Solo show at
SOUS LES ETOILES GALLERY
100 Crosby Street #603
New York City, NY 10012
T: 212 966 0796
SEPTEMBER 15 – NOVEMBER 26, 2016
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to present emerging artist and photographer Julie Boserup’s premiere exhibition with the gallery, “Misleading Perspectives,” on view September 15 through November 26, 2016. An opening reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, September 15, 6-8pm, and an artist talk is scheduled the following Monday, September 19, at 7pm.
This collection of recently completed new work was commissioned by Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, and is the first-ever artist commission by the gallery. This exhibition was also made possible with the support and assistance of the Museum of the City of New York, whose famed Wurts Brothers Collection served as the initial structure for Boserup’s unique series of large-scale collages.
Inspired by the Wurts Bros.’s novel technique of aligning ground level shots of skyscrapers with images taken from the upper levels of a nearby building, Boserup adds found images, drawing, geological images and her own photographs shot in the streets of New York to an enlarged digital print from the archive. Whereas Lionel Wurts chose his technique of combined images to compensate for the misleading perspective of the bystander’s view, Boserup crafts new visions of the historical document in order to add layers of meaning, mingling both the familiar and fantastical. The NYC-specific series also features early 20th century documentation of the unfinished Queensboro Bridge, culled from the archives of the New-York Historical Society.
Danish artist Julie Boserup’s unorthodox use of the photographic image has made her an exciting new addition to the contemporary photographic scene. Making use of various image sources such as travel guides and her own photographs, Boserup, b. 1976, operates on a low-tech threshold between collage and drawing, and digital and analog techniques. Her first major museum exhibition at the National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen is currently on view through February 2017. In this exhibition, she presents a large series of collages based on archival photographs from Denmark’s Royal Library.
Since graduating from London’s Chelsea College of Art in 2002, Julie Boserup has exhibited extensively throughout Denmark, received the Else and Henning Jensens Painting Award in 2011 and 2013, and was presented a special Talent development award from the Danish Arts Foundation in 2005. She currently lives and works in Copenhagen.
ARTIST TALK BY JULIE BOSERUP
Monday, September 19, 7pm
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery | NYC