Zoe Crosher

American, b. 1975

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Zoe Crosher

American, b. 1975

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Since 2005, Zoe Crosher has been editing, enlarging, and reproducing found photographs of a woman named Michelle DuBois. “The Michelle DuBois Project” is based on the self-portraits of an escort based in Oklahoma during the 1960s and 1970s, initially photographed to explore feminine and sexual tropes. In order to emphasize the physicality of both photograph and subject, Crosher manipulates her images, crumpling and rephotographing in the case of Mae Wested (2012) or sun-fading in The Other Disappeared Nurse (2012), to suggest analog photography. Her reframing of existing images parallels the work of the Pictures Generation during the 1980s, offering new ways of looking. Crosher’s ultimate goal is to question representation and perception, inspired by the disconnect between fantasy and reality that photography enables.

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Biography

Since 2005, Zoe Crosher has been editing, enlarging, and reproducing found photographs of a woman named Michelle DuBois. “The Michelle DuBois Project” is based on the self-portraits of an escort based in Oklahoma during the 1960s and 1970s, initially photographed to explore feminine and sexual tropes. In order to emphasize the physicality of both photograph and subject, Crosher manipulates her images, crumpling and rephotographing in the case of Mae Wested (2012) or sun-fading in The Other Disappeared Nurse (2012), to suggest analog photography. Her reframing of existing images parallels the work of the Pictures Generation during the 1980s, offering new ways of looking. Crosher’s ultimate goal is to question representation and perception, inspired by the disconnect between fantasy and reality that photography enables.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Aspen Art Museum, and 1 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 1 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more