Ron Nagle: Sub Rosa
With a text by Ron Nagle and a conversation between Massimiliano Gioni and the artist.
“Years later I rediscovered the photo booth at a novelty shop on 24th Street in San Francisco. I spent a lot of time there, taking dozens of pictures. Simultaneously, I began collecting random postcards from my favorite shop in North Beach. My photo shoots got more involved when I decided to merge the two elements. I would adjust my posture, pose, and attire to best accommodate the postcard. Sometimes it would take a hundred shots to get it right. By carefully selecting the proper combination of sticker and postcard, I was able to make a somewhat convincing tableau. These collages allowed me to insinuate myself into a scene from someone else’s experience.” (Ron Nagle)
The artist’s book is published on the occasion of the exhibitions:
June 6 – September 8, 2019
November 23, 2019 – February 9, 2020