Better known perhaps for her photographs of celebrities (including from more than a hundred taken: Clint Eastwood, Glenn Close, Jay Leno, Will Smith, Drew Barrymore and Arnold Schwarzenegger) Jill Greenberg is showing in the Main Gallery large-format works from two other career-pivotal series on animals. Her Monkey Portraits present primates,classically posed and with gestures and facial expressions arrestingly similar to humans. The Ursine series features studio portraits of black, grizzly and polar bears that again sport a variety of human-like postures and facial expressions.
Greenberg was born in Canada but grew up in Detroit. She earned a BFA degree in photography from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. After pursuing her professional livelihood 12 years in New York City, she moved to Los Angeles where she lives still and maintains a studio. The exhibition is organized in cooperation with Denver’s Michele Mosko Fine Art.
Join Brian Clamp of CLAMPART, New York City and Michele Mosko of Michele Mosko Fine Art, Denver for a tour and discussion of Jill Greenberg's artworks
Wednesday, July 22, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., 2009