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DAVID ZIMMERMAN LAST REFUGE

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The series Last refuge has been exhibited for the first time at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery from Dec 8th 2011, to Jan 28th, 2012.


DAVID ZIMMERMAN LAST REFUGE About Last Refuge “The focus of much of my work for the past fifteen years has been photographing at-risk landscapes. Many of these places are threatened, or have already been altered by sprawl and super-malls, military activity, diverted resources, energy exploration and a changing climate.

The interaction between space and identity is a strong concern of the photographer David Zimmerman. With acuteness and talent, he explores the territories made by contiguity, infinity and  exclusion where the human being is vulnerable. 

Over the years as I’ve traveled throughout the U.S., I’ve seen greatly increasing numbers of people living at subsistence levels.

With Last Refuge,  his new series, David Zimmerman brings us  to New Mexico’s vast desert, where a community of people, who by choice or by circumstance, live in a place with no electricity or water. These people are not outcasts or drifters however - on the contrary; they are quite happy to live on the fringe, as far as possible from the mainstream. Their homes are primitive shelters fashioned from good intentions, scraps, and eventually clothing. As the weight of the roofs eventually collapsed on homes, people moved on.

The ranks of lone drifters have been joined by the unexpected arrival of a 50 year old teacher living in her car, an Ivy League graduate sleeping in a box and a 75 year old widow living with her cat in the back of a pickup truck. People were coping with survival in a new reality. Haphazard communities have evolved in remote areas where there is no electricity or water. Some of these people were defiant while others were resolved, but what they had in common was that all were living on the fringes of society. Home for most was an abandoned car, a dilapidated camper or some primitive shelter constructed from scrap. Mud and straw were used in a futile attempt to insulate the flimsy cardboard and tarp walls. While living amongst a group of families in the desert, I came across an odd pile of clothing which had been beaten for years by the relentless climate. There is a hidden beauty in many things, and the pile of abandoned clothing attracted me at first by its palette and form, and by its odd 2-dimensionality. Then I met the man who lived beneath it. His shelter was a hole in the ground, roofed with tin and supported by an abandoned refrigerator. He scavenged for discarded clothing that became thatch for the roof to repel the scorching summer sun and to insulate against the frigid winter nights. This weather beaten pile of clothing became an inventory of human existence.” David Zimmerman

“There is a hidden beauty in many things, and the pile of abandoned clothing attracted me at first by its palette and form and its odd 2-dimensionality having been beaten for decades by the relentless desert climate“ said the photographer. Clothing is the primary protection for human beings, and when nothing else is left; it stands as their last land and home. In a surgical close-up  and focus on garments, with the density, the contrast, and the sharpness of all details, his work appears to be a true archeology of the human soul. Even though the clothes are damaged or forgotten, the remnants depict an individual challenge, an individual journey questioning our own identity and how to accept and overcome a fluctuating reality. Zimmerman’s series reveals the balance between  a  wandering and sedentary life. Here lives the desire to escape, an ability to settle and the strength to move forward. Corinne Tapia, Gallery Director

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DAVID ZIMMERMAN LAST REFUGE About David Zimmerman

Solo Exhibitions

David Zimmerman is an American artist born in 1955 in Milwaukee,WI.

2011 Center for Fine Art Photography. Ft Collins, CO. Desert series. Nov 4 – Dec 31 2011 Hulse Warman Gallery. Taos, NM. Desert series. 2010 Thessaloniki Cultural Museum. Thessaloniki, Greece. Barriers series. 2010 Harwood Museum of Art. Taos, NM. Landscape series. 2010 A. Galerie. Paris, France. Desert series. 2010 Palais des Festivals World Photography Awards. Cannes, France.

His interest in the arts began at an early age working primarily in sculpture and painting. He developed his interest in photography, in his early twenties while living and working in Europe and the Middle East. Upon returning to the U.S. David Zimmerman attended Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California studying with many great contemporaries of the time. After moving with his wife to New York City, he opened in 1984, his studio and began a career photographing landscape, environmental and fine art projects. David Zimmerman has received a number of awards and recognition for his work over the years. He is the recipient of the Sony World Photography Awards L’Iris D’or Grand Prize for his work in the Deserts of the Southwest U.S. He currently works between New York City and Taos, New Mexico.

“...a unique vision of beauty, poetry and power possible in great landscape photography.” Mary Ellen Mark “Both image and meaning coincide in the imagery of photographer David Zimmerman. In his sensuous sharp focus, we become more aware of where we are as humans in the drifting sands of time.”

Group Exhibitions 2011 HotShoe Gallery. London, UK. Landscape series. December 2011 Soho Photo Gallery. New York City. Desert series. November 2011 Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Last Refuge. October 2011 Harwood Museum of Art. Taos, NM. New Mexorado exhibition. 2010 Gallery Caprice Horn. Berlin, Germany. Desert series. 2010 Capital Culture. London, United Kingdom. Landscape series. 2009 Hearst 8x10 Photography Biennial. New York City. Landscape series. 2009 Center for Fine Art Photography, Desert series. “Art in Nature”, Jurors and Directors selection Award. 2009 Ardel Gallery of Modern Art. Bangkok, Thailand. Desert series. 2009 The Center for Fine Art Photography. Ft Collins, CO. Salton Sea project. “Works of Man” exhibition. (Chris Jordan, juror) 2009 Galerie Esther Woerdehoff. Paris, France. 2009 Fraser Gallery, Bethesda MD. Desert Landscapes. Best in Show. Juried group show.

Bruce Davidson

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Untitled 60, 2011, 30 x 40 in.

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Untitled 67, 2011, 30 x 40 in.

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Untitled 116, 2011, 30 x 40 in.

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Untitled 123, 2011, 30 x 40 in.

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Untitled 124, 2011, 30 x 40 in.

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Untitled 201, 2011, 30 x 40 in.

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Untitled 276, 2011, 30 x 40 in.

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Untitled 277, 2011, 30 x 40 in.

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Untitled 13, 2011, 30 x 40 in.

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Untitled 97, 2011, 30 x 40 in.

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Untitled 144, 2011, 30 x 40 in.

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Untitled 172, 2011, 30 x 40 in.

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Untitled 193, 2011, 30 x 40 in.

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Untitled 195, 2011, 30 x 40 in.

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Untitled 265, 2011, 30 x 40 in.

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Untitled 60 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $4,800

Untitled 123 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $4,800

Untitled 276 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $4,800

Untitled 67 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $4,800

Untitled 124 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $4,800

Untitled 277 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $4,800

Untitled 116 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $4,800

Untitled 201 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $4,800

All the photographs from the series Last Refuge are Archival Pigment Prints. Prices quoted do not include NY sales Tax (tax will be added if applicable)

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Untitled 13 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $4,800

Untitled 172 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $4,800

Untitled 97 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $4,800

Untitled 193 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $4,800

Untitled 144 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $4,800

Untitled 195 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $4,800

Untitled 265 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $4,800

All the photographs from the series Last Refuge are Archival Pigment Prints. Prices quoted do not include NY sales Tax (tax will be added if applicable)

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About the photographs details & prices All the photographs from the series Last Refuge are Archival Pigment Prints. They are available in these three following sizes: Small format

20 x 26.7 in Ed. of 12 + 2 AP 2011 $ 3,800

Medium format 30 x 40 in. Ed. of 8 + 2AP 2011 $ 4,800

Large format

45 x 60 in. Ed. of 3 + 2AP 2011 $ 7,200

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David Zimmerman - Last Refuge E-Catalog