Sunday, December 2, 2007

A Field Guide to the North American Family: The Exhibition

Gallery Bar
120 Orchard Street
New York, New York

Opening reception: Thursday, December 6, 7pm - 12am
On view: December 6, 2007 - January 2, 2008
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday, 1- 6pm

Press Release
: Humble Arts Foundation and Mark Batty Publisher announce "A Field Guide to the North American Family: The Exhibition." An opening reception will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at Gallery Bar on Manhattan's Lower East Side, and the show will run through Wednesday, January 2, 2008; this pin-up series features the work of the artists included in Garth Risk Hallberg's A Field Guide to the North American Family.

In sixty-three entries and an accompanying website ( Hallberg's novella offers a collaborative portrait of two fictional specimens and the environments they inhabit. Both established and up-and-coming photographers contributed to this edition's lavish illustrations via the website, an ongoing, networked internet community. Part fiction, part reference work, part photo-essay, the book and the exhibition invite viewers to consider the contemporary state of the American Family.

Keeping with the collaborative, multi-media nature of the book, Mark Batty Publisher is proud to partner with Humble Arts Foundation, a not-for-profit that seeks to advance the careers of emerging fine artists by providing grants and exhibitions opportunities. Together, with the help of all the participating photographers, the Field Guide Exhibition showcases some of the freshest and most focussed photographers working today, including Amy Elkins, Jonathon Gitelson, Jason Lazarus, Matt Nighswander, Tema Stauffer, Alana Celii, Alexi Pike, Ben Huff, Brandon Sorg, Brian Sorg, Catherine Gass, Chris Eichler, Christopher Saylers, Christy Karpinski, Collen Plumb, Consider Vosu, Elizabeth Fleming, Grant Willing, Hans Gindlesberger, Jason Curtis, Jason Falchook, Jennifer Greenberg, Jessica Greenburg, Jessica Bruah, JJ Sulin, John Putnam, Kara Canal, Kevin Sisemore, Liz Kuball, Matthew Schenning, Maury Gortemiller, Michael Kwiecinski, Nicholas Meyer, Rebecca Blume Rothman, Sandy Carson, Shane Lavalette, Shawn Records, Stacy Arezou Mehrfar and Timothy Briner.

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