Erica Rawles

  • picks October 31, 2018

    Han Youngsoo

    Han Youngsoo began his career as a photographer after serving for three years at the front lines of the Korean War. “I left the army with these horrific memories intact and found myself in the middle of a life which still bore traces of soot from the war,” he remarked. Even more surprising, he found, was that “people lived on.” Han captured the humanity, delicacy, and humor of the perplexingly everyday moments that persisted despite the country’s devastation.

    In one of the many photos that he took at the Han River, a young girl bends over dramatically, her torso forming a line parallel to the

  • picks September 20, 2018

    Paul Anthony Smith

    From a distance, Paul Anthony Smith’s “picotage” pieces, 2012–, resemble movie stills interrupted by television static. Up close, they look like pictures dotted with tiny dabs of white paint. Smith creates these small, textured imperfections by carefully picking apart his mounted photographs with a ceramic needle, exposing their white undersides. These sculptural marks form layers of neatly patterned geometric shapes that mask some parts of his photographs, manipulating the pictures’ depths and conveying a sense of movement. Like old-fashioned lenticular billboards that display a different image

  • picks March 30, 2018

    Sheree Hovsepian

    Sheree Hovsepian’s works express movement and form in a way that prompts a heightened awareness of the body’s weight and gestures. Through intimate photographs of figures cropped and covered within assemblages, the artist has consistently created a presence that expands beyond the pieces themselves to tap into the viewer’s own physical consciousness. In this exhibition, she continues to merge photography, sculpture, and performance by interweaving these images with nylon fabric and silver-gelatin photograms. Hovsepian lets the human figure take its form from the negative spaces created by the