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Lisa Oppenheim Joins Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York

Lisa Oppenheim, Billowing. As we were driving up to Norfolk yesterday I saw the Enfield fire; where a Sony distribution centre set ablaze by rioters was just pouring out smoke over the motorway. The sheer amount of smoke was quite surprising, and today smoke was still covering the motorway. I feel such despair at people who have taken to looting; so angry at the destruction people can cause  (Tiled Version II), 2011/12, silver gelatin b/w photograph on bromide paper, exposed and solarized by firelight, 37.4 x 46.5 in.COURTESY THE ARTIST AND TANYA BONAKDAR GALLERY

Lisa Oppenheim, Billowing. As we were driving up to Norfolk yesterday I saw the Enfield fire; where a Sony distribution centre set ablaze by rioters was just pouring out smoke over the motorway. The sheer amount of smoke was quite surprising, and today smoke was still covering the motorway. I feel such despair at people who have taken to looting; so angry at the destruction people can cause (Tiled Version II), 2011/12, silver gelatin b/w photograph on bromide paper, exposed and solarized by firelight,
37.4 x 46.5 in.

COURTESY THE ARTIST AND TANYA BONAKDAR GALLERY

New York’s Tanya Bonakdar Gallery announced that it now represents New York–based artist Lisa Oppenheim. Born in 1974, Oppenheim is a leader within a generation of artists who approach photography and video with an expansive sense of their boundaries, and their possibilities, experimenting with a wide variety of materials and sources for her images, from dark-room alchemy to online appropriation.

“I want the viewer to ask, ‘What am I looking at? How is it made?’” she said in a recent interview. “Somehow, that provides a way of critically reading how images come to all of us through our daily lives.”

Oppenheim has had solo shows at the Grazer Kunstverein in Graz, Austria; 21er Haus in Vienna; and the University of California, Riverside/California Museum of Photography, and has one coming up at FRAC Champagne – Ardenne, in Reims, France. A winner of the AIMIA|AGO Photography Prize from the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Shpilman International Photography Prize from the Israel Museum, she was also included in the 2013 edition of the Museum of Modern Art’s annual “New Photography” show.

The artist previously showed in New York with Harris Lieberman, which closed in 2013, and is also represented by The Approach in London and Galerie Juliette Jongma in Amsterdam.

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