The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, the longest-running fine art photography fair now in its 42nd edition, opens on Friday, March 31, and runs through Sunday, April 2, 2023, at Center415 on Fifth Avenue and 38th Street. The roster of 44 galleries includes members of the prestigious Association of International Photography Art Dealers known as AIPAD, recognized as the world’s leading galleries of fine art photography, as well as an exceptional selection of emerging galleries new to AIPAD. Here are some of the highlights.
On view at Gitterman Gallery, New York, NY, are some of the most famous images from Roger Mayne’s seminal body of work on the streets of West London and similar working-class neighborhoods of Britain in the 1950s and early ’60s that made him one of the most important post-war British photographers. Mayne’s photographs evoke a particular moment in post-war Britain when hardships brought on by the war and rationing were still present. Mayne’s photographs reflect the positive community life in the streets that would soon be coming to an end with the rebuilding and modernization of many working-class neighborhoods. His images of these communities and the people — teddy boys, jiving girls and kids playing in the street — preserve the spirit of these neighborhoods. By 1959, Mayne’s images were so indicative of this period that Vogue used them to illustrate teenage styles. Colin MacInnes used one of his images on the cover of Absolute Beginners, a novel told in the first person by a teenage freelance photographer living in West London that commented on the youth culture of the time.
Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York, NY, will bring photographs by Alexey Titarenko, as well as Pentti Sammallahti, Jurek Wajdowicz, and Ann Rhoney. With a tenacious questioning of the camera’s ability to register the nuances of color as seen by the human eye, Rhoney has created works of art since the 1970s that marry the light of photography with the colors of painting. By applying transparent paint to the surface of the print, she fulfills photography’s promise of true luminosity, and reveals a dazzling spectrum of blues, pinks, and grays unattainable in traditional color photography. Rhoney’s obsessive pursuit of light and color has produced prints that are technically proficient as well as emotionally gripping.
Eberhard Schrammen and Toni von-Haken Schrammen, among the first artists to attend the Bauhaus, devised a creative adaptation of the photogram technique, using multiple stencils, cut-outs, fabrics and objects, to create illusionistic and whimsical images of everyday life. Their foto-grafiks, as they named their complex photograms, are unique to the photography of that era, and will be on view at Paul M. Hertzmann, Inc., San Francisco, CA.
Galerie Catherine et André Hug, Paris, France, will present a solo exhibition of Niv Rozenberg series “Summit.” Rozenberg challenges the way we look at architecture we have known and seen for years, and is able to take a simple object such as a skyscraper and entirely alter the way we look at it by enhancing its shape and beauty. Through his colorful architectural photographs, Niv questions our relationships with our surroundings. Using straight photography and digital manipulations, his work consists of isolating a façade and deconstructing it until only its form and color are left.
A solo booth dedicated to the award-winning work of Cig Harvey will be on view at Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY. Harvey’s magical images abundant with color, implied texture, and even scent, explore the five senses, bringing the viewer to the brink of saturation. In the artist’s words: “My pictures are an urgent call to live. A primal roar. Be here, now. Experience this. Feel this. They are an invitation to experience the natural world in an immersive way, to find and celebrate beauty in the everyday. I want people to see my work and seek more joy and appreciate and savor this day because tomorrow will be different. Time is the only currency.” Harvey has published four monographs, and her work is included in permanent collections of major institutions. She lives and works in rural Maine.
Paci Contemporary Gallery, Brescia/Porto Cervo, Italy, will exhibit works by a number of Brazilian artists. Iconic works by Mario Cravo Neto express a suspended and muffled dimension, where bodies and objects take on an intimate and mystical aspect. Miguel Rio Branco explores timeless themes associated with women, such as mystery, power, submission and sensuality.
Sit Down Gallery, Paris, France, will present the works of two photographers, Marco Lanza and Matt Wilson, who both question the passing of time, each in a very different way. While Wilson explores the dissolution of the American dream through the vast landscapes of United States, Lanza assembles studio and amateur portraits from the 1900s to the 1970s linking the images by a single narrative thread, revealing a new meaning.
SHOW DATES AND LOCATION
The Photography Show presented by AIPAD
March 30, VIP Opening Preview
March 31–April 2, 2023
Center415, 415 Fifth Avenue, between 37th and 38th Streets, New York City
For further details, visit www.aipad.com or contact [email protected]