The Root interviews Ming Smith regarding the exhibition “We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85" at the Brooklyn Museum.
The Steven Kasher Gallery booth from Photo London Fair has been featured on L'Oeil de la Photographie, including images by Miles Aldridge, Vivian Maier, Jill Freedman, Marilyn Minter and Martha Cooper.
Martha Cooper will represent the USA in an exhibition entitled, "Brighter Days are Coming" at the Street Art Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. The exhibit features 50 artists from 12 countries, and is on view now.
Focusing on works made from 1900 to 1960, Where We Are traces how artists have approached the relationships, institutions, and activities that shape our lives. Drawn entirely from the Whitney’s holdings, the exhibition is organized around five themes: family and community, work, home, the spiritual, and the nation. During the six decades covered here, the United States experienced war and peace, economic collapse and recovery, and social discord and progress. American artists responded in complex and diverse ways, and a central aim of the exhibition is to honor each artist’s efforts to create her or his own vision of American life. The artists and their works suggest that our sense of self is composed of our responsibilities, places, and beliefs.
Steven Kasher Gallery is pleased to host a sold-out panel discussion on Saturday, May 13th from 2-4pm in conjunction with the exhibition, Bob Dylan NYC 1961-1964. It will feature: Ted Russell, photographer; Bob Yellin, musician and photographer; John Cohen, musician, photographer and filmmaker and Sean Wilentz, historian and author. While the event is sold out, the panel will be live-streamed via Steven Kasher Gallery's facebook page.
Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color during the emergence of second-wave feminism. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period.
The Society Club Presents Circa 1978, an exhibit of the work of Brian Griffin, April 13th – June 8th, 2017
Brian Griffin is considered by many to have defined the post-punk aesthetic in British photography.
The exhibition at the Society Club in Soho features 18 limited edition darkroom prints taken from Griffin’s highly sought after out-of-print book, © Brian Griffin 1978, which was created in collaboration with artist Barney Bubbles, who had achieved cult status for his illustrations of punk record sleeves.
The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll will be an exhilarating exhibition of iconic rock posters, photographs, interactive music and light shows, costumes and textiles, ephemera, and avant-garde films. A 50th anniversary celebration of the adventurous and colorful counterculture that blossomed in the years surrounding the legendary San Francisco summer of 1967, the exhibition will present more than 300 significant cultural artifacts of the time, including almost 150 objects from the Fine Arts Museums’ extensive permanent holdings, supplemented by key, iconic loans.
Hugo Fortin names Lucien Samaha as one of his picks from AIPAD, stating that "these grainy pictures of rather dubious quality are not devoid of charm and have an undeniable appeal."
Roberta Smith reviews The Photography Show presented by AIPAD and explores our booth, "21 Artists, One Straight White Male."
Artnet News names Jill Freedman one of 10 remarkable photographers to discover at this year’s AIPAD fair!
Jessica Stewart interviewed Meryl Meisler about life during the disco era, what Studio 54 was really like, and how Bushwick has changed since she taught there in the 1980’s.
The gallery will host a panel discussion titled "You Can't Sit With Us: Female Artists and Fourth-wave Feminism," taking place on Saturday, March 18th, from 2-4pm. Panelists will include Jasmin Hernandez, founder of Gallery Gurls; Erica Mapp, poet and artist; Jenny Morgan, artist; Marianna Rothen, photographer; Hiba Schahbaz, artist; and will be moderated by William J. Simmons, art historian, critic.
Photographs by Martha Cooper will be on display at Fat Free Art in the exhibition "Fem.Is.In".
The exhibition title references the currently popular wave of woman-led activism, as well as women who have been steadily claiming their own ground for centuries, sometimes alone and sometimes collectively. The artists in this exhibition have each forged their own unique path. Whether in the studio or in the streets, these artists have re-imagined a way of being and are living it.
Every year in Rome the International Photography Festival takes place, which commissions a different important photographer a project on the city. Among the many who have participated, we selected four Italian photographers: Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Marco Delogu and Paolo Ventura. We have also added a New York photographer, Leo Rubinfien, who is currently on assignment. Each photographer conveyed his signature style and his identity, but we felt that these particular chosen works shared a common sensitivity toward the beauty of the capital of Italy.
"At the beginning of the year, the The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced that they will be putting on their last performances in May of 2017. Since announcing their upcoming closure, the company has received a spate of 'in-memoriam' type coverage from the press – most of it nostalgic and adoring, some, not so much (you can only abuse elephants for so long…). But perhaps the best way to remember the famous circus, as with any entertainment entity, is through images. And few images are more haunting, more frightening, more fascinating, more bizarre, more transgressive, than the backstage photographs of the Ringling Circus by Meryl Meisler."
Photographs by Meryl Meisler were featured in The New Yorker. "The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus traded its tents for arena shows and downsized its productions. And yet, even diminished, the circus remained a staple of American childhood. In 1977, Meryl Meisler, a photographer with an eye for the zany and the performative, went backstage at Ringling’s annual run at Madison Square Garden. At the time, Meisler was mostly shooting in the clubs and discos of New York. She was interested, she told me, in the seemingly simple phenomenon of “people being out of their homes with other people,” gathering together and performing for one another and, in doing so, “creating a new society, a new community.”
Taking place on the 50th anniversary (to the day) of the opening reception for MoMA’s 1967 New Documents exhibition, New Documents: Fifty Years Later brings together three key figures who visited the landmark photography exhibition in 1967 and whose critical reflections have shaped our understanding of its legacy.
