Opening Thursday, December 12th at Yossi Milo Gallery, New York is an exhibition of hand-altered photographs by British artist Julie Cockburn entitled “Slight Exposure”. Julie Cockburn transforms second-hand objects and vintage photographs into meticulously constructed, psychologically charged artworks, by using a mix of embroidery and collage techniques. Cockburn scours garage sales and the internet for high school yearbook portraits, Hollywood headshots, family mementos and landscapes. The artist then methodically “embellishes, manipulates, tortures and caresses” the surface of the found photograph, adding her visual authorship to the object. Trained as a sculptor, Cockburn approaches the photograph as if working with a three- dimensional surface. The artist embroiders the print with brightly colored thread to emphasize a landscape or to mask portions of a subject’s face.
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 12th 2013. 6-8pm.