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AIPAD 2015 : Yossi Milo Gallery (US)


Established in 2000, Yossi Milo Gallery is a contemporary art gallery focused on the representation of artists specializing in photo-based art, video and works on paper. In January 2012, Yossi Milo Gallery moved to its new, ground-floor space located at 245 Tenth Avenue between 24th and 25th Streets in New York’s Chelsea district. In part of the AIPAD Photography Show 2015, the gallery persents  four  prints by Markus Brunetti, Chris McCaw and John Chiara.

1. Markus Brunetti (German, b.1965)
From the series Facades
Cortegaca, Paroquia de Santa Marinha, 2013-2014
Archival Pigment Print
70 13/16” x 59” (180 x 150 cm)

Markus Brunetti’s (German, b. 1965) on-going Façades series is the result of the artist’s extensive travels through Europe photographing and cataloguing the façades of historic cathedrals, churches and cloisters. Architectural styles ranging from the early Romanesque and Gothic, through the Renaissance and Baroque, to the modern-day are represented in his immense archive, which he began in 2005. In the tradition of Bernd and Hilla Becher’s serial documentation of German industrialization, Brunetti photographs each of his subjects in a precise and regulated style to allow for typologies and comparisons. The artist spends several hours, and sometimes even days, visually exploring the individual façades, amassing a few hundred to thousands of photographs to capture every architectural element and adornment in pristine detail. Then, he assembles the individual shots into one image, creating a minutely-detailed composite view of the building in which all modern additions, such as cables and lightning rods, are eliminated. In doing so, Brunetti revives the architect’s originally imagined designs on paper, and offers an idealized image of sacred European architecture.

2. Chris McCaw (American, b. 1971)
Heliograph #66, 2015
Gelatin Silver Paper Negative
24” x 20” (61 x 50.8 cm)

3. Chris McCaw (American, b. 1971)
Sunburned GSP #826 (Strait of Juan De Fuca/ full day), 2014
Four Gelatin Silver Paper Negatives
24” x 20” (61 x 50.8 cm) each element

Chris McCaw (American, b. 1971) builds his own large-format cameras and outfits them with powerful lenses. Instead of film, McCaw inserts vintage photographic paper directly into the camera and aims the lens at the sun. Long exposures magnify the sun’s rays, which burn through or sear a path across the surface of the paper while creating a solarized image of the landscape or seascape. McCaw uses the most basic elements of the medium, light and time, to create his unique photographs which recall the work of photography pioneer Henry Fox Talbot and pay homage to the “slash” and “hole” paintings of artist Lucio Fontana. For AIPAD, the Gallery will present recent works from McCaw’s Sunburn and Heliograph series.

4. John Chiara (American, b. 1971)
Upper Simmons at Lower Simmons, 2015
Camera Obscura Fujiflex Crystal Archive Negative Photograph
Approx. 50” x 65” (127 x 165.1 cm)

John Chiara’s (American, b. 1971) large photographs of trees and landscapes are created with the artist’s custom-made photographic equipment and processes. Over the course of six years, Chiara has built cameras that vary in size, the largest of which the artist can climb inside. Working in almost total darkness, he places positive color photographic paper on the camera’s back wall, where the image is projected. He works instinctually to control the amount of light entering the lens, experiments with color filters, and uses his hands to burn and dodge the image. The photographs are then developed in a spinning drum process that agitates the chemistry, traces of which are sometimes left behind in the final image. Shooting and developing a photograph is, for him, part sculpture, part photography, and part event. For AIPAD, new camera obscura photographs will be on view.

AIPAD 2015
16 – 19 April, 2015
The Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Yossi Milo Gallery
Contemporary Art Specializing in Photography
245 Tenth Avenue 
New York 10001 
United States

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