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Tyler Mitchell: An Imaginative Arrangement Of The Things Before Me

September 24, 2021 - January 2, 2022

48 Wheeler Ave, 1st Floor, Pleasantville, NY, +

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Tyler Mitchell: An Imaginative Arrangement Of The Things Before Me

September 24, 2021 - January 2, 2022

The Gordon Parks Foundation is pleased to present An Imaginative Arrangement of the Things Before Me, an exhibition of new works by artist Tyler Mitchell, a 2020 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellow, curated by Deborah Willis. Mitchell is known for his images that reflect and celebrate the vast beauty and intimacies of Black American life.

Inspired by Gordon Parks’s photographs of Black families, Tyler’s work constructs distinctive stories that reframe the notion of home as a center of Black life. Taking as a starting point private and public archives of family photographs, and engaging material references such as antique frames, carpet, upholstery, and porcelain plates that evoke domestic spaces, Mitchell has created a new series of images and a site-specific installation. By merging private memories with public narratives, he reimagines the collective histories of the African Diaspora and Black migration as a family portrait.

Mitchell writes, “I want to consider the significance of a proverbial domestic space not only as a site of Black life itself but also as a site where desires, longing, and collective family memory exist. I hope to create a comforting and tender space for people to go and escape into.”

Mitchell’s work pays homage to identities within the construct of family—siblings, mothers and daughters, sons and fathers—across generations. He honors these family connections by posing his subjects in intimate spaces in their homes as well as in traditional portrait studios. The resulting photographs—among them, Ancestors and Generations—depict play and contemplation, leisure and spirituality, and invite us to consider new narratives about beauty and family. Further, the gallery space itself is transformed into an intimate domestic space, at its center The Grand Sofa—an intricately designed sofa upholstered in printed fabric that features portraits of beloved family members—that serves as a reimagining of everyday objects that hold memories, histories, and lives lived. An Imaginative Arrangement of the Things Before Me explores a shared understanding of what it means to remake, remember, and preserve the family photograph in the twenty-first century.

Tyler Mitchell (b. 1995 Atlanta) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received a BFA from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Foam Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam, as well as the International Center of Photography in New York. He has also been included in group exhibitions at the Aperture Foundation in New York, and Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn. He has lectured on the politics of image-making at Harvard University, Paris Photo, the International Center of Photography, and other institutions. Mitchell was awarded the 2020 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellowship, which culminated in this exhibition.


The Gordon Parks Foundation

48 Wheeler Ave, 1st Floor, Pleasantville, NY, United States

914.238.2619

info@mkfound.org

Open Mon-Fri 10-4

Summer Hours: Mon-Thur 10-4, Fri 10-1



Josephine Sacabo: Music Was The Room She Lived In

September 30, 2021 - January 7, 2022

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA +

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Josephine Sacabo: Music Was The Room She Lived In

September 30, 2021 - January 7, 2022

Music Was The Room She Lived In is a collection from four different bodies of work: Those Who Dance, Le Diable Au Corps (Devil in the Flesh), Music Was The Room She Lived In, and Photism.


A Gallery for Fine Photography

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130

504.568.1313

joshuamann@att.net

Open Thur-Mon 10:30-5


Shannon Taggart: Séance: Photographs by Shannon Taggart

August 31 - December 17

1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD +

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Shannon Taggart: Séance: Photographs by Shannon Taggart

August 31 - December 17

For the past twenty years American artist Shannon Taggart (born 1975) has documented Spiritualist practices and communities in the United States, England, and Europe. The resulting body of work, Séance, examines the relationship of Spiritualism to human celebrity, its connections to art, science, and technology, and its intrinsic bond with the medium of photography. This exhibition presents forty-seven haunting images from the series, revealing the emotional, psychological, and physical dimensions of Spiritualism in the 21st century.

Shannon Taggart is an artist and author based in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. Her photographs have been exhibited and featured internationally, including within the publications TIME, New York Times Magazine, Discover, and Newsweek. Her work has been recognized by Nikon, Magnum Photos and the Inge Morath Foundation, American Photography and the Alexia Foundation for World Peace. Taggart’s monograph, SÉANCE (Fulgur Press, 2019) was listed as one of TIME magazine’s ‘Best Photobooks of 2019.’

This exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Pensacola Museum of Art.


Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250

410.455.2270

Open Mon-Fri 10-4:30, Thur 12-8, Sat-Sun 12-5


The Photographer in the Garden

September 11 - December 30

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY +

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The Photographer in the Garden

September 11 - December 30

Since the invention of the medium, photographers have been drawn by the allure of flowers. This group exhibition excerpted from Aperture’s book The Photographer in the Garden celebrates the rich history of artists working in the garden as a site of inspiration and reinvention. Featuring work from Sam Abell, Alice Austen, Mack Cohen, Stephen Gill, Lonnie Graham, Justine Kurland, Lori Nix, Bill Owens, Sheron Rupp, Collier Schorr, and Mike Slack.


Alice Austen House Museum

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10305

718.816.4506

Open Tues--Fri 1:00 - 5:00 PM, Sat-Sun 11:00 - 5:00 Closed Monday



Jerry Spearman: 9/11 Commemoration

September 11 - December 30

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY +

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Jerry Spearman: 9/11 Commemoration

September 11 - December 30

At the beginning of 2021, cultural and preservation leaders met at the 9/11 Memorial Museum to discuss cultural institutions’ response to the 20th anniversary and plan performances to provide our community with spaces to gather and reflect on the power of the arts in NYC to heal. The Alice Austen House will join many other cultural institutions to light our building in blue on Saturday, September 11 and be exhibiting vintage Landmarks Commission photographs of Staten Island firehouses from September 11 through December 30 in our contemporary sunroom gallery.


Alice Austen House Museum

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10305

718.816.4506

Open Tues--Fri 1:00 - 5:00 PM, Sat-Sun 11:00 - 5:00 Closed Monday



Focus: Power, Agency, and Objectivity in Early Photography

August 26 - December 23

Oberlin College, 87 N Main St, Oberlin, Ohio +

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Focus: Power, Agency, and Objectivity in Early Photography

August 26 - December 23

British photographer Julia Margaret Cameron (1815–1879) once asked: “what is focus, and who has the right to say what focus is the legitimate focus?” Cameron’s question lies at the heart of this exhibition, which traces the early history of photography while probing how myths surrounding the perceived objectivity of this new medium conceal the power dynamics inherent in who photographs, what is photographed, and how photographs are viewed and understood.

A woman who came to photography in her late 40s, Cameron was disparaged by male art critics for the soft focus of her images, an intentional artistic choice often dismissed as a sign of technical ineptitude. This critique speaks to a fundamental tension that dominated discourses on photography in the 1800s: was it primarily a scientific tool best used for precise documentation, or a form of artistic expression on par with well-established genres such as painting? In other words, are photographs, by their very nature, truthful? Or can they manipulate and distort reality?

After an introductory section on early photographic technologies, this exhibition explores these questions through three themes: portraiture, European photographs of faraway lands recently—or soon to be—colonized, and images of the American West. In each case, the photographs on view push us to consider the visible and invisible systems of power that led to their creation, and how photographers’ decisions support or subvert dominant historical narratives.

Organized by Alexandra Letvin, assistant curator of European and American art


Allen Memorial Art Museum

Oberlin College, 87 N Main St, Oberlin, Ohio 44074

440.775.8665

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


Elaine Duigenan: Bloßfeldts Lehrling

November 14, 2021 - January 30, 2022

57072 Siegen, Germany +

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Elaine Duigenan: Bloßfeldts Lehrling

