© El Lissitzky

El Lissitzky: Self Portrait (Constructor), 1926
warm-toned, silver gelatin print on matte paper

Seams of Vision
Karl Blossfeldt, El Lissitzky, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy

While the look of nature lies inherent in itself yet alive, visual language "speaks" through discernable notions and ideas. The fixed photographic image occupies a unique niche, affording one the opportunity to reconsider an environment and/or object. The photographer, like any artist, chooses his subject matter and creates composition through choice. The photographer, unlike other artists, possesses a tool that precisely mirrors reality.

Karl Blossfeldt (1865-1932), El Lissitzky (1890-1941), and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946) were pioneers of Modern photography. Each man's investigation into seeing is apparent in his imagery, singular achievements of visual perspective. Embracing the attributes of photography led them to relevant artistic and scientific discoveries, thereby revealing the otherwise dormant possibilities of the medium. Their new-vision advocated a new-literacy, expounding the potential of effectively sharing by simply viewing.

This exhibition of vintage prints by Blossfeldt, Lissitzky, and Moholy-Nagy offers an opportunity to experience master works that have become rare to see in person. The grouping of these Modernist photographers work in a single environment lends the visitor insight to the different approaches that each artist had developed to produce extraordinary pictures.

March, 6 - April, 9 2003
Hours: Tue-Sat 10 am - 6 pm

Gary Tatintsian Gallery
526 W. 26th Street, Suite #214
USA-New York, NY 10001
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