Lot 8: Lawrence Brose

Canon archival pigmented ink on Hahnemuehle museum etching paper
18.5 x 14 inches
Series: In Carcere et Vinculis
Edition 2/10
Signed verso pencil
Courtesy of the artist and Anna Kaplan Contemporary
Fair Market Value

BIO: I am a filmmaker and photographer, working in these dual fields for over thirty years. My artwork is
a hybrid of photography and cinema. I have created a number of photographic series, which have been in solo exhibitions at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Big Orbit Galley, Buffalo, NY; Visual Studies Workshop gallery, Rochester, NY; St. Lawrence University Gallery, Canton, NY; Studio Hart, Buffalo, NY; Jack Tilton Gallery, NYC; Fosdick-Nelson Gallery, Alfred University; Echo Art Fair, Buffalo, NY; and BT&C Gallery (Anna Kaplan Contemporary), Buffalo, NY. My work has also been exhibited in several group shows including BSI Contemporary Art Center, Beijing, China, Leslie Lohman Gay Art Foundation, NYC; and the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland. My photographs are in numerous private collections, and the Jon Gartenburg Collection, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, and the Leslie Lohman Gay and Lesbian Museum, NYC. As a filmmaker I have created over 30 films, which have been screened at over 150 international film festivals, museums, art galleries, and cinematheques in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Most recently, my AIDS film was featured in the Art AIDS America exhibition in Chicago.

STATEMENT: This artwork is from a recent series of digital prints In Carcere et Vinculis. It is the original title that Oscar Wilde gave to his letter from prison Latin: Prison and In Chains. These images are sourced from a section of my film De Profundis that is rooted in Wilde’s experience that I had not previously explored through my print work. Subsequently, my relationship with De Profundis and Wilde has been forever altered and deepened through signi cant events in my personal life and it is now clear that many of the filmic images echo my recent past. In this series I have carved out images from the film that speak directly to those experiences and to visually enunciate and reflect the personal terror of that time for me.

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