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Francis Olschafskie: The Silent Side of a Shiver: Photographs by Francis Olschafskie

July 23 - September 19

494 Commercial St Provincetown, MA +

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Francis Olschafskie: The Silent Side of a Shiver: Photographs by Francis Olschafskie

July 23 - September 19

THE SILENT SIDE OF A SHIVER: PHOTOGRAPHS
BY FRANCIS OLSCHAFSKIE AT PROVINCETOWN
ART ASSOCIATION AND MUSEUM

Provincetown, MA: Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM) warmly invites the public to an exhibition of works by the photographer Francis Olschafskie. Curated by Breon Dunigan, this exhibition is on view from July 23 – September 19, 2021. PAAM is open to the public Wednesday-Monday, 11am-5pm, with five 1-hour time slots: 11am-12pm; 12:15-1:15pm; 1:30-2:30pm; 2:45-3:45pm; and 4-5pm. Reservations are strongly encouraged, and can be made online (www.paam.org/tickets) or by phone (508-487-1750). Visitors are encouraged to visit the PAAM website in advance to confirm hours.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This exhibition presents a selection of over 20 recent photographs. The photographs on view are primarily from the last decade and are the results of a period of intense concentration on a particular set of subjects, methods, and sources that embody a culmination of his ideas and interests from his extensive photographic career. The viewer’s experience in the exhibition will be one of being led through a visual journey. The selected works are technically and formally thrilling while also suggesting something deeper and larger.
These photographs challenge the notion of depth, reflection, and the nature of reality while intertwining history with modern urban landscapes. Olschafskie has made an exhibition of pictures that make you question the way you think you see.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Francis W. Olschafskie makes his work in Cape Cod, Boston, New York City, London, Paris, Florence, and Rome. Olschafskie did his graduate work at the Media Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his undergraduate studies in Photography at Massachusetts College of Art. Francis lives in Boston and summers in Truro. He exhibits regularly at the Provincetown’s Schoolhouse Gallery, where he is represented. In New York City, Mr. Olschafskie is represented by the Alan Kloz Gallery. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art, Paris; the Isentan Museum, Tokyo, the Greek Ministry of Culture, Athens, AIPAD NYC The Association of International Photography Art Dealers, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Tisch School at NYU, New York, the Robert Hull Fleming Museum in Vermont, the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, the Fine Arts Work Center and Art Strand Gallery in Provincetown, MA. In 2014, Francis Olschafskie’s work was exhibited in the “Message and Means” exhibition at Columbia University. The exhibition is a review of the work of the influential MIT Media Lab’s Visible Language Workshop. In 2011, as part of “Paris Photo”, Francis’s work was featured in an exhibition entitled EXPOSITION ÉCLATS DE PHOTOGRAPHIE at le musée Adrien Mentienne, Bry-sur-Marne.

In March of 2009 Francis’s work was included in the exhibition ‘Artists Books as Culture’ at the Center for Book Arts in NYC. In 2007 he was honored and presented an honorarium at the state of the city address by the mayor of Bry-Sur-Marne in France for his work at the Daguerre Association. In 2008 Olschafskie’s photographs were placed in the Special Collections of the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. In 2018, Olschafskie’s work was placed in the Yale University Collection of Photography, New Haven, CT.

He has been a faculty member at New York University, the School of Visual Arts, in NYC, The International Center of Photography in NYC, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Boston University where he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Photography, Art History and Digital Technology.


The Schoolhouse Gallery

494 Commercial St Provincetown, MA 02657

508.487.4800

Open Daily 11-8

Summer Hours: Daily 11-8


Kelli Connell: Kelli Connell: Double Life, 2 Decades

June 4 - August 31

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY +

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Kelli Connell: Kelli Connell: Double Life, 2 Decades

June 4 - August 31

Kelli Connell’s twenty-year project with one model represents an autobiographical questioning of sexuality and gender roles that shape the identity of the self in intimate relationships. The project explores polarities of identity such as the masculine and feminine psyche, the irrational and rational self, the exterior and interior self, and the motivated and resigned. By combining multiple photographic negatives of the same model in each image, the dualities of the self are defined by body language and clothing. The importance of these images lies in the representation of interior dilemmas portrayed as an external object: a photograph. Through these images, the audience is presented with “constructed realities”.


