SIMONE ROSENBAUER: LIKE ICE IN THE SUNSHINE
July 9 – August 21, 2015
Laurence Miller Gallery presents Like Ice in the Sunshine, our first one-person exhibition by Australian artist Simone Rosenbauer. Her latest series, these pictures are themselves the visual essence of summer. In each work, a Popsicle is centered on a different DayGlo colored background. The pictures are sugary pop confections that seduce with their heightened artificial color. All the components of commercial product photography are in place, but this ideal is literally dissolving before our eyes. With this one simple motif, Rosenbauer deftly evokes both the enticement, and the elusiveness, of summer.
HOT and COLD
Complementing Simone Rosenbauer’s Popsicles is a group exhibition that explores the theme of HOT and COLD. Ray Metzker’s Sand Creatures capture sunbathers melting on their blankets. Helen Levitt’s children reveal the human drama that spilled out onto the stoops and sidewalks of New York before the invention of air-conditioning. Denis Darzacq’s and Anna Anna Lüneman’s collaborative series “Double Mix” merges the coolness of digital with the heat of baked clay. The show also includes work by Mauro Altamura, Michael Becotte, Harry Callahan, Miguel Angel Garcia, David Graham, Fred Herzog, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Julie Mack, Chris Rauschenberg, and others.