Man & Woman #20, 1960, © Eikoh Hosoe, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery
EXHIBITION: Eikoh Hosoe, Howard Greenberg Gallery, 41 East 57 Street, Suite 1406, March 19 – May 2, 2015
Howard Greenberg Gallery presents this small but potent collection of silver gelatin prints by Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe, renowned for his charged and evocative images that explore the human psyche, the body, and intimate relationships.
EXHIBITION: Fred W. McDarrah: The Artist’s World, Steven Kasher Gallery, 515 West 26th Street, April 24 – June 6, 2015
Steven Kasher Gallery presents this collection of more than 150 prints by the late photographer Fred W. McDarrah, shot during his time in the 1950s working as a doorman at The Club, an association of artists who met first in Greenwich Village and later to St. Marks Place and Mercer Street for festivities, talks, readings, and seminars. Many of the images on view were published in 1961 as part of the artist’s phenomenal book The Artist’s World in Pictures. Throughout his prolific career, McDarrah would chronicle the rise of Pop Art and the emergence of a generation of feminist artists.
EXHIBITION: City Limit, The Journal Gallery, 106 North 1st Street, Brooklyn, March 19 – May 3, 2015
Colin Snapp curates this group exhibition of artists who examine through their own lens the meanings of increasing commercialization and its effects on urban and suburban environments.
Keith Smith, Untitled Self Portrait, 1972, © Keith Smith, Courtesy Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York
EXHIBITION: Keith Smith: The Fabric Works, 1964-1980, Bruce Silverstein, 535 West 24th Street, April 23 – June 6, 2015
Artist Keith Smith unveils his early works on light-sensitive fabric. Here, he often combines multiple frames on one quilted sheet of fabric, expanding and experimenting with the genres of portraiture, self-portraiture and nudes.
EXHIBITION: Uruma Takezawa: Land, Foto-Care Gallery, 43 West 22nd Street, April 21 – May 5, 2015
Photographer Uruma Takezawa showcases a series of images made during his 1,021 day journey around the world, stopping off in 103 countries and four continents. Here, he explores the rich diversity of cultures and landscapes, with an emphasis on locations in which people have maintained strong ties to nature and the earth.
Marjolijn de Wit, “Untitled (MDW023)”, 2014, courtesy of Asya Geisberg Gallery
EXHIBITION: Marjolijn de Wit: Pots Are Not People, Asya Geisberg Gallery, 537b West 23rd Street, April 23 – May 23, 2015
Artist Marjolijn de Wit marries the practice of photography and sculpture with this innovative collection of collage-based artworks. Here, she employs ceramic materials that have been photo-printed in an exploration of history and nature. Hand-made ceramic pieces are integrated into found landscape photographs to produce evocative yet ambiguous archeological forms of our modern era.
EXHIBITION: From the Archives of Bert Stern, Staley-Wise Gallery, 560 Broadway, April 24 – June 20, 2015
Staley-Wise Gallery returns to the vast collection of photographer Bert Stern to compile this exhibition of images by the famed fashion photographer, including his iconic nudes of era-defining starlets Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy, and more.
Untitled 465, 2015, © Emi Anrakuji, Courtesy MIYAKO YOSHINAGA, New York
EXHIBITION: Emi Anrakuji: 1800 Millimètre, Miyako Yoshinaga, 547 West 27th Street, 2nd Floor, Apr 23 – May 30, 2015
Artist Emi Anrakuji showcases a body of color and black and white images that confront the human body and the inevitability of its mortality, a subject that first attracted her attention during extended hospital stays in her early adulthood. Here, she takes the work of poet Shiki Masaoka and his essays “Sickbed of 1800mm” as a point of departure.
EXHIBITION: Jerome Liebling: Brooklyn and Other Boroughs, 1946 – 1996, Steven Kasher Gallery, 515 West 26th Street, April 24 – June 6, 2015
This exhibition brings together 50 images shot over a period of 50 years by photographer Jerome Liebling in New York, spanning Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn. In addition to many accomplishments throughout his career, Liebling was a member of the Photo League, a New York City-based collective of artists dedicated to exploring every last and forgotten corner of the city they called home.
EXHIBITION: Hank Willis Thomas: Unbranded: A Century of White Women, 1915 – 2015, Jack Shainman Gallery, 513 West 20th Street, April 10 – May 23, 2015
Following his acclaimed Unbranded: Reflections in Black by Corporate America 1968-2008, artist Hank Willis Thomas takes a closer look at the ways in which advertising executives and consumers have shaped and reshaped notions of ideal femininity and womanhood. By removing text from vintage and modern advertisements, he leaves only the unsettling illustrations and photographs of women used to market the products we consume.