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Artists Represented:
Nicolas Africano
Charles Biederman
Cass Bird
Edward Butynsky
Elliott Erwitt
Annie Leibovitz
Vera Lutter
Robert Mapplethorpe
Magnus Nilsson
Ruben Nusz
Gordon Parks
David Rathman
Nancy Rexroth
August Sander
Alec Soth
Paolo Ventura

 
Past Exhibitions

Music Box



January 30, 2021 - April 10, 2021
Weinstein Hammons Gallery is pleased to present Music Box, a historical group exhibition devoted to music and musical expression in celebration of our 25th year. Comprising works by more than 40 artists, the exhibition encompasses over nine decades of music, in photography and related media. Ever since the gallery began in 1996, it has periodically presented unique historical group shows with the aim of delving deeper into specific, interesting themes and times in history. Past exhibitions, for example, include The Fashion Show, works by women fashion photographers spanning over nine decades, The Pyramids: 150 Years of Photographic Fascination, and Rites of Assembly the first show dedicated to photographers who specialized in images of large groups of people. The inspiration for the current exhibition comes from August Sander’s famous Circus Artists, in which he captured seven circus artists in their most candid moments. Caught up in the intense expressions of the circus artists sitting around in a circle, a detail often overlooked is the record player that not only holds the photograph compositionally, but also characterizes the spirit of the era in which it was taken. Music Box seeks to visually explore this spirit and the timeless emotional response it brings. The works selected for the exhibition illustrate different facets of the long relationship between music and photography, traversing through such quiet moments as the photograph of John Lennon's lips and a still life of a disco ball, to the intense reaction of a crowd taking in a performance by Lil’ Bow Wow. Visually, the content varies from still lives and portraits of performing musicians to the people for whom they perform, through such disparate settings as recording studios, city streets, domestic spaces of performance, bar scenes, and concert venues. Throughout the exhibition the presence of music becomes extractible through one of the most realistic art forms: photography. Viewed all together, Music Box is an eclectic exhibition that aims to magnify the emotional ethos of music and photography. Included are works by Tom Arndt, Dawoud Bey, Bruce Davidson, Ed Van Der Elsken, Eliott Erwitt, Gail Albert Halaban, Erik Madigan Heck, Andre Kertesz, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe, Luis González Palma, Gordon Parks, Marcia Resnick, Nancy Rexroth, August Sander, Martin Schoeller, Sanlé Sory, Alec Soth, Mike and Doug Starn and Weegee, among many others, including unknown 20th century photographers.

Erik Madigan Heck

The Garden



October 15, 2020 - January 2, 2021
Weinstein Hammons Gallery is pleased to present Erik Madigan Heck’s new body of work, The Garden, an exhibition of 13 new photographs. The exhibition will be open by appointment starting October 15th. Drawing inspiration from Catholic iconography, landscape paintings, and color theory, The Garden depicts Heck’s family and the surrounding environs. Complementing the dreamlike aesthetic with colorful and lavish clothing, gestures of poignancy, and a verdant environment, The Garden captures the everyday life lived in beauty. These images are influenced by the ambient light of Edgar Degas, as well as the painting style of Les Nabis, a group of young French painters during the late 19th century. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication that will be published by Damiani this November. Erik Madigan Heck is an internationally acclaimed fashion photographer and artist working primarily in photography, painting, and film. His work explores the intersection of photography and painting, and his distinctive use of color pushes the limits of what a camera can capture. Heck is the recipient of the International Center of Photography’s Infinity Award, the FOAM Fotografiemuseum talent award, the Forbes' 30 under 30 award, and The Art Director’s Club Gold Medal for his Old Masters Portfolio published by The New York Times Magazine. In 2019 Heck had solo museum exhibitions at The Musée des Beaux-Art in Le Locle, Switzerland and The Multimedia Arts Museum in Moscow, Russia; public installations at The Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Paris Photo, Photo London, and Photo Shanghai; and relaunched Nomenus – a printed journal focusing on the intersection between photography and painting, where he collaborates with an array of artists and institutions. Heck is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, TIME, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and Harper's Bazaar, among many others.

