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Brett Weston: Brett Weston

July 22, 2022 - January 22, 2023

Reception: Fri July 22, 6-9pm

110 S Market St San Jose, CA +

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Brett Weston: Brett Weston

July 22, 2022 - January 22, 2023

Reception: Fri July 22, 6-9pm

Recognized for his bold, abstract compositions of Western American landscapes and natural forms, and for his daring printing style, Brett Weston was a leading photographer of the early twentieth century. The second son of acclaimed photographer Edward Weston, Brett Weston devoted his entire life to photography, experimenting with various printing processes and exploring a wide range of themes and contexts to create a unique body of work that transcends comparison to his famous father’s images. Although he acknowledged his father as a huge artistic influence and admired the work of other photographers including Paul Strand, Charles Sheeler, and Henri Cartier-Bresson, Weston was also greatly inspired by artists working in painting and sculpture such as Georgia O’Keefe (whom he once proclaimed as the greatest living American painter), Constantin Brancusi, and Henry Moore. Weston initially used his father’s second camera, a 3 ¼ x 4 ¼ inch Graflex, to make his first photographs in 1925. The images from this period reflect an intuitive and sophisticated approach to abstraction that would blossom later in his career when he began making pictures with an 8×10 inch camera. Brett Weston features fifty-one photographs drawn exclusively from the permanent collection of the San José Museum of Art and span approximately 40 years from the 1930s through the 1970s. The exhibition comprises images of natural landscapes and seascapes near Big Sur and Carmel, California; the Oregon Coast; and White Sands, New Mexico; as well as from three major portfolios: “Baja California,” “Abstraction I,” and “Abstraction II.” Although he traveled extensively and photographed throughout the world, Weston’s chosen subjects—twisted branches, tangled kelp, rock formations, cracked mud, and knotted roots—remained enduring motifs in his work.

In 2020, SJMA was gifted fifty photographs by Weston from the Christian Keesee Collection, containing The Brett Weston Archive that represents the most complete body of the artist’s work in the world. Many of the photographs donated to SJMA are vintage prints, produced in the same year as the image was taken, and a few were printed later by the artist. On his 80th birthday, Weston burned all but a dozen of his negatives to underscore his belief that only an artist should print their own photographs.


San Jose Museum of Art

110 S Market St San Jose, CA 95113

408.271.6840

info@sjmusart.org

Open Fri-Sun 11-5



Timothy Duffy

May 5 - August 31

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA +

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Timothy Duffy

May 5 - August 31


A Gallery for Fine Photography

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130

504.568.1313

joshuamann@att.net

Open Thur-Mon 10:30-5


Georgia O’Keeffe: Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer

February 26 - June 12

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA +

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer

February 26 - June 12

Georgia O’Keeffe forged a career as one of the most significant artists of the 20th century. She became famous for her paintings of flowers, skyscrapers, and landscapes, yet her lifelong connection to photography has not been explored in depth until now.

Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer is the first exhibition devoted to O’Keeffe’s work as a photographer. Nearly 100 photographs from a newly examined archive reveal the American icon’s Modernist approach to the medium. Complementing the photographs are paintings and drawings to represent the full scope of her career.

Captured on film throughout her life—in early family pictures, travel snapshots, and portraits by a cavalcade of photographic artists—O’Keeffe (1887–1986) was no stranger to the medium. She expressed her unique perspective through all aspects of her life, and by the time she began her photographic practice in the mid-1950s, her singular identity and artistry were well established.

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with the collaboration of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe. Generous support for the Addison’s presentation has been provided by the Elizabeth and Anthony Enders Exhibitions Fund.


Press Release

Addison Gallery of American Art

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA 01810

978.749.4015

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

Summer Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5; closed Mondays, July 4, and the month of August



Vera Lutter: Between Then and Now

May 9 - June 25

Piazzetta Nilo, n.7, +

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Vera Lutter: Between Then and Now

May 9 - June 25


Alfonso Artiaco

Piazzetta Nilo, n.7, 80134 Naples, Napoli Metropolitan City of Naples, Italy

39081.497.6072

Open Monday - Saturday 10 am - 7 pm



Michelle Grabner: Unremarkable Handiwork: Translations and Collections

March 5 - May 25

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY +

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Michelle Grabner: Unremarkable Handiwork: Translations and Collections

March 5 - May 25

During 2021 and early 2022 Michelle Grabner collaborated with the Alice Austen House to create a new series of paintings and photographs inspired by the home, studio, and collections of trailblazing photographer Alice Austen. Drawing on her own studio-focused practice and Austen’s photographic documentation of her home’s interior decoration and fabric collections, Grabner’s work re-examines fabric patterns and materiality in doily making, expanding on repetitive design and layering.


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


Tokuko Ushioda, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Kiyoji Ōtsuji: From Student to Master: Tokuko Ushioda and Her Teachers

May 17 - July 29

Reception: Tue May 24, 5-7pm

526 West 26th Street, New York, NY, USA +

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Tokuko Ushioda, Yasuhiro Ishimoto, Kiyoji Ōtsuji: From Student to Master: Tokuko Ushioda and Her Teachers

May 17 - July 29

Reception: Tue May 24, 5-7pm

Alison Bradley Projects is pleased to debut From Student to Master: Tokuko Ushioda and Her Teachers, early vintage photographs by Tokuko Ushioda (b. Tokyo, 1940) and rare photographs by her teachers, Yasuhiro Ishimoto (b. San Francisco, 1921–2012) and Kiyoji Ōtsuji (b. Tokyo, 1923–2001).


Press Release

Alison Bradley Projects

526 West 26th Street, New York, NY, USA

Open Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM - 6 PM

Summer Hours: Monday - Friday 11 AM - 6 PM


Between Background and Foreground

January 20 - August 7

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

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Between Background and Foreground

January 20 - August 7

Last fall, LaToya Ruby Frazier’s photograph Grandma Ruby’s Refrigerator was the centerpiece for incoming students’ conversations about identity, place, and social change in the exhibition Shared Art. This spring, the conversations continue with a selection of images from the AMAM collection of American photography. From Lewis Hine’s portrait of Pittsburgh steelworkers in the early 20th century to a still life by Nan Goldin taken in the first days of quarantine in 2020, the exhibition probes how and why artists have captured personal experiences and larger social narratives in their photography.


Allen Memorial Art Museum

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

440.775.8665

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


From Kilimanjaro to The Virunga Mountains

May 6 - June 9

27 Cork St, London W1S 3NG, UK +

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From Kilimanjaro to The Virunga Mountains

May 6 - June 9


Alon Zakaim Fine Art

27 Cork St, London W1S 3NG, UK

Open Monday to Friday, 09.00-18.00


MULTITUDES

January 24, 2021 - September 5, 2022

2 Lincoln Square New York, NY +

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MULTITUDES

January 24, 2021 - September 5, 2022

Many minds, one project: the American Folk Art Museum is a collection of multitudes. Marking the occasion of the Museum’s 60th anniversary, the displays on view mine this figurative expression as a metaphor for the vast breadth of the Museum’s holdings and its many creators. From its inception in the 1960s and gathering momentum over the decades, AFAM developed as a “collection of collections,” a result at once unified and expressive of numerous perspectives.

Omnipresent throughout the exhibition is the concept of multitudes as reflected in the artistic process itself—from gestures of repetition and seriality, as well as organizing acts of systematization, memorialization, inventory-taking, and the creation of casts of characters. Meanwhile, across the galleries, groupings prompt consideration of art-making and collecting as aligned creative practices, each contributing to identity-formation and world-building. Presented non-chronologically, the works are visually clustered to reveal not only their individuality but also their commonalities and underlying patterns.

Moving across four centuries, AFAM’s collection brings together a rich array of voices, experiences, and mindsets, yielding a correspondingly diverse set of objects: community-based creations rooted in long-standing traditions; functional but highly aesthetic objects reflecting widespread popular practices; distinctive works by neurodivergent individuals made outside the purview of artistic peers; works as fragments entangled in lifelong private mythologies. Rejecting artificial and discriminatory boundaries prevalent in dominant art historical narratives, by which formally trained artists are often constrained, the identity of the Museum’s collection has been formed and reformed over the years by newly-added makers and fresh ideas. The idea of multitudes invites a meditation on the complexities of the Museum’s evolving and multifaceted collection as a larger whole, constituting more than the sum of its parts.


American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square New York, NY 10023

212.265.1040

Open Tues-Sat 12-7:30, Sun 12-6


Wendy Red Star: Wendy Red Star: American Progress

April 6 - August 28

Stanford University Stanford, CA +

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Wendy Red Star: Wendy Red Star: American Progress

April 6 - August 28

Wendy Red Star: American Progress presents work by the artist, Wendy Red Star, who was raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana. Red Star’s work is informed by her cultural heritage and engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance.This exhibition, installed throughout the first floor of the museum, explores the ideas of Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny through the lens of John Gast’s 1872 painting, American Progress. Gast’s painting exemplifies the justification of American settlers driving Indigenous communities off their land during the 19th century.


Anderson Collection

Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305

650.721.6055

Open Wed-Mon 11-5, Thur 11-8



Screen Time: Photography and Video Art in the Internet Age

May 7 - August 7

11 Hulfish Street, Princeton, NJ, USA +

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Screen Time: Photography and Video Art in the Internet Age

May 7 - August 7


Art on Hulfish, Princeton University Art Museum

11 Hulfish Street, Princeton, NJ, USA

Open Monday – Wednesday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Thursday – Friday 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.–5 p.m.



Gillian Laub: Southern Rites

April 1 - July 4

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA +

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Gillian Laub: Southern Rites

April 1 - July 4

American photographer Gillian Laub has spent the last two decades investigating political conflicts, exploring family relationships, and challenging assumptions about cultural identity. In Southern Rites, Laub engages her skills as a photographer, filmmaker, and visual activist to examine the realities of racism and raise questions that are simultaneously painful and essential to understanding the American consciousness. Gillian Laub’s Southern Rites will be on view April 1–July 4, 2022 at the Asheville Art Museum.

Learn more and plan your visit >>> ashevilleart.org/exhibitions/southern-rites

Southern Rites is curated by Maya Benton and organized by the International Center of Photography.


Asheville Art Museum

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA

828.2.53..3227

Open Wed-Mon 11-6, Thur 11-9