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Lives and works in Brooklyn NY

Education

Pacific Union College, Angwin CA, 1993

Exhibitions

2016   Future Isms, Humble Art Foundation, NY
Making The Future, David&Schweitzer Contemporary, Bushwick Open Studios exhibition, October 2016, Brooklyn
NY / The Flat File: Year 4, Tiger Strikes Astroid, Brooklyn
Streit House Space, Fall 2016
The New Face of Film, FotoFilmic Retrospective Exhibition, Visual Arts Center at Boise State University
Photowork '16, First Prize award, Barrett Art Gallery, Poughkeepsie NY
Der Greif, Guest-Room, curated by Ann-Christin Bertrand
2015   Conveyor Magazine, Time Travel group show issue
fotofilmic '15, 3rd International Traveling Exhibition of Contemporary Film Photography, Sous Les Étoiles Gallery, New York, Burrard Arts Foundation, Vancouver, and Space 22 Gallery, Seoul
Out of the Frame showcase, Gallery Kayafas, Boston MA
Making History, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn NY
2014   Dog Days of Summer group show, Bushwick Community Darkroom, Brooklyn
The bad the good the beautiful the ugly, part 2 group show, Local Project, Long Island City NY
2013   fotofilmic '13, Positive/Negative Gallery, Vancouver, BC Canada, Honorable Mention award
Sticks and Stones, @HOTEL, Brooklyn NY
Photography group show, Bushwick Community Darkroom, Brooklyn NY
Transmissions, Airplane Gallery, Brooklyn NY / 3331 Arts Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
2012   The Reenchantment of Disenchantment Bay, Mixed Greens, New York NY, with Louise J. Berg
Alchemy, Harvester Gallery, Hudson NY
The Mountain, Paris-Scope at Mixed Greens, New York NY - Solo show
AB/OB/OB, Brooklyn NY
2011   Getting Closer, Brooklyn Fire Proof Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Revision Peripherique, Projective City, Paris, France
Ominous Cloud, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York NY - Solo show
Cloud Drawer II, Tokyo, Japan
Momenta Art Benefit, Momenta Art, Brooklyn NY
If Lightning Falls in Low Places, Projective City, Paris, France
2010   HOTEL at Storefront, Storefront Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Unrealized: Conceptual Bushwick, NurtureArt Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Cloud Drawer, Laundromat Gallery flatfile, Brooklyn NY
Human Scale, Nurtureart Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Stone Arch, Exposed, A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn NY - Solo show
2009   NurtureArt Benefit, hosted by Claire Oliver Gallery, New York NY
Bushwick Biennial, Nurtureart Gallery, Brooklyn NY, catalog
All Roads Lead to Coney Island, A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn NY
2008   Nurtureart Benefit, hosted by James Cohan Gallery, New York NY
Transit and Structure, solo show, A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn NY
Daily Schemes, artist sketchbooks, A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn NY
View from a Vista-Dome: Dazzle Cities, an installation at Minstallation Gallery at Creative Alliance, Baltimore MD
Third Annual WAGMAG Benefit Art Show, Front Room Gallery, Brooklyn NY
Out the Window II, group show, ATA Gallery, San Francisco CA
ATA Benefit, Receiver Gallery, San Francisco CA
PhotoLA, with A.M. Richard Fine Art, 17th Annual International LA Photographic Fair
2007   Big City, new photographs, Rasmussen Art Gallery, Angwin CA, solo show
Perfect City, ATA Window Gallery, San Francisco, solo show
Overhung 3, Boontling Gallery, Oakland CA
Structure, Los Medanos Gallery, Pittsburg CA
2006   Small Wonders, Chesapeake Gallery, Harford Community College, Bel Air MD
13th-annual Artists' Warehouse Sale, SFMoMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco CA
2005   Mixed Media, Napa Valley College Gallery, Napa CA
Semi-annual survey of photography, SFMoMA Artists Gallery, San Francisco CA
Los Medanos Gallery, Pittsburg, CA
CirCA Now: What's Hot in the Emerging Art Scene, Oakland Museum of CA Restaurant Gallery
Overhung, Boontling Gallery, Oakland CA
2004   Witness to War, Los Medanos Gallery, Pittsburg CA
2003   2003 Annual Benefit Auction, Center for Photography at Woodstock NY
I Am A Scientist, Greene County Arts Council Gallery, Catskill NY
Photography Now 2003, Center for Photography at Woodstock NY
2002   Paxton Gate Gallery, San Francisco, CA
FLAG: Interpreting an American Icon, Napa Valley Museum, Yountville CA
2001   Objects Considered: Modern and Postmodern Still Life, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek CA
Current Works 2001, Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City MS
2000   Photowork 2K, Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie NY
1997-'99   Faculty Shows, Rasmussen Art Gallery, Angwin CA
1997   Photowork '97, Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie NY
Illuminance '97, Lubbock Fine Arts Center, Lubbock TX

