11.20.2009

CHRIS VERENE: Family / Twin Palms Publishers

The Same Day They Signed The Divorce Papers, A Tornado Hit The House

My Twin Cousin's Husband's Brother's Cousin's Cousins
Photograph (c) Chris Verene /All Rights Reserved


The Pregnancy Test
Photograph (c) Chris Verene /All Rights Reserved

CHRIS VERENE follows the lives of his family and friends in his new monograph FAMILY, published by Twin Palms. “Verene walks right into the lives of his folks, showing you how they are, without any embarrassment on either side. Their togetherness is taken for granted so openly that the viewer feels at each moment like one of them, a member of the clan. Verene’s color [is] tender, warm and sensual, though stops well short of being glamorous . . . flooding them all with a strange, sweet romance. These pictures convey his bittersweet fondness for a smaller world in which he grew up but no longer shares, but which has lessons to teach him about the inroads of aging, disability and other difficulties. People do what they can to help each other and themselves, all from ‘leaking boats.’ Meanwhile, the dark room and the night bring tidings of their isolation. Many viewers are familiar with visits back home in this mood, which Verene renders luminous and fatal.”–Max Kozloff, The Theater of the Face: Portrait Photography Since 1900


Verene first received recognition in 2000 appearing in The Whitney Biennial and the publication of CHRIS VERENE by Twin Palms Publications with concurrent exhibits at The Pat Hearn Gallery, Colin DeLand American Fine Arts Co., and The Paul Morris Gallery. Verene’s work is in the collection of The Whitney Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Jewish Museum,, The Walker Art Center, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, among others. In 2001, Verene was the recipient of the first Pollock/Krasner award given for photography. His work has been featured in ARTFORUM, Art In America, ArtNews, The New York Times, The Village Voice, Vanity Fair, Harper’s, Vogue, and The New Yorker, among others.

FAMILY Twin Palms Publishers

9 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The photographs are stunning. The second one is also funny.

Caio Fernandes said...

the 3 have so much beauty and action !

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» loves the captions in the first two photos!

Natasha said...

Many thanks for coming to visit my little blog and signing up to follow. I am so glad to "meet" you and I have really enjoyed exploring your eclectic collection of incredible photographs. The Arnason pictures of the "water babies" in particular are so amazing. Your blog has really got me thinking about taking some classes in photography...
Best wishes, Natasha.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Elizabeth:)

Greetings:)

All the three photos are are lovely.

I particularly liked the first and third photo.

The first one is a picture of joy, happiness, life in full swing. A treasured moment captured for posterity. I can hear the joyous shouts of the children and the parents screaming in glee. A marvelous photo indeed. I used carry my eldest son piggy back and move around my house on all fours and he used to scream with delight. And it gave me immense pleasure doing that.

The third photo is charming. The children have a divine spark in them. Those two children look enchanting, beautiful and in a magical world of their own.

Have a wonderful Sunday Elizabeth:)
Joseph

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Elizabeth:)

Many many thanks for appreciating my blog. I will be thrilled to read your free and frank comments which of course I will reciprocate. After all when we write freely we learn from each other. There is so much to learn and therefore I greatly value your comments. Your comments need not necessarily conform to my thoughts.

I earnestly look forward to your words of encouragement and support.

Wish you a bright and beautiful day:)
Joseph

Welcome Home said...

Wow Chris Verene is inspirational. His shots are beautiful even in a time when it might not be. Great find and thanks for sharing xxx

J & L said...

Love "My Twin Cousin's Husband's Brother's Cousin's Cousins"

Susan Worsham said...

He is one of my favorite photographers
Great post.