Zoe Crosher, whose exhibition The Further Disbanding of Michelle duBois is currently on view at the California Museum of Photography, will speak about her artistic practice.
Zoe Crosher was born in 1975 and currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Crosher uses photography as a starting point to explore and examine the fiction of documentary and the materiality of the archive. Through re-photography and ever-evolving iterations of both photographic and publication-based work, she pursues a practice that is conceptual in orientation yet rooted in vernacular representation, provoking an ambiguity that highlights the strategies and structures of fantasy as much as it exposes anything concrete. In addition to exhibiting, Crosher makes publications centered on her practice. Out the Window (LAX) (Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design, 2007), examines space and transience around the Los Angeles airport, and a recently published four-volume book series created with Aperture Ideas examines her most recent work, The Michelle duBois Project. She has taught at UCLA and Art Center College of Design, and was Associate Editor of the journal Afterall after receiving her MFA from CalArts. In 2011 she was awarded the prestigious Art Here and Now Award by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and is a recent recipient of the Rauschenberg award. Her work was included in MoMA's 2012 New Photography exhibition as well as numerous other exhibitions throughout the United States.