Sarah Meister, Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA, will frame the evening with an introduction that draws from her extensive research for the book Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents, 1967. This will be followed by a panel discussion, moderated by art historian Rob Slifkin and featuring artists Max Kozloff, Tod Papageorge, and Martha Rosler, all of whom have written persuasively on related subjects.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
7:00 – 8:30pm
Room 418F, 136 West 21st Street, New York, NY
Free and open to the public
Twice a recipient of Guggenheim Fellowships and a New York State Council for the Arts Fellowship, Thomas Roma's work has appeared in international exhibitions, including one-person shows with accompanying books at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the International Center of Photography. His talk is part of the i3: Images, Ideas, Inspiration lecture series, which features fine-art, commercial, editorial, documentary and fashion photographers and industry experts including publishing, galley, software and hardware professionals. Presented by MPS Digital Photography.
In 1973, a group of African American photographers in New York City published the first volume of The Black Photographers Annual. This exhibition is the first of four rotations that explore each of the four volumes of The Black Photographers Annual, which ended in 1980. The first installation features 20 photographs by several of the artists whose work appears in the first issue, including Anthony Barboza, Roy DeCarava, Louis Draper, LeRoy Henderson, Beauford Smith, Ming Smith, and Shawn Walker. Curated by Dr. Sarah Eckhardt, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.
Vikki Tobak spoke to Stephen Shames about the iconic image "Panthers on Parade".
Perceptions + Recognitions is a new body of work by internationally recognized photographer Burk Uzzle commissioned by the Greenville Museum of Art. The exhibition will be twenty (25) original pictures of residents in eastern North Carolina and shown at the Greenville Museum of Art in 2017.
The title reflects the fact that too frequently we hold perceptions about others that are disconnected from their truths and therefore inaccurate. Art has always afforded us the opportunity to share seminal emotions with strangers, to realize a connection, to know that our human experience may not be unique although our circumstances may be unrecognizable
Photographs by Jerome Liebling will be on display in the exhibition "The Thrill of the Chase: The Wagstaff Collection of Photographs" at the Portland Museum of Art in Portland, Maine. From 1973 to 1984, Samuel J. Wagstaff, Jr. (American, 1921-1987) assembled one of the most important private collections of photographs in the world. Wagstaff promoted photography as an art form by organizing exhibitions, delivering lectures, and publishing material on his collection.
February 2 to May 21
Opening in Musée Nicéphore Niépce
on Friday the 10th of February 2017
28 quai des Messageries - 71100 Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Gallery artist Meryl Meisler wrote an article for the Gothamist about New Yorks march on the Immigration Office.
Meryl Meisler captured moments of solidarity, hope, and humour at the Women's March on Washington.
American Thoroughbred will be on view at 54 Bond Street beginning January 18 through the end of February by appointment. Please contact Krystina.Bole@billyreid.com to arrange a viewing.
Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper were praised by Martha Schwendener in The New York Times.
"Thanks to Mr. Chalfant and others, like Martha Cooper, the ephemeral work was preserved in photographs. Sure, it was illegal. But graffiti art has become one of the most globally recognizable and copied forms of contemporary culture. And in the realm of creative civil disobedience, it is one of the most extraordinary instances of a bunch of young, working-class artists affecting the world."
"Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers" by Stephen Shames and Bobby Seale has been included on Lens Culture's list, "32 Personal Favorite Photobooks of 2016." Congratulations Stephen Shames!
On this segment, Meryl Meisler, a photographer and former NYC public school art teacher pays the studio another visit alongside former Brooklyn Borough Historian, Ron Schweiger. They give life to our theme week, Brooklyn in the 70s, by recounting their experiences in the city almost half a century ago. They tell tales of their careers as educators, Brooklyn nightlife, the destroyed building remains, and more.
Exhibition Dates: December 08, 2016 – January 06, 2017
Address: 545 Eighth Ave. Suite 750, NY, NY 10018 (between 37th & 38th St.)
Gallery hours: Tuesday through Fridays 12pm – 8pm, Saturdays 11am – 6pm
Our Louis Draper exhibition was featured in Artforum's Best of 2016 Issue! The exhibition was ranked number 6 on Vince Aletti's list of top ten exhibitions.
"Draper is here in part as a representative of New York's Kamoinge Workshop, the collective of African American photographers he helped found in 1963; Roy DeCarava was the group's first director. A book and an East Village group show focused timely new attention on Kamoinge this year, but Draper's expansive, engaging retrospective was the most effective argument for the workshop's continuing importance. Working in black-and-white, usually on the streets of Harlem, the photographer sized up his fellow citizens with an incisiveness that allowed for sympathy but was not clouded by it. He was even better with streetscapes and interiors, their missing inhabitants hauntingly present. Gathering years of work, the show made Draper one of the year's most surprising and substantial rediscoveries."
Nine of Meryl Meisler's disco photographs were aired on PBS SOUNDBREAKING, Episode 5: Four On The Floor.
Thursday, Nov. 17th from 6-8 PM:
"A Celebration of American Thoroughbreds with Neil Latham"
--Place: Billy Reid West Village
94 Charles St.
NY, NY 10014
--Book signing and display of unique one-of-a-kind original photographs from the editing process, as well as larger framed photographs.
--Holiday cocktails and light bites will be served as well.
Saturday, November 12th from 3-5pm
A reading from author Joe Lewis will begin promptly at 4pm.
Marching Bands is the fifth book by photographer Jules Allen. Culled from field trips ranging over a period of almost 10 years, the 96 images in Marching Bands captures the unique rythym, precision and flair of African-American marching bands.
Light refreshments will be served
Photographs by Jill Freedman are featured in a group exhibition at Andrew Edlin Gallery.
Featuing works by:
Back by popular demand!
Friday, Oct. 28th 10AM EST – Sunday, Oct. 30th 10AM EST
Buy online (stevenkasher.bigcartel.com/products) or in the gallery
Steven Kasher Gallery is pleased to announce a flash sale of signed, 8 x 8 inch, exhibition quality prints by visionary documentary photographer Ruddy Roye. Roye has selected 12 iconic images from his debut solo exhibition, When Living Is a Protest, for this extremely limited release. Each archival pigment print is proofed and printed by Ruddy at Digital Silver Imaging, one of the finest photography labs in the US. Prints will be available for $125 each for 48 hours ONLY online and in the gallery. $15 from the sale of each print will be donated to Black Lives Matter. This is one-time chance to own a print by one of today’s most exciting emerging photographers.
Black Power 50 Talks:
Bobby Seale and Stephen Shames
Thursday, October 27, 2016
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York, NY 10037
Discussion about the Black Panther Party
Panther co-founder Bobby Seale & Stephen Shames
in conversation with
documentary filmmaker Byron Hurt
Reserve a Seat @ eventbrite.com
Book signing will follow.
TIME’s First Take series features Brooklyn-based documentary photographer Ruddy Roye. Known for his raw and gritty editorial and environmental portraits, Roye sees himself as more than just a photographer – he’s also an activist whose images present society’s injustices.
Roye’s motivation is simple: “I look for dignity,” he says. “I look for what is familiar. I find it easier to look for it in somebody else and to photograph it as a way of talking about it.”
An Exhibit of Photographs by Stephen Shames
Book Signing with Bobby Seale and Stephen Shames
6:00-7:00 p.m. Book Signing and Photography Exhibit (North Gate Hall)
7:00-8:30 p.m. Presentation (Sibley Auditorium)
This fall marks the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party's founding. The Black Panther Party was one of the most creative and influential responses to racism and economic inequality in American history. The group would become emblematic of the Black Power movement that helped shape the tumultuous years of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The Panthers electrified a generation of black youth. They remain cult heroes today, nearly 50 years after their founding.
The exhibit--which is located in the corridors of North Gate Hall--will run from August 29, 2016 until January 5, 2017.
Jack Neubart praises Jill Freedman's documentary photography.
"Jill Freedman is not one of those names that readily rolls off the tongue when we discuss documentary photography. But it should be. Her documentary photographs are as real, as telling, as poignant as it gets. They are moments captured in a style all her own, albeit with the same measure of truth as a Dorothea Lange portrait of life during the Great Depression."
Photos by Meryl Meisler, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire & Gregory Baubeau
Bizarre Black Box Gallery
Exhibition: October 1, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Bizarre BOS Opening Party: Saturday, October 1st, 7pm – 4am
Address: 12 Jefferson St., Brooklyn, NY (J/M/Z trains to Myrtle/Broadway)
Bushwick Chronicle recognizes Bushwick as a historically significant arctic community now in need of documentation. Over the summer of 2016 through a series of open calls, Meryl invited the artists, gallerists, journalists, and organizers of Bushwick to gather for group portraits inspired by Nina Leen’s 1950 portrait of the Abstract Expressionists in “The Irascibles” and Art Kane’s 1958 portrait of Jazz Musicians in “A Great Day in Harlem.” These photographs were taken with a medium format camera using black-and-white film, returning Meryl to her analogue roots and printing in the darkroom. The exhibition of these new photographs is now paired with Meryl’s illustrative painted photographs of Bushwick from the 1980s on.
The New York Times explores Mark Seliger's forthcoming book “Christopher Street: Transgender Stories.”
The New York Times mentions the opening of Ruddy Roye's first solo exhibition in a write up about Photoville.
"Last year, Photoville presented work by Ruddy Roye, a Brooklyn-based photographer with a wide following on Instagram. Last week, Mr. Roye opened his first solo exhibition, at the Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea."
Photographs by gallery artists Ruddy Roye, Ming Smith, and Louis Draper are on display at Photoville from September 21-25 with Kamoinge Inc.
Ruddy Roye's work was featured in The New York Times' interview with curator Sarah Lewis on editing Aperture's special Vision+ Justice issue, which celebrates photography of the black experience.
The New York Times features a photograph by Fred McDarrah in a article about Donald Trump.
The New York Times features one of Fred McDarrah's photographs in a article about the seating chart at New York Fashion Week.
33 Bleecker Street, NY
Photographs by Marianna Rothen are on display in the exhibition "Adrenaline Honey" at Catskill Art Society.
“American Thoroughbred,” a fine art photography collection shot by Neil Latham that showcases Zenyatta’s portrait, has been earning accolades in top sports, horse racing, photography and news media. Not only is Zenyatta’s portrait often featured, but her iconic prowess and presence are brought up again and again.
For the first time, all the images from this hauntingly, powerful collection will be exhibited. This series offers a moving portrait of the Polish railway tracks used to transport prisoners to Nazi extermination camps during World War ll. The tracks are photographed from head height, some in black and white, some in color, and serve as a haunting reminder of the horrors that took place under Hitler's rule.
The Work Mag claims Marianna Rothen to be a favorite at Photo London.
