CLAMPART: Joshua Lutz: Meadowlands | Dave Anderson: Roadside Ghosts - 18 Sept 2008 to 18 Oct 2008
Image © Joshua Lutz
Untitled.02 (Airplane), 2007
Digital C-print, 22 x 27 inches, Edition of 10
Joshua Lutz: Meadowlands
Dave Anderson: Roadside Ghosts (In the Project Room)
September 18 - October 18, 2008
Reception for the artists:
Thursday, September 18, 2008
6.00 - 8.00 p.m.
JOSHUA LUTZ: MEADOWLANDS
ClampArt is pleased to present an exhibition of work by photographer, Joshua Lutz, on the occasion of the publication of the artist’s monograph, Meadowlands (powerHouse, 2008).
Joshua Lutz began photographing the Meadowlands ten years ago as a documentary study of the 32-square-miles of marshy wilderness that sits between New Jersey and New York (and ostensibly as a search for Jimmy Hoffa's remains). Over the years, however, this project has evolved into a compelling artistic exploration, revealing the soul of this liminal space. Robert Sullivan, in the introduction to Lutz’s book, describes the Meadowlands as “[…] that giant swath of swamp and space that separates New Jersey from New York City, or, put another way, from New York City and the rest of the United States of America.” But Lutz’s photographs are not only representations of the landscape of the Meadowlands; they are also portraits of the individuals who inhabit the area. Lutz’s photographs explore the distinct personalities of the “Meadowlanders,” while also considering the people’s relationships to their environs.
Joshua Lutz graduated with an MFA in photography from Bard College/The International Center for Photography in 2005. He has received several prestigious awards and grants, including being named one of the top thirty emerging photographers by Photo District News Magazine in 2004. Lutz has exhibited his work in numerous group shows and solo exhibitions over the past fifteen years.
DAVE ANDERSON: ROADSIDE GHOSTS
ClampArt is pleased to announce Roadside Ghosts, an exhibition of photographs by artist Dave Anderson.
Roadside Ghosts, Anderson's second show at ClampArt, explores the twin themes of hope and loss using familiar and unusual objects from the American landscape. Ghosts linger on the margins while the images hint at stories partially told. This series began in 2003 and is taken from the artist's travels through over twenty states.
Born in Michigan in 1970, Anderson is a relative newcomer to the world of photography. He first worked on Bill Clinton's 1992 campaign, and then in the White House press office. Later, he was employed by MTV touring the country registering young voters for the program, "Choose or Lose." After working on Al Gore's presidential campaign, he joined a start-up film production company in New York City before hitting the road with his camera intending to document obscure parts of America that had eluded him while traveling cross-country for MTV. He had only one rule for his road trip—no driving on any road with more than two lanes. The sensitive and atmospheric prints he produced on his journey reflect the influence of his teachers Keith Carter and Michael Kenna.
Called "One of the shooting stars of the American photo scene" by Germany's fotoMAGAZIN, Anderson was named the winner of the 2005 Santa Fe Center for Photography's Project Competition. His work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, Louisiana; the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts; the Art Museum of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas; the University of Louisville Photographic Archive, Louisville, Kentucky; and the Marguilies Collection, Miami, Florida.
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