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Nicholas Nixon

20120625203011-winogrand Beach and Beach   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Harry Callahan, Mitch Epstein, Nicholas Nixon, Aaron Siskind, Massimo Vitali, Garry Winogrand at Corcoran Gallery of Art June 9th, 2012 - October 14th, 2012
Posted 6/25/12

I grew up in Miami in the 1980s. “Beach” has a very distinct meaning for me: body oil, potato chips, neon smears of zinc oxide. Basically, a hazy public square veneered with general tackiness. Apparently, however, there are other kinds of beaches: isolated and clean; rocky and Soviet; grassy and suited to an Edith Wharton-style romance (white linen, straw hats, picnic baskets devoid of Pringles). All are on display, in works that represent more than 100 years of photographic processes and represen... [more]

20100809095540-new_topographics_shore Old New Topographics   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
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Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, Nicholas Nixon, John Schott, Stephen Shore, Henry Wessel at SFMOMA - San Francisco Museum of Modern Art July 17th, 2010 - October 3rd, 2010
Posted 8/9/10

In his review of New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape as exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (October 25, 2009 – January 10, 2010), Tyler Green notes “The exhibition is a missed opportunity. The partial re-presentation of an important, 34-year-old show is curatorial rote recitation, a blown chance to present and re-contextualize the most important American art of the 1970s.”[1] He goes on to suggest that the exhibit was a wasted chance to “re-historici... [more]

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