"Chief among our favourites was new photographer Marianna Rothen, a New-York based artist represented by Steven Kasher Gallery who creates atmospheric, enticingly unsettling images. Rothen works in polaroid, producing photographs that act like a window into an unnamed film-set, an overwhelmingly female world of dystopian road trips and seductive yet haunting domesticity."
The Brooklyn Rail sat down with the long-time colleagues and friends to talk through the ways in which their practices intertwine and bolster each other’s art.
British Journal of Photography explores the work of Brian Griffin.
Much of his work, often depicting workers and tradesmen, seems meticulously staged, yet honest and full of emotions. Griffin’s work transforms workplaces into stages and his subjects into actors. As one of Britain’s most influential portrait photographers, he achieved early recognition for his work in the 1970s and 1980s, developing a style which has since been referred to as Capitalist Realism.
This exhibition of more than 40 works traces the distinguished career of photographer Burk Uzzle and his observation of American society, from the turbulent politics and countercultural revolution of the 1960s to the present. All About America represents six decades of photographs by this North Carolina native thus far, from iconic photos of Martin Luther King Jr.’s funeral, the Woodstock music festival, and anti-Vietnam War demonstrations to his later study of the social landscape of America from coast to coast.The result is a unique testimony to the stresses, contradictions, and joys that have marked Americans’ modern lives.
Guest host Phoebe Judge talks with Burk Uzzle about his upbringing in the rural South and the stories behind his photographs.Uzzle's work is showcased in three new exhibits: Burk Uzzle: American Chronicle at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, on view until September 25; Burk Uzzle: Southern Landscapes at the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham is open until September 18; and All About America: Photographs by BurkUzzle at the Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill on view from June 24 to September 11.
In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party, Abrams will publish "Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers" by Stephen Shames and Bobby Seale. An accompanying exhibition at Steven Kasher Gallery will open on September 16th and run through October 29th.
Burk Uzzle shares the memories of his most unforgettable images with T Magazine. This summer, Uzzle is being celebrated in his home state of North Carolina, with ongoing shows at the N.C. Museum of Art, the Nasher Museum at Duke University and, opening on June 24, the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
When Timothy McDarrah was a child, his father would park him for the evening with a silver-haired man named Andy at a downtown place called the Factory while he went out to photograph the Bohemians flocking to Greenwich Village. Tim’s father, Fred, was the photographer and photo editor for the Village Voice for half a century, and from the 1950s to the ’70s, when the Village was the center of intellectual and artistic ferment, the Voice was its chronicle. Now McDarrah, with his brother Patrick and their mother, Gloria, is battling to preserve some of the neighborhood’s old magic with his Save the Village walking tours of key places in its social history, even as many of those landmarks fall to gentrification and New York University’s expansion.
In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, citizens have banded together on issues as diverse as historic preservation, civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom. Using artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components that seek to tell the entire story of activism in the five boroughs, Activist New York presents the passions and conflicts that underlie the city's history of agitation.
The 1970s: The Blossoming of a Queer Enlightenment explores the vibrant and liberating decade between the Stonewall Riots from 1969 until 1980, just before we heard the first rumblings of the AIDS crisis emerging, changing the nature of sexual relationships to the present day.
"Portrait of American Pop artist Edward Ruscha as he poses with several of his 'Gunpowder Ribbon Drawings', New York, NY, December 9, 1967" is on display in the exhibition "Ed Ruscha: Ribbon Words".
Garden & Gun gives us an inside look on the work of Burk Uzzle and names him one the nations most celebrated photographers.This summer, his sixty years of photographing American life will be celebrated in a collaborative retrospective mounted by three of North Carolina’s premier museums—the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, and Raleigh’sNorth Carolina Museum of Art.
"The 1984 multiple-exposure portrait of Siouxsie Sioux in the shadows, unmasked by a streak of light across her eyes, one of six pictures by Brian Griffin which reminded us that a commercial photographer can also be a serious artist."
The 16 photographs selected for this show explore rural life in this region and how southerners have engaged with the landscape over time. This exhibition is part of a collaboration between the Nasher Museum, the Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the North Carolina Museum of Art.
The Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University is pleased to announce Soulmaker: The Times of Lewis Hine, a new exhibition that explores the artistic mastery of photographer Lewis Hine’s images of children working in mills and factories in the early 20th century.
Paddle8 goes "behind the lens" with legendary street photographer, Jill Freedman.
Butterfly Boy by Jerome Liebling is on the cover of New York Magazine's annual "Yesteryear" issue, which takes a look at decades of dressing in New York.
Metropolis Magazine names 'Maske' by Phyllis Galembo one of 50 books to read this spring!
The Annual is Creative Review’s showcase of the best work of the year and is trusted by the industry to highlight stand-out work from around the world.
This year’s Best in Books for Design goes to Himmelstrasse by Brian Griffin.
Photographer Brian Griffin’s Himmelstrasse series offers a moving portrait of the Polish railway tracks used to transport prisoners to Nazi extermination camps during World War Two. The tracks are photographed from head height, some in black-and-white, some colour, and serve as a haunting reminder of the horrors that took place under Hitler’s rule.
SCAD FASH is pleased to present "Grand Divertissement à Versailles, Vintage Photographs by Bill Cunningham," an exhibition featuring exclusive, vintage images of the legendary 1973 fashion show, "The Battle of Versailles," taken by acclaimed fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham. This exhibition is made possible by Nancy North in collaboration with Elizabeth Fiore and Steven Kasher Gallery.
The Untitled Space is pleased to present “In The Raw: The Female Gaze on the Nude”, an exhibit of 20 female artists and their intimate vision on the female nude. Curated by Indira Cesarine and Coco Dolle, the exhibit will be on view from May 3 -21, and includes works of photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media and video.
Between 1915 and 1959, American studio photographer Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959) made portraits of the residents of Heber Springs, a small town in rural Arkansas. Only after his death did his work become known internationally and regarded as a typical example of classic American portrait photography. Foam is staging a major retrospective, with 182 vintage photographs, including a number of 8 x 10 inch prints that have never been exhibited before.
This exhibition provides an overview of Uzzle’s career and is organized in collaboration with the Ackland Art Museum at UNC–Chapel Hill and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. On view April 16, 2016 – September 25, 2016.
Master photographer Brian Griffin will tutor a small and intimate group of 12 photographers on studio portraiture and still life.
Griffin will encourage participants to gather objects, invite members of the public or invitees to have their picture taken and experiment in the studio, the rest is Griffin’s magic!
Max Capacity: 12 participants
Dates: Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th May 2016
Times: 10:00 – 19:00 (Mon) & 09:00 – 17:00 (Tue)
Venue: SPACE Studios
We recently discovered a video of filmmaker Ken Burns speaking about his mentor Jerome Liebling. http://nyti.ms/1qwrPBL
Steven Kasher Gallery will be exhibiting works by Mariana Cook, Mark Seliger, Thomas Roma, Marianna Rothen, Carl Strüwe, and more at the Park Avenue Armory, booth 414 from April 13th to April 17th.
The AIPAD Public Program will be held on Saturday, April 16 and will include informative discussion sessions that feature prominent leaders in the world of fine art photography. This year's Public Program will feature "The Photobook Today: A Discussion of the Evolving Medium" at 10am, moderated by Steven Kasher.
New technologies and new media have produced an astounding flourish of photobook creativity. The old model of books that are collections of images competes with books that are authorial works cover to cover. How can we best nurture the ecology of these two types of publications?
Michael Itkoff, Harper Levine, Lesley A. Martin, and gallerty artist Leo Rubinfein.
Dress-Up is a group exhibition in which costume, performance, persona, and pose are explored through the lens of photographers Qiana Mestrich, Phyllis Galembo, and Charan Singh.
Fred W. McDarrah's photographs are featured in Philharmonie de Paris' exhibition "The Velvet Underground New York Extravaganza," an immersive, impressionistic and multimedia exhibition told by the eye-witnesses and contributors of the time. On view March 30 – August 21, 2016.
Jerome Liebling's photographs are featured in Smith College's exhibition Uncanny Valley: Portraits of the Almost-Human. Including eleven works by twentieth and twenty-first century photographers, Uncanny Valley aims to capture the stark and strangely intimate world of human-facsimiles. From the coy disaffection of fashion mannequins, to the spectacle of religious shrines, to the likeness of Lady Liberty herself, the care with which these figures were photographed gives life to the not-quite-living. On view February 26 – May 8, 2016. http://smith.edu/artmuseum/On-View/Portraits-of-the-Almost-Human
The first of three exhibitions organized by Hilton Als for the Artist's Institute focuses on the history of trans women in 1970's New York. Fred W. McDarrah's photographs of Candy Darling and Holly Woodlawn will be featured in the exhibition. The show will commence on March 2nd and run until August 7th at The Artist's Institute's new address at 132 East 65th Street. bit.ly/1mXWt4r
The Centre Pompidou is to present Beat Generation, a novel retrospective dedicated to the literary and artistic movement born in the late 1940s that would exert an ever-growing influence for the next two decades, featuring photographs by Robert Frank, John Cohen, and Fred W. McDarrah. bit.ly/1Um2N3i
There will be nearly 40 diverse photographs charting the evolving styles of the medium, the depiction of the female form, and the making of icons alongside uncommissioned works by renowned fashion photographers. From Richard Avedon and Miles Aldridge to Lillian Bassman and Tony McGeen – expect everything from the iconic and experimental to the contemporary. http://bit.ly/1SQ6nDF
Andy Warhol’s fascination with publishing and the art of the book was lifelong—rooted in his artistic training as a college student and early career in advertising, fashion, and commercial illustration. For close to forty years, books were a touchstone for Warhol—a medium to which he returned again and again as a platform for his unparalleled creativity. He contributed to more than eighty projects for books and left traces behind of dozens of others that were never realized. http://bit.ly/1KG389q
Daido Moriyama returns to the Fondation Cartier in Paris, some twelve years after his first exhibition there, to present “Daido Tokyo,” a new showcase curated by Hervé Chandès and Alexis Fabry that focuses on his most recent work. Although it was Moriyama’s body of black-and-white, snapshot-like images that first made his name, “Daido Tokyo” is comprised of a large selection of brilliantly colored photographs that are not often associated with his style. On view February 6- June 5, 2016. http://bit.ly/1NiXqtO
In 1984, Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper released Subway Art, a bible of New York City's graffi scene. Thirty years later, a new edition is released including over seventy previously unpublished photographs and a thoughtful introduction and afterward on the artists' collaboration during this era of urban art. January 28th at noon, they will share some of these images and discuss the passion, creativity and resourcefulness of unlikely kids inventing an art form destined to spread worldwide and spawn the present-day street art movement. A booksigning will follow the talk. The event takes place at 92Y at Lexington Avenue and 92nd St. Tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/1JWnU9B
Bob Colacello, a fixture of the wild, glamorous, disco-and-drugs-driven world of Andy Warhol, was perfectly positioned to record the frenetic pace of the 70's-era Factory scene. This first major museum exhibition of Colacello's candid photos includes vintage prints and selections from his book, OUT. http://bit.ly/20bNYBD
On January 24th from 3- 4 p.m., Colacello discusses his new exhibition and recalls life with Warhol, the brilliant, controlling, private, insecure, and immeasurably influential man who continues to fascinate us. This talk will be presented at FAU University Theatre, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida. http://bit.ly/1RRccQB
Join us for a guided walk-through of our "Louis Draper" exhibition by Draper's sister, Nell Draper-Winston, Saturday, January 16th at noon. Since 2002, Draper’s sister, Nell Draper-Winston, has worked to bring Draper’s photography once again into the public eye. Her efforts resulted in the first ever retrospective of the artists’ work at Candela Gallery in 2014. http://on.fb.me/1PtNYp5
Watch Nell Draper-Winston talk about her brother's ability to capture the character of everyday people in a video created by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. http://bit.ly/1NbU2kj
The gallery will host a panel discussion on PM on Saturday, February 6th from 3-5pm. Panelists include Brian Wallis, Curator of the Walther Collection and former Chief Curator of the ICP; Paul Milkman, scholar and author of PM: A New Deal in Journalism 1940-1948; Jason Hill, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at the University of Delaware and author of the forthcoming book Artist as Reporter: Weegee, Ad Reinhardt, and the PM News Picture and Laetitia Barrere, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The panel will be moderated by our Curatorial Director Anais Feyeux.
