zingmagazine Project and deja zing Review

Coming soon in zingmagazine #24, a found-image grid project, and now online on zingmagazine.com , a thoughtful review by Prairwa Leerasanthanah of “Drinking,” a project from issue #9:

“Oblique is a word that describes her work, and obliquely, you get to the heart of it the other way around, indirectly,” writes Devon Dikeou on contemporary New York-based photographer Lisa Kereszi.

In zingmagazine #9, published in 1999, Kereszi contributes an editorial composed of black-and-white film photographs conveying just that. The photographs present a vague and candid scene of young adults engaging in the eponymously named title of her works, “Drinking”. But unlike party photos of today, scattered on social media platforms, showing hammered individuals fully conscious of their portrayal about to be frozen, shared, and digested by many at the click of the camera, the individuals in “Drinking” seem to be blissfully unaware of the shooter. This allows Kereszi, as the photographer, to probe into the scene and eloquently extract the experience of being there with her own aesthetic.

The subjects are anonymous; they could be anyone. Yet, they are eerily familiar, for Kereszi captures them intimately: from one end of the table, allowing us the perspective of sitting there, or in between two subjects seemingly in debate, as if we were included in the conversation. We can project the memory of a Friday night once lived into any of these photographs—the experience of nostalgia is bold in these photographs. But what is really going on? What is the context in which these people are placed in? Why are they gathered together in this instance? Are they the photographer’s friends? Read More

Posted on 23 August 2015

The Party's Over featured in Architectural Digest shoot

A print of The Party’s Over is featured in a September 2015 Architectural Digest shoot of fashion personality Robert Verdi’s art collection. From the article:
Verdi takes wardrobe coordination to new extremes, choosing outfits that resemble works from his impressive art collection—and vice versa. “It’s not a rational decision,” he says. “These are all pieces to which I’ve had a visceral reaction, pieces I love.”

Posted on 11 August 2015

Shortlist: Dave Bown Projects

Dave Bown Projects is pleased to announce the results of the 10th Semiannual Competition which was curated by Claire C. Carter, Curator of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Carmen Hermo, Assistant Curator for Collections, Guggenheim Museum, New York; Anna Stothart, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, San Antonio Museum of Art from submissions that were received from artists from approximately 40 countries. This competition features images of the work of 25 visual artists, including Lisa Kereszi.

Posted on 11 August 2015