In Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on February 14, 2013 at 3:03 pm
Kenneth Josephson, Gitterman Gallery
Courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
In the past month, we had the opportunity to visit the new locations for Robert Mann Gallery and the Gitterman Gallery (well, last spring RM moved).
Tom Gitterman has a great location in the Fuller building on 57th along side some other notable photography and art galleries. Robert Mann has very nice “rustic modern” new digs a block from his former location in Chelsea.
Take time to visit soon …
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In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 23, 2011 at 1:23 pm
John Mack, “Tijuana, Baja, California”
In his first exhibition at the Robert Mann Gallery, John Mack provides the viewer his acute observations from his Mexico travels.
In this land of extremes, Mack’s photographs assess the legacy of indigenous, mestizo and Spanish cultural heritages and identities. An urban view foregrounds a centuries-old colonial church, flanked by International Style high rises. While such subjects point to the network of global economies and information that modern Mexico is a part of, elsewhere Mack’s lens focuses on the particularly local context, seemingly unaffected by the wider world. The ongoing importance of religion is conspicuous, manifest in the many icons of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the appreciation for devotional ceremonies. Such images are constructively opposed to the economic importance of an ongoing tourist presence or the enduring archeological sites of the Toltec, Aztec and Mayas. A striking image of a makeshift basketball hoop in front of a dilapidated church, a wispy cloud floating by, seems to speak of earthly immanence, spiritual transcendence and spectral ephemerality as modes of being which we as humans must somehow strive to negotiate.
Now through July 1
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In Black and White Photography, Books, Gallerist on January 3, 2011 at 4:43 pm
Michael Kenna and Robert Mann
We had a very nice time seeing the great Michael Kenna again, at the always hospitable Robert Mann Gallery in Chelsea on a blustery pre- Christmas night.
The purpose was a book signing by Michael for his impressive new book “Huangshan”.
For a period of three years, Kenna photographed Huangshan, a range of mountains in Anhui, China, historic for being a source of artistic inspiration for Chinese painters and poets. Kenna offers a beautiful examination, capturing Huangshan’s seemingly infinite range of pine trees and the quiet intervention of its mountain peaks and surrounding mist. The book’s selection of 46 photographs embodies Kenna’s masterful ability to reinterpret iconic sites with his pensive and quietly romantic aesthetic.
For more information on the book and past exhibits: Robert Mann Gallery
In Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 11, 2010 at 8:44 am
Michael Kenna – “Ponte dei Sospiri”
There is still time to see the excellent Robert Mann Gallery exhibit of Michael Kenna’s “Venezia” (through March 13 in NYC).
The beautifully rendered prints capture the timelessness of Venice in Kenna’s signature style of low light, long exposures. The elegant images are heavy in atmosphere and moody use of light and shadow. As you move through the gallery, the sequencing of the prints allows for multiple visual discoveries and unique viewer experiences.
Whether photographing gondolas, topiaries or water cooling towers, Michael Kenna brings an elegance to bear that never fails to impress the viewer.
The exhibit reconfirms Kenna’s place in the leadership of contemporary photographic fine art today.
His photographs simultaneously capture the decadence and decay of the palazzos and esplanades that line the canals. Gondolas rise and fall with the tide, the brackish water eating away at the mooring posts that punctuate many of the images. Kenna’s long exposures, some times lasting several hours during the darkest hours of the night, smooth over the surfaces of the canals, further emphasizing their street-like function in this floating city. With typically meticulous prints, Kenna distills Venice to its iconic, elemental characteristics of water and light.
Our congratulations to the Robert Mann Gallery on the presentation and success of this exhibit.
For more information: Robert Mann Gallery