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James Van Der Zee: Studio

March 7 - April 27

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

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James Van Der Zee: Studio

March 7 - April 27

NEW YORK— James Van Der Zee, the celebrated African American photographer whose studio was at the crossroads of the Harlem Renaissance, depicted the lives of black New Yorkers for decades. Forty of his influential portraits will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from March 7- April 27, 2019. Spanning the 1920s through the 1950s, James Van Der Zee: Studio marks the photographer’s first exhibition in New York in over 15 years, providing a window into his legendary studio and the vast archive he created of Harlem’s cultural history. Van Der Zee’s inclusion in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Harlem on My Mind exhibition in 1969 brought his work to a new audience securing his reputation as one of the great photographers of the 20th century. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, March 7, from 6 – 8 p.m.

 

When James Van Der Zee opened his photography studio on 135th Street in 1918, a new era was beginning in Harlem, a time when jazz, poetry, art, and literature all flourished. Capturing the glamour as well as everyday life, Van Der Zee became known as the eye of the Harlem Renaissance.

 

Unique among portrait photographers, Van Der Zee used painted backdrops and luxurious props, creating elaborate tableaux for his subjects, and bathing them in flattering lighting. After developing his photographs, he would at times take out his paintbrushes, carefully hand coloring his images. Finding and portraying the elegance and refinement of his subjects was his mission be it Marcus Garvey, the noted civil rights activist and politician, or multiple generations celebrating a family event.

 

While known predominantly for his portraits, Van Der Zee also chronicled the streets around him. The exhibition will include his photographs showing Harlem storefronts, parades, and church groups, providing a glimpse of the era’s quotidian elements of life. Together with his portraits, they give viewers the most complete picture available of lives lived in Harlem for over a half a century.

 

James Van Der Zee’s legacy has inspired numerous contemporary artists among them Lorna Simpson, who referenced Van Der Zee’s props in her recent photography; Dawoud Bey, who attended the 1969 Metropolitan Museum exhibition as a 16-year-old and was deeply affected; and Barry Jenkins, the director of the 2019 Oscar-nominated film If Beale Street Could Talk.

 

“Seeing Van Der Zee’s photographs of ordinary African Americans marked the beginning of my own aspirations,” notes Dawoud Bey, whose work will be subject of a traveling exhibition at New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art next year. “Certainly my early Harlem, USA photographs sought to portray the Harlem residents of the 1970s with a dignity that I first encountered in his work.”

 

About James Van Der Zee

James Van Der Zee (1886-1983) was born in Lenox, Massachusetts. At the age of 14, he received his first camera and took hundreds of photographs of his family and the town of Lenox. In 1916, he moved to Harlem just as large numbers of black migrants and immigrants were arriving there. He set up his first portrait studio in his sister’s music conservatory and two years later, with his second wife, Gaynella Greenlee, established the Guarantee Photo Studio in Harlem. Quickly Van Der Zee became the most successful photographer in Harlem. Early 20th century entertainer/dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson and renowned poet Countee Cullen were among his more prominent subjects.
In 1969, the art world finally took notice when Van Der Zee’s work formed the centerpiece of the Harlem on My Mind exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Although the exhibition was controversial and its many shortcomings caused anger in the black community, it did have a powerful effect on his career. Many in turn promoted his work in exhibitions around the nation. He and his images were also the subject of numerous books and documentaries. In the few years before his death, encouraged by his third wife, Donna Van Der Zee, whom he married in 1978 and who manages his estate, Van Der Zee came out of retirement to photograph luminaries such as Jean-Michel Basquiat, Miles Davis, and Muhammad Ali. In 1993, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. exhibited his work as a posthumous tribute.

 

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, New York, 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



Helmut Newton, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Bert Stern, Robert Mapplethorpe, Thomas Struth, Malick Sidibé, Lucien Clergue, Steven Klein, Yamamoto Masao, Irving Penn, Bruno V. Roels, Katrien De Blauwer, Willy Ronis, Sante d'Orazio, Tom Butler, Frank Horvat, André Kertész: About Love

February 14, 2019 - February 14, 2020

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Helmut Newton, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Bert Stern, Robert Mapplethorpe, Thomas Struth, Malick Sidibé, Lucien Clergue, Steven Klein, Yamamoto Masao, Irving Penn, Bruno V. Roels, Katrien De Blauwer, Willy Ronis, Sante d'Orazio, Tom Butler, Frank Horvat, André Kertész: About Love

February 14, 2019 - February 14, 2020

About Love features excellent photographs from masters of the medium such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Malick Sidibé and many others. If collecting is your passion, About Love is an unmissable source of inspiration. Here you will find elegant nudes, ardent still lives and the most sought after prints ranging from 500 € to 35.000 €.

Visit this online exhibition at www.28vignonstreet.com!




