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Torrance York: Semaphore

September 15 - October 15

526 W 26th St, Ste 417, New York, NY +

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Torrance York: Semaphore

September 15 - October 15

Through these pictures we are invited to consider our physical selves, the flesh and blood that gives us presence in the world. It seems impossible to be unaware of our own bodies, and yet, it also seems likely that many of us take for granted the miraculous way the body works and all the processes – digestion, respiration, healing, circulation, thought, growth, reflex, hearing, sight – that happen without our conscious awareness. York’s images inspire a series of questions for me: Is a body the seat of the soul? A temple to be cherished? A frustratingly mortal vessel destined to betray us? All of these? All of these within a single day?

– Rebecca Senf, PhD., Torrance York’s Fabric of Light from Semaphore, 2022

Can I be this adaptive? • Is it my DNA? • Balance itself is a goal. • I turn towards the sun. • There are no days off. • I never felt asymmetrical before.

– Torrance York, artist’s captions in Semaphore

Few of us can know or understand the disorientation and lost sense of place that grows from the gradually fading balance and bodily coordination accompanying the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Torrance York chose to face the unknown head on with the tools she is blessed with as a photographer. Dr. Senf, in the essay accompanying the 67 photographs in York’s monograph, Semaphore, writes, “being forced to examine and accept her mortality – the literal existential challenge each one of us will face – she comes back to us with tales of profound observation, of questions and considerations, of careful slowness, and always there is light.” Dr. Senf goes on to describe York’s focus in making photographs as “a restorative meditation.” Like a contemporary O’Sullivan or Jackson intent on documenting a journey into a wild, unknown terrain, not of the conquered territories of the American West but of the besieged interior landscape of her own body and illness, she has created her own topographic survey of the neural country of which she is guardian and defender.

The images comprising Semaphore unfold in a narrative sequence, teasing heightened meaning out of the literal. A splay of newly blossomed branches echoes the cross-hatched mullions of a winter-frosted window. An pinkish moon leads inevitably to an orb of ice, then to a coiled measuring tape. Through the pacing of the book, the pictures gain momentum in most unexpected ways such as pacing the intricacies of human anatomy, seen in X-ray, unfolding gently against familiar and warm domestic tableaux.

“There is a peculiarly modern predilection for psychological explanations of disease,” writes Susan Sontag in Illness as Metaphor, but in York’s work psychology steps aside for immediacy. There is no denouement alluded to in Semaphore. The title says it all: York is conveying her discoveries from her journey to the interior, back to us, coded with lyricism and a celebration of the continuing expedition forward.

 


Press Release

Rick Wester Fine Art

526 W 26th St, Ste 417, New York, NY 10001

212.255.5560

rwfa@rickwesterfineart.com

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

Summer Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5



Harry Benson: Four Stories

September 1, 2022 - January 30, 2023

Reception: Sat October 22, 6-7:30pm

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA +

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Harry Benson: Four Stories

September 1, 2022 - January 30, 2023

Reception: Sat October 22, 6-7:30pm

Scottish-born photojournalist Harry Benson came to America with The Beatles in 1964 and never looked back. The award-winning artist, whose pictures have appeared in numerous magazines including Life, Vanity Fair, and The New Yorker, among others, has documented some of the most important events and influential people of the past six decades. This presentation showcases four powerful photo stories from the 1960s by Benson: the building of the Berlin Wall, the Meredith March, the Beatles’ arrival to the USA, and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy.


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



Rosamond Purcell: Nature Stands Aside

September 1 - December 31

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA +

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Rosamond Purcell: Nature Stands Aside

September 1 - December 31

Rosamond Purcell’s first retrospective exhibition reflects the breadth of the artist’s career from the late 1960s to the current day and includes over 150 of the artist’s photographs, assemblages, collages, and installations. Purcell’s work speaks eloquently to her persistent interrogation of the ways in which humanity attempts to understand the world around it, encouraging viewers to see things, in the words of Minor White, ”not only for what they are but for what else they are.”


