TIME sat down with Bruce Davidson and discussed the tales of the teenagers he photographed for his series Brooklyn Gang.
"The art world too global for you? Each week, Interview highlights in pictures the shows you'd want to see—if you could jetset from one international hub to the next."
Josef Sudek, Last Rose, Man Ray, Glass Tears and a dress designed by Tracy Reese and worn by the First Lady in connection with the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, 2013 were notable pieces of artwork mentioned this week.
Jefferson Public Radio takes a look into Dorothea Lange's expansive work in and around the border of Northern California and Oregon.
"Even those well-versed in Dorothea Lange's photography usually aren't aware that Lange took over 800 documented photographs in JPR's listening area.
The neglect of these Northwest photographs is a pity,” writes Linda Gordon, Ph.D., in a 2009 article published in Oregon Historical Quarterly. Though Gordon—a professor of History at New York University who considers Portland, Oregon her hometown and author of the comprehensive biography Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits—refers to Lange’s Oregon photos as “second best” and argues that they “do not match the stunning achievement of her Depression best"
Jefferson Public Radio is a service of Southern Oregon University and NPR for Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Douglas, and Siskiyou, Shasta and Mendocino and Humboldt counties.
Read the full article on ijpr.org
Best of 2016: Our Top 10 Los Angeles Art Shows
These top 10 shows in no way capture a full overview of the art seen in LA this year, but they provide highlights of the rapidly developing artistic landscape of the city.
9: He/She/They at ROSEGALLERY
In 2015, “they” was nominated word of the year by the American Dialect Society, an indication, at least on the level of language, that American culture is making some moves away from the gender binary. The exhibition He/She/They took that shift to heart, organizing works dating from the early 1930s to the present from around the globe, with a focus on portraiture in the ever-changing medium of photography. The works either directly discussed the constructs of gender or dismantled them altogether. Katsumi Watanabe’s late ’60s portraits captured candid shots of people from Tokyo’s queer nightlife. Susan Meiselas documented carnival strippers during the early ’70s, at the same time the feminist movement was taking shape in the US. In his series Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera, Wayne Lawrence documented beachgoers at the Bronx’s only public beach. He/She/They brought a much-needed, refreshing look at gender. —Alicia Eler
Read the full top 10 list of Los Angeles Exhibitions on hyperallergic.com
The Colorful Life of the Commonplace
Sing the virtues and the scintillating color of vacuum cleaners, car trunks and back alleys, of everything and everywhere unprepossessing, generally unnoticed and unrelentingly commonplace, and you will have an ode by William Eggleston called “The Democratic Forest.” Through Saturday, the David Zwirner Gallery has on view a fine selection of more than 40 photographs, most not previously exhibited, culled from an unostentatiously autobiographical chronicle of Mr. Eggleston’s travels across America and parts of Europe from 1983 to ’86. The rest of this epic of the mundane — 1,000 images — can be seen in Steidl’s recent reissue of a 10-volume set of the same title.
The democracy Mr. Eggleston has in mind is the equivalence of all objects before the camera. As Shakespeare put it, “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” And photographers have long thought that what is ordinarily ignored is worth a look. And worth seeing, which takes more time, perception and talent. Perhaps the forest is what we do not see for the trees, the normally uninteresting beauties of everyday life in everyday places. This is how we live, among kitchen sinks and highways, water hoses and roadside stands, which, in these instances, are often rural, often Southern, familiarly human. Mr. Eggleston’s adroit compositions and vibrant light teasingly suggest that a larger story lurks within the minutiae of everyday existence.
For complete read please visit NYTimes.
"The common thread in Davidson’s career is undoubtedly his way of working over long stretches of time, of building relationships, and forging intimacy with his subjects."
Our current exhibition We was featured in BlouinArtInfo by Isabella Mason on 9 Dec.
"The exhibition presents a selection of photographs, paintings and prints that represent the encompassing sense of idiosyncrasies and connections in American society, underscoring the photography’s unique power in democracy, serving as the visual document of realities within. Continuing from the gallery’s previous show ‘He, She, They’, which explored through the multifaceted ways gender, sexuality, and identities are built in a society, this exhibition emphasizes on the diversity and differences in American demography, through the aspects of race, geography, and economy. Through photographs by artists like Dorothea Lange, Charles Brittin, Diane Arbus and others, the exhibition demonstrates the way people share their spaces before reconfiguring them, and through collected involvement in one place, ‘We’ collectively identify ourselves through a spatial unity."
Read on blouinartinfo.com
Explore a series of Video Interviews with artists Nobuyoshi Araki, Daido Moriyama, Rinko Kawauchi, Tomoko Sawada, Ishiuchi Miyako, Asako Narahashi and others in light of the exhibition "Japanese Photography from Postwar to Now" on SFMOMA online here: