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Anton Kern Gallery: Anne Collier - 21 Jan 2010 to 20 Feb 2010

Current Exhibition

21 Jan 2010 to 20 Feb 2010

Hours : Tuesday - Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Anton Kern Gallery
532 West 20th Street
New York, NY
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Anne Collier, Open Book #1 (Crépuscules), 2009
C Print, 44 x 59 inches
Courtesy Anton Kern Gallery, NY
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Artists in this exhibition: Anne Collier

Anne Collier
Jan 21 – Feb 20, 2010

January 6, 2010, New York— For her first full-scale solo exhibition in New York, Anne Collier will present a concise body of recent photographic works and a new slide-projection installation. Collier’s photographic works, which typically incorporate images of found everyday objects, including magazines, record sleeves, jigsaw puzzles, used books, analogue darkroom equipment, and abandoned self-help manuals, operate at the threshold between the personal and the universal. Informed as much by advertising and technical photography of the late 1960s and 1970s as more recent approaches to photoconceptualism, her work invites the viewer into an animated web of formal and psychological associations. Collier’s works explore questions of perception and representation and the mechanics of the gaze. Negotiating biography, nostalgia, and melancholia Collier’s work establishes a tension between her employment of an almost ‘forensic’ photographic objectivity and the often highly subjective and emotive content she focuses on.

In the gallery’s second space Collier presents a slide-projection piece entitled Woman With A Camera (35 mm) that was developed during a residency at Artpace, San Antonio, TX. The work sequentially projects 18 individual frames from the 1978 film Eyes of Laura Mars. Transferred from 35mm film stock into 35mm slides the work translates cinematic time into something akin to photographic ‘time.’ In this durational piece, Collier presents a fragmented narrative sequence, which focuses on a specific moment in the film where Laura Mars, a fashion photographer portrayed by Faye Dunaway, has a horrific premonition of a murder whilst taking a photograph. Describing this work, writer Tom McDonough, in an essay published in Collier’s recent artist’s book Woman With A Camera (35 mm), articulates the complex associations the work provokes:

Laura’s active looking, a displaced form of excessive or dangerous desire, is punished: her usurpation of voyeurism calls forth extremes of murderous sadism. Collier mobilizes these references, returning to the conjunction of woman and photographic apparatus as the site of a knot of overdetermined meaning. Her aim is not so much to expose the ideology of sexual difference behind the cliché, than to explore the very interminability of such taboos in seeing.

Anne Collier’s work has recently been presented in one-person shows at Artpace, San Antonio (2009), Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn (2008), Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver (2007). Since 2001, she has exhibited in galleries in London, Madrid, Berlin, Los Angeles and San Francisco. After her much noticed participation in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, Collier’s work has been included in group shows at Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna; Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Centre d’Art Contemporain, Charmande, France; Aspen Art Museum (all 2008); Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Los Angeles; Midway Art, Minneapolis; and Rose Art Museum, Waltham, MA (2009). Collier studied at CalArts and UCLA, California. She was born in Los Angeles and currently lives and works in New York.

Anne Collier
Born in Los Angeles, 1970

Lives in New York

BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia

MFA, University of California Los Angeles

Solo Exhibitions

Galerie Giti Nourbakhsch, Berlin
ArtPace, San Antonio
Anton Kern Gallery, New York

Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK
Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver
Anton Kern, New York

Corvi-Mora, London

Vacio 9, Madrid

Corvi-Mora, London

Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco

Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

Institute of Visual Arts, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

One on One; Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles

Group Exhibitions

Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
"The Rustle of Language", Francesca Kaufmann, Milan
"The Living and the Dead", Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
"Revolver" COCO, Vienna
"Copy", Project Room, White Columns, New York

"Dispersion", Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
(curated by Polly Staple)
"Sphinxx", Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London (curated by
Alexis Vaillant)
"Signs of The Times", The Whitney Museum of America Art, New York
"Legende", Centre d’ Art Contemporain, Charamande, France
"Unknown Passengers", Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
"Friends and Family", Anton Kern, New York
"Records Played Backwards", The Modern Institute, Glasgow
"Schatten werfen keine Schatten", Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
"New High in Getting Low", John Connelly Presents, New York

