Artnet News' Tim Schneider spoke with Steven Kasher about his decision to close his namesake gallery at the end of the year to join David Zwirner as a director.
Joan Lyons' exhibition is featured in ArtDaily. "Highlights from the exhibition include Untitled (Bedspread), 1969, the earliest work in the exhibition, is a sharp, ironic commentary on the status of women in the late 1960s. The repeated image of an anonymous, nude woman that has been screenprinted onto a fabric bedspread is a fierce response to the idea that women are best 'barefoot and pregnant.' The work also references practices widely considered to be women’s work including sitchery, quilting and the “lesser” decorative arts."
Joan Lyons' booth at Paris Photo was featured in Cultured Magazine's article titled "The Woman of Paris Photo 2018." "Lyons’ practice encompasses a range of processes, from pinhole photography, offset lithography and Xerography to screen-printing and photo-quilt making. Her work often features her own image; her extraordinary large-scale silkscreen on fabric, Bedspread (1969), is a stunning panel of her nude figure that evokes the iconography of saints."
Joan Lyons' booth at Paris Photo 2018 was included in The Art Newspaper's article "Picture This: From €10,000 to €1.3M, What to Buy at Paris Photo." Gareth Harris features SKG's booth, writing, "New York’s Steven Kasher Gallery is bringing the under-the-radar work of the US photographer Joan Lyons, aged 81, to the attention of collectors and connoisseurs. 'Lyons is an early feminist photographer. People are interested now in marginal identities and perspectives.'"
CNN featured Joan Lyons’ work in an article titled “The Female Photographers Who Vanished from Museums.” Matthew Ponsford writes, “American photographer Joan Lyons produced introspective images of her own experience that fought back prevailing beliefs that photos should be universal and objective. Instead, she used Polaroid, Xerox machines and other alternative methods of image making to create personal images that were inseparable from her experience.”
Artnet included SKG’s booth in its roundup of the 5 “Must-See Booths at Paris Photo this Year.” This year’s presentation is an ode to the pioneering feminist artist Joan Lyons. “Lyons employed all aspects of photo-making materials, evoking the realm of domesticity and using her own body as a medium for exploration.” Come visit us at Booth D15!
In 1963, photographer Charles Moore’s images of the Birmingham riots were published in a shocking photo-essay in Life Magazine. Later that year, they caught the eye of legendary pop artist Andy Warhol, who wanted to use them in an exhibition titled “Death in America” showing the dark underside of the American Dream. The result is a series of ten silkscreen paintings on the theme, which became known as his “Race Riot” paintings. “Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again” opens November 12 at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Pete Souza: Throw Shade, Then Vote was featured on Good Morning America this morning in a segment with Pete and ABC News reporter and Nightline anchor Juju Chang. The two discuss his exhibition at SKG as well as his new publication SHADE: A Tale of Two Presidents, published by Little, Brown and Co. Pete says the message of his book is simple, "If you're unhappy with the situation the way it is, then you have to vote. You have to do your civic duty and vote in order to change the way things are."
Pete Souza's upcoming book 'Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents' is featured in The New York Times. Intended to be a "portrait in contrasts," the publication displays Souza's photographs of 44th President Barack Obama juxtposed with tweets, headlines, quotes, and other material from the first 500 days of the Trump Administration. Pete Souza: Throw Shade, Then Vote opens Thursday, October 11.