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.