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Stephen Shore: Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places, Vintage Prints

January 25 - March 1

745 Fifth Ave, 4th floor, New York, NY +

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Stephen Shore: Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places, Vintage Prints

January 25 - March 1

Edwynn Houk Gallery is pleased to present Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places Vintage Prints, a selection of vintage works from the artist’s landmark series. The exhibition will be on view at the gallery’s New York location from 25 January to 31 March 2018.

Stephen Shore (American, b. 1947) is a pioneer of color and vernacular photography. With a small number of contemporaries, he championed the elevation of color photography as art and redefined the documentary tradition in American photography. Shore’s vision of the ordinary world in full color is now so pervasive that its monumental influences are often taken for granted as inherent properties of photography. In particular, Andreas Gursky and Thomas Struth have acknowledged his work as inspiration.

First published as a monograph in 1982, the images in Uncommon Places articulate a vision of the United States unlike any preceding artistic statement. At the project’s start in 1973, Shore had just completed his first cross-country road trip and major inquiry into the contemporary American landscape. Influenced by Pop and Conceptual concepts he encountered at Andy Warhol’s studio The Factory, American Surfaces (1972) focused on completely ordinary scenes such as highway gas stations, motel beds, and diner meals and used a language hitherto unexplored in art photography: color.

Similarly, Uncommon Places presents the language of modern life as quintessentially vernacular and colorful, yet this series achieved something wholly different from the artist’s earlier initiative. Investigations into formal structure form the beating heartbeat of Uncommon Places, the series that Ben Crair writes “is the moment at which Shore passed from under the house of Warhol and into the house of Walker Evans.” The large-format camera he used for this series yielded prints saturated with astonishingly acute details, communicating a banquet of visual information to the viewer in mere seconds. These works were crucial influences for a number of artists, including those in the Dusseldorf School of Photography, and their significance in the field of contemporary photography is nearly impossible to overstate.

This exhibition is a rare presentation of vintage prints presented in their original format and materials. Many of these images were first exhibited to the public in a solo exhibition of Shore’s work at the Museum of Modern Art in 1976.

Shore began his career at a young age. While he was 14, the Museum of Modern Art acquired his prints under the leadership of Edward Steichen. In 1971, he earned the distinction of becoming the first living photographer since Alfred Stieglitz to receive a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. More than 25 books have been published of his photographs, including Uncommon Places: The Complete Works; American Surfaces; and Stephen Shore, published by the Museum of Modern Art to accompany the artist’s major retrospective through May 2018. Exhibitions of his work have been hosted at the Art Institute of Chicago, IL; International Center of Photography, NY; Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf; and Hammer Museum, CA. His work is held in major collections, including at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art, NY; Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA; and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. The artist lives in Tivoli, New York.


Edwynn Houk Gallery

745 Fifth Ave, 4th floor, New York, NY 10151

212.750.7070

info@houkgallery.com

Open Tues-Sat 11-6

Summer Hours: Mon-Fri 11-6



Stephen Shore: Stephen Shore

January 11 - February 17

555 West 21st Street, New York, NY, +

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Stephen Shore: Stephen Shore

January 11 - February 17

303 Gallery is pleased to present our sixth exhibition of new photographs by Stephen Shore.

303 Gallery

555 West 21st Street, New York, NY, United States

212.255.1121

Open Tues-Sat 10-6



Michael Kenna

November 30, 2017 - January 28, 2018

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA +

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Michael Kenna

November 30, 2017 - January 28, 2018


A Gallery for Fine Photography

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130

504.568.1313

joshuamann@att.net

Open Thur-Mon 10:30-5



Michel Varisco: Below Sea Level

December 9, 2017 - February 25, 2018

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA +

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Michel Varisco: Below Sea Level

December 9, 2017 - February 25, 2018

 

Below Sea Level, the latest body of work from New Orleans artist Michel Varisco, imagines a metaphorical future for citizens after global sea levels have risen to overtake the land. In these magical realist photographs and assemblages, Varisco explores the intimate and complex experience of life in an endangered community, where citizens feel such a powerful connection to their home that they would rather reinvent themselves than abandon it. Unconventionally shot while submerged underwater, Below Sea Level also functions as a performative collaboration; Varisco gets in the water with a diverse group of residents who have been gently coached to surrender to their subaqueous state, with no air tanks or breathing masks to support them. These photographs establish a profound connection between the viewer, the subject, and the artist herself – all of whom float silently together in this strange oceanic world. Below Sea Level embodies a poetic response to the predicted fate of rising waters, as we struggle, adapt, float, and endure to create a new world beneath the water’s surface.

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A Gallery for Fine Photography

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130

504.568.1313

joshuamann@att.net

Open Thur-Mon 10:30-5



sad poems.

November 15, 2017 - March 4, 2018

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA +

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sad poems.

November 15, 2017 - March 4, 2018

​In his introduction to The Americans, poet Jack Kerouac claimed that photographer Robert Frank’s images “sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film.” This exhibition, sad poems., explores the notion of sadness by presenting photographs that focus on American life by artists such as Ansel Adams, Roy DeCarava, and Frank himself, and captures these poetic and tragic qualities. To investigate this relationship between photography, poetry, and sadness, and to acknowledge the universality of this emotion, the images in this show are placed into dialogue with poetry from around the world. Whether the lament of an ancient Japanese poet upon seeing a snow-covered meadow, or the eerie stillness haunting the frame of an American living room, each image and text reveal the power and ubiquity of sadness.​

This exhibition has been curated by Phillips Academy students in the course Art 400: Exploring the Addison, taught by Stephanie Sparling Williams, Assistant Curator and Visiting Scholar at the Addison Gallery.


Addison Gallery of American Art

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA 01810

978.749.4015

Open Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5



Micro/Macro: Views of Earth by Marilyn Bridges and Jeannette Klute

September 2, 2017 - March 11, 2018

One South High Akron, OH +

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Micro/Macro: Views of Earth by Marilyn Bridges and Jeannette Klute

September 2, 2017 - March 11, 2018

Marilyn Bridges and Jeannette Klute both chose Earth’s natural and human-touched terrain as their subject matter. Micro/Macro illustrates how photographs of the Earth on both an intimate and aerial scale can be disorienting as well as familiar, and the inherent compositional parallels between the work of two very different artists.

Bridges photographs sites around the world that show signs of past or present human activities. Looking down from the open door of a small plane flying at an altitude between 300 and 1000 feet, her aerial photographs record a visual experience that is neither like standing on the ground, nor looking out the window of a commercial jet. Her black and white images flatten Earth’s terrain into patterns of light, dark and texture. Exact scale and orientation are not clear except through detailed examination.

Klute is known for her contributions to the technical development and expressive value of color photography in the mid-1900s, when few artistic photographers used color processes. She was hired by Eastman Kodak in 1939, one of few women in the field at the time, and by 1945 was head of the visual research studio in the company’s color technology division. Klute tested a variety of subjects and environments in her research and art, often turning to nature as a source of myriad colors and textures. Her photographs of tide pools emphasize the colors and patterns in these micro environments, with overall compositions that decline to privilege particular objects but rather aim to translate the fascination and wonder she felt towards shore life.

The photographs featured in Micro/Macro: Views of Earth by Marilyn Bridges and Jeannette Klute come from the collection of the Akron Art Museum.

This exhibition is organized by the Akron Art Museum and is supported by the Ohio Arts Council. 


Akron Art Museum

One South High Akron, OH 44308

330.376.9185

Open Wed-Sun 11-5, Thur 11-9


Shared Space: A New Era

October 1, 2017 - April 22, 2018

258 Main St Ridgefield, CT +

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Shared Space: A New Era

October 1, 2017 - April 22, 2018

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum is pleased to present Shared Space: A New Era, an exhibition of photographs and video from 1987 through 2010 that considers the world’s social, economic, and political climate over the past thirty years and how the growing impact of technology during this time, with radically increased and diversified communication, has introduced a new phase of globalization. This exhibition has been curated by Lillian Lambrechts from the Bank of America Collection and is on loan from its Art in our Communities® program.

Shared Space features contemporary artists from twelve countries: the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, India, Iran, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland. These artists capture myriad spaces for communication and interaction—urban and rural landscapes, homes and backyards, city streets and plazas, and ports and terminals. The exhibition’s point of departure is 1987, a seminal year that marks the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, and soon thereafter the fall of the Berlin Wall, events marking the end of the Cold War and the beginning of a new age of international exchange.

Sze Tsung Leong’s cityscapes illustrate the impact of a global economy. Thomas Ruff’s and Günther Förg’s photographs show the rapid transformation of the built environment through images of Modernist architecture constructed upon utopian ideals, now derelict and failing to realize its original intention. Photographs by Raghubir Singh, Thomas Struth, and Massimo Vitali depict masses of people gathering in public spaces from Los Angeles to Vietnam, and the Netherlands—expressing an unprecedented universality of access to information. Despite the interconnectivity of this time, a distancing and disconnect remains between individuals and groups, near and afar, as evidenced in Ben Gest’s Jessica & Samantha (2003), family members in close physical proximity who seem deeply psychologically distanced from one another. Shared Space reminds viewers of their place in the world and their role and impact on current global and interpersonal affairs while also provoking them to consider how they will contribute to “shared space” in the future.

“Bank of America is committed to strengthening artistic institutions and in turn, the communities we serve,” said Bill Tommins, Bank of America Southern Connecticut Market President. “Sharing our collection with the public through partners such as The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum not only makes business sense for the bank, but also helps support museums in Connecticut.”

For press inquiries, please contact Emily Devoe at 203.438.4519, extension 140, or edevoe@aldrichart.org

Shared Space: A New Era is generously supported by the Bank of America Art in our Communities® program and Crozier.


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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

258 Main St Ridgefield, CT 06877

203.438.4519

Open Mon, Wed-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5


Rania Matar: In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar

December 23, 2017 - June 17, 2018

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX +

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Rania Matar: In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar

December 23, 2017 - June 17, 2018

This exhibition brings together four bodies of work by the Lebanese-American photographer Rania Matar that trace the development of female identity through portraiture. Depicting transitional moments of life, from young girlhood to middle age, Matar’s works address personal and collective identity through photographs mining female adolescence and womanhood. Photographing girls and women in both the United States and the Middle East, the artist shows how the forces that shape female identity transcend cultural and geographic boundaries.


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



Ellen Carey: Ellen Carey: Dings, Pulls, and Shadows

January 20 - July 22

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX +

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Ellen Carey: Ellen Carey: Dings, Pulls, and Shadows

January 20 - July 22

Since the 1990s, experimental photographer Ellen Carey has been making photographs that defy photographic conventions of depicting identifiable subjects. Instead, her works depict vibrant fields of color that are meditations on the very nature of photography as an image created by the action of light on a light-sensitive surface. The exhibition Ellen Carey: Dings, Pulls, and Shadows features seven key works that explore the artist’s interest in color, light, and the photographic process as the subject of her practice.


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



Paul Bulteel: Waste Not

September 20, 2017 - January 31, 2018

143 Ludlow St New York, NY +

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Paul Bulteel: Waste Not

September 20, 2017 - January 31, 2018

The world is consuming at unprecedented rates. Three and a half million tons of waste is generated globally every day. By 2100, that figure is expected to triple to a daily rate of 11 million. With a directive to mitigate its environmental effects, Bulteel’s home country of Belgium consistently ranks one of the best in the world at recycling, boasting a rate of 62 percent. Comparatively, the US stands at 35 percent.

Waste Not exhibits scenes from the extensive recycling systems working to restore materials for reuse. Since 2013, Bulteel has photographed 50 companies active in collecting, sorting, recycling and reclaiming waste across Western Europe. His work aims to document a variety of waste streams and make viewers aware of the enormous quantities of materials left behind. Waste Not illustrates and encourages efforts to recycle waste on an unprecedented scale.


Anastasia Photo

143 Ludlow St New York, NY 10002

212.677.9725

kaley@anastasia-photo.com

Open Tues-Sun 11-7



Ruthie Abel: Let It Be The Dream It Used To Be

November 30, 2017 - January 24, 2018

143 Ludlow St New York, NY +

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Ruthie Abel: Let It Be The Dream It Used To Be

November 30, 2017 - January 24, 2018

Over 30,000 children currently face complex deportation proceedings without legal counsel. Most come to the United States alone from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, countries with the highest murder rates in the world. These children face deadly violence if deported, and thus have strong legal cases for immigration relief. Let It Be The Dream documents children who, through an extraordinary network of pro bono legal service providers, have won the right to stay in America.


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Anastasia Photo

143 Ludlow St New York, NY 10002

212.677.9725

kaley@anastasia-photo.com

Open Tues-Sun 11-7



Adrian Fernandez, Elliott Erwitt, Hermes Mallea, Leysis Quesada Vera, Luis Gispert, Michael Christopher Brown, Michael Dweck, Raul Canibano, Rene Pena, Tria Giovan: Cuba Is

September 8, 2017 - March 4, 2018

2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA +

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Adrian Fernandez, Elliott Erwitt, Hermes Mallea, Leysis Quesada Vera, Luis Gispert, Michael Christopher Brown, Michael Dweck, Raul Canibano, Rene Pena, Tria Giovan: Cuba Is

September 8, 2017 - March 4, 2018


Annenberg Space For Photography

2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067

213.403.3000

info@annenbergspaceforphotography.org

Open Wed-Sun 11-6