Jo-Anne Balcaen

Portfolio

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    Office, Hasted Kraeutler

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    Private, Sikkema Jenkins

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    Office, Jack Shainman

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    Office, David Zwirner

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    Door, reflection

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    Stairs, Andrea Rosen

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    Office, Andrea Rosen

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    Door, Greene Naftali

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    Door handle, David Zwirner

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    Double doors, David Zwirner

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    Office door, steel

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    Door, David Zwirner

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    Door, David Zwirner

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    Doors, James Cohan

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    Private double doors, David Zwirner

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    Private, Andrea Rosen

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    Private, Gladstone

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    Private, Gagosian

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    Stanchion, Hasted Kraeutler

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    Stanchion, Paula Cooper

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    Stanchion, Halstead Kraeutler

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    Stanchion, Gladstone

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    Stanchion, 303 Gallery

Private

2015 Colour ink jet prints, dimensions variable (8 x 10 inches and 44 x 60 inches)

These photographs were surreptitiously shot in several commercial galleries throughout New York’s Chelsea district.
Particular attention was paid to the demarcation of private space, and the physical and psychic barriers that exist between the staff and the public. I observe these spaces as both an artist (excitement, envy, boredom) and as an arts administrator (curiosity, empathy, compassion); both fascinated and repelled by the power and influence of these galleries within the contemporary art world.

This project was produced during a six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, NY, sponsored by the Canada Council for the Arts International Residencies Program.