James Casebere, Landscape with Houses, (Dutchess County, NY) #1, 2009, digital chromogenic print, size variable
James Casebere’s pioneering work has established him at the forefront of constructed photography. Most closely associated with The Pictures Generation, a group of artists working in the 1970’s and 80’s, Casebere helped redefine photography as a Postmodern medium. His photographs challenge the boundaries between reality and imagination while simultaneously addressing sociopolitical issues that lie at the core of today’s complex society.
Casebere’s work was recently included in Lifelike, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, which travels to the New Orleans Museum of Art in fall 2012. Open Frame, Centre Regional D’Art Contemporain, Sète, France; Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video Performance, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Atopia: Art and City in the 21st Century, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, Whitney Biennial 2010, Whitney Museum of Art, New York, NY, Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the West, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY and The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY, and more recently, After the Goldrush, through January 2012 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY, NY. His work is also currently included in A Generous Medium at the Davis Museum, Wellsley College, through December 16, 2012.
Recent solo exhibitions include House, Sean Kelly Gallery, NY, fall 2010, Credit, Faith, Trust, Lisson Gallery, London, Fall 2011, James Casebere, Home and Other Fictions, Stills, Scotland’s Centre for Photography, Edinburgh, Scotland through October 2012, and James Casebere, The Abbaye de Montmajour as part of this year’s Les Rencontres d'Arles Photographie, through Aug 2012.