CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/14/2019
Saturday, November 16 from 4–8 PM, Deborah Bell Photographs presents Marcia Resnick signing Re-visions, the new Edition Patrick Frey facsimile edition of her 1978 artist's book depicting adolescent girlhood in staged photographs. The corresponding exhibition will be on view at the gallery through February 1, 2020.
When the celebrated New York photographer Marcia Resnick (born 1950) was involved in a car crash in 1975, she saw her whole life flash before her eyes. Inspired by this procession of memories, Resnick decided to revisit her childhood memories in a series of staged photographs that she would eventually publish as the artist's book Re-visions in 1978.
Accompanied by texts in Resnick's neat handwriting, these black-and-white photographs convey a surreal and often darkly humorous depiction of the trials and tribulations of girlhood: in one image, a girl kisses a Howdy Doody doll above the text "She secretly lusted for her television idols;" in another, the phrase "They were continually telling her that she had stars in her eyes" accompanies a photograph of two jacks resting on a girl's closed eyelids.
This is the first facsimile edition of what has become a classic of 1970s artist's book publishing.
Marcia Resnick: Re-visions book signing
Saturday, November 16, 4–8 PM
Deborah Bell Photographs
16 East 71st Street, Suite 1D, Fourth Floor
New York City
EDITION PATRICK FREY
Hbk, 11 x 8.5 in. / 104 pgs / 48 b&w.
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