November 14, 2021 - January 30, 2022

Elaine Duigenan, British photographic artist, recreates Karl Blossfeldt’s iconic photographs of plants in twine. This series was premiered by Klompching Gallery [New York] at AIPAD [Association of International Photography Art Dealers] and has continuously attracted attention. It received gold at the Prix de la Photographie (Paris) and an international photography award at the Pingyao International Festival of Photography, in China. The images depict handmade objects made from cable ties*. They attempt to recreate plant structures seen in iconic photographs by German artist Karl Blossfeldt (1920s). Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932) was a German art professor and wanted to encourage his students to pay conscious attention. He built a camera that could magnify up to 30 times and took hundreds of photographs of plant forms. He wanted to demonstrate that the best design was already given in nature. The artist engaged with his images and thus, became a student of today – twisting, tying and bending the material to her will. She says: “My imperfect specimens taunted me with their limitations. But embracing the flaws became the meaning of the work, and showing the connections and loose threads reveals the tension between perfection and imperfection.”
*A cable tie is a metal wire covered with a thin plastic strip used to close the openings of bags, such as garbage or bread bags.
The artist has exhibited internationally and her work is in collections such as the V&A and the Museum of Fine Art in Houston. Her work is represented by Klompching Gallery in New York. In late 2009, one of her paintings was flown to the International Space Station on the shuttle Atlantis. Elaine helped bring the practice of digital scanning (scanography) to the forefront in the 1990s, and her work is exemplified in the V&A’s History of Photographic Processes. It is a truly unique method of capturing such detail and depth. The objects Elaine works with are found or made; things are never quite what they seem, and her work is reduced to a search for unique beauty. Pale specimens glow in deep black spaces and seem to hang by a thread. There is strength and fragility, perfection and imperfection. Her works excite the viewer as the images hover somewhere between whimsicality and elegance.

We cordially invite you to the exhibition
Elaine Duigenan
Blossfeldt’s Apprentice
Photography
November 14, 2021 to January 31, 2022
Vernissage: Sunday, November 14, 2021, 11 a.m. Chiara Bohn will speak at the opening.
The then valid Corona protection rules apply


Art Galerie

57072 Siegen, Germany


Fragments of Epic Memory

September 1, 2021 - February 21, 2022

317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada +

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Fragments of Epic Memory

September 1, 2021 - February 21, 2022

Fragments of Epic Memory will invite visitors to experience the multiple ways of encountering the Caribbean and its diaspora, from the period following emancipation through today.

The first exhibition organized by the AGO’s new Department of Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora, it will blend historical and contemporary narratives, presenting more than 200 photographs from the AGO’s Montgomery Collection of Caribbean Photographs alongside paintings, sculpture, and video works by modern and contemporary Caribbean artists that show how the region’s histories are constantly revisited and reimagined through artistic production over time.

Fragments of Epic Memory is curated by Julie Crooks, Curator of Arts of Global Africa and the Diaspora and will feature a new commission by Sandra Brewster and art works by Ebony G. Patterson, Frank Bowling, and Manuel Mathieu to name just a few.

 

Image Caption:

Paul Anthony Smith, Untitled, 7 Women, 2019. Unique picotage on inkjet print, coloured pencil, spray paint on museum board, 101.6 x 127 cm. The Hott Collection, New York © Paul Anthony Smith. Image courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York


Art Gallery of Ontario

317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1G4, Canada

877.225.4246

Open Tues-Sun 10-5:30, Wed 10-8:30


André Kertész: André Kertész: Postcards from Paris

October 2, 2021 - January 17, 2022

111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL +

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André Kertész: André Kertész: Postcards from Paris

October 2, 2021 - January 17, 2022

André Kertész: Postcards from Paris

Oct 2, 2021–Jan 17, 2022

Photographer André Kertész (American, born Hungary, 1894–1985) arrived in Paris in the fall of 1925 with little more than a camera and some savings.

By the end of 1928, he was contributing regularly to magazines and exhibiting his work internationally alongside well-known artists like Man Ray and Berenice Abbott. The three years between his arrival in Paris and his emergence as a major figure in modern art photography marked a period of dedicated experimentation and exploration for Kertész. During this time he carved out a photographic practice that allowed him to move between the realms of amateur and professional, photojournalist and avant-garde artist, diarist and documentarian.

For those three years only, Kertész produced most of his prints on carte postale, or postcard, paper. Although his choice may have initially been born of economy and convenience, he turned this popular format toward artistic ends, rigorously composing new images in the darkroom and making a new kind of photographic object. The small scale of the cards also allowed them to circulate in a way befitting an immigrant artist—shared with a widening circle of international friends at the café table or sent in an envelope to faraway family.

SPONSORS

Lead support for André Kertész: Postcards from Paris is generously provided by Nicholas and Susan Pritzker.

Major support is contributed by The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation.

Additional support is provided by Vicki and Bill Hood.

Members of the Luminary Trust provide annual leadership support for the museum’s operations, including exhibition development, conservation and collection care, and educational programming. The Luminary Trust includes an anonymous donor; Neil Bluhm and the Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation; Karen Gray-Krehbiel and John Krehbiel, Jr.; Kenneth C. Griffin; Caryn and King Harris, The Harris Family Foundation; Josef and Margot Lakonishok; Robert M. and Diane v.S. Levy; Ann and Samuel M. Mencoff; Sylvia Neil and Dan Fischel; Anne and Chris Reyes; Cari and Michael J. Sacks; and the Earl and Brenda Shapiro Foundation.


Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603

312.443.3600

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



Kerrick James: Arizona Odyssey — Forty Years of Roaming for Beauty

December 4, 2021 - March 5, 2022

Reception: Sat December 4, 4-8pm

207 N Gilbert Rd, Ste 201 Gilbert, AZ +

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Kerrick James: Arizona Odyssey — Forty Years of Roaming for Beauty

December 4, 2021 - March 5, 2022

Reception: Sat December 4, 4-8pm

Kerrick James began photographing Arizona in 1977, at first only the wild places of exotic beauty, then over time the people and cultures of our Southwestern nirvana. These 67 images are drawn from a thousand explorations across the expanse of Arizona. Some are of places now lost to flood or time. They depict iconic landscapes, ephemeral weather and celestial phenomena, billion-year-old rocks and medusa-like saguaros, cowboys and horses, Hopi and Navajo dancers, adventurers and musicians alike. And of course, Route 66, our distinctive slice of the highway of American myth, and promised freedom.

Photographs are intrinsically documents, but they should also reveal more than mere place, or be a singular time stamp. They can show us ourselves, through the prism of tones and colors, shapes and lines, loss and discovery. I invite you to share in these moments of beauty and life lived well by those I’ve met along the road, and by one sublimely lucky photographer…

Please see the HD South website for admission pricing and more information!

Image credit: Kerrick James


Art Intersection

207 N Gilbert Rd, Ste 201 Gilbert, AZ 85234

480.361.1118

info@artintersection.com

Open Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm



Little by Little 2021

December 4, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Reception: Sat December 11, 5-8pm

207 N Gilbert Rd, Ste 201 Gilbert, AZ +

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Little by Little 2021

December 4, 2021 - January 15, 2022

Reception: Sat December 11, 5-8pm

Little by Little, a juried exhibition of small artworks, presents a wide variety of art expressed in a size no more than twelve-inches in any dimension. Amazing, beautiful, and impactful small works of art presented in a dedicated exhibition from a more intimate viewpoint that begs for a closer look!

These incredible artworks make wonderful gifts for family, friends, or for you too. If you purchase a piece, we will take it off the wall to take it home with you that day.

See our website for more details!

Image credit: Tamara Poff


Art Intersection

207 N Gilbert Rd, Ste 201 Gilbert, AZ 85234

480.361.1118

info@artintersection.com

Open Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm



Joe Clementi: NYC 1970–1990

November 1 - December 18

3 W Homestead Ave, Collingswood, NJ, USA +

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Joe Clementi: NYC 1970–1990

November 1 - December 18

NYC 1970’s–1990’s

Joe Clementi, a commercial photographer operating from his studio on 30th Street and 7th Avenue for 20 years, a methodical black and white analog film photographer, photographed celebrities and fashion during NYC’s wildest of times. Joe has slowly been unsurfacing his archive of negatives over the course of the last few years to reveal hidden gems of nightlife and attitude of a bygone era of New York City.


Big Day Film Collective

3 W Homestead Ave, Collingswood, NJ, USA

bigday@bigdayfilmcollective.com

Open Saturday & Sunday 12–6pm, Monday–Friday by appointment

Summer Hours: LIMITED until September due to Covid19 CDC restrictions. Please follow us on Instagram @bigdayfilmcollective for updates.