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JANET MALCOLM: PHOTOGRAPHS: BURDOCK

JANET MALCOLM: PHOTOGRAPHS: BURDOCK

burdock by janet malcolm

Janet Malcolm

Burdock, 2008

Tuesday, February 2, 2010Saturday, February 27, 2010


New York, NY USA

The exhibition will consist of 25 photographs of burdock leaves. The burdock is a rank weed that grows along roadsides and derelict buildings. MALCOLM has extracted them from this, their natural environment, and transplanted them to small glass vases in her attic studio where she photographs them contrasted against a stark white wall. She selects leaves that have been victims of decay, insects and blight.

In 2008 Yale University Press published a book of the photographs titled Burdock.

MALCOLM is a staff writer at the New Yorker and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. She is author of Two Lives: Gertrude and Alice (2008), In the Freud Archives (2002), Reading Chekhov (2002), Diana and Nikon: Essays on Photography (1997), The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes (1995), The Journalist and the Murderer (1990).

MALCOLM also makes collages which she exhibits at Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York.