Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York presents Deep Shade, an exhibition of photographs by 2016 Workspace Resident Lisa Fairstein.
For Deep Shade, Lisa Fairstein takes inspiration from signs and abstractions generated by today’s image-sharing culture. Her creative process involves re-staging and re-photographing selected fragments from digital image feeds, acknowledging the poetic possibilities found within the visual short-hand of web-based photography. By isolating and reframing these aspects of captured and shared moments, she makes slow photographs motivated by accelerated looking.
“Deep Shade” alludes jokingly to Fairstein’s use of shadow and color, and tonally to an irreverence she finds to be an important component of web imagery. She shares these reflected and refracted elements, asking viewers to decelerate and consider gestures of culture and expression in and of themselves. Allowing an uncanny sense of construction in the works, she makes visible the tension between consumption and critique.
Lisa Fairstein has exhibited at Pioneer Works, NY; the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, PA; the Wassaic Project, NY; Fresh Window Gallery, NY; Signal Gallery, NY; the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College, PA; Art Space in collaboration with NURTUREart, NY; and at Vox Populi, PA. She has been awarded residencies by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, the Wassaic Project, and Pioneer Works. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts. Lisa lives and works in New York City.
Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York is a 501(c)3 artist run arts organization. Each year, Baxter St at CCNY selects four emerging photographers living in New York City for the Workspace Residency Program, which offers them analog and digital workspace at the International Center of Photography, access to the Baxter St at CCNY community and programs, and solo exhibitions at Baxter St. This exhibition is the last in a series of four solo exhibitions by 2016 winners of the Workspace Residency, supported by the Jerome Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, Kodak, and Fujifilm.