© Peter Gallo

Peter Gallo: Pasolini quote ("where are you..."), 1999
Acrylic on found paper, 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches

Sequence and Consequence

Eunice Golden
, Peter Gallo, Norman Kulkin, Igor and Svetlana Kopystiansky, Ira Richer, Jerry Spagnoli

"Sequence and Consequence" brings together for our mutual edification and delight six photographic artists spanning four decades. They use multiple photographic prints, or prints written over with text. They share an imperative to violate the pristine monocular dictatorship of the single "photograph." A photograph is not a truth, they all exclaim. Rather, a photograph is a phrase combined with other elements to sing consequential songs about love, death, and Empire.

Peter Gallo is a painter and collagist residing in Vermont. In the 2005 Artforum review of his solo show James Yood wrote: "Peter Gallo has all the (slow) moves of a neoslacker: an apparent disdain for materials; an alert scavenger's attitude toward culture; an eye for the poignant frailties of the vernacular; and an occasionally breath-taking ability to evoke issues of great import." Gallo is represented by Freight and Volume, New York.

Eunice Golden is a painter, filmmaker and photographer. Her photographic works in this exhibition date from 1973 and 1976, when she was an integral part of the first generation of Feminist Conceptualists. Golden's paintings are represented by Mitchell Algus, New York.

Igor and Svetlana Kopystiansky are New York and London based artists who work in film, video, photography and other media. They have had solo shows at Kunsthalle Friedericianum, Kassel, 2005; Goethe Institute, London, 2004; Sprengel Museum Hannover, 2002; Lisson Gallery, London, 2002; Akademie der Künste, Berlin, 2000; Kunstmuseum Düsseldorf, 2000; Wooster Gardens Gallery, New York, 1997; Kunsthalle Helsinki, 1994; Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, 1994; 22nd International Biennial of Sao Paulo, 1994; Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, 1994; DAAD, Berlin, 1991. They are represented by Lisson Gallery, London.

Norman Kulkin is a photographer and writer based in Los Angeles. He is showing new work from two series: "Typographics" and "Cutlines". Kulkin types directly onto found snapshots, telling stories in the voices of the subjects of the images, or he overlays the vernacular images with clippings from the daily news. Kulkin is represented by Steven Kasher Gallery.

Ira Richer is a painter and photographer who will be showing 24 collages from the series "West Branch Station", "The L.A. Project". The Project is accompanied by a quote from Newt Gingrich: "There is no magic to solving the problem of illegal immigrants. It is not intellectually challenging. Throughout history, countries that have survived have learned to maintain their borders. There are plenty of practical examples of how to get the job done." Richer is formerly represented by American Fine Arts, New York.

Jerry Spagnoli is the world's foremost daguerreotypist. He is represented by Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York.

Exhibition: June 22 - July 28, 2006
Gallery hours: Tues-Sat 11 am - 6 pm

Steven Kasher Gallery
521 West 23rd Street, Second Floor
USA-New York, NY 10011
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