Sharon Core is an American artist and photographer whose work uses art-historical conventions of landscape, portraiture and still life to examine questions of collective memory, authenticity and authorship, and the interplay between photographic truth and illusion. This will be Core’s first show with the gallery. Her most recent series is called Understory (2014–2016) and was inspired by the work of seventeenth-century Dutch painter Otto Marseus van Schriek, whose luscious still lifes of plants and insects were created in the sottobosco style (Italian for “undergrowth”). p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 17.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px Helvetica; color: #333333; -webkit-text-stroke: #333333; background-color: #ffffff} 44.45h x 54.61w cm, Framed: 24 1/2h x 19 3/4w in We do still see the deep, lush palette of her earlier work, the sharp, cinematic lighting, and the confrontation of our understanding of photography as simply a medium for documentation. ABOUT THE BOOK. Size: 14 1/2 x 19 inches Medium: Chromogenic print, Size: 14 x 18 1/4 inches Medium: Chromogenic print, Size: 13 1/4 x 17 1/2 inches Medium: Chromogenic print, Size: 14 1/2 x 18 inches Medium: Chromogenic print. In Understory, Core moves beyond the ordered, meticulous, and formal tabletop arrangements into the environment itself. Core is committed to absolute authenticity in her photographs, cultivating many of the plant and flower species in her works from heirloom rose grafts, bulbs, and seeds. Sharon Core is an American artist and photographer whose work uses art-historical conventions of landscape, portraiture and still life to examine questions of collective memory, authenticity and authorship, and the interplay between photographic truth and illusion. 69.85h x 55.88w cm, Framed: 25 3/4h x 21 1/2w in To create exact photographic renderings of the paintings, Core collected genuine period tableware and grew the fruit and flowers in her own greenhouse. Tracey Morgan Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of works from New York photographer Sharon Core. Sharon Core explores the boundaries between photography and painting through beautiful images that question the viewer’s assumptions about both mediums. span.s5 {font: 6.0px Helvetica; font-kerning: none}. 188 COXE AVENUE The term understory is used to describe the flora and fauna below the canopy of trees in a forest, essentially the low lying vegetation and decaying matter from which all new life emerges. span.s1 {font: 11.0px Helvetica; font-kerning: none; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: 0px #000000} Her work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Guggenheim Museum, J. Paul Getty Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, Princeton Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, and Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, among others. In 2012 Radius Books published Early American, Coreʼs first monograph. In regards to this meticulous process, she commented. Sharon Core is an American artist and photographer whose work uses art-historical conventions of landscape, portraiture and still life to explore questions of collective memory, the nature of authenticity and authorship, and the interplay between photographic truth and illusion. 65.41h x 54.61w cm, Framed: 20 3/4h x 18w in The artist creates extensively researched explorations of the living still life. 62.23h x 50.17w cm, Untitled #1, from the series "Understory", 2014, Framed: 39 1/3h x 31 1/2w in Copyright ©1999 - 2020 Lannan Foundation All Rights Reserved. Visit the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim Museum in NYC, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sharon Core’s carefully constructed images examine the relationship between illusion and reality within photography. Framed: 27 1/2h x 22w in Sharon Core was born in New Orleans in 1965. Lannan Foundation expressly prohibits the copying of any protected materials on this web site, except for the purposes of fair use as defined in the copyright laws. In 2012 Lannan Foundation provided support for the publication of Core’s first monograph, Early American, published by Radius Books. The longevity of flora and fauna in art history starkly contrasts with the fleeting nature of the subject itself, and these works live in a lush middle ground between reality and depiction. Four pieces from Core’s Early American series were included in Lannan’s 2017 exhibition Something Fierce. Copyrights and other proprietary rights in the material on this web site may also subsist in individuals and entities other than, and in addition to, Lannan Foundation. See the renowned permanent collection and special exhibitions. Biography. She holds a BFA in painting from the University of Georgia and an MFA in Photography from Yale University. Core’s work has been included in the Armory Show, New York (2005); the Guggenheim Foundation’s Art in America: 300 Years of Innovation at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai (2007); and Paris Photo at Carrousel du Louvre (2008). Core continued in this vein in her series Early American (2007–2008), this time replicating the nineteenth-century still life paintings of American artist Raphaelle Peale. In 2007, Sharon Core came across the work of the early 19th century American still life painter Raphaelle Peale. Sharon Core was born in New Orleans in 1965. Single Rose. She went on to earn her MFA in photography from Yale University. Lannan Foundation retains all rights, including copyright, data, image, text, and any other information contained in these files. ASHEVILLE NC 28801. She has had solo shows at White Columns, New York (2000); Bellwether Gallery, Brooklyn (2004); and Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York (2008). 99.91h x 80.01w cm, Untitled #17, from the series "Understory", 2017, Untitled #11, from the series "Understory", 2015, Untitled #13, from the series "Understory", 2015, Untitled #3, from the series "Understory", 2015, Untitled #7, from the series "Understory", 2015, Untitled #9, from the series "Understory", 2015, p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 11.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px Helvetica; color: #212121; -webkit-text-stroke: #212121} span.s3 {font-kerning: none; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: 0px #000000} For this parallel landscape, Core chose a variety of symbolic and psychotropic plants, a fig tree, collections of decaying wood, moss, insects, reptiles and amphibians. Just as Lannan Foundation requires users to respect our copyrights and those of our partners, we respect the copyrights of others. Sharon Core explores the boundaries between photography and painting through beautiful images that question the viewer’s assumptions about both mediums.The artist was born in 1965 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and originally trained as a painter, receiving her BFA from the University of Georgia in 1987. 52.71h x 45.72w cm, Framed: 30 3/4h x 24 1/2w in She holds a BFA in painting from the University of Georgia and an MFA in Photography from Yale University. p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 11.0px 0.0px; font: 9.0px Helvetica; color: #212121; -webkit-text-stroke: #212121; background-color: #ffffff} If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on Lannan.org without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by mail to Lannan Foundation, 313 Read St, Santa Fe, NM 87501. 78.11h x 62.23w cm, Framed: 17 1/2h x 21 1/2w in The historical implications and tensions of both these and her earlier work wonderfully contrast with the temporal nature of her subjects, creating a captivating narrative, both conceptually and aesthetically. span.s4 {font-kerning: none} Single Rose’s small size and subtle detail invite close looking.Spiraling petals draw the viewer’s eye around the image to highlight the variation of color and texture between the pink background and the darker hues of the flower. Influenced by the 17th century Dutch painter Otto Marseus van Schriek who cultivated a bog for his “forest floor” paintings (or sottobosco), Core created her own quasi-natural location and living studio for photography. The resulting constructions are meticulous, vibrant, and somehow both fresh and familiar. These spectacular photographs evoke both the history which they reference alongside the fragile impermanence of the subjects. She was awarded the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant in 2000 and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. The artist was born in 1965 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and originally trained as a painter, receiving her BFA from the University of Georgia in 1987.