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 Dantzic

May 8 - August 1

1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO, USA +

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Jerry Dantzic

May 8 - August 1

In April 1957, photographer Jerry Dantzic had an assignment from Decca Records to photograph Billie Holiday during a weeklong run of performances at the Newark, New Jersey, nightclub, Sugar Hill. What unfolded was an unexpected and intimate journey into her private and public worlds. His photos comprise the largest collection of images from any single Billie Holiday club engagement. “Billie Holiday at Sugar Hill: Photographs by Jerry Dantzic” presents 56 remarkable images of the jazz icon that challenge the tragic narrative that frequently defines her. The exhibition will be on view at the American Jazz Museum from Saturday, May 8th until Sunday, August 1st.


American Jazz Museum

1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO, USA

816.4.74..8463

info@kcjazz.org

Open Monday 10-2, Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5


An-My Lê: An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain

April 18 - August 8

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX +

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An-My Lê: An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain

April 18 - August 8

An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain is the first comprehensive survey of the work of Vietnamese-American photographer An-My Lê. Featuring photographs from a selection of the artist’s five major bodies of work, the nationally touring exhibition considers the celebrated photographer’s nearly 25-year career exploring the edges of war and recording these landscapes of conflict in beautiful, classically composed photographs.

Born in Saigon in the midst of the Vietnam War, Lê was evacuated with her family by the U.S. military. She has spent decades considering the complexity of American history and conflict, from war reenactments to the removal of Confederate monuments. This timely exhibition explores politically-charged topics through Lê’s subtle, evocative images that avoid the sensationalism often seen in newspapers and movies. Sweeping views that emphasize the size and breadth of the theater of war display the artist’s technical strengths in the classical landscape tradition, which she uses to compose beautiful images that draw the viewer into deeper consideration of complex themes of history and power.


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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



Nona Faustine, Kambui Olujimi, Pacifico Silano, Naama Tsabar, Chloe Wise: Fantasy America

March 5 - August 30

117 Sandusky St Pittsburgh, PA +

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Nona Faustine, Kambui Olujimi, Pacifico Silano, Naama Tsabar, Chloe Wise: Fantasy America

March 5 - August 30

Fantasy America invites New York-based artists Nona Faustine, Kambui Olujimi, Pacifico Silano, Naama Tsabar and Chloe Wise to revisit Andy Warhol’s seminal publication, America, and contribute through their own artistic practices.

This exhibition echoes the current moment of political upheaval and social reckoning. Against the backdrop of nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by police, the Black Lives Matter movement, the COVID-19 pandemic and the presidential election, the works in this exhibition probe and challenge the perceptions of what America is and what it can become. Like Warhol, the artists in this exhibition hold a mirror to society, reflecting the country at a critical juncture in history. Each produces work that blurs the boundaries between form and material, offering a complex picture of contemporary American life.

Nona Faustine confronts modern injustices through photography centered on public monuments and civic buildings that relate to hidden African American histories. Kambui Olujimi addresses nationhood and the colonization of bodies, land, time and space, surfacing buried political pasts. Pacifico Silano collages vintage gay men’s magazines to explore love and loss in queer culture and community. Naama Tsabar uses her body and sound compositions to perform outside the boundaries of gender norms with an array of female and gender non-conforming collaborators. Chloe Wise deconstructs advertising and audience through staged narratives to reveal tenuously manufactured social contracts and constructs.

Fantasy America is curated by José Carlos Diaz, chief curator at The Warhol. The exhibition catalogue includes contributions by Diaz, Jessica Lanay Moore, and Alan Pelaez Lopez.

Fantasy America is presented by Bank of America and generously supported by Artis; the Arts, Equity, & Education Fund; the Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation; The Fine Foundation, the Sheila Reicher Fine Foundation; Richard King Mellon Foundation; Joshua Hagen & Todd Kratofil; Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and Allegheny Health Network.


The Andy Warhol Museum

117 Sandusky St Pittsburgh, PA 15212

412.237.8300

information@warhol.org

Open Wednesday-Monday 10-5, Fri 10-10


Jo Ractliffe: Jo Ractliffe: DRIVES

October 17, 2020 - August 9, 2021

111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL +

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Jo Ractliffe: Jo Ractliffe: DRIVES

October 17, 2020 - August 9, 2021

In the mid-1980s, as a young photographer, Jo Ractliffe confronted a country turned into a police state.

