ROSEGALLERY in collaboration with Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY, and the Motion Picture & Television Fund is pleased to announce the exhibition of photographs by actress and photographer Jessica Lange. The exhibition focuses on the artist’s images taken over the past sixteen years during her travels in the United States, Mexico, Romania, Scandinavia, and many other locations.
Ms. Lange was initially drawn to photography, as a medium to document her loved ones. She has since expanded her practice to encompass a broader perspective. Shooting close to home and in distant lands, the images are unmistakably cinematic and intimate ranging from a couple lounging on the grass, a close up of a bear pawing at his cage, a performer and her dog in a Mexican circus, to the silhouette of a man facing the sea. Light and the momentary drama of everyday experience seem to be the true substances in her work. Her photographs capture the subtleties and solitude of everyday moments printed in exquisite black and white.
Jessica Lange has always had a connection to photography. In 1967, she was awarded a scholarship to study photography at the University of Minnesota. Feeling unsettled, she left for Paris in the middle of her first semester of her education. In France, Lange found herself surrounded by artists and photographers, among them Robert Frank and Danny Lyon. At the time, she self-consciously felt that she didn’t have the same drive or passion for the medium as her peers. She only reconnected with her passion in the early 1990’s when she received a Leica camera as a gift, from her partner Sam Shepard. She has been shooting pictures ever since.
In 2008, Powerhouse books released her first monograph, 50 Photographs by Jessica Lange with an introduction by Patti Smith. Still upholding a rich, fulfilling, and ongoing acting and stage career the artist has indeed found a way to give her audiences an alternate art form in which to explore her vision.
A portion of the proceeds from the sales of the artist’s books and prints will benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund.
Jessica Lange: 50 Photographs, 1992-2008 will be on view from July 14 to September 12, 2009 at ROSEGALLERY.
The gallery is located in Bergamot Station Art Center, 2525 Michigan Avenue, G-5 Santa Monica, CA 90404.
Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5 pm and by appointment.
For more information, contact Jessica Kloville at 310.264.8440 or firstname.lastname@example.org.