Exhibitions: New York

Bronx
Unbelonging: Osaretin Ugiagbe
Bronx Documentary Center
July 8, 2017 to August 13, 2017
614 Courtlandt Avenue
Bronx, New York - NY10451
The photos of Nigerian-born photographer Osaretin Ugiagbe document the beauty and sorrows witnessed during a life split between the surging Bronx streets and the half-built flyovers of Lagos, Nigeria (population 20 million and growing).
In 2002,16-year-old Osaretin left Nigeria for the Bronx, joining his father who had previously emigrated to the US. Fifteen years later, Osaretin maintains an identity firmly planted in both worlds. His artistic path has often been shaped by chance events and encounters. While working in a Bronx hospital several years ago, he discovered a free photo class at the nearby Bronx Documentary Center, and soon became a member of their Bronx Photo League. After taking a required art class at Hostos Community College, Mr. Ugiagbe took up painting as well, developing into an accomplished painter--he was recently accepted at London’s Royal College of Art.
In his black and white photos, many taken without looking through the camera, he reacts to movement and shadow, to the faces and bodies around him, both in the Bronx and in trips back to Nigeria. He crafts his images through the inventive use of light, focusing on poignant and compelling themes of displacement and dislocation, and a surging, scrambling humanity looking for something better. Or sometimes just looking.
The exhibited photos express Mr. Ugiagbe's individual path, but also reflect the larger framework of the struggle for cultural identity--unbelonging in the place left, not belonging at the point of arrival. A number of his paintings, which have strongly influenced (and been influenced by) his photographic work, will also be on display.
Bronx
Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect
The Bronx Museum of the Arts
November 8, 2017 to April 8, 2018
1040 Grand Concourse
Bronx, New York - NY10456
Best known for his monumental cuts, holes, apertures, and excisions to the facades of derelict homes and historic buildings in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, and abroad, Gordon Matta-Clark's work conveys a potent critique of architecture's role vis-à-vis the capitalist system. Taking as a point of departure the pivotal series of "cuts" produced in the Bronx in the early 1970s that led to his further exploration of the city as a field of action, Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect will examine the artist’s pioneering social, relational, and activist approach. The exhibition highlights the political dialogue inherent in the artist’s artistic interventions-from his concern for the extreme plight of the homeless, his interest in direct community engagement, his belief that we should expand our lived experience of a city into its underground and other inaccessible spaces, and his commentary on development and socioeconomic stratification.
Brooklyn
2017 Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards Winner Showcase
United Photo Industries
July 13, 2017 to July 29, 2017
16 Main Street
Brooklyn, New York - NY11201
We are proud to present the work of three of this year's Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards: Ansley West Rivers, Johanna-Maria Fritz, and Zoe Wetherall at the United Photo Industries Gallery.
New York
Brian Buckley: Ghost Ship
ClampArt
June 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017
521 - 531 West 25th Street
New York, New York - NY10001
ClampArt is pleased to announce “Brian Buckley: Ghost Ship”—the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. “Ghost Ship” is an installation of unique, large-scale cyanotype prints. Through the use of a 19th-century photographic process that pre-dates silver-based practices, the artist employs its naturally rich, blue tones to endeavor to express his thoughts on the beauty and mystery of the vast seas and his long-felt fascination with the power and danger of deep waters.
New York
Lissa Rivera: Beautiful Boy
ClampArt
June 1, 2017 to July 15, 2017
521 - 531 West 25th Street
New York, New York - NY10001
ClampArt is pleased to announce "Lissa Rivera: Beautiful Boy"-the artist's first solo show with the gallery. Lissa Rivera's “Beautiful Boy” portraits revel in gender as a repertoire.-Stephen Vider, social and cultural historian On the subway one evening, Lissa Rivera's new friend BJ shared that throughout college he had almost exclusively worn women's clothing. However, after taking a professional job, he felt much less free to explore gender. Lissa, having struggled through her own fraught relationship with the demands of proscribed femininity, suggested to BJ that perhaps photographs might help create a space for him to explore his identity outside isolation.
New York
Projects 106: Martine Syms
The Museum of Modern Art
May 27, 2017 to July 16, 2017
11 West 53 Street
New York, New York - NY10019
Projects 106: Martine Syms, the first US solo museum exhibition by Martine Syms (b. 1988, Los Angeles), is an immersive installation including photographs and staged objects, and centering around a new feature-length film, Incense, Sweaters, and Ice.
