Alison Jackson, the British conceptual artist, will have her premier exhibition in the US with a new body of photographic work focusing on George W. Bush and other major celebrities. Jackson explores the public’s obsession with the cult of celebrity in pop film and politics. She uses look-alikes of public figures and celebrities to create images that look convincingly.
We are pleased to announce a second exhibition featuring new works from Paul Shambroom's Meetings project, first exhibited here in September 2002. This show is organized to correspond with the publication of the monograph Meetings by Chris Boot publishers in London. Shambroom will be present for the reception and booksigning. The book brings together 40 color plates photographed between 1999 and 2003, and is the culmination of the most recent cycle of projects about power in American culture. His previous series concluded with the book Face to Face with the Bomb: Nuclear Reality after the Cold War.
During this four year long project, Shambroom photographed the participants and the rituals of civic power, concentrating on the governing boards in small towns of 2000 people or less. The prints are presented as large scale digital ink prints on canvas, stretched and varnished, breaking down boundaries between photography and oil painting. Seven new images from the Meetings series (two large prints on canvas and five smaller images on paper) comprise the exhibition.