Toned Silver Gelatin Print
17 ¾ x 22 ¾ inches
Courtesy the Artist & Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY
BIO: Justine Kurland, born in 1969 in Warsaw, New York, received her B.F.A from School of Visual Arts, NY (1996), and her M.F.A. from Yale University (1998). Her work has been exhibited at museums and galleries internationally. Recent exhibitions include Looking Forward: Gifts of Contemporary Art from the Patricia A. Bell Collection at the Montclair Art Museum in Montclair, NJ, Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West at the Museum of Modern Art, and Role Models: Feminine Identity in Contemporary American Photography at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. In 2009 CEPA presented a large exhibition of her work. Her work is in many permanent collections including the Whitney Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, and the International Center of Photography, all in New York; the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal. She is represented by Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. www.miandn.com
STATEMENT: My work exists as an extension of the nineteenth century landscape tradition of picturing a perfect place. The photographs I make are narratives gleaned from America’s dream of itself, a collective identity based on a firm faith in manifest destiny and our inalienable rights. These images are portals into the not quite real, not quite fictional realm of the American frontier. In this space I create documents of disappearance – disappearing landscapes, disappearing cultures, disappearing possibilities.