An-My Lê: Trap Rock
September 16, 2006 - September 1, 2008
"Trap Rock," a series of twenty-two photographs, surveys a basalt quarry located ten miles up the Hudson from Dia:Beacon. By drawing on both painterly and photographic traditions, An-My Lê envisions this veteran site in terms that go beyond the specifics of the strictly documentary, in search of what she deems "a larger understanding of history and culture."
Born in Saigon, Vietnam, in 1960, An-My Lê gained a Master of Science from Stanford University, California, in 1985, and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale School of Art, New Haven, in 1993. Among her most recent projects is "Small Wars" comprising a book (Aperture Press, 2005) and an exhibition of photographs that is currently touring the United States. Trap Rock is presented at Dia:Beacon with support from Murray Guy Gallery, New York.