Taj Forer: Stone by Stone
Curated by Jonathan Brown
6 April – 19 May 2012
LEADAPRON is pleased to present Taj Forer: Stone by Stone, an installation of photographs and objects. Forer’s masterful and poetic exploration of the materials that make our world is more than an ode, but a cry of the wild to add to the folklore of where we are today as a species. Reconnecting us with the magic of our past and a premonition of our abuse of power, Forer’s synesthetic approach to storytelling lures us back, beyond the gloss and gimmickry of the artifact of culture to regions of our pre-verbal brain and yet fast forwards us to the present reminding us of our duty and responsibility to mother earth.
Taj Forer is a photographic artist, publisher and educator. He received his MFA in Photography from UNC-Chapel Hill (where he is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Art) and his BA from Sarah Lawrence College. He is a Cofounder of Daylight, the celebrated international photography publisher. Forer is the author of two books of his own photography, Stone by Stone (Kehrer Verlag, 2011, Heidelberg, Germany) and Threefold Sun (Charta Editions, 2007, Milano, Italy). His photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries, around the world, with notable solo shows at Yossi Milo (New York, NY) and SENDA (Barcelona, Spain). His work can be found in private and public collections throughout the United States and Europe including those of The J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles, CA), The North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC), The Sir Elton John Collection (London, UK), The Mint Museum of Art (Charlotte, NC) and The Taubman Museum of Art (Roanoke, VA).