Hayley Eichenbaum (b. 1989) is an interdisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles, who studied for several years at the San Francisco Art Institute before completing her BFA at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. Her practice is built upon an elasticity in the use of different media, but her best-known pieces arise through digital photography. Examining notions of the façade, each image treads a line between the authentic and the surreal, looking towards a meeting point where these abstract concepts cross over. Over the past four years, Eichenbaum has documented the remnants of Route 66 in the American southwest, resulting in The Mother Road series. A preservation of its romanticism, the photographs offer a space through which to capture and strengthen memory. Bright, pop-coloured compositions offer polished idealism – and, more specifically, the recognisable tropes of Americana reach a new, cathartic sense of climax.
The Photography Show 2017: Highlights
Aesthetica has compiled a list of top 10 exhibitions, events, displays and talks for the 37th edition of The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD.
Giorgio Stefanoni’s bold and colourful series Unknown Geometries provides intriguing angles on metropolitan architecture, focusing on urban details.
Paz Errázuriz: Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid
Fundación MAPFRE presents the first major retrospective on Paz Errázuriz, one of the most internationally-recognised Chilean photographers. The self-taught photographer started her work in the 1970s, with projects that often involved risky transgressions of the rules imposed by the military regime of that period.