The Body Electric
Photographs by Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French
Exhibition: April 2 - May 7, 2016 An Official Exhibition of Month of Photography Los Angeles
Exhibition Extended through May 11, 2016
Closing Reception with the Artists Wednesday May 11 from 4:30-7:30pm
ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to present a solo exhibition of photographic works by Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French. Known for their large-scale, narrative-driven tableau photographs, Jeff Charbonneau & Eliza French have honed their visual language through ten years of ongoing collaboration. The Body Electric revisits early periods of intensive experimentation with light painting, in-camera illusions, costuming and performance, that became the foundation for the duo's artistic practice. Included in the exhibition are figure studies, landscapes, and abstract works printed as intimately scaled silver gelatin and pigment prints, as well as unique polaroids.
Jeff Charbonneau and Eliza French have been working together since 2004 when a mutual interest in the photographic medium brought them together. Their performance-based images are created through a partnership from conception to finish, and have been exhibited in group shows and international art fairs since 2006. Charbonneau is a masterful printer working in traditional black and white darkroom technique. He attended the University of Wisconsin and UCLA for graduate studies where he studied music, anthropology and photography. He has divided his time between the motion picture and television industry and photography for twenty years. Eliza French studied screenwriting at NYUs Tisch School of the Arts and earned a degree in Art History from UCLA in 2001. In 2008 she became a full-time artist in collaboration with her partner after working for several years in the entertainment and arts industries.
They both live and work in Los Angeles.