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Yancey Richardson Gallery

Fragile Land

  • Ori Gersht

Press for Fragile Land

Current Exhibitions at Yancey Richardson Gallery


Project Gallery: East Meets West

  • Tseng Kwong Chi,
  • Opens: Feb. 13, 2020
  • Closes: Apr. 04, 2020
  • Reception: Feb. 13, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Temporarily Censored Home

  • Guanyu Xu,
  • Opens: Feb. 13, 2020
  • Closes: Apr. 04, 2020
  • Reception: Feb. 13, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Itteki

  • Yamamoto Masao,
  • Opens: Dec. 12, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 08, 2020
  • Reception: Dec. 12, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Just So

  • David Hilliard,
  • Opens: Oct. 24, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 07, 2019
  • Reception: Oct. 24, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

To Want for Nothing

  • Laura Letinsky,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 19, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Transcript - Yale MFA Photography 2019 Thesis Show

  • Sara Abbaspour,
  • Genesis Báez,
  • Molly Berman,
  • Felix Davey,
  • Brian Galderisi,
  • Rodrigo López,
  • Kaitlin Maxwell,
  • Chase Middleton,
  • Angel Pedro,
  • Kanthy Peng,
  • Opens: Jul. 11, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 23, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Oldenburgs

  • Sharon Core,
  • Opens: May. 16, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 03, 2019
  • Reception: May. 16, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Land Mark

  • Victoria Sambunaris,
  • Opens: Apr. 11, 2019
  • Closes: May. 11, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 11, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Domestic Theater

  • Larry Sultan,
  • Opens: Feb. 21, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 06, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Blue Sweep

  • Andrew Moore,
  • Opens: Dec. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 09, 2019
  • Reception: Dec. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Project Gallery: Halos

  • Rachel Perry,
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 08, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Lineations 2

  • Sandi Haber Fifield,
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 08, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Fragile Land

  • Ori Gersht
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Interventions

  • John Baldessari,
  • Mary Ellen Bartley,
  • Marco Breuer,
  • Moyra Davey,
  • Jay DeFeo,
  • Sandi Haber Fifield,
  • Bryan Graf,
  • Nicholas Hall,
  • Pello Irazu,
  • Matthew Jensen,
  • Kenneth Josephson,
  • Kensuke Koike,
  • Elad Lassry,
  • Mary Lum,
  • Joseph Maida,
  • Chris McCaw,
  • Vik Muniz,
  • Sarah Hollis Perry & Rachel Perry,
  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya,
  • Erin Shirreff,
  • Alyson Shotz,
  • Doug & Mike Starn,
  • Mickalene Thomas,
  • Masao Yamamoto,
  • Opens: Jul. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 24, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Atlas

  • David Maisel,
  • Opens: May. 17, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 06, 2018
  • Reception: May. 17, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Photobooth Pieces [EXTENDED]

  • Jared Bark,
  • Opens: Mar. 29, 2018
  • Closes: May. 12, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 29, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Soundtrack to My Life

  • Rachel Perry,
  • Opens: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 24, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Forest

  • Jitka Hanzlová,
  • Opens: Dec. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Dec. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Zanele Muholi

  • Zanele Muholi,
  • Opens: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 09, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Truppe Fledermaus & The Carnival at the End of the World

  • Kahn & Selesnick,
  • Opens: May. 15, 2014
  • Closes: Jul. 03, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Yours, More Pretty

  • Laura Letinsky,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paperbacks

  • Mary Ellen Bartley,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Feels Like Real

  • Matthew Jensen,
  • Opens: May. 07, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 20, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Prismatic Tracks

  • Bryan Graf,
  • Opens: Oct. 23, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 06, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Genesis

  • Sebastiao Salgado,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Time Flies

  • Esko Mannikko,
  • Opens: Jan. 29, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 14, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Room of One's Own

  • Elina Brotherus,
  • Anne Collier,
  • Jay DeFeo,
  • Saul Fletcher,
  • David Gilbert,
  • Bryan Graf,
  • Leslie Hewitt,
  • Pello Irazu,
  • Laura Letinsky,
  • Yamini Nayar,
  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya,
  • Mickalene Thomas,
  • Opens: Jul. 01, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 21, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

One to One

  • Jitka Hanzlová,
  • Opens: Mar. 19, 2015
  • Closes: May. 02, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Chiral Lines

