NEW ARRIVALS +  09.24.11 Vol 8.39

Within Shadows Within Shadows by Susan Burnstine takes the viewer into a haunting and seductive world buried deep in the unconscious. Inspired by her dreams and nightmares, Burnstine keeps vivid notes of her nighttime memories, often recreating her experiences with a handmade camera directly upon waking. The images here are illusive, often implying a sense of childhood memory and isolated contemplation. Lone figures passing through empty streets and surreal imagery depicting childhood discovery display dark undertones that uncover the subconscious thoughts in both the artist and the viewer. Signed copies are now in stock and available for order.

History's Shadows Published by Nazraeli Press, History's Shadow by David Maisel continues the artist's long-term investigation into the aesthetics of entropy. Inspired during his time as an artist in residence at the Getty Research Institute, Maisel became fascinated with the Getty Museum's collection of x-ray images of art objects and began photographing the images originally created for the purpose of art conservation. Combing through thousands of x-ray transparencies, the artist photographed his selections on a light-box in a darkened room, later scanning his color film and heavily manipulating the final image. Combining these layers of analogue and digital technologies with century old artworks, Maisel has created a viewing experience that leans toward the subjective, allowing the viewer to consider both the inner and outer manifestations of the original x-rayed object. Beautifully printed, this over-sized monograph is now in stock and available for order.

Zapallal|Yurinaki "Zapallal and Yurinaki are two towns outside Lima, Peru, documented by Andrés Marroquín Winkelmann who left his native Peru for Germany at age 20. Returning as a European-educated photographer, the project that became Zapallal|Yurinaki is Marroquín Winkelmann’s photographic effort to address the 40% poverty in Peru and the invisibleness of those trapped below the line. Getting involved in the communities by developing photographic workshops for the village youth, Marroquín Winkelmann also undertook the assignments, purposely shooting from a low vantage point like those of his youthful cohorts. These workshops resulted in a group exhibition where Marroquín Winkelmann’s photographs were reportedly indistinguishable from those of the children. This was just one element in his earnest collaboration with these villages, an attempt to give a photographic voice to people who have been 'visually under represented,' as Jorge Villacorta says in one of the accompanying essays, and resulting in this wonderful book." – from Sarah Bradley's post on photo-eye Blog. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

Two new titles from Belly Band Books Little Journey Series have just arrived to our bookstore. First, Olivier Pin-Fat's Nat Pwe displays a series of chaotic street images taken of the festival Nat Pwe of Taung Pyone in Burma. Nat Pwe is a time when "Nats" (worshipped spirits of deceased heroes and heroines) are appeased and manifest themselves through living mediums. This curious book exemplifies the feeling of a turbulent gathering and festive experience.

Second, Tiane Doan Na Champassak's No Photo are seemingly haphazard snapshots of the red-light district in Amsterdam. Often taken from a street view through a display window, these photographs give a sense of disorderly meandering in search of a paid sex act. The women in this book are often blurred and their faces are rarely shown, as if the photographer is purposefully keeping an objective distance between himself and his subject.

Both Nat Pwe and No Photo come with a small original print signed by the artist. Copies are now in stock and available for order. Read Nicholas Chiarella's review of previous Belly Band Books Little Journey Series on photo-eye Blog.

Bifröst by Espen R. Krukhaug delves deep into the realm of insomnia. As one who experiences this condition, the artist has attempted to portray the disarray of perception that occurs during sleepless nights. Krukhaug's models are real-life sufferers of insomnia and the images here are very much a collaboration to enhance the viewer's perception of individual experiences endured by those with this affliction. There is often distress in the faces of Krukhaug's subjects and sense of deep contemplation. Woven throughout the series are surreal, often out-of-focus images that make a visual connection between the moment of being awake and asleep. Signed copies are now in stock and available for order.

Colossal Youth by Andreas Weinand is a documentation of a group of young friends in the city of Essen, Germany taken between the culturally pivotal years of 1988-1990. The images display a disconnect from the larger world, the majority of the photographs were taken in a single apartment, and offer an insight into a youthful sense of destruction and isolation. Deep connections and a bond of community also appear in this series, creating an intimacy that is mixed in with an apparent abuse of drugs and alcohol. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

Memoriales by José María Rosa & María Bleda is an investigation into the experience of memory, questioning our past notions and relationships with historical truth and the function of the physical memorial representing historical events. The images here were taken in three historic cities, Berlin, Jerusalem and Washington, D.C. and focus on the symbolism of these cities, heavily marked by past abuses and conflicts of power. These images are meant to emphasis the process of interpreting memory rather than contemplating the memorial on its symbolic meaning. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

Rockfalls and Ponds by Jem Southam is a captivating display of landscape photography. Beginning with the images in Rockfalls, Southam examines the coastal zones that divide the land and sea, a geographical location that is in constant change due the mergence of these two different natural phenomena. In contrast, Southam’s images in Ponds explores a land where change happens on a much smaller scale and much slower pace. Focusing on the small developments of rural ponds, the photographer leads the viewer into an understanding of the changing seasons of nature. Copies are now in stock and available for order.

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Susan Burnstine
Within Shadows - SIGNED
David Maisel
History's Shadow
Andres MarroquÍn Winkelmann
Malerie Marder
Carnal Knowledge
Jem Southam
Rockfalls and Ponds
José María Rosa and María Bleda
Olivier Pin-Fat
Nat Pwe - SIGNED
Tiane Doan Na Champassak
No Photo - SIGNED
Espen R. Krukhaug
Bifröst - SIGNED
Andreas Weinand
Colossal Youth

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