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Born in the Bahamas, Dale Grant has spent most of his years living in Paris, New York, Amsterdam and Berlin. After graduating from university, he followed his heart and became a photographer specializing in fashion and portrait photography. Having worked for many years as a commercial photographer for magazines and fashion houses, Dale turned his focus to fine art photography.
For his fine art photography, flowers are his models of choice and they are for him an allegory for life. He says of the series: ''I find that as flowers begin to wither they finally show their unique beauty when their petals open fully and their vivid colors become more muted in tone. Beauty is seen in the fragility of flowers as the petals become translucent allowing light to shine through them adding texture and form to the photographic image. Flowers all begin life looking rather similar but it is at the moment when they begin to wither and eventually die that we witness their true individual beauty.''
Dale's work is collected by international collectors and has been shown in gallery exhibitions. His book ''Fading Beauty'' dedicated to his flower photography and published by Kerber Verlag is now available for sale.
Dale Grant | Fading Beauty
22,50 x 29,00 cm, 120 Seiten, 75 farbige Abbildungen
Texte Jörn Jacob Rohwer
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In 1975 Tom Bianchi moved from the American heartland to New York City, seeking a place in the cultural and sexual revolution that was unfolding among its blossoming young gay population. On summer weekends, Bianchi took his Polaroid SX – 70 camera to the Pines; those pictures became the 2013 book Fire Island Pines: Polaroids 1975–1983. Years later, we now get a first look at another extraordinary collection of Bianchi’s Polaroids, taken in his East 9th St apartment. Bianchi’s New York apartment was an intimate, track-lit den, a safe stage where he and his friends played out erotic night games. At once confronting limited notions of the self and reveling in the spirituality of physical bodies, Bianchi faithfully documented these sexual encounters, often turning the camera on himself. Playful, nostalgic and highly personal, New York City Polaroids is an essential companion book to Fire Island Pines and an important document of urban gay life.
Tom Bianchi has published 16 books of photographs, poems, and essays primarily covering the gay male experience. In 1990, St. Martin’s Press published Out of the Studio, Bianchi’s book of male nudes, frankly gay and affectionally connected. Fire Island Pines Polaroids 1975–1983 was honored by Time magazine’s list of the Best Photo Books of 2013. Published this year, 63 E 9th Street is available through Damiani Press.
Bianchi’s work has been shown in galleries and museums from Tokyo to Berlin and Cologne and throughout the US and Canada for over 30 years, including Jean Albano Gallery (Chicago); Milwaukee Art Institute; Fahey Klein Gallery (Los Angeles). In 1984, he was given his first solo museum exhibition at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. His semi-abstract large-scale constructions have been commissioned for a host of clients including IBM, Bank of America and Saks 5th Avenue. © // 6 files // show complete blog
Maureen Paley is pleased to present the ninth solo exhibition by Wolfgang Tillmans at the gallery. This exhibition focuses on Tillmans’ multifaceted approach to image-making, featuring new and previously unseen works from the mid 1980s to the present day.
In the ground floor gallery Tillmans presents a new multi-part work Old Street (parallax), 2019, made whilst circling the landmark East London roundabout. The work takes its title from the term used in astronomy to measure the distance from the earth to a star through the parallax angle. The angle is determined from the difference in the position of an object over a period of time from a given viewpoint. The work records the shifting of architectural layers from the inward, as well as outward-looking perspective of the orbit.
Also within the groundfloor gallery are new Greifbar works, created in the darkroom without negatives or a camera, but purely through the manipulation of light on paper. These Greifbar works mark a shift in the series by employing a new duo chromatic palette.
Tillmans began using photocopies in the late 1980s, understanding the possibilities they allowed him for making pictures and has since developed a uniquely inventive approach to the medium. Tillmans presents a grouping of photocopy works including unique colour, and black and white copies, as well as inkjet prints of enlarged photocopies. Prior to embracing the possibilities of the photocopy Tillmans worked with drawing and painting, examples of which are also on view, and represent some of the earliest examples of the artist’s works.© // 7 files // show complete blog