Jackson Fine Art presents a solo exhibition of new work by young, critically acclaimed photographer Holly Andres and a mini-retrospective of works by famed artist Vik Muniz: On Loan from Atlanta collectors.
Through a suite of 13 photographs, Holly Andres’s “The Fall of Spring Hill” illustrates an incident from a summer church camp in which a child injures himself by falling from a dilapidated wooden play structure and the mothers’ fierce reaction to deconstruct it in retribution. The story, which unfolds through highly stylized cinematic storyboards, is a personal memory of Andres’s from her childhood.
In the June issue of Modern Painters, this series was featured alongside the work of Jeff Wall. The article explores the current trend in contemporary art for imagery that deals with the idea of the fallen angel. “Wall staged a fall as a demonstration of the laws of physics. Andres declined to stage one to signal that no rules govern remembrance.”
Vik Muniz is one of the most celebrated contemporary artists of our time, and the gallery is honored to present this exhibition of loaned works from twelve prestigious Atlanta collections. Muniz creates fantastical recreations of famous images and art works using unconventional materials including chocolate syrup, diamonds, blood, magazines, and garbage. The process of creating the works is an important conceptual aspect, but the photograph becomes the end product to represent his creations.
In this mini retrospective, the gallery is showing work from his 1994 series Pictures of Wire through his most recent series Pictures of Magazines 2 from 2011, from which they have three photographs. This is a unique opportunity to view works from important private collections together in one place.
Through Sept. 8.
Jackson Fine Art
3115 E. Shadowlawn Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30305