Kirk Crippens and Gretchen LeMaistre
Live Burls: Circle of Trees, from the series Live Burls, 2015
Silver Gelatin Print, Ilford Warmtone Glossy, Printed in 2017, Edition 2/6, 20 x 24 inches, signed in pencil on back
Courtesy of the artists
Kirk Crippens and Gretchen LeMaistre, based in San Francisco, have worked on collaborative projects and individual works for over a decade. Their projects begin with curiosity about a social tension that propels them into research. They incorporate photographic tradition into their work to invite dialogue about the topics they explore, and about photography in contemporary culture. Images from Crippens and LeMaistre’s series Live Burls are held in the collections of the Smithsonian, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas. In 2016 and 2017, Live Burls was exhibited at Candela Gallery, Richmond, Virginia; Datz Museum of Art, near Seoul, South Korea; and Horizonte Zingst Fest, Germany. In 2018, Live Burls will be exhibited at Schilt Publishing Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands.