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Artist's Opening Reception: Alec Soth at Weinstein Gallery
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Artist's Opening Reception:  Alec Soth at Weinstein Gallery

Songbook is a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism and the ongoing desire to be united.

2/20/2015
When: 2/20/2015-4/4/2015

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ALEC SOTH: SONGBOOK

 

Opening reception with the Artist:

Friday, February 20

6:00 - 8:00 pm

 

 

Known for his haunting portraits of solitary Americans in Sleeping by the Mississippi and Broken Manual, Alec Soth has recently turned his lens toward community life in the United States.  Over the course of three years, Soth, accompanied by writer Brad Zellar, set out from Minneapolis, Minnesota as a pretend small-town reporter for the self-published newspaper LBM Dispatch.  In the spirit of W. Eugene Smith and other Life Magazine photojournalists from the 1940s and 1950s, he traveled to specific areas across the United States for weeks at a time, photographing the people, topography, and local history.  With Songbook, Soth has stripped these pictures of their news context in order to highlight the longing for connection at their root. Fragmentary, funny, and sad, Songbook is a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism and the ongoing desire to be united.     - Weinstein Press Release.

 

 

 

For more information, please contact Weinstein Gallery at 612-822-1822, or visit the gallery website:  Weinstein Gallery.

 

Image Information:  

Alec Soth

Prom #1 Cleveland, Ohio

©Alec Soth, Courtesy of Weinstein Gallery

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