The years preceding South Africa’s first free vote in 1994, which saw Nelson Mandela elected president, were disheartening and at times brutal.

Rather than capturing front-page acts of violence under the legalized racism known as apartheid, however, Ractliffe (South African, born 1961) found her creative voice by working indirectly—through allegories and aftermath. Ractliffe offered symbolic depictions of human character in pictures of common animals, particularly donkeys and dogs, as in her 1987 series of photolithographs Nadir (“the low point”): stray curs roaming or leaping in a postapocalyptic landscape. In other early landscape photographs, she showed what remained after neighborhoods and townships for people of color were razed in favor of the white minority.

This exhibition—the first survey ever organized of Ractliffe’s work—brings together more than 100 artworks from across her career. These include dreamlike photographs the artist made in the 1990s with one-dollar cameras while cruising the port city of Durban and on a cross-country road trip, as well as a second highway piece, the unsettling installation N1 Incident/End of Time (1997/99). Large-scale color prints, video installations, and documentary photographs made from around 2000 to as recently as 2018 round out this comprehensive look at the artist’s varied and haunting body of work.


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Art Institute of Chicago

111 S Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60603

312.443.3600

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



Lewis Hine: Our Strength Is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine

May 7 - August 2

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA +

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Lewis Hine: Our Strength Is Our People: The Humanist Photographs of Lewis Hine

May 7 - August 2

This exhibition surveys the life’s work of Lewis Wickes Hine (1874–1940), the father of American documentary photography. Consisting entirely of 65 rare vintage prints, it covers the three overarching themes of Hine’s three-decade career—the immigrant experience, child labor, and the American worker—and culminates in his magnificent studies of the construction of the Empire State Building.

Our Strength Is Our People coincides with the complementary exhibition, Old World/New Soil: Foreign-Born American Artists from the Asheville Art Museum Collection.

Our Strength Is Our People is organized by art2art Circulating Exhibitions, LLC. All works are from the private collection of Michael Mattis & Judith Hochberg. This exhibition is generously supported by the Workers’ Legacy Foundation.

Click here to learn more.


Asheville Art Museum

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA

828.2.53..3227

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



Walter Iooss Jr.: Golden Hour: Olympians Photographed by Walter Iooss Jr.

July 9 - October 4

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA +

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Walter Iooss Jr.: Golden Hour: Olympians Photographed by Walter Iooss Jr.

July 9 - October 4

Golden Hour: Olympians Photographed by Walter Iooss Jr. highlights dozens of photographer Walter Iooss Jr.’s images from the Asheville Art Museum’s Collection. Over his 60-year career, Iooss (born Temple, TX 1943) has captured hundreds of celebrated athletes training for and playing their sports, as portraits, and a select few as they prepared for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. He began his career shooting for Sports Illustrated and has contributed to the magazine for more than 50 years.

Golden Hour is on view in conjunction with the exhibitions Artistic Tribute: Representation of the Athlete and Precious Medals: Gold, Silver & Bronze. These exhibitions are organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by Whitney Richardson, associate curator.

Click here to learn more about Golden Hour.


Asheville Art Museum

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA

828.2.53..3227

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



Robert Glenn Ketchum, George Masa, Timothy McCoy, Benjamin Porter, Sally Gall, Ansel Adams: Public Domain: Photography and the Preservation of Public Lands

May 19 - August 30

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA +

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Robert Glenn Ketchum, George Masa, Timothy McCoy, Benjamin Porter, Sally Gall, Ansel Adams: Public Domain: Photography and the Preservation of Public Lands

May 19 - August 30

Through images capturing the beauty, changes, and even devastation to the American landscape, photographers have played a vital role in advocating for the preservation of nature via the establishment and maintenance of state parks, national parks and monuments, and other federally protected lands.

