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ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

               

   

JO  ANN  CALLIS    

H  O  N  E  Y       07  June  -­‐  02  August  2014            

                                       

For  more  information  please  contact  Hannah  Sloan  hannah@rosegallery.net  

   

     

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

                           

EARLY  COLOR     Early   Color   is   a   portfolio   of   22   Archival   Pigment   Prints   at   16   x   20   inches.   The   portfolio   was   produced   in   2013   under   the   direct   supervision   of   the   artist   in   a   limited   edition   of   10   with   2   APs.   2  numbered  prints  from  the  edition  of  ten  are  available  for  sale  individually.         A  pdf  of  the  entire  portfolio  is  available  upon  request.      


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

         

  Untitled  1976-­‐1977   16  x  20  inch  Archival  Pigment  Print   From  a  limited  edition  of  10  with  2  Aps   Printed  under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  artist  in  2013   Signed,  numbered  and  dated  in  pencil  by  the  artist  on  verso   $7,950.  framed                        

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

         

  Untitled  1976-­‐1977   16  x  20  inch  Archival  Pigment  Print   From  a  limited  edition  of  10  with  2  Aps   Printed  under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  artist  in  2013   Signed,  numbered  and  dated  in  pencil  by  the  artist  on  verso   $7,950.  framed                      

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

     

  Untitled  1976-­‐1977   16  x  20  inch  Archival  Pigment  Print   From  a  limited  edition  of  10  with  2  Aps   Printed  under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  artist  in  2013   Signed,  numbered  and  dated  in  pencil  by  the  artist  on  verso   $7,950.  framed        

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

     

  Untitled  1976-­‐1977   16  x  20  inch  Archival  Pigment  Print   From  a  limited  edition  of  10  with  2  Aps   Printed  under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  artist  in  2013   Signed,  numbered  and  dated  in  pencil  by  the  artist  on  verso   $7,950.  framed        

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

     

  Untitled  1976-­‐1977   16  x  20  inch  Archival  Pigment  Print   From  a  limited  edition  of  10  with  2  Aps   Printed  under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  artist  in  2013   Signed,  numbered  and  dated  in  pencil  by  the  artist  on  verso   $7,950.  framed          

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

         

  Untitled  1976-­‐1977   16  x  20  inch  Archival  Pigment  Print   From  a  limited  edition  of  10  with  2  Aps   Printed  under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  artist  in  2013   Signed,  numbered  and  dated  in  pencil  by  the  artist  on  verso   $7,950.  framed                          

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

         

  Untitled  1976-­‐1977   16  x  20  inch  Archival  Pigment  Print   From  a  limited  edition  of  10  with  2  Aps   Printed  under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  artist  in  2013   Signed,  numbered  and  dated  in  pencil  by  the  artist  on  verso   $7,950.  framed                        

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

         

  Untitled  1976-­‐1977   16  x  20  inch  Archival  Pigment  Print   From  a  limited  edition  of  10  with  2  Aps   Printed  under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  artist  in  2013   Signed,  numbered  and  dated  in  pencil  by  the  artist  on  verso   $7,950.  framed                    

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

                             

EARLY  BLACK  AND  WHITE     Early  Black  and  White  is  a  portfolio  of  22  silver  gelatin  prints  at  11  x  14  inches.  The  portfolio  was   produced  in  2013  under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  artist  in  a  limited  edition  of  10  with  2  APs.   2  numbered  prints  from  the  edition  of  ten  are  available  for  sale  individually.       A  pdf  of  the  entire  portfolio  is  available  upon  request.                                                          

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

       

 

Untitled,  1975   11  x  14  inch  Silver  Gelatin  Print   From  a  limited  edition  of  10  with  2  Aps     Printed  under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  artist  in  2013   Signed,  numbered  and  dated  in  pencil  by  the  artist  on  verso   $3,650.  framed      

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

 

 

     

 

Untitled,  1975   11  x  14  inch  Silver  Gelatin  Print   From  a  limited  edition  of  10  with  2  Aps     Printed  under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  artist  in  2013   Signed,  numbered  and  dated  in  pencil  by  the  artist  on  verso   $3,650.  framed                                  

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

 

   

   

 

Untitled,  1976   11  x  14  inch  Silver  Gelatin  Print   From  a  limited  edition  of  10  with  2  Aps     Printed  under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  artist  in  2013   Signed,  numbered  and  dated  in  pencil  by  the  artist  on  verso   $3,650.  framed                            

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

 

 

     

 

Untitled,  1975   11  x  14  inch  Silver  Gelatin  Print   From  a  limited  edition  of  10  with  2  Aps     Printed  under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  artist  in  2013   Signed,  numbered  and  dated  in  pencil  by  the  artist  on  verso   $3,650.  framed          

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

 

   

     

 

Untitled,  1975   11  x  14  inch  Silver  Gelatin  Print   From  a  limited  edition  of  10  with  2  Aps     Printed  under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  artist  in  2013   Signed,  numbered  and  dated  in  pencil  by  the  artist  on  verso   $3,650.  framed                                

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

 

     

 

 

