|Lynn Saville: Dark City, Urban America at Night|
Lynn Saville's Dark City photographs illustrate her exploration of urban America between dusk and dawn. In this series, she focuses on evocative spaces that are generally devoid of people. Vacant buildings, shuttered storefronts, and empty streets are the ostensible subjects of her pictures, but the natural cycle of decay and rebirth in urban ecology is at the heart of each of her landscapes of downtowns after dark from New York to Los Angeles.
Artist-in-Residence, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA - ongoing
Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM 2016
Working stay at Casa Zia Lina, Elba, Italy August 2016
Anne Stark and Kurt Locher Fellowship 2015-2016 The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH
Into the Night: Modern and Contemporary Art and the Nocturne Tradition
Into the Night: Modern and Contemporary Art and the Nocturne Tradition examines the long tradition of the nocturne in art and how that tradition has expanded to encompass various ways that contemporary artists consider the enigmatic notion of the night. This exhibition is comprised of paintings, photographs, and works on paper that investigate the psychological concepts of darkness, the dreamscape and its connection to the night, and the inter-connectedness of the environment with cultural and artistic discourse.
A new Public Art Installation on the Anne H. Fitzpatrick facade
|Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland 1861 - 2008|
"…the first major exhibition to use visual art as a lens to explore the lure that Coney Island exerted on American culture over a period of 150 years. An extraordinary array of artists viewed Coney Island as a microcosm of the American experience, from its beginnings as a watering hole for the wealthy, through its transformation into an entertainment mecca for the masses, to the closing of Astroland Amusement Park following decades of urban decline."
|As a self-taught artist, Männikkö counts few stylistic precedents or influences, and though his interest in the residue of everyday life is the foundation of his image making, his formalism lends itself to metaphoric or existential modes of interpretation. Time Flies includes a range of images – abandoned cars, cemetery portrait sculpture, discarded family photographs - whose subjects bear witness to the passage of time and serve as a poignant meditation on the inevitable collapse of all material things, human or inanimate. Esko Männikköʼs gallery and museum installations place his photographs abutted together to form a single line through the exhibition space, in a variety of ornate, patinaed frames carefully selected to complement the details or subjects of his images.|
Time Flies - A Highlight
May 17 - September 27, 2015
Black is the Day, Black is the Night is a conceptual exploration into the many facets of human identity using notions of time, accumulation, memory and distance through personal correspondence with men serving life and death row sentences in some of the most maximum security prisons in the U.S., all of which had served between 13-26 years at point of contact. The show opens May 8th and runs through July 5th.
Work by Lisa Kereszi is included in the show Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 on view now at the Wadsworth Museum of Art in Hartford Connecticut through May 31st, 2015. This multimedia show chronicles the rise and fall of the "World's Greatest Playground" located on the shores of Brooklyn, New York. Kereszi's color photographs from the early 2000s document the final stages of the park's decay through her focused attention to often overlooked details. Read more.
Amy Elkins has won the 2014 Aperture Portfolio Prize. The Aperture Foundation editorial and limited-edition staff reviewed close to one thousand entries before selecting Elkins' two submitted portfolios, Parting Words and Black is the Day, Black is the Night, for the top prize. The artist will receive a cash award and an exhibition at the Aperture Gallery in New York.
Esko Männikkö: Time Flies, the artist's first museum retrospective, is on display at Kunsthalle Helsinki through March 2, 2014, and is scheduled to travel to Europe and the United States through 2016.
Lisa Kereszi's exhibition, Joe's Junk Yard & Other American Dreams, curated by Rebecca Soderhold, is on display through October 11 at Drew University's Korn Gallery.
Work by Rachel Perry is included in the group show, (con)TEXT, at the Sharon Arts Center, New Hampshire. The exhibition will be on display through October 25 and will include a lecture by curator Tim Donovan on Thursday, September 19, from 5-6:30pm.
Work by Amy Elkins is featured in the exhibition Face It, at the Rockland Center for the Arts, in West Nyack, NY, on display through April 14. The exhibitions of photographic portraiture features artists who blur the line between editorial photography and fine art, and includes Valerie Belin, Robert Bergman, Elkins, Jill Greenberg, Steve Pyke, Tomoko Sawada and Martin Schoeller. Work from Elkins' series Wallflowers was also recently acquired by the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Work by Lynn Saville is featured in PHOTO ID, a group exhibition at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, on display through July 7. The exhibition of photographs explores the theme of identity through the lens of self, society, and gender.
