Keith de Lellis Gallery

New Yorker Cover

The October 27th, 2014 issue of
The New Yorker features
a review by Vince Aletti
of our current exhibition.


OPEN THROUGH NOVEMBER 8TH

 

Thanks to a number of fine young artists, non-objective photography looks avant-garde all over again, making this an ideal time to revisit some of its earlier manifestations. A shrewd show of black-and-white work from the nineteen-twenties through the fifties defines the genre broadly and includes plenty of primarily representational images subverted by distortion, soft focus, or radically skewed points of view. Ruth Bernhard, Beuford Smith, and Marvin Newman spark this selection, but Weegee steals it with a mysterious, nearly impenetrably inky picture of men warming their hands at a fire in an oil drum. Alluring examples of pure abstraction are contributed by the darkroom wizards Herbert Matter, Gordon Coster, and Edward Quigley. Through November 8.

-Vince Aletti

Tuesday - Friday: 10:30am to 5:00pm
Saturdays 11:00am to 5:00pm

Weegee, Untitled, c.1950

Herbert Matter, Untitled Abstraction c.1940