FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A BUTTERFLY FLUTTERED BY: PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE WEST
April 22- May 24, 2006
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, April 22, 7 9 pm
M+B FINE ART
612 North Almont Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90069
Contact, Shannon Richardson
Tel, 310.550.0050, fax, 310.550.0605
Web site, http://www.mbfala.com
Gallery Hours: Tuesday Saturday, 10am-5pm and by appointment
Lisa Eisner, “Semi-Truck Grill, Marda, Texas”, 2003.
M+B Fine Art Los Angeles is pleased to present A Butterfly Fluttered By: Photographs of the West, an exhibition of color photographs by photographer Lisa Eisner. For her latest body of work, Eisner traveled the Westfrom California to Wyomingexploring the spirit of a land that has captivated the imaginations of people since our country’s inception. Her sensual renderings of America’s settled frontier effectively captures the sense of spirituality in a region saturated with color, history and folklore, presenting an alluring portrait of the West.
As a Wyoming native, Eisner has been documenting the world of the West since the early Nineties. Her fascination and interest in the subcultures, ceremonies and rituals of the West has contributed to two previous bodies of work: Shriners and Rodeo Girl, both of which were published by Greybull Press. This is Eisner’s third manifestation in her continued documentation of the subject.
Lisa Eisner is a photojournalist and co-founder of Greybull Press. She has been a fashion editor at Vogue and Mademoiselle and is a frequent contributor to Vanity Fair, W magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Paris Vogue, GQ magazine and The New York Times Magazine. Eisner currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband Eric and their two sons, Charlie and Louie.
For further information, please contact Shannon Richardson at M+B Fine Art at (310) 550-0050 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
LISA EISNER: A BUTTERLY FLUTTERED BY . . .
“You can never step in the same river twice”
- Texas Bix Bender
Bees bathing in pollen
Leaves rustling, winds whistling
Powder River, Tensleep, Chugwater, Elk Mountain
Crow Creek, Hawk Springs, Pine Bluffs
Innocence, awaken, awareness
Visible and invisible
Tangible and intangible
Alive, rich, energy, horizontal, flowing
Glamour girl horses
Big sky, low horizon
Transformation, eternal beginning
Smell of sage after a thunderstorm
Shit kickers, boot scoot
“If summer falls on a weekend, let’s have a picnic”
- An Old Wyoming saying
Wringing its hands and rubbing its feet
Don’t swat it!
- Icobayashi Issa
In the cowshed
Mosquitoes faint humming
Gusty autumn winds outside.
- Matsuo Basho