Work by David Hilliard and Rachel Perry is included in Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles, at the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, Kansas, on view through April 14, 2013. The exhibition presents work of contemporary artists who use the grocery store and consumption as their subject and will travel the United States following its Ulrich debut.
The Space in Between, an exhibition featuring the work of Lynn Saville, was recently on display at the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, and is now on view at the Atlantic Wharf's Waterfront Square Gallery in Boston through March 22, 2013.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is currently displaying Rachel Perry Welty's photograph, Lost in My Life (Fruit Stickers), as a part of the museum's permanent collection new acquisitions exhibition in the Linda Family Wing for Contemporary Art.
Lisa Kereszi's solo exhibition, The Party's Over, will open at Yancey Richardson Gallery on May 24, 2012. Her work is currently on display in Beyond Words: Photography in the New Yorker, at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, China from April 15 – June 10, 2012. Additionally, Kereszi's 4th book, Joe's Junk Yard, will be published by Damiani this Fall, and distributed by DAP. A solo exhibit, Joe's Junk Yard, will be on display at Metronom in Modena, Italy from September 14-16 as part of the Festival Filosofia.
Rachel Perry's video, Karaoke Wrong Number, is currently on view as part of the exhibition ICA Collection Photography Rotation at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Welty's traveling solo museum show is on display at the Zimmerli Museum in New Brunswick, New Jersey through July 8, 2012. Additionally, a two-person collaboration with Sarah Hollis Perry (the artist's mother), called water, water, will be on display at Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA from July 14 – September 23, 2012.
Works by David Hilliard will feature in the upcoming exhibition Do or Die: The Human Condition in Painting and Photography at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Teutloff Collection in Dresden, Germany, from September 21, 2012 – April 7, 2013. Hilliard's work was recently in Shared Vision: The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography at the Aperture Foundation Gallery. The exhibition was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog published by MOCA and produced by Aperture Foundation.
Mitch Epstein recently collaborated with cellist Erik Friedlander on a limited edition LP based on music composed for a presentation Epstein made last summer at the Arles Photography Festival. Additionally, Epstein and Tate Museum curator Simon Baker will discuss Epstein's photography as a part of the Prix Pictet Conversations on Photography, at Whitechapel Gallery in London on Saturday, May 12 at 4:30 pm.
Rachel Perry Welty's solo show, 24/7, will be on display at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey, from January 28 - July 1. Originally organized by the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Massachusetts, this 10-year traveling survey of the artist's diverse practice features drawing, sculpture, collage, installation, video, photography, and performance.
Works from Amy Elkins' new project Elegant Violence will feature in The Sports Show, a group exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, opening February 19. The exhibition will explore the role of photography in the transformation of sports from leisure activity to massive worldwide spectacle.
Additionally, a two-person exhibition - Jen Davis and Amy Elkins: Looking and Looking - will be on display at Light Work, in Syracuse, NY from January 17 through March 13.
Tom Hunter's work is on display in Another Story: Photography from the Moderna Museet Collection in Stockholm, Sweden, through February 19. Subtitled Written in Light, this exhibition of the museum's holdings features works from the birth of photography until 1930, interspersed with contemporary work such as Hunter's Vale of Rest, which examines the post-industrial urban landscape at the turn of the millennium.
Mitch Epstein's acclaimed series American Power is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Musee de l'Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland through November 20. Epstein was awarded the prestigious Prix Pictet Photography Prize for American Power, a series that examines the production and consumption of energy in the United States and its impact on society and the American landscape.
Tom Hunter's project - Unheralded Stories - is on display at the Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry, England through December 10. The series continues the artist's exploration of the Hackney neighborhood of East London through the imagery of iconic paintings, referencing artists like Delacroix and Wyeth to describe the local myths, struggles and dreams of his local community.
Gallery artists Olivo Barbieri, Mitch Epstein, and Victoria Sambunaris are included in The Altered Landscape: Photographs of a Changing Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art, opening September 24th and running through January 8, 2012.
Mitch Epstein's acclaimed series American Power is currently on display in Paris at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, through July 24, and is also included in New Documentary Forms at the Tate Modern in London, through March 31, 2012.
Rachel Perry's solo exhibition - 24/7 - at the Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, was recently reviewed in Art in America. The exhibition travels to the Jane Voorhess Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in January 2012.
