DATE: December 14, 2011
through December 23, 2011
22 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches
Archival pigment print
Courtesy of Yancey Richardson
Gallery, New York
delicate, and painterly is the work of Sharon Core. Gazing on the
series of floral still lives it is no surprise that Core studied
painting earning a BFA from the University of Georgia before continuing
onto earn her MFA in photography from Yale.
The series 1606-1907
engages, and at times seems to even go as
far as to translate, representational painting and photography. The
history of the floral still-life painting is directly referenced from
the early Flemish painters to Modernists but the work pushes beyond
reference effectively engaging the very essence of the subject itself,
temporality. The surfaces are fluid, warm, brilliant and dramatic- some
frames burst with color, life, and energy while others to cling to the
last moments of lasting glory, or even wither on the stem. The drama of
life is played out through the historical subject that emerges anew.
This show is a must-see.
For more on the exhibition please visit Yancey Richardson Gallery