Celebrating the gallery’s 30th anniversary we will be presenting two different exhibitions with a mix of pictures that look forward and backwards at the gallery’s history. In keeping with the general practice of summer shows many of the works are luminous and beautiful while at the same time engaging with the history of the medium in original and challenging ways.
Summer Show 1:
From Edward Steichen’s view of late afternoon Venice to Harry Callahan, Helmut Newton, and Thierry Cohen’s images – water is a subject that the gallery has frequently embraced. Another theme is experimental process as seen in works by Adam Fuss, Christopher Bucklow, Susan Derges, Farrah Karapetian, and Petra Cortright (who we look forward to exhibiting in November).
Another artist we look forward to showing is Risaku Suzuki whose deep engagement with nature and landscape can be seen in an image from his ongoing series of photographs of cherry blossoms. Andy Warhol has always been a touchstone for the gallery and we are showing two of his unique collages of women ‘s lips along with Ulrike Rosenbach’s 1969 feminist response to Warhol’s famous “Elvis” paintings.
In addition to our longtime relationships with Susan Derges and Karen Knorr (collectively now over 50 years!) the gallery has always sought to collaborate with artists we do not necessarily represent, so we are also showing photographs by Sally Mann, Bruce Weber, and Daniel Gordon.
Last, but certainly not least, we are showing two photographs by Seydou Keïta whose work we will be opening our fall season with and whose estate we are now representing in America in collaboration with the Contemporary African Art Collection of Jean Pigozzi (CAAC).We hope you will come by the gallery in our new home at 980 Madison Avenue and we wish you a happy summer!
Stay tuned for details of Summer Show 2….