David Haxton "Color Photographs"

Priska C. Juschka Fine Art

poster for David Haxton "Color Photographs"

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Priska C. Juschka Fine Art presents a selection of photographs by David Haxton. This exhibition spans from two early works, both dated from 1980, marking his second inclusion in the Whitney Biennial (1981), to the present day. In his 2005 - 2008 work, Haxton continues his concept of making photographs that utilize the basic elements of photography.

In 1975, Haxton's photography, made of sculpted remnants of his film sets, first became autonomous. Since 1986, Haxton has created his photographs independently by restricting himself to raw materials and subject matter as immaterial as space and light in his studio.

By referring to primary materials such as photographic backdrop paper and light stands, his process bears a performative character. He uses elementary studio props, and stages the process of the picture-taking for the viewer: "A large format camera is placed in a dark studio. Photographic backdrop paper is arranged and cut, lights are placed in the space and the film is exposed." (D. Haxton)

The result is a recorded moment of this act of staging, literally a mise-en-scène. "The slashes and cuts in paper are a record of a performance for the camera." (D. Haxton)

This is Haxton's first solo exhibition since 1986.



from January 15, 2009 to February 14, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-01-15 from 18:00 to 21:00


David Haxton

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