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Osama Esber: Rituals of Passing

From August 19, 2022 to February 24, 2023
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Osama Esber: Rituals of Passing
716 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654
"The image inspired me to search fro the poem, which I weave word by word, image by image, metaphor by metaphor to make the magical carpet that files the reader to unknown spaces." – Osama Esber

Born in Syria in 1963, Osama Esber is a widely published author of poetry, an essayist and short story writer, as well as a major translator of English writings into Arabic. He currently lives in the United States, where he arrived as a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago in 2012, leaving the wartorn country of Syria to avoid the bombing and violence he and his family witnessed. Esber is also an editor for the Arab Studies Institute’s Tadween Publishing House and a host of Status Audio Magazine and co-editor in the Arab section of Jadaliyya Magazine.

Esber has translated novels and poetry into Arabic by Henry Miller, Toni Morrison, Bertrand Russell, Seamus Heaney, Elizabeth Gilbert, Raymond Carver, Michael Ondaatje and Noam Chomsky, to name a few. In fact, he translated ‘The English Patient’ by Ondaatje before the book became famous and made into the Oscar winning film. He has published 7 poetry collections.

"Photography was a savior for me as a poet. It liberated me from the influence of a long literary tradition and the dominating language of powerful Arab poets through escaping from the memory of language to the open possibilities of visual reality." – Osama Esber

Image: Rebirth © Osama Esber
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 I Dream a World: Portraits of Black Women Who Changed America
National Portrait Gallery | Washington, DC
From July 08, 2022 to January 29, 2023
Drawing primarily from the National Portrait Gallery's vast collection of self-portraits, this exhibition will explore how American artists have chosen to portray themselves since the beginning of the last century. As people are confronted each day with "selfies" via social media and as they continue to examine the fluidity of contemporary identity, this is an opportune time to reassess the significance of self-portraiture in relation to the country's history and culture. The exhibition will feature more than 75 works by artists such as Josef Albers, Patricia Cronin, Imogen Cunningham, Elaine de Kooning, Edward Hopper, Joan Jonas, Jacob Lawrence, Alice Neel, Louise Nevelson, Diego Rivera, Lucas Samaras, Fritz Scholder, Roger Shimomura, Shahzia Sikander and Martin Wong. "Eye to I: Self-Portraits from 1900 to Today" is curated by Brandon Brame Fortune, chief curator, National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition concludes the Portrait Gallery's 50th anniversary celebrations, and an expanded, illustrated companion book will be published in spring 2019.
LaToya Ruby Frazier: Flint Is Family In Three Acts
MSU Broad Art Museum | East Lansing, MI
From August 06, 2022 to January 29, 2023
“No matter how dark a situation may be, a camera can extract the light and turn a negative into a positive. In creating Flint Is Family In Three Acts, I see the role of photographs as empowering and enacting visible change: in Act I, the photographs bear witness and reclaim history; in Act II, the photographs reveal a hidden narrative; in Act III, the photographs are a catalyst for obtaining resources.” --LaToya Ruby Frazier Flint Is Family In Three Acts is a multi-part exhibition by renowned artist LaToya Ruby Frazier. For five years, Frazier researched and collaborated with two poets, activists, mothers and residents of Flint, Michigan, Shea Cobb and Amber Hasan, as they endured one of the most devastating ecological crises in U.S. history. Resulting in a monumental oeuvre of photographs, video, and texts Frazier developed Flint Is Family In Three Acts (2016–2021) to advocate for access to clean and safe drinking water for all regardless of race, religion and economic status. The series records stories of surviving and thriving, especially within racialized and marginalized neighborhoods in Flint, to ensure that they remained visible in national debates concerning environmental justice. Drawing inspiration from the urgency in Frazier’s work, which also sheds light on building equitable and inclusive futures Stamps Gallery, part of Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at University of Michigan, initiated a partnership with the Flint Institute of Arts and the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University to bring this important exhibition together for the first time in Michigan. As co-presenters of this landmark exhibition our goal is to offer a creative pedagogical platform that reaches broader audiences across Michigan and beyond—Flint is Family: Act I (2016–2017) will take place at the Flint Institute of Arts, Act II (2017–2019) at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, and Act III (2019) at Stamps Gallery. The exhibition served as a catalyst to bring three disparate institutions together to deepen our understanding of individual and institutional agency in advocating for equity, transparency and environmental justice in our respective communities, while also highlighting the role of the artist as an agent for enacting positive social change. Organized by Stamps Gallery in partnership with the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, and the Flint Institute of Arts. Curated by Srimoyee Mitra, Tracee Glab, and Steven L. Bridges with the assistance of Jennifer Junkermeier-Khan, Rachel Winter, and Rachael Holstege.
