EXHIBITION POSTERS

 



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KERN

A Retrospective Exhibition Featuring the Photography and Films of Richard Kern
Curated by Rafi Ghanaghounian (rafi.projects@gmail.com)

Opening Reception;
Saturday May 1st, 6 - 11pm
Artist will be in attendance. This is a free event.
Please RSVP for the opening reception by email to avery@studio.to

Duration of Exhibition: Saturday, May 1st to Sunday, May 30th

Artist Talk and Book Signing:
Sunday, May 2nd, 7 - 9pm
This evening will include a conversation between Bruce La Bruce and Richard Kern. Q&A to follow.
$10 admission.

First Film Screening: Saturday May 15th, 7-10pm
$5 admission. Includes full exhibition and curator introduction.

Second Film Screening: Saturday, May 22nd, 7-10pm
$5 admission. Includes full exhibition and curator introduction.




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ABOUT THE ARTIST: Richard Kern

Richard Kern, photographer and filmmaker remains, first and foremost, a portraitist.   For more than two decades Kern has sought to unravel and illuminate the complex and often darker sides of human nature.

Kern makes the psychological space between the sitter, photographer and audience his subject. With his dry, matter of fact approach, he underlines the absurdity of truth and objectivity in photography while playing with our reliance upon taxonomies around sexual representation. 

Kern’s images have been widely published in Purple, Vice, V Magazine and Italian GQ as well as in his numerous books and exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum and in more than 30 solo shows around the world.

Kern lives and works in New York City.

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Website: www.richardkern.com







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PUBLICATIONS







New York Girls
Taschen Books, 1995




XXgirls
Fiction, 1997, Hardback, Japan





Model Release
Taschen, 2000, Hardcover, USA





XX Models
FICTION, 2001, Hardcover, Japan





Kern Noir
Carta, Softcover, 2002, Italy





Soft
Universe, Hardcover, 2004, USA





Digital Kern
Carta, Hardcover, 2007, Italy





Action
Taschen, Hardcover, 2007, USA





Looker
Abrams, 2008, Hardcover, USA





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PHOTOGRAPHY

Richard Kern Photography

More coming soon.



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FILM + VIDEO

Coming soon.

Additional reference: Kern Filmography (PDF) | About the Films (PDF)








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SHOT BY KERN - VICE MAGAZINE SERIES

Watch Kern Photo shoots on Vice Magazine's VBS.TV

Sasha Grey, star of Steven Soderbergh's "The Girlfriend Experience":

Watch more 'Shot by Kern' on VBS.tv: www.vbs.tv/watch/shot-by-kern/sophie

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PRESS RELEASE

Click to download: richard_kern_at_studio_gallery_press_release.pdf (PDF 64kb)


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CONTACT

For more information or to schedule a press preview of Richark Kern at Studio Gallery, please contact:

Avery Hunsberger
Founder + Chief Visionary
Phone: 416-832-3933
Email: avery@studio.to
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STUDIO GALLERY

Studio Gallery is an art gallery and creative clubhouse located in Toronto, Canada. Studio is interested in showcasing new ideas and trends in contemporary art, design, fashion, music and the Internet. We present numerous cultural events each year, including art exhibits, site-specific installations, fashion shows, film screenings, book launches, and musical performances. Studio also offers an artist in residency program to emerging artists of all disciplines.

Artists whose work has graced the grimy walls of Studio include So Me, Michel Gondry, Swoon, Patrick O'Dell, Tim Barber's Tiny Vices, Aurel Schmidt, Phil Frost, Peter Sutherland, Team Macho and many others. Studio has also hosted musicians as part of a series of exclusive events known locally as Ourspace. Ourspace events have hosted artists such as Daft Punk, Justice, Busy P, Steve Aoki, Diplo, Switch/Solid Groove, MSTRKRFT, Kid Sister and Crystal Castles among many others. Studio's exhibition, online and after hours programmes have attracted over 30,000 visitors to-date.

Website: WWW.STUDIO.TO

 


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