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4.5.12

The Weekender: Todd Burris




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The opening reception for the mesmerizing photographs of Todd Burris will take place on Wednesday, May 9th, from 5:30-8:30pm at the Robin Rice Gallery. The exhibition will be at the gallery until June 17th. This is the second collaboration between the artist and Robin Rice, so expect to see a series of beautiful photography which are like a visual dance of contractions. Each one of his muse is whimsical, sophisticated, stylistic and simple - but at times, studied and carefree. His work challenges the traditional symmetry of beauty.






Todd Burris, Look Away, 1990 
"In 'Mercer Street, NYC' we are taken back to the darker days of Soho in 1992. A woman is shot from behind, walking down the gravel filled street in a long white flowing cloak, There is a patina of glamour set in the grit of real life. This sense of asymmetry threads throughout the exhibit."

Photos courtesy Todd Burris
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This is not surprising since the artist takes a photojournalist approach to most of his work. Todd Burris worked as a fashion photographer, and became a fine artist by instinct. His early career was spent working with fashion photographer Bill King. This exhibition explores a collection of black and white images which conveys a sense of effervescence and √Član, which includes photographs from Burris' time in Los Angeles as well as earlier experimental work in Milan and New York City. Some of his prints have a purposefully grainy and soft contrast, reminiscent of a newspaper photo. Burris manipulates the film during developing to create an “un-reproduced” effect. Prices range from $600 to $2,200.  To view the exhibition, please visit http://www.robinricegallery.com.

1 comment:

Julie said...

What beautiful photos Vyna. That last one is impressive.

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