DATE: November 23, 2011
The Suffering of Light
Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2011 – January 14, 2012
Artists' Reception: Thursday, December 1
5:00 - 9:00 pm
Monograph & Film Series associated with exhibition
Gouyave, Grenada, 1979 © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos.
Bombay, India, 1981 © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos.
Sancti Spiritus, Cuba, 1993 © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos.
Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, 1996 © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos.
Palmapampa, Peru, 1993 © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, 1987 © Alex Webb / Magnum Photos.
for his rich color and dynamic compositions from around the world Alex
Webb has gone from pioneer to master of American color photography. The Suffering of Light
at the Stephen Bulger Gallery in conjunction with APERTURE will offer
perspective on the 30 year career of the Artist with exhibition and
accompanying monograph that draws from the artists most iconic images.
Featured works include shots of a man fleeing flames and destruction in
Port-au-Prince, Haiti; a young couple in a doorway with shadows of a man
and daughter in the background in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico; bustling street
and humorous eye shades in Bombay, India and more. What is so resonant
about the work is each frame's ability to show and tell, to engage on
many levels, to reward continued looking. The surface is always
enticing, but the longer we linger the more we see. Webb takes us to
the places he has been, invites us in, and allows us to stay.
Bold, memorable, and rythmic Webb's work spans the gamut of photographic
genre- from the grit of street photography to the sharp poignent nature
of photojournalism and the sophisticated refined "fine" art; to Webb it
"all is photography." For a media so multiple, photography, Webb has
conquered each genre with refined vision. Humor and humanity, balance
and tension- the true essence of place, moment, and time is found
honestly in each frame.
For further information on the exhibition, monograph, and related events please visit Stephen Bulger Gallery
The exhibition is further enhanced with a film series hand picked by the artist. Schedule below
Satruday, December 10
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy: 1970), 107 min.
Saturday, December December 17 Holiday Double Feature!
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!
Dir. Chuck Jones & Ben Washam (USA:1966) 26 min.
MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET
Dir. George Seaton (USA: 1947), 96 min.
Saturday, January 7
Dir. Roman Polanski (USA: 1974), 130 min.
Saturday, January 14
Dir. Robert Altman (USA: 1975), 159 min