Saturday, October 20, 2012

HORSES by Jill Greenberg - Book Launch

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

On October 19, a day after her book launch at ClampArt, the New York gallery that represents her, Jill Greenberg had a second one at the Milk Gallery.

Jill Greenberg earned her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1989. She is represented by ClampArt in New York and Katherine Cone Gallery in Los Angeles. She has exhibited her work internationally at museums and galleries in Rome, Amsterdam, New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Montreal, and at venues such as the TED conference and Art Basel Miami Beach.

Having done portraits of monkeys and bears, Jill Greenberg has turned her lens to horses for her new photographic collection. She captures the powerful, erotic nature of horses in photographs that make these animals all the more unreal. While her earlier books explored the mystery and  emotion of some of nature’s most dangerous creatures such as Kodiak and polar bears, baboons, and gibbons, among others, Horses is a study of these often idealized creatures. Transformed by Jill's eye, the horse’s powerful physical beauty becomes hyper-real, and her prints seduce us with their sensuous textures. Featuring amazing photographs of a range of horse breeds, from Friesians and Andalusians to Arabian stallions, Lusitanos, and thoroughbred performance horses, this book is a beautiful tribute to these spirited creatures and the perfect gift for those who are devoted to horses, horseback riding, and racing.

Jill here with Brian Clamp, who represents Jill at ClampArt,
his gallery in the upper HiLine district

Book related items, such as T-shirts and canvas bags, were available for sale besides the book

Damon Webster with Jill, W. Craig Hooper and Francisca Etchegaray

Fashion Accessories Designer  Marion Anaïs Forand

The photographic team of Kat & Duck, seemingly so much in demand,
 they can't afford to let go of their texting, and enjoy the evening's event

Filmaker Robert Polidori with Jill

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