New York, NY, USA
Thursday, September 17, 2009–Saturday, November 28, 2009
Bonni Benrubi Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition,
GLOBETROTTING. Presenting new work by the gallery’s stable of
contemporary photographers alongside classic mid-century work, this
exhibition invites the viewer on a voyage around the world. Each
photographer’s work on view offers a unique perspective and approach
to age-old themes of travel, discovery and wanderlust.
Highlights include Doug Hall, a new gallery artist, who not only
photographs soaring urban landscapes and interior spaces from around
the world, but also reflects on tourists as they capture holiday
moments at well-known attractions such as Mount Rushmore. New color
work by Abelardo Morell brings the Italian landscape inside; infusing
physical context and enchantment into the interior spaces he
transforms into room-sized Camera Obscuras. Rena Bass Forman treks
into the depths of Greenland and Iceland to offer the viewer a rare
connection with the landscape in her large-scale sepia-toned prints,
while Laura McPhee explores the decaying opulence of colonial period
mansions in India. In Africa, photo documentarian Simon Norfolk
examines the plight of refugees with images that transcend simple
political or social interpretation, while Hiroshi Watanabe delves deep
into the insular culture of North Korea. Also presented here is new
work from Paris and Seattle by Matthew Pillsbury, who continues to
address themes of movement and transience through his long exposure
technique, increasingly in the public sphere of cosmopolitan spaces.
Also included among others in the exhibition is the work of Karine
Laval in Scandinavia, Fredric Roberts in Burma, and Jeffrey Milstein,
who captures the stark mechanical beauty of airplanes just after
takeoff, plus an array of earlier material from established masters
such as Georges Dambier and Louis Stettner.
The artists in GLOBETROTTING have been exhibited extensively here and
abroad; most have published monographs and are included in major
public and private collections.
Concurrently with GLOBETROTTING, a collection of 20th century globes
from the early 1900ʼs until 1980 will be on view at the gallery.