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Exhibition: The Fabulous World of Laurie Simmons at the Neuse Museum

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, April 8, 2014
At the Neues Museum, Nurnberg

Through June 22, 2014

As part of the celebrations for the 175th anniversary of photography, the Neues Museum is dedicating an extensive solo show to US American photo-artist Laurie Simmons.  This will be the artist's first European Museum exhibition.  The selection of work features images from the Gotez Collection, which was placed on permanent loan to the Neues Museum at the close of 2013.  With its hyper-real but always narrow worlds and representations of prototypes Laurie Simmons has created a socially critical work out of the banal.  Simmons uses staging of the everyday world, including dolls, doll houses, models, and action figures to raise questions on habit, role play, and everyday personal engagements. 

For more information on the exhibition, please visit the Neues Museum

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Exhibition: Jazz Lives at Yale University Art Gallery

Posted By Administration, Saturday, April 5, 2014
Jazz Lives:  The Photographs of
Lee Friedlander and Milt Hinton

Through September 7, 2014

This exhibition brings together Lee Friedlander's and Milt Hinton's extraordinary images, capturing the people, spirit, and history of jazz.  Friedlander's photographs of New Orleans musicians were made during a series of visits to the city from the late 1950's to the 1990's.  Renowned bassist Milt Hinton's photos were shot over the course of his musical career, which spanned much of the 20'th century, and offer an insider's view of the jazz scene.  

For more information on this exhibition, please visit Yale University Art Gallery.

Works by Lee Friedlander available through aipad member galleries Terry Etherton Gallery, Fraenkel Gallery, Pace/MacGill Gallery, and Laurence Miller Gallery, among others.  

Tags:  Fraenkel Gallery  Laurence Miller Gallery  Lee Friedlander  Pace/MacGill  Terry Etherton Gallery 

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Aperture Foundation Portfolio Prize Winner Announced

Posted By Administration, Saturday, April 5, 2014

Amy Elkins Named Aperture Portfolio Prize 2014 Recipient 

Amy Elkins was announced as the 2014 winner of Aperture Foundation's Portfolio Prize.  Elkins was selected for work from two series- 
Parting Words and Black is the Day, Black is the Night.  Both series address the depersonalization of the prison and capital punishment systems.  Among the many things that reinforce the quality of the work is the way formal treatment, weather austere or painterly, implicates the viewer in the content of the work. Elkins presents portraits and images of prison-issued or inmate-produced objects and correspondence.  In Parting Words Elkins presents a series of black and white head shots of inmates who have been executed, their image rendered with the repetition of each prisoner's final words.  The portraits are flat and chilling; they give us a window to look through but keep us at a marked distance.  In black is the Day, Black is the Night, Elkins exchanged letters with inmates.  At times she photographically documents the letters themselves, in other instances she drew imagined interior landscapes out the correspondence.  Color works of land or waterscapes evolve as dually imagined portraits of inmates who's visage is then blurred, pixelated, and otherwise degraded within the depicted place.  The faces become obscured relative to the amount of time a prisoner has been locked away.  

For more information on this story, please visit Aperture Foundation

Amy Elkins is represented by aipad member gallery Yancey Richardson

Image Information:
Nine Years out of a Death Row Sentence (Forest) - A pen pal 13 years into his death row sentence describes a childhood memory of taking refuge in the forest throughout.  
© Amy Elkins, Courtesy of the Artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery 

Tags:  Amy Elkins  Aperture Foundation  Yancey Richardson Gallery 

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Exhibition: Frida Kahlo at the Museum of Latin American Art

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Her Photos

Through June 8

Frida Kahlo, Her Photos
 presents over 200 images from Frida Kahlo’s personal Casa Azul archive in Mexico City. MOLAA’s featured spring exhibition includes images of Frida, by Frida and for Frida. Represented here are a wide range of photographs that shed light on a more personal side of Frida’s life, from family photographs, both traditional portraits and candid shots at the Casa Azul, to mementos of pain, love, and the artistic, intellectual and political milieu in which she lived. This selection from the Casa Azul trove also includes images by Lola and Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Man Ray, Tina Modotti, and Edward Weston among others.

More information on this exhibition at MOLAA

Tags:  Frida Kahlo  Museum of Latin American Art 

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Book Signing: Mark Cohen at Dashwood Books

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dark Knees 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Mark Cohen has been a major figure in street photography since the 1970's primarily known for the relentless documentation of his hometown, Wilkes-Barre, near Scranton in Pennsylvania, and its surroundings.  Dark Knees is a catalogue of Cohen's photos taken in Wilkes-Barre over the past 40 years but it is not a straight-forward social portrait of a failed mining and manufacturing community.  The images captured by Cohen are intuitive "grab shots" taken very to close to his subjects, often blinding them with the flash. Rejecting the use of the rangefinder, he will photograph at arm's length, without focusing, chopping off fragments of gestures, postures or body parts that run over the frame leaving only torsos without faces; hands, feet, pairs of legs or simply knees. Cohen recalls "I became a surrealist because I kept walking around the same blocks, and I started taking a picture of a guy's shoe. I didn't know what I was doing exactly. I was just being led by whatever I would see."

The New York Times has called Dark Knees one of the 10 best photo books of 2013; it contains a selection of over 200 images curated by Diane Dufour for her seminal exhibition at Le Bal along with an insightful essay by Vince Aletti. Re-introducing the work to the contemporary photography world, the book reveals Cohen to be an essential figure in the history of American photography - bringing his own brand of close-up street photography to the medium. 


More information on the book signing at Dashwood Books

                                                                  33 Bond St., NY, NY 10012


Mark Cohen is represented by aipad member Danziger Gallery 

Danzinger Gallery will be exhibiting Mark Cohen's work from May 8 - June 21.


Tags:  Danzinger Gallery  Mark Cohen 

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