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Andrea Modica Photographer Par Excellence

May 1, 2009 — Photography professor and Guggenheim Fellow Andrea Modica will premiere her 11"X14" platinum/palladium studies of nudes along with selections from her Fountain, Colorado series in a solo exhibition at the Leonard Pearlstein Gallery. Andrea will discuss her work in a gallery forum on Thursday, May 14th at 5 PM followed by a reception from 6 PM-8 PM. The exhibition runs May 4th - June 5th.

Andrea moved to Colorado in the late 1990's following her interest in the unique professional and personal lives of family who worked in an unusual business, a slaughterhouse. For nine years, she documented the children of the Baker family and her work produced a sensitive collection of photographs that depict the intimacy of their lives. To create and develop her nude photographs, Andrea used an enormous 11"X14" camera, which produces large negatives which are printed using a traditional hand-coated 19th century photography process.

Andrea's photographs have been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe and are in permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian Institute, the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, among others. Her work is shown regularly at the Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York, which has generously loaned the Pearlstein Gallery photographs from her Fountain, Colorado series for this show.

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