Preview: Subject: Contact, Bruce Davidson, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

In Gallery on May 8, 2019 at 8:17 pm
Brooklyn Gang, Bruce Davidson

Brooklyn Gang, Bruce Davidson

Straight from one of the most idyllic eras of American history, Bruce Davidson’s unfiltered works from the 50s and 60s are on display at Howard Greenberg Gallery.

BRUCE DAVIDSON, SUBJECT: CONTACT will present contact sheets in context with vintage prints from four seminal projects from the 1950s and ‘60s—Circus, Brooklyn Gang, Time of Change, and East 100th Street —illustrating Davidson’s connection to some of the 20th century’s most important social, cultural, and political moments. The exhibition will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from May 2 through June 15, with an opening reception attended by the artist to be held on Thursday, May 2 from 6-8 p.m.

Poetic and profound, powerful and tender, Davidson’s work derives its strength from the unique and long-lasting relationships he developed with his subjects, first gaining their trust, then allowing them to open up to him and his camera, before documenting their lives. “I stand to the side respectfully until I am invited in,” Davidson has said. “There is a lot of patience and stillness in the making of a photograph.”

Providing a rare glimpse into the photographer’s immersive process, Davidson’s contact sheets from each series will be presented together with a selection of related vintage prints, allowing viewers to see the connection between images in sequence as a work in progress and how the photographer made his final selections.

The exhibit opened on May 2nd and will be up for public viewing until June 15th, 2019.

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

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