Category: Portfolios & Galleries

Rich Wade : Draw A Squared Circle

This body of work looks at the world of independent professional wrestling, an extreme type of physical story telling that mixes soap opera storylines with choreographed stage fighting. Events shown range from small shows in bars and clubs to large-scale productions in arenas. A portion of the project looks at death match wrestling: an ultra-violent form of the sport where wrestlers perform brutal blood laden matches with weapons. These contests feature barbed wire bats, thumbtacks, fluorescent light tubes, and flaming tables. Much like ancient human sacrifices, wrestling has always economised a desire within people to view and enjoy the suffering of others. While making this body of work I was interested in using photography to deconstruct the performance and spectacle of wrestling. I want the work to hint at wrestling itself as a performance of the political and ideological divisions that are prevalent in contemporary American politics.

Link:
https://loeildelaphotographie.com/en/rich-wade-draw-a-squared-circle-pp/

The Legacy of Issei Suda (1940-2019) : Human Memory

Miyako Yoshinaga presents The Legacy of ISSEI SUDA (1940-2019): Human Memory, the first posthumous exhibition in the United States of renowned Japanese photographer Issei Suda who passed away in early 2019. This is the gallery’s second exhibition of the artist, following the 2014 exhibition “Life in Flower: 1971-1979.”

Link:
https://loeildelaphotographie.com/en/the-legacy-of-issei-suda-1940-2019-human-memory-gg/

Kenneth Josephson

Gitterman Gallery presents an exhibition of photographic work by Kenneth Josephson from 1960 to 1980 that invites overlapping dialogues on a variety of concepts. He explores the complex relationship of image and object, photographic truth and illusion, time, spatial perspective, even the history of photography itself. Josephson challenges our perceptions and invites us to consider different perspectives, while maintaining a strong sense of humor and wonder that makes his work both accessible and distinctive.

Link:
https://loeildelaphotographie.com/en/kenneth-josephson-kk/