New York
The Connective Project
July 7, 2017 to July 17, 2017
95 Prospect Park West
New York, New York - NY11215
Prospect Park Alliance, AREA4 and Suchi Reddy of Reddymade Architecture & Design debut a large-scale public art installation in Prospect Park on the occasion of the Park's 150th Anniversary. The Connective Project will transform Prospect Park's Rose Garden-a little known landscape in the Park's northeast corner-into an immersive, engaging and evergrowing field of thousands of pinwheels-on view July 7-17, 2017. The installation features artwork submitted by emerging artists, notable Brooklynites and the diverse communities that consider the Park "Brooklyn's Backyard." During the installation, the public will be invited to take part in making additional pinwheels to add to the display.
New York
Magic Mirror: Reflection and Perception in Photography
Daniel Cooney Fine Art
June 22, 2017 to July 21, 2017
508 West 26th Street
New York, New York - NY10001
New York
Irving Penn Centennial
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 24, 2017 to July 30, 2017
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, New York - NY10028
The most comprehensive retrospective to date of the work of the great American photographer Irving Penn (1917–2009), this exhibition marks the centennial of the artist's birth. Over the course of his nearly 70-year career, Penn mastered a pared-down aesthetic of studio photography that is distinguished for its meticulous attention to composition, nuance, and detail.
New York
Muslim in New York Highlights from the Photography Collection
Museum of the City of New York
February 7, 2017 to July 30, 2017
1220 5th Avenue
New York, New York - NY10029
Muslims have been woven into the fabric of New York since the city's origins as New Amsterdam, and today New York's diverse Muslim community—immigrant and American-born, from multiple racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds—constitutes an estimated 3% of the city's population, some 270,000 people living in all five boroughs. They represent an important part of the diversity that the Museum of the City of New York's rich photography collection chronicles. Muslim in New York features 34 images by four photographers who have documented Muslim New Yorkers from the mid-20th to the early 21st century. Works by Alexander Alland date to ca. 1940, a time when New York's diverse Muslim community included Arabs, Turks, Afghans, East Indians, Albanians, Malayans, African Americans, and others. Photographs by Ed Grazda come from his 1990s project "New York Masjid: The Mosques of New York City," and cover both immigrant populations and native New York Muslims, including converts, the long-standing African-American community, and a growing Latino Muslim community. Mel Rosenthal's photographs of Arab New York Muslims from the early 2000s were commissioned for the Museum of the City of New York's exhibition A Community of Many Worlds: Arab Americans in New York (2002). Robert Gerhardt's images, a promised gift to the Museum's collections, document Muslim New Yorkers in the early 2010s.
New York
John Wood There Is Waste in Everything
Bruce Silverstein Gallery
June 8, 2017 to August 11, 2017
535 West 24th Street
New York, New York - NY10011
Bruce Silverstein is pleased to announce the third solo exhibition dedicated to the work of John Wood. A master of process, Wood worked decisively across a variety of artistic forms with ease, incorporating photography, collage, offset lithography, and drawing, moving freely between conceptual and visual exploration. This exhibition will focus on the undercurrent of social and environmental issues that have informed Wood’s works since the early 1960s, featuring several examples that were included in his traveling retrospective, On the Edge of Clear Meaning (2009).
New York
Teju Cole: Blind Spot and Black Paper
Steven Kasher Gallery
June 15, 2017 to August 11, 2017
521 West 23rd Street
New York, New York - NY10011
The exhibition features over 30 color photographs from the series Blind Spot, each accompanied by Cole's lyrical and evocative prose. Viewed together, these works form a multimedia diary of years of near-constant travel. In these photographs, we see what Cole has seen, from a park in Berlin to a mountain range in Switzerland, a church exterior in Lagos to a parking lot in Brooklyn; and we are drawn into the texts-which function as voiceovers-with which Cole complicates his already enigmatic images. At stake here is the question of vision, an exploration Cole began following a temporary spell of blindness in 2011, and which he presents here in a photographic sequence of novelistic intensity.
