The Everson presents the monumental steel sculptures of British artist Tim Scott along with recent ceramic sculptures from his House of Clay series. The large-scale sculptures made of painted steel and acrylic sheeting were created in the late 1960s, a time when painters and sculptors alike celebrated color as form and subject. While studying to be an architect at the Architectural Association in London (1954-59), Scott was also enrolled in classes at the St. Martin’s School of Art, where he worked with the well-known sculptor Anthony Caro. He was also exposed to the work of David Smith and other prominent sculptors of the time whose creative processes involved construction and assemblage rather than traditional methods such as modeling or molding. Scott, along with Philip King, William Tucker and Isaac Witkin, became identified with a group of emerging sculptors in Britain known as the “New Generation.”

Everson Museum of Art 30.01.2010 - 11.04.2010

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Richard Avedon revolutionized fashion photography in the post-World War II era with his spirited, imaginative images of the modern woman. This spectacular exhibition will feature more than 160 works – including edition and vintage prints, contact sheets, and original magazines – created during Avedon’s long career at Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, The New Yorker, and beyond.
The exhibition was organized by the International Center of Photography with the cooperation of The Richard Avedon Foundation, New York; Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; and Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York. This exhibition and its catalogue were made possible with a major lead grant from the Henry Luce Foundation. Additional support was received from the ICP Exhibitions Committee, National Endowment for the Arts, Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Harper's Bazaar, and other generous corporate, foundation, and individual donors.Local presentation of this exhibition is made possible in part through the generosity of William and Sarah Ross Soter, Gilbert and Ann Maurer, Starbucks Coffee Company, and The Photography Committee of the Norton Museum of Art.

Norton Museum of Art 09.02.2010 - 09.05.2010

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Ansel Adams will offer new insights into the photographer’s greatest works, by bringing the vast holdings of the Center for Creative Photography’s Ansel Adams Archive to light. The exhibition – featuring 120 photographs and dozens of archival documents including video footage, original correspondence, photographic equipment, proof prints, alternate views, negatives, and portraits of the photographer – allows for a richer understanding of Adams’s beloved photographs.

The exhibition is organized around six aspects of Adams’s career.
A Time: Early Work
His early work includes intimate-scaled Pictorialist prints made very early in Adams’s photographic practice, including works from his first portfolio, Parmelian Prints of the High Sierras (1927). A key piece in the Center’s Adams archive is his very first photo album (1916) made following his first visit to Yosemite, on family vacation. This album will be presented in a digitized version that allows visitors to see it in its entirety. A range of Monolith: The Face of Half Dome (1927) prints, on a variety of papers, will demonstrate how the choice of materials impact the appearance of an iconic image.
A Place: American Southwest
His work in the American Southwest, visitors will see photographs made throughout Adams’s long career, including pictures of New Mexican Indians from the late 1920s, Canyon de Chelly, 1941, San Xavier del Bac, 1951, Aspens, New Mexico, 1958, and a number of views of the Grand Canyon. Adams’s masterpiece Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941 will be presented along with the negative, Adams’s printing notes, his dodging tools, and an alternate print that demonstrates the dramatic range of interpretations the photographer applied to this famous work. Visitors will also be able to see an original Timothy O’Sullivan photograph of the Canyon de Chelly’s White House Ruins that inspired Adams to rephotograph the site in 1941.
A Medium:
ColorAn examination of Adams’s color practice will feature a range of images originally made as color film transparencies. Many of these works, initially made for commercial assignments, appeared only as color reproductions. Now, with new digital printing techniques, it is possible to present color prints that replicate the vibrancy and luminosity of Adams’s original transparencies. This section will address what color meant in Adams’s career, show examples of his color photography, and demonstrate the dramatic changes in color printing technology, contrasting Adams’s original transparencies, color prints made by the artist, and new prints made under the supervision of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. A special focus on Adams’s work for Arizona Highways will be presented.
A Theme:
Environment Adams’s lifelong concern for the environment will be explored through his work in the National Parks. Many of Adams’s most dramatic, awe-inspiring views of the wilderness landscape were made as part of an extended project to photograph America’s national parks, from Alaska’s Mount Denali to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Adams’s desire to share these photographs with a wide audience meant that he presented the works in a range of ways, including a portfolio and a book, both of which will be on view. Throughout his career, Adams offered an affordable series of original prints in Yosemite Valley, called Special Edition Prints, examples of which can also be seen in the exhibition.
Adams’s body of work is richly populated with architectural views, from early works made on commission to personal studies of ghost towns. These images, that combine the landscape Adams is known for, with the built environment, allow us to explore an unexpected theme. In the 1940s, Adams photographed Alfred Stieglitz and his New York City gallery, An American Place, with the thought of publishing the works as a book. This group will be presented together along with Adams’s writings about his ideas for the project.
A Role:
TeachingAdams’s work as a teacher included publishing instructional manuals – the first, Making a Photograph, in 1935 – as well as a long-standing series of workshops, which began in 1940. Adams also taught at the San Francisco Art Institute and helped codify a method for negative and print exposure, called the Zone System, which is still taught today. Course descriptions, film footage, and photographs of the participants help suggest the experience of Adams’s workshops, while examples of several of Adams’s how-to books demonstrate his dedication to sharing his knowledge of the medium.
The exhibition is organized by the Center for Creative Photography and Phoenix Art Museum.

Phoenix Art Museum 31.01.2010 - 06.06.2010

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See more than 100 photographs in the first major exhibition of street photography from this era in nearly 20 years. Refuting the common claim that photojournalism was the only significant photographic activity at the time, Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography, 1940–1959 uncovers a crucial time in American art, when global media was in its adolescence and photography was just beginning to gain recognition in the art world. The exhibition focuses on the work of six photographers (Lisette Model, Louis Faurer, Ted Croner, Saul Leiter, William Klein, and Robert Frank) who broke the rules of conventional photography to create emotionally engaging photographs.

Milwaukee Art Museum 30.01.2010 - 25.04.2010

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