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We are pleased to announce our next online viewing room featuring Will Adler's "Marquees".  On "view" through July 12, 2...
06/30/2020

We are pleased to announce our next online viewing room featuring Will Adler's "Marquees". On "view" through July 12, 2020. Below is a selection from the press release.

Please click here for viewing room: https://www.danzigergallery.com/exhibitions/will-adler2/selected-works?view=thumbnails

Will Adler is a 36 year old west coast photographer known primarily for his distinctive take on the surf world, but with a range that extends to many other areas. Over the last two months, he has been photographing the various marquee texts that have been posted on Southern California schools in and around Santa Barbara. Well aware of the tragic losses and the heroism of health care workers, Adler’s photographs take a different path to illustrate one of the many different aspects of life changed by the pandemic.

Will Adler and the gallery will donate all proceeds from any “Marquee” sales to the BET + United Way Covid-19 Relief Fund. With Covid-19 disproportionately affecting African-Americans, this fund supports relief efforts in communities that have been most severely impacted by the pandemic.

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FARRAH KARAPETIAN (Farrah Karapetian)"VIEWING ROOM" JUNE 1- JUNE 14, 2020For our fourth online “Viewing Room” we are ple...
06/01/2020

FARRAH KARAPETIAN (Farrah Karapetian)

"VIEWING ROOM" JUNE 1- JUNE 14, 2020

For our fourth online “Viewing Room” we are pleased to present a contrapuntal exhibition of two bodies of work by the Los Angeles based artist Farrah Karapetian.

Prior to last week we were only going to show Karapetian’s new photograms of flowers, but following the death of George Floyd, her 2018 series of inverted and upside down flags along with her overlaid teleprompter texts seem not only timely but necessary viewing.

Since 2002, Karapetian has been exploring the boundaries of the photogram with works that are both personal and political ranging from the relationship of army veterans to the spaces they invade to abstracted still lives of musicians and musical instruments. The texts in her flag pictures come from signs she has read at demonstrations: “When injustice becomes law resistance becomes duty”; “Keep your laws of my body”; and “Demilitarize the police”. Juxtaposing these texts with the form of the teleprompter and American flag, the work begs the question: what if politicians shared the people's voice?

Karapetian's 14 x 11 inch floral photograms were made last month while sheltering in place during the Covid crisis. A cross between the classical photo-based images of Anna Atkins and the dynamic action painting of Jackson Pollock, Karapetian’s flowers are unique works made from multiple layers and completed by the throwing and dripping of chemistry (developer/fixer/water) onto the color paper. Speaking to Karapetian last week she described the work as about her need for beauty and relief.

While her processes are poetic and experimental, they derive from the world around us, whether healing forms from the natural world or demands from the people. As Karapetian said, "You can't make this stuff up."

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In our next online Viewing Room of Covid postponed shows, we’re presenting a selection of George Lange’s photographs of ...
05/18/2020
- George Lange - Exhibitions - Danziger Gallery

In our next online Viewing Room of Covid postponed shows, we’re presenting a selection of George Lange’s photographs of Francesca Woodman taken when they were students and friends at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). A visual dialog between two remarkably talented young photographers, Lange’s photographs of Woodman are both a celebration of youthful creativity and a premonition of the importance Woodman’s pictures would have in their exploration of self-portraiture, female subjectivity, and the expressive power of photography.

Please go here to see the exhibition: https://www.danzigergallery.com/exhibitions/george-lange/selected-works?view=thumbnails

Since its founding in 1990, the Danziger Gallery has established itself as one of the leading photography venues in the world, known for the originality and diversity of its programming, its representation of established photographers, and the influence of its new discoveries. The gallery was the fi...

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Joining the list of shows that the Covid crisis has caused to be postponed is our first show of workby the Japanese phot...
05/05/2020
- Risaku Suzuki - Exhibitions - Danziger Gallery

Joining the list of shows that the Covid crisis has caused to be postponed is our first show of work
by the Japanese photographer Risaku Suzuki.

To see the exhibition please click here: https://www.danzigergallery.com/exhibitions/risaku-suzuki

Born in 1963 in Wakayama Prefecture, Risaku Suzuki currently lives and works in Tokyo. One of Japan’s most prominent photographers, he has been working for over 30 years presenting quintessential Japanese subjects – in particular cherry blossoms, a subject he has published two
books on - in a manner that is at once timeless and refreshingly new. Suzuki’s “Sakura” (the Japanese word for cherry blossoms) are more than pretty pictures. Each individual image is a play between sky and flower, positive and negative space, line and form - as well as a
contemplation of nature and an appreciation of the preciousness of every moment.

Since its founding in 1990, the Danziger Gallery has established itself as one of the leading photography venues in the world, known for the originality and diversity of its programming, its representation of established photographers, and the influence of its new discoveries. The gallery was the fi...

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For our first Online Viewing Room, we are pleased to present the work of Paul Cupido which we were planning to debut at ...
04/16/2020
- Paul Cupido - Exhibitions - Danziger Gallery

For our first Online Viewing Room, we are pleased to present the work of Paul Cupido which we were planning to debut at Paris Photo New York in association with Bildhalle Gallery, Zürich.

