Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce our participation in Paris Photo, taking place at the Grand Palais from November 10 – 13, with a presentation of work by Matthew Brandt, John Chiara, Markus Brunetti, Marco Breuer, Chris McCaw and Alison Rossiter.
In a digital world, Matthew Brandt (American, b. 1982) upholds and complicates fading photographic materials and processes. For the Clippings series, Brandt translates printed newspaper reproductions into dazzling, shiny tableaus. Each color image selected from a news story is severely cropped and blown up to large-scale, bringing into focus the cyan, yellow, magenta halftone dots which together make the picture. The image is then recreated, dot-by-dot, with small blue, pink and yellow rhinestuds placed by hand. The works pay homage to the fading art of traditional printing process and the decline of physical newspapers.
Matthew Brandt’s photographs are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; Brooklyn Museum, New York; Cincinnati Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Royal Danish Library, National Museum of Photography, Copenhagen; and the Columbus Museum of Art, among others. The artist was born in California in 1982 and received his MFA from UCLA. He lives and works in Los Angeles.
John Chiara’s (American, b. 1971) New York City-scapes are made using his large-scale, custom-made photographic equipment and unconventional developing processes. Chiara builds cameras that vary in size, the largest of which the artist can climb into. While exposing a sheet of color photographic paper, he works in front of the lens as an artist would in a dark room – burning, dodging and often filtering the light entering through the lens. Shooting and developing a photograph is, for Chiara, part sculpture, part photography, and part event. For Paris Photo, new tonally reversed, vibrantly-hued negative photographs of iconic New York City structures will be featured.
Works by John Chiara are in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA.
Markus Brunetti’s (German, b. 1965) FACADES series is the result of his travels through Europe from 2005 to the present day, capturing the façades of historic cathedrals, churches and cloisters in minute detail. To create a single work, Brunetti takes a large number of frames over the course of a few weeks or, if necessary, years. He then assembles the individual views into his own hyper-realistic interpretation of the entire façade, stripped of all modern-day elements. Miniscule ornamentations that would otherwise be overlooked, such as golden mosaics in the gables of Orvieto’s Duomo di Santa Maria Assunta, become vividly clear. As a result, FACADES becomes a visual encyclopedia; an in-depth study of the relationships between form, religious function and cultural history. For Paris Photo, the gallery will premiere the most recently completed FACADES work, Orleans, Cathédrale Sainte-Croix, 2008-2016.
Markus Brunetti’s FACADES have been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, WI; Museum of Fine Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland and the Museum for Applied Arts, Cologne. FACADES were included in PROPORTIO at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice and the 2015 Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival in France. Brunetti’s most recent monograph, FACADES, was released in 2016. The artist was born in 1966 in Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany, and currently lives and works in Europe.
Marco Breuer (German, b. 1966) consistently challenges the conventions of photography by rejecting the use of camera, film and negative in favor of directly interacting with material and process. Breuer coaxes a vivid range of colors and textures from his materials by subjecting photographic paper to various forms of manipulation by hand. For this year’s Paris Photo, the Gallery will present new works by Breuer that are the result of a negotiation between the tool, the hand, and the photographic materials employed. Shapes take form through a process of subtraction by which emulsion is physically removed to reveal the raw substrate of the paper.
Breuer’s photographs are in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the George Eastman House in Rochester, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC; the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles; the Art Institute of Chicago; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart, Germany.
Chris McCaw (American, b. 1971) builds his own large-format cameras and outfits them with powerful lenses to create one-of-a-kind photographs. Instead of film, McCaw inserts vintage gelatin silver paper into the camera and aims the lens at the sun. Long exposures magnify the sun’s rays, which sear a path across the surface of the paper or burn through it completely. McCaw uses the most basic elements of the photographic medium, light and time, to produce his prints, which recall the work of photography pioneer Henry Fox Talbot and pay homage to the “slash” and “hole” paintings of artist Lucio Fontana. At Paris Photo, recent Sunburn and Heliograph prints taken in the Mojave Desert and over the Pacific Ocean will be featured.
McCaw’s work is in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the Princeton University Art Museum, NJ. Born in 1971 in Daly City, CA, McCaw currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area.
Alison Rossiter (American, b. 1954) creates her photographs without a camera on expired, vintage photo paper. The artist collects and experiments with gelatin silver papers that date from the early 1900s through the 1970s, making controlled marks with liquid photographic developer directly onto the surface of the papers. At Paris Photo, the gallery will exhibit Rossiter’s recent Fours, geometric pieces made by dipping rare vintage photo papers into developer at varying angles and then assembling them into quadriptychs, creating strong compositions with extraordinary sculptural qualities.
Alison Rossiter’s work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Art Institute of Chicago; Philadelphia Museum of Art; George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY; and the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, among others. The artist was born in 1953 in Jackson, Mississippi, and currently lives and works in the New York metropolitan area.
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