Tag Archives: Art Contemporain

Sophie T. Lvoff, Carrollton Avenue

Sophie T. Lvoff, Carrollton Avenue

Sophie T. Lvoff

Carrollton Avenue ,
New Orleans, 2011
From the Hell’s Bells / Sulfur / Honey series
Website – SophieLvoff.com

Sophie T. Lvoff was born in 1986 in New York and received her BFA in photography and imaging, and philosophy from New York University. Exhibitions of her photographs have been shown in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe, including Institut d'Art Contemporain in Villeurbanne, France; Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland; The Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans; Grand Central Terminal in New York; the Aperture Foundation in New York; Art Miami; and Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans. Lvoff has also curated a number of group exhibitions in New York and New Orleans. She is a member of Good Children Gallery, a collective gallery in New Orleans that is currently participating in St. Claude Satellites, a satellite exhibition program during Prospect.2. She is an MFA candidate in Studio Arts at Tulane University.

Sophie T. Lvoff, Constance and Delachaise

Sophie T. Lvoff, Constance and Delachaise

Sophie T. Lvoff

Constance and Delachaise,
New Orleans, 2011
From the Hell’s Bells / Sulfur / Honey series
Website – SophieLvoff.com

Sophie T. Lvoff was born in 1986 in New York and received her BFA in photography and imaging, and philosophy from New York University. Exhibitions of her photographs have been shown in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe, including Institut d'Art Contemporain in Villeurbanne, France; Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland; The Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans; Grand Central Terminal in New York; the Aperture Foundation in New York; Art Miami; and Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans. Lvoff has also curated a number of group exhibitions in New York and New Orleans. She is a member of Good Children Gallery, a collective gallery in New Orleans that is currently participating in St. Claude Satellites, a satellite exhibition program during Prospect.2. She is an MFA candidate in Studio Arts at Tulane University.

Sophie T. Lvoff, Constance and Delachaise

Sophie T. Lvoff, Constance and Delachaise

Sophie T. Lvoff

Constance and Delachaise,
New Orleans, 2011
From the Hell’s Bells / Sulfur / Honey series
Website – SophieLvoff.com

Sophie T. Lvoff was born in 1986 in New York and received her BFA in photography and imaging, and philosophy from New York University. Exhibitions of her photographs have been shown in galleries and museums in the United States and Europe, including Institut d'Art Contemporain in Villeurbanne, France; Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland; The Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans; Grand Central Terminal in New York; the Aperture Foundation in New York; Art Miami; and Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans. Lvoff has also curated a number of group exhibitions in New York and New Orleans. She is a member of Good Children Gallery, a collective gallery in New Orleans that is currently participating in St. Claude Satellites, a satellite exhibition program during Prospect.2. She is an MFA candidate in Studio Arts at Tulane University.

Boris Mikhailov: Salt Lake

Untitled, 1986, © Boris Mikhailov / Suzanne Tarasieve Gallery

Exhibition on view:
January 20–March 11, 2012

La Criée Centre D’art Contemporain
Place Honoré Commeurec
35000 Rennes
France
+33 (0)2 23 62 25 10

Murky waters, polluted landscapes, and heavyset ladies in bikinis illustrate Salt Lake, a series of 50 photographs taken by Boris Mikhailov. Traveling the south shores of Ukraine, he documented the happenings in and around a lake surrounded by factory chimneys, warehouses, and industrial-sized pipes which discharged waste into the water. Seemingly indifferent to the unkempt setting, locals sunbathe in the polluted terrain in this Soviet version of a German spa town.

Salt Lake depicts a clandestine Soviet Union, where life’s simplest amusements are uninterrupted by a lake divulged in industrial pollution, characterizing the transient freedom of its inhabitants.

Concurrent with Salt Lake, two additional series from Mikhailov; Tea, Coffee, Cappuccino and I Am Not I, are on view at Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve in Paris through March 10, 2012.

Mikhailov has appeared in Aperture issues 190 and 158.

Reruns: Gilbert Garcin

This post first ran in 2009.

Sometimes you come across work that engages you so completely, and at first you think, why didn’t I think of this, but then you let that go and just roll yourself up in the wonderful images. That’s how I felt discovering Gilbert Garin’s photographs. At 80, Mr. Garcin is an inspiration in so many ways.

“Gilbert Garcin spent most of his life managing a lamp factory in France. At 65, he retired and took up a trick photography workshop. For the past ten years he has been creating comical, surrealistic photographs which warmly highlight sometimes cold, existential questions. Garcin inhabits this strange world and ponders it together with the viewer; with Garcin you have a dedicated, but perplexed, guide.”

In February, Gilbert’s work was celebrated at the Festival at Rennes:


In addition, Mr. Garcin just closed a retropsective at Espace Jacques Villeglé – Place d’Art Contemporain in Saint Gratien, France.