This talk will examine the use of shadow, blur, graininess, and reflection in the work of the postwar photographers Robert Frank, William Klein, and Ralph Eugene Meatyard as a response to the rhetoric of Cold War containment. In contrast to the more comforting images in Edward Steichenâ€™s popular exhibit The Family of Man, which sought to downplay Cold War anxieties, the photographs of Frank, Klein, and Meatyard challenged viewer expectation by presenting human figures in varying states of disintegration and disappearance. The term â€˜subjectiveâ€™ has long been used to describe a return to personal and private concerns during the postwar years, but discussion has focused mainly on the subjectivity of the artist rather than the viewer. By challenging the sanctity of the human figure, Frank, Klein, and Meatyard force viewers to confront such difficult images and, in the process, re-examine the fears and anxieties that lay dormant during the tense years of the early Cold War.
Saturday, April 7, 7-10pm – Artisian Lounge, 500 NE 1st Avenue, Downtown Miami See Meg Pukel’s fine art photography exhibition featuring the work of Meg Pukel, Annie Y. Saldana, and Paula Urbano. Enjoy live music, food and drinks. Live Performance by Austin Flores, starting at 8:00pm. Free & Secure Parking on 5th Street in Christ […]
Friday, August 8, 7pm-10pm -Â Locust Projects,Â 3852 N. Miami Avenue, MiamiÂ Design District JoinÂ Locust Projects for The Cave of the Water Nymphs, a One Night Stand social event, featuring a special project by artist Christina Pettersson. Enjoy cocktails, the nautical tableau vivant photo booth and a DJ set. Become a Locust Projects member and your admission fee […]
Sunday, June 9, 11am-3pm – Gesamtkunstwerk Building, 2930 NW 7th Avenue, Miami Spinello Projects is delighted to announce the gallery’s re-opening in Allapattah, located at 2930 NW 7th Avenue, 33127, within the Gesamtkunstwerk Building. The inaugural exhibition, Within Time, will open on Sunday, June 9th, from 11am-3pm, with a special presentation of new works by […]