LOCATIONS FILTERS

Joel Meyerowitz: Between the Dog and the Wolf

September 7 - October 21

Reception: Thurs September 7, 6-8pm

41 E 57th St, Ste 1406, New York, NY +

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Joel Meyerowitz: Between the Dog and the Wolf

September 7 - October 21

Reception: Thurs September 7, 6-8pm

NEW YORK – An exhibition of photographs by Joel Meyerowitz from the 1970s and ‘80s will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from September 7 – October 21, 2017. Joel Meyerowitz: Between the Dog and the Wolf presents images made in those slightly mysterious moments around dusk. Much of the work is on public view for the first time. A new book, Joel Meyerowitz: Where I Find Myself: A Lifetime Retrospective, will be published in January 2018 by Laurence King.

 

The exhibition title Between the Dog and the Wolf is a translation of a common French expression “Entre chien et loup,” which describes oncoming twilight. As Meyerowitz notes, “It seemed to me that the French liken the twilight to the notion of the tame and the savage, the known and the unknown, where that special moment of the fading of the light offers us an entrance into the place where our senses might fail us slightly, making us vulnerable to the vagaries of our imagination.”

Most of the photographs in the exhibition are from a time when Meyerowitz was spending summers on Cape Cod and had just begun working with an 8×10 view camera. “My whole way of seeing was both challenged and refreshed. I found that time became a greater element in my work. The view camera demands longer exposures, and I began looking into the oncoming twilight and seeing things that the small cameras either couldn’t handle or didn’t present in significant enough quality,” Meyerowitz explains. “What seems of more value to me now, 30 years later, is how that devotion to the questions back then taught me to see in a new and simpler way.”

Photographs from the time of Meyerowitz’s iconic series Cape Light, widely recognized for his use of color and appreciation of light, are included in the exhibition. A young woman is perched on a wall that overlooks the Cape Cod Bay in a 1984 print, with the last of the daylight fading into a pink haze. A 1977 view of a dark house with one lit window has a sandy front yard with a sagging badminton net, an abandoned tricycle, and a blue doghouse with peeling paint. In a nearly abstract image from 1984, the viewer can barely see lights from a house on the beach as night falls. Other locations show a view of a serene sky with St. Louis’ Gateway Arch from 1977 and a palm tree in fading blue light in Florida from 1979.

As Meyerowitz notes, “I am grateful that my experience has allowed me to work both as a street photographer and as a view-camera photographer, and that I’m comfortable with both vocabularies. I speak two languages, classical and jazz. Street photography is jazz. The view camera, being so much slower, is more classical, more meditative, it has a different way of showing its content. You can be a jazz musician and play classically, and you can be a classical musician and love the immediacy and improvisation of jazz.”

 

About Joel Meyerowitz

Joel Meyerowitz (born 1938) is an award-winning photographer whose work has appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries throughout the world. After a chance encounter with Robert Frank, the New York native began photographing street scenes in color in 1962, and by the mid-1960s became an early advocate of color photography and was instrumental in the legitimization and growing acceptance of color film. His first book, Cape Light (1979) is considered a classic work of color photography and has sold more than 100,000 copies. He has authored 17 other books, including Legacy: The Preservation of Wilderness in New York City Parks (Aperture, 2009). As the only photographer given official access to Ground Zero in the wake of September 11th, he created the World Trade Center Archive, selections of which have toured around the world. Meyerowitz is a two-time Guggenheim fellow and a recipient of awards from both the NEA and NEH. He is a recent winner of the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Award, its highest honor. For his 50 years of work in 2012, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Lucie Awards, an annual event honoring the greatest achievements in photography. His work is held in the collections of many museums, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. Meyerowitz lives and works in Tuscany and New York City.

 

About Howard Greenberg Gallery

Since its inception over 35 years ago, Howard Greenberg Gallery has built a vast and ever-changing collection of some of the most important photographs in the medium. The Gallery’s collection acts as a living history of photography, offering genres and styles from Pictorialism to Modernism, in addition to contemporary photography and images conceived for industry, advertising, and fashion. Howard Greenberg Gallery is located at 41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406, New York. The gallery exhibits at The ADAA Art Show, The Armory Show, The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, Photo London, Art Basel, Paris Photo, and Art Basel Miami Beach. For more information, contact 212-334-0010 or info@howardgreenberg.com or visit www.howardgreenberg.com.

 

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Howard Greenberg Gallery

41 E 57th St, Ste 1406, New York, NY 10022

212.334.0010

info@howardgreenberg.com

Open Tues-Sat 10-6

Summer Hours: Mon-Fri 10-5



Richard Sexton: Louisiana

March 30 - September 29

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA +

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Richard Sexton: Louisiana

March 30 - September 29


A Gallery for Fine Photography

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130

504.568.1313

joshuamann@att.net

Open Thur-Mon 10:30-5



Call and Response

June 17 - September 3

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY +

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Call and Response

June 17 - September 3


Alice Austen House Museum

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10305

718.816.4506

Open Tues-Sun 11-5


Dornith Doherty: Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden

August 12, 2017 - January 14, 2018

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX +

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Dornith Doherty: Dornith Doherty: Archiving Eden

August 12, 2017 - January 14, 2018

Over the decade, North Texas photographer Dornith Doherty has traveled the globe to construct a visual meditation on the planet’s botanical diversity by showcasing the work of international seed banks and sharing the pure aesthetic pleasure of seeds and their transformations into plants. This exhibition celebrates the completion of that project. At a time when some ecologists are suggesting that we are losing more than ten animal and plant species each day, the display provides eloquent confirmation of the close relationship between botany and biophilia.


Amon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX 76107

817.738.1933

Open Tues-Sat 10-5, Thur 10-8, Sun 12-5


2017 Aperture Summer Open: On Freedom

July 13 - August 17

547 W 27th St, 4th floor, New York, NY +

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2017 Aperture Summer Open: On Freedom

July 13 - August 17


Aperture Gallery & Bookstore

547 W 27th St, 4th floor, New York, NY 10001

212.505.5555

info@aperture.org

Open Mon-Sat 10-5:30



The Photographer’s Curator: Hugh Edwards at the Art Institute of Chicago

May 24 - October 29

111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL +

Robert Frank: Photos Books Films

May 11 - August 25

111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL +

Helena Almeida: Work is never finished

June 29 - September 4

111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL +

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Helena Almeida: Work is never finished

June 29 - September 4

“My work is my body; my body is my work,” Helena Almeida declared in 1969. Around this time the artist took a photograph of herself wearing a blank pink-toned canvas across her torso—at once a comical and a radical gesture, and one that marked a crucial turn in her practice. Almeida (Portuguese, born 1934) had studied painting in Lisbon in the mid-1950s but since 1969 has produced mainly black-and-white photographs of herself, sometimes painting or tinting them. These are never self-portraits, but the compositions always center on the artist’s body, always differently posed or contorted and almost always captured in the same corner of her studio. She tends to work in long, sometimes open-ended series, and in recent decades she has printed her photographs at full-body scale or larger. While Almeida still calls herself a painter rather than a photographer, she is at the same time also a kind of dancer, engaged in an ongoing, experimental choreography of everyday gestures and physical limits, exploring the seemingly endless malleability of the body.

Almeida emerged in the context of the late 1960s and 1970s—at the advent of feminist and performance-oriented art, when many young, avant-garde practitioners explored the physicality of the artist’s body and art making as a literal record of actions taken in the studio. Indeed, since then she has figured as one of the most significant artists working in Portugal. The Art Institute’s focus series exhibition is Almeida’s first solo show in the United States in more than a decade, and, rather than historicizing the artist’s practice, it emphasizes her work of the last two decades, including examples from several major photographic sequences since 2000. These are masterful series—the lyrical, humorous, poignant, and profound work of an artist who has by now used and reproduced her body for decades. Almeida’s recent photographs not only demonstrate the intimate knowledge the artist has gained by tracking her physical form over time but also remind us that we are all shape shifters—and that our bodies can be revealed to us anew with every considered action. As the exhibition’s title indicates, such work is never finished.


Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603

312.443.3600

Open daily 10:30-5, Thur 10:30-8



Cade Turner: Photographs

August 9 - August 27

84 Orchard St New York, NY +

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Cade Turner: Photographs

August 9 - August 27


Artifact

84 Orchard St New York, NY 10002

212.475.0448

info@rtifactnyc.net

Open Wed-Sun 12-6


Wayne Guyton, Peter Fischli, David Weiss

June 22 - November 26

637 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO, +

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Wayne Guyton, Peter Fischli, David Weiss

June 22 - November 26


Aspen Art Museum

637 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO, United States

970.925.8050

Open Tues-Sun 10-6


Standing Rock: Art and Solidarity

May 20, 2017 - February 18, 2018

4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA +

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Standing Rock: Art and Solidarity

May 20, 2017 - February 18, 2018


Autry Museum of the American West

4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 90027

323.667.2000

communications@theautry.org

Open Tues-Fri 10-4, Sat-Sun 10-5


Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Minor White: Black, White & Abstract

May 17 - October 1

10 Art Museum Dr Baltimore, MD +

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Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Minor White: Black, White & Abstract

May 17 - October 1

Black, White & Abstract considers the work of three of the most important and influential American photographers of the 20th century: Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White.

The BMA is fortunate to have strong holdings of works by Callahan and Siskind, and now White as well thanks to the recent acquisition of the nine-part series Sound of One Hand Clapping, Sequence 14, never before on view at the Museum.

Born within a decade of one another, Callahan, Siskind, and White each took up photography in the 1930s, with their work coming to the fore in the 1940s and 1950s as they embarked on long teaching careers.

Although they worked primarily in black and white they periodically experimented with color photography, especially Callahan. Each, in his own way, was interested in pursuing abstraction, though their work was always tied to representational subject matter.

All three photographers were also intrigued by exploring formal and/or conceptual themes through series of photographs.

Open 10 am – 5 pm.

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.


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Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr Baltimore, MD 21218

410.396.7100

Open Wed-Fri 10-5, Sat-Sun 11-6