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Visible Merge

January 26, 2013 – March 9, 2013

Exhibition View

Featuring works by Frank Egloff and John Stezaker

“Visible Merge” features works by Boston-based Frank Egloff and London-based John Stezaker.  Both artists present works where preconceived imagery from multiple sources are spliced, layered, juxtaposed and combined to create new forms that are simultaneously surreal and based in reality.

Frank Egloff titles his works “after” followed by the photographers and subjects of the photographs that he uses.  Straightforward and full of attribution, Egloff’s new works on/in/with paper compose, document, duplicate, examine, isolate, present, produce, repose and reproduce.  Using nothing new, he creates works that allow the viewer to see something new and also the old anew.  Egloff uses the images to bring awareness to methods of looking, all the while making that awareness the focus, thus compressing and expanding one’s awareness.

John Stezaker, uses the collective archive of actors’ glossy publicity photos to create narrations of desire through collaging multiple images together.  The publicity photos, initially served as advertisements, reminders and tempters, all while being ‘documentary’ symbols of culture that show clearly the subject’s genre and public identity.  Stezaker slices, juxtaposes and combines faces to create new hybrids that have elements of the familiar yet create new disjointed harmonies.  As William Ewing wrote, “the irreconciliation of difference both complements and detracts from the whole”, a fitting statement about both artists’ works in the show.

Works In Exhibition

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Frank Egloff Exhibition View

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Frank Egloff and John Stezaker

after Garry Winogrand, 1961 New York / unattributed, undated

Frank Egloff after Garry Winogrand, 1961 New York / unattributed, undated 2012 Two inkjet prints on mylar, constructed, one over the other

Signed titled and dated ‘Frank Egloff’ on reverse
Image size:  20 5/8 x 18 inches  (52.4 x 45.7 cm)
Paper size:  24 5/8 x 20 1/2 inches  (62.5 x 52.1 cm)
(Inventory #24859)

after Bruce Davidson, 2008, Los Angeles (Runyon Canyon Road) / Ruth Kligman, 1972

Frank Egloff after Bruce Davidson, 2008, Los Angeles (Runyon Canyon Road) / Ruth Kligman, 1972 2012 (photographer unknown); Two inkjet prints on mylar, constructed, one over the other, unique

Signed titled and dated ‘Frank Egloff’ on reverse
Image size:  18 3/8 x 18 inches  (46.7 x 45.7 cm)
Paper size:  22 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches  (57.2 x 52.1 cm)
(Inventory #24855)

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John Stezaker Exhibition View

He (Film Portrait Collage) XX

John Stezaker He (Film Portrait Collage) XX 2011 Collage

11 x 8 inches  (28.2 x 20.3 cm)
(Inventory #24873)

She (Film Portrait Collage) XVII

John Stezaker She (Film Portrait Collage) XVII 2011 Collage

10 x 8 3/8 inches  (25.4 x 21.3 cm)
(Inventory #24870)

He (Film Portrait Collage) XIX

John Stezaker He (Film Portrait Collage) XIX 2011 Collage

10 3/8 x 8 inches  (26.4 x 20.6 cm)
(Inventory #24872)

She (Film Portrait Collage) XVIII

John Stezaker She (Film Portrait Collage) XVIII 2011 Collage

10 3/8 x 7 3/4 inches  (26.2 x 19.8 cm)
(Inventory #24871)

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Frank Egloff Exhibition View

after Van der Elsken, 1956, Amsterdam (Girl with ‘beehive’)

Frank Egloff after Van der Elsken, 1956, Amsterdam (Girl with ‘beehive’) 2012 Unique inkjet print on mylar collage

Signed titled and dated ‘Frank Egloff’ on reverse
Image size:  20 x 17 7/8 inches  (50.8 x 45.4 cm)
Paper size:  24 x 20 1/2 inches  (61 x 52.1 cm)
(Inventory #24861)

after Janice Guy, 1979 (self-portrait)

Frank Egloff after Janice Guy, 1979 (self-portrait) 2012 Two inkjet prints on mylar, constructed, one over the other, unique

Signed titled and dated ‘Frank Egloff’ on reverse
Image size:  20 1/4 x 24 inches  (51.4 x 61 cm)
Paper size:  20 1/2 x 28 inches  (52.1 x 71.1 cm)
(Inventory #24856)

after Patricia Faure 1972 / Janice Guy 1979.3

Frank Egloff after Patricia Faure 1972 / Janice Guy 1979.3 2012 Two inkjet prints on mylar, constructed, one over the other, unique

Signed titled and dated ‘Frank Egloff’ on reverse
Image size:  24 x 24 inches  (61 x 61 cm)
Paper size:  28 x 28 inches  (71.1 x 71.1 cm)
(Inventory #24866)

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Frank Egloff Exhibition View

after Lillian Bassman, 1948 / Garry Winogrand, 1961.1

Frank Egloff after Lillian Bassman, 1948 / Garry Winogrand, 1961.1 2012 Two inkjet prints on mylar, constructed, one over the other, unique

Signed titled and dated ‘Frank Egloff’ on reverse
Image size:  24 x 22 3/4 inches  (61 x 57.8 cm)
Paper size:  28 x 26 3/4 inches  (71.1 x 67.9 cm)
(Inventory #24868)

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John Stezaker Exhibition View

Betrayal

John Stezaker Betrayal 2007 Collage

10 1/8 x 8 3/8 inches  (25.9 x 21.1 cm)
(Inventory #24874)