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Aperture In Person

Matthew Pillsbury: Talk and Book Signing

Wednesday, March 12

6:30 pm

Aperture Gallery and Bookstore 547 West 27th Street New York, NY

$5 DONATION

This event is free for students with ID and Aperture Members at the $50 level and above.

Join Matthew Pillsbury for a walk-through of his exhibition City Stages, followed by a signing of his monograph of the same name. Over the past decade, Pillsbury has built several extensive bodies of work—Screen Lives, Time Frame, and City Stages—that deal with different facets of contemporary metropolitan life and the passage of time. Working with black-and-white 8-by-10 film and long exposures, Pillsbury captures a range of psychologically charged experiences in the urban environment, from isolation—tuned into the omnipresent screens of our tablets, laptops, televisions, and phones—to crowded museums, parades, cathedrals, and even protests. The City Stages monograph and exhibition gather selections from all three bodies of work for the first time, spanning ten years of the artist’s output.

Matthew Pillsbury (born in Neuilly, France, 1973) received his BA in fine art from Yale University in 1995 and an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 2004. His work has been exhibited internationally and is widely held in private and museum collections, including the Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Museum of Modern Art, and Guggenheim Museum, all in New York; Musée du Louvre, Paris; and Tate Modern, London. In 2007, Pillsbury won the prestigious Prix HSBC pour la Photographie. His work is represented by Bonni Benrubi, New York; Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta; and Douglas Udell Gallery, Vancouver.

Image: Matthew Pillsbury, Sitting on the High Line, New York, Thursday, November 10, 2011 © Matthew Pillsbury, Courtesy Bonni Benrubi Gallery

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and the board and members of Aperture Foundation.

Matthew Pillsbury: Talk and Book Signing