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Through The Lens

January 19 - February 26, 2005

The C. Grimaldis Gallery is pleased to present “Through the Lens”, a group exhibition of large scale photographs by Lorna Bieber, Yannick Demmerle, Dimitra Lazaridou, and Wim Wenders.

New York based Lorna Bieber manipulates photographs of interiors and used them as negatives to make prints. The result is one of heightened texture and ghostly softened tones depicting landscapes and interiors of offices and lobbies. Beiber’s work which is debuting at C. Grimaldis, has been recently been featured in Santa Fe’s “The New Mexican” as well as reviewed in Art Forum, the New York Times, and Village Voice.

French photographer Yannick Demmerle’s photographs include work from his recent “Les Nuits Estranges” series. During the summer of 2004 he stayed in the forest of Pommern and North Brandenburg Germany. For eight weeks he lived and worked there creating the series. The images of thick, dark, forests recall fairy tales, myths, and our universal fear of the unknown. Demmerle says of this series, “…sometimes I got lost, but I was never afraid- on the contrary, I was comfortably hidden, alone, simply alone…” Through the Lens is also Demmerle’s debut at the C. Grimaldis gallery. 

Photographed at night, Greek photographer Dimitra Lazaridou’s work depicts neglected urban neighborhoods absent of people. In a review of her work in Art in America (2001) Tina Sotiriadi writes: “Collective memory and human isolation are themes uniting Lazaridou’s works. In an attempt to erase boundaries, she collapses the emotional distance between camera and subject, thus capturing the reality of the excluded, the abandoned and the cast away.”

Photographer and filmmaker Wim Wender’s work depicts the open and vast Australian landscape. Born in Düsseldorf, Germany, Wenders has exhibited internationally in Baltimore at C. Grimaldis, in New York at the James Cohan Gallery, the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia; Shanghai Museum of Art, Shanghai, China; and the Goethe Institutes worldwide. Wender is also the director of such films as “Wings of Desire”, “Paris Texas”, and the documentary “The Buena Vista Social Club”. His photographs have been reviewed in the NY Times, Art Forum, Art in America, and the New York Magazine

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