BORN 1975 IN SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA
LIVES AND WORKS IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
As an artist who works with photography, Zoe Crosher is an intellectual powerhouse set to assume her rightful place as one of the most significant artists of her time and her medium. With an exceptional grasp of the photograph as a medium of conveyance in contemporary culture, it’s history and it’s metamorphisis, she has created by extrusion the incredible duBois archive, the final installation and iteration of which Perry Rubenstein Gallery is pleased to exhibit in Los Angeles.
“The lore of moving west—what happens when you hit the border or reach the shore, when you can’t push any further—this is a very loaded threshold. Even Lewis and Clark couldn’t believe it when they hit the Pacific, as if the continent should in fact be never-ending, endlessly unfolding.” ~ Zoe Crosher
“The Disappearing of Michelle duBois” is the final iteration of the extensive, multi-layered, multi-year project and is being exhibited at a critical time at Perry Rubenstein Gallery, just as the work is also getting national museum and publication attention. In her work, Zoe Crosher has exploded the boundaries of conceptual photography far beyond their former placement, by the spectacular erudition of her mind, by forgoing the use of dark room tricks, and taking the very medium itself into hand by arranging and rearranging, by interpreting and reinterpreting, and thereby constructing and reconstructing the very nature of photography itself.
The truly exciting aspect of exhibiting Zoe Crosher and “The Disappearing of Michelle duBois” lies in the fact that Crosher is not only a critical artist, but an LA based artist. The immense archival series of “Michelle duBois” is rooted in the nature of Zoe Crosher’s own biography, and now has come home to Los Angeles. Zoe Crosher is herself the personification of Manifest Destiny, the drive to go beyond all borders and limitations and claim the world of photography itself by her work, as much as Michelle duBois’ life was a thematic and symbolic iteration of the same drive and ambition. Zoe Crosher’s beautiful and brilliant transformative work brings the massive archive to completion, whereby she has also transformed and defined her own life, while bringing “Michelle duBois” home at the end of a long good-bye.