Brice Bischoff - 2 Shows!

A Second of Your Time
2800 Chartres Street
Mon – Fri 9 am -12 pm; Sat 12 pm - 3 pm

Five artists working in photography and video consider the passage of time in their work, incorporating fundamental ideas about duration and editing that have been pushed to different extremes. Brice Bischoff is one of these artists.

December 4 – 30, 2010
Persistent, Transient Objects

332 Julia Street
Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm

LeMieux Galleries will feature a series of smaller Prospect.1.5 showcase exhibitions that focus on the works of artists originally from New Orleans and Louisiana who now live and work in New York and California.  Brice Bischoff was born in New Orleans and currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.

A Brief Explanation of the Series Bronson Caves (2009-2010)
Located in Los Angeles, the Bronson Caves are famous for their use in cinema as a backdrop to countless movies and television shows, mainly from the western and science fiction genres. In the series of photographs titled Bronson Caves, the caves served as a backdrop yet again. Actions were performed for the camera with various sheets of colored paper. Since a photograph was produced rather than a motion picture, the papers were recorded as voluminous, glowing colors, which are both abstract and present. The materiality of the forms, based solely in the photographic process, can only be experienced in the photographs.

The colored paper used during the production of the cave photographs was transformed, weathered, stained, and torn after months of constant use. Deciding to isolate the medium, the props of the action, a studio setting with a pedestal was used to photograph the various scraps of paper. The format of these photographs mimics the traditional way of documenting art objects. However, a photographic technique similar to that explored at the caves was used, exposing the paper into a blurred mass, a pure photographic object. The final phase of the series involved setting the paper ablaze, letting the objects pass in transience but allowing them to persist in photographs.

MFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 2007

BFA, Photography, Louisiana State University, 2004

Children of the Revolution, curated by Keith Boadwee, Federal Art Projects Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Front + Center, curated by Kimberly Johansson, Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin County, CA

The Way That You Move, curated by Katrina Lamb, Million Fishes Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Bad Moon Rising, curated by Jan Van Woensel and Jessica Silverman, Boots Contemporary, St. Louis, MO

Thought of You As My Mountain Top, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Way Down In New Orleans, Civilian Art Projects, Washington D.C.

Art:Work, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Minna Annex, San Francisco, CA

Pinhole Photo Art Society, Tokyo Exhibition, Engetsu Gallery, Shijuku, Tokyo

Pinhole Photo Art Society, Tokyo Exhibition, Cosmos Gallery, Meguroku, Tokyo

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day, Rayko Photography Center, San Francisco, CA

Pinhole Planet, Gallery Maru Sankaku Shikaku, Kyoto, Japan

A 29 city tour through the United States and Canada featuring one night art shows:
Zietgiest Theatre, New Orleans, LA
New Yokel Market, Hattiesburg, MS
End of the Line Cafe, Pensecola, FL
Desoto Row Gallery, Savannah, GA
Big Bend Contemporary Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
Young Blood Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Athens Institute of Contemporary Art, Athens, GA
Civilian Art Projects, Washington D.C.
Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT
G-A-S-P Gallery, Boston, MA
R.A.G.S. Gallerie, Montreal, Canada
Museum of New Art, Detroit, MI
Llyod Dobbler Gallery, Chicago, IL
Sweet Hickory Records, Bloomington, IN
Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis, MO
Mass Gallery, Austin, TX

Warsaw Festival Of Fine Art Photography, Warsaw, Poland

New Orleans, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

GEN ART: EMERGE, Warfield Building, San Francisco, CA

Murphy & Cadogan 2006 Exhibition, San Francisco Arts Commision Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Memorial, Diego Rivera Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Recent Acquisitions In Contemporary Photography: Works From the Ogden Museum Permanent Collection, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA

Disappeared, Gallery 229, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA