Opening: Saturday July 14, 6 - 9pm
Exhibition Dates: July 14 to August 5
Curators' Walkthrough: Sunday August 5, 4pm
Something Here from Somewhere Else
Eric Graham, Stephen Hilger, Deborah Luster, Maria Levitsky, Katherine Newbegin
Something Here from Somewhere Else
features work that seeks to draw forth phenomenological relationships between human interactions and its affect on the experience of space. Similarly, the work explores how the character of a place is tweaked by our interventions as well as how the memories that are held in a place can make us vulnerable to the intimacies of our inner selves
About the Artists
Eric Graham was born and raised in Texas. He received his BFA from the University of North Texas in 1998.
Shortly thereafter, he relocated to New York to continue his work with the Good/Bad Art Collective. In the summer
of 2005, he attended the artist in residence program at the Cooper Union School of Art. In 2006, he was accepted
into the Bronx Museum of Art, Artist in the Marketplace program and had his ﬁrst solo show in Philadelphia, at
Pentimenti Gallery. Eric is currently an MFA candidate at the School of Visual Arts in the Fine Arts department. He
currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Stephen Hilger’s photographs investigate notions of class, place, memory and the social landscape. Working on projects that unfold over extended periods of time, Hilger constructs visual archives of the disappearing. Recently, Hilger has photographed the Lower Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans, as it faces demolition and erasure. The
series has been exhibited at the University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery, Contemporary Arts Center New
Orleans, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. A selection of pictures from the project appears in the
inaugural issue of the journal Satellite and a book entitled Back of Town is in progress. Hilger’s photographs
chronicling the demise and destruction of the historic Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles will be presented as a solo
exhibition entitled Hotel California at the Muse Center for Photography and the Moving Image in New York in
January 2012. Hilger is also collaborating with the Vancouver Art Gallery on Grand Hotel, which charts the social
and architectural history of the hotel.
Deborah Luster’s work has been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago; Prospect. 1 International Biennial, New Orleans, Jack Shainman Gallery, New York; Ballroom Marfa; the Bell Gallery, Brown University; and Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR; among other venues. Luster’s awards include the Dorothea Lange—Paul Taylor Prize for Documentary Photography from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University (with C.D. Wright), an Anonymous Was a Woman Award, The John Guttman Award, a Peter S. Reed Foundation Award, and a Bucksbaum Family Award for American Photography (Friends of Photography, San Francisco). Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, New Orleans Museum of Art, and other notable public and private collections.
Maria Levitsky is a photographic artist whose work encompasses architecture, landscape, structures of image-making, and the history of photography. Her photography is in an experimental vein that explores the way in which meaning is conveyed in the image and examines our relationship to the built environment. She uses traditional film techniques to create her photographs, along with some unorthodox treatments of the photographic object. Her work has been exhibited in New York City, Boston, San Francisco, Houston, Memphis and in Europe. Maria is a recipient of fellowships and residencies in the US and abroad. She received an MFA from the University of New Orleans in 2012 and is based in New Orleans and New York City.
She received her MFA in Photography from Hunter College in 2005 and her undergraduate degree in 1999 from Yale
University where she studied English and Photography. During her studies she worked with Reiner Leist, Lois
Conner, and Tod Papageorge. In Spring 2001, Katherine moved to New York City, where she has been living and
working ever since. In 2008 she received a DAAD fellowship to live in Berlin, where she had been visiting and
working off and on for years. While living in Berlin, Revolver published a two-person catalogue of her work, which was edited by Sasa Hanten and includes essays by both Barbara Steffen and Sasa Hanten. Katherine has been showing her work at various galleries and institutions including: Dina4Projekte, Haas & Fischer, Galerie Open, Pinakothek der Moderne, Kunstverein Munich, and the Loeb Art Center at Vassar College. In December 2009, Katherine received an award from the Tiffany Foundation, which allowed her to travel to India where she photographed old Cinemas.
About the Curators
Sesthasak Boonchai, is an artist and educator, whose work runs the gamut from drawing to photography to
installation.Throughout his works, Sesthasak’s focus is a meditation on the relationships between humans and the
spaces they inhabit. He studies the remnants and histories our detritus. Be it physical, mental or psychological, he
connects the idiosyncratic links between corners, candies and pop songs.
Srdjan Loncar creates a witty yet sophisticated combination of sculpture and photography. In both form and
content Loncar’s work explores the intersection of art, technology, science, and subjectivity. His work is concerned
with the reproduction of known actual objects that are natural and organic, political, historical, domestic and
mundane. For Loncar, the hyper-real is a state of being where due to the bombardment of images, especially by the
media, it is hard to distinguish between the true and the false, the original and the copy.