Artist Talk: Lisa Oppenheim at Aperture Gallery and Bookstore

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Tuesday, November 19
6:30 pm
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore
547 West 27th Street
New York, NY


This event is free for students with ID and Members of Aperture at the $50 level and above.

Aperture Foundation, in collaboration with the Department of Photography at Parsons the New School for Design, is pleased to present a talk with artist Lisa Oppenheim. Two of her recent projects involve photographic prints exposed using nontraditional light sources: for her series Smoke, Oppenheim solarized images of fire, explosions, and smoke with an open flame; for Lunagrams, she exposed contact prints of the moon to moonlight. The images for both series were often sourced from the public domain. In Smoke, the works’ titles include detailed descriptions and dates for the historical events from which the negatives are sourced. Lunagrams consists of new prints based on the work of John and Henry Draper, credited with creating the first telescopic photographs of the moon and other celestial bodies in the mid-nineteenth century. A portfolio of Oppenheim’s photographs was featured in Aperture magazine’s Summer 2013 issue with an introduction by Brian Sholis.

Lisa Oppenheim (born in New York, 1975) holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA in film/video from Bard College. She also attended the Independent Study Program at Whitney Museum, New York, and Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam. Oppenheim was recently included in the exhibitions New Photography 2013 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and A Different Kind of Order: The ICP Triennial at the International Center of Photography, New York. She has also appeared in group shows at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; and New Museum, New York. Her first monograph will be published next year by Sternberg Press. Oppenheim is based in New York.

Image: Lisa Oppenheim, Man Holding Large Camera Photographing a Cataclysmic Event, Possibly a Volcano Erupting, 1908/2012. (Tiled Version I), 2012.

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