Exhibitions: California

Carmel
Strange Things
Weston Gallery
March 18, 2017 to June 11, 2017
6th avenue & Dolores
Carmel, California - CA93923
Maggie Taylor is an artist who lives amid the Spanish moss and live oaks at the edge of a small swamp on the outskirts of Gainesville, Florida. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1961, and moved to Florida at the age of 11. Her childhood was spent watching countless hours of situation comedies and science fiction on television; later she received a philosophy degree from Yale University. A little later she got a master's degree in photography from the University of Florida.
La Jolla
Americans Seen by Sage Sohier
Joseph Bellows Gallery
April 15, 2017 to May 31, 2017
7661 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, California - CA92037
Joseph Bellows Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming solo exhibition, Americans Seen, by Sage Sohier. The exhibition will open on April 15th and continue through May 31st, 2017. An opening reception will be held with the artist on Saturday, April 15th, from 6 - 8pm. This exhibition marks the artists first solo exhibition at gallery. Americans Seen will present a key selection of Sohier's black and white photographs of people in their environments. Taken in the late 1970's to the early 1980s her portraits reveal a particular time and place. Distinctly American, yet collectively grounded in their expression of the human condition, her exceptional photographs show our oftenstrange expression of the daily rituals that bring meaning to our life. Joseph Bellows Gallery will be exhibiting Sohier's vintage gelatin silver prints from this series. Americans Seen will also be celebrated by a forthcoming monograph by Nazraeli Press.
La Jolla
Summer of Love: Elaine Mayes
Joseph Bellows Gallery
June 10, 2017 to August 26, 2017
7661 Girard Avenue
La Jolla, California - CA92037
Joseph Bellows Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming solo exhibition, Summer of Love, by Elaine Mayes. The exhibition will open on June 10th and continue through August 26th, 2017. In addition to Mayes' solo exhibition in the atrium gallery; a group Summer Selections exhibition will run concurrently. Elaine Mayes: Summer of Love coincides with the 50th anniversary of the summer of love; a period of great social, cultural, and political change that brought together over 100,000 like-minded young people to San Francisco to usher in a new era.
Los Angeles
Bruce Gilden: Go
Leica Gallery
April 4, 2017 to May 5, 2017
8783 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, California - CA90048
Los Angeles
Labor and Photography
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA
March 18, 2017 to June 11, 2017
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California - CA90036
This selection of 14 photographs from LACMA's permanent collection is organized around questions of labor and representation: What does work look like? What does a worker look like? How do class, gender, and race influence the way we view work or the way we value workers? Representations of labor are reflected in every style of photography, from documentary photojournalism to abstract experimental photography. Individually, each grouping of photographs focuses on a different aspect of labor. Collectively, the photographs offer a rebuke to capitalism's reductive vision of work as either a daily grind for survival or a money-driven race to the top by encouraging a more nuanced approach to the many ways that concepts of labor and representations of laborers shape our lives.
Los Angeles
LACP
Los Angeles Center of Photography
May 19, 2017 to June 23, 2017
1515 Wilcox Ave.
Los Angeles, California - CA90028
Exhibiting artists: Adam Gerlach, Alina Marin-Bliach, Allyson Klutenkamper, Andi Schreiber, Andrew Caldwell, Angelica Petryshyn Ariya Bunyapamai, Barbara Noah, Beatrix Reinhardt, Beth Maier, Bill Tancer, Brian Kosoff, Britta Baumann, Carl Shubs, Chloe Meyner, Chris Ireland, Cody Bratt, Diane Silverman, Eleonora Ronconi, Enrique Landgrave, J. K. Lavin, Jennifer Pritchard, Jessica Chappe, Jessica Chen, Jung S Kim, Lisa Gizara, Lisa McCord, Louisa St Aubyn, Mark Uhalley, Peter J Baumgartner, Qin Zhang, Raquel Natalicchio, Sally Ann Field, Sandrine Hermand-Grisel, Sandy Kroopf, Sarah Malakoff, Sean Du, Susan Greene, Susan Swihart, and Zoe Aparicio.
Los Angeles
Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth
Fahey/Klein Gallery
April 13, 2017 to June 3, 2017
148 North La Brea
Los Angeles, California - CA90036
Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Lauren Greenfield's incredible documentary project and newly released monograph, Generation Wealth (Phaidon 2017). Acclaimed documentary photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield has been working for the past twenty-five years to chronicle a previously unprecedented global obsession with wealth and materialism. Remarkable in scope and depth, from Moscow high society to Atlanta strip club royalty, Greenfield's photographs explore the desire for more and succeed in revealing gender dynamics, cult of celebrity, consumerism, power of sex and marketing, and their eventual consequences. Generation Wealth is an especially timely and pertinent body of work that serves as a visual timeline tracing the rise, and fall, and rise of the pursuit of wealth in America.
Los Angeles
Steve Schapiro: The Fire Next Time
Fahey/Klein Gallery
June 15, 2017 to July 10, 2017
148 North La Brea
Los Angeles, California - CA90036
Los Angeles
Nobuyoshi Araki: Tombeau Tokyo
Little Big Man
May 20, 2017 to July 15, 2017
801 Mateo Street
Los Angeles, California - CA90021
When viewing Araki’s vast new series, Tombeau Tokyo, it’s clear that his fertile imagination is squarely focused on the varying stages between life and death (the name itself, Tokyo Tomb in French, gives us clear indication). This monumental corpus is comprised by a vast series of still lifes, but perhaps the French term is more fitting—nature morte, or dead nature in literal translation. In the Oxford English Dictionary, a further extended figurative definition is given for the french term, which sums up the mood precisely: “sickly; lifeless.” While lifeless might be a step too far as Araki’s vitality is present, it’s clearly in a state of decay. Where once Araki worshipped at the altar of Eros—the Greek god of sexual desire—he now appears before Thanatos, the god of death.
Los Angeles
In Focus: Jane and Louise Wilson
J. Paul Getty Museum
February 14, 2017 to July 2, 2017
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, California - CA90049
Working collaboratively since 1989, identical twin sisters Jane and Louise Wilson create powerful, compelling photographs, videos, and installations that explore historical events and architectural spaces that resonate with power. Their Sealander series presents images of abandoned World War II bunkers along the Normandy coastline of northern France. The monumental scale and monochromatic palette of the photographs merge time and space, past and present, man-made structure and natural environment, land and sea.
Los Angeles
Generation Wealth
Annenberg Space for Photography
April 8, 2017 to August 13, 2017
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, California - CA90067
GENERATION WEALTH by Lauren Greenfield examines the influence of affluence over the last 25 years, illustrating the globalization of materialism, celebrity culture and social status. This timely, thought-provoking collection explores how “keeping up with the Joneses” has become Keeping Up with the Kardashians, magnifying the aspirational gap between what we want and what we can afford. The exhibit is not about the rich, but the pervasive desire for more.
Los Angeles
Thomas Annan: Photographer of Glasgow
J. Paul Getty Museum
May 23, 2017 to August 13, 2017
1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles, California - CA90049
During the rise of industry in 19th-century Scotland, Thomas Annan ranked as the preeminent photographer in Glasgow. Best known for his haunting images of tenements on the verge of demolition—often considered precursors of the documentary tradition in photography—he prodigiously recorded the people, the social landscape, and the built environment of Glasgow and its outskirts for more than twenty-five years. This exhibition is the first to survey his industrious career and legacy as photographer and printer.
Los Angeles
Sebastião Salgado A Life in Photography
Peter Fetterman Gallery
June 3, 2017 to September 2, 2017
2525 Michigan Avenue Gallery A1
Los Angeles, California - CA90404
Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition of the photographs of Sebastião Salgado opening Saturday, June 3rd, along with a lecture by the photographer at the Getty Museum, Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 6th. An additional exhibition of Salgado's globally acclaimed project GENESIS will make its West Coast museum debut at the Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego on Thursday, June 1st. Spanning the entirety of Salgado's career, with sixty images on view from 1978 through 2014, the chronologic installation at Peter Fetterman Gallery will showcase iconic prints and new acquisitions culled from the myriad of socio-political topics, cultures and conflicts explored by the photographer. The installation will specifically focus on the human subjects of Salgado's work and are selected from his several long-term, anthropologic reportages including Other Americas (1986), Workers (1993), Migrations (2000) and Genesis (2013). Salgado is often referred to as a “concerned photographer” who imbues his subjects with dignity; Focusing an empathetic lens on marginalized people working and struggling through hardship as result of political or environmental influence, or maintaining their traiditional way of life against the encroachments of modernity.
Los Angeles
Oracle
The Broad
April 29, 2017 to September 3, 2017
221 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California - CA90012
In an increasingly small world that spans politics, culture and commerce, The Broad will present an interpretation of the elusive globalizing forces at work in contemporary society in Oracle, a free collection installation this spring that will fill the museum’s first-floor galleries with more than 30 works from the Broad collection. Opening April 29, 2017, the four-month installation will feature works by over 20 artists including El Anatsui, Mark Bradford, Peter Halley, William Kentridge, Julie Mehretu, Shirin Neshat, Albert Oehlen, Jeff Wall and Terry Winters, plus recent acquisitions by Ericka Beckman, Sterling Ruby, Oscar Murillo, Tauba Auerbach and Andreas Gursky. Four artworks in the installation will make their debut in Los Angeles, including one work completed by the artist this year.
Los Angeles
Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA
August 20, 2017 to November 26, 2017
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California - CA90036
The exhibition title, Doubleworld, is taken from a 1995 photograph of the same name, which presents two 19th-century stereoscopic viewing devices, each holding a stereophotograph of two women standing side by side. At play is the artist’s interest in the way viewing is mechanically shaped as well as the theme of doubling, which presented itself throughout Charlesworth’s career as she continued to revisit iconography and objects, often with sly variations. Included in the exhibition are photographs from 10 bodies of work made between 1977 and 2012 arranged to accentuate her continued interest in color, form, and light. Invested with a rare precision and dedication, Charlesworth produced a body of work that continues to inspire contemporary artists and viewers who are drawn to our increasingly image-saturated culture.
Los Angeles
Eleanor Macnair
Kopeikin Gallery
October 24, 2015 to December 19, 2019
2766 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, California - CA90034
Photographs rendered in play-doh
Oakland
Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing
Oakland Museum of California
May 13, 2017 to August 13, 2017
1000 Oak Street
Oakland, California - CA94607
Few 20th Century photographers have produced such instantly recognizable and iconic works as Dorothea Lange. Gain a new understanding of this beloved American photographer in OMCA's upcoming exhibition Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing. Through the lens of her camera, Lange documented American life with riveting, intimate photographs that showed the major issues of the times. This spring, view the emotional and political impact of her works in this major exhibition, which coincides with the 50th anniversary of the artist's gift of her personal archive to the Oakland Museum of California. From documenting the plight of Dust Bowl migrants during the Great Depression to magnifying the grim conditions of incarcerated Japanese Americans during World War II, Lange's photographs demonstrate how empathy and compassion—focused through art—can trigger political action. View approximately 100 photographs, including vintage prints, unedited proof sheets, personal memorabilia, and historic objects. Examine how Lange's artistry and advocacy swayed minds and prompted significant change in this nation's history. Discover how her work continues to resonate with millions, illustrating the power of photography as a form of social activism.
Palm Springs
Reflections on Water
Palm Springs Art Museum
September 18, 2015 to September 4, 2017
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, California - CA92262
Water defines human experience. The average person is composed of approximately 60% water. It nourishes life as the body’s most necessary substance. This elementary liquid is essential for sustaining all life on the planet. As a result, the politics of water are woven into the fabric of social and economic institutions at both the regional and global level. Disputes over its distribution are at the center of struggles among interests competing for natural resources. In the desert, water is even more vital for survival than in places where it exists in abundance. Its very lack defines the desert, and yet even that ecological system could not exist without it.
Riverside
Rotation 2015 Recent Acquisitions
California Museum of Photography
March 12, 2016 to June 24, 2017
3824 Main Street
Riverside, California - CA92501
Ansel Adams, Laurie Brown, Phil Chang, Edward Sheriff Curtis, Whitney Hubbs, Barbara Kasten, Hiromu Kira, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Robert Rauschenberg, Man Ray, Christopher Russell, Henry Holmes Smith, Penelope Umbrico, Wolf von dem Bussche, Bing Wright, and others
Sacramento
Photography: Permanent Collection
Crocker Art Museum
January 1, 1880 to January 1, 2050
216 O Street
Sacramento, California - CA95814
The strength of the Crocker’s photography collection is its holdings of American photography since the mid-20th century. Examples represent major artistic movements ranging from surrealism to straight photography, street aesthetic, new topographies, and the conceptual. The collection has corollary strength in imagery of the American West, both historic and contemporary.
San Diego
Ansel Adams: What Majestic Word
Museum of Photographic Arts - MOPA
January 7, 2017 to May 16, 2017
1649 El Prado
San Diego, California - CA92112
Ansel Adams: What Majestic Word features a portfolio of prints organized in memory of Adams’ dear friend, Russell Varian. Varian was a scientist and dedicated conservationist. Each of these 15 photographs aims to capture the sensual environments that Varian adored and the natural geometry that sparked his scientific curiosity.
San Diego
Prix Pictet
MOPA
February 4, 2017 to May 23, 2017
1649 El Prado
San Diego, California - CA92112
The Prix Pictet prize highlights important social and environmental issues through the use of photography. In its sixth cycle, 12 artists examine the disorder they see in the world. The exhibition Prix Pictet: Disorder brings global attention to a range of concerns from mass production to the effects of war to natural disasters.
San Diego
Seeing is Believing?
Museum of Photographic Arts - MOPA
February 21, 2015 to December 31, 2017
1649 El Prado
San Diego, California - NY92101
Did you know that some early photographs were known as the “mirror with a memory”? Discover the answers to this question and more in MOPA’s new gallery where you’ll explore the origins of photography, and its impact on how we view the world around us and ourselves.
San Francisco
The Persistent Image
Leica Gallery San Francisco
April 5, 2017 to May 31, 2017
463 Bush Street
San Francisco, California - CA94108
The Gallery at Leica Store San Francisco is excited to announce its upcoming exhibition, The Persistent Image, featuring photographs by San Francisco photographer Pamela Gentile. Photographed over a span of thirty-plus years, the exhibition will uncover an intimate portrait, made in near darkness during screenings of the San Francisco International Film Festival. Gentile, who herself carries a deep appreciation for cinema, captured the festival as the official photographer and seized that opportunity to connect and work alongside some of cinema’s most influential figures.
San Francisco
Ralph Eugene Meatyard
Fraenkel Gallery
March 9, 2017 to May 6, 2017
49 Geary Street
San Francisco, California - CA94108
Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present Ralph Eugene Meatyard: American Mystic from March 9 through May 6, 2017, featuring more than 40 works by this enigmatic and legendary photographer. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to view both iconic and lesser-known photographs by Meatyard alongside the artist’s notebooks and annotated volumes from his personal library. The exhibition coincides with the publication a major new monograph on the artist by the esteemed art historian Alexander Nemerov.
San Francisco
Larry Sultan: Here and Home
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA
April 15, 2017 to July 23, 2017
151 Third Street
San Francisco, California - CA94103
This major retrospective examines the work and career of Larry Sultan (American, 1946–2009), an internationally renowned photographer with deep ties to the Bay Area as both an artist and an educator. Sultan's often intensely personal images-many drawn from his own family's history - blend documentary and staged elements in their explorations of storytelling, family, and domesticity. Larry Sultan: Here and Home explores the artist's 35-year career through more than 200 photographs, a billboard created with conceptual artist and frequent collaborator Mike Mandel, a film, and Study Hall - a room offering a unique glimpse into Sultan's exploratory process. Works on view include Sultan's early collaborative projects of the 1970s, made with Mandel, as well as his later work including Pictures from Home (1983-92), The Valley (1997-2003), and Homeland (2006–09)
San Francisco
Fran Meckler: Papua New Guinea in Color
World Affairs Council
May 2, 2017 to August 2, 2017
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, California - AZ94108
Fran Meckler, award-winning documentary photographer and Bay Area resident, takes us on a journey through Papua New Guinea, giving us a taste of the country’s sprawling beauty and deeply entrenched traditions. “The land of the unexpected,” Papua New Guinea is a country where few tourists journey and where centuries-long traditions have been preserved. Through Meckler’s work, viewers will have the chance to explore this largely uncharted land and gain a broader perspective of life in this corner of the world.
San Francisco
Mike Mandel Good 70s
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA
May 20, 2017 to August 20, 2017
151 Third Street
San Francisco, California - CA94103
Good 70s explores the tongue-in-cheek, socially conscious work of conceptual artist and photographer Mike Mandel (American, b. 1950), focusing on projects he made during what was, for him, an incredibly productive decade. This exhibition includes photographs, books, and a film, all made during the same period he was collaborating with his friend, the photographer Larry Sultan.
San Francisco
 Fantasy Life: Tabitha Soren
San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries
July 20, 2017 to December 15, 2017
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, California - CA94102
In 2002, Tabitha Soren started photographing the new draft picks for the Oakland A's. In addition to many of those draftees, she followed players from major and minor leagues throughout their careers, photographing their lives in the game as well as personal milestones. Presented by the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries Art at City Hall program, Fantasy Life features an exhibition of 180 photographs on the ground floor, and nine large-scale banners in the North Light Court featuring tintype images of the SF Giants in action. Soren's photographs are accompanied by documents ranging from team assignments to first-person narratives from the SF Giants and team members across the country.
San Jose
Fragile Waters
San Jose Museum of Art
March 17, 2017 to August 6, 2017
110 South Market Street
San Jose, California - CA95113
Water is very much on the minds of Californians after six years of drought. Fragile Waters celebrates this precious, essential resource and encourages dialogue about water conservation. One hundred and seventeen black-and-white photographs by three artists whose works span a century create a powerful collective statement. The exhibition will feature thirty-seven works by Adams - including rarely seen historic images from his family’s private collection- along with photographs by Ernest H. Brooks II and Dorothy Kerper Monnelly.
Stanford
The Eye and the Sky: Trevor Paglen in the Cantor Collection
Cantor Arts Center
March 18, 2017 to July 31, 2017
Lomita Drive at Museum Way
Stanford, California - CA94305
This is a focused exhibition (17 works) that positions contemporary photographer Trevor Paglen’s Time Study alongside the work of 19th and 20th-century photographers in the collection. Paglen’s haunting images raise and respond to questions about technologically mediated visual perception. This is the first installation in the new series In Context.
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