Southern Accent: Seeking the American South
This unprecedented exhibition addresses and complicates the many realities, fantasies and myths that have long captured the public's imagination about the American South. Presenting a wide range of perspectives, from both within and outside of the region, the exhibition creates a composite portrait of southern identity through the work of 60 artists.
No Mountains in the Way: Photographs from the Kansas Documentary Survey, 1974
In 1974, with a grant of $5,000 from the NEA, No Mountains in the Way was organized by Jim Enyeart, then curator of photography at the University of Kansas Museum of Art. He and Kansas natives Terry Evans and Larry Schwarm—all artists who have attained considerable achievement in the intervening decades—travelled the state, photographing whatever struck them as representative. Each worked on an assigned theme. Enyeart focused on buildings, Evans on people, and Schwarm on the landscape. Their collective visions combined to poetically reflect place, culture, and custom in Kansas. The exhibition and catalogue were presented in 1975.
Beyond Maps and Atlases by internationally renowned Dutch photographer Bertien van Manen. This is the artist's first body of work produced in Ireland and traces her journey across the island over the past year and a half. During her visits she stayed in the homes of strangers, mostly other photographers living across Ireland, who became friends with van Manen and made work alongside the artist. While travelling she became immersed in Irish literature and was guided by the words and landscapes of Seamus Heaney, John Banville and John McGahern as much as the people she traveled with.
|As a self-taught artist, Männikkö counts few stylistic precedents or influences, and though his interest in the residue of everyday life is the foundation of his image making, his formalism lends itself to metaphoric or existential modes of interpretation. Time Flies includes a range of images – abandoned cars, cemetery portrait sculpture, discarded family photographs - whose subjects bear witness to the passage of time and serve as a poignant meditation on the inevitable collapse of all material things, human or inanimate. Esko Männikköʼs gallery and museum installations place his photographs abutted together to form a single line through the exhibition space, in a variety of ornate, patinaed frames carefully selected to complement the details or subjects of his images.|
Artists both native to Nebraska and those traveling through have been struck by the vast land and sky of the prairies. This exhibition focuses on works that utilize large-scale formats to capture that seemingly limitless sensation as well as the intricacies that lie therein.
NO MOUNTAINS IN THE WAY, 40 YEARS LATE, KANSAS DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY, WICHITA ART MUSEUM, KANSAS
September 12, 2015 - January 3, 2016
James Enyeart, Terry Evans, and Larry Schwarm--artists who have attained considerable achievement in the intervening decades--each examined particular aspects of the Kansas rural environment. Their collective visions combined to poetically reflect place, culture, and custom in Kansas.
Time Flies - A Highlight
May 17 - September 27, 2015
Works by Helen van Meene are included in this show curated by Frits Gierstberg currently showing at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels. FACES NOW: European Portrait Photography since 1990 brings together some of the best examples of modern portrait photography from over 30 of the top artists working today including Thomas Struth, Juergen Teller, and Tina Barney. The show runs through May 17th, 2015. Read more.
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has commissioned over 40 large-scale photographs by Terry Evans for their exhibition, Meet Me at the Trinity, on view August 30 - January 25, 2015. The solo exhibition addresses the culture of the Trinity River in Fort Worth, Texas, focusing especially on the people drawn to its banks.
Jitka Hanzlova and Olivo Barbieri are included in 2004–2014: The Museum of Contemporary Photography's ten years: works and projects, which celebrates the tenth anniversary of the museum, part of the Triennale di Milano. On view from July 3 - September 10, 2014.
Esko Männikkö: Time Flies, the artist's first museum retrospective, is on display at Kunsthalle Helsinki through March 2, 2014, and is scheduled to travel to Europe and the United States through 2016.
Heartland: The Photographs of Terry Evans is on view currently at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO. The exhibition is the first career retrospective of Evans' work and includes over 100 color and black-and-white photographs from 1971 to the present. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated, 250 page exhibition catalogue.
