Erwin Olaf, Skin Deep, Female nude No. 08, 2015, © Studio Erwin Olaf
ERWIN OLAF: Skin Deep
9 October – 14 November 2015
Olaf’s art implicitly visualises the unspoken and the overlooked. By addressing social issues and taboos within the framework of a highly stylised mode of imagery, his work provides us with uncertain, shifting narratives, which defy singular interpretation. In his own unique style and approach, Olaf vividly captures the essence of contemporary life and its inherent contradictions.
Skin Deep is simultaneously a departure from, and a return to, his early work confronting the nature of the human body. He revisits a familiar space and subject omnipresent at the beginning of his career, but then moves towards a purer, more essential connection with the body and skin: a transcendent approach that he felt could only occur with the passage of time, as a result of insights borne of decades of maturation.
Lynn Saville: Dark City
October 2 – November 28
Reception: October 2, 5 – 7:30 PM
770 North LaSalle Dr.
Barbara Kasten: Stages
October 1 – January 9
Reception: October 1, 5 PM
Talk with Alex Kitnick: October 22, 6 PM
The Graham Foundation
4 West Burton Pl.
Garrett Baumer: Restricted Access
Reception & Talk: October 1, 5:30 – 7 PM
Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Blvd.
WOMEN PIONEERS: MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHY I
September 24 – November 14 2015
“Freedom was earned through personal decision and effort and includes the early social risks taken in a still-traditional society. Where women were not to “play” with the camera, pioneering photographers such as Tina Modotti, (1896-1942), Lola Alvarez Bravo (1903-1993), Kati Horna (1912-2000), and Mariana Yampolsky (1925–2002) most certainly did. It was known how Kati Horna avoided shooting war scenes when she was sent to report on the Spanish confrontation; and how Lola Álvarez Bravo, having learned all her photographic technical skills from her then-husband, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, decided to go her own way, creating strong-angled compositions, and even opening a gallery where she was the first in Mexico to exhibit artwork by Frida Kahlo.”…
Throckmorton Fine Art
145 East 57th Street, third floor, New York, NY 10022
Eitan Simanor, Jérusalem Terre de Pèlerins
EITAN SIMANOR: PHOTOGRAPHS OF JERUSALEM
NOVEMBER 12 TO 28, 2015
Saint Honoré Art Consulting
346 rue Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris (France)
RICHARD RENALDI & SETH BOYD: HOTEL ROOM PORTRAITS
October 2 – December 31, 2015
Florida Museum of Photographic Arts
400 North Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
Don McCullin Conflict – People – Landscape
15 November 2015 – 31 January 2016
Opening: Saturday 14 November, 5 – 7 pm
The focused exhibition will present a culmination of work spanning the photographer’s career to date; from early beginnings in North London to extensive social documentary, unsparing war reportage, haunting Somerset vistas and contemplative still lifes. The retrospective will map over five decades of visual history, bringing together a broad selection of McCullin’s most powerful and unforgettable images, alongside a series of compositions of the Somerset landscape he calls home. In addition to his photographic oeuvre McCullin will present a collection of personal memorabilia acquired throughout his lifetime, featuring the Nikon camera that notoriously saved his life from a sniper bullet during the Vietnam war.
Hauser & Wirth Somerset
South Wing, Somerset House
Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Reigning Queens: The Lost Photos of Roz Joseph
October 23, 2015, through February 2016
Opening reception: October 23, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
“Roz Joseph documented a world of self-styled baronesses in diamond tiaras, elaborate ‘royal’ coronations and gender-bending performance,” notes curator Joey Plaster. “Her photos show how gay men deployed theater and fantasy to make very real contributions to San Francisco’s gay community. We’re excited to bring these long-lost images back into public view almost four decades after they were made.”
GLBT History Museum
4127 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94114
Laura McPhee The Home and the World, A View of Calcutta
October 29 – December 12, 2015
Opening reception with the artist: Thursday, October 29, 2015, 6pm – 8pm.
Laura McPhee, noted for her stunning large-scale landscapes and portraits has been traveling to Eastern India for over a decade. In her upcoming exhibition, McPhee has devoted her keen and perceptive vision to picturing layers of history, culture, religion and class in and around India’s former capital Kolkata (formerly Calcutta).
Benrubi Gallery | 521 West 26th Street, Floor #2 | New York City | New York | 10001