Friday, March 12, 2010

Sarah Palmer-As A Real House @ The Wild Project 3/18/10

Photos by Sarah Palmer

You better come to the opening and see this show...I will!


As A Real House
An exhibition of photographs by Sarah Palmer

The Wild Project is pleased to present As A Real House, the first solo exhibition of photographs by Sarah Palmer. The exhibition culls images from Palmer’s series of the same title, which evolved from previous work that sought memory, lost time, and hints of the absent-present in landscapes, rooms, and objects. As A Real House turns these ideas inward, departing from a critical exploration of the sentimental and the sweet, and moves into darker corners of remembrance, identity, and invention. The work explores the artist’s futile attempt to study time by stopping it mid-decay, and traces of her search for the possible and impossible within the medium. Palmer plays with elements of scale to reveal the vulnerability of both the subject and medium. As A Real House delves into the self-reflexive realms of photography, commenting directly on the boundary between what is real and what is invented, immediate and hidden, desirable and grotesque.

Sarah Palmer was born in 1977 in San Francisco, CA, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from School of Visual Arts in 2008 and her BA in English/Italian from Vassar College in 1999. She was awarded an Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship in 2007. Her work is currently featured in the exhibition 31 Women in Art Photography at Affirmation Arts in New York.

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.

Opening reception: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Exhibition on view through Saturday, May 15
Gallery Hours by Thursday–Friday, 1:00-7:00 p.m.; 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

Kate Greenberg, or 917.375.4333
Hilary Schaffner, or 212.228.1195

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