Public Domain: Photography and the Preservation of Public Lands presents works drawn from the Asheville Art Museum’s Collection by artists looking both regionally and nationally at lands that are either state or federally managed or have become so. From George Masa and Timothy McCoy’s photographs of Great Smoky Mountains National Park to a selection of works from Robert Glenn Ketchum’s Overlooked in America: The Success and Failure of Federal Land Management series and more, these artworks provoke contemplation of both nature’s beauty and a calling to protect it.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Bureau of Land Management whose mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

Photographers include Robert Glenn Ketchum, George Masa, Timothy McCoy, Benjamin Porter, Sally Gall, Ansel Adams, and more. 

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by Hilary Schroeder, assistant curator.

Click here to learn more.


Asheville Art Museum

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA

828.2.53..3227

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



Rodrigo Abd, Luis Antonio Rojas, Florence Goupil, Andrea Hernández Briceño, Cristóbal Olivares, Victor Peña, Pablo E. Piovano, Victoria Razo, Carlos Saavedra: LATIN AMERICAN FOTO FESTIVAL 2021

July 15 - August 1

614 Courtlandt Ave Bronx, NY +

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Rodrigo Abd, Luis Antonio Rojas, Florence Goupil, Andrea Hernández Briceño, Cristóbal Olivares, Victor Peña, Pablo E. Piovano, Victoria Razo, Carlos Saavedra: LATIN AMERICAN FOTO FESTIVAL 2021

July 15 - August 1

The Bronx Documentary Center’s (BDC) 4th Annual Latin American Foto Festival features large-scale photographs throughout the Melrose community by award-winning photographers. Works by artists from Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and El Salvador are displayed from a variety of long-term projects focusing on social issues. As part of the festival, the BDC is holding virtual and in-person workshops, tours, and panel discussions for our online and Bronx community, home to thousands of Latino immigrants.

Two exhibitions of Venezualan photography by Andrea Hernández Briceño and Rodrigo Abd reflect on a reconnection with nature and the strength of Venezuelans amidst the oil industries’ environmental and economic degradation. Victor Peña, a Salvadorian photographer, focuses on the health and political crisis the COVID-19 virus has caused in his home country.

Victoria Razo’s work on survivors shows us the strength and resilience of women. Luis Antonio Rojas’ images document the pain and destruction caused by organized crime in Mexico.

Cristóbal Olivares photographs the victims and survivors of eye injuries, the result of police violence in Chile during the recent uprising while Pablo E. Piovano’s work illustrates the violence against the Mapuche people by state businesses such as forestry and mining companies, and the government, on the border of Argentina and Chile.

Carlos Saavedra’s work with students from Soacha, a small city in Colombia, where social cleansing campaigns still take place, will be exhibited in the community garden next to the BDC. Lastly, the French-Peruvian photographer, Florence Goupil photographs the use of traditional plant-based medicine by the Shipibo-Konibo people during the Covid-19 pandemic in Peru.

The BDC’s 4th annual Latin American Foto Festival reflects a historically difficult year for the region as seen through the eyes of the photographers who lived it. It also highlights the strength, resilience and innovation of inhabitants throughout Latin America.

This festival’s indoor and outdoor exhibitions take place in the BDC’s Melrose neighborhood, one of New York’s fastest growing and most dynamic communities. With installations along city sidewalks, school exteriors, in community gardens, and in both BDC galleries, the festival will be seen by thousands of residents each day. It is one of New York’s most exciting and important cultural displays of the year.


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Bronx Documentary Center

614 Courtlandt Ave Bronx, NY 10451

718.993.3512

info@bronxdoc.org

Open Thur-Fri 3-7, Sat-Sun 1-5



John Edmonds: John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance

October 23, 2020 - August 8, 2021

200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY +

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John Edmonds: John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance

October 23, 2020 - August 8, 2021

John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance is presented as part of the inaugural UOVO Prize for an emerging Brooklyn artist. John Edmonds is best known for his use of photography and video to create sensitive portraits and still lifes that center Black queer experiences and reimagine art historical precedents. This is the artist’s first solo museum exhibition and features new and recent photographic portraits and still lifes of Central and West African sculptures alongside friends and acquaintances from Edmonds’s creative community in New York. These works explore the intersections of representation, modernity, and identity in the African diaspora.

For this exhibition, Edmonds was invited to engage directly with our Arts of Africa collection, photographing select objects donated to the Museum in 2015 by the estate of the late African American novelist Ralph Ellison. The presentation of the collection objects, along with Edmonds’s excerpts from scholarly texts on Baule art, considers the distinct role that individuals and institutions—from collectors to art historians to art museums—play in the bestowal of meaning, authenticity, and value. While Edmonds’s work recognizes the persistence of power imbalances, it offers new aesthetic and conceptual possibilities.

John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance draws its title from an essay by scholar Krista Thompson that looks at perspectives on Black diaspora art history, and how they have shifted from examining relationships with Africa to questioning forms of representation in Western cultures.

Edmonds is the inaugural recipient of the UOVO Prize for an emerging Brooklyn artist. As the awardee, he receives a solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, a commission for a 50×50-foot art installation on the façade of the new UOVO: BROOKLYN art storage and services facility, and a $25,000 unrestricted cash grant. The mural is on view through spring 2021.

John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance is curated by Drew Sawyer, Philip Leonian and Edith Rosenbaum Leonian Curator, Photography, Brooklyn Museum, and Ashley James, former Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum (currently Associate Curator, Contemporary Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum).

The UOVO Prize is made possible by

Generous support for this exhibition is provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/john_edmonds


Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238

718.638.5000

Open Wed 11-6, Thur 11-10, Fri-Sun 11-6



Brea Souders: Vistas

July 8 - August 20

529 W 20th St New York , NY +

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Brea Souders: Vistas

July 8 - August 20

Bruce Silverstein Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Brooklyn-based artist Brea Souders, titled Vistas.

Vistas is a series of hand-colored photographs that present disembodied shadows of human beings found in national parks throughout the American West. While researching Google Photo Sphere images of the parks, the artist observed that the algorithm removed people from its shared photos, seemingly for privacy reasons, but left behind their distorted and artifacted shadows. The shadows are shown just as the artist found them, the result of the west’s radiant sun and algorithmic interventions. The original photographs were made deep in nature, by individuals who trekked to areas where roads or trails don’t exist.

Referencing early twentieth-century picture postcards of the American West, the hand-colored prints of Vistas recall bygone methods that were used to romanticize interactions with the natural world. Today, most armchair travel is filtered through the internet. We regularly see shadow selfies in landscapes in our social media feeds, echoing previous moments through photographic history. Vistas was made at a time when climate change is already altering the national parks and conservation efforts will need to be modified to adapt to profound change. Commenting in Lensculture, Gregory Eddi Jones said, “Our growing dependence and assimilation into virtual space brings us further from the natural world, turning Vistas into a tug-of-war between what we once were as humans, and what we are now. Photography has changed us, the internet is changing us. And Souders’ work helps to illustrate just how so.”

The viewer’s placement in relation to these scenes suggests a witnessing of their own selves, transmuted into archetypal forms populating the land. Traces of wanderers, cowboys, adventurers and earth goddesses can be imagined in the shadows imprinted in the land. In Vistas, many of the shadows appear to have feminine forms. Though photography of the American West has long been thought to be the domain of men, here we see evidence of women trekking into the wild, documenting and mapping it.

These works enter into the long traditions of American landscape photography. The series poses a plurality of questions centering on how our relationship to nature has evolved and is changing, how our virtually mediated world is affecting human behavior, and the roles that photography plays in ecology, mapping, tourism, sublimity and representation of the self. As we witness accelerating effects of our global climate crisis, and as modern living continually brings us further from our origins, Vistas explores what the landscape means to us now.

The exhibition features a large installation of hand-colored photographs, as well as several large-format, hand-colored works. In addition to the hand-colored pieces, a small selection of black-and-white images is shown, gathering together found shadows of hands holding phones in the Western landscape.

Concurrent with the opening of the exhibition, a monograph of Souders’ work spanning eleven years will be published and available by Saint Lucy Books. A book signing with the artist will take place before the opening reception on July 15th from 4-6pm. The reception will take place from 6-8pm. The gallery will be open to the public Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm, for the duration of the exhibition.


Bruce Silverstein Gallery

529 W 20th St New York , NY 10011

212.627.3930

inquiries@brucesilverstein.com

Open Currently By Appointment Only

Summer Hours: Mon-Friday 10-6