| eBay! The work was made in the 1990s, during the global AIDS crisis that devastated communities in New York, where Leonard was living and working. A twisting river gleams like a vein of silver; a vast city looks as dark and indistinct as a swatch of nubby fabric. Accessible seating is available. Many of the New York shops she shot a decade and more ago are now gone, wiped out by high rents and globalization. Apr 22, 2015 - Explore Pedro's board "Zoe Leonard", followed by 537 people on Pinterest. Exhibition. Orange, banana, grapefruit, lemon, and avocado peels with thread, zippers, buttons, sinew, needles, plastic, wire, stickers, fabric, and trim wax, dimensions variable. “You see I am here after all,” from 2008. Zoe Leonard creates sculptural installations such as strange fruit ( for David) ( fig. Members: please log in to reserve tickets. “For me photography is intrinsically about observation,” Leonard has said. 2017 Galerie Gisela Capitain, 'Misia, Postwar', Cologne, Germany. Katherine Hubbard is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice uses photography, performance, and text to explore the relationships between language, physical site, and political history. She has exhibited widely since the late 1980s and her work has been included in a number of seminal exhibitions including Documenta IX and Documenta XII, and the 1993, 1997 and 2014 Whitney biennials. It sometimes suggests the point-and-shoot blankness of tourist photography. Strange Fruit accompanies Zoe Leonard's exhibition of the same name at the Paula Cooper Gallery. Ms. Leonard’s work felt like a tight-lipped lament. Displayed in serial grids and organized into 25 chapters, Analogue documents the eclipsed texture of 20th-century urban life as seen in vanishing mom-and-pop stores and the simultaneous emergence of the global rag trade. Make prints to hang on your wall. I want a president that had an abortion at sixteen and I want a candidate who isn’t the lesser of two evils and I want a president who lost their last lover to aids, who still sees that in their eyes every time they lay down to rest, who held their lover in their arms and knew they were dying. Untitled photographs from an airplane window at Ms. Leonard’s retrospective, “Survey,” at the Whitney Museum. 1961) sewed together skins of fruit. She was a vocal AIDS activist and this work recalls the death of her friend David Wojnarowicz. And I had it to myself. Leonard chose not to preserve the resulting work, Strange Fruit, (1992–1997), intending for its decay to be on view. The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening But there’s also something about it that amuses me in a way. Only when you see the “Analogue” images over their entire span do you begin to hear the expressive score they’re set to: a slow, plangent bass note. The Cooper show wasn’t in a gallery; it was in Ms. Leonard’s studio, an old two-room walk-up on the Lower East Side. I’m glad she makes us linger, makes us ask “what’s going on here?” And I’m glad her survey ends with personal images rescued from the past. Physically, the show was, to say the least, modest. It is photographs of photographs of my mom’s family in the period of time before, during, and after the Second World War. In fact, Fae Richards is an invented character. Label: Strange Fruit began as a means of consolation for the artist after the death of a friend, but now presents a wide range of possible readings, including a meditation on loss and mortality. Basically, “I Want a President” was a form of participatory public art, completed by being passed from hand-to-hand. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim Museum in NYC, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And, although her “life” is more than plausible, Ms. Leonard’s documentation of it, on display at the Whitney, is entirely staged. Evidence of her investment tends to lie in how she returns to a subject or theme. I don’t know Ms. Leonard’s thoughts on all this, but I’m glad she makes art that is not natural Instagram fodder. 2013 Chinati Foundation, '100 North Nevill Street', Marfa TX Galerie Micheline Szwajcer, 'Sun Photographs', Antwerp, Belgium For this artist, time — ductile and emotionally loaded — seems as important a medium as photography or sculpture. Materials she uses in sculptures and installations — suitcases, fruit skins, vintage postcards — comes with prior, but unknown histories, creating intricate traffic patterns between present and past in her work. Discover (and save!) Over five years, Zoe Leonard (b. Many of her photographs carry two dates: the year the picture was shot and the year, as much as a decade later, when it was printed. They’re just family photos. Most were taken in midair: shots of clouds from airplane windows, aerial views of sea and earth far below. In the run-up to the election it was posted billboard-size on the High Line, not far from the Whitney, and became a social media hit. A series of 1990 photographs, shot in medical museums, of anatomical wax models of women, seems to have laid the groundwork for the Kassel piece. answered Nov 5 by kmtaylor. Never published, the statement circulated in various forms over the years. The survey’s largest work, “You see I am here after all” (2008), consists of nearly 4,000 souvenir postcard views of Niagara Falls arranged on the wall as a giant, gridded collage. Wilted Flowers Strange Fruit Philadelphia Museum Of Art Vanitas Strange Fruit Philadelphia Museum Of Art Vanitas She has exhibited widely since the late 1980s and her work has been included in a number of seminal exhibitions including Documenta IX and Documenta XII, and the 1993, 1997 and 2014 Whitney biennials. Tickets are required ($10 adults; $8 members, students, and seniors). An installation of dozens of sewn fruit skins scattered across the gallery floor not only recalls Ms. Leonard’s 1995 solo but also her life at the time. There wasn’t even a gallery attendant around to keep watch. The Whitney show itself — organized by Bennett Simpson, a senior curator, with Rebecca Matalon of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and Elisabeth Sherman of the Whitney — follows a linear route, but an elastic one, shaped in part by what’s left out. Installation view of Zoe Leonard: Survey, November 11, 2018–March 25, 2019 at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, courtesy of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, photo by Brian Forrest. Over five years, Zoe Leonard sewed together skins of fruit. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Zoe Leonard Zoe Leonard’s 1995 solo with Paula Cooper Gallery did that for me. 1961), Strange Fruit, 1992-97. your own Pins on Pinterest Some of us ask similar questions about photography in the era of smartphones. Zoe Leonard’s Messages Strike Hard — and Cast a Spell. Floor 3, Susan and John Hess Family Gallery and Theater Over five years, Zoe Leonard (b. We shoot, send, or store, and move on, rarely revisiting, never mind lingering over, the images we’ve made. The fruit skins—emptied, dried, faded, repaired, and ornamented—have the feel of relics, almost like photographs. Some of that technology became obsolete even as Ms. Leonard was using it. Her installation The Strange Fruit (For David), 1997, is … 10.21) from materials. Fred Moten is a writer and scholar focused in black studies, performance studies, poetics, and critical theory. Zoe Leonard’s Strange Fruit (1992–97) consists of some three hundred fruit skins – bananas, oranges, grapefruits, and lemons – consumed, then stitched back together by the artist with brightly coloured thread and wire. Chances are their equivalents elsewhere are too. But, as she does with the images of other things in the world she cares about, Ms. Leonard makes them her own through repetition, by looking, then looking again. The stack of books in a 2016 sculpture called “Tipping Point” is just a stack of books until you see that they’re all the same book, James Baldwin’s 1963 eschatological tract, “The Fire Next Time.” Suddenly, the stack becomes an exclamation point: Read this! As a pictorial narrative — a film made from stills — the piece is a tour de force. Ms. Dunye was working on a film called “Watermelon Woman,” partly about the life of a black lesbian Hollywood actress named Fae Richards, whose career had been thwarted by racism. The entire group could fit in a suitcase, and there are several of them — 56 to be exact — in different shades of blue, lined up across the gallery floor forming a sculpture titled “1961,” the year Ms. Leonard was born in upstate New York. The piece consists of nearly 4,000 souvenir postcard views of Niagara Falls arranged on the wall as a giant, gridded collage, with tiny modifications in otherwise identical scenes indicating advances over time in printing technology and color photography. Zoe Leonard (born 1961) is an American artist who works primarily with photography and sculpture. The number of suitcases corresponds to her current age. Cameron Rowland is an artist living and working in New York City. Installation view of Zoe Leonard (b. During the same period, Leonard reconstituted a tree that had been cut up outside, developing an elaborate process of preserving dried leaves in order to attach them to the branches ( Secession: Zoe Leonard , p.21). Rowland’s work was featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial. Atmospherically it was rich, wired into its time and place. An installation of suitcases, in different shades of blue, are lined up across the gallery floor forming a sculpture titled “1961,” the year Ms. Leonard was born in New York. Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, and Hauser & Wirth, New York. 0 votes. Entitled Strange Fruit (for David), it was made from 1993 to 1998 by New York artist Zoe Leonard. Photograph by Graydon Wood, A 30-second online art project: See more ideas about Zoe, Leonard, Leonards photography. 2015 Museum of Modern Art, 'Analogue', New York NY Anthony Meier Fine Arts, 'Zoe Leonard', San Francisco CA. Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; purchased with funds contributed by the Dietrich Foundation and with the partial gift of the artist and the Paula Cooper Gallery, 1998. The title quotes a handwritten message found on one of the cards, a little message of triumph felt at a “here” reached. Zoe Leonard, Strange Fruit (For David), 1992–97, installation view, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Dec 12, 2011 - Zoe Leonard-strange fruit (fruit with needles zippers buttons wax plastic hooks twine ) Artist Zoe Leonard displays her work Strange Fruit at the Whitney, and discusses its themes of mortality and discrimination with the Brooklyn Rail. 0 Answer. Analogue, by Zoe Leonard (American, b. Or just simply enjoy the beauty of projecting the slides. Yet you have to wonder, in the context of all this mass-produced sameness, how personal that “here” can feel. Ms. Leonard’s art often has a collaborative dimension. Installed on the occasion of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, I want a president renders a poignant portrait of the cultural and political climate in the early 1990s in New York City with words that still resonate today. 2016 High Line Art, 'I want a president', New York NY Hauser & Wirth, 'In the Wake', New York NY. 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