Fred W. McDarrah’s highway protest photographs are on view in "In the Shadow of the Highway: Robert Moses’ Expressway and the Battle for Downtown” at the NYC Municipal Archives, 31 Chamber Street, through January 29th. This free exhibit focuses on activists who stopped Robert Moses’ proposed Lower Manhattan Expressway from destroying downtown Manhattan, and on the ongoing impact of development and gentrification on the Lower East Side. http://on.nyc.gov/1GbSk33
Jerome Liebling is on view in University of Minnesota's exhibition Singing Our History: People and Places of the Red Lake Nation which explores the many ways the Red Lake Nation has been and continues to be portrayed by artists and members of its communities through art and photography. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Red Lake Ojibwe and the Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota. A reception will be held on January 23 from 6-9 p.m. http://bit.ly/1RffUDq
Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to announce the Vimeo release of a new seven-minute, black and white video on Thomas Roma and his latest body of photographs, In the Vale of Cashmere. This “video poem”, directed by Rachel Liebling, combines three elements; photographs, a voiceover of an interview with Roma, and music. Produced by Steven Kasher, this is the first in a series of videos about projects and issues in the world of photography.
This book collects for the first time the entire Hurricane Waves series, begun in 1996, featuring texts by Phong Bui, Jay A. Clarke, Orville Schell, and Joseph Thompson. http://bit.ly/1IXzxqZ
Photos by Fred W. McDarrah are on view in “Give Peace Another Chance! : Warhol in New York” at ONO Arte Contemporanea in Bologna, Italy. The exhibition portrays the crucial role Andy Warhol played for New York City and its rapid evolution of pop culture. On view December 12, 2015- January 10th, 2016. http://bit.ly/1VJi796
Seen & Imagined accompanies a landmark exhibition at MASS MoCA. Texts by noted writers and critics David Anfam, Quentin Bajac, Arthur C. Danto, Jack Flam, Nicholas Negroponte, and Jock Reynolds, comment on Ross’s work, placing it within the history of art and technology. http://bit.ly/1QcnlLx.
Olivia Harding of Manhattan Sideways sat down with Steven Kasher and Cassandra Johnson, Gallery Director, to talk about SKG's mission is to expand the dialogue around what a photograph is and what it can do in our culture. http://bit.ly/1l383KQ
Jerome Liebling's Emily Dickinson's White Dress, The Homestead is on view at Mount Holyoke College Art Museum's exhibition Engergies and Elegies, which explores themes of absence and abundance, entropy and energy. In addition to Jerome Liebling, the exhibition also includes Kiki Smith, Rosamond Purcell,and Julie Mehretu. Energy and Elegies is on view through December 2. President of Mount Holyoke College, Lynn Pasquerella, speaks about being mesmorized by Liebling's print in the following article: http://bit.ly/1GXfyNZ
Works by Jerome Liebling will be on view at Galerie Frédéric-Moisan from November 4 - 28, 2015. Exhibition 4,3,2,1… ! (4 photographers, 3 countries, 2 colors, 1 vision) is part of the Photo Saint-Germain Festival, and, in addition to the works of Jerome Liebling, will also include works by Bernard Guillot, Leo Matiz, and Vivian Maier. Opening reception Thursday November 5, 2015, from 6-9 p.m. http://bit.ly/1Q9xNBm
Daido Moriyama's exhibition Marrakech: Shooting Light is a major retrospective of Daido Moriyama's work. The exhibition features Daido's work shot in Marrakech as well as a selection of his most iconic images from Japan in the 1970s and 80s. It is on view at the Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Art through January 10, 2015, with an opening reception on November 6. http://bit.ly/1NtQ2zt
Marianna Rothen is featured in Snoecks, a 550-plus-page Belgian magazine which appears once a year in October and focuses on the most interesting new international developments in the arts, photography and literature. Marianna Rothen’s work is part of its accompanying exhibition which runs through November 29th, 2015 at De Schipperskapel (Komvest 38, 8000 Bruges, Belgium). It is open every weekend from 2pm- 5pm. For more information please visit the exhibition’s Facebook page: http://on.fb.me/1kzqO8s
The Oca Museum in San Paolo, Brazil is showing fifty Miles Aldridge photos in his exhibit The Dazzling Beauty as a part of their fashion week until October 15, 2015- November 2, 2015. For more information on the exhibit, please visit the following website (Portuguese language): http://bit.ly/1JhnLrP
At the Kunsthalle-Munchen in Germany, Miles Aldridge's Immaculée images are part of From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, a complete journey through the work of designer Jean Paul Gaultier. The exhibition is on view from September 18, 2015 through February 14, 2016. http://bit.ly/1Pd4KLH
Acclaimed photographer Leo Rubinfien discusses his formative years in Japan in the 1960s, and the impact that For a New World to Come photographers such as Daidō Moriyama and Shōmei Tōmatsu had upon his practice, including his most recent body of work that opened at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City this fall. The talk takes place on November 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm at the Japan Society and is followed by an exclusive cocktail reception for ticket-holders. www.japansociety.org/event/leo-rubinfien
