Laura McPhee : The Home and the World, a View of CalcuttaBenrubi Gallery is pleased to announce Laura McPhee’s The Home and the World: a View of Calcutta, the artist’s fifth solo show with the gallery, and her first since the gallery relocated to Chelsea in January of this year.
McPhee’s images are less an overview of this city of 15 million than a few frank glimpses into its complex, often conflicted soul. The frame is for the most part contained and classic. The smallness of the photographed spaces imparts a sense of intimacy even as the formality of the compositions renders them slightly aloof. This tension permeates the show: in the war of attrition between nature and the built environment (vines shrouding statues and columns, stones sieving rusty earth, clouds saturated with smoke and exhaust); in the eclectic mix of culture and class (Hindu and Mosle...
This exhibition will explore the breadth and global diversity of contemporary photographic portraiture since 2000, highlighting recent acquisitions to the museum's permanent collection.
About Face will include works by twenty-nine artists from the United States, England, Canada, France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Iran and South Africa. Though each of these photographers approaches portrait-making differently, certain thematic threads resonate throughout the show, including questions of racial, cultural, ethnic, class and gender identity; the relationship between individuals and typologies; the way photographic processes themselves inform meaning; the relevance of historical precedents to contemporary practice; and the impact of media stereotypes on self-presentation. Considered collectively, the works in About Fa...
Group exhibition : GLOBETROTTINGBonni Benrubi Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition, GLOBETROTTING. Presenting new work by the gallery’s stable of contemporary photographers alongside classic mid-century work, this exhibition invites the viewer on a voyage around the world. Each photographer’s work on view offers a unique perspective and approach to age-old themes of travel, discovery and wanderlust.
Highlights include Doug Hall, a new gallery artist, who not only photographs soaring urban landscapes and interior spaces from around the world, but also reflects on tourists as they enjoy holiday moments at well-known attractions such as the Pantheon. New color work by Abelardo Morell brings the Italian landscape inside; infusing physical context and enchantment into the interior spaces he transforms into room-sized Camera Obscu...