PRESS RELEASE – Kopeikin Gallery
Kevin Cooley, Steve Fitch, Carla Jay Harris, Cig Harvey, Katrin Korfmann, Eleanor McNair, Jeffrey Milstein, Kai Schaefer, Katie Shapiro & Richard Tuschman
PINK’S an exclusive online group show for ARTSY
July 24 – August 31st
Kopeikin Gallery is pleased to announce our Artsy online only-exclusive show PINK’S featuring the work of Kevin Cooley, Steve Fitch, Carla Jay Harris, Cig Harvey, Katrin Korfmann, Eleanor McNair, Jeffrey Milstein, Kai Schaefer, Katie Shapiro and Richard Tuschman. Inspired by gallery artist Cig Harvey’s newest series Pink is a Color, Red is a Stain the Kopeikin Gallery presents PINK’S a multi-media exhibition.
The color pink might mean different things to different people, an iconic LA hot dog stand, a Malibu sunset, a pink stucco wall, a neon lit motel or a cold glass of Rose wine.
For our exclusive summer show online with Artsy we assembled a collection of artworks that all share the color pink. Whether pink is a vintage Palm Springs home photographed by Jeffrey Milstein, a slip of a dress in one of Richard Tuschman’s homage to Edward Hopper, or the glowing sunset during the recent LA wildfires in one of Kevin Cooley’s recent photographs pink is everywhere. It might be the palest of roses as in Cig Harvey’s newest project or a bright lipstick In Eleanor MacNair’s play dough photo recreations, pink is everything between white and red.
Kevin Cooley is a Los Angeles based multi-disciplinary artist. His work is in the permanent collections of The Guggenheim Museum, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, 21c Museum, The Nelson-Atkins Museum and The Museum of Photographic Arts.
Steve Fitch graduated with both from the University of California at Berkeley in 1971 where he began a project photographing the vernacular roadside of the American highway. The series received two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in 1973 and the second in 1975.
His newest series Vanishing Vernacular was published as a book of the same title by George F Thompson. The entire exhibition of forty photographs was purchased by the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. In addition, Steve Fitch recently sold 83 photographs to the Beinecke Library at Yale University.
Born in Indianapolis, IN, but raised traveling the globe as the child of a military officer, Carla Harris’ social and artistic development was impacted tremendously by the geopolitical and natural environments she encountered. Carla’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, Granada and Quebec. She completed undergraduate coursework at the School of Visual Arts in New York, received her bachelor’s degree with distinction from the University of Virginia, and her MFA from UCLA in 2015. She currently lives/works in Glendale, CA.
Cig Harvey’s work has been exhibited internationally and is included in several collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, George Eastman Museum, and The Farnsworth Art Museum. Her work has been displayed at Paris Photo, Art Miami, and AIPAD every year since 2006. She has been a nominee for John Gutmann fellowship and the Santa Fe Prize, and a finalist for the BMW Prize and The Karl Lagerfield Collection at Paris Photo, The Clarence John Laughlin Award, The Taylor Messing Photographic Portrait Prize, and for The Prix Virginia, an international photography prize for women. In 2017 she was awarded the prestigious 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award from Center.
Internationally recognized artist Katrin Korfmann, is originally from Germany but has been based in the Netherlands for the past 17 years and is now considered a Dutch Artist. She is best known for her intriguing birds-eye imagery, for which she has won numerous awards, residencies and commissions. Since the late 1990’s, Katrin Korfmann has exhibited internationally in galleries, museums, alternative art institutions and public spaces. The Kopeikin Gallery has exhibited Back Stages at Photo Basel, VOLTA NY and at UNSEEN in the Netherlands in 2018 but this will be the first time at the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles.
Eleanor MacNair was born in Nottingham, England and now resides and works in London. She received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Bristol. In her series, Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh, MacNair takes well-known images, shot by the likes of Diane Arbus and Cindy Sherman, and gives them new life by re-appropriating them into her own play-doh versions. Her work has been published in online publications such as BBC News, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Hyperallergic, Independent UK, Slate Magazine, WIRED, as well as many others.
Jeffrey Milstein is known for his images of planes in flight, using the camera to often capture the underbelly of an aircraft. Milstein was born in Los Angeles, CA and currently resides in Woodstock, NY. His photographs have been published in New York Times, LA Times, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, European Photography, American Photo, Eyemazing, Die Ziet, Wired, PDN, Esquire, and Conde Naste Portfolio.
Milstein’s photographs have been exhibited and collected throughout the United States and Europe, and he is currently represented in the USA by Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles.
His work is included in permanent collections such as LACMA (Los Angeles, CA), the AT&T Collection, the Bank of America Collection, Smithsonian’s National Air & Space Museum (Washington, DC), Musee de l'Elysee (Lausanne, Switzerland) Portland Art Museum (Portland, OR), Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, SUNY,(New Paltz, NY), and The Ulrich Museum of Art (Wichita, KS) as well as many others.
German artist Kai Schaefer’s series "World Records" draws from Rolling Stone Magazine's "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time," photographing the original vinyl pressings of iconic record albums throughout music history on the turntables they would have first been played on.
Katie Shapiro is a Los Angeles based artist who works primarily in photography. She received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine, in 2015 and a BFA in Photography from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, in 2007. Her work has received coverage in Artforum, the Los Angeles Times, and New York Magazine. It is housed in private collections as well as in the permanent collection at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
Richard Tuschman began experimenting with digital imaging in the early 1990’s, developing a style that synthesized his interests in photography, painting and assemblage. His work has since been exhibited internationally and recognized by, among others, Photo District News, American Photography, Prix de la Photographie, Paris, LensCulture Exposure Awards, and the International Photography Awards. Commercially, his work has been featured in publications and advertisements for clients such as Adobe Systems, The New York Times, Penguin, Sony Music, Newsweek and Random House, among others. He has lectured widely on his artistic technique and creative process and has taught at the University of Akron Myers School of Art (Akron, OH), Ringling College of Art + Design (Sarasota, Fl) and Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH). He currently lives and works in New York City.