Dec
10
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception: "We"

Please join us for the opening reception of We, on Saturday 10 December, from six to eight pm.

At this time, We the People must ask ourselves one question: who are we? 

Although it might seem like a simple question, the answer may not come so easily. When the founding fathers penned “We the People,” they may have meant themselves, the white men in power, but We the People of today incorporates a much wider set of individuals. When We lives to juxtapose with the Other, just as it has in our current climate, photography’s unique power to democratize becomes a necessity. In our previous show HE, SHE, THEY, we explored the multifaceted ways gender, sexuality, and identity build ourselves and our surroundings. And so, expanding our notions of us, ROSEGALLERY presents We, a selection of photographs, paintings, and prints which strive to show the encompassing sense of We through our idiosyncrasies and connections.  

In the process of image making, a broadening sense of ourselves has expanded over time. To capture these changes, photography has served to document where we stand together and where we fail to meet. During the 1940s, Dorothea Lange traveled throughout the United States, illuminating the image of the many Others left to the side. Not so long after Lange, Kodachrome captured the post-war America which prided itself on a sense of unity through the sought-after American Dream. The vibrant early-color Kodachrome photographs of Guy Stricherz’s collection unveils an intimate view into this period of american middle-class prosperity that many still admire with a deep sense of nostalgia. Yet the bright nostalgia of these family photographs exists just as the divisiveness of segregation began to reveal itself — as caught in Charles Brittin’s protest photography of the 1960s. The effects of segregation has still not entirely diffused, and Eggleston’s black and white photographs from the American South during the 1960s to 1970s relay this fact, as if the black and white of his film echoes thesegregation of his surroundings. The dichotomies inherent in these compositions illustrate the We versus Other mentality of those times, which unfortunately still garners a pulse today. 

Yet the spaces in which we find ourselves between We and the Other can be most telling of who we truly are. Graciela Iturbide’s La Frontera captures moments at a place given heightened attention this year: the border between the United States and Mexico. When borders deepen, they engage with the mentality of We versus Them; so, when we share our broader spaces, we employ the inclusive sense of We. The way artists process their surroundings reveals how we share our spaces before reconfiguring them, and through our collected involvement in one place we collectively identify ourselves through a spatial unity. So, when we speak of “we,” we mean all.  Artists featured include: Diane ArbusRichard AvedonCharles BrittinBruce DavidsonWilliam EgglestonGraciela IturbideDorothea LangeWayne Lawrence and Guy Stricherz.

Also on view from 10 December, 2016 until 4 February, 2017, are the works of Jo Ann Callis, John Chiara, Richard Ehrlich, Robbert Flick, Steve Galloway, Todd Hido, Evelyn Hofer, Yoko Kanayama, Rinko Kawauchi, Ken Kitano, Jessica Lange, Summer Mann, and Rebeca Puga.  An opening reception will take place on 10 December from six to eight pm.

Our annual shop, Purveyors of Fine Objects, featuring crafts by Japanese artists along with limited edition books and works on paper, will open 10 December at ten am.

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Nov
10
Nov 13

Paris Photo 2016

  • Grand Palais
 
 

ROSEGALLERY is pleased to be returning to Paris Photo on 10 - 13 November, 2016.  The ROSEGALLERY booth will feature the renowned color works of William Eggleston, as well as the experimental works from contemporary artists, Dirk Braeckman, John Chiara and Elger Esser. A selection of vintage Jo Ann Callis prints will be on display as well.
Following the National Portrait Gallery of London’s exhibition of more than 100 works by William Eggleston, ROSEGALLERY will be exhibiting a selection of Eggleston’s distinguished dye transfer prints, “that are utterly unique and highly influential”, as stated by National Portrait Gallery director, Nicholas Cullinan.
Additionally, ROSEGALLERY will be showcasing the vanguard creations of Dirk Braeckman and John Chiara. As both photographers and craftsmen, Braeckman and Chiara reveal the art of pre and post-production manipulation through unconventional analogue techniques. 

PARIS PHOTO
10 - 13 November, 2016
Grand Palais
3 Avenue du Général Eisenhower,
75008 Paris, France

ROSEGALLERY Booth: C11

Apr
30
Aug 13

Opening Reception: DIRK BRAECKMAN

ROSEGALLERY is pleased to present Dirk Braeckman’s premiere west coast, solo exhibition, on view from 30 April 2016 through 13 August 2016. The reception for the artist is Saturday, 30 April 2016, from six to eight pm.

First experimenting with photography in the 1980’s, Dirk Braeckman’s work has evolved into a singular form that evokes minds of sensual ambiguity and intimate solitude.  Through the use of black and white, analogue photography and dark lab techniques, the artist develops a relationship between what is photographed and post-production manipulation. This relationship allows for the found, often commonplace subject…a row of curtains, an empty doorway or a woman’s crossed legs…to arrest attention and command a space that is ordinarily unobserved.

Mar
19
12:00 pm12:00

Nancy Burson on View at ROSEGALLERY - 19 March, 2016

ROSEGALLERY is pleased to present Nancy Burson’s timely new work: What if He were: Black-Asian-Hispanic-Middle Eastern-Indian.  The large scale five-part image will be on view along with related earlier works and a one minute video.  The installation compliments the ongoing Tomoko Sawada exhibition

Feb
20
Apr 9

Opening Reception: Facial Signature by Tomoko Sawada

ROSEGALLERY is pleased to present Facial Signature by renowned Japanese artist, Tomoko Sawada. This exhibition will be on view from 20 February 2016 through 9 April 2016.  The reception for the artist is on Saturday, 20 February, 2016 from six to eight pm.

Oct
11
Jan 31

Manfred Müller Featured in ESMoA's "Experience 19: TOUCH"

  • El Segundo Museum of Art

The magic of the LA art scene over the last four decades: portraits of artists in their studios by photographer Jim McHugh and a selection of original artworks by Manfred Müller and other featured artists. The exhibition is curated by Edward Goldman, Host of KCRW’s Art Talk.

Experience 19: TOUCH October 11 until January 31, 2016

EXPO CHICAGO
Sep
17
Sep 20

EXPO CHICAGO

  • Navy Pier

EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, has announced the list of premier galleries that will exhibit September 17–20, 2015. For the full press release, please visit here.

ROSEGALLERY is proud to feature works by:
Jo Ann Callis
John Chiara
Elger Esser
Steve Galloway
Melinda Gibson
Ken Graves
Summer Mann
Shaun McCracken
Manfred Müller

You will find ROSEGALLERY in Booth 335.

Photo London
May
21
May 24

Photo London

  • Somerset House

Photo London
21-24 May, 2015
Somerset House, G-38
Strand
London WC2R1LA

Photo London is a unique photography event. It will feature a major international photography fair for up to 70 of the world’s leading photography galleries together with an innovative public programme supported by the LUMA Foundation. The public programme will open up new audiences for photography, showcase emerging talent and promote the concept of photography as an asset class.

Photo London will showcase the broad range of photographic practice – from vintage to contemporary. Photo London is produced by Candlestar, an internationally renowned cultural consultancy with an outstanding reputation within the field of photography and the arts. Candlestar produces the Prix Pictet on behalf of the Pictet Group.

Apr
16
Apr 19

The AIPAD Photography Show

  • Park Avenue Armory

The AIPAD Photography Show
16-19 April, 2015
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue

New York City, New York 10065

Celebrating its 35th year in 2015, The AIPAD Photography Show New York will be held in Manhattan’s Upper East Side at the Park Avenue Armory. With more than 80 of the world’s leading photography art galleries exhibiting, the Show commences with an exclusive preview of the Show floor during the Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, 15 April.