About The Gallery at LPR:
After its first three years year of vastly successful music programming in (Le) Poisson Rouge’s main space, the venue is being recognized anew for its adjacent fine art gallery, aptly named The Gallery at LPR, which has already hosted exhibits by artists including Chuck Close, Devorah Sperber, Ofri Cnaani, Itamar Jobani, and David Ellis.
Operating independently from the main performance space, The Gallery at LPR affords established and emerging artists alike the opportunity to transcend the traditional art viewing setting and hours whilst providing exposure to larger and constant interdisciplinary art crowds. With this, The Gallery is ushering in a new and exciting way for patrons to experience fine art, tearing down the facade of the traditional art viewing milieu.
May 13th – August 13th, 2015
I am fascinated with inert structures and static shadows that come to life by interacting with their environment.
A mechanical vent’s reflection in light looks like the neck of a giraffe; the shadow of a lamppost shelters people walking by. Inanimate structures become animate.
When I see scenes such as these then I know I need to explore further and I feel a visceral reaction and connection. I want to create what one sees and ignores every day and give these objects a place and elevate them to what I see as some kind of beauty.
The works of Hilla and Bernd Becher and the disciples of the Düsseldorf School of Photography, such as Thomas Ruff and Andreas Gursky, influence my creative style. Although this series reflects their influence, my esthetic vocabulary differs in some important respects in that I tend to infuse my images with deep graphic texture.
I chose to shoot these images in black and white, because I felt color would interrupt the relationship between the photograph and the viewer — in monochrome these images stay pure, simple and honest.
Lori Ordover, May 2015
Lori has been an avid photographer for over 40 years documenting the world around her. Her father, the inventor of the digital watch and a lover of technology purchased for her a Konica camera in the early 70’s. He gave her confidence to be curious and not fear failure. As a result she felt comfortable creating many styles of images, experimenting with various film types and different development techniques.
Lori photographs with the desire to make intriguing images from ordinary subjects. She creates traditionally beautiful landscapes as well as images that portray a rougher, edgier aesthetic.
Lori graduated in 2014 from the International Center of Photography Continuing Education Program and worked with many accomplished photographers, including Anja Hitzenberger who mentored her on her present exhibition, as well as Joe Baraban, George Jardine, Natan Dvir, and Andre Lambertson.
She is married to Janusz Ordover who has always encouraged her to devote herself to photography and to share her work with the public. Lori has two adult children, Justin and Jessica Kantor who have been both a source of support and unvarnished assessments of her work.
Alexander Kaletski “Inspirations” – January 29th – April 28th, 2015
John Lurie: The other side of The Great Wall of Fuck – September 9th 2014 – November 30th, 2014
Kate Casanova: Ornament – March 19th – June 16th 2014
Jonathan Auch: APOSTASY – November 6th-March 10th, 2013
The Gallery at LPR: HIGHLIGHTS – June 7th – November 6th, 2013
Leah Yerpe: Stellify – March 7 – June 6, 2013
3MB: Macaulay Culkin, Adam Green, and Toby Goodshank: “Leisure Inferno” – September 14, 2012 – March 4, 2013
Cedric Smith: “Cache-Misere” – September 24th, 2010 – December 28th, 2010
Alexander Kaletski: “Life of the Party” – June 22nd, 2010 – September 7th, 2010
David Ellis: Recollect – November 10, 2009 – December 2009
Itamar Jobani: “Tectonic Collisions” – May 27, 2009 – October10, 2009
Ofri Cnanni: “A Tale of Ends – January 21, 2009 – April 13, 2009
Chuck Close and Devorah Sperber: “Through the Looking Glass: Image and Process Deconstructed” – September 23, 2008 – December 9, 2008