save it for later explores the process and implications of archiving and revisiting personal memories. The artists capture and recreate sensorial and emotional experiences, examining the ways in which documentation allows for both preservation and distortion—as well as our use of memory to inform our sense of self. Making the impressionistic concrete, save it for later places memory in the present and preserves it for the future. Curated by Laurel Brown, save it for later features work by Antoine Chesnais, Rebecca Cohen, Donovan Duvall, Katie Giritlian, Stella Hoft, Vanessa Holyoak, and Victoria Moreno.
Antoine Chesnais, born in Paris and a graduate of the photography program of l'École des Gobelins de Paris, works principally in portraiture and fashion for various magazines and agencies in Paris and Los Angeles. In parallel, his artistic practice draws inspiration from the philosophical writings of Jean Baudrillard, the absurd surrealism of René Magritte and the oneiric aesthetics of David Lynch. He is based between Los Angeles and Paris.
Rebecca Cohen and Stella Hoft have been collectively moving and shaking since February 2017. Their debut piece, milieu intérieur, was performed in March of 2017 at the Living Gallery in Brooklyn as a part of the Keepin' Close Collective. This is their second piece together. Using improvisation, theatrical practice, and dance vocabulary the two weave aspects of societal pressures, personal experiences, and scientific theories into a dream storm of art.
Donovan Duvall (aka Mr. Daywalker) is a multi-instrumentalist/producer based in Northern Virginia. He's fresh off his release of his debut EP "Warmth," and his currently working on his next project.
Katie Giritlian is an artist and curator. She is interested in vernacular uses of photography, acts of memorialization, and desire, and explores these threads in staged blurry snapshots, oral storytelling performances, image and text combinations, and group listening exercises. She is based in New York City, Los Angeles, and sometimes a desert. She graduated with a BA in Art History from Barnard College in 2016 and currently works in publications and in the gallery at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn.
Recently graduated from Barnard College, Vanessa Holyoak has had the opportunity to develop her work and ideas under the supervision of Leslie Hewitt, and to complete her book, cartographies, during a yearlong independent study with John Miller. cartographies is currently available for purchase at Mast Books and Pioneer Books (of Pioneer Works) in NYC. During her time at Barnard she spent a year and a half studying at Columbia University in Paris in partnership with the Sorbonne, and working as project manager at Glassbox Espace d'Art, an artist-run-space in Paris' 11th arrondissement. She has been a featured artist in Columbia University's visual arts magazine, Ratrock, and has shown work at Columbia's Postcrypt Art Gallery. She will begin a dual MFA in Photography & Media and Creative Writing at the California Institute of the Arts in the fall.
Victoria Moreno is a visual storyteller of interstellar proportions. Born and raised in Takoma Park, currently based in a rats nest in D.C.
Laurel Brown graduated from Barnard College in 2016 with a degree in Art History. This is her curatorial debut.
View the save it for later gallery booklet here.