Aperture Gallery Presents:
Invasion 68 Prague
Photographs by Josef Koudelka
This unprecedented exhibition, coproduced with Magnum, and coinciding with the publication of the Aperture book of the same title, presents Josef Koudelka's remarkable body of work taken during the Soviet-led invasion of Prague in 1968 that brought to an end the short-lived political freedom in Czechoslovakia that came to be known as the Prague Spring. The show will feature large-scale prints, including many images that have never been seen before. Opening on the same day from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Pace/Mac Gill Gallery (32 East 57th Street) is a companion show presenting vintage and recent prints of some of Koudelka’s most iconic images from this work.
Opening Reception with the Artist:
Thursday, September 4, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Exhibition on View:
Friday, September 5, 2008 – Thursday, October 30, 2008
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
(between 10th and 11th Avenue)
New York, NY
Games of Consequence
Photographs by Polixeni Papapetrou
Australian photographer Polixeni Papapetrou’s exhibition, Games of Consequence, is opening at Foley Gallery. Her series, Haunted Country, featured in Aperture magazine (Issue 184, Fall 2006) and in Aperture’s limited-edition prints program, presents staged images of lost children in her country’s bush inspired by her own childhood experience of being lost in the woods on a summer school holiday. In Games of Consequences, Papapetrou continues this trajectory, considering the landscape as a medium in which she can explore ideas about the contemporary social landscape of childhood.
547 W 27th Street, 5th floor
New York, NY 10001
MAK Center Presents: Polaris by Katie Grinnan
Part One of Three-part Exhibition Series Locus Remix. Three Contemporary Positions Opening Reception: Thursday, September 4, 7 - 9 pm
Exhibition Dates: September 5 - October 26, 2008
This marks Michel Chelbin’s debut exhibition at Andrea Meislin Gallery, featuring work from her first, and recently released publication Strangely Familiar: Acrobats, Athletes, and Other Traveling Troupes (Aperture, 2007). One of the art world’s rising stars, Chelbin’s portraits of small town performers in circuses and other traveling troupes from Eastern Europe, Russia, Israel and England, offer a glimpse into worlds that are both strange and familiar. The setting, costumes, and subjects may seem exotic, but Chelbin’s portraits look beyond to capture a transcendent sense of individual character.
Andrea Meislin Gallery
526 West 26th Street, Suite 214
New York, New York
Opening reception and book signing with the Artist: 6:00–8:00 p.m.
NICHOLAS SANTORE Is this concrete all around, or is it in my head?
SEPTEMBER 4 - SEPTEMBER 29 2008
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 7-10pm
451 fairfax ave, los angeles, ca 90036
open mon - fri 9-6, or by appointment
222gallery Los Angeles is pleased to present Is this concrete all around, or is it in my head?, a selection of paintings and drawings by Nicholas Santore. Through landscape, still life, and portraiture, Santore explores his experience of nostalgia while questioning and challenging traditional notions of beauty, taste, and aesthetics through his subject matter.
Santore received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, and his MFA from Yale University. His work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, New York, New Haven, Miami, San Francisco, Delaware, Boston, and now L.A.
September 4 - October 4, 2008 Opening reception: Thursday, September 4, 6-8pm
Morgan Lehman Gallery (New York, NY), in collaboration with Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects (Toronto, CANADA) is pleased to present Roadsides, an exhibition of new paintings by Canadian artist Mike Bayne . This is Bayne's solo debut in New York and represents the body of work that the artist has been working on over the last year.
As a staff photographer for Look magazine in 1968, Fusco was commissioned to document all the events surrounding the funeral of Robert F. Kennedy. On the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination, and Aperture’s release of Paul Fusco: RFK, the long-awaited follow-up to Paul Fusco’s acclaimed RFK Funeral Train, Danziger Projects is reopening an exhibition of this work. To celebrate the opening, Paul Fusco will be there to sign copies of his new monograph that includes seventy never-before-seen images, many selected from the untapped treasure trove of slides that comprise the Library of Congress’s Look Magazine Photograph Collection.
521 West 26th Street
New York, New York
Opening reception and book signing with the Artist:
September 4 - October 4, 2008 Opens September 4 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In Animus Botanica, three young artists explore themes of nature, narrative, and fantasy. On view September 4 through October 4, 2008, the work of Boyce Cummings, Christopher Reiger, and Amy Ross encompasses painting, drawing, and collage. The subject matter centers on flora, fauna, and the human form, as well as hybrid creatures, all of which are enthralling, and sometimes downright ominous. A fox emerges from the soft pink petals of a magnolia blossom, a Rubenesque female figure sports a bear’s head, a possum bears his teeth against an onslaught of bats, a lifeless bird hangs from string amongst a botanical rendering.
Found Gallery and Creative Commons are hosting the latest CC Salon LA on September 3 between 7:30PM-9:30PM. Joining us will be Xeni Jardin, Tech Culture Journalist and co-editor at Boing Boing, and Casey Caplowe, Creative Director of GOOD Magazine.
Both will discuss how CC, and ‘openness’ in general, has been employed in their respective undertakings, touching on the the successes they have had as well as obstacles they have had to overcome, specifically in regards to traditional and non-traditional journalism. Both will be available for Q&A after their presentations.
We are pleased to announce that the wonderful sounds of Vosotros will be heard at the Salon in between presenters, giving you yet another reason to attend!
Matthew B. Nelson, Hustler of Stitches, 36, Arlington, VA
22-year friend. Musician. Artist. Matt has been true blue his whole life. A creative force from a young age, I remember stage diving at his high school performances and later supporting his live concerts in legit Los Angeles night clubs. Fast forward another decade and I'm falling in love with his fabric art all over again. The folk inspiration. The human touch. Matt's creative output is full of feelings. Here's some of the tenderness. And lots of the soul.
How many careers have you had?
I have quit more jobs than any person ever. Student, mail room boy, musician, barista, INS employee, student, graphic designer.