In conjunction with Lauren Marsolier’s solo exhibition, the Robert Berman gallery hosts a talk with the artist.
Marsolier’s work deals with the disorientation and unsettling feelings that sometimes manifest themselves in periods of transition. Unlike traditional photography, which captures an instant of reality, her images are constructed from photographs taken in different locations over the course of several months, then layered and blended until the real and the fabricated become a seamless composition whose verisimilitude prompts the viewer to question the nature of both the medium and its content.
French-born Marsolier lives and works in Los Angeles. She is the recipient of the 2013 Houston Center for Photography fellowship award, where she will have a solo exhibition next summer. She also received the 2012 Photo Center NW first place award, and was part of the Humble Art Foundation 2012 selection of “31 Women in Art Photography” exhibited at the Hasted Kraeutler gallery in New York. Her images are among American Photo Magazine’s Best of 2012, and the British Journal of Photography featured her as one of 20 photographers to watch in 2013.