Please join us for a conversation between current Western Front artist-in-residence Erin Shirreff, Los Angeles based artist Anthony Pearson and Presentation House Gallery Director Reid Shier. The talk will include a short introduction to the work of Erin Shirreff and Anthony Pearson, followed by a broader conversation about the relationship between contemporary photography, abstraction and materiality.
Saturday October 16, 2010 | 3PM
Western Front Grande Luxe Hall
303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver BC.
Erin Shirreff lives and works in New York City. Recent exhibitions include Knight’s Move at Sculpture Center, Greater New York at MoMA PS1, Between Here and There at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (all in New York), Immaterial at Ballroom Marfa in Texas, and Still, Flat, and Far, a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. In 2011 she will be an artist-in-residence at the Chinati Foundation. Her work has been reviewed in The New Yorker, Frieze, Art in America, Kaleidoscope, and The New York Times.
Anthony Pearson was born in 1969 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. He graduated with an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1999. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Marianne Boesky Gallery, Midway Contemporary Art, David Kordansky Gallery and Shane Campbell Gallery, and is in the collection of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.