A Vanity Fair event and a documentary directed by Yvonne Scio narrate the story and works of the great New York photographer Roxanne Lowit on September 6th in Venice. http://bit.ly/1ZhIzIR
Last year, Steven Kasher Gallery exhibited the photography of Fred W. McDarrah, who documented the changing scene of Greenwich Village since the 1960s. The spirit of that show has taken the form of this walking tour, which includes stops at the places McDarrah captured on film including locales like Washington Square Park and the Stonewall Inn. For more information on the tour, please visit http://savethevillagetours.com. To view the New York Times, article click on this link: http://nyti.ms/1JxnENP
This exhibition features photographs of prominent Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century artists from the Albright-Knox Collection including Fred W. McDarrah, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Hollis Frampton, Marcel Duchamp and Jasper Jones. Taken by fellow artists, these portraits were created over a span of more than seventy years and capture artistic figures that define the modern and contemporary art world. Artist to Artist opens at Albright- Knox Art Gallery on July 11, 2015 andis on view through November 8, 2015. http://bit.ly/1EHeTID
Fren W. McDarrah is featured in Warhol Underground which highlights the influence of the music scene and avant-garde choreography in the work of Andy Warhol. It also discusses the microcosm of the "factory", which was open for artist residencies at a time when Warhol discovered, with ever renewed curiosity, the underground music scene and tried to produce " Superstars ". The exhibition opens at the Centre Pompidou-Metz on July 1, 2015. http://centrepompidou-metz.fr/warhol-underground
Miles Aldridge's Pop-Up Gallery Exhibition at 60 Soho was reviewd by Time Lightbox and W Magazine. Click the links below to view the full articles, or visit our press page.
Time Lightbox: http://time.com/3640178/miles-aldridge-plastic-surgery/
In this major mid-career museum survey, Landscape Seen & Imagined documents Clifford Ross’s longstanding project to reconcile realism and abstraction. The exhibition takes place throughout two buildings, six galleries, and an exterior performing arts courtyard. Ross’s hyper-detailed photographs of hurricane waves and mountains are included along with a new “invisible art” project featuring animated virtual elements only accessible by means of the viewer’s smartphone. Clifford Ross: Landscapes Seen & Imagined opens at MASS MoCA on May 23, 2015. For more, visit: http://bit.ly/1QcnlLx
The Order of Things: Photography from the Walther Collection, featuring photographs by Accra Shepp and curated by Brian Wallis, former chief curator at the International Center of Photography in New York, will be on view at The Walther Collection in Neu-Ulm, Germany, beginning May 17, 2015 and will be accompanied by a catologue, displaying Shepp's photograph on the cover, published by Steidl/The Walther Collection.
Yoko Ono: One Woman Show, 1960 – 1971, featuring never before seen photos by Fred W. McDarrah opens on May 17 at the Museum of Modern Art.
Our exhibitions Jerome Liebling: Brooklyn and Other Boroughs and Fred W. McDarrah: The Artist's World were reviewed in numerous publications including The New York Times, NY 1 News, Time Lightbox, and The New Yorker. To view the full articles, click the link below or visit our press page.
Jerome Liebling will be featured in a film screening at AIPAD on Saturday, April 18 at 1:45 PM as a part of the 2015 public program. Harvey Wang's film From Darkroom to Daylight explores how the dramatic change from film to digital has affected photographers and their work.
Milan Triennale is featuring rarely seen Fred W. McDarrah photos on the show theme of Artists and Food. The exhibition opens on April 9, 2015 at the Triennale Design Museum.
Our highly-anticipated exhibition Selma March 1965 was previewed in three New York Times articles, CNN online, the New York Review of Books, and Arise News. To read the articles, click the link below, or visit our press page.
The Wall Street Journal featured Melissa Cacciola's current exhibition at the World Trade Center, Skywalkers: The Legacy of the Mohawk Ironworker at the World Trade Center. Click on the link below to read a fascinating interview with Melissa about the series
Skywalkers presents Cacciola's efforts to document this latest generation of Mohawk ironworkers and record a dying tradition. This portfolio represents thirty tintype portraits of Mohawk ironworkers from the Kahnawake and Akwesasne reservations in Canada.
American painter Robert Bordo was awarded the 2014 Robert De Niro Sr. Prize. Each year, the estate supports a mid-career American painter with the $25,000 cash prize. We are proud to be exhibiting a painting by Bordo in our current exhibition 12 Painters: The Studio School, 1974/2014, on view through January 10th, 2015.