  • Rachel Perry Welty,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Somnyama Ngonyama

  • Zanele Muholi,
  • Opens: Oct. 23, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 05, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

LUX: The Radiant Sea

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jul. 14, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 19, 2016
  • Reception: Jul. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Homage: Malkovich and the Masters

  • Sandro Miller,
  • Opens: May. 12, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 01, 2016
  • Reception: May. 12, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Understory

  • Sharon Core,
  • Opens: Mar. 24, 2016
  • Closes: May. 07, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Figures, Grounds and Studies

  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya,
  • Opens: Feb. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 01, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rocks and Clouds

  • Mitch Epstein,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 22, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Sun Room

  • Bryan Graf,
  • Opens: Oct. 27, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 03, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 27, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Masao Yamamoto

  • Masao Yamamoto,
  • Opens: Dec. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 28, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

South

  • Mark Steinmetz,
  • Opens: Apr. 06, 2017
  • Closes: May. 13, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

EXTENDED: Nexus

  • Victoria Sambunaris,
  • Opens: May. 18, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 07, 2017
  • Reception: May. 18, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Notions of Home

  • John Baldessari,
  • Tina Barney,
  • Mike Brodie,
  • Amy Elkins,
  • Mitch Epstein,
  • Samuel Gratacap,
  • Jitka Hanzlova,
  • Anthony Hernandez,
  • David Hilliard,
  • Justine Kurland,
  • Lisa Kereszi,
  • Laura Letinsky,
  • Alex MacLean,
  • Esko Mannikko,
  • Andrew Moore,
  • Mark Ruwedel,
  • Sebastiao Salgado,
  • Julius Shulman,
  • Mark Steinmetz,
  • Larry Sultan,
  • Opens: Jul. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 25, 2017
  • Reception: Jul. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Landscapes for the Homeless, and Public Transit

  • Anthony Hernandez,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Sep 06 - Oct 20, 2018

  • Reception: Sep 06, 6 - 8pm

Where

Yancey Richardson Gallery

  • 525 W 22nd St, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 646.230.9610

About

Yancey Richardson is pleased to present Fragile Land, an exhibition of new work by London-based Israeli artist Ori Gersht. The show is comprised of photographs from Fragile Land, an ongoing project in which the endangered, native flowers of Israel serve as a vehicle to investigate ideology and the mythological narratives surrounding the concept of homeland. In the project gallery, Evertime, the first chapter in a new series titled New Orders, references the fragility and fragmentation of the European Union through the work of Italian mid 20th century painter Giorgio Morandi. This is Gersht’s inaugural exhibition with the gallery and the debut of both new series.

Throughout his career, Gersht has taken a poetic, metaphorical approach to explore political conflict and the multiplicity of truth. During Gersht’s childhood in Israel, it was common practice to visit the countryside and collect what were referred to as the “flowers of Israel”. Considered symbols of the connection between the Jewish people and their land, the plants were collected to the point of near-extinction. For Fragile Land Gersht procured or cultivated specimens, including cyclamen, Iris Atropupurea, and the Madonna lily, all of which have played a significant role in Israeli and European cultural histories. Then, in a highly choreographed studio session, Gersht exploded each flowering plant with a bullet fired from a customized air rifle. Using an 8 x 10 camera and Polaroid film and a high-resolution digital camera to capture the event simultaneously, Gersht has captured two different realities, one of which is so technically precise as to exceed the capabilities of human vision and the other of which has the dreamlike quality of a memory.

In many of his previous projects, Gersht has used the genre of still life painting to explore the fragile nature of existence and the duality between what is enduring and what is momentary, a contradiction embedded in the very nature of photography. In New Orders, Gersht references the instability and fragmentation of the European Union by recreating, in three dimensions, an individual painting by historical and prominent still-life painters from various countries, beginning with Chardin, Zubaran and Morandi. For Evertime, Gersht commissioned masterfully crafted replicas of the vessels and bottles found in Morandi’s paintings. After carefully arranging and lighting them in a resolved composition, he fired on the ceramics with an air rifle, while simultaneously recording the destruction and fragmentation of the objects with a high-resolution camera. Sequences of images and panoramas relay a cinematic unfolding of destruction and collapse not otherwise visible in our normal experience of events.


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