The David Guiraud Gallery is pleased to announce, during the week of Paris Photo and until Christmas, the exhibition of the photographs of the contemporary artist Jefferson Hayman. This is the third exhibition of the artist in the gallery, he will present his latest works.
Jefferson Hayman is an American photographer whose work is characterized by delicate shots of characters, objects or landscapes. He develops his images in small formats iusing different ancient techniques, which he frames systematically in a setting that he creates himself or in an old setting.
The originality and quality of Jefferson Hayman’s work allow him to be quickly exhibited and collected in the United States and Europe. He is one of the few contemporary photographers in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.
Jefferson Hayman explores in his photographs the themes of nostalgia and shared memory. By minimalist work and the use of symbols, he tries to evoke in the spectator a personal and intimate feeling. His images are simple and sensitive and refer to the pictorialist movement in the printing techniques (film, platinum, cyanotype) and also to the modernist movement in the treatment of light and in the composition of images.
The photographs of Jefferson Hayman are also real objects, because of the frame always present and often created by the artist himself, or bought on a flea market. When Masao Yamamoto offers his small prints without mount, nor frame, Jefferson Hayman thinks of a particular frame for each of the pictures and as he also changes the format, each one of his works is unique.
The exhibition will present about thirty framed works. Most of the prints are made in 9 copies and are unique due to the size of the print and the frame that is an integral part of the work. The first format is about 10 x 10 cm for a price of 400 euros.
Jefferson Hayman, Things I Saw Without You
November 10 to December 22, 2018
David Guiraud Gallery
5, rue du Perche