Jerome Liebling's images, taken on city streets or in rural towns, defies easy categorization. His images are suffused with startling intimacy; the gaze of his subjects reflecting struggles yet to be overcome. The places, too, bear the traces of time and the scars of victory. And yet the weariness of those faces and places does little to diminish their power. Liebling’s work is a tribute to human perseverance and courage.
This solo exhibition, Rubinfien's second with the gallery, will feature 17 color photographs selected from his series A Map of the East, which he made in Japan and other parts of Asia between 1980 and 1987.
The exhibition brings together photographic works and publications from the artist's 20 year career. As the title suggests, images on view include nudes from his many series exploring voyeurism and innocence; animals; and the countless cigars he has smoked in his studio.
Final Words is a collection of the final statements of the 515 inmates that have been executed by the state of Texas since 1982. The project seeks to focus on the humanity that remains at the center of the death penalty in America.
In the rerelease of Holy Terror, Colacello brings us into Andy's world: into the Factory office, into Studio 54, into wild celebrity-studded parties, and into the early-morning phone calls where the mysterious artist was at his most honest and vulnerable. Colacello gives us, as no one else can, a riveting portrait of this extraordinary man: brilliant, controlling, shy, insecure, and immeasurably influential.
Mr. Liebling, who became known as a member of the Photo League, a group of socially minded photographers that disbanded in 1951, dug deeply into his subjects, using still photography almost like film, to explore a condition rather than an instant. “He and his subjects are looking at each other,” said Rachel Liebling, who curated an exhibition of her father’s work, which is to run at the Steven Kasher Gallery from March 13 to April 19. “They’re looking at him and he’s looking at them. He felt the regular people were the superstars. Those portraits are about that.”
The 92nd Street Y has organized a panel discussion "Defining Vietnam" featuring war correspondent Peter Arnett, veteran combat reporter Kimberly Dozier, and author Pete Hamill. They will discuss the photographs from the critically acclaimed exhibition we mounted last October, Vietnam: The Real War: A Photographic History from the Associated Press.
Phyllis Galembo has two concurrent exhibitions on view in Raleigh, North Carolina. Theater of Belief: Afro-Atlantic Costuming and Masking in Large-Format Color Photographs by Phyllis Galembo at the North Carolina State University African American Cultural Center and at the Frankie G. Weems Art Gallery at Meredith College.
The Galleries at Moore are currently hosting Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk. The Exhibit includes hundreds of of posters, pins, flyers, fanzines, handbills, record sleeves, and more from the collection of Andrew Krivine.“Punk changed my life,” Krivine says now. “It was what I was looking for but didn’t know at the time until I heard it and saw it.”
The New York Times previewed our exhibition Fred W. McDarrah: Save the Village in Sunday's Metropolitan section. The article, titled "Capturing the New York of the 1960s and '70s", by John Leland, praises McDarrah's rigorous documenting of the cultural movements, icons, and events that shaped the second half of the twentieth century.
“O’er the green mead the sporting virgins play, their shining veils unbound along the skies, tossed and re-tossed, the ball incessant flies."
According to Tom O’Conner’s History of Handball, the earliest mention of the game can be found as far back as 2000 BC in Egypt. The priests of the Temple Osiris in Thebes were depicted on the tombs, striking the ball with the hand. The game meandered to Europe, before Alexander the Great spread it around the Greek Colonies and the Apennine Peninsula (Italy). Accounts of handball are found in Scotland in 1427, where King James was a known fanatic, amongst the aristocracy of 18th century London, and finally, in its most reliable depiction, was introduced to the United States by Irish immigrants in the waning years of the 19th century. The game eventually settled in Brooklyn where it made its way into the DNA of an adolescent Jerome Liebling.
The Art Institute of Chicago presents Max Kozloff: Critic and Photographer, on view October 5th through January 14th. An influencial art historian and critic, Kozloff was the art editor of The Nation and the executive editor of Artforum. The exhibition includes over 80 photographs, demonstrating how his practice as a photographer has been shaped by his work as a critic and vice versa.
Steven Kasher Gallery is proud to newly represent Melissa Cacciola. Featured today on the New York Times Lens Blog is her tintype series "Brass on Tin". It includes portraits of brass band musicians from New Orleans will be exhibited next year at the New Orleans African American Museum.
Full Circle: Before They Were Famous (2010) is directed and edited by Brian Bayerl and features appearances by Robert Indiana, Ultra Violet, Taylor Mead, Eric Shiner, and Marie and William John Kennedy. The documentary aired on September 5th on WLIW21, WNET New York Public Media and on September 12th at 10:30 PM on Channel 13, WNET New York Public Media.
Mark Seliger has photographed famous portraits of musicians, actors, politicians, and other icons for magazines such as Rolling Stone, Time, and Vanity Fair. This New York Times article focuses on his country music career. Seliger is the lead singer for the band Rusty Truck, based in Los Angeles. The group released their second album.
Sundance Selects announced today that the company is acquiring U.S. rights to John Maloof and Charlie Siskel’s feature documentary Finding Vivian Maier, which was produced by Maloof and Siskel, and executive produced by Jeff Garlin.
This intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.
BBC's documentary covers the incredible story of Vivian Maier. Catch the program on BBC's website.
We are honored to find Phyllis Galembo's photography featured in Carol Vogel's article on the Venice Biennale. Read the article here.
Off Beat presents photographs taken in New York City in 2008 and 2009, when A-chan began working with black and white film.