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Artists' Reception: Alex Webb at Stephen Bulger Galelry

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Updated: Thursday, January 2, 2014
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.
Celebrated 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
3:00 pm
Dir. Bernardo Bertolucci (Italy: 1970), 107 min.

Saturday, December December 17 Holiday Double Feature!
3:00 pm
Dir. Chuck Jones & Ben Washam (USA:1966) 26 min.

Dir. George Seaton (USA: 1947), 96 min.

Saturday, January 7
3:00 pm
Dir. Roman Polanski (USA: 1974), 130 min.

Saturday, January 14
3:00 pm
Dir. Robert Altman (USA: 1975), 159 min

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