March 7 – April 26, 2008
Opening Reception: Friday, March 7, 2008 - 6 to 8pm
To create telling and insightful portraits for a nationwide project entitled 1 Yr Later, L.A – based photographer Zoe Crosher trained her lens on young women in the small towns and big cities of America, photographing them in their rooms to capture the pivotal period of growth and transformation in the year spanning high school graduation and the first year of college. Using a disarming and straightforward approach to her subjects, Crosher manages to compress time, providing viewers with unusual insight into the subtle physical and personality shifts that occur during the gradual transition from adolescence to adulthood. This exhibit will be on view in DiverseWorks Project Space from March 7, 2008 – April 26, 2008 with an opening reception on Friday, March 7, 2008 from 6 – 8pm.
Zoe Crosher received a B.A. in Art and Politics from University of California at Santa Cruz, CA and her M.F.A degree from the California Institute of the Arts in Photography and Intergrated Media in Valencia, CA. This will be the first presentation of 1Yr Later, also planned for exhibition this year at the Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Currently she is concentrating on The Reconsidered Archive of Michelle du Bois, clusters of tourist, performative and posed images shot in post-WWII Pacific Rim cities during the 70s and 80s of and by Michelle du Bois and reconfigured by Crosher. In Out the Window (LAX), completed in 2006, Crosher focused her lens on capturing the imaginary of Los Angeles by photographing planes coming in to land from each motel along the forgotten strip of Century Boulevard by LAX. Her interest in, “a place that moves in shifts and perpetual motion, with no real center, no point of concentration,” now informs the series LA-LIKE, a body of work inspired by thesun-drenched noir of Raymond Chandler and F.Scott Fitzgerald, anodyne boosterism of Helen Hunt Jackson and the other early salesmen of the Los Angeles proto-myth.
She is a 2007 recipient of the Materials & Applications residency in Los Angeles, CA. In 2006, she was the recipient of the Penny McCall Foundation Publishing Award (New York, NY) and the Pillowfight Grant (Seattle, WA). Zoe Crosher’s work has been show internationally in Vancouver, Rotterdam, Los Angeles, and New York City. She collaborated on a project investigating the short-lived history of net.art called NTNTNT (2004), recently completed work as the U.S. Editorial Assistant for Afterall, A Journal of Art Context & Inquiry and is now working in an advisory capacity for The Filip Review out of Vancouver, Canada. This spring quarter she will join the visiting faculty in the Photography Department at UCLA. The daughter of a diplomat and airline stewardess, she is for the moment settled in Los Angeles.
Click Here to read a review of 1 Yr Later by Nancy Zastudil on …Might Be Good!