Lisa Kereszi: Salvage

LISA KERESZI: SALVAGE
Artist Talk + Gallery Preview Party


Friday, December 7, 6 - 10 pm
422 N. Cleveland

Artist Talk at 7 pm
Performance by Interrobang (Paul Taylor) at 8 pm

Crosstown Arts is pleased to present "Salvage," an exhibition of recent work by New York based photographer Lisa Kereszi. The exhibition will be on view at 422 North Cleveland, Crosstown Arts' future gallery space, and will consist of works from Kereszi's newest book Joe's Junk Yard. The artist will visit Memphis to give a gallery talk on the evening of Friday, December 7, 2012.

Lisa Kereszi grew up outside Philadelphia to a mother who ran an antique shop and to a father who ran the family junkyard. In 1995 she graduated from Bard College, and moved to NYC and worked as an assistant to Nan Goldin.  In 2000 she received an MFA from the Yale School of Art, where she has been a Lecturer since 2004, and is currently also Acting Director of Undergraduate Studies in Photography.

Her work is the collections of the Whitney Museum, the New Museum, The Brooklyn Museum and many others. She was granted a commission to photograph Governors Island by the Public Art Fund in 2003, which culminated in shows in NYC and a book. Her book on striptease, Fantasies, was published by Damiani in 2008, and one on escapism, Fun and Games, was released by Nazraeli Press in 2009. Her new book is entitled Joe’s Junk Yard, about her family’s business, published by Damiani in 2012. She is represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York.

Learn more about the artist at lisakereszi.com

Image: Mermaid swimming away, Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida, 2002.