Etherton Gallery will offer an exceptional selection of post-war
American photography at The AIPAD Photography Show, April 10-13, 2014.
Highlights of Etherton’s booth will include a unique, vintage gelatin silver print by Danny Lyon, Chicago, Uptown, printed in 1970 by the Magnum lab and inscribed by Lyon in 1975, with the phrase, “I borrowed a Rollieflex from Hugh Edwards and fit paradise into a square.” In the early 1960s, photographer and filmmaker, Danny Lyon pioneered a new form of documentary photography known as “The New Journalism,” in which the photographer immersed himself in the lives of his subjects. In 1965, Lyon documented a tough neighborhood in Chicago known as
“Uptown,” home to the recent flood of migrants from Appalachia and the deep South. Lyon’s mentor, Hugh Edwards, was Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute of Chicago from 1959-1970 and the first person to offer a one man show to Robert Frank and Duane Michaels, and Lyon himself. An admirer of Walker Evans, Edwards encouraged Lyon to pursue a more reticent style of picture making, writing that what set Lyon’s work apart was that he presented his “subject without getting between it and the camera.”
Etherton is bringing a wide range of work by influential American photographers from Frederick Sommer’s iconoclastic images of the Arizona desert which deny the eye a place to rest, to a stunning 1960s print of Ansel Adams’ image, Moonrise over Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941 which invites the eye to move slowly through the clearly identified zones of the picture. During 1968-1969, Danny Lyon documented the razing of lower Manhattan to make way for the World Trade Center, in the series,The Destruction of Lower Manhattan, giving the pictures a preternatural resonance in a post 9-11 world. Richard Misrach’s eerie 70s’ images of the desert at night, made using strobe lighting and split toning, which elevated the light and dark tones of his subject while introducing a copper hue in the background, prefigure the
themes of his ongoing series, Desert Cantos. The Night Desert prints are scarce, because in 1978 Agfa reduced the silver content of its photographic papers, rendering Misrach unable to complete the work as intended. Finally, Etherton Gallery has two classic Garry Winogrand photographs, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1957 and Central Park Zoo, New York City, 1964.
For more information about Etherton Gallery, please contact Daphne Srinivasan,Hannah Glasston or Terry Etherton at 520.624.7370 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in downtown Tucson, Arizona, Etherton Gallery has been a destination for photography collectors since 1981. Known for its extensive inventory of 19th, 20th century and contemporary fine art photography and museum quality exhibitions,Etherton Gallery has earned a reputation as the premier fine art photography gallery in the Southwest. The gallery participates in several fine art photography fairs and has long-standing relationships with museums, corporations and private collectors around the world.
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