“Natalie Krick: 2017 Portfolio Prize Winner” Exhibition

Aperture Gallery

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Natalie Krick’s series Natural Deceptions explores the temptations and degradations that can be found across the spectrum of feminine identity and selfhood. Made in collaboration with her mother and sister, Krick’s colorful photographs infuse imagery found in fashion campaigns or celebrity portraiture with her own witty inflection.

Krick’s multilayered, visually complex photographs challenge the viewer to consider the layers of self, of destiny as defined by heredity and family resemblances, and of projections of what we want to see. “My mother, my sister, and I perform for each other, for the camera, and ultimately for you,” says Krick. “We impersonate each other and ourselves, emulating imagery that taught us to be beautiful.” Each photograph becomes a puzzle, an optical illusion that plays with the nature of photography as it relates to aging, the hypersexualizing of women in popular culture, and perceptions of identity.

Natalie Krick (b. 1986, Portland, Oregon) currently lives in Seattle. She received her BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in 2008 and her MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2012. She has recently exhibited at SOIL Gallery, Seattle; Webber Represents, London; Aperture Gallery, New York; and Weinberg/Newton Gallery, Chicago. In 2015, she received an Individual Photographer’s Fellowship from the Aaron Siskind Foundation.

Opening in conjunction will be The 2017 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards Shortlist, featuring the thirty-five shorlisted titles, including this year’s winners: Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation by Mathieu Asselin, winner of $10,000 in the First PhotoBook category; New Realities: Photography in the 19th Century by Mattie Boom and Hans Rooseboom, winner of the Photography Catalogue of the Year; and Dayanita Singh’s Museum Bhavan, winner of PhotoBook of the Year, as well as the Juror’s Special Mention, La Grieta (The Crack) by Carlos Spottorno and Guillermo Abril.

Dana Lixenberg in Conversation with Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa
Tuesday, December 12, 7:00 p.m., Aperture Gallery, NY

Lyle Ashton Harris: Today I Shall Judge Nothing That Occurs
Friday, December 15, 6:30 p.m., Whitney Museum, NY



from December 08, 2017 to February 03, 2018

Opening Reception on 2017-12-08 from 19:00 to 20:30


Natalie Krick

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