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March 29, 2014

Lawrence Beck continues with Italian Pictures at Sonnabend

Italian Pictures
Lawrence Beck
Sonnabend
March 29 – April 26

 

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Lawrence Beck: Villa Lante III, 2013
60″ x 73″ archival pigment print on dibond

 

 

From the Sonnabend press release:

 

These new “Italian Pictures,” consisting of large format photographic tableaux of formal gardens, aqueducts, and fountains, were photographed in and around Rome last year. The patinated ruins, bridges, and statuary in these works are captured in early morning and late afternoon light that provides both atmospheric softness and chiaroscuro definition. The motif is the same as that used by classical artists as a source of contemplation and inspiration, but here is used in a way that uniquely blurs the distinction between photography and painting.

 

 

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Sonnabend Gallery: Lawrence Beck, Italian Pictures, 2013

 

 

This installment of Italian Pictures is LTI-Lightsides’s sixth exhibition at Sonnabend Gallery with Lawrence Beck. As were all the previous works, these 59″ x 72″ archival pigment prints are imaged from high resolution scans of his original 8 x 10 color negatives.

 

For more images from this exhibition and of Beck’s work in general, please visit his website by clicking here.

 

 

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January 15, 2013

Lawrence Beck: Italian Pictures at Sonnabend

Italian Pictures
Lawrence Beck
Sonnabend Gallery
January 12 – February 9, 2013

 

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Lawrence Beck: Roman Aqueduct I, 2012 from the series Italian Pictures

 

From the Sonnabend Gallery Press release:

 

These twelve large scale, color photographs follow a continuum that originated with Beck’s “Botanical Gardens” series from the late 1990s and his “Waterfalls” from 2005-7 into the “Italian Garden”  series which began in 2008.   “Italian Pictures” includes new subject matter, specifically Roman Aqueducts, which Beck approaches as a form of intimate portraiture. These iconic architectural relics have an autobiographical significance for the artist due to his yearly visits to Italy since early childhood. The new pictures represent personal views of familiar Italian objects, recollections of a period during Beck’s childhood when his imaginative relationship with Italian architecture began to develop.  The aqueducts are photographed in Rome in the semi-abandoned “Parco degli Acquedotti” where apparently little municipal attention is given to the overall condition or presentation of these ancient ruins.  

 

 

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Lawrence Beck: Parco degli Acquedotti I, 2012 from the series Italian Pictures

 

Also on view will be a new series of garden photographs, contrasting the wild disorganization of nature with the cultivated garden. The patinated ruins, bridges, statuary, and fountains in these works are photographed in early morning and late afternoon light that provides both atmospheric softness and chiaroscuro definition. The motif is the same as that used by classical artists as a source of contemplation and inspiration, but here is used in a way that uniquely blurs the distinction between photography and painting.

 

 

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Lawrence Beck: Ninfa V, 2012 from the exhibition Italian Pictures

 

 

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Lawrence Beck: Villa Borghese I, 2012 from the exhibition Italian Pictures

 

Italian Pictures is LTI-Lightsides’s fifth exhibition at Sonnabend Gallery with Lawrence Beck. The 59″ x 72″ archival pigment prints for Italian Pictures were imaged from high resolution scans of Beck’s original 8 x 10 color negatives. For more images from this exhibition and of Beck’s work in general, please visit his website by clicking here.

 

 

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Lawrence Beck: Italian Pictures, Sonnabend Gallery, 2013

 

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Lawrence Beck: Italian Pictures, Sonnabend Gallery, 2013

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October 2, 2009

Back at it for the Fall …

Fall is in the air and it feels like everyone is out and about again all at once (thankfully!). As always, there’s a long list of must-see exhibitions … and yet, is there ever enough time for all this?

While you’re out looking, We would like to point out three projects that we worked on over the summer. When taken together, the work of Sebastiaan Bremer, Talia Chetrit and Lawrence Beck create an interesting overview of what’s happening in photography right now.

Do yourself the favor and stop in to spend a moment at the galleries in person. We think you’ll find it well worth the effort. All three shows run through mid-October.

 

 

Wildflowers
Lawrence Beck
Sonnabend
September 10 – October 17, 2009

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Lawrence Beck: Alpine Wildflowers: Daisies 3, 2008
60 x 78 archival pigment print, dibond mount

 

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Talia Chetrit
Renwick Gallery:
September 12 – October 17, 2009

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Talia Chetrit: Spectrum (detail), 2009
19.75 x 14.5 archival pigment print, opaque white plexi-glass mount

 

Panta Rei
Sebastiaan Bremer
Bravin Lee programs:
September 17 – October 17, 2009

 

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Sebastiaan Bremer: Swiss Crown, 2008
31.5 x 47.25 digital c-print, ink

 

 

 

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