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Mona Kuhn: Paradise Lost

From June 26, 2021 to August 28, 2021
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Mona Kuhn: Paradise Lost
3115 East Shadowlawn Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30305
Jackson Fine Art is excited to open the summer season with Paradise Lost, a carefully curated selection of photographs from Mona Kuhn's seminal series Evidence, in celebration of her new retrospective monograph Works (Thames & Hudson, 2021). The sensual and sun-drenched photographs of Evidence feel just as relevant as they did when they were first created, fifteen years ago in France. It was with this work that Kuhn first established her signature soft focus backgrounds and intimate communion with her subjects, a familiarity that continues to distinguish her portraiture today. As we anticipate a summer of somewhat fewer inhibitions, Paradise Lost encourages us to look forward by looking back at a series characterized by its sultry, idyllic classicism.
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Color
New York, NY
From May 25, 2021 to July 30, 2021
JANET BORDEN, INC. is pleased to announce C O L O R, a new exhibition of color photographs by a variety of gallery artists. There are certain qualities unique to color photography, and each of these artists is addressing at least one. The color makes these photographs particularly enticing, and different from other work. Starting with Hanno Otten's spectacular large Colorblock, each image is dependent on the impact of the color. Generally, photographs are selected for their information, their message, their narrative; Otten's light studies (Lichtbilde) are abstract large swaths of color delivering a punchy impression without a story. Jan Groover's extraordinary still life has a Morandi-like simplicity, primarily due to its colors. Groover has painted the bottles a matte gray to diffuse the color. The composition also has a Morandi-like complexity, with implied planes making various bottles more prominent. This is extremely rare and difficult in photography, yet Groover makes it appear simple. Alfred Leslie's masterful pixel study of a woman's head is an amazement of color and surface. Winokur's Glass of Water is a powerful image of deadpan simplicity in blue. No metaphor here. Fred Cray's Untitled #C is a kaleidoscopic view of Deno's Wonder Wheel at Coney Island. The layered yellow color adds to the appeal of this somewhat hallucinogenic view.
Photos, Interrupted
New York, NY
From April 21, 2021 to July 31, 2021
In this exhibition-selected from the gallery's inventory-we draw attention to artworks in which the artist's labor of the hand is evident. Here, we see how the artists have cut, crumpled, woven, dissected, scratched, stitched, painted, and layered the photograph to achieve an authorial and conceptual statement in their work. The exhibition features the work of Samin Ahmadzadeh, Cara Barer, Antony Crossfield, Odette England, Doug Keyes, Diane Meyer, Helen Sear, Leah Schretenthaler and Krista Svalbonas. All artworks on view are ready for collectors to purchase, and immediately take away for installation in your home or elsewhere. With this in mind, re-visit the gallery exhibition page often - we're installing new artworks, as they're sold off the wall, and shipped out to their new homes.
Ernest C. Withers:  I’ll Take You There
Los Angeles, CA
From June 24, 2021 to July 31, 2021
The Fahey/Klein gallery is pleased to present "Ernest Withers: I'll Take You There", an exhibition hosted in conjunction with his recently published book, "The Revolution in Black and White" (CityFiles Press). This exhibition and publication are a record of African American life in the South during the mid-20th century. Withers's photographs of Beale Street, family life in Memphis, the rise of Rock 'n' Roll and R&B, and the Civil Rights movement capture a time of radical change. "Photography is a collection of memories. One who is trained in photography knows that. Instinctively, people who have an occupation know what they ought to do. You call the fireman to put out the fire; you call the police to solve a police problem; and people who are news people and journalists are collectors and recorders of present evidence, which after a given length of time-days, months, years becomes history." Ernest C. Withers Withers documented a history that still resonates today, capturing the momentous, and often dangerous, upheaval of America's civil rights movement across the South from the late 1940's through the 1960's. Apart from documenting those fighting for racial justice and equity, Withers gained acclaim by capturing the African American experience, creating a singular record of day-to-day life in an effort to better illustrate and understand life in the South during this crucial era. His vast archive also includes images of famed Memphians who brought Soul, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Blues into the white, mainstream music scene. From blues to baseball, high school proms and football games to funerals and marches, and moments both mundane and historic, Withers was there, camera in hand. The confidence and skill he developed in the juke joints of Beale Street and on assignment for newspapers served him well when history happened. He was fearless in the face of intimidation, risking life and limb to get the shot. Dr. Ernest C. Withers, Sr. (1922 - 2007) a native Memphian, is an internationally acclaimed photojournalist. His photographs have been published extensively in the New York Times, Washington Post, Time, Life, Jet, and Ebony. His well-known images comprise an unequaled time capsule of the heartland of Mid-Century America. Withers's images are in the permanent collection of The Smithsonian and other esteemed institutions.
