April 15th, 2009

Chris Keeley

John C. H. Grabill: Photographs of Wounded Knee and the Dakota Territories, 1886-1892 John C. H. Gr

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 John C. H. Grabill: Photographs of Wounded Knee and the Dakota Territories, 1886-1892
John C. H. Grabill: Photographs of Wounded Knee and the Dakota Territories, 1886-1892 at Andrew Smith Gallery. "...Very little is known about John C. H. Grabill. His photographs taken in the aftermath of the massacre of Wounded Knee in January 1891, show powerful composition and a mastery of technic equal to the greatest of the frontier photographers.
He opened his first photographic studio in Sturgis, Dakota Territory in 1886, with studios in Hot Springs, Lead and Deadwood, Dakota Territory through 1891. He then moved to Chicago and operated a studio until 1894, at which point no other information about Grabill is available."
Chris Keeley

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Barbara Kruger: Pre-Digital, 1980–1992 at Skarstedt Gallery in New York, NY. "...These works, professionally known as 'paste-ups,' share a methodology derived from Kruger's experience as an editorial designer at various magazines. However, the meanings they create are worlds away from the decorative delusions that fill the magazines. Her ability to construct powerful messages using an inherently commercial technique focuses attention on how images and words have the power to make meaning: to construct who we are and who we want to be."

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