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Earth Now   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, Subhankar Banerjee, Bremner Benedict, Michael P. Berman, Joann Brennan, Christine Chin, Dornith Doherty, Chris Enos, Terry Evans, Greg Mac Gregor, Daniel Handal, Robert Glenn Ketchum, Mark Klett, Beth Lilly, David Maisel, Victor Masayesva Jr., Richard Misrach, Brad Moore, Matthew Moore, Patrick Nagatani, Bill Owens, Eliot Porter, Brook Reynolds, Laurel Schultz, Christina Seely, Sharon Stewart, Carlan Tapp, Brad Temkin, Sonja Thomsen, Robert Toedter, Phil Underdown at New Mexico Museum of Art April 8th, 2011 - October 9th, 2011
Posted 4/3/11
      Almost since its invention, photography has played an important role in shaping how we understand the American landscape.  This exhibition of nearly one hundred photographs opens with a small suite of prints by the famous landscape photographers Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter, examining how they used their works of art in the service of environmental causes. The example they set provoked a range of strong responses by younger photographers, especially in the context of a... [more]
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Life in Space: Staging Identity   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Group Exhibition, Ando Hiroshige, Lynn Lennon, Bill Owens, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Cindy Sherman, Florence Volk, Geoff Winningham at Dallas Museum of Art March 6th, 2009 - May 20th, 2009
Posted 4/19/09
represents the second iteration of the Dallas Museum of Art’s intern exhibition program. As I had a hand in organizing the project, what follows is not a review as much as an explication of one conceptual thread that underlies this particular group of works. Though one commonality between the works on display prompts the exhibition’s title—namely, the sense of a relationship between cultural space and identity construction in the instance of each—another compelling point rests... [more]
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Social Commentary in a Snapshot   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Diane Arbus, Lewis Baltz, Harry Callahan, Paul Caponigro, Larry Clark, Joe Deal, Tom Drysdale, Mary Ellen Mark, Walker Evans, Louis Faurer, Larry Fink, Robert Frank, Leonard Freed, Lee Friedlander, Ralph Gibson, Bruce Gilden, John Gossage, Ken Graves, Charles Harbutt, Kenneth Josephson, William Klein, Les Krims, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Ray K. Metzker, Duane Michals, Bill Owens, Jeffrey K. Silverthorne, Arthur Tress, Jerry Uelsmann, Burk Uzzle, Joel-Peter Witkin at Bibliothèque nationale de France - François-Mitterrand October 29th, 2008 - January 25th, 2009
Posted 11/17/08
showcases 320 works by major photographers from the seventies, presenting to a French audience the liberal, raunchy and sometimes shocking American culture from this era. The so-called “choc/shock” begins with one room devoted to the “pioneers,” whose socially committed photographs reveals raw, unsophisticated edges of American culture during the 1930s. There, Walker Evans’ influential photographs of the American Depression dating from 1936 are organized in a set of six, including the... [more]
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Portraits and Mass Culture   Pick-button-f22fa879042524f5c7b8d2278b2983b8
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Yasser Aggour, Jennifer Dalton, Vitaly Komar, Sherrie Levine, Ligorano, Paul McCarthy, Bill Owens, Reese, Muntadas and Reese, Julia Wachtel, Karen Yama at carriage trade February 28th, 2008 - March 30th, 2008
Posted 3/16/08
is the inaugural show of the Soho space Carriage Trade, and as such embodies the gallery’s mission to celebrate and contextualize socially engaging work of established and lesser-known artists, while presenting a timely reflection on the state of our culture. This exhibition explores the manner in which public figures are disproportionately deified by mass media. It links the methods the media employs in order to imbue an individual with a sense of authority and reliability, namely by... [more]
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