September 7 - October 23, 2011
Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 7, 6-8 pm
Rachel Uffner Gallery is pleased to present a show of new work by Sara Greenberger Rafferty. For her second solo outing at the gallery, Rafferty will exhibit photographic portraits as well as larger scale works on acetate and Plexiglas. While in the past Rafferty used the subject of mid to late 20th century comedy as an immediate reference point, her new pieces employ images of comedians and entertainers in a rather more open-ended way. With the “waterlogging” technique she developed for her gallery show in 2009 – with which she works liquid into inket just printed extant images, then rephotographs and digitally manipulates the mottled, apparently damaged results – Rafferty suggests not only the destruction and bifurcation experienced by individual bodies, but also the fascination with which our culture gazes at such images of harm.