Untitled,  1976   11  x  14  inch  Silver  Gelatin  Print   From  a  limited  edition  of  10  with  2  Aps     Printed  under  the  direct  supervision  of  the  artist  in  2013   Signed,  numbered  and  dated  in  pencil  by  the  artist  on  verso   $3,650.  framed            

 


ROSEGALLERY | Bergamot Station Arts Center | 2525 Michigan Ave G-5 | Santa Monica | CA 90404 | P: 310.264.8440 | F: 310.264.8443 | info@rosegallery.net | www.rosegallery.net

 

      ROSEGALLERY   is   pleased   to   announce   HONEY,   the   debut   exhibition   of   early   black   &   white   and   color   images  from  artist  Jo  Ann  Callis.  Photographs  will  be  on  view  7  June  through  2  August  2014.  A  reception   for  the  artist  and  book  signing  will  be  held  Saturday,  7  June,  2014  from  six  to  eight  pm.     A  central  figure  in  the  Southern  California  photography  scene  since  the  1970s  Jo  Ann  Callis  is     known  for  her  provocatively  staged  scenarios  with  a  poetic  dimension.  In  her  work,  the  inner  world  of  the   artist  finds  material  expression  through  creative  juxtapositions,  bold  colors  and  playful  constructions.       Both  Callis’s  early  black  &  white  and  color  pictures,  taken  while  studying  under  Robert  Heinecken  at  UCLA,   attest  to  the  artist’s  singular  and  lasting  influence  on  photography  through  her  inventive  analysis  of  the   pleasures   and   terrors   of   domestic   comfort.   In   her   work   from   the   70s,   Callis   merges   perceived   pain   and   apparent  pleasure  into  a  complex,  inclusive  representation  of  sensuality  and  sexual  curiosity.  Her  deft  use   of  opposing  textures  invites  the  viewer  to  lightly  graze  a  sumptuous  silk  pinned  to  a  grubby  wall  and  tug  at   the   taut   string   crisscrossing   the   model’s   backside.   While   many   of   the   photographs   depict   restraint   marks,   smeared  lipstick,  and  leather,  this  work  is  rooted  not  in  sadism  but  in  tenderness.       The  subjects  in  the  black  &  white  photographs  are  often  robed  in  shadows,  reflections,  masks,  and  veils,   lending   a   sense   of   foreboding   to   their   lush   settings   and   nubile   bodies.   Yet   in   every   image   the   artist’s   presence   is   palpable   and   lends   a   pervading   sense   of   safety   to   the   pre-­‐calculated   play.   Callis   dances   just   beyond   the   frame,   delighting   in   the   world   she   has   created—a   world   of   fragmented   narrative   and   a   childlike   sense   of   continual   experimentation.   In   the   forward   to   Callis’   monograph   Other   Rooms   (Aperture,   2014),  Francine  Prose  writes:       These  pictures  are  not  only  about  sex  but  about  the  limits  and  edges  of  photography,  its   power   to   get   up   in   our   faces.   They   ask   whether   it   is   possible   to   photograph   a   thought— whether  an  image  can  represent  something  simultaneously  sensual  and  cerebral.  Since   the  1960s  Callis  has  been  circling  around  these  complex  and  often  opposing  emotions  in   photos   that   are   at   once   aesthetic   and   discomfiting,   delicate   and   raw,   mysterious   and   thoughtful…     ROSEGALLERY  is  pleased  to  debut  these  works  in  the  form  of  two  recently  released  portfolios  of  prints:   Early   Black   and   White   (1974-­‐1975)   and   Early   Color   (1976-­‐1977).   Images   from   both   bodies   of   work   are   included  in  a  major  monograph  of  the  artist’s  work  titled  Other  Rooms,  (Aperture,  2014),  to  be  released  in   conjunction  with  our  exhibition.     Jo   Ann   Callis   was   born   in   Cincinnati,   OH   and   relocated   to   Los   Angeles   in   1961.   She   enrolled   at   UCLA   in   1970  where  she  began  taking  classes  with  Robert  Heinecken,  among  other  prominent  artists.  She  started   teaching  at  CalArts  in  1976  and  remains  a  faculty  member  of  the  School  of  Art’s  Program  in  Photography   and  Media.  She  has  continued  to  photograph,  draw,  and  paint,  and  her  work  has  been  widely  exhibited  in   such   venues   as   the   Museum   of   Modern   Art,   New   York;   Los   Angeles   County   Museum   of   Art;   Hammer   Museum;  the  Museum  of  Contemporary  Art,  Los  Angeles;  the  San  Francisco  Museum  of  Modern  Art  and   many   others.   In   2009   a   retrospective   of   her   work,   Woman   Twirling,   was   presented   by   the   J.   Paul   Getty   Museum,   Los   Angeles.   Callis   has   received   three   NEA   Fellowships   and   a   Guggenheim   Fellowship,   among   other  awards  and  prizes.  Her  work  will  be  featured  in  a  three-­‐person  exhibition  titled  Burning  Down  the   House  at  the  Pasadena  Museum  of  Contemporary  Art  in  Fall  2014.    

   

 


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