On view through April 30 on our website:

You can see the viewing room here: https://www.danzigergallery.com/exhibitions/paul-cupido2

Since its founding in 1990, the Danziger Gallery has established itself as one of the leading photography venues in the world, known for the originality and diversity of its programming, its representation of established photographers, and the influence of its new discoveries. The gallery was the fi...

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Join us TONIGHT for the opening of Senta Simond. 6:00-8:00pm at 980 Madison Ave, Suite 305.
01/23/2020

Join us TONIGHT for the opening of Senta Simond. 6:00-8:00pm at 980 Madison Ave, Suite 305.

Danziger Gallery is pleased to announce the first American exhibition of work by the young Swiss photographer Senta Simo...
01/16/2020

Danziger Gallery is pleased to announce the first American exhibition of work by the young Swiss photographer Senta Simond.

Simond's work focuses on an intimate approach to the female body and portraiture. Sensual as opposed to sexual, collaborative as opposed to voyeuristic, by turns the photographer elicits affection, boredom, reflection, peace, and laughter in her subjects.

Join us for opening night next Thursday, January 23rd at 980 Madison Ave. Suite 305, 6:00- 8:00pm.

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POSEDSEYDOU KEÏTA, DANA LIXENBERG,SUSAN MEISELAS, IRVING PENNNOVEMBER 23, 2019 – JANUARY 18, 2020The exhibition “Posed” ...
11/19/2019

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SEYDOU KEÏTA, DANA LIXENBERG,
SUSAN MEISELAS, IRVING PENN
NOVEMBER 23, 2019 – JANUARY 18, 2020

The exhibition “Posed” looks at four photographers –Seydou Keïta, Dana Lixenberg, Susan Meiselas, and Irving Penn - who posed their subjects in uniquely personal and artful ways. The decisions for any photographer when making a posed portrait are myriad - they can be conceptual or instinctive, formal or reactive – but the success of the picture is always more about mastery of the medium than the luck of the moment.

A good photographic portrait is not just a picture of the sitter but a window into the thought process and psyche of the photographer, as the work of these four artists attests.

To see all the images in the show, visit https://www.danzigergallery.com/exhibitions/posed

SEYDOU KEÏTA

Seydou Keïta lived in Bamako, Mali, where he ran a successful portrait studio from the 1950s to early ‘60s taking pictures of local individuals and families. Essentially self-taught, Keïta developed his trademark style photographing his sitters in daylight against a variety of backdrops from plain drapes to vibrant African pattern. Some customers brought in items they wanted to be photographed with but Keïta also had a selection of accessories and clothing at his subject’s disposal. No matter the situation Keïta had a natural gift and a refined aesthetic that made his portraits true and distinctive works of art.

Unknown to the West for most of his career, Keïta was “rediscovered” by westerners in the early ‘90’s when the African Art collector Jean Pigozzi sent his curator André Magnin to Bamako to try to contact and meet Keïta who until then had only been known in the west as “Unknown Photographer”! Magnin returned with 921 negatives and arranged for a printer in Paris to make the first archival prints of the images under Keïta’s supervision.

The most remarkable aspect of Keïta’s portraits is that although he saw himself as a tradesman - a local professional portrait photographer who would have taken hundreds if not thousands of portraits, he seems rarely to have employed the same poses or positions for his subjects. Today, we recognize that he was a great and instinctive artist. And although we cannot witness an actual session, by studying Keïta’s photographs we seem to see a moment where, aided by the photographer and their familiarity with the setting, the sitters relax into their own comfort zone. Most posed photographic portraits do not project an air of happiness – that is not their intent. But in Keïta’s work more often than not the subjects seem joyful and relaxed. If this were Keïta’s only contribution to photography that would be enough but in addition to that each portrait is rich and sympathetic observation of a distinct individual.

DANA LIXENBERG

Dana Lixenberg began her two decade long project “Imperial Courts” in 1992, the year Los Angeles was gripped by riots and civil unrest following the brutal beating of Rodney King. Lixenberg was among the first journalists who came to Los Angeles to cover the riots and their aftermath, commissioned by a Dutch magazine to do a story about efforts to rebuild the area.

One year after her first pictures were published, Lixenberg returned to South Central Los Angeles and, after meeting Crips gang leader Tony Bogard, ended up at Imperial Courts, a public housing project in Watts. She wanted to create an alternative to what she saw as the one-dimensional and sensationalized reporting in the media by starting a photographic portrait series picturing the residents of the kind of low income housing that exemplified the ramifications of institutionalized racism. To this end Lixenbeg chose to shoot with a large-format camera and black and white film, preferring the slower, more deliberate photographic process. The project turned out to be a long-term undertaking with Lixenberg returning to Imperial Courts many times over the course of 22 years.

