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Adam Fuss and Liz Sales - An Artist Dialogue Series Event

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October 8, 2013

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Mid-Manhattan Library

FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Untitled (The Eye’s Mind), 30 x 24 inches, Chromogenic Print, 2013 © Liz Sales.Untitled (The Eye’s Mind), 30 x 24 inches, Chromogenic Print, 2013 © Liz Sales.Artist Liz Sales and internationally renowned photographer Adam Fuss discuss awakening nineteenth-century photographic traditions as a means of  rediscovering photography as well as the work Sales created for her site-specific exhibitions The Eye's Mind as part of Photo Walls in Picture Collection and Art in the Windows exhibition series.

Liz Sales is an artist, blogger, podcaster, and educator with a BA from Evergreen State College and an MFA from ICP-Bard College’s Program in Advanced Photographic Studies with an ICP Director’s Fellowship. Her background as a motion picture camera technician endorses her work, which deals primarily with the relationship between technology and perception. In collaboration with Genevieve Yue, she is a recent recipient of a Triple Canopy commission to respond to the Theater of the Universe, an eighteenth-century camera obscura within a book that uncovers hidden relationships between archaic optical devices, the bounds of human knowledge, and our own build-it-yourself universes. She is a contributing editor at Conveyor Magazine and will be producing and co-hosting the Conveyor Podcast, airing later this fall. Liz Sales currently lives and works in New York City.

Adam Fuss, HOME AND THE WORLD, 2010, Daguerreotype, 27 3/4 x 42 inches, courtesy of the artist and Cheim & Read.Adam Fuss, HOME AND THE WORLD, 2010, Daguerreotype, 27 3/4 x 42 inches, courtesy of the artist and Cheim & Read.Adam Fuss, born in London in 1961, grew up in rural England. He became interested in the naturalistic surroundings and was soon documenting them through photography. Since 1982, he has lived and worked in New York City and has shown extensively internationally since his first one person exhibition in New York in 1985. It was during this period when Fuss began experimenting with unconventional photography and eventually abandoned the camera. His work is distinctive for its contemporary re-interpretation of photography’s earliest techniques, particularly the daguerreotype and the camera-less photogram. Exploring themes of life, death and transcendence Fuss states that "in order for any photographic technique to work, it should be personalized and transfigured into a greater metaphor, engaging processes that take place in the natural world." His work is represented in many American and international collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Fuss has had recent solo exhibitions at Cheim & Read, New York and Timothy Taylor Gallery, London and a survey of his work was presented in 2011 at Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid.

Initiated and organized by Arezoo Moseni in 2004, Artist Dialogues Series provide an open forum for understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. Artists are paired with critics, curators, gallerists, writers or other artists to converse about art and the potential of exploring new ideas.

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