Tuesday, May 20, 2014

New Artist: Stephen Wilkes

We are excited to introduce a new artist to our roster: Stephen Wilkes!
Day to Night, America's Cup SF 2013, digital C-print, 20 x 51 inches
Renowned photographer, Stephen Wilkes has been exhibiting in museums and galleries around the world, and has often been featured in major publications, such as Vanity Fair, Time, and the New York Times.

Wilkes first gained major recognition for his stunning yet eerie photographs of abandoned areas of Ellis Island, a project that eventually led to $6 million donations for the restoration of part of the island.

His latest work is getting serious international acclaim. Day to Night is a series of epic cityscapes, that show the transitions throughout the day in one photograph. These striking photographs are made from shooting from one camera angle over 15 hours, and then they are all digitally blended into one remarkable photo. The large-format series was just recently shown at the 2014 Association of International Photography Dealers at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.

Here is a feature story clip from CBS Sunday Morning:

And just a couple examples of recent press:

About the Artist:
Educated at Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Wilkes has been exhibiting internationally and has work in the permanent collections of the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Dow Jones Collection, Griffin Museum of Photography, the Jewish Museum of New York, Library of Congress, and numerous others. His awards include the Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography, Photographer of the Year from Adweek Magazine, Fine Art Photographer of the Year 2004 Lucie Award, and the Epson Creativity Award. He has done advertising campaigns for such companies as American Express, Nike, Sony, Rolex, Ogilvy & Mather, and PepsiCo. His monograph, Ellis Island:Ghosts of Freedom, was named one of Time Magazine's 5 Best Photography Books of the Year in 2006.

Day to Night, View from the Savoy, London 2013, digital C-print, 30 x 41 inches

Day to Night, Wrigley Field 2013, digital C-print, 36 x 51 1/2 inches

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Idelle Weber in "Pop Go the Women"

We  are so excited about this latest doc from BBC Two - The Culture Show:

Pop Go the Women: The Other Story of Pop Art 

Pop Art almost always conjures up images of Campbell's soup and Ben-Day dots, but there were artists besides Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein that were just as involved with the movement, though they are largely-forgotten. Perhaps not surprising, these artists in the background were women - including Idelle Weber. While the boys were making it big, the girls struggled to gain the same recognition and fame. Art critic and documentary film maker Alastair Sooke sought to shed some light on the missing portions of Pop Art. The documentary also includes artists Pauline Boty, Marisol, Rosalyn Drexler, Letty Lou Eisenhauer, and Jann Haworth.

Unfortunately, streaming is only available in the UK, but here's a clip:

A prolific and extremely talented artist, Idelle Weber was born in 1932 in Chicago, Illinois. Just a few of the institutions that exhibited Weber's work are the Bertha Schaefer Gallery in New York, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, the National Gallery of American Art, and the National Academy of Design. In 2011, Seductive Subversion: Women Pop Artists, 1958–1968, featured Weber along with other important female artists. Sid Sachs developed the book and exhibition for the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, and it went on to be presented at the Brooklyn Museum with the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art.

Weber is known for her silhouette paintings, as Dr. Sue Tate jokingly explains in the film, "she was doing Mad Men before Mad Men was, wasn't she?"

Here a few images of Weber's work!

Lever Building I, 1970

Cigarettes in the Office, 1964

Law Man, 1963

Livingston Street, 1964

Contact the gallery for more information!