The exhibition features highlights from the previous exhibition season, along with a preview of the season to come, including Diane Arbus "Junior Interstate Ballroom Dance Champions" paired with Helen Levitt "Amazed Boy"; a selection of city stills from our AIPAD one-person Ray K. Metzker show; grand color landscapes by Toshio Shibata from Japan and Peter Bialobrzeski from Germany...
Opening July 9, Laurence Miller Gallery will feature highlights from the previous exhibition season, along with a preview of the season to come. One of the most asked questions in galleries today is the ubiquitous “Did I miss the Arbus, Gursky, Wolf Kahn, or (fill-in-the-blank) show?” With over 500 art galleries in New York City mounting approximately eight shows a year, a serious gallery-goer would have to attend at least 17 galleries
a day for 47 weeks to see all the shows in a given exhibition season. Needless to say, many folks miss what they would like to see because of the sheer quantity of offerings. Add to that, museums, non-profits, teaching institutions and graduate shows, and you have a tremendous volume in visual art alone. For this reason, we have chosen to devote the summer schedule to the best in those shows that were wonderfully conceived and received, and previews of those that are on the horizon.
Highlights of the season gone by will include: Diane Arbus /Junior Interstate Ballroom Dance Champions paired with Helen Levitt/ Amazed Boy; a selection of city stills from our AIPAD one-person Ray K. Metzker show; grand color landscapes by Toshio Shibata from Japan and Peter Bialobrzeski from Germany; magnificent seascapes and landscapes by DoDo Jin Ming; and Julie Mack’s Stallion Suite from her inaugural exhibition.
Highlights from upcoming shows are: Burk Uzzle’s color photograph Prada Store, Marfa, Texas, anticipating his September opening; a recently-acquired Ray K. Metzker composite which hints at things to come in the late fall when Metzker’s retrospective opens in Lausanne, Switzerland, and a concurrent show opens here; and recent Cranbrook Academy graduate Jonathan Keller’s 1.5 minute video Living My Life Fast, a mobile self-portrait spanning a period of 8 years that is an intriguing and exhilarating commentary on the speed of time.
The preponderance of art fairs in recent years may be the antidote to trying to see so much at galleries, but for fairs, and artists in general, to continue to succeed, those artists making pictures today need to be seen. Past (Present) Future gives an opportunity to double Warhol’s 15 minutes of fame for our artists and reward viewers who did not catch things the first time around.
Image: Peter Bialobrzeski
Opening july 9, 2007
Laurence Miller Gallery
20 West 57th Street - New York