New York
Paradise of Exiles: Early Photography in Italy
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
March 13, 2017 to August 13, 2017
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, New York - NY10028
Deemed a "Paradise of Exiles" by the British poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, Italy attracted not only 19th-century Romantics, but also many of photography's earliest practitioners, who traveled to the peninsula in order to capture its monuments and distinctive topography. At the same time, Italians adopted daguerreotypes and paper negatives as a means to represent their own cultural patrimony during a period of political upheaval. This exhibition focuses on Italy's importance as a center of exchange and experimentation during the first three decades of photography's history- from 1839, the year of its invention, to 1871, the year Italy became a unified nation. Paradise of Exiles highlights the little-known contribution of Italian photographers to the development of the new medium through some 35 photographs and albums drawn from The Met collection, along with 11 loans, including rare daguerreotypes and photographs related to the Risorgimento, the period of modern Italian unification.
New York
Naomi Harris: The First 100 Days
The Half King Photography Series
July 11, 2017 to August 14, 2017
505 West 23rd Street
New York, New York - NY10011
On January 20th, the day of Donald J. Trump's inauguration, I set out on a nationwide road trip to coincide with his first 100 Days. The idea was to figure out, when the polls and the media all said Hillary Clinton was going to win, how did we end up with Trump as president instead. I drove around the country, talking and photographing a variety of people affiliated with both the Democratic and the Republican parties as well as those who didn’t vote, or couldn’t vote. Clocking approximately 19,000 miles, my drive included Washington DC to Palm Beach, FL, Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, a portion of the Mexican border, northern California, the Bible and Rust Belts, ending with day 100, April 29th, in Niagara Falls, NY.
New York
2017 Aperture Summer Open: On Freedom
Aperture Gallery
July 14, 2017 to August 17, 2017
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York - NY10001
Curated by For Freedoms, this year’s exhibition offers a photographic response to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. The photographers and image-makers selected for inclusion each address these issues in their work in varying ways. By bringing them together, we aim to open up a dialogue about the nature and necessity of political action, the language and means by which we critique and produce avenues for sustainable change, and the relationship of photography to these issues.
New York
Aperture On Sight
Aperture Gallery
June 3, 2017 to August 17, 2017
547 West 27th Street
New York, New York - NY10001
This exhibition features photographs and photobooks made by students as part of Aperture's educational program, Aperture On Sight. Now available as a free online resource, the curriculum expands students'visual literacy by teaching them to look carefully, articulate ideas using photographic language, and interpret and create meaning through an understanding of form, content, and context.
New York
David Zimmerman: One Voice
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
June 15, 2017 to August 18, 2017
560 Broadway Suite 603
New York, New York - NY10012
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to present One Voice, American photographer David Zimmerman’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition coincides with the release of the monograph, One Voice, published by Kehrer Verlag. The 100-page book contains 50 images along with an introduction by Robert Hariman, professor of rhetoric and public culture in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, with texts and poetry by Robert Adams, Tsering Wangmo Dhompa, Dhondup Gyal, Milarepa, Pankaj Mishra, Bhuchung D. Sonam, Tenzin Tsundue, and Tsering Woeser.
New York
I Scream, You Scream
Robert Mann Gallery
July 6, 2017 to August 18, 2017
525 West 26th Street, Floor 2
New York, New York - NY10001
"I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream,” a song first published in 1927, by Howard Johnson, Billy Moll, and Robert King, stems from a commercial slogan for the I-Scream bar now known as the Eskimo Pie. This iconic ditty instantly evokes the sweet feeling of summer - sitting poolside enjoying a popsicle, chasing down the musical call of an ice cream truck, or finding yourself a snow cone at a street fair on a steamy August day.
New York
Richard Misrach and Guillermo Galindo: Border Cantos
Pace/MacGill Gallery
June 28, 2017 to August 18, 2017
32 East 57th St
New York, New York - NY10022
New York
Lauren Semivan: Pitch
Benrubi Gallery
June 22, 2017 to August 25, 2017
41 East 57th Street 13th Floor
New York, New York - NY10022
Benrubi Gallery is pleased to present Pitch, the gallery’s second solo exhibition by Lauren Semivan, after her 2013 exhibition, Observatory. Building on the tropes of that previous show, Pitch explores the relationship between the tactile realities of the photographic medium and the conscious and unconscious contributions of the artist to the images she creates when she photographs “hand-built, sculptural environments” of her own making. As with the previous work, all images are made using an early 20th-century 8 x 10 view camera whose large-format negatives are scanned and printed without digital manipulation.