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



agnès b.: Les Drôlesses

September 8 - November 20

50 Howard St New York, NY +

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agnès b.: Les Drôlesses

September 8 - November 20

Les Drôlesses
agnès b. interprets CLAIRE TABOURET

September 8 – November 6, 2022
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 8th, 6-8pm

At home in Versailles, France, during the lockdown of 2020, agnès b. began to take photographs of two paintings by French artist Claire Tabouret, dressing them up with clothing from her own wardrobe. The results are 80 color photographs and the new exhibition, les drôlesses, opening Thursday, September 8, at the agnès b. Galerie Boutique in New York.

“In 2016, I purchased these two portraits, overwhelmed by their presence and their famous ‘off-camera’ gaze that makes them quite secret.” – agnès b.

Through these images, les drôlesses (the little girls), tells the story of the young and mischievous agnès and the timeless pieces she has created that have made the brand the iconic label that it is today. The images reflect agnès b.’s own childhood, her relationship with art, and more than 40 years of passion for photography, design, and art that are integral to agnès b.

“My father Ado Troublé, who had three daughters within four years, would sometimes say to us, ‘Come my drôlesses!’ That’s why my two models, my two friends from the lockdown in spring 2020, are called that… They kept me company, inspired me, and made me happy.” – agnès b.

A 120-page catalog, les drôlesses – agnès b. interprets CLAIRE TABOURET, was published for the exhibition in 2021 and will be for sale at agnès b. stores and online at www.agnesb.us for $35. For each catalog sold, four euros will be donated to Secours Populaire, a French non-profit organization founded in 1945 dedicated to fighting poverty and discrimination in public life.

Claire Tabouret was born in 1981 in France and lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She works with figurative subject matter, using loose expressive brushstrokes in a broad palette, mimicking both artificial and natural hues and has exhibited artworks worldwide.

Designer, philanthropist and committed patron of the arts, agnès b. has promoted artistic freedom, the environment, and social causes for many years. She opened her art center, La Fab., in Paris in February 2020 to bring all of these causes together under one roof.

Since the beginning, agnès b. developed a style that is simultaneously subtle, chic and casual, helping to turn the Parisian designer into a fashion icon, a “style, a state of mind.” As she once said, “Clothes for me are all about feeling in harmony with yourself to be able to think about something else. They are only a means. If I can help people to feel good, to feel attractive, so much the better. That’s what brings me pleasure.”


agnès b. Galerie Boutique

50 Howard St New York, NY 10013

212.431.1335

info@agnesb.net

Open Mon-Tues 11-6, Wed-Sat 11-7, Sun 12-6


Paul Mpagi Sepuya: 144 Powers

June 14 - September 30

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY +

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Paul Mpagi Sepuya: 144 Powers

June 14 - September 30


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



Chuck Kelton: TERRAIN

September 8 - November 5

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

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Chuck Kelton: TERRAIN

September 8 - November 5


Press Release

Alison Bradley Projects

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

rebecca@alisonbradleyprojects.com

Open Tuesday - Saturday 11 AM - 6 PM

Summer Hours: Monday - Friday 11 AM - 6 PM


Daniel Cheek: Where We Go

September 20 - November 15

330 South Convent Avenue, Tucson, AZ, USA +

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Daniel Cheek: Where We Go

September 20 - November 15

Daniel Cheek uses 8×10 and 4×5 inch cameras to create highly detailed, meticulously crafted, large format gelatin silver prints. The photographs address and contemplate how people experience the natural world. He is interested in authentic experiences and the ways we directly interact with our surroundings. Working in national, state, and local parks, Daniel documents the historic and contemporary ways people travel through and experience the outdoors.


Andrew Smith Gallery

330 South Convent Avenue, Tucson, AZ, USA

1.505.984.1234

info@andrewsmithgallery.com


What Matters Most: Photographs of Black Life

August 27, 2022 - January 8, 2023

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

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What Matters Most: Photographs of Black Life

August 27, 2022 - January 8, 2023

This exhibition features the AGO’s Fade Resistance Collection. Assembled by Toronto artist Zun Lee, the collection gathers Polaroid instant prints of African-American family life from the 1960s to the early 2000s. This debut presentation of more than 500 instant prints – including portraits, graduations, birthdays and family reunions – is a meditation on the role of family photographs in creating and maintaining a sense of Black identity, on memory and loss, on the ethics of institutional versus communal care, and on the importance of safeguarding visual culture.

What Matters Most is co-curated by Zun Lee and Sophie Hackett, AGO Curator, Photography.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a hardcover publication, co-published by the AGO and Delmonico Books/D.A.P., with texts by Lee and Hackett, as well as by poet and essayist Dawn Lundy Martin, and cultural theorists Fred Moten and Stefano Harney.


Art Gallery of Ontario

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

877.225.4246

Open Tues and Thurs 10-5:00, Wed and Fri 10-9:00, Sat and Sun 10-5:30,


Ken Light: Midnight La Frontera — Images by Ken Light

September 10 - October 22

207 N Gilbert Rd, Ste 201 Gilbert, AZ +

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Ken Light: Midnight La Frontera — Images by Ken Light

September 10 - October 22

Between 1983 and 1987 along the California/Mexico border, Ken Light took his Hasselblad camera and flash and rode along with US Border Patrol agents in the middle of the night as they combed the Otay Mesa looking for “illegal aliens.” He was there when they were apprehended – captured by authorities as well as the photographer’s flash. The black and white images are stark, impromptu mug shots in the desert, taken at a moment of extreme vulnerability, when hope gave way to despair, migrants caught in a cruel game of hide and seek.

In piercing words and in strobe lit images caught against the dark of night, Midnight La Frontera’s immediacy underscores the struggle and defiance of those who make the perilous hike for days and weeks in search of the American Dream.

Ken Light, a freelance documentary photographer for over fifty years, and a Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism at the University of California, Berkeley, focuses on social issues facing America. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, his work has been published in twelve books, in magazines, exhibitions and numerous anthologies, exhibition catalogues and a variety of media, digital and motion picture.

Learn more about Ken Light at his website, click here.


Art Intersection

207 N Gilbert Rd, Ste 201 Gilbert, AZ 85234

480.361.1118

info@artintersection.com

Open Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm



Picturing Resistance

September 10 - October 22

207 N Gilbert Rd, Ste 201 Gilbert, AZ +

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Picturing Resistance

September 10 - October 22

Picturing Resistance presents images from marches, protests, rallies, and demonstrations, showing people, in the public view, voicing their passion for change. Our juror, Ken Light, photographer, author, and a Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism at the University of California, Berkeley, will select from submitted images.

Melanie Light and Ken Light’s book, Picturing Resistance, serves as the inspiration for this juried exhibition, and a must own book for anyone interested in social justice movements in the past seven decades. In Ryan gallery Ken Light’s images from his book Midnight La Frontera will be shown during the Picturing Resistance exhibition.

Image Credit (left to right): Harvey Castro, Elaine Kessler, Bruce Charles


Art Intersection

207 N Gilbert Rd, Ste 201 Gilbert, AZ 85234

480.361.1118

info@artintersection.com

Open Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm



As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic

September 7 - November 19

7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3, Canada +

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As We Rise: Photography from the Black Atlantic

September 7 - November 19


Art Museum University of Toronto

7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3H3, Canada

416.978.1838

artmuseum@utoronto.ca

Open Tue–Sat 12pm–5pm


Time’s Relentless Melt

August 20 - November 6

11 Hulfish Street, Princeton, NJ, USA +

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Time’s Relentless Melt

August 20 - November 6

Time’s Relentless Melt  presents photographic and time-based works that grapple with time as multifaceted—linear, cyclical, disjointed, or compressed—and explore the tension between transience and permanence, between recording and remembering.


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.