Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland 1861 - 2008
"…the first major exhibition to use visual art as a lens to explore the lure that Coney Island exerted on American culture over a period of 150 years. An extraordinary array of artists viewed Coney Island as a microcosm of the American experience, from its beginnings as a watering hole for the wealthy, through its transformation into an entertainment mecca for the masses, to the closing of Astroland Amusement Park following decades of urban decline."
LISA KERESZI AT THE WADSWORTH ATHENEUM MUSEUM OF ART, HARTFORD
Work by Lisa Kereszi is included in the show Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 on view now at the Wadsworth Museum of Art in Hartford Connecticut through May 31st, 2015. This multimedia show chronicles the rise and fall of the "World's Greatest Playground" located on the shores of Brooklyn, New York. Kereszi's color photographs from the early 2000s document the final stages of the park's decay through her focused attention to often overlooked details. Read more.
LISA KERESZI EXHIBITION AT DREW UNIVERSITY
Lisa Kereszi's exhibition, Joe's Junk Yard & Other American Dreams, curated by Rebecca Soderhold, is on display through October 11 at Drew University's Korn Gallery.
LISA KERESZI UPCOMING EXHIBITION AT YANCEY RICHARDSON GALLERY
Lisa Kereszi's solo exhibition, The Party's Over, will open at Yancey Richardson Gallery on May 24, 2012. Her work is currently on display in Beyond Words: Photography in the New Yorker, at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, China from April 15 – June 10, 2012. Additionally, Kereszi's 4th book, Joe's Junk Yard, will be published by Damiani this Fall, and distributed by DAP. A solo exhibit, Joe's Junk Yard, will be on display at Metronom in Modena, Italy from September 14-16 as part of the Festival Filosofia.
GALLERY ARTISTS EXHIBITING AT DAVIDSON COLLEGE IN NORTH CAROLINA
Gallery artists Mitch Epstein, David Hilliard, Lisa Kereszi, Andrew Moore, Alex Prager, and Victoria Sambunaris are all included in People Power Places: Reframing the American Landscape, a group exhibition at Davidson College, North Carolina, on view through March 6, 2011.
LISA KERESZI SOLO SHOW AT HAGEDORN FOUNDATION GALLERY IN ATLANTA, GA
Allure, Lisa Kereszi's solo show at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery opens September 30th. The artist will be present the evening of the opening for a gallery talk.
Kereszi is also participating in Group Shows at Biblioteca Civica d'Arte Luigi Poletti during September, at Showtime Show House (Cassa, Gramercy Park, NYC) through October 22nd, at Gallery Out of Place (4-14-2 3F Minamiazabu Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan) through October, and at Pool Gallery in Berlin from Nov. 19- Jan. 15, 2011.
Lisa Kereszi's monograph Fun and Games will be released in September 2009 by Nazraeli Press. Titled after the name of a Jersey Shore arcade and the Ancient Roman wrestling phrase, "It's all fun and games, until someone loses an eye," the book documents the artist's self-described obsession with what is hidden behind the facades of strip clubs, haunted houses and nightclubs and other places of fantasy and entertainment.
GALLERY ARTISTS NOMINATED FOR BAUM AWARD
Victoria Sambunaris and Christian Patterson have been nominated for the 2009 Baum Award for Emerging American Photographer. Lisa Kereszi was the 2005 recipient.