New York
Sunset Décor
Marian Goodman Gallery
May 28, 2017 to August 25, 2017
24 West 57th Street
New York, New York - NY10019
Artists in the exhibition: Leonor Antunes, Fiona Banner, Lothar Baumgarten, Marcel Broodthaers, Marco Esparza, Cerith Wyn Evans, Gertrude Käsebier, Joachim Koester, Eadweard Muybridge, Timothy H. O’Sullivan, Trevor Paglen, Jean-Marie Perdrix, Hiroshi Sugimoto, SUPERFLEX, Danh Vo, Carleton E. Watkins and David Wojnarowicz.
New York
Myoung Ho Lee: Tree...
Yossi Milo Gallery
June 29, 2017 to August 25, 2017
245 10th Avenue
New York, New York - NY10001
Yossi Milo Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of color photographs by Korean artist Myoung Ho Lee. For the artist’s second solo exhibition in the United States, Tree... will include images produced between 2011 and 2017 in Korea and Mongolia. Situated somewhere between botanical field studies, studio portraiture and billboard advertising, Myoung Ho Lee’s tree studies pay homage to the everyday object and transform nature’s craft into a work of art worthy of careful study, as one would view a framed work of art. The tree “portraits” play with ideas of scale and perception, creating an image within an image that both highlights and obscures the relationship between object and photograph.
New York
Richard Misrach, Guillermo Galindo: Border Cantos
Pace/McGill Gallery
June 27, 2017 to August 25, 2017
508 West 25th Street
New York, New York - NY10001
New York
Doris Ulmann
Keith de Lellis Gallery
June 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
1045 Madison Avenue, #3
New York, New York - NY10075
Keith de Lellis Gallery presents the work of Pictorialist photographer Doris Ulmann (American, 1882-1934) for its summer exhibition at 1045 Madison Avenue. A graduate of the Clarence White School of Photography and one of the earliest social documentary photographers, Ulmann began her career in New York, creating portraits of elite writers, artists, and intellectuals in her Park Avenue apartment. The artist captured both her humble and prominent subjects alike with great care and dignity. Ulmann sought out "A face that has the marks of having lived intensely, that expresses some phase of life, some dominant quality or intellectual power" in her portraiture (Bookman 72).
New York
Women Seeing Women
Staley-Wise Gallery
June 20, 2017 to August 31, 2017
560 Broadway
New York, New York - NY10012
Staley-Wise Gallery presents an exhibition celebrating prominent women photographers from the fields of documentary and fashion photography. Twelve photographers from the legendary cooperative Magnum Photos are engaged in a visual and thematic dialogue with twelve photographers working globally in the field of editorial and advertising photography.
New York
Ji Zhou: Real Illusion
Klein Sun Gallery
June 22, 2017 to August 5, 2017
525 West 22nd Street,
New York, New York - NY10011
Klein Sun Gallery is pleased to announce Ji Zhou: Real Illusion, the artist's second solo exhibition with the gallery, on view from June 22 through August 5, 2017.
Using photography as his main medium, Beijing-based artist Ji Zhou’s most recent series of works chronicles the daily changes of light, texture, and activity within natural and urban scenes. By documenting instances of a place throughout the day and recompiling them, the circadian rhythm is collapsed creating a single atemporal image. As a result, we are presented with information that is both factual and illusory, similar to Claude Monet’s Rouen Cathedral Series (1892 - 1894) and Vincent Van Gogh’s Haystacks (1888).
New York
2017 Student Exhibition: Hidden Narratives
International Center of Photography
June 27, 2013 to August 6, 2017
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, New York - NY10036
Hidden Narratives features work by graduating students of ICP’s One-Year Certificate programs in Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism, General Studies in Photography, and New Media Narratives. Using photography, video, sound, text, and multimedia, the students present multilayered narratives and explore visual storytelling possibilities to describe worlds both real and imagined. Through extended studies of places, communities, relationships, and our own psyches, the artists' work challenges our assumptions and contains hidden narratives to be discovered. Hidden Narratives is curated by Susan Carlson and Claartje van Dijk, with Joana P. Cardozo.