Paolo Ventura

Quarantine Diary



July 10, 2020 - August 29, 2020
Weinstein Hammons Gallery is pleased to present Quarantine Diary, an exhibition of 18 new paintings by internationally renowned artist, Paolo Ventura. The exhibition will be on view by appointment starting July 10th. Originally based in Milan, Paolo Ventura found himself in Anghiari, Tuscany during the heat of the coronavirus pandemic to escape “the red zone”. Under serious lockdown restrictions and without his photographic equipment, Ventura started painting as a means of daily meditation. In contrast to Ventura’s previous work which draws inspiration from history, fiction and the imagined, Quarantine Diary is based on the details of everyday life and the present. The paintings in the exhibition include a portrait of his neighbor smoking a cigarette at her window, an effervescent vitamin c tablet dissolving in water, and a broken butterfly wing –– all reminders of the impermanence of this specific time. This exhibition, though an in-depth exploration of the artist's personal experience, speaks to the global experience of the quarantine and creates a collective permanent diary. Painted on brown wrapping paper with the artist’s limited supplies of acrylic paint, Ventura shows us the adaptability of art making. A book accompanying the exhibition Quarantine Diary is being published by Danilo Montanari Editore (Ravenna, 2020). Paolo Ventura studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan in the early 1990s. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Forma International Center for Photography, Milan; Museum of Contemporary Art of Roma (MACRO), Rome; The Hague Museum of Photography, The Hague; Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Rome and during the Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles. In 2012, he was selected to create a series of works for the Italian national pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale; he also received a commission from the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome. And recently Ventura was invited for a commission by the MART, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, Italy. Four monographs of Paolo Ventura's work have been published: War Souvenir (Contrasto, 2006), Winter Stories (Aperture and Contrasto, 2009), The Automaton (Peliti Asociati, 2011) and Lo Zuavo Scomparso (Punctum Press, 2012). A retrospective show of Ventura’s work Carousel is scheduled to open at CAMERA Centro Italiano per la Fotografia in September 2020.

Gordon Parks

I Am You



July 10, 2020 - August 29, 2020
There is something about both of us that goes deeper than blood or black and white. It is our common search for a better life, a better world. I march now over the same ground you once marched. I fight for the same things you fight for. My children’s needs are the same as your children’s. I too am America. America is me. It gave me the only life I know – so I must share in its survival. Look at me. Listen to me. Try to understand my struggle against your racism. There is yet a chance for us to live in peace beneath these restless skies. – Gordon Parks, 1968 Weinstein Hammons Gallery is pleased to present I Am You, an exhibition of 12 photographs by Gordon Parks. The gallery has been working with the Gordon Parks Foundation since 2012 and this will be the third exhibition of his photographs. I Am You will be on view by appointment starting Friday, July 10th. A preeminent photographer, poet, novelist, composer and filmmaker, Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was without a doubt one of the greatest American artists of the 20th century. Using his camera as a “weapon against poverty and racism,” Parks has left a remarkable body of work documenting American life for more than five decades. The I Am You portfolio was created in 2017 to bring together important Parks works relevant to the American Civil Rights Movement and social and racial injustice. Featuring an essay by Jelani Cobb, staff writer at the New Yorker magazine, photographs in the series include portraits of Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson and his son, Mahalia Jackson singing at the 1963 March on Washington, and Malcolm X giving a speech in Harlem. Also included is an image of the crowd of 250,000 people gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial listening to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. deliver his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. While most of the photographs were taken almost 60 years ago, they are as relevant as ever. Parks' photography has been the subject of national and international exhibitions at numerous museums, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Fondazione Forma per le Fotographia, High Museum of Art in Atlanta, New Orleans Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Art institute of Chicago, and the Getty Museum. In 2019, the Museum of Modern Art acquired 55 new limited edition prints of Parks' work on the subject of crime. In recent events surrounding the death of George Floyd, Gordon Parks High School in St Paul, Minnesota was significantly damaged. In order to assist in the school's recovery, The Gordon Parks Foundation, SoulTouch Productions, and Weinstein Hammons Gallery will be donating 25% of the proceeds of the I Am You exhibition to the Gordon Parks legacy initiatives at the Gordon Parks High School. To make a separate or additional donation, please contact the Gordon Parks Foundation at info@mkfound.org. Image courtesy and copyright The Gordon Parks Foundation.

Erik Madigan Heck

The Garden



April 1, 2020 - May 16, 2020

Charles Biederman

The Red Wing, Minnesota Years



February 22, 2020 - May 16, 2020

Works by: Matthew Brandt, Edward Burtynsky, Erik Madigan Heck, Ruben Nusz, Roxy Paine, Alec Soth, Paolo Ventura

Winter 2020



January 11, 2020 - May 16, 2020

Sarah Jones



June 21, 2019 - August 17, 2019

Alec Soth

I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating



March 15, 2019 - May 4, 2019

Edward Burtynsky

Anthropocene



October 11, 2018 - December 22, 2018

For The Holidays



January 25, 2018 - January 6, 2018