American Silence: The Photographs of Robert Adams
Nevada Museum of Art | Reno, NV
From October 29, 2022 to January 29, 2023
For 50 years, Robert Adams (born 1937) has made compelling, provocative, and highly influential photographs that show the wonder and fragility of the American landscape, its inherent beauty, and the inadequacy of our response to it. American Silence: The Photographs of Robert Adams celebrates the art of this seminal American photographer and explores the reverential way he looks at the world around him and the almost palpable silence of his work. Capturing the sense of peace and harmony created through what Adams calls “the silence of light” that can be seen on the prairie, in the woods, and by the ocean, American Silence features some 175 pictures from 1965 to 2015. Other images on view question our moral silence to the desecration of that beauty by consumerism, industrialization, and lack of environmental stewardship. Divided into three sections—The Gift, Our Response, and Tenancy—the exhibition includes works from not only the artist’s most important projects but also lesser-known ones that depict suburban sprawl, strip malls, highways, homes, and stores, as well as rivers, skies, the prairie, and the ocean. While these photographs lament the ravages that have been inflicted on the land, they also pay homage to what remains. Organized in cooperation with the artist, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully-illustrated, 332-page catalogue published by the National Gallery of Art and Aperture, New York. The exhibition is curated by Sarah Greenough, senior curator and head of the department of photographs, National Gallery of Art. This exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The exhibition and catalog are made possible through the leadership support of the Trellis Fund and a generous gift from Jane P. Watkins. The exhibition is also made possible in part by The Shared Earth Foundation. Additional support is provided by Randi and Bob Fisher, Wes and Kate Mitchell, Nion McEvoy, Greg and Aline Gooding, and the James D. and Kathryn K. Steele Fund for Photography.
Harry Benson: Four Stories
Addison Gallery of American Art | Andover, MA
From September 01, 2022 to January 30, 2023
Scottish born photojournalist Harry Benson CBE came to America with The Beatles in 1964 and in his words, "never looked back." In the decades since, the award-winning photographer has demonstrated incredible range. He photographed Civil Rights marches and the Watts Riots, was on the scene when Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated, and covered conflicts in Kosovo, Bosnia, and the Gulf War. The only photographer who has photographed the last 13 U.S. presidents from Dwight D. Eisenhower to Joe Biden, Benson has also turned his lens on everyone from Mohammad Ali to Queen Elizabeth II. His photographs of historic events, political figures, and luminaries have been published in major magazines including LIFE, The Daily Express, Time, Vanity Fair, W, Newsweek, French Vogue, Paris Match, Forbes, The New Yorker, People, Quest, and The Sunday Times Magazine. The subject of a 2015 documentary, Harry Benson: Shoot First, Benson's work has also been published in numerous monographs including the recently released Paul celebrating the 80th birthday and career of Paul McCartney. Building on the Addison's holdings of works by Benson and amplified with loans from the artist, this exhibition focuses on four powerful photo stories from the 1960s: the building of the Berlin Wall, the Beatles' first American tour, the James Meredith March Against Fear, and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. These photographs not only catapulted Benson's career, but also incisively capture defining moments of this tumultuous period in history.
