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ARTmonday: Lauren Semivan

I love these black and white photos by Lauren Semivan that mix girls and nature in collage-like compositions. Semivan earned her MFA at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. She is represented in NYC by Bonni Benrubi Gallery, where I bought my first photographs many years ago when I started collecting photography, and it was located in a little second floor space on a side street on the Upper East Side. (I just learned this minute in researching Semivan, that Bonni died last year; she was much too young.)

In her artist’s statement, Semivan says that her photography is informed by “the written word, painting, drawing, sculpture, and the raw material of human experience.” All images are made using an early 20th century 8×10″ view camera, and large format negatives are scanned and printed without digital manipulation.

lauren-semivan-july-1-2013

July 1, 2013

lauren-semivan-labyrinth-2010

Labyrinth, 2010

lauren-semivan-june-27-2013

June 27, 2013

lauren-semivan-clover-#2

Clover #2

lauren-semivan-ink-2013

Ink, 2013

lauren-semivan-low-tide-2012

Low Tide, 2012

lauren-semivan-may-2011

May, 2011

lauren-semivan-mirror-2010

Mirror, 2010

lauren-semivan-wind-#2-2012

Wind #2, 2012

lauren-semivan-branches-2011

Branches, 2011

lauren-semivan-echo-2013

Echo, 2013

lauren-semivan-landscape-with-alison-2009

Landscape with Alison, 2009

lauren-semivan-observatory-splash-1

Observatory

lauren-semivan-wishbones-2011

 Wishbones, 2011

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