eastern Shore” is a photography
project which engages image-making as a platform to intervene inside
Western culture’s traditions and expectations related to masculinity,
class, and heroism. This project opens up a space for a
counter-narrative to exist. This new narrative focuses on individual
experience, vulnerability, and intimacy as opposed to that which is
enforced by the State, an impenetrable unit of men.

“We, the men of these images and I, might not sit at an equal distance
from the center, but we all have a complicated relationship to what is
considered normal -- to our benefit and our destruction.”

Jason Hanasik
was born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1981. He received his MFA in Fine Arts with a focus in photography and video from California College of the Arts in 2009. Hanasik's work has been exhibited internationally and is represented by +Kris Graves Projects in Brooklyn, NY. He currently resides in San Francisco, CA.

In the project space, +Kris Graves Projects is pleased to present
Liz Jaff's newest series of works on paper entitled “Diagramming a Fold”
running simultaneous with Hanasik’s photography. The artist has created a sequence of 400 ink drawings that suggest motion using the format of film strips and photographic contact sheets. These works continue the artist’s investigations of ways of defining space through folding.

Liz Jaff lives and works in New York City.

Jason Hanasik’s “He Opened Up Somewhere Along The Eastern Shore” and Liz Jaff’s “Diagramming a Fold” will be on view during regular gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 - 6:00pm and by appointment. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the gallery at 212.796.7558 or email us at:

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