Joan Myers: Devil’s Highway - On the Road in the American West
Andrew Smith Gallery | Tucson, AZ
From December 10, 2022 to January 30, 2023
Andrew Smith Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition: The Devil’s Highway: On the Road in The American West. There will be a special book signing and opening reception for the artist, Joan Myers, on December 10th, from 7-10 pm. For close to 50 years Joan Myers has been exploring and photographing the American West and has been showing at the Andrew Smith Gallery for nearly 30 years. Much of this time Myers lived in Santa Fe where the Andrew Smith Gallery had been located since the early 80s until its move to Tucson in 2018. Joan was a frequent visitor to Tucson and in 2022, relocated to Tucson permanently. Originally trained in musicology at Stanford University, she became interested in non-silver photographic processes in the 1970s. She moved to Santa Fe in 1980 and began an impressive series of photographic projects, most of which have resulted in books. Her projects have ranged from the Santa Fe Trail, portraits of aging women, the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, Antarctica, Japanese internment camps in the US, the Salton Sea in southern California, worldwide volcanic sites in her series Fire & Brimstone, and the frontier settlement of Pie Town, New Mexico. Myers has said of her work, "I don't do portraits or social commentary. What interests me is living — the way human beings affect the landscape in which they live. My job is to see clearly." Image: ©Joan Myers
Bram Coppens: Bombay Beach
All About Photo Showroom | Los Angeles, CA
From January 01, 2023 to January 31, 2023
All About Photo is pleased to present 'Bombay Beach' by Bram Coppens Bombay Beach is a place in Imperial County, California, USA. The population was 231 at the 2020 census. It is located on the Salton Sea, and is the lowest community in the United States, located 223 feet (68 m) below sea level. Once a popular getaway for beachgoers until the 1980s, when the draining and increasing salinity of the Salton Sea destroyed the lake's ecosystem and drove businesses and private landowners out of the area, rendering Bombay Beach a ghost town. Despite this, by 2018, a number of people had moved into the area, and the town's many abandoned structures and features from its past have drawn visitors back in. Bombay Beach was "enjoying a rebirth of sorts with an influx of artists, intellectuals and hipsters who have turned it into a bohemian playground." The Bombay Beach Biennale, an annual art festival, is held here. Living In Los Angeles at that time I knew Salton Sea so it was on my list to visit for years. Hearing that it was turning into some sort of artist micro community triggered me to finally do that road trip and go. Arriving there and while waiting for the perfect light situation, I was drawn by the atmosphere and the artistic community, but above all drawn by the desolate vibes. As I wanted to translate this desolate vibe into a visually driven language and capture the authentic look and feel of the moment, I tried to steer away from any obvious new art installation and tried to focus on the dead Salton Sea part, the ghost part of the town. The series was shot in Bombay Beach California in 2019 on Medium format analogue 6x6 film.
