Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Surfer Girl Liz Cockrum at Eric Phleger Gallery Sat. June 27


The Eric Phleger Gallery is proud to announce a new show of photographs opening Saturday June 27 and continuing through Saturday July 25, 2009. Jacques Garnier will be showing a body of work entitled “Passages” and Liz Cockrum will be showing her new work entitled “Sirens”. The artists’ reception is Saturday June 27, 2009 from 6 until 8pm.

Painterly, sparse and often formal, Jacques Garnier’s transcendent photography documents the passage of time. With intuitive framing, the images from “Passages” convey a sense of history and space left to its own demise. Fragile yet bold, these intimate details of interior landscapes reflect an era where the past is pushed into the background, where shadows and memory replace a presence that is no longer here. What is left is a world of “becoming” that has not yet found its way into the future.

Over the past decade, Garnier has concentrated on imagery of urban redistribution in the American landscape, vestiges of populations gone and all to quickly forgotten. Garnier’s work is part documentation, part voyeurism and as it develops a reconstructive history begins to unfold. Garnier credits the influential psychiatrist R. D. Laing who said “ we live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing”.

“Sirens”, Liz Cockrum’s new series of photographs celebrate women in modern society who surf. Through portraits, landscapes and details she explores a little-seen side of surfing and focuses the viewer’s attention on the individuals and subtle details that are an integral part of this unique culture. Born and raised in Chicago, IL Cockrum earned her BFA in photography from Columbia College in 2006. She recently moved to San Diego bringing with her a sound technical expertise as well a fresh perspective on surfing. More information on her project can be found at www.lizcockrum.com

The Eric Phleger Gallery is located in downtown Leucadia at 828 North Coast Hwy 101. The gallery is open Saturday’s from 12 until 5 pm and by appointment. To schedule an appointment or to contact the gallery please call 760-436-1440.

13 comments:

  1. Decent snapshots. I would give them a 6 to 9 out of ten. I bet you have a pretty nice photo album.

    Good work ladies.

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  2. Is that our Andrea?

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  3. I wish Eric's gallery well.

    Off topic: We did well during the elections not having political signs in the median and on the east of the 101.
    Now we have businesses planting signs in the median and on the east side. It looks bad enough without these illegal eyesores. Why the city is not doing anything about it is probably because of our redheaded spepchild status. This would not be allowed elsewhere in the city.
    If you know any of these sign posters and don't like them either, point it out to them.

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  4. on topic...
    it's one photographer and your post is passive aggressive insulting. i know it's just leucadia but she has the chops to have a solo photography show in an art gallery...
    when you do something great i hope there's some anonymous jerk that takes the wind out of your sails.
    try not to be such a d-bag!

    off topic...
    yeah... tommy bahama sucks!

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  5. My apologies to 3:26.
    I wish her much success and hope that Eric' gallery thrives.
    I was at his opening and will be at this show too. I am looking forward to seeing her work. I don't see how my 'off topic' comments concerning the signs were any reflection on the opening or her photography. I did not wish to nor did I post anything that would be construded as taking any wind from her sails. I wish her the very best.
    I still feel the same way about the signs in the median and on the east side on 101, north of Leuc Blvd. There are four businesses that are doing this and I do not see them as appealing or legal.
    Did you call me a duffle bag?

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  6. My apologies to 3:26.
    I wish her much success and hope that Eric' gallery thrives.
    I was at his opening and will be at this show too. I am looking forward to seeing her work. I don't see how my 'off topic' comments concerning the signs were any reflection on the opening or her photography. I did not wish to nor did I post anything that would be construded as taking any wind from her sails. I wish her the very best.
    I still feel the same way about the signs in the median and on the east side on 101, north of Leuc Blvd. There are four businesses that are doing this and I do not see them as appealing or legal.
    Did you call me a duffle bag?

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  7. your comment reads (twice) as if you really didn't read my post like you didn't really read the flyer for this photography show

    a. the pictures you take at the family barbecue are snapshots... these are photographs

    b. when you comment on someone's art work and give it a 6 out of 10 that means that you are saying you would give it a "D"

    that's a D for douchebag

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  8. Wow.... testy little photo girl aren't we?

    Your photos are about as great as your personality.

    Good luck with both.

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  9. Of all the artists types out photographers are the most sensitive. I think it is because it is easy to become a photographer (buy a camera, take a lot of pictures, etc.). Painting a picture, drawing, music, dance, surfing, knitting, etc. all require a little more prep time which humbles the spirit.

    That being said, I like these photos.

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  10. Americans love instant gratification.

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  11. don't go outside everJune 27, 2009 9:20 AM

    The point is to document the local characters for prosperity, especially the women who surf in Encinitas.

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  12. "Local" characters? Yeah, sure. I'm sure she's got a real grasp of who is a local around here after moving here in 2007. She probably thinks a local is anyone whos been here longer than she has. Go back to Chicago and take your crappy snap shots with you.

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  13. The term "art" has a broad definition in Leucadia - just look at the banners and the 7-11 graffiti - some people think they're great and others think it's the dregs. Some people think tattoos are art, other people see it as disfiguring self-mutilation. A private gallery gets to promote whomever they want, but just because they have a show, that doesn't make it art in everyone's eyes. If you put your "art" out there for public consumption, be prepared for public opinion.

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