Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave HeathFrom a crowd gathered in Central Park to solitary figures lost in thought, Dave Heath’s images conjure feelings of alienation and a desire for human connection. Multitude, Solitude highlights the photographer’s black-and-white pictures of the 1950s and 1960s, an intense period of self-discovery and innovation for the artist. During these pivotal years, Heath developed groundbreaking approaches to narrative and image sequence, producing exquisite individual prints, handmade book maquettes, his poetic masterwork, A Dialogue with Solitude, and multimedia slide presentations. His sensitive explorations of loss, pain, love, and hope reveal Heath to be one of the most original photographers of those decades.
New York City, 1962
by Dave Heath
(The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri: Gi...
Exhibition: « Dave Heath »New York – Embodying the pure essence of black-and-white photography, Dave Heath’s masterful work from the 1950s and ’60s will be exhibited at Howard Greenberg Gallery from September 10 – October 24, 2015. The show is concurrent with the traveling exhibition Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, September 19, 2015 – February 21, 2016. A new book of the same title by Keith F. Davis and Michael Torosian will be published in October 2015 by the Hall Family Foundation/Nelson-Atkins Museum/Yale University Press. The exhibition will open with a reception on September 9 from 6 - 8 p.m.
Dave Heath, New York City, 1958-59
Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1958-59, 7 x 8 5/8 inches © Dave Heath, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery
« Dave Heath » & « Brassaï and Henry Miller’s Paris » exhibitions at Howard Greenberg GalleryDave Heath
Dave Heath captures intimate moments of alienation, beauty, fear, and suffering. Born in Philadelphia in 1931, his emotionally charged work stems in part from his own personal experiences as an orphan and American combat soldier in the Korean War. On view will be a selection of work from the 1950s and ‘60s. Concurrently, a traveling exhibition Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath will be on view at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, September 19, 2015 – February 21, 2016. A new book of the same title by Keith F. Davis and Michael Torosian will be published in October 2015 by Hall Family Foundation/Nelson-Atkins Museum/Yale University Press. Heath’s work is in the collections of major museums including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Exposition : SubwayThrough the use of historical and contemporary photographs, we celebrate the ingenuity and culture of subways. Since the late 19th Century, cities have turned to tunnelling to transport their ever growing mass. Efficient, claustrophobic, worn down and constantly updated, for many city dwellers subways are a necessary part of their daily lives. Transporting oneself underground seems both otherworldly and commonplace; it is a place where solitude is often felt strongly.
© Ewing Galloway - Subway construction, N-Y (1932)
This exhibition features work by unknown photographers hired to document the building of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Co. in New York. Their work is surrounded by photographs taken by a number of known photographers. This theme of construction is complimented by Vid Ingelevics’ photograph...
Exposition : New-York Staff Picks IVNew York – Staff Picks IV, an exhibition of photographs selected by the staff of Howard Greenberg Gallery, will be on view at the Gallery from December 11, 2014, through January 24, 2015.
An eclectic selection of images chosen by the entire gallery staff will include more than 80 well-known and little-known works by Bruce Davidson, Walker Evans, Louis Faurer, William Gedney, Bedrich Grunzweig, Dave Heath, Consuelo Kanaga, James Karales, Saul Leiter, Leon Levinstein, Joel Meyerowitz, Marvin Newman, Ruth Orkin, W. Eugene Smith, Iwao Yamawaki, Weegee, and many others.
Anonymous, Interior of Modern Steel Subway Car used on the IND Division, Early 1950
Howard Greenberg Gallery has an expansive and diverse inventory, with well over 30,000 photographs. The Gallery staff, comprised of 17 individuals with...
Howard Greenberg Gallery presents the exhibition « The Image Gallery Redux: 1959-1962 »
New York –In 1959, in a small storefront on East 10th Street in New York City, a photographer named Larry Siegel opened a gallery dedicated exclusively to photography. The Image Gallery, open until 1962, showed the work of leading photographers including Rudy Burckhardt, Sid Grossman, Saul Leiter, Duane Michals, and Garry Winogrand, becoming one of the models for exhibiting photography as an art form. Howard Greenberg Gallery will present « The Image Gallery Redux: 1959-1962 » from January 9 – February 15, 2014. The exhibition will feature the work of 21 photographers whose work was shown at that legendary gallery. An opening reception will be held on January 9 from 6-8 p.m.
« In those days, photographic prints were not well known, » Larry Siegel notes. « People would walk...