September 6 - September 17, 2014
Rick Wester Fine Art is pleased to introduce Still Here, an exhibition featuring 14 chromogenic prints by British photographer, Lydia Goldblatt. Selected from the series of 45 images contained her recently released monograph of the same name (Hatje Cantz, 2013), Still Here will be Goldblatt’s first exhibition with RWFA as well as her first solo show in New York.
Primarily photographed in her parents home in North London over a three-year period, Still Here is a reflection on corporeality and the vulnerability of old age. Documenting the last years of her father’s life, Goldblatt’s mother and father are the cynosures of her lens, which captures them in the most intimate of moments. Bathed in subdued, spectral light and soft shadows, Goldblatt’s subjects appear singly- building upon the narrative of the isolation of the moribund and the one’s they leave behind. By focusing on a single element such as the soft filament of her father’s skin in Hinterland or her mother’s delicately crossed legs over the foot of the bed in Red Shoes, time in Goldblatt’s photographs is protracted, and it is through this feeling of languid isolation that the subject of transient existence is pronounced.
A 2006 graduate of the London College of Communications, Goldblatt received her Masters Degree in Photography with Distinction. She has exhibited throughout Europe and her work is part of the permanent collection of The Victoria and Albert Museum National Art Library, London and The Women’s Library, London. Still Here was the subject of her first museum solo exhibition at the Felix Nussbaum Haus museum in Osnabrück, Germany in 2012.
Lydia Goldblatt: Still Here opens September 6 and will continue through September 17, 2014. Still Herewill be the inaugural exhibition of RWFA’s new initiative to focus on a stronger commitment to emerging artists, with a focus on artists from outside the U.S. The monograph, Still Here, published by Hatje Cantz (2013) is available for purchase through the publishers.