Nyet That Type of Girl
"In my self-portraits, I take what is real -myself- and distill it through the prism of what others have learned to think is true about Russians," Catherine Asanov defines her photographs. Her work presents stereotypes - Russian stereotypes. At first, we see purely humor. The pictures exaggerate what is thought and believed about the people and culture of Russia. If we look deeper, though, we can meet the artist, observe more than her basic background, and notice her 'self' in her 'self-portraits.' Asanov first combines others' beliefs in her self-portraits, but she also unites them with her own critique of those ideas.
This is Catherine Asanov's second solo show at dnj Gallery. She is known for her creativity, the high quality of her photographs, and her vision for design. Asanov graduated with her B.F.A. from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her photographs have been shown extensively throughout the United States, with a few exhibitions abroad; and, has had many images published in major magazines. Catherine Asanov is an instructor for Crafty.com in "lighting the creative portrait" and "the business of photography." She is also an established fashion, commercial, advertising and celebrity photographer. Asanov is based in Los Angeles and New York City.
Saturday, September 9th, 6pm-8pm
September 9 – October 21, 2017