Justine Kurland, “After Darius Kinsey”, 2010
Kurland’s solo exhibition He sleeps where he falls opens at Saturday April 2 at galerie frank elbaz, Paris. It runs until May 4th.
“In this series, photographed during a nine-month road trip, living in a van with her 6-year-old son, Justine Kurland focuses on nomadic subcultures: train-hoppers, hitchhikers, wilderness squatters, wayfarers, and drifters. Her work draws upon the nineteenth-century landscape tradition of depicting a perfect place. The photographs are narratives gleaned from America’s dream of itself: a collective identity based on firm faith in the inalienable right to freedom. These images are portals into the not quite real yet not quite fictional realm of the American frontier.”