Thursday, September 3, 2009

WiLDLIFE ANALYSIS- Brian Graf @ The Wild Project 9/15/09

Mark it in your calendars , another show not to be missed !
Curated by Kate Greenberg and Hillary Schaffner
See you there!


Wildlife Analysis
An exhibition of photographs by Bryan

The Wild Project is pleased to present Wildlife Analysis, the first solo exhibition of photographs by Bryan Graf. His atmospheric landscapes explore the spaces between description and invention, representation and abstraction.

In his photographs, Graf draws on the unexpected details of the natural environment surrounding New Jersey’s post- industrial landscapes. Black and white images of dandelions, crab grass and butterflies serve as a foundation for the work. When printing in the darkroom Graf adds an additional layer of fogged color film. The results, much of which are left to chance, give way to arresting and hallucinatory imagery.

Accumulation plays an important role in Graf’s photographs. Influenced by the landscape paintings of Gustave Courbet and Peter Doig, he re-visits one image or one place, allowing the cumulative experience to take control of the work. Whether the modification is of a small detail, the use of color or cropping, the repetitious nature of the images lead the viewer through his elusive wanderings.

Bryan Graf was born in New Jersey in 1982. He received his BFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University in 2005 and received his MFA from Yale University School of Art in 2008. His work has been included in several group exhibitions and in Blind Spot Magazine.

The Wild Project is an environmentally conscious venue for contemporary theater, film and visual arts and is dedicated to supporting the arts by offering space and resources to emerging artists.

Exhibition opening: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Artist reception: 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Exhibition on view through Saturday, October 31
Gallery Hours: Thursday–Saturday, 2:00-8:00 p.m.

The Wild Project
195 East 3rd Street
New York, NY 10009

F/V train to 2nd Avenue; 6 to Astor Place

Hilary Schaffner, or 212.228.1195
Greenberg, or 917.375.4333

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