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Erik Madigan Heck - The Absorbed Tradition

June 6, 2014 by Kay

BOSI Contemporary: 48 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10012

June 4 – 14, 2014

“The Absorbed Tradition” is an exhibition of 13 new large-scale works by Erik Madigan Heck, created during the early months of 2014. The images include landscape, portraiture and fashion-based photographs, which highlight the artist’s continuous interest in abstracting and reshaping the history of photography into a new hybrid form, while formally paying homage to the established medium.

In addition to comprising the exhibition, the images are featured in a special issue of CREEM magazine. Cu- rated and photographed by the artist, the publication has been designed as an art book with two parts. The first section, entitled “Conversations on Photography,” focuses on the artist’s interviews with and portraits of high-profile individuals in the world of photography. Curators, directors and fellow photographers — including Taryn Simon, Elinor Carucci, Vince Aletti, Susan Bright and Kathy Ryan — are captured in in-depth features alongside their own work. The second section of the magazine is composed of Heck’s new works. Images range from portraits of Waris Ahluwalia in Haider Ackermann and Jamie Bochert in Ann Demeulemeester to a 40-page black-and-white book of portraits of Guinevere Van Seenus. The issue concludes with the third install- ment of the artist’s “Without A Face” series, originally commissioned by and debuted in New York Magazine. Here, it exists as a series of ambiguous “advertisements” made for a selection of fashion designers.

For more information, visit www.maisondesprit.com