Collier Schorr



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In 2020 Collier Schorr began drawing from photographs she had made of the artist Nicole Eisenman, a solitary practice that had its roots in her fascination with the doppelganger and the possibility of seeing one’s face in another. This volume, sequenced in Schorr’s unmistakable narrative style, brings together a wide array of drawn portraits, selfies, and self-portraits, both staged and candid, in recognisable spaces and emerging from the blank page. Other artists and Eisenman's teenage daughter make appearances, setting up a sparsely occupied world. In one image, the cover of a Susan Sontag biography floats like a spectre, uneasy in its proximity to the queer figures asserting themselves between the pages.  

Schorr sees these drawings as works that think about photography and escape it simultaneously. A photograph will always share authorship between photographer and subject, while a drawing registers a different form of physical attention and collaboration. It engages bodies and space, and creates ambiguity where photography is conclusive – through a loss of concrete setting, or an absence of age. The porous worlds of queer culture operate much more closely than those of photography and painting. COSMOS explores the way these two figures inhabit many orbits, existing as mortals as well as images in their work and their communities. 

With an essay by Jennifer Higgie 

Embossed linen hardcover with two tipped-in images
28 x 35.5cm, 92 pages

ISBN 978-1-915743-38-1
October 2024
€65 £55 $65

The signed edition includes a slip signed by the artist and glued into the inside back cover.

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