Gallery 38 is pleased to present Reisig and Taylor in their solo exhibition, Urban Poetry, featuring lenticular photography that explores elements of the urban experience. The title of the exhibition refers to the manner in which the subjects and the landscape work in concert with each other to narrate a new reality. Collaged into single landscapes, These works evoke the idea of a connected and interchangeable humanity, allowing its subjects to forge a new identity in alternate environments.
Artists Chris Reisig and Leeza Taylor, whose creative and life partnership spans nearly 25 years, continue their exploration of the photographic medium with each new body of work. Their art practice reflects the life they have forged together, their children and the friends that are absorbed into the family. Like many of Reisig and Taylor’s collaborative projects, the physical and emotional landscape of their own domestic space, becomes the point of departure for their artistic vision.
The images of Reisig and Taylor succeed in reinterpreting the singular, handmade prints of photography’s earliest history while utilizing twenty first century technology. They bring their mastery of traditional darkroom techniques and computer generated image making to the labor intensive, digital application of lenticular printing first developed in the 1940s. Reisig and Taylor marry tradition with the contemporary to create images with the uncanny ability to reveal secrets hidden in plain sight. The resulting prints challenge the cutting edge while retaining a classicism that is lush and seductive.
Badir McCleary Editor in Chief
Badir McCleary is an independent consultant. He holds a M.A. in Arts Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art (Los Angeles/London) where he focused on creating art markets and with an undergraduate degree in Internet Computing from Cabrini University focusing on e-commerce and digital trends. Badir enjoys working with artists and consider them crucial to informing his practice.
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