Parallel Lives: Photography, Identity, and Belonging
CPW at IBM Tech City | Kingston, NY
From November 05, 2022 to February 04, 2023
The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is pleased to announce Parallel Lives: Photography, Identity, and Belonging, an ambitious and innovative group exhibition of international contemporary artists, drawn from CPW’s annual open call for submissions. Organized by noted curator Maya Benton, this is the largest exhibition in CPW’s 45-year history and will be on view at a specially designed gallery space at the former IBM headquarters at Tech City, in Kingston, NY from November 5, 2022, through February 5, 2023. Parallel Lives: Photography, Identity, and Belonging draws attention to complex notions of community and belonging, and in particular how our social and familial relationships have been reimagined as a result of the conditions of isolation and uncertainty imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Shared tendencies bring this geographically and ethnically diverse group of artists together, including the impulse to explore complex political histories, challenge modes of self-representation, excavate personal and family trauma, and an intense yearning for connection, kinship, and community. At a time of profound anxiety about the future and collective loss, the artists in Parallel Lives – ranging in age from their early 20s to their late 60s – are placed in dialogue with each other, presented in pairs or couplings, to encourage connections, conversations, and shared searches for meaning. The works engage with such topical issues as violence and intergenerational trauma, race and self-representation, immigration and border policing, constructions of gender and masculinity, and intimacy and the body. The artists draw from sources as diverse as their own family albums, government surveillance tools, and international archives of modern conflict – and they experiment with a wide range of photographic practices, including archaic techniques like cyanotype and wet collodion and the deployment of expired photographic materials. “In direct response to the isolation and confinement of the pandemic years,” states curator Maya Benton, “this exhibition aims to spark dialogue between artists and audience about vital social and political issues concerning race, representation, immigration, policing, gender, intimacy, and community. I sense a profound desire to facilitate and to reactivate the consolations and connections of communal gatherings.” The thirteen emerging and mid-career artists featured in this exhibition are Manual Acevedo (Newark, NJ), Jillian Marie Browning (Birmingham, AL), Billie Carter-Rankin (Milwaukee, WI), Marcus Xavier Chormicle (Las Cruces, NM), Scarlett Coten (Arles, France), Noelle Mason (Tampa, FL), Susan Mikula (Western Massachusetts), Marc Ohrem-Leclef (Brooklyn, NY), Deanna Pizzitelli (Bratislava, Slovakia), Felix Quintana (Los Angeles, CA), Jared Ragland (Logan, UT), Rashod Taylor (Springfield, MO), and Iris Wu (Chicago, IL). Parallel Lives is the most recent installment of the series Photography Now, CPW’s annual call-for-entry, in which a curator of national or international repute is invited to create a survey exhibition of contemporary photography. The selection of artists was drawn from over 600 submissions. Benton notes, “What is striking about this group of emerging artists is the diversity of backgrounds and approaches. Their wide-ranging responses to specific political and social forces amount to a kind of barometer of the key issues for photography today.” The large, pop-up exhibition will occupy 8,000 square feet of the former IBM offices at Tech City in Kingston, radically transforming an abandoned space that is itself in the midst of a revival. In tandem with the Parallel Lives exhibition, CPW will host a five-part speakers series in January, featuring artists and invited guests. Check CPW website for further details.
Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures
California Museum of Photography - UCR ARTS | Riverside, CA
From September 10, 2022 to February 05, 2023
This landmark exhibition surveys the work of Christina Fernandez, the crucially important Los Angeles-based artist who has spent thirty years in a rich exploration of migration, labor, gender, her Mexican-American identity, and the unique capacities of the photographic medium itself. Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures brings together the artist’s most important bodies of works for the first time, allowing audiences to discover the threads that connect them, both formal and conceptual. Through work that spans decades, Fernandez compels us to reconsider history, the border, and the real lives that cross and inhabit them. Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures is organized by UCR ARTS and is curated by Joanna Szupinska, Senior Curator at the California Museum of Photography. Chon Noriega, Distinguished Professor of Film, Television, and Digital Media at UCLA, is curatorial advisor. This exhibition is available to other venues through UCR ARTS Traveling Exhibitions. Please contact the museum for more information. Christina Fernandez: Multiple Exposures was made possible by grants from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Support for the publication was provided by AltaMed Health Services, Fundacion Jumex Arte Contemporaneo, and Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund. Programs at UCR ARTS are supported by the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at UCR, and the City of Riverside. Image: Christina Fernandez, Lavanderia #1, 2002. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Luisotti, Los Angeles.