Heirloom: Weaving Memory with the Now
Jacksonville, FL
From March 26, 2021 to August 01, 2021
This UNF Gallery exhibition features the work of Priya Kambli. Born in India, Kambli moved to the United States in 1993 at the age of eighteen, a few years after the death of her parents, to pursue her education. Carefully stowed within her single, small suitcase was a cache of family photographs which became the basis of Kambli's creative work-a growing body of images exploring migration, transience, and cultural identity. Her lyrical photographic compositions are not only a rich synthesis of light, pattern, and texture, but also a moving testament to the tangible, archival nature of photography.
Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection
Atlanta, GA
From April 01, 2021 to August 01, 2021
For nearly all of photography's one hundred eighty-year history, women have shaped the development of the art form and experimented with every aspect of the medium. Conceived in conjunction with the centennial of the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which granted suffrage for some women, this exhibition showcases more than one hundred photographs from the High's collection, many of them never before on view, and charts the medium's history from the dawn of the modern period to the present through the work of women photographers. Organized roughly chronologically, each section emphasizes a distinct arena in which women contributed and often led the way. Among the artists featured are pioneers of the medium such as Anna Atkins as well as more recent innovators and avid experimenters, including Betty Hahn, Barbara Kasten, and Meghann Riepenhoff. The exhibition also celebrates the achievements of numerous professional photographers, including Berenice Abbott, Margaret Bourke-White, and Marion Post Wolcott, who worked in photojournalism, advertising, and documentary modes and promoted photography as a discipline. The exhibition also highlights photographers who photograph other women, children, and families, among them Sally Mann, Nan Goldin, and Diane Arbus, and those who interrogate ideals of femininity through self-portraiture. Also on view will be works by contemporary photographers who challenge social constructions of gender, sexuality, and identity, including Zanele Muholi, Sheila Pree Bright, Cindy Sherman, Mickalene Thomas, and Carrie Mae Weems.
EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss
Carmel, CA
From June 26, 2021 to August 01, 2021
The Center for Photographic Art is thrilled to be part of a worldwide art project, EXTRACTION: Art on the Edge of the Abyss. The project was initiated to engage artists, galleries, curators, art supporters, and public and private art spaces and organizations to bring attention to, in their words: "...the most urgent planetary concern of our time: the social, cultural, and environmental costs of unbridled globalized extractive industry, including the negative effects of climate change; the deterioration of land, water, and air; the devastation and displacement of poor, minority, and indigenous communities; and much else." CPA's response to this important and timely project is our own EXTRACTION exhibition. Participating artists include Tony Bellaver, Mima Cataldo, Sarah Christianson, Steve Dzerigian, David Ellingsen, David Gardner, Paccarik Orue, Jerry Takigawa, DM Witman, and Yelena Zhavoronkova. These artists have addressed the crisis by witnessing and documenting a wide range of evidence through their often personal and always compelling photography. Join with the instigators of the EXTRACTION project who encourage us, "Everyone can be both creator and catalyst. At a time of growing despair and paralysis, people from all backgrounds and levels of experience-from the amateur to the virtuoso-can take action. We invite everyone to join us in creating an international art ruckus."
Our Strength Is Our People
Asheville, NC
From May 07, 2021 to August 02, 2021
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 and Judith Hochberg.
Gallery Artists
New York, NY
From June 03, 2021 to August 07, 2021
Danziger Gallery presents an exhibition of Gallery artists by appointment only.
