April 26th, 2013
April 15th, 2013
“A Perfect Mum #4,” 2012 All Images © Miles Aldridge. Courtesy Steven Kasher Gallery.
“Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You to Love Me,” a retrospective of the internationally renowned British artist’s cinematic fashion-based work opens May 8th (through June 8, 2013) at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City. The 20 large-scale color photographs in the exhibition present a satirical, darkly humorous view of women, fashion, and commodification today. Aldridge creates an entirely believable world just slightly beyond our own: hyper-sexualized, hyper-materialistic, and full of dread. Think Stepford Wives on acid.
This exhibition launches Aldridge’s two new books: “Miles Aldridge: I Only Want You to Love Me” (Rizzoli, 2013, introduction by Glenn O’Brien), and “Other Pictures” (Editions 7L/Steidl, 2013). Join Aldridge for a book signing at the opening reception on May 8th, from 6-8pm at the Steven Kasher Gallery. (more…)
September 28th, 2012
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.
August 9th, 2011
© Christopher Thomas/Steven Kasher Gallery, New York
Between his commercial assignments, Munich-based Christopher Thomas has photographed deserted landscapes around the normally bustling landmarks of Munich, New York, and most recently, Venice. Thomas works with a large format camera and long exposures during the off season (winter, mostly) and quietest hours. That enables him to capture scenes that are devoid of people, but rich in both detail and serene, eerie mood. The Steven Kasher Gallery in New York will soon exhibit the Venice work to accompany the publication of Christopher Thomas: Venice in Solitude (Prestel, 2012). “We experience the city as an ingenious and luminous oasis of majesty and calm,” the gallery says of the work, and “almost feel the ghosts” of Titian, Vivaldi, Henry James and Thomas Mann along the canals and streets. The exhibit opens October 4 and runs through November 3.
All photos © Laura Levine/courtesy of Steven Kasher Gallery. Above: R.E.M., Walter’s Bar-B-Que, Athens, GA, 1984
Laura Levine‘s portraits of the leading punk, post punk, hip hop and New Wave musicians of the Eighties and early Nineties are on view at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City until August 19. For many of us who used to eagerly await each new issue of Creem, Rolling Stone and Trouser Press, Levine’s photos offered access to the Ramones, Afrika Bambaataa, X, Blondie, the Clash and a promising band called REM (back when singer Michael Stipe still had hair). Since 1994, when Levine stopped shooting, she has focused primarily on her painting and illustration, and also directed films and videos.