Bibliography

  Der Greif, Artist-feature, May 2017
Der Greif, Guest-Room, curated by Ann-Christin Bertrand, March 2016
Conveyor Magazine, The Time Travel issue, 2015
The Photo Review, 2015 Competition issue
PH Magazine, No. 48, 2014
Paper Journal, March 2014
artinfo, April 11, 2012
artinfo, March 23, 2012
bushwickbk, June 7, 2011
artcat.com, review, Susannah Edelbaum, June 8, 2009
Interview by AM Richard on Neighborhood Public Radio, 5/15/2008
Experience, March 9 2007, March 18 2005
Photography Quarterly #88, 2004
Photography Quarterly #86, 2003
Metroland, April 2003
Center for Photography online, Teresa Mulligan, curator's statement, 2003
Interview, St. Helena Star Dec 6, 2001
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Contact
james @ jareeder.com

“Untitled photographic objects” statement
I begin by taking photographs from magazines and books. I reassemble and rephotograph these found images as objects in a studio. Source material includes images of hands in gestures of labor and images of artifacts from the do-it-yourself history of photography, science, and technology popular in printed media in the last century through today. These images reference a ritual of the analogue at the point when labor and leisure begin to merge. I locate analog source material using keyword searches within digital networks, the studio acting as mediator between analog and digital. The paradoxical relationship between substitute and original is also at play, reinforced by built stands and other methods of display. The images are decontextualized in this staged studio setting and become open-ended, intersecting and looping back into the constant rush of visual information. My photographs construct a disjointed and disorienting mashup based around the acts of seeing and doing, around gaze, gesture, and the photograph.

“Paralandscape” statement
My photographs reconstruct sites where anticipation has accumulated as an artifact of future experience and discovery of place; they are records of the substitution of anticipation for experience. My photographs use my drawings as both starting point and object in the image, combined with found objects. These miniature staged landscapes are built within the context of natural and man made structures of overwhelming proportion, and scientific explanations for natural phenomena. My photographs reduce the colossal and long-enduring structures to fragile and transitory symbols that offer only glimpses. I'm using analog photography because anticipation is inherent in the silver nitrate process. The latent image that exists on the unprocessed film, and the wait in the darkroom for the image to appear are natural extensions into process of the theme of anticipation in my work. The monochrome palette furthers the idea of a glimpse into possibility by reduction to shapes and symbols, while simultaneously remarking on photography's history of truthful document.

Press
Der Greif Artist-feature, May 17, 2017
YET Magazine, editorial, March 2017
Open Doors Gallery Instagram feature, March 23-24, 2017
YET Magazine, editorial, March 2017
The Huffington Post March 6, 2017
Der Greif, Guest-Room, curated by Ann-Christin Bertrand, March 2016
float magazine 2016
fotofilmic '15 shortlist, March 6, 2015
Corinne &, July 23, 2014
Gallery Chronicle June 2014, The new Criterion
Norte Maar BOS2014 Studio Pick, May 24, 2014
fotofilmic '14 shortlist, April 24, 2014
Press release (pdf) for "The Mountain," Paris-scope at Mixed Greens, March 29 - June 2, 2012
The Kalm Report (video) on the Bushwick Biennial, June 2009