New York
Summertime Salon
Robin Rice Gallery
July 19, 2017 to September 10, 2017
325 West 11th Street
New York, New York - NY10014
The Robin Rice Gallery is pleased to present the annual Summertime Salon, a photographic exhibition. Ted Adams, Thomas Alleman, Nenad Amodaj, Dorothee Brand, Todd Burris, Roger Camp, Lynda Churilla, Lance W. Clayton, Paul Dagys, Richie Fahey, Stewart Ferebee, Mindaugas Gabrenas, Barbara Gentile, Isabella Ginanneschi, Gladys, Victoria Goldman, Sarah Hadley, Ron Hamad, Kristen Hatgi, Patricia, Heal, Benjamin Heller, Melissa Incampo, H. Nazan Isik, Pete Kelly, Haik Kocharian, Tanya Arianne Malott, Everett McCourt, Patricia McDonough, Micheal McLaughlin, RJ Muna, Rosanne Olson, Luciana Pampalone, Brian Pearson, Bill Phelps, Jose Picayo, Lauren Pisano, Dalton Portella, Amy Postle, Leonardo Pucci, Kim Reierson, Robin Rice, Kevin Ryan, David Saxe, Gesi Schilling, Keith Sharp, Mark Sink, Gordon Stettinius, Robert Stivers, Kathryn Szoka, Ron Tarver, Silvia Lareo-Vazquez, Tina West
New York
Magnum Manifesto
ICP Museum
May 26, 2017 to September 3, 2017
250 Bowery
New York, New York - NY10012
A contemporary look at the legendary cooperative Magnum Photos on its 70th anniversary, Magnum Manifesto celebrates the renowned photo agency created by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, George Rodger, and Chim (David Seymour) in 1947. Tracing the ideas and ideals behind the founding and development of Magnum Photos, curator Clément Chéroux explores the history of the second half of the 20th century through the lens of 75 masters, providing a new and insightful perspective on the contribution of these photographers to our collective visual memory.
New York
Summer Sale
Alan Klotz Gallery
July 6, 2017 to September 4, 2017
740 West End Avenue, Suite 52
New York, New York - NY10025
New York
Asian Art at 100: A History in Photographs
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
September 5, 2015 to October 11, 2017
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, New York - NY10028
Exhibition Overview Since The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870, the institution's physical space and collection have grown and its curatorial departments have diversified. The first Asian works of art to enter the collection—mostly ceramics and lacquers—were acquired in 1879 and originally accommodated in what was then called the Department of Decorative Arts. Only in 1915 was a separate Department of Far Eastern Art established, and it was not until 1986 that its name was changed to the Department of Asian Art. The timeline presented in the photographs in this exhibition chronicles the changing face of The Met's galleries of Asian art as the building's footprint has expanded, exhibition styles have evolved, and the collection has grown.
New York
The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman
New York Historical Society
August 18, 2017 to October 15, 2017
170 Central Park West
New York, New York - NY10024
The New-York Historical Society celebrates the late photographer Editta Sherman (1912–2013) with a special exhibition of her celebrity portraits, to be shown in the Joyce B. Cowin Women’s History Gallery in the Museum’s new Center for Women’s History. On view from August 18 – October 15, 2017, The Duchess of Carnegie Hall: Photographs by Editta Sherman features portraits of 65 notable film stars, authors, musicians, and athletes dating from 1943 to 1965 and beyond. All works are drawn from the Editta Sherman archive, which was recently gifted to New-York Historical by Sherman’s children and grandchildren.
New York
Paul Mpagi Sepuya: Dark Room
Team Gallery
September 17, 2017 to October 22, 2017
306 Winward avenue
New York, New York - NY10013
For this exhibition, Sepuya has produced a series of new images that interrogate and challenge the history and nature of photographic portraiture from a queer, black perspective. For Sepuya, his medium is as much about disclosure as concealment, the role of the photographer ultimately one of control. Central to his practice is the undisguised and frequently experimental use of mirrors, which draws the viewer's attention to the images' photographic artifice, complicating the experience of looking at a subject, while also engendering a mystifying effect.
New York
Taking Pictures
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
June 27, 2017 to December 17, 2017
1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street)
New York, New York - NY10028
Over the past decade, mobile-phone cameras have changed how photographs are made, used, and looked at. While the camera once functioned chiefly as a tool for preserving the past, today people use mobile phones to share their visual experience in real time and with unprecedented intimacy. This exhibition explores what happens when artists are partnered with other artists and the pairs engage in a visual dialogue using only their phones. The Met commissioned 12 artists to participate in the project, all of whom were asked to invite another artist to be his or her conversation partner for a five-month period. From November 2016 to April 2017, the participants sent still images and brief videos back and forth in a game of pictorial ping-pong. They were asked not to write messages or captions and to refrain from sharing their images on social media. Otherwise, the content and frequency of communication was determined by the artists themselves.
New York
Designing the Future
International Center of Photography
April 26, 2017 to December 7, 2017
1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street
New York, New York - NY10036
The International Center of Photography and the High School of Fashion Industries invite you to celebrate our photography partnership. This exhibition features photographs created by high school students in ICP’s Community Partnership with HSFI. The yearlong program includes both in-school and after-school photography classes, which also incorporate critical thinking, writing, and public speaking into the curricula.
New York
American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times
New York Historical Society
June 23, 2017 to January 7, 2018
170 Central Park West
New York, New York - NY10024
A new exhibition commemorating President John F. Kennedy’s private life and public trajectory will be on view at the New-York Historical Society, June 23, 2017 - January 7, 2018. The exhibition, one of the most exhaustively researched collections of Kennedy photos ever assembled, brings together images from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Getty Images, private collections, and the Kennedy family archives that capture public and private moments from Kennedy’s life. Some of the photographs on display are iconic; others have never before been published.
New York
Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield
International Center of Photography
September 22, 2017 to January 7, 2018
250 Browery
New York, New York - NY10012
GENERATION WEALTH by Lauren Greenfield presents twenty-five years of work by Greenfield, who uses photography, oral history, and film to examine the pervasive influence of money, status, and celebrity in America and abroad. The first major retrospective of Greenfield’s work, the exhibition features nearly 200 photographs, numerous first-person interviews, and documentary film footage, forming a thematic investigation of how the pursuit of wealth, and its material trappings and elusive promises of happiness, has evolved since the late 1990s. Weaving together stories about affluence, beauty, body image, competition, corruption, fantasy, and excess, Greenfield’s sweeping project questions the distance between value and commodity in a globalized consumerist culture.
New York
Stephen Shore
The Museum of Modern Art
November 19, 2017 to May 28, 2018
11 West 53 Street
New York, New York - NY10019
Covering the period of artistic innovation between 1912 and 1934, A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde traces the arc of the pioneering avant-garde from World War I and the 1917 Russian Revolution through the completion of the Soviet Union's First Five-Year Plan in 1932. Bringing together major works from MoMA's extraordinary collection, the exhibition features breakthrough projects in painting, drawing, sculpture, prints, book and graphic design, film, photography, and architecture by leading figures such as Alexandra Exter, Natalia Goncharova, El Lissitzky, Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Lyubov Popova, Alexandr Rodchenko, Olga Rozanova, Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg, and Dziga Vertov, among others.
Poughkeepsie
Other People
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center
July 14, 2017 to September 10, 2017
124 Raymond Ave
Poughkeepsie, New York - NY12604
This exhibition includes a selection from a gift of more than 500 small black-and-white photographs, mostly from the early-and mid-twentieth century, donated by Peter J. Cohen. Mr. Cohen has amassed more than 35,000 amateur photographs culled from antique shops, flea markets, private dealers, and on-line sources. Most of the photographs are anonymous and capture moments in the lives of ordinary people, often depicting celebrations, vacations, and gatherings of family and friends. Individual images were chosen for their eclectic, idiosyncratic, sometimes humorous nature as well as for their subject matter, with a particular focus on the lives and activities of women. Support for Other People's Pictures is provided by the Evelyn Metzger Exhibition Fund and the Hoene Hoy Photography Endowment Fund.
Rochester
Eugene Richards: The Run of Time
George Eastman House
June 10, 2017 to October 22, 2017
900 East Avenue
Rochester, New York - NY14607
This retrospective exhibition features the work of Eugene Richards (American, b. 1944), one of the world’s most respected photographers. In the tradition of W. Eugene Smith and Robert Frank, Richards is devoted to socially committed photography that focuses on the diverse, often complex lives of Americans, as well as the ongoing struggles of the world’s poor. Richards’s photographs speak to the most profound aspects of human experience: birth, family, mortality, economic inequality and the human cost of war are recurring themes. His style is unflinching yet poetic, his photographs deeply rooted in the texture of lived experience. In his wide range of photographs, writings, and videos he works to increasingly involve his audience in the lives of people in ways that are challenging, lyrical, melancholy, and often beautiful. Ultimately, Richards’s photographs illuminate aspects of humanity that might otherwise be overlooked.