In Lixenberg’s words, the drama in portrait photography comes largely from the "small gestures, the rich texture of skin, body language and the way a person positions herself". It is therefore hardly surprising that her portraits seem so insightful. Often, her subjects' concentrated, fixed gaze conveys a quiet self-confidence, courage and steadfastness; small details reveal a trace of vulnerability. Lixenberg took all of her photographs outdoors so that the reading of her portraits was not influenced or defined by their private environments.

In 2017 Lixenberg was named the winner of the prestigious Deutsche Börse Photography Prize for her “Imperial Courts” opus with the judges noting: “Lixenberg’s work is simultaneously understated and emphatic, reflecting a cool sobriety, which allows her subjects to own the gaze and their contexts without sentimentality or grandiosity.”

SUSAN MEISELAS

In Susan Meiselas’ 2 ¼” square format portraits of strippers from her celebrated body of work “Carnival Strippers” we have the unique opportunity to see how a photographer moves between reportage and formal portraiture.

From 1972 to 1975, Susan Meiselas spent her summers photographing and interviewing women who performed striptease at small town carnivals around New England. Covering the story on many levels, Meiselas taped their stories and shot their daily routine “reportage” style using a 35mm Leica camera. However, at one point in her immersive coverage of the women, Meiselas switched cameras to shoot larger format more formal portraits of the women. After recording them in action before and after the shows, the posed 2 ¼” square portraits gave each woman a more distinct persona and greater authorship of their identity.

With the canvas and stretchers of the tents as a backdrop. Meiselas let the women pose themselves as they wanted to be portrayed. True performers, they arranged themselves in a variety of poses, each with their own individual hand and arm gestures. As most portrait painters will tell you, arranging the hands is one of the most difficult parts of painting a portrait but in Meiselas’ group of portraits, seen together the hand and arm gestures present a symphony of flowing lines – each a pose as unique as the individual who made it.

IRVING PENN

Of the four photographers in this show, Irving Penn’s “Corner Portraits” are the most rigorously formal. In 1948, Penn began making portraits in a tight corner space made of two studio flats pushed together, the floor covered with a piece of old carpeting. As Penn noted, “a very rich series of pictures resulted. This confinement, surprisingly seemed to comfort people, soothing them. The walls were a surface to lean on or push against. For me the picture possibilities were interesting: limiting the subjects’ movement seemed to relieve me of part of the problem of holding on to them.”

Penn’s subjects constituted a wide spectrum of celebrated figures of the era. In addition to the 6 pictures we are showing Penn photographed the Duchess of Windsor, Joe Louis, Duke Ellington, and Truman Capote and many others, but Penn was never over-awed. For Penn it seems that the subjects were less important than the picture.

Penn had already begun to use the studio as an environment in which the viewer is allowed to see the electrical cables, edges of backdrops, and the photographic detritus randomly scattered along the floor. This particular series, however, used the concept of a sharper-than-90º corner in which the subjects were forced to position themselves into Penn’s geometry. Some are wedged in, some lean against the flats for support, others make the corner their stage. But Penn’ simple construct - as he clearly hoped - reveals much of the character and personality of each sitter.

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Petra Cortrightmiss Venezuel missing persons **repeatedly, 2019Digital painting on anodized aluminum59 x 59 inches
10/09/2019

Petra Cortright
miss Venezuel missing persons **repeatedly, 2019
Digital painting on anodized aluminum
59 x 59 inches

Petra Cortright2-SEXY “american psyco”_b*witched naked_dos.exe, 2019Digital painting on anodized aluminum44 x 72 inches
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Petra Cortright
2-SEXY “american psyco”_b*witched naked_dos.exe, 2019
Digital painting on anodized aluminum
44 x 72 inches

Opening our fall season in our new location at 980 Madison Avenue, Danziger Gallery presents the show “Cali Style” – fea...
09/05/2019

Opening our fall season in our new location at 980 Madison Avenue, Danziger Gallery presents the show “Cali Style” – featuring the work of Barry McGee, Ed Templeton, Nick Fouquet, and Will Adler. A look at four Californian creative artists with varied backgrounds - a street artist, a skate boarder, a hat maker, and a surf photographer – the show embraces the maverick spirit of the west coast and the originality and diversity of its creative expression.

On view through October 5th at 980 Madison Avenue Suite 305.

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Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 this July, Danziger Gallery is pleased to exhibit a selection of works fro...
07/19/2019

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 this July, Danziger Gallery is pleased to exhibit a selection of works from FULL MOON, gallery artist Michael Light’s seminal and celebrated 1999 NASA archival edit that has defined lunar photography ever since. Digging into 33,000 images made by the astronauts on the Apollo and Gemini missions of the 1960s and early 70’s, Light selected pictures with an unprecedented sense of photographic history, creating a single journey to the moon and back that highlights the moon as much as a place unto itself, as an event.

On view through August 23rd, 2019

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Evelyn Hofer in 3 Parts: Portraits, Landscapes, Still Lives now on view through May 18th at 980 Madison Ave. Suite 301.
04/12/2019

Evelyn Hofer in 3 Parts: Portraits, Landscapes, Still Lives now on view through May 18th at 980 Madison Ave. Suite 301.

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What a nice opening! The guest from Vienna was impressed :-)