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IMAGE: Anthony Friedkin, Hustlers, Selma Avenue, Hollywood, from the series The Gay Essay, 1971
Cohen Gallery is pleased to announce Anthony Friedkin’s exhibition at the de Young, Fine Art Museum of San Francisco. Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay



June 14, 2014 – January 11, 2015







A native of Los Angeles, Anthony Friedkin (b. 1949) honed his photographic skills at an early age and became a professional artist after he graduated from high school in the late 1960s. A variety of magazine assignments took him into the streets of his hometown, where he created vivid photo essays that examined the diverse neighborhoods and touched on some of the most important social and cultural issues of the time. During the culturally tumultuous years of 1969 to 1973, Friedkin made a series of eloquent and expressive photographs that chronicle the gay communities in Los Angeles and San Francisco at the time. The Gay Essay was a self-assigned project and, although largely unknown today, it arguably comprises the most important set of photographs in Friedkin’s portfolio to date.
For the first time, the full depth and range of this unique series will be presented in an exhibition at the de Young. Coinciding with the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City, Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay will present approximately 75 vintage prints. Friedkin’s portraits, taken in streets, hotels, bars, and dancehalls, demonstrate a sensitivity and an understanding that has imbued the series with an enduring resonance. Contact prints, documents, and other materials from the photographer’s archive will also be on view, illuminating the conception, process, and execution of this work and the broader historical context that gave rise to it.
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IMAGE: Anthony Friedkin, Hustlers, Selma Avenue, Hollywood, from the series The Gay Essay, 1971

Cohen Gallery is pleased to announce Anthony Friedkin’s exhibition at the de Young, Fine Art Museum of San Francisco. 


Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay

June 14, 2014January 11, 2015

A native of Los Angeles, Anthony Friedkin (b. 1949) honed his photographic skills at an early age and became a professional artist after he graduated from high school in the late 1960s. A variety of magazine assignments took him into the streets of his hometown, where he created vivid photo essays that examined the diverse neighborhoods and touched on some of the most important social and cultural issues of the time. During the culturally tumultuous years of 1969 to 1973, Friedkin made a series of eloquent and expressive photographs that chronicle the gay communities in Los Angeles and San Francisco at the time. The Gay Essay was a self-assigned project and, although largely unknown today, it arguably comprises the most important set of photographs in Friedkin’s portfolio to date.

For the first time, the full depth and range of this unique series will be presented in an exhibition at the de Young. Coinciding with the 45th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City, Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay will present approximately 75 vintage prints. Friedkin’s portraits, taken in streets, hotels, bars, and dancehalls, demonstrate a sensitivity and an understanding that has imbued the series with an enduring resonance. Contact prints, documents, and other materials from the photographer’s archive will also be on view, illuminating the conception, process, and execution of this work and the broader historical context that gave rise to it.

CLICK HERE FOR DE YOUNG WEBSITE

Portraits
March 27 - May 10, 2014

Since the inception of photography, photographs have accorded artists, professionals and amateurs an invaluable tool to record personal likeness and identity. In the exhibition Portraits we explore the possibility that every photograph of a figure could be considered a portrait.

Presented in the exhibition are the four approaches of photographic portraiture: constructionist, candid, environmental, and creative.

High-lighted within the exhibition, a portrait of George Sand, taken by Nadar, a full-blooded image that reflects all the inherent values of what is now classic photography is a wonderful early example of constructionist portraiture.

On the contemporary side, Larry Clark’s portraits are proof that candid photography can feel informal and emotionally connected. True to Larry Clark’s nature there is an emotional connection where he assumes responsibility for his subjects.

Ilse Bing’s portraits of Untitled Boy with Rifle and Antigone use an environmental approach giving the viewer source information that is both historic and social about two children- a boy and a girl circa 1950, imparting a feeling of sexual stereotyping.

In a Creative Approach to portraiture, Edmund Teske, George Herms, and James Fee’s collaboration uses Duotone Polarization to manipulate the photographic medium, challenging the viewer to question what they are viewing and think.

Other artists included in this group exhibition include:

Nadar
Roger Ballen
Ilse Bing
Stern Bramson
Larry Clark