Keld Helmer-Petersen: 122 Color Photographs
July 17–August 29, 2014
Yossi Milo Gallery
Keld Helmer-Petersen is a pioneer of color photography. Between 1941 and 1947, when only black-and-white photography was acknowledged as fine art, Helmer-Petersen embraced color. Inspired by Bauhaus and the New Objectivity movements in Germany, the artist depicted mundane industrial objects and mass-produced architecture in close proximity. By isolating parts from the whole and compressing the visual space to the picture plane, Helmer-Petersen created geometric abstractions from vibrant planes of color. Publication of these photographs in the pivotal book, 122 Color Photographs (1948), established the artist’s career and introduced Modernism to Danish photography.
For Keld Helmer-Petersen’s solo exhibition, the Gallery will present twenty-three 16″ × 20″ Lambda Prints from 122 Color Photographs printed during the artist’s lifetime and derived from his 35mm color transparencies. Included are clean-lined, graphic studies depicting slabs of granite, a water pipe, a door knob, a fire hydrant, all photographed in natural light. The artist described his interest in pure form and composition in the introduction to his book:
“The pictures aim at illustrating nothing whatever beyond the fact that we are surrounded by many beautiful and exciting things, and that there can be a great deal of pleasure in spotting them and capturing their beauty by means of color photography.”
In contrast to the narrative and documentary photography of the time, Helmer-Petersen’s progressive approach to the medium set a new standard, establishing the practice of color photography as a fine art and paving the way for subsequent generations of artists, including William Eggleston and Stephen Shore.
(excerpt from press release)
• 29 August 2014 • 1 note
The Thing Itself
July 10 - August 22, 2014
Yancey Richardson Gallery
Mary Ellen Bartley, Anne Collier, Sara Cwynar, Roe Ethridge, Bryan Graf, Bill Jacobson, Kenneth Josephson, Laura Letinsky, Matt Lipps, Vik Muniz, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Alyson Shotz, Laurie Simmons, Wolfgang Tillmans, Bertien van Manen, Christopher Williams
• 28 August 2014 • 1 note
Woman Made Gallery - Thesis: Jessica Campbell, Bronwen Lee, Melissa Myser, Janna van Hasselt, Jenyu Wang, Julie Weber, Sara J. Winston
» September 5 - October 30, 2014
» Opening Reception: Friday, September 5, 2014 - 6:00pm
Woman Made Gallery is hosting an exhibition of 2014 women graduates from MFA programs in Chicago. The show is curated by Emanuel Aguilar in collaboration with former WMG Gallery Coordinator, Ruby Thorkelson. Emanuel Aguilar is WMG’s preparator as well as Assistant Director at Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago.
The exhibition explores ideas of transition and future via situating the work of graduating women artists at the site of Woman Made Gallery, a feminist art space in a moment of acute evolution from its original thesis. While the work itself mixes media, genres, cultures, and origins, the exhibition as a whole serves as an artistic representation of border crossing for young women artists as they leave the support network and structure of their programs. Woman Made Gallery will perform a re-shaping of itself to embrace and support this crossing, imagining what continued service to women artists will look like in years to come.
• 24 August 2014
detail of Kodak Supra Endura Matt, Gradient 1, 2014
four partially washed chromogenic undeveloped prints, embossed
each 16 x 20 inches
• 23 August 2014 • 4 notes
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart, and head.
• 23 August 2014 • 2 notes
Richard Prince: Untitled, 2012 [rubber band, inkjet, staples, and acrylic on mounted newsprint, 24 x 22 inches, exhibited at Gagosian]
• 11 July 2014 • 21 notes
Sometimes, after I finish a group of paintings, I’m not sure what to do next. I have to wait, and then- slowly- things fall into place. I try a few things and then I realize what could be done and what interests me at the moment. I don’t know where these thoughts come from exactly. There are all kinds of influences- not really art influences, either- just daily experiences, life experiences. But always, in the back of my mind, is the structure that I approach and work from.
• 11 July 2014
On Kawara: January 2, 1933 – July 10, 2014
• 10 July 2014
Albert Oehlen: Untitled, 2014 [oil on board, 170 x 210 cm]
• 23 June 2014
René Magritte: The Human Condition, 1935 (oil on canvas, 39 x 32 inches)
• 22 June 2014 • 4 notes
René Magritte: The Human Condition, 1933 (oil on canvas, 39 x 32 inches)
• 22 June 2014 • 5 notes