Aperture Gallery - Aperture Gallery Past Exhibitions
An internationally renowned American painter, printmaker, and photographer, Chuck Close’s work has radically changed the definition of modern portraiture. A Couple of Ways of Doing Something presents a stunning collection of portraits by Chuck Close of his influential circle of artist colleagues who have made regular appearances in his paintings over the years.
Lola Alvarez Bravo (1903–1993) is widely recognized as Mexico’s first woman photographer. The exhibition at Aperture Gallery, which is curated by Elizabeth Ferrer, a New York–based independent curator and writer specializing in Mexican and Latino art, features fifty-five vintage photographs spanning Alvarez Bravo’s entire career and is the first major representation of her work in over a decade.
William Christenberry Photographs, 1961–2005 is a survey of the artist’s poetic documentation of the southern vernacular landscape and architecture that surrounded him growing up. The exhibition, which comprises fifty vintage photographic works and one sculpture––coupling never-before-seen photographs with images that are now iconic––reveals how the history, the very story of place, is at the heart of Christenberry’s project.
What are young photographers up to at the outset of the twenty-first century? How do they see the world? How much do they respect, build on, or reject tradition? Are they busy in the darkroom or the computer lab—or both? reGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow sets out to discover answers to these intriguing questions, previewing the work of fifty photographers.
Landscapes without Memory photographs by Joan Fontcuberta and Parallel Memories photographs by Bruno RosierWednesday, January 11, 2006–Thursday, March 30, 2006
One of Spain’s most prominent artists, Joan Fontcuberta is best-known for his exploration of the intersection between art, science, and illusion. In Landscapes without Memory, an exhibition of forty large-scale works made between 2002 and 2005, Fontcuberta harnesses a piece of landscape-rendering computer software designed for the military, which creates photo-realistic three-dimensional models based on two-dimensional sources. For his Landscapes of Landscapes series, the focus of the Aperture exhibition, Fontcuberta feeds the software images of famous paintings and photographs by Turner, Cézanne, Rothko, and Carleton E. Watkins, among others, forcing the program to interpret the landscape masterworks as “real.” The…