The Fall of Spring Hill
Jackson Fine-Art, Photography, Atlanta, United-States
Thursday July 26, 2012 - Saturday September 8, 2012 - Event ended.
Through a suite of 13 photographs, Holly Andres’s The Fall of Spring Hillillustrates an incident from a summer church camp in which a child injures himself by falling from a dilapidated wooden play structure and the mothers' fierce reaction to deconstruct it in retribution. The story, which unfolds through highly stylized cinematic storyboards, is a personal memory of Andres’s from her childhood. In the June issue of Modern Painters, this series was featured alongside the work of Jeff Wall.
The article explores the current trend in contemporary art for imagery that deals with the idea of the fallen angel. “Wall staged a fall as a demonstration of the laws of physics. Andres declined to stage one to signal that no rules govern remembrance.”
Andres was born in Montana in 1971. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Montana in 2002 and her M.F.A. from Portland State University in 2004. She has had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, Istanbul, and Portland. Her work has been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Art in America, Time, Artforum, Exit Magazine, Elle Magazine, Oprah Magazine, and The LA Times. In 2011, her work was published in GOWEST! Cutting-Edge Creatives in the United States, a survey of the best creative minds in the arts. Andres currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon.