past exhibition

Jeri Eisenberg

 

JERI EISENBERG
Bokeh

April 11 - May 19, 2008

 

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"Bokeh", the title of the exhibition of ethereal landscape photographs by Jeri Eisenberg at Galerie BMG in Woodstock, NY, is a Japanese term for the "subjective, aesthetic quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image". It aptly describes the artist's fragmented images of trees, diffused and softened with a purposefully oversized pinhole or defocused lens, then printed onto Japanese rice paper and finished with a subtle coating of wax.

This large-scale new work is the latest installment in her body of work she calls "A Sojourn in Seasons: Sketching with Light Among Trees", this time primarily focused on the tree foliage we eagerly anticipate seeing in the upcoming spring and summer seasons.

The images are firmly grounded in the natural world, a particular place, a particular season, a particular time. But by obscuring detail, only the strongest brush strokes emerge: the images become sketches with light, literally and figuratively. They tend to float between there and not there, to dissolve into abstraction and reconfigure themselves back into recognizable form.

Jeri Eisenberg is a working and teaching photographer, living in the upper Hudson River Valley. Formerly an attorney, she recently completed her MFA degree at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. She has exhibited widely over the past ten years and has been the recipient of numerous grants, awards and residency opportunities.

Images are archival pigment ink on kozo paper infused with encaustic medium in editions of 12. Sizes are diptychs 36" x 22.5", tripychs 36" x 34" and quadtychs 36" x 45.5".

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