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Reception: Friday, November 2nd

DOCUMENT is pleased to present THE LAUGHTER, an exhibition of new works by Sara Greenberger Rafferty, the artist’s second solo show with the gallery.

Using images pulled from from archival, stock, and dis­carded commercial film, primarily purchased via eBay, Rafferty’s works in plastic and silver gelatin prints present both colorful and achromatic versions of images which invoke the senses: hands, eyes, lips. These include scans of positive film, specifically slides, representing photographic exercises by teachers and students alike. While the imagery is quite historical, the evocations are quite contemporary. As Johanna Fateman recently noted in The New Yorker, Rafferty’s works [give] “random cultural artifacts the heft of major archeological finds.”

Sara Greenberger Rafferty has exhibited widely since 2001, including solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York; The Kitchen, New York; Eli Marsh Gallery at Amherst College, Massachusetts; Fine Arts Center Gallery at University of Arkansas; and a commissioned sculpture for the Public Art Fund. Gloves Off, the first traveling survey of her work with accompanying fully illustrated catalogue published by SUNY Press, completed a three-venue tour last year.

The artist was included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial and the 2014 Hammer Biennial in addition to group shows at the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Oregon; Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, California; and The Jewish Museum, New York, among many others. Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Rafferty is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Photography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Erin Jane Nelson

Erin Jane Nelson (b. 1989, Neenah, WI; lives and works in Atlanta, GA) has had solo shows at Document Gallery, Chicago (2015, 2017) and Hester, New York (2015) and was included in ATLBNL: The Atlanta Biennial at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center (2016) among numerous group exhibitions at Downs & Ross, New York (2017), Honor Fraser, Los Angeles (2016), Galerie Division, Montreal (2016), and Ellis King, Dublin (2015). Her work is currently included in group exhibitions at The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich and will be in a forthcoming solo exhibition at Atlanta Contemporary Art Center in 2019. She is co-director at Species, an artist-run gallery in Atlanta, and a curatorial assistant at the High Museum of Art in both the Photography and Folk art departments.

Erin Jane Nelson, Chauvin Garden, 2018, Resin, pigment, shells, and pigment prints on glazed earthenware, 18 1/2h x 15 3/4w x 2d in

Erin Jane Nelson, Ebos Landing, 2018, Resin, shells, and pigment prints on glazed earthenware, 11 1/2h x 13 1/2w x 1 3/4d in

Erin Jane Nelson, Fort Frederica, 2017, Resin, shells, enamel pin, pigment, and pigment print on glazed earthenware, 18h x 13 1/2w x 2 3/4d in

Erin Jane Nelson, Frenier, 2017, Resin, pine cone, glass, and pigment print on glazed earthenware, 10 3/4h x 11 3/4w x 3d in

Erin Jane Nelson, Isle de Jean Charles, 2018, Resin, pigment, and pigment prints on glazed earthenware, 17h x 12w x 3 1/2d in

Erin Jane Nelson, Jekyll, 2017, Resin, pigment, and pigment print on glazed earthenware, 21h x 15w x 3 1/4d in

Erin Jane Nelson, Kill Devil Hills, 2018, Resin, sea star, and pigment prints on glazed earthenware, 15 1/2h x 11w x 2 3/4d in

Erin Jane Nelson, Manchac, 2018, Resin, pigment, and pigment prints on glazed earthenware, 13 3/4h x 15 3/4w x 2d in

Erin Jane Nelson, Ocracoke, 2017, Resin, pigment, sand, and pigment print on glazed earthenware, 17h x 14 1/2w x 2 1/2d in

Erin Jane Nelson, Whispering River, 2017, Resin, feather, and pigment prints on glazed, earthenware, 18h x 12 1/2w x 1 1/2d in

Barnumbiir thru the Wavelight, 2017, Pigment print on Jacquard Cotton, ink, and various fabrics, 46h x 44w in

Her Deepness Freyja, 2017 Pigment print on Jacquard Organza and Cotton, various fabrics, moss, cellophane, aluminum, and styrofoam amaranth, 50h x 58w in

Epona Jane, 2017, Pigment print on Jacquard Organza and Cotton, ink, and various fabrics, 64h x 38w in

SeaPersephone, 2017 Pigment print on Jacquard Organza and Cotton, various fabrics, aluminum, plastic wheat, and styrofoam amaranth, 65h x 55w in

Monsieur Xolotl, 2017, Pigment print on Jacquard Cotton, silk flowers, and various fabrics, 35h x 35w in

Jizo Feeler, 2017, Pigment print on Jacquard Organza and Cotton, various fabrics, aluminum, debris, and styrofoam amaranth, 88h x 75w in

Psychopompopolis (w/Jason Benson), 2017, Woven LED chandelier, digital audio, polyester rug, pigment on cotton, recycled foam and polyester batting

Raccoona Charon, 2017, Pigment print on Jacquard Organza and Cotton, 115h x 240w in

Stop Pollution, Eat Garbage, Inkjet on cotton, plastic, embroidered patch, grommets, Sudafed, cotton batting, and silk ribbon, 50 x 29 in, 2015

Monk Behind Bars, Inkjet on cotton, cotton, embroidered patches, wool batting, silk ribbon, garden lining fabric, grommets, 70 x 60 in, 2015

Poto ElleBelle, Silver Gelatin Print in Artist Frame, 20 x 16 in, 2014

Poto Lovevol, Silver Gelatin Print in Artist Frame, 20 x 16 in, 2014

Poto Glosh, Silver Gelatin Print in Artist Frame, 20 x 16 in, 2014

Contemporary Art Daily

NADA Miami 2018

December 11, 2018

NADA Miami 2018, Paul Mpagi Sepuya at Document. Courtesy of the artist and Document, Chicago.

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Aron Gent
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Sibylle Friche
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DOCUMENT is a commercial gallery located in Chicago that specializes in contemporary photography, film and media based art. The gallery has organized more than 40 solo exhibitions since its opening in 2011 and actively promotes the work of emerging national and international artists. Operating conjointly as a professional printmaking studio, DOCUMENT facilitates the production of works by artists from Chicago and the US. At this time we do not accept unsolicited submissions.