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press release :: Holly Lynton | Solid Ground

NEW YORK, NY jen bekman is pleased to present Solid Ground, an exhibition of new photographs by Holly Lynton. The exhibition will be on view from September 13 October 28, 2006, at jen bekman, located at 6 Spring Street, between Elizabeth and Bowery, New York, 10012.

Solid Ground is comprised of fifteen c-print photographs. Titles such as Emberizidae, Supernal, and I Love Monday span the celestial to the mundane, much like the photos themselves, where commonplace elements are transformed into chimerical tableaus.

Jen Bekman will host an opening reception for the artist on Wednesday, September 13, from 6:00 8:00pm at the gallery.

Lynton says, In my new series, Solid Ground, I photographed a series of events in my small back yard. My back yard is hardly the Serengeti, but after a trip to Tanzania, I became convinced there existed within it hints of the same beauty and danger. Instead of vultures eating a lions discards, we have sparrows eating raspberries. Instead of green mamba snakes, we have slugs, but there is a jungle at grass level from the slugs point of view. In the image entitled Limax slugs climb over the tangled grass to occupy the glasses of sugary mojitos that have been left outside. I limit the visual information in each situation and remove the story or the context for an action, so that a fragmented narrative remains.

Gallery director Jen Bekman observes, Lyntons work is intimate without being sentimental. The most mundane elements of our daily lives - children at play, a suburban backyard- are woven into an otherworldly existence without employing artifice or fanfare.

About the Artist
Holly Lynton received her BA from Yale University, and a MFA from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College. Her work has been exhibited at jen bekman, Mixed Greens, Wooster Projects, Lennon Weinberg Gallery, and Margaret Thatcher Projects all in New York: and at Ambrosino Gallery and Rocket Projects in Miami, the Jersey City Museum, and in London, England. She recently completed Emerge 8 at Aljira in Newark, NJ. Her photography has been published in The New Yorker, GQ, and New York, and her work has been reviewed in The Village Voice, NY Arts, and The New York Times.

Solid Ground at jen bekman, 6 Spring Street.
Hours: Wednesday Saturday, noon 6pm or by private appointment.

For images or more information, please contact Lauren Cerand: 917.533.0103 or press@jenbekman.com.