We’re delighted to begin the new year with a two-person exhibition, showcasing the photographs of Max de Esteban and Doug Fogelson. The exhibition will open with a reception on Wednesday, January 9, 6:00–8:00pm.
Exhibition Dates: January 10 – March 9, 2019.
The exhibition runs concurrently with the prestigious European touring exhibition, Bauhaus und die Fotographie—the key exhibition presented across three venues in Germany, to celebrate 100 years of the Bauhaus. Fogelson and Esteban, are two of the ten contemporary photographers curated into the exhibition—including artworks by historical figures including Laszlo Maholy-Nagy—and considered to be exemplars of a new vision in contemporary art. For the exhibition in New York, the gallery brings together a selection of some of the same artworks.
Doug Fogelson’s Forms and Records, explores the physicality and science of the photograph, through a formal exploration of objects, and their re-presentation as photograms. He works with objects that either have a link to the natural world, or with outmoded technology such as vinyl records and architectural forms. The exhibition includes 7 unique silver gelatin photograms and 6 color, limited edition prints made from color transparency photograms. The photograms are created through a series of carefully considered multiple exposures, with the color work incorporating additive color mixing, and blending of light.
Max de Esteban’s four-part series, Propositions, explores technology and its impact on human social engagement. Across the series, de Esteban meticulously constructs photo-assemblages, utilizing the very digital tools being critiqued. The exhibition includes work from Proposition Three: Touch Me Not, which superimposes cell phones, gameboys and other instruments of social engagement. Also presented, are lushly-colored, large-scale artworks from Proposition Four: Heads Will Roll, with which de Esteban merges and juxtaposes images, text and found objects—resulting in a cacophony of information that is at once dense with information yet visually legible.
Whilst the artists are individually concerned with different narratives, the aesthetics of their work meet via a shared visual concept, that is concerned with a reduction of three-dimensional objects into flattened graphic shapes and the dispensing of linear perspective inherent in Western art.
In addition to the opening reception, we’ll also be hosting the following events:
Curator’s Talk: Thursday, February 7th, 7:00–7:30pm; coinciding with the Dumbo 1st Thursday.
Collector’s Salon: Saturday, March 9th, 11:00am–2:00pm; RSVP required.