Work by David Hilliard and Rachel Perry is included in Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles, at the Ulrich Museum of Art in Wichita, Kansas, on view through April 14, 2013. The exhibition presents work of contemporary artists who use the grocery store and consumption as their subject and will travel the United States following its Ulrich debut.
Mark Steinmetz will participate in the Photographer's Lecture Series at the International Center for Photography on March 27, 2013 from 7-9pm. Tickers for the lecture are limited and are available through ICP.
Alex Prager's photograph, Crowd #1 (Stan Douglas), is currently on display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The work was acquired by the museum in 2011.
Jitka Hanzlova will give a lecture at International Center of Photography (ICP) on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. Hanzlova's first full gallery exhibition at Yancey Richardson will open the following day, Thursday, October 25, 6-8pm. The exhibition, There is something I don't know, will feature a series of new works by the artist inspired by Renaissance portraiture.
Alex Prager's first solo museum show is on display at FOAM Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam through October 14, 2012. Prager was the 2012 winner of the FOAM Paul Huf Award, a prize organized by the museum and awarded annually to a young photographer. The exhibition includes Prager's new series, Compulsion, as well as the artist's new film, La Petite Mort.
Jitka Hanzlova's traveling museum retrospective will be on display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery from October 17, 2012 – February 3, 2013. Organized by Fundacion MAPFRE in collaboration with the National Galleries of Scotland, the exhibition includes over 100 works from the last twenty years of Hanzlova's practice.
Alex Prager's New York Times Magazine series, Touch of Evil, has been nominated for the 33rd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards in the "New Approaches to News & Documentary Programming: Arts, Lifestyle & Culture" category. The series of portraits and short films features Oscar nominated actors reprising roles of infamous Hollywood villains.
A major retrospective of over 150 photographic works by Jitka Hanzlová will be on display at the Fundación Mapfre in Madrid, Spain from May 31 – September 2, 2012. The solo exhibition will feature work from several of Hanzlová's photographic projects, including Rokytnik and Forest, taken in the Czech village and surrounding forest where the artist grew up; Cotton Rose, taken in Gifu, Japan; as well as the artist's three most recent series, Horses, Flowers and There Is Something I Don't Know.
Works by David Hilliard will feature in the upcoming exhibition Do or Die: The Human Condition in Painting and Photography at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum and Teutloff Collection in Dresden, Germany, from September 21, 2012 – April 7, 2013. Hilliard's work was recently in Shared Vision: The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of Photography at the Aperture Foundation Gallery. The exhibition was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog published by MOCA and produced by Aperture Foundation.
Mark Steinmetz has released three new books in 2012, including Summertime, published by Nazraeli, idyll (with Raymond Meeks) and pastoral, both limited edition books published by Silas Finch. In 2011, TBW Books published Philip and Micheline, a book about the artist's parents. Additionally, Steinmetz's book The Ancient Tigers of My Neighborhood (Nazraeli) was nominated by Robert Adams as a best book of 2010 at the Kassel Photobook Festival.
Bertien van Manen's series Let's sit down before we go, currently on display at the gallery, will be shown in it's entirety at FOAM Photography Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from March 19 - June 24. Taken in and around Russia between 1990-2008, van Manen's photographs capture her subjects at leisure with friends and family, reflecting an intimate celebration of the country's richness and humanity.
Seven works by Alex Prager will feature in State of the Art - New Contemporary Photography, at NRW-Forum in Dusseldorf, Germany, opening February 4, in conjunction with the release of a book of the same title published by Feymedia for international distribution.
Jitka Hanzlova, currently making her debut exhibition at the gallery, is featured in the exhibition Photography Calling! at the Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany, on display through January 15. Works by Hanzlova are included alongside Diane Arbus, William Eggleston, Robert Adams and Thomas Struth, among others.
We are delighted to announce that internationally acclaimed photographer Jitka Hanzlova has joined the gallery. Czech-born and based in Germany, Hanzlova has exhibited widely in Europe. She has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Fotomuseum Winterthur, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and the Museum Folkwang, Essen and nominated for the Citibank Photography Prize in 2000 and 2003. In 2007, she won the BMW Paris Photo prize for contemporary photography. In 2012 the gallery will present Hanzlova's first exhibition in the United States since 2000.
