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18.05.2010

 

Muscles and make-up - an ode to physicality ! Kim Reierson's 'Body Presenters' at Robin Rice Gallery, New York

Her images push the borders of what is usually perceived as beautiful. She photographs bodybuilders and exotic dancers, the close-ups of their body parts are personal and taken from the perspective of a participant – they never come across as voyeuristic. In her ‘Body Presenters’ series, Kim Reierson eternalises the illusion of physicality.

The artist sees her work as a homage to the roots of bodybuilders, to icons such as Eugen Sandow and Arnold Schwarzenegger. She thrifts picture frames that are just as old as the cult sport itself, surrounding her images in an original object from the birth time of this American culture. A time-honoured and yet bizarre and fascinating combination.

Kim Reierson was born in California and grew up in Bolivia. She is famed for her ‘Eighteen: A Look At The Culture That Moves Us’ photo book; a documentation of 18-wheeled truck drivers in the USA. Kim’s references include National Geographic, Ralph Lauren, Vogue Mexico and CNN.

‘Body Presenters’ is her third solo exhibition at the Robin Rice Gallery.

Kim Reierson – Body Presenters

Robin Rice Gallery
325 West 11th Street
New York

Until 20 June 2010
Wed – Sun, 12:00 – 19:00

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter

Kim Reierson : Body Presenter