Eva O'Leary, «Concealer»
A New Gaze 2017: Vontobel Contemporary Photography Prize, Gotthardstrasse 43, Zurich
Yale MFA Thesis Show (May 13th- May 24, 2016)
Danziger Gallery, NYC
June 17-29, 2016
Treading Water, TGIF Gallery, Brooklyn NY
20/20 Vision, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich
l'Atelier Néerlandais, Paris
On 4 September 2014 the exhibition Foam Talent 2014 opens at l'Atelier Néerlandais in Paris. Foam Talent 2014 brings together 21 innovative image makers under the age of 35. With their portfolios they all tell their different and personal stories. From dark, melancholic series to positive, very personal projects and constructed works focusing on the process, to seemingly timeless photographs. Within this exhibition Foam presents its views on the current state of photography and creates a platform that introduces emerging talents in the international world of photography. The exhibition takes place until 23 November 2014.The Foam Magazine Talent Issue will be officially launched at the opening on 4 September.
'Devils Den was a project that came out of our current experience of life in the mythmaking/marketing hub of New York City, and our awareness of having grown up in a context of rampant consumerism and growing political unrest. The reenactment reflects themes in the civil war that continue to play out in today's politics. Though this work is inspired in part by the aesthetics of advertising, it is anti-propaganda at its core. We are not trying to sell some sort of nationalist pride. We are just presenting what we saw, through a framework that interests us.'
From Anti-Propaganda & the Aesthetics of Advertising, an essay on Eva and Harry by Lorenzo Durantini.
About the artists
Eva O'Leary (b. 1989, United States) and Harry Griffin (b. 1986, United States) are solo artists who also work in collaboration, and are based in New York. They both gained a BFA in Photography from California College of the Arts. Their work has appeared on various websites and in various publications, including Mossless, Novembre, MATTE Magazine, Wired, DIS Magazine, Esquire Russia and Self Publish Be Happy. They have exhibited in numerous solo and group shows both within the USA and abroad, including the Serpentine Gallery, London, and Signal Gallery, New York.
Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam
Devil's Den will be shown as a part of the main program at the 2015 Athens Photo Festival.
October 19, 2013
I have several images in the 89+ Marathon at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London.
The work will also appear in Self Publish Be Happy's 89+ Zine which will be shown as part of the Marathon.
Mossless in America is a column featuring interviews with documentary photographers. The series is produced in partnership with Mossless magazine, an experimental photography publication run by Romke Hoogwaerts and Grace Leigh. Romke started Mossless in 2009, as a blog in which he interviewed a different photographer every two days; since 2012the magazine has produced two print issues, each dealing with a different type of photography. Mossless was featured prominently in the landmark 2012 exhibition Millennium Magazine at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; it is supported by Printed Matter, Inc. Its third issue, a major photographic volume on American documentary photography from the last ten years, titled The United States (2003-2013), will be published this spring.
'Alongside Harry Griffin, Eva O’Leary is one half of photographic duo Two States, whose war enactment project Devils Den had us stunned and delighted back in December. As we’ve just discovered though, Eva has some brilliant work of her own, too. Her portfolio is full of images which, through her lens, seem ever so slightly more extraordinary. From a man in a dressing gown and wellies sipping nonchalantly from a red mug as though the deep, mysterious blue forest he’s standing in is perfectly normal, to a pair of outstretched arms hugging the wall space between two windows; everything looks just a little bit surreal. Her photographs have an intense depth to them that’s not often found in portraiture, and frankly, we can’t stop staring.'
Dan Graham & Richard Wentworth for Katie Holten at BOSI Contempory
Katie Holten will be taking a walk with a different artist and thinker everyday for the duration of her show, up until May 31 at BOSI Contemporary. I have documented several of her walks, the first with Dan Graham and another with Richard Wentworth.
Above: Dan Graham
Don/Dean: Make up a question and answer it:
EO: Favorite piece of advice?
Everything in moderation, especially moderation.
I have a print in the Daniel Cooney Emerging Photographer Auction