Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Polaroids: photographs by Amanda Marsalis

For Immediate Release: January 11, 2011

Sky High Gallery presents:
photographs by Amanda Marsalis
January 21- February 27, 2011

Join us for the opening reception, Gallery Night 7-10pm
Curated by Faythe Levine

Sky High Gallery is pleased to present work by Los Angeles based photographer Amanda Marsalis. Her incredible booming career as a photographer would make most envious of her travel schedule that regularly takes her to all ends of the world on a regular basis. Just last year she counted 56 flights, more than one a week. This show will feature her personal work all shot on Polaroids 600 film that is no longer being made. Marsalis comments often about her stash of dead stock quickly getting very small. The Polaroid’s are then drum scanned and made into archival pigment prints. The photographs in her exhibit will range in size from 11" x 11" to 30" x 30". Polaroids exhibit will be an intimate look inside successful woman’s world.

When I asked Amanda to send me information for the show she sent me a list about herself similar to Polaroid snapshots.

I was born in San Francisco 1978
My mom was a flight attendant and my father a pilot
I started taking photos in high school
Punk shows in my mothers basement
I went to California College of Arts and Crafts and graduated in 2001
I studied photography
I travel constantly and have since I was in high school
I live in Los Angeles now.

In addition to the prints Sky High Gallery will have copies of “Lost At Sea” on hand throughout the exhibit for $15.

"Amanda Marsalis's Lost at Sea (self-published), a handsomely designed sequence of Polaroid images, would not suffer by comparison to Philip-Lorca diCorcia's Thousand; its landscapes and still lifes are evidence of a similarly alert sensitivity to color, light, and the evanescent sublime."

A selection of Amanda's editorial clients include:
Dwell, The Fader, Food & Wine, Fortune, Glamour, Gourmet, GQ, Interview, Marie Claire, Mother Jones, Newsweek, New York Times Magazine, People, Teen Vogue, Time, Time Out New York, Vice, Vogue, W and Wired.

A selection of Amanda's advertising clients include:
Adidias, American Express, Apple, Converse, Element Skateboards, Keen Footwear, Micorsoft, Nike, Persol, Saturn, Sony, Timberland, Urban Outfitters, Visa and Wolfgang Puck.

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