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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.

Julien Creuzet

Born in 1986, Julien Creuzet is a French-Caribbean artist who lives and works in Paris. A visual artist and poet, he actively intertwines these two practices via amalgams of sculpture, installation and textual intervention that frequently address his own diasporic experience. Inspired by the poetic and philosophical reflections of Aimé Césaire and Édouard Glissant on creolization and migration, Creuzet’s work focuses on the troubled intersection of the history of Martinique and the events of European modernity. Creuzet has recently had solo exhibitions at the Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain Basse Normandie in Caen (2015), the Juvisy-sur-Orge Contemporary Art Centre, Galerie Doyang Lee in Paris (2013), and the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation in Turin (2012). Recently, he participated in Festival Hors Piste at the Centre Pompidou (2017) and, in 2016, the 12ème Biennale de l’Art Contemporain Africain de Dakar, Sénégal, the second Kampala Art Biennale, Uganda, and the 30th International Artists Studio Program Exhibition at Fonds Régionaux d’Art Contemporain Pays de la Loire. He is currently participating in the 14th Lyon Biennial, and will have a solo show at Sketch Gallery in Bogotá in November 2017.

Julien Creuzet, The count of Omer, bird. Follow the spots, body is the rain. The soul, in chest, thunderbird, thunderbird. God-anger, 2018, Cable, rope, bronze, metal, glass, water, pigment, fork, seashell, 78 20/27 x 19 37/54 x 19 37/54 in

Julien Creuzet, Emotion, hurricane, you are so different emotion that attracts me, I saw your soul in full storm, 2018, Fabrics, cable, plastic, glass, metal, 27 9/16 x 90 1/2 x 15 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, Weaving, we caressed ourselves too much twisted in our telepathies, entangled, 2018, Fabrics, cable, plastic, metal, water, 74 13/16 x 90 1/2 x 3 7/8 in

Julien Creuzet, We would not have touched Greens, dizziness at full speed, Your heart my beat, Drum on my tight skin, The lake is not the sea, Escape, flight. to run away (...), 2017, Cable, plastic and lilly, 82 x 40 x 1 in

Julien Creuzet, I must go, Leave everything around, Out of my skin, I have to leave my eyes, My body barks, Green steam, Strange scent, Flower yellow, purple, I lost my keys, My head in the puddle, I drank the liquid liquor from the morning dew. I lost my I Outside of me, of us (...), 2017, Cable and plastic, 75 x 36 x 1 in

Julien Creuzet, the color is colorless, runs over my eyes. I want to drink endlessly, drunkenness, distress, to see no more, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, I want to see the infinite blur, the pearl acid on the face, tear of rain, tear of us, flaming green, great fog, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, Compass, heart, cloudy, fern Moist, heat, beat, wind, kisses, 2018, Engraving on laminated plywood, 76 3/4 x 76 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, Swirl, oil skin, coil, eco, 2018, Engraving on laminated plywood, 19 11/16 x 19 11/16 in

Julien Creuzet, Twirl, tongue, whirl, ego, 2018, Engraving on laminated plywood, 19 11/16 x 19 11/16 in

Julien Creuzet, cut me out, tear me out, out of me, veiling, I am the density, the fertilizer of wealth. Leave me, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, I am bouquet on the ground, artificial, I am specter, dead desiccated. bell, sound me, see differently, farther from the false blur, burn, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, Silent plant, I'm a dead leaf, a red-mouthed flower, you feel my petals lips, nervous vein, it's a pile of colors, green tube, monkey bridge, see you my signs, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, peel, year, nothing else, 2017, Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2 x 32 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, gasoline, fires of god wandering, line of Peru, 2017, Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2 x 32 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, I cried to change Skin reversed, Rumpled, I vomited, Purplish petals I have the green blues, Wild plant, Plant wise image of nightmare. It is the calm storm, A bubbling before yelling, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, gasoline, fires of god wandering, line of Peru, 2017 Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2 x 32 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, Jungle, jungle, big city, Drunkenness, my father’s rum, Drift, atlantic, Here I depress, I depict (...), 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, eldorado tobacco, roses, roméo, to offer you the tears of love, red or green, whatever, I am bouquet on the ground, artificial, I am specter, dead desiccated, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, To hide, in a lost hole, In the black south. I’m not from here, But I was there, near you, close to you. I caress each tree, Roots, my earthly wanderings. Roots, tuber, Touching my brothers, in the ground, Tears, morning dew, Tears, brandy (...), 2017 Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, crying like a baby city, plastic idea, 2017 Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2 x 32 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, upset, gloomy, wonderful, sunset of moon, 2017, Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2 x 32 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, Me algae of the depths, Scum of the lake, Venom saliva, I depict, Click, glass shards Dream acidulated, Crossed geography (...), 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, dismal, life file, crystal, get lost at a glance, 2017, Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2 x 32 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, Each window, Mirror of abandonment. Depression, Green plant, Liana, stem, vertigo, Antigua, me iguana (...), 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, Smoked of hope, Tea from elsewhere, I have ruminated, bad grass (...), 2017, Rubbing on paper 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, tangy crisis, help me, orange memory, 2017, Archival pigment print face mounted to acrylic with custom engraving, 46 1/2 x 32 3/4 in

Julien Creuzet, bell, sound me, see differently, farther from the false blur, burn, I have been under your acid rain, near the sea, you see the blue that eats me, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, I have been under your acid rain, near the sea, you see the blue that eats me. bushy enemy, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, Warm waters, I spread, let go, soaked with tidal waves, diminished, fall on my knees in the dust, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, I told you a thousand times, I am a witch, a poison of hell. Spooler, tonight I'm sleeping with something other than dark, 2017, Rubbing on paper, 14 3/4 x 11 1/2 in

Julien Creuzet, Installation view, 2018

Julien Creuzet, Installation view, 2018

Julien Creuzet, Installation view, 2018

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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Director
Sibylle Friche
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Renata Cruz Lara Guerra
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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.