"Two Years", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
"People Take Pictures of Each Other”, LaMontagne Gallery, Boston(curated by Bob Nickas)
"Anything You Want", Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London
"Extra-Ordinary: The Everyday Object in American Art. Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art", Austin Museum of Art, Austin
"I Am Eyebeam", Gallery 400, University of Illinois at Chicago,Chicago, (curated by Melanie Schiff and Lorelei Stewart)
"Mario Testino: At Home", Yvon Lambert, New York
"Der Droste Effekt", Esther Schipper, Berlin
"Strange Magic", Luhring Augustine, New York
"Last Attraction Next Exit", Max Wigram Gallery, London (curated by Neville Wakefield)
"Beneath the Underdog", Gagosian Gallery, New York (curated by Nate Loman and Adam McEwan)

"Good Vibrations: Visual Arts and Rock Culture", Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Sienna
Corvi-Mora, London
"The Rhubarb Society", Tracey Lawrence Gallery, Vancouver
"Refract", Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
"Just Off Focus", Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
"Strange Powers", Creative Time, New York
"Axis of Praxis", Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis
"Fountains", D'Amelio Terras, New York
"Mid-Life Crisis", Salander-O'Reilly, New York
United Artists, Marfa, Texas
"Writing in Strobe", Dicksmith Gallery, London (cat)
(curated by Andrew Hunt)
"Slow Burn", Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Paris (curated by Jonah Freeman)
"Whitney Biennial: Day For Night", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (curated by Chrissie Iles & Philippe Vergne)

"Always Crashing in the Same Car", Galerie Susanne Ottesen,
"The Early Show", White Columns, New York
"Drunk vs. Stoned II", Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
"Bonds of Love", John Connelly Presents, New York (curated by Lisa Kirk)
"Gallery Artists Summer Group Show", Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
"Bridge Freezes Before Road", Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York(curated by Neville Wakefield (cat)
"Greater New York", P.S. 1, Long Island City
"In words and pictures", Murray Guy, New York

"Eye Spy", Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego
"Land of the Free", Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco
(curated by Lee Plested)
"Let The Bullshit Run a Marathon", Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York (curated by Nate Loman)
"Three Day Weekend", Central Park, New York in collaboration with the Whitney Biennial, New York (curated by Dave Muller)
"Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists", CCA Watts Institute San Francisco, CA and traveling to Charlotte, Boston, Nova Scotia, Long Beach, Calgary

"for nobody knows himself if he is only himself and not another at the same time", Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
"Makeshift World", Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco
"Summer Show", Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
"17 Reasons", Jack Hanley Gallery, San Francisco (curated by Kate Fowle & Jack Hanley)
"Portraiture", Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles

"Bay Area Now III", Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco
"A Show That Will Show That a Show Is Not Only a Show",
The Project, Los Angeles (curated by Jens Hoffman)
Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

Marc Foxx, Los Angeles
New Wight Art Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles
"I Want More", Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin

"Summer Group Show", Goldman Tevis, Los Angeles
"Art Dogs", George’s, Los Angeles

"Eros Travel Company", Studio Neuwirth, Vienna
"Striking Distance", Internet site, (curated by Andrea Bowers)

"Dave’s Not Here", Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles

"Thanks!", Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles
"Summer Group Show"; Three Day Weekend, Los Angeles

L.A.C.E., video screening of Los Angeles video artists, Los Angeles

Curated Exhibitions
"Version: Michelle O’Marah and Kota Ezawa", New Langton
Arts, San Francisco, CA

"Black Rainbow", Lucky Tackle Gallery, Oakland, CA (Group Show including Tomma Abts, Anthony Burdin, Nanette David, Christopher Garrett, Katie Grinnan, Lucy McKenzie, Jason Meadows, Matthieu Mercier, Aurie Ramirez, Judith Scott, Steven Shearer, Gustav Troge, Pae White)


"Woman With A Camera (35mm)", essay by Tom McDonough, Hassla, New York
David Bussel, "Looking at Display. Images of Contemporary Art in London Galleries", Rachmaninoffs, London, Front Cover

"Dispersion", texts by Matthew Higgs and Polly Staple, ICA, London, pp.17-29
"Anne Collier", Presentation House Gallery, Canada
"Legende", edited by Alexis Vaillant, Sternberg Press, Berlin

Kevin Killian, "Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists", CCA Watts Institute and ICI, New York

Reny Pritikin, Bay Area Now 3, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco

Bob Nickas, "Looking Forward", Frieze, January/February, pp.92-93

Melanie Gilligan, "Dispersion", Artforum, April, p.198

Aimee Walleston, "Anne Collier", The Last Magazine, Fall
"Cut Copy", V Magazine, Winter, Issue 56, p.56
Ann-Kathrin Akalin, "Ein Kunstler-Trio stelt im Kunstverein aus....", General-Anzeiger Online
Ann-Kathrin Akalin, "Das Auge als Spiegel der Seele", General-Anzeiger
Mathias Fritzsche, "Aneignung einer Ikone", Kunst:ar
"Der Bonner Kunstverein macht keine Sommerpause", Mensa Magazine,p. 9
Flaccavento di Angelo, "Modern Take on Collecting", L’Uomo Vogue,July/August,pp 161-162
Christabel Stewart, "Girl On Film", Tank, Volume 5, Issue 3 p. 100-105
"Anne Collier", Blind Spot, Number 37, Spring
Waldemar Noë, "Double Marilyn", Mister Motley, Number 17, pp.36-39
JJ Charlesworth, "Anne Collier", Art Review, February, p.116
Helen Sumpter, "Anne Collier", Time Out, January 2
Anne Doran, "Anne Collier at Anton Kern", Time Out New York, February 20
"Anne Collier at Anton Kern", The New Yorker, February
Jerry Saltz, "Anne Collier at Anton Kern", New York Magazine, February

Anne Collier, Insert: Anne Collier, "Smoking", Parkett
Bice Curiger, "Emerging Artists", Frieze, January/February, p.136
Kathleen Brzezinski, "Art of Melancholy", Anthem Magazine, No.31, p.20
Karen Rosenberg, "Strange Magic", New York Magazine, July 23
Barbara Pollack, "Strange Magic", Time Out New York, July
Roberta Smith, "Strange Magic", The New York Times, July
Mark Bolland, "Some Complex Visual Codes", Source, Winter, Issue 53, pp.60-62

"Insert: Anne Collier", Parkett, No.78, pp.177-188
Jennifer Cohen, North Drive Press, December
"Anne Collier & Paul Sietsema: Discipline", Wrong Times, Tarzan-Jane Issue, pp.3-4
"Shape Shifters", Men's Vogue, November
Brian Dillon, "Special Focus: Art Photography", Art Review,
Issue 04, October
Cynthia Leung, "Anne Collier", Tokion, September, pp.25-26
Roberta Smith, "Strange Powers", New York Times, September 8
"Strange Powers", Time Out New York, August 31-September 6
Jonathan Griffin, "Writing in Strobe", Frieze, June/July/Aug
JJ Charlesworth, "Writing in Strobe", Art Monthly, May, .28-30
Brian Sholis, "Mid Drift", Artforum,com, March 10
Brian Dillon, "Anne Collier", Frieze, March, p.140
Jerry Saltz, "Biennial in Babylon", The Village Voice, March 1

"Bonds of Love", The New Yorker, September
Chivas Clem, "Bridge Freezes Before Road", Time Out New York, August 4-10, p.64
Holland Cotter, "Fanciful to Figurative to Wryly Inscrutable", New York Times, July 8, pp.29-31
Rachel Conner-Greene, "Bonds of Love, Time Out, September 15-21, issue no.520
Ken Johnson, "Bonds of Love", The New York Times, September 9
Kristen M.Jones, Bridge "Freezes Before Road", Frieze, October
Hedi Slimane, "Jalouse, Portfolio du designer Hedi Slimane, qui nous fait partager ses coups de cœurs artistiques", April, p.110-121
Roberta Smith, "Drunk v. Stoned 2: Along the Blurry Line Between Blotto and Buzzed", The New York Times, August 26
Jerry Saltz, "Lesser New York: P.S.1 and MOMA want the wildness of youth but then they immediately try to tame it", Village Voice, March 28
Linda Yablonski, "Bridge Line",, June 27

Christopher Miles, "Anne Collier at Marc Foxx", Artforum, December, p.202-203
Pablo La Fuente, "The Faces of the Future", Art Review, October, p.86
David Buuk, Art Week, April
Kevin Killian, Likeness: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists, exhibition catalogue published by CCA Watts Institute and ICI, New York

Christopher Miles, "Anne Collier at Marc Foxx", Artforum,
December, p.144
Sura Wood, "Bay Area Now 3: A Showcase of Local Talent",
San Francisco Arts Monthly, November, pp.1 & 3
Kenneth Baker, "Bay Area Now 3’ show peeks into artists’
inner worlds", San Francisco Chronicle, October 30
Glen Helfand, "Bay Area Now 3 returns to the fountain",
San Francisco Bay Guardian, November 27-December 3, p.43
Reny Pritikin, Bay Area Now 3, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
Christina Valentine, Flash Art, November/December, p.104
Leah Ollman, "Exploring Metamorphosis and Ephemerality", T

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