About the artist:
Syl Labrot's recent photographically-derived offset work is a significant departure from the traditional single image. 'Pleasure Beach', a lavish extension of the photographic book, is a remarkably dramatic exploration into his own history and imagination. Its foundations is Labrot's long-standing concern with the color photographic print as a space quite separate from both the reality reproduced by the camera and the graphic forces of the print, the print transcends its parts, yet is deeply linked to them. Working with offset allowed him to reconstruct and redefine his own evidence, much as if he were his own archaeologist. Syl Labrot was born in New Orleans in 1929 and died in 1977. He worked in many aspects of photography and printmaking including a collaboration with Walter Chappell and Nathan Lyons, that produced the book 'Under the Sun' in 1960. His photographs, prints and paintings were widely exhibited and collected during his lifetime.