Mar 12, 2012

David LaChapelle  in conversation with Lyle Rexer


David LaChapelle

in conversation with Lyle Rexer

Monday, March 12, 6:30pm

SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd St, New York, NY

Free and open to the public.

Dear Dave, Magazine and Fred Torres Collaborations present a conversation between

David LaChapelle and Lyle Rexer. This event coincides with David LaChapelle’s current exhibition, Earth Laughs in Flowers on view through March 24th at Fred Torres Collaborations. The exhibition features LaChapelle’s entire series of ten large-scale still life photographs being shown for the first time in the United States.

Born in 1963, David LaChapelle studied visual arts at the North Carolina School of the Arts, the Art Students League and the School of Visual Arts in New York. His photography career began in the 1980’s showing his artwork in New York City galleries. LaChapelle’s works caught the eye of Andy Warhol and the editors of Interview, who invited him to contribute to the magazine. Recent solo museum exhibitions include Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague, Seoul Arts Center Hangaram Design Museum, and the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Puerto Rico.

Lyle Rexer holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Columbia University. He is the author of several books, including How to Look at Outsider Art (2005); and The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography (2009). Rexer contributes to a variety of publications, including The New York TimesArt in America, Aperture, and Tate, etc. He has curated internationally, including “Fernando Canovas,” at the Institut Valencia d’Art Modern and “The Edge of Vision,” for Aperture. Lyle Rexer teaches at SVA in New York and is a columnist for Photograph Magazine.

For more information on Earth Laughs in Flowers and to view images from the exhibit,

visit the Fred Torres Collaborations website here.

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© David LaChapelle, Courtesy of Fred Torres Collaborations, New York.