Rochester
A History of Photography
George Eastman House
May 12, 2016 to October 8, 2017
900 East Avenue
Rochester, New York - NY14607
This installation in the History of Photography Gallery, on view from May 12 to October 8, 2017, provides an overview of the history of photography through photographs of architecture, one of the medium’s earliest and most popular subjects. The photographs were made by a variety of practitioners—professionally trained architectural photographers, tourists, artists—and highlight the wide range of approaches that photographers have adopted in their depictions of the built environment.
Rochester
Lucinda Devlin: Sightlines
George Eastman House
June 24, 2017 to December 31, 2017
900 East Avenue
Rochester, New York - NY14607
Selections from three series by photographer Lucinda Devlin (American, b. 1947) are featured in this exhibition: Pleasure Ground (1977–90), Corporal Arenas (1982–98), and The Omega Suites (1991–97). Best known for The Omega Suites—precisely composed images of execution chambers in the United States—Devlin has devoted her career to exploring the relationship between our bodies and the spaces that they inhabit. She has concentrated in particular on interiors associated with pleasure or pain, creating photographs that draw attention to the power relationships embedded in a room’s architecture and decor. At the same time, her photographs function as poignant meditations on the familiar yet extraordinary spaces in which our bodies pass time.
Rochester
Abandoned and Rescued
George Eastman House
November 11, 2017 to May 13, 2018
900 East Avenue
Rochester, New York - NY14607
The George Eastman Museum has recently acquired the world’s largest collection of contemporary Indian cinema held by a museum or film archive. The collection consists of 775 prints representing 597 film titles, all in 35mm format, made between 1999 and 2013. A large number of film posters were also acquired as part of the collection. Stories of Indian Cinema will shed light on the intriguing story behind the Eastman Museum's acquisition of this collection, and will feature a selection of posters and films in the main galleries and at the Dryden Theatre.
Rochester
Nandita Raman: Cinema Play House
George Eastman House
November 11, 2017 to May 13, 2018
900 East Avenue
Rochester, New York - NY14607
Between 2006 and 2009, Nandita Raman traveled throughout India creating Cinema Play House, a series of photographs depicting the country’s slowly disappearing single-screen theaters. Raman, whose family once owned one such theater in Varanasi, India, focuses her lens on the architectural anomalies that set these spaces apart from the larger multiplex theaters that currently threaten their existence.
Syracuse
Eric Gottesman: If I Could See Your Face, I Would Not Need Food (Ka Fitfitu Feetu)
Light Work Hallway Gallery
March 20, 2017 to July 27, 2017
316 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, New York - NY13244
Light Work is pleased to present Eric Gottesman: If I Could See Your Face, I Would Not Need Food (Ka Fitfitu Feetu), on view in the Light Work Hallway Gallery from March 20 through July 27, 2017. A reception in conjunction with George Awde: Scale Without Measure will take place on Friday, April 14 from 5-7pm. Refreshments will be served; the event is free and open to the public. In 1999, artist Eric Gottesman began making portraits in Ethiopia of people with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Because great stigma surrounds this disease, subjects did not allow him to photograph their faces. Over the next five years, Gottesman made these portraits of people with HIV anonymous by hiding and obscuring their faces and changing each sitter’s name to protect their identity. A transcribed text from each sitter describing life with HIV in Ethiopia accompanies each image. In 2004, a woman with HIV allowed him to photograph her face for the first time and he knew the project was completed.
Syracuse
George Awde: Scale Without Measure
Light Work Kathleen O. Ellis Gallery
March 20, 2017 to July 27, 2017
316 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, New York - NY13244
Light Work is pleased to announce Scale Without Measure, a solo exhibition by artist George Awde. Awde’s photographic work explores themes of contemporary masculinity, the male body, friendship, sexuality, and notions of physical and psychological strength, as seen through young men with whom he identifies. The men and boys whom Awde has photographed over the last ten years include migrants to Beirut from Syria. Many are now close friends, allowing for an intimate portrayal of their everyday life. His pictures explore the way that people interact with one another, and in them one senses a longing to belong.
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