Keith Carter: Ghostlight
PDNB | Dallas, TX
From November 19, 2022 to February 11, 2023
PDNB Gallery is proud to announce two solo shows by gallery artists: Keith Carter & Earlie Hudnall, Jr. Keith Carter’s show is in conjunction with the release of his new book, Ghostlight. Earlie Hudnall’s show will be a small exhibition in celebration of his recent Lifetime Achievement award given by the Art League, Houston. Keith Carter (b. 1948, Madison, Wisconsin) In Keith’s companion book essay, Sunday Morning, he writes, “The Big Thicket has always been a place of swamp ghosts, spirits, legends, contrarians, peckerwoods, and outlaws: over one hundred thirteen thousand acres of dense tangled forests, angry water moccasins, and amber waterways-known the world over as a biological wonderland.” For those not familiar with this impressive National Preserve, let Keith introduce you. His document approaches the mystical wetlands, a terrain that he visits often, with heightened senses. As an artist, Keith immerses himself in the environment and becomes close to his subjects: the trees, birds, vegetation and yes, the spirit of this magical, ecological treasure called the Big Thicket. Ghostlight is one of many books published featuring Keith’s photographic journeys. It all started in 1988 with, From Uncertain to Blue, a document he and his wife, Patricia, created, traveling to small towns in Texas with odd names. Some of Keith's most successful books, The Blue Man, Mojo, and Bones, informed us of the culture of Southeast Texas, where he has lived most of his life. He has broadened his sphere, photographing around the world, but he has come back to his homeland and dedicated this series, Ghostlight, to loved ones that have passed. Keith has been creating inspiring imagery for over fifty years. His photographs can be found in many major museum collections including the Amon Carter Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, George Eastman House, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Special collections include Elton John, Michelle & Barack Obama, Diane Keaton, and Horton Foote, who wrote a forward in Keith’s first book. *There will be a Book Signing scheduled later, upon the release of Ghostlight. Published by the University of Texas Press.
Anne Noggle: Herself
NOMA - New Orleans Museum of Art | New Orleans, LA
From April 22, 2022 to February 12, 2023
Anne Noggle’s (American, 1922–2005) life is the stuff of legend. Born in Evanston, Illinois, in 1922, she earned her pilot’s license as a teenager. In the 1940s she flew missions as a Women’s Air Force Service pilot (WASP) a small, elite group of women who served during World War 2. She then went on to become a stunt pilot in an air show and a crop duster, and then again flew missions during the Korean War. Emphysema grounded her from official aviation shortly after that, but she never fully abandoned personal flight. She did, however, begin a second, influential career as a photography professional, making photographs, teaching photography at the University of New Mexico, and working as a curator at the New Mexico Museum of Art. In all of these capacities, Noggle foregrounded women in photography. As a curator, she produced a major exhibition for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Women of Photography: An Historical Survey in 1975. As a photographer, she explored the aging process of women, a process she referred to as “the saga of the fallen flesh.” In her most famous body of work, Noggle repeatedly photographed herself throughout the 1970s and ’80s in direct, revelatory images that record, for example, her face shortly after a facelift with sutures still visible under her eyes. Her desire to present her own body, with all of its wrinkles and folds, challenged traditional art historical concepts of feminine sexuality in pictures. Her adventurous and fearless spirit is perhaps best embodied in the self-portrait she made while flying her own plane. One of the greatest selfies ever produced, Noggle would have had to temporarily let go of the plane controls to hold the camera and release the shutter. Finally, even later in life, Noggle tracked down and photographed as many WASP members as she could find. The portrait here of Bonnie Dorsey Shinski is further evidence of Noggle’s devotion to preserving the contributions of women in the twentieth-century.
A Personal View on High Fashion & Street Style: Photographs from the Nicola Erni Collection, 1930s to Now.
Norton Museum of Art | West Palm Beach, FL
From October 08, 2022 to February 12, 2023
This exhibition explores fashion and street style photography through the eyes of Swiss collector and patron Nicola Erni, who has built one of the most important private collections of fashion photography. It is the first time that this comprehensive collection of more than 250 photographs is being presented in a public institution. Alongside high fashion photography, originally created for editorial and commercial projects by famous photographers such as Richard Avedon, Tina Barney, Guy Bourdin, Arthur Elgort, Hiro, Horst P. Horst, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Tyler Mitchell, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Cindy Sherman, Albert Watson, and Esther Haase, street style photography will also be on view. This photographic genre, noted for its candid and spontaneous approach to capturing everyday people in their daily, urban lives, is documented in work by renowned artists such as Harry Callahan, Lee Friedlander, Anthony Hernandez, Helen Levitt, Garry Winogrand as well as Bill Cunningham and Scott Schuman (The Sartorialist), amongst others. Rather than showing the works chronologically, High Fashion & Street Style looks at the binding themes and synergies that run through the photographs, dividing the exhibition into twelve sections such as The New Look, Fiction & Fantasy, Unreal, or Unfiltered. In addition to the main sections, High Fashion & Street Style includes backstage material from the world of fashion including portraits of era-defining models and designers that shaped our view of beauty and clothes from the 1930s to the present day. The exhibition will present rare vintage prints, large-format photographs, Polaroids, and original collages. It is a strongly personal exhibition, which reflects Nicola Erni’s close relationship with a great number of artists. A substantial number of prints are unique and were especially produced for the Nicola Erni Collection or commissioned by her.
Renate Aller: The Space Between Memory and Expectation
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center | Brattleboro, VT
From October 22, 2022 to February 12, 2023
Renate Aller uses large-format photographic installations to create “picture windows” that invite the viewer to enter into an immersive visual environment. Aller offers us images of breathtaking landscapes, and we unquestioningly follow her as she directs our gaze straight on and in. The photographs take us from pale sand dunes to the vastness of the Atlantic ocean—from the majesty of the Alps to the intimacy of a forest floor in Florida. Throughout, we are absorbed by the textures of the landscapes and all that they imply: movement, change, time, and human influence. Aller’s photographs portray a stillness that belies a state of constant flux and movement of these natural environments—melting and eroding, changing with the seasons and the wind, never the same as they were seconds ago. Aller does not use drone technology for her photos. She is physically present in each location, looking through her camera’s viewfinder, bearing witness—and we see through her eyes. In these photographs, Aller asks us to immerse ourselves in our surroundings, to notice every fissure, stipple, vein, and crag, with the understanding that this moment she has frozen in time has passed, and we will never experience the same landscape again. The textures that draw us into the large photographs are made even more palpable in an image of a juniper tree printed on ash wood veneer. The grain of the ash invites the viewer to consider the surface of the piece, its material, and its relationship to the juniper in the photo. Aller celebrates the many gifts juniper trees have given us: Their sap has antibacterial and antifungal properties, it has been used for its healing potential for centuries, and in some cultures its wood is burned as incense. Junipers can easily grow in places where other plants cannot survive, its presence symbolizing hope. Aller honors the ash tree by using its wood as the surface on which the photograph is printed. Ash is a tree that is dying out throughout the forests of North America. Aller says, “The juniper trees are presented with pigment ink on ash wood veneer in the spirit of reciprocity… By bringing both trees together into one sculptural piece, I am wrapping the ash tree with the resilience of the juniper tree’s spirit.” Ideas of reciprocity and interconnectedness also inhabit the site-specific installation Aller has created on the stage space of the exhibit, using rocks borrowed from the West Brattleboro home of artists Wolf Kahn and Emily Mason. The moss and lichen covering the rocks play an important role in keeping forests alive as they filter water, maintain moisture, and offer protection from erosion. The stones serve the same purpose as the landscapes Aller has captured from around the globe. But instead of being frozen in time, this ephemeral installation will change before our eyes, further encouraging us to be awake to the present and to the changes taking place in our natural environments. In the introduction to his book of essays Art Can Help, photographer Robert Adams writes, “It is the responsibility of artists to pay attention to the world, pleasant or otherwise, and to help us live respectfully in it.” Aller’s work calls attention to the details and the often indescribable forces that connect us to our surroundings—and to each other. Aller’s work whispers in our ears, telling us to look, take a breath, and look again. — Sarah Freeman, Curator Image: ©Renate Aller
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