Jill Greenberg Announces New Solo Shows and Upcoming Book

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World famous photographer to do new solo shows in Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Toronto, with book of horse images from Rizolli Fall 2012.

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Her new coffee table sized monograph “Horses” with studio studies of horses and still lifes of bits, will be released in late 2012 by Rizzoli.

Jill Greenberg is an internationally renowned artist and world famous photographer whose images are instantly recognizable due to her personally executed post production and her mastery of studio lighting. Her background in illustration and painting is evident in her work, and her background in semiotics and art history is evident in the subject matter she explores in her personal work. Her personal work is exhibited world-wide in galleries and museums and her iconic commissioned work catches the eye on billboards and magazine covers.

Jill’s two current series: Glass Ceiling (2008-2011) and Horses (2010-2011), are part of a travelling show that will next be seen in Atlanta at the Hagedorn Foundation Gallery opening October 28th, 2011 http://www.hfgallery.org/exhibitions_upcoming.html , and moving on to the O’born Contemporary Gallery in Toronto in April 2012 http://www.oborncontemporary.com/artists.html.

Greenberg continues to be represented by Clamp Art http://www.clampart.com/artists/greenberg/image61.html in New York and has recently signed with a new gallery in Los Angeles, the Katherine Cone Gallery http://www.katherineconegallery.com, where she will be exhibiting an ongoing series of aggressive and dystopian figure studies in January 2012.

"Glass Ceiling", in which much of the modeling was done by the Aqualillies, marks a return to the 80's feminist theory that inspired her senior thesis, "The Female Object" as an art student at RISD in the 80's : "The disciplinary project of femininity" and the predetermined failure of all women who attempt to "succeed" at it.

Greenberg’s discovery of the similarities in the treatment of women to animals: medieval devices to silence women, called “scold’s bridles,” and horse paraphernalia such as bridles and bits, the latter specifically, deemed to be a necessary evil in the control of horses’ usefulness, relate to high heel shoes that women fetishize, despite their painfulness and impracticality. This connective tissue binds the two discrete bodies of work.

Her new coffee table sized monograph “Horses” with studio studies of horses and still lifes of bits, will be released in late 2012 by Rizzoli. This follows her previous very successful two monographs, "Monkey Portraits* " and "Bear Portraits" which were published by Little, Brown in 2006 and 2008 respectively.


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