Gallery artists Mitch Epstein, David Hilliard, Lisa Kereszi, Andrew Moore, Alex Prager, and Victoria Sambunaris are all included in People Power Places: Reframing the American Landscape, a group exhibition at Davidson College, North Carolina, on view through March 6, 2011.
Gallery artists Mitch Epstein, David Hilliard, Kenneth Josephson, Laura Letinsky and Hellen van Meene are all included in Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection, a group exhibition at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, on display through June 19, 2011. The exhibition also features works by Eugène Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, László Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, Cindy Sherman, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Vik Muniz, and Richard Misrach, among others.
24/7, Rachel Perry's first solo museum show will be on display at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum from January 29 until April 24, 2011. The exhibition will feature Welty's major works in drawing, sculpture, collage, installation, video, photography, and social media. For more information about the deCordova Museum, click here.
Tom Hunter's recent film, A Palace for Us, weaves together memories of older residents who grew up on the Woodberry Down estate in Hackney, east London. The work was commissioned as part of the Serpentine Gallery's Skills Exchange Project.
Tom Hunter: a journey through a Hackney landscape BBC News, November 25, 2010
Tom Hunter: A Palace for Us - review The Guardian, December 9, 2010
Photographs by gallery artists Mitch Epstein, Alex Prager, and Bertien van Manen are currently on display in Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth, a new exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, open through January 2, 2011.
Allure, Lisa Kereszi's solo show at Hagedorn Foundation Gallery opens September 30th. The artist will be present the evening of the opening for a gallery talk.
Kereszi is also participating in Group Shows at Biblioteca Civica d'Arte Luigi Poletti during September, at Showtime Show House (Cassa, Gramercy Park, NYC) through October 22nd, at Gallery Out of Place (4-14-2 3F Minamiazabu Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan) through October, and at Pool Gallery in Berlin from Nov. 19- Jan. 15, 2011.
David Hilliard was selected as the Dartmouth College Artist-in-Residence for Winter/Spring 2010. Begun in 1932, the Artist-in-Residence Program hosts three artists of distinction per year, chosen by a Studio Art faculty committee. An exhibition of Hilliard's work is on display in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery through May 2, 2010.
Epstein's latest project tackles one of the most loaded issues on the nation's agenda: what and who powers America? American Power is Epstein's portrait of early twenty-first-century America, as it clings to past comforts and gropes for a more sensible and sustainable future.
Mitch Epstein's works Dad, Hampton Ponds III, 2003 and Apartment 304, 398 Main Street, 2001 were recently acquired by the Brooklyn Museum are on now on exhibit at the museum in Extended Family: Contemporary Connections. Steidl has also recently released Epstein's 9th monograph, American Power.
Lisa Kereszi's monograph Fun and Games will be released in September 2009 by Nazraeli Press. Titled after the name of a Jersey Shore arcade and the Ancient Roman wrestling phrase, "It's all fun and games, until someone loses an eye," the book documents the artist's self-described obsession with what is hidden behind the facades of strip clubs, haunted houses and nightclubs and other places of fantasy and entertainment.
Amy Elkins and Hellen van Meene are included in The Portrait: Photography as a Stage, from Mapplethorpe to Nan Goldin currently on view at the Kunsthalle Wien, Austria. The exhibition also includes Roger Ballen, Tina Barney, Valérie Belin, Clegg & Guttmann, Anton Corbijn, Rineke Dijkstra, JH Engström, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Nan Goldin, Katy Grannan, Jitka Hanzlová, Peter Hujar, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe,Thomas Ruff, and Wolfgang Tillmans among others. Curated by Peter Weiermair, the exhibition runs through October 18th, 2009.
We are happy to announce that gallery artist Rachel Perry Welty has been awarded a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, 2009-2010, as well as a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Grant (Sculpture), 2009.
Lynn Saville's first monograph Night|Shift: Photographs by Lynn Saville, published by The Monacelli Press, was released in May 2009.
Victoria Sambunaris and Christian Patterson have been nominated for the 2009 Baum Award for Emerging American Photographer. Lisa Kereszi was the 2005 recipient.
Both Laura Letinsky and Hiroh Kikai were nominated for the 2009 Deutsche Borse Prize, awarded to UK-born photographer Paul Graham. The Prize aims to reward a living photographer who has made the most significant contribution to the medium of photography in Europe over the past year. Gallery artist Esko Mannikko was the 2008 Deutsche Borse recipient.