♥ David Schoerner

Von Monica Pozzi, 8. May 2010

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In Photographs, David Schoerner, Founder & Director of Hassla Books, weaves together images that were taken over the past several years into a pensive and wistful ensemble punctuated by oceanic themes. Lushly produced still lifes highlight maritime-themed ephemera while other photographs capture the varying moods of waves. Softly-lit portraits of young women, environmental surfaces, and quiet landscapes form a range of the included types of pictorial imagery, heightening an awareness of the camera’s roles. Aged fan mail from a star of 90s sitcom “Saved by the Bell” appears along with stills of fisherman from the reality TV show “Deadliest Catch.” With their inclusion, television operates as an entranceway into sites of nostalgia. Viewing Photographs calls up the fleeting sensations and memories of summer, suggesting a parallel experience to the passing of youth.

Printed Matter is hosting a book launch for Photographs by David Schoerner. Meet the artist Saturday, May 8, 5-7 pm, 195 Tenth Avenue, New York. For those who cannot attend, please contact Printed Matter by email at orders@printedmatter.org to arrange for signed copies.

(Photographs by David Schoerner published by Hassla, color-offset , 48-page clothbound hardcover, US$34)

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