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Issue No. 16 - Chaos

Reinier Gerritsen: The Last Book at Julie Saul Gallery

Image above:  Reinier Gerritsen, Hundred Years of Solitude, 2013, pigment print, 40 1/2 x x 70 3/4", edition of 5 , © Reinier Gerritsen, Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York

The Julie Saul Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition with Dutch photographer Reinier Gerritsen in conjunction with the new Aperture publication The Last Book. For almost a decade Gerritsen has been working in the New York City subways.

Gerritsen_La Vie Est BreveReinier Gerritsen, 2012, La Vie Est Breve, pigment print, 23 3/4 x 41 1/2", edition of 5. © Reinier Gerritsen, Courtesy of Julia Saul Gallery, New York.

Gerritsen_BluebeardReinier Gerritsen, 2012Bluebeardpigment print, 23 3/4 x 41 1/2", edition of 5. © Reinier Gerritsen, Courtesy of Julia Saul Gallery, New York.

Here Reinier Gerritsen explores the act of reading as it occurs in public spaces the cramped and jostled environment of a subway car. It began as a series of modest observations and transformed into a collection of vivid documentary portraits, set against a visual landscape of best sellers, classics, romance novels, detective thrillers an every kind of printed book, as diverse as the readers. Conceived as an elegy to the end of bound books, in a positive twist it has now become evident that people are moving away from electronic reading devices and that the printed book is alive and well!

Julie Saul - gallery owner-cc

Gerritsen_The Barracks ThiefReinier Gerritsen, The Barracks Thief, pigment print, 2012, 23 3/4 x 41 1/2", edition of 5, © Reinier Gerritsen, Courtesy of Julia Saul Gallery, New York.

Gerritsen_The White AlbumReinier Gerritsen, 2013The White Album, pigment print, 23 3/4 x 41 1/2", edition of 5, © Reinier Gerritsen, Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York.

Gerritsen_The MoviegoerReinier Gerritsen, 2012, The Moviegoer, pigment print, 23 3/4 x 41 1/2", edition of 5. © Reinier Gerritsen, Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery, New York.

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