Exhibition
September 9 - October 30, 2010

JESSICA BACKHAUS  I Wanted to See the World

Jessica Backhaus, I Wanted to See the World #76, 2010Laurence Miller Gallery is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in the United States of 39 year old Berlin-based photographer Jessica Backhaus.  This ten-year survey features fifty images selected from her four published monographs.

Jesus and the Cherries, published by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg in 2005, is a portrait of a rural Polish village virtually frozen in time, where religious iconography and the new refrigerator share equal importance in the living room.  Fall 2008 brought two new books:  What Still Remains, a series on the objects and interiors we leave behind and the stories they tell about us; and One Day in November, a visual homage to Jessica's long-time friend and mentor, the late Gisèle Freund, who would have turned 100 that December. Her most recent book, I Wanted to See the World, has just been published by Laurence Miller Gallery and Kehrer Verlag on the occasion of her show in New York. This book features forty photographs taken primarily in Venice and Burano, Italy, in which the play of light and color on the surface of rippling waters create marvelous, sensuous, and painterly abstractions.

Jessica Backhaus is an artist who captures nuances of everyday life with a  combination of a powerful sense of color and an emotional sensibility.  Whether it be a jar of cherries, a hot-pink plastic ribbon tied to a pole, or dancing reflections on water,  her camera becomes an extension of her heart as well as her mind.

 

Jessica Backhaus has exhibited widely in Europe, including: the Martin Gropius-Bau, Berlin; The Photographers Gallery, London; Robert Morat Galerie, Hamburg; Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria; and the National Portrait Gallery, London.  A selection of her work will be on exhibit at the Margulies Warehouse, Miami during Art Miami and Art Basel Miami.


Section 2 of 2

 

Brooklyn, 2008
From the series
One Day in November

11 x 14" c-print, edition 15

 

Glasses, 2008
From the series
One Day in November

11 x 14" c-print, edition 15

 

 

 

 

Rynowo in the Rain, 2001
From the series
Jesus and the Cherries

20 x 24" c-print, edition 15

Somewhere, 2008
From the series
What Still Remains

14 x 11" c-
print, edition 15


 
Kaffee to Go, 2008
From the series
What Still Remains

14 x 11" c-
print, edition 15

 

 

 



 
Turquoise, 2005
From the series
One Day in November

14 x 11" c-print, edition 15

 

 

 

Cherries, 2002
From the series
One Day in November

14 x 11" c-print, edition 15

 

 

 

 

Wonderland, 2004
From the series
One Day in November

14 x 11" c-print, edition 15


 



Ahmic Lake, 2006

From the series
What Still Remains

40 x 30" c-print, edition 8

 



Niagara, 2005
From the series
One Day in November

11 x 14' c-print, edition 15

 

Steps, 2002
From the series
One Day in November

14 x 11" c-print, edition 15

 

 

 

 

Orchids in Salzburg, 2006
from the series
What Still Remains

40 x 30" c-print, edition 8

 

I wanted to See the World
# 6A, 2007
30 x 40" c-print, edition 8

 

 

 

I wanted to See the World
# 45, 2010
20 x 24" c-print, edition 8
 

 

 

 

 

I wanted to See the World
# 23, 2010
20 x 24" c-print, edition 8 

 

I wanted to See the World
# 69, 2010
20 x 24" c-print, edition 8
  

 

 

 

 

I wanted to See the World
# 21, 2010
20 x 24" c-print, edition 8
  

I wanted to See the World
# 77, 2010
20 x 24" c-print, edition 8
  

 

I wanted to See the World
# 71, 2010
20 x 24" c-print, edition 8
  

 

 

I wanted to See the World
# 39, 2010
20 x 24" c-print, edition 8
  

 

 

 

 

I wanted to See the World
# 57, 2010
20 x 24" c-print, edition 8 


 
I wanted to See the World
# 31, 2010
20 x 24" c-print, edition 8 

 

 

I wanted to See the World
# 42, 2010
20 x 24" c-print, edition 8 

 

 

 

I wanted to See the World
# 53, 2010
20 x 24" c-print, edition 8
 

 

I wanted to See the World
# 61, 2010
20 x 24" c-print, edition 8
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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