Gianni Berengo Gardin
Los Angeles, CA
From June 08, 2021 to August 07, 2021
We are excited to announce the first ever West Coast exhibition of Master Italian photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin's work. Gianni Berengo Gardin is an Italian photographer who has worked for Le Figaro and Time Magazine. Considered an artistic heir to Henri Cartier-Bresson, like Bresson he has long used and admired Leica rangefinders. His work has been published in more than 200 photographic books and shown in the most prestigious galleries and museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Now in his 90's, Gardin boasts a personal archive of more than a million pictures.
Paul Fusco: RFK Funeral Train
Los Angeles, CA
From June 08, 2021 to August 07, 2021
This month we are pleased to open the first Los Angeles exhibition of the master set of Paul Fusco's iconic "RFK Funeral Train" photographs. In the years since they were taken these photographs have become an iconic series in photography. While in some ways they represent the end of the dreams of the sixties, at the same time they celebrate the idealism and diversity of America. Hastily arranged, Robert Kennedy's funeral train took place on June 8th - a sweltering early summer day. Paul Fusco, then on staff for LOOK Magazine, was given a place on the train taking RFK's body from New York to Washington, where he was to buried at Arlington next to his brother. Along the tracks hundreds of thousands of mourners came out to pay their final respects and for the eight hours it took for the train to make the usually four-hour journey Fusco never put down his camera except to reload film shooting approximately 2,000 pictures. The resulting images are one of the most powerful and affecting series of photographs ever taken. Shot on Kodachrome film - a film with a particularly vibrant palette favored at the time by photojournalists - Fusco's pictures blend the spontaneous look of snapshots with artistic precision of the decisive moment. Each photograph carries its own weight and tells its own story, but cumulatively the series is an epic vision of America.
John Edmonds: A Sidelong Glance
New York, NY
From October 23, 2020 to August 08, 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 50x50-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 Empire State Building
New York, NY
From June 23, 2021 to August 13, 2021
Keith de Lellis Gallery celebrates the 90th anniversary of New York City's magnificent Art Deco skyscraper in its summer exhibition. After demolishing the famous original Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Fifth Avenue in 1929, the Bethlehem Engineering Corporation took on the world's most ambitious building project to date: the construction of the Empire State Building, the first 100+ story building. The Chrysler Building, with 77 stories, briefly held the title of the world's tallest building before being unseated by the Empire State a mere 11 months later. Dwarfing all surrounding buildings, the Empire State stands at 1,454 feet tall. Construction began on March 17th, 1930 and was completed in record time, opening on May 1, 1931. As a tourist attraction, the site found immediate success, collecting a ten-cent fee for a bird's eye view of New York City from telescopes atop the observatory. The record-breaking height was said to serve a special purpose: for its tower to act as a mooring mast for dirigibles, positioning the building and its developers at the cutting edge of air travel in its infancy. In reality, the ambitious docking station plan was not at all practical: “the notion that passengers would be able to descend an airport-style ramp from a moving airship to the tip of the tallest building in the world, even in excellent conditions, beggars belief.” (Christopher Gray, New York Times, Sept. 23, 2010). The gallery exhibition features an impressive image of the dirigible Los Angeles docked at the tip of the Empire State Building (1931), but this scene did not come to pass, and is in fact a composite photograph. The tower would ultimately be used for radio and television broadcasting. A day of note in the building's early history is July 28th, 1945, when an aircraft collided with the 78th floor, resulting in a four-alarm fire and fourteen deaths. The U.S. Army B-25 bomber was en route to Newark, New Jersey when the pilot was disoriented by dense fog conditions. A group of five photographs show a street view of the smoking building, the plane wreckage, and spectator reactions to the crash - the latter captured by infamous street photographer Weegee. A mere two years after its unveiling, the building was featured in its first of many films: King Kong (1933), sealing its position as a cultural monument. In 1964, Andy Warhol set his lens on the structure to create an eight-hour slow motion silent film. Shot facing southeast from the 41st floor of the Time-Life Building, the film simply documents a fixed view of the Empire State from 8:06PM to 2:42AM the night of July 24-25, 1964. Due to its length and experimental nature, the film was met with mixed reviews. As the most photographed building in the world (Cornell University, 2011), there are countless images of the Empire State Building's recognizable façade. Selected exhibition photographs range from aerial surveys to street views, distorted reflections to detailed studies, and news photographs to artistic compositions, capturing the seminal building from every perspective.
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