January 2009, Philadelphia, PA – Locks Gallery is pleased to present Things counter, original, spare, an exhibition of new photographs by Eileen Neff, on view February 27–March 31, 2009. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, February 27, 5:30-7:30 pm.
Eileen Neff’s newest photographs of found and altered nature are a continuation of her work in digital construction and abstraction. In Things counter, original, spare, Neff’s photographs reflect upon and pull imagery from one another. The layering and repetition of images encourages cross-referencing and offers multiple readings of individual photographs and of the installation as a whole.
In 2007, Eileen Neff was featured in a solo exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, which is currently on view at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, Ireland, and continues to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greenboro, NC, in 2009.
Eileen Neff’s work has been exhibited at P.S. 1, Long Island City, NY; Carnegie Mellon Art Gallery, PA; and Artist Space, NY, among others. She is the recipient of awards including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pew Fellowships in the Arts. Neff is currently an adjunct professor in the MFA program at the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, a Graduate Seminar instructor at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and a Senior Critic in the Graduate Fine Arts Program at the University of Pennsylvania.