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New York : Marvin E. Newman, Sequentially Sought


Sequentially Sought presents groupings of Marvin E. Newman’s work in six different series that explore street subjects in rhythmic riff and repetition. With a keen eye for the quirkiness of the urban environment, Newman conveys both pathos and humor in his compositions. He chooses his subjects deliberately, shooting sequences of related events, locations, movements, or objects. Focusing on both the sameness of theme and the subtle difference in each frame, his still work inspires narrative and communicates with an illusion of movement.

Among the subject matter on view are denizens of the winter boardwalk in Brooklyn, men lying on park benches in summer, relentless ocean waves, mannequin heads in Chicago storefronts, and men in suits spot lit with sun shadows. In addition to his street work, Newman worked for major magazines including Life and Newsweek. The exhibition includes a dizzying overhead shot of the New York Stock Exchange, made for a spread about Wall Street in Esquire magazine in 1957.

The exhibition will also include a short film made by Newman with Yasuhiro Ishimoto.

In 1951, Newman collaborated with Yasuhiro Ishimoto, a fellow photographer and student from the Institute of Design in Chicago, on a seven-minute short documentary film, The Church on Maxwell Street, which focused on the African-American community in Chicago. Both photographers were drawn to the action and excitement of Maxwell Street, famous for its street musicians and known as the birthplace of Chicago Blues. The exhibition includes a rare public showing of the film.

Marvin E. Newman, Sequentially Sought
From December 17th, 2015 to January 30th, 2016
Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406
10022 New York
United States

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