Photographs Book Launch
Saturday, May 8th, 5-7 PM
Printed Matter, 195 Tenth Avenue, New York
Printed Matter is pleased to host a book launch for Photographs by David Schoerner. Please join us and the artist for a reception on Saturday, May 8, 2010, from 5-7 PM. Printed Matter is located at 195 Tenth Avenue between 21st and 22nd streets in New York City.
In Photographs, David Schoerner weaves together images from his photographic practice 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.
Published by Hassla, Photographs is a color-offset , 48-page clothbound hardcover that retails for $34. It is available in store and online here. Please contact the bookstore by phone at 212-925-0325 or by email at orders @ printedmatter.org to arrange signed copies for those who cannot attend.