Solo show at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York
September 15 – November 26, 2016
This collection of recently completed new work was commissioned by Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, and is the firstever
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Boserup crafts new visions of the historical document in order to add layers of meaning, mingling both the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.