BRIAN FINKE: U.S. MARSHALS
November 20 – December 20, 2014
531 West 25th Street, Ground Floor
New York City 10001
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10.00 AM – 6:00 PM
ClampArt is pleased to announce “Brian Finke: U.S. Marshals,” the artist’s fifth solo show at the gallery, 531 West 25th Street, New York City 10001.
The exhibition coincides with the release of Finke’s fourth monograph (powerHouse Books, Hardcover, 10.25 x 10.25 inches, 128 pages, $35).
Shot over the course of four years, “U.S. Marshals” chronicles the culture as well as the practices and procedures of the country’s oldest law enforcement agency. “I felt like it was my own version of the TV show ‘Cops,’” said Finke.
Established in 1798, the duties of the U.S. Marshals include apprehending fugitives, transporting and housing prisoners, and protecting witnesses and federal judges. Finke gained unprecedented access to document the Marshals in 2010 after re-connecting with a childhood friend—Deputy U.S. Marshal Cameron Welch. It did not take long at all for Finke to find himself in the thick of things. His first ride-along included a 120-mph pursuit of an escaped convict in Huntsville, Texas. The resulting images present a ground zero portrait of the most dangerous, conflict-seeking patrol force in the U.S.
Directed by: Bryant Botero
Produced by: Cinematik | CinematikFilms