Addison/Ripley Fine Art and the artist are pleased to invite you to join us for a private reception and project launch party introducing E. Brady Robinson: Art Desks, to be published by Daylight Books. Project fundraising includes the pre-purchase of the book, Art Desks for $50 (including shipping). Additionally, an initial offering of a 6 x 9 inch photograph of Bethany Hansen and Ann-Marie VanTassell, artists, Washington, DC plus Art Desks, for $200 (including shipping) will also be available. Work from the series, including Washington, DC will be available onNovember 9th at Addison/Ripley Fine Art in Georgetown for purchase, with partial proceeds going towards the Art Desks project.
Art Desks by E. Brady Robinson features photographs of the desks and working spaces of artists, curators, art dealers, critics and tastemakers throughout the East Coast. This project began in Washington, DC in 2011 and explores the idea of desk as portrait. In shooting this work, the artist came face to face with the complexities, literal and social, of navigating the art world. The images are insightful, often surprising and richly detailed, the project as a whole exhibits the “six degrees of separation” inherent to the art world, one shoot leading to another, often at the suggestion of her subject.
Art Desks will be published by Daylight Books. The 8″ x 10″ hard-bound book will feature 96 photographs of art desks from New York to Miami. This is Robinson’s first book published with Daylight Books. A solo exhibition of this work will be featured at Addison/Ripley during FotoWeekDC 2014 and at SNAP! Orlando next fall.
About DaylightDaylight is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing art and photography books. By exploring the documentary mode along with the more conceptual concerns of fine-art, Daylight’s uniquely collectible publications work to revitalize the relationship between art, photography and the world-at-large.
Featured in The Washington CityPaper, Art Desks blog byLouis Jacobson, November 5th.