Expanding Horizons: Nontraditional Approaches to Photography
Oct 2 - Nov 18
Artist Talk: JL Modern Photography
Saturday, October 12, 11 am
In partnership with JL Modern Photography, featuring works by Kimiko Yoshida, Bernard Faucon and Stephen Wilkes.
Yoshida’s self portraits revolve around feminine identity and the transformative power of art. Yoshida received the International Photography Award in 2005, for her self-portraits. She continues to exhibit worldwide, and her work is found in the permanent collections of such museums as the Fine Arts Museum of Houston, the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris. She is also a recipient of the International Photography Award.
Born in Southern France in 1950, Faucon is not only a conceptual photographer but also a poet and philosophical writer. He attended Sorbonne University in Paris until 1973, receiving a degree in philosophy. The highly influential art dealer Leo Castelli was the first to introduce Faucon’s work in the United States followed by his soaring popularity in Asia. He has had over 200 solo exhibitions featuring his contemporary fine art and published several books. Faucon’s work is included in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Maison Européenne de la Photographie among many others.
Since opening his studio in New York City in 1983, photographer Stephen Wilkes has built an unprecedented body of work and a reputation as one of America’s most iconic photographers, widely recognized for his fine art, editorial and commercial work. His photographs are included in the collections of the George Eastman Museum, James A. Michener Art Museum, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Dow Jones Collection, Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, Jewish Museum of NY, Library of Congress, Snite Museum of Art, The Historic New Orleans Collection, Museum of the City of New York, 9/11 Memorial Museum and numerous private collections. His editorial work has appeared in, and on the covers of, leading publications such as the New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Time, Fortune, National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, and many others.