Elad Lassry

March 1 - April 6

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

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Elad Lassry

March 1 - April 6

303 Gallery is proud to present our second exhibition of new work by Elad Lassry.


303 Gallery

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

212.255.1121

Open Tues-Sat 10-6


Tatiana Kronberg: Dream Body

March 1 - April 13

321 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY, +

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Tatiana Kronberg: Dream Body

March 1 - April 13

Wilhem Röntgen’s (1845-1923) accidental discovery of new mysterious rays that he dubbed “X” in 1895 spurred spiritualists at the time to assign these unknown wavelengths the supernatural ability to capture the subtle bodies expressed in vibrations emitted by all matter. To demonstrate this abstract but real phenomenon of spontaneous radiation, Röntgen made the first photograph of the inside of the human limb. He used his wife Anna’s hand, rendering it transparent.

This adoption of transparency and fractured states is present in Rayism, a brainchild of romantic partners and artists Natalia Goncharova and Mikhail Larionov, who worked together during the time of Russian Futurism. Goncharova and Larionov rendered visible the normally imperceptible reflected rays by focusing on light as subject matter. Their compositions are characterized by intersecting linear forms made of rays that resonate and diffract off objects, giving a dream body to the unseen and in-between.

A bright orb of electricity, known as ball lightning, floated through the open window of my father’s bedroom in Gorky, Russia, when he was a boy. It circled around and left through the same window, leaving him unharmed but inspired to become a physicist. This memory, fractured in every re-telling, resonates in Dream Body as a quick flash of light. While making photograms in the darkroom, I substitute my father’s body with my own and use a number of objects, masks, and refracting tools to draw with light on the surface of the photo paper. My body is one of these devices —another aperture—while the paper acts as a recorder.

– Tatiana Kronberg, 2019
321 Gallery presents Dream Body, a solo show of new photograms by Tatiana Kronberg. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and based in Brooklyn, the artist employs photograms, performance, and sculpture in an exploration of images as active events. This is her first exhibition with 321 Gallery. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US in solo shows at Adds Donna, Chicago; Essex Flowers, New York; and Joan, Los Angeles. Her work has also been exhibited at Shanaynay, Paris; International Center of Photography, New York; Motel, Brooklyn; and Artists Space, New York. She holds an MFA from Bard-ICP in Advanced Photographic Studies.


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321 Gallery

321 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11205, USA

321@321GALLERY.ORG

Open Sat 12–5


Birney Imes: ‘Found these pictures’

February 7 - April 20

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA +

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Birney Imes: ‘Found these pictures’

February 7 - April 20

For more than 20 years in the 1970s and 80s, Birney Imes roamed the countryside of his native Mississippi photographing the people and places he encountered along the way. Working in both black and white and color, Imes’ photographs take viewers inside juke joints and dilapidated restaurants scattered across that landscape. There he introduces the viewer, as one writer put it, “to the strange and marvelous qualities of these local gathering spots.”

 

Imes’ photographs have been collected in three books: Juke Joint, Whispering Pines, and Partial to Home, and have been exhibited in solo shows in the United States and Europe. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris and numerous public and private collections in the U.S. and abroad.


A Gallery for Fine Photography

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130

504.568.1313

joshuamann@att.net

Open Thur-Mon 10:30-5


The Thingness of Things: Portraits of Objects

February 5 - May 26

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

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The Thingness of Things: Portraits of Objects

February 5 - May 26


Allen Memorial Art Museum

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

440.775.8665

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


Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975

March 15 - August 18

Eighth & F St NW Washington, DC +

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Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975

March 15 - August 18

How the Vietnam War changed American art.

By the late 1960s, the United States was in pitched conflict both in Vietnam, against a foreign power, and at home—between Americans for and against the war, for and against the status quo. Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975 presents art created amid this turmoil, spanning the period from President Lyndon B. Johnson’s fateful decision to deploy U.S. ground troops to South Vietnam in 1965 to the fall of Sài Gònten years later.

Artists Respond is the most comprehensive exhibition to examine the contemporary impact of the Vietnam War on American art. The exhibition is unprecedented in its historical scale and depth. It brings together nearly 100 works by fifty-eight of the most visionary and provocative artists of the period. Galvanized by the moral urgency of the Vietnam War, these artists reimagined the goals and uses of art, affecting developments in multiple movements and media: photography, painting, sculpture, printmaking, performance, installation, documentary art, and conceptualism. This exhibition presents both well-known and rarely discussed works, and offers an expanded view of American art during the war, introducing a diversity of previously marginalized artistic voices, including women, African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans. The exhibition makes vivid an era in which artists endeavored to respond to the turbulent times and openly questioned issues central to American civic life.

Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965–1975 is organized by Melissa Ho, curator of twentieth-century art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

The exhibition is presented in conjunction with an installation by internationally acclaimed artist Tiffany Chung. Tiffany Chung: Vietnam, Past Is Prologue, probes the legacies of the Vietnam War and its aftermath through maps, paintings, and videos that share the stories of former Vietnamese refugees.


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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Eighth & F St NW Washington, DC 20004

202.633.1000

Open daily 11:30-7



Michael Berman, Nancy Rexroth, Jane Hammond, Margaret Bourke-White, Marcia Resnick, Frederick Sommer, Laura Letinsky, Kenneth Josephson, Paul Fusco, Manuel Aumente, Joaquin Trujillo, Laura McPhee, Larry Sultan, Mitch Epstein, David Gibson: With the Help of Friends

February 2 - June 2

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX +

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Michael Berman, Nancy Rexroth, Jane Hammond, Margaret Bourke-White, Marcia Resnick, Frederick Sommer, Laura Letinsky, Kenneth Josephson, Paul Fusco, Manuel Aumente, Joaquin Trujillo, Laura McPhee, Larry Sultan, Mitch Epstein, David Gibson: With the Help of Friends

February 2 - June 2

With the Help of Friends celebrates fifteen dynamic photographs ranging from the 1930s to the present day that were selected and purchased over the recent years by the Amon Carter with the assistance of its photography collection supporters. Whether it’s the youthful theatrics of Joaquin Trujillo’s Jacky or the raw industrial motion of Margaret Bourke-White’s Four Thousand Fahrenheit, Otis Steel Company, these photographs tell vivid stories about life and how we think about our world. At the same time, the exhibition proclaims the vibrancy of the museum’s ongoing relationship with its members, and the key help that members provide in keeping the collection one of the world’s leading repositories of photography.

Interactive art carts are in the galleries on select weekday and weekend afternoons. Take a closer look at the types of tools artists use when making photographs while looking at artworks on view. Call the Information Desk at 817.989.5005 to find out when these carts are in the galleries.

Large print labels are available for use in the exhibition.

Free tours of this exhibition are available upon advance request. Schedule a tour by emailing adulttours@cartermuseum.org or calling 817.989.5038.

Visit the museum’s Library on this floor to learn more about the photographers in this exhibition and the history of American photography. The Library offers public hours on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m


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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



Kazuyoshi Nomachi

January 24 - April 30

143 Ludlow St New York, NY +

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Kazuyoshi Nomachi

January 24 - April 30

Anastasia Photo is pleased to present the work of Kazuyoshi Nomachi, one of Japan’s preeminent documentary photographers. This is his first exhibition in the United States.


Anastasia Photo

143 Ludlow St New York, NY 10002

212.677.9725

kaley@anastasia-photo.com

Open Tues-Sun 11-7



Ansel Adams: Ansel Adams: Collecting and Connoisseurship, An Exhibition

February 9 - April 20

439 N. 6th Ave. Suite 179, Tucson, AZ +

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Ansel Adams: Ansel Adams: Collecting and Connoisseurship, An Exhibition

February 9 - April 20

Andrew Smith Gallery is pleased to host the exhibition, Ansel Adams: Collecting and Connoisseurship, An Exhibition, containing 32 original Ansel Adams prints made from 1927 – 1980. The exhibition encompasses all phases of Adams career and has a variety of prints suitable for the novice photography buyer to the greatest museum collections in the country. If you love photography and always wanted to buy an original print by Ansel Adams, the grandest photographer of the 20th century, this show presents ample opportunities to buy a print at a modest price.


Andrew Smith Gallery

439 N. 6th Ave. Suite 179, Tucson, AZ 85705

1.505.984.1234

info@andrewsmithgallery.com

Open Tues-Sat 11-4



Aperture Photographs

February 14 - April 18

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

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Aperture Photographs

February 14 - April 18


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


Light Sensitive 2019

March 9 - April 20

207 N Gilbert Rd, Ste 201 Gilbert, AZ +

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Light Sensitive 2019

March 9 - April 20

Internationally acknowledged as a signature exhibition for this art genre, Light Sensitive presents artwork created using traditional darkroom and alternative photographic processes and methods.

With the current trend of imagery presented on computer screens and the overwhelming volume of digitally generated prints, Light Sensitive serves to reaffirm and promote the art of handcrafted prints uniquely belonging to the tradition of light sensitive creative processes.

Work in this year’s exhibition comes from national and international artists, and includes processes of cyanotype, gelatin silver, lumen, gum bichromate, tintype, chromogenic, mordançage, carbon, ziatype, and more.

As our juror this year we are honored to have Christopher James, University Professor and Director of the MFA program in Photography and Integrated Media at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Art Intersection

207 N Gilbert Rd, Ste 201 Gilbert, AZ 85234

480.361.1118

info@artintersection.com

Open Wednesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm