May 8th, 2013
April 15th, 2013
Installation view of “Monuments at Landmarks” at Art in General, New York, NY, April 20 – June 29, 2013.
From left to right: Capitol Reef Cement Dip (Facedown) 1 & 2, Moon Wave, Utah Maine Concrete Slab.
Image courtesy Art in General. Photography by Steven Probert.
Letha Wilson‘s work uses imagery from the natural world as a starting point for interpretation, construction and confrontation. A broad range of techniques and materials are used – photography, sculpture, installation, concrete, wood – in work that blurs the lines between abstraction and representation, landscape and architecture. The ability for a photograph to transport the viewer is both called upon, and questioned; sculptural intervention attempts to compensate for the photograph’s failure to encompass the physical site it represents. Landscape photography as a genre is approached with equal parts reverence and skepticism. Letha Wilson’s work is on view at Art in General until June 29th. She is currently represented by Higher Pictures in New York City. All images below courtesy of Letha Wilson.
March 4th, 2013
Provoke No. 2., 1969 All Images © Daido Moriyama, courtesy of the Steven Kasher Gallery.
Steven Kasher Gallery is presenting an exhibition of new and classic photographs by the important Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama. This is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition of Moriyama’s work ever mounted in an American art gallery. Daido Moriyama: Now and Now will be on view from March 28th through May 4th, 2013. Steven Kasher Gallery is located at 521 W. 23rd St., New York, NY 10011. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm.
October 30th, 2012
Ringo, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia, 2012
The series of photographs by Charlotte Dumas called Anima was commissioned by and recently exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and is comprised of portraits of the majestic burial horses of Arlington National Cemetery. Dumas photographed these animals in their stalls as they relaxed and moved towards sleep after a day of work. Exposed only with available light, these pictures are both powerful and intimate. She has also created a video work that will be screened in the project gallery portraying the animals as they drift in and out of sleep. Anima is on view at the Julie Saul Gallery until March 9, 2013.
For more, see PDN’s article about this exhibition: A Fine-Art Approach to Photographing Animals
September 25th, 2012
All photos © Danny Lyon/Magnum Photos. Above: Gleaning Coal from the Trains, West of Datong
Danny Lyon’s series “Deep Sea Diver” was shot during his recent travels in the coal country of Shanxi Province of Northeast China. Like his classic Bikeriders—photographed over a two-year period he spent with the Chicago Outlaw Motorcycle Club—and Conversations with the Dead, his exploration of Texas prisons, “Deep Sea Diver” is part travel album and part diary, a photojournalistic personal narrative about aging and history. “The landscape looks as if it has survived a bomb blast,” writes the 70-year old artist in his accompanying text. “There are times when I wonder if I am making a record of the past, or if I’ve come to see the future.” “Deep Sea Diver” is on view at Churner and Churner in New York City from October 18 – December 1, 2012.
Untitled, from the series Stucco, 1973-76
Gelatin silver print
5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.8 cm)
Edition 3/6, 2 AP
This selection of Los Angeles-based Judy Fiskin‘s gelatin silver prints captures varied landscapes and vernacular architecture highlighting planned and unplanned symmetries, natural forms mirroring man-made, and anthropomorphic structures in several site-specific series. Informed by her study of art history, Fiskin’s attraction to her signature small-scale photography arose from looking and discovering works of art through reproductions. Humor permeates these series where certain information, emotions and ideas of beauty are shown through visual means. Fiskin edits her surroundings, underlining certain repeated visual choices made by the public at large, and presents variations on a theme.