Nine works by Alex Prager will be featured in a major group exhibition at the Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, opening November 11. The exhibition - No fashion, please! - explores the dialectics between the form of the body and its appearance, and will feature Prager, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Erwin Olaf, and Viniane Sassen, among others.
Bertien van Manen's exhibition - Let's sit down before we go - will open at the gallery on January 5, 2012, in conjunction with the release of a book of the same title, published by Mack Books. The series was shot in present-day Russia between 1991-2009.
An exhibition of works from Terry Evans' series Matfield Green Stories is on display at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, through November 27, 2011.
The tiny town of Matfield Green, located in the Flint Hills of Kansas, is the subject of Evans' series of aerial landscapes and intimate portraits of the town's 50 residents.
Alex Prager's photograph Crowd #1 (Stan Douglas) has been acquired by the Moderna Museet, Stockholm. The piece is currently on display in the museum's exhibition Another Story: Possessed by the Camera, Photography from the Moderna Museet Collection.
Bertien van Manen's new book - Let's sit down before we go - is scheduled for release in November 2011 through Mack Books, in conjunction with an exhibition of the artist's work at the gallery.
Gallery artists Mitch Epstein, David Hilliard, Lisa Kereszi, Andrew Moore, Alex Prager, and Victoria Sambunaris are all included in People Power Places: Reframing the American Landscape, a group exhibition at Davidson College, North Carolina, on view through March 6, 2011.
Gallery artists Mitch Epstein, David Hilliard, Kenneth Josephson, Laura Letinsky and Hellen van Meene are all included in Conversations: Photography from the Bank of America Collection, a group exhibition at the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, on display through June 19, 2011. The exhibition also features works by Eugène Atget, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, László Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, Robert Frank, Diane Arbus, Irving Penn, Cindy Sherman, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Vik Muniz, and Richard Misrach, among others.
Collaborative duo Kahn & Selesnick are currently exhibiting two bodies of work at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. The Apollo Prophecies and Mars: Adrift on the Hourglass Sea are on display through April 3, 2011. On Thursday, March 10, Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick will give a lecture at the museum that provides an overview of their more than twenty year collaboration.
Aperture and the Photography Program in the School of Art, Media, and Technology at Parsons The New School for Design present the latest installment of the Parsons Lecture Series: photographer Alex Prager in conversation with gallerist Yancey Richardson.
Thursday, September 30, 2010, at 6:30 pm. FREE
Aperture Gallery & Bookstore
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New York, New York
Photographs by gallery artists Mitch Epstein, Alex Prager, and Bertien van Manen are currently on display in Embarrassment of Riches: Picturing Global Wealth, a new exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, open through January 2, 2011.
The Museum of Modern Art and The Whitney Museum of American Art have both recently acquired photographs by Alex Prager for inclusion in their permanent collections. Additionally, the North Carolina Museum of Art has also recently acquired Prager's work.
David Hilliard was selected as the Dartmouth College Artist-in-Residence for Winter/Spring 2010. Begun in 1932, the Artist-in-Residence Program hosts three artists of distinction per year, chosen by a Studio Art faculty committee. An exhibition of Hilliard's work is on display in the Jaffe-Friede Gallery through May 2, 2010.
Completing his trilogy, South, which includes previous books South Central and South East, Mark Steinmetz releases Greater Atlanta by Nazraeli Press. Widely praised, Greater Atlanta was nominated as one of the best books of 2009 by Photo-Eye book critics, right after Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, Expanded Edition.
Terry Evans invited for a major retrospective show in 2012 by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO.
Mark Steinmetz's new book Greater Atlanta, his third with Nazraeli Press, will be released in Fall 2009. The Yale Art Gallery recently acquired a group of Steinmetz's works from the edition for their collection.
The work of Terry Evans is currently featured in Picturing Modernity: The Photography Collection, an ongoing exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.