“Robert Richardson made a brief visit to the Algarve in February 2012. The photographs show his enjoyment of the region’s vibrant winter light and how it reveals architecture, objects and nature. These photographs, taken in Albufeira and Loulé, are complex and aesthetically pleasing compositions. They are part of his series of photographs from various European countries and were recently published as Issue 2 of his Duty Free Lounge poster project, which has been represented at print festivals in England and Italy”
Museu Municipal de Faro
“Photography has played a vital role in our understanding of the outdoors, allowing us to view natural spaces without being physically present in them. Parks fill a similar role, as they provide institutional access points and infrastructure into wild, natural spaces. In his book Our National Parks (1901), John Muir, cofounder of the Sierra Club, wrote: “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, overcivilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”[i] Presenting a selection of historical and contemporary works from the MoCP’s permanent collection and the Midwestern Photographers Project, View Finder: Landscape and Leisure in the Collection considers the varied ways these designated outdoor spaces enhance human experience, from allowing for rest and refuge, to their ability to meet other, more subliminal needs.”
[i] John Muir, Our National Parks (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Cambridge, MA: The Riverside Press, 1901), 1.
Museum of Contemporary Photography
at Columbia College Chicago
600 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
“London Nights is a group exhibition curated by Anna Sparham (Curator of Photography) at the Museum of London. Featuring over 200 photographs, this major exhibition explores England’s capital after dark through both historic and contemporary images ranging from the 19th century to the present day. Drawing from the museum’s collection and loaned works, London Nights displays pieces that span the genres of portrait, documentary and conceptual photography, and features works by many renowned international photographers, including Alvin Langdon Coburn, Bill Brandt, Rut Blees Luxemburg and Nick Turpin. ”
Museum of London
150 London Wall, EC2Y 5HN
“For the photographs in Unwired, Hassink traveled as far afield as Yakushima, an island in the extreme south of Japan, and Svalbaard, a Norwegian island near the Polar Circle. The landscapes are an intense study in blues and greens, by turns vivid and subdued, and shifting perspectives and horizon lines, some immeasurably vast, others foreshortened by curtains of vegetation. The contrasts make the viewer acutely conscious both of his or her body and its relationship to space. If the immediate effect is isolating, it gradually relaxes into the sense of being part of a different kind of network, global in the most literal sense of being “of the earth.” This feeling carries over into the exhibition’s two interiors, both of which emphasize the viewer’s perspective and the experience of looking, as well as the natural processes of decay and dilapidation. The message is clear: the things people make can be beautiful and useful, but they’re temporary. On the one hand, this reflects an awareness mono no aware, the Japanese aesthetic of the awareness of impermanence, but when we relate it back to the threatened environments in the landscapes we see a more pointed critique of an industrialized society.”
521 West 26th Street, Floor 2
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 24th, 7-9 PM
“Aerial photography actually got its auspicious beginnings before airplanes and helicopters in 1858 when Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (known as “Nadar”) first mounted a tethered balloon in Paris with a large format camera. Things have been photographed from rockets, satellites, pigeons, you name it, but mostly nowadays they are taken from chartered helicopters and drones. In the two-person exhibition, “Strata,” Wetherall floats hundreds of feet gently above us in a balloon, while Sinha is soaring thousands of feet up in a jet airplane with scores of other passengers, who are unaware of his photographic exploits.”
Front Room Gallery
48 Hester Street
NYC, NY 10002
• Alexis Adler will show photos of a young Jean-Michel Basquiat and the East Villageapartment they squatted together in 1979 that became both refuge and artist atelier after hedropped out of high school while transitioning from graffiti artist to icon.
• Arlene Gottfried (1951-2017) “…chronicled life the way she saw it, thriving on the energy ofthe streets, roaming and recording everything she felt through a deeply empathetic andloving lens.” Paul Moakley, TIME magazine.
• Meryl Meisler will exhibit classic images of CBGBs and Infinity Disco from her books A Taleof Two Cities: Disco Era Bushwick and Purgatory & Paradise: SASSY ‘70s Suburbia & TheCity. Newly recovered Club 57 photos round out this profound document depicting a cityreveling at the edge of collapse.
• Ken Schles will deconstruct and install 168 prints from his downtown books, Invisible Cityand Night Walk, creating an immersive chronicle of his life downtown during New York City’slast outburst of pre-Internet creativity.
The Living Gallery Outpost
246 East4th Street
“Weiner focused on New York’s poorer children, possibly because she identified with them but more so because she wanted to tell a story of perseverance and hope. Weiner’s work highlighted social concerns of the era, however she focused her lens specifically on the city’s youngest denizens. For Weiner, children surviving the rough-and-tumble city streets became a symbol of fortitude. She strolled the city’s streets or posted at the edge of vacant lots where children play and caught them absorbed in their own worlds. Included in the exhibition is an extended essay in which Weiner followed a young boy named Mickey through his daily life in the tenements of the Lower East Side. This is Weiner’s work at its most penetrating. Through this extended study, defining aspects of the boy’s life are revealed. The subtle details that emerge in these images give us a clear sense of the family’s hardship. However the young boy’s palatable joy and energy shines through, triumphing over his circumstances.”
Steven Kasher Gallery
515 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10001
“Weiner is one of the original “concerned photographers.” In 1940 he joined the Photo League, a group of socially minded photographers including Paul Strand, W. Eugene Smith, Aaron Siskind and Dorothea Lange. Soon he was teaching an advanced class at the League. While taking part in Sid Grossman’s Documentary Class, out of which grew the “East Side Group,” Weiner photographed people and events around the Lower East Side. As his wife Sandra, whom he met during this period, later wrote, it was “an inspiring period for a young photographer.” Weiner firmly believed in the power of the camera to highlight social and economic problems and affect change.”
Steven Kasher Gallery
515 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10001
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 2nd from 6 – 8 pm
“Kahn & Selesnick’s latest project “Madame Lulu’s Book of Fate” continues the adventures of the Truppe Fledermaus, a cabaret troupe of anxious mummers and would-be mystics who catalogue their absurdist attempts to augur a future that seems increasingly in peril due to environmental pressures and global turmoil. In this body of work, the artists also examine the notion of the carnivalesque – traditionally the carnival was a time when the normal order of society was upended and reversed, so that at least for a day the fool might become king, the sinner a priest, men and women might cross dress, and sacred ceremonies and normal mores are burlesqued and spoofed. During such brief times of anarchy, societal pressures were relieved by revealing their somewhat absurd and arbitrary natures. Costumes and masks were traditionally worn so that all people might have the same social status during the duration of the festival. The Truppe ask you to consider: is it the carnival that is upside-down, or perhaps the real world that it purports to burlesque?”
2766 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Opening – Saturday 26 May 2018, 16.00-19.00
“Redwood trees are living witnesses to our human history, sometimes existing for as long as three thousand years. Out of respect for their ancient heritage, and after an extended period of aggressive logging in the late 1800s, Theodore Roosevelt championed protection efforts that led to the formation of the National Park Service. Pioneering photographers such as Carleton Watkins and Eadweard Muybridge also fostered preservation through their striking images, many of which influenced the United States Congress. Crippens and LeMaistre honor the link between the history of photography and conservation by retracing the paths and methods of the early photographic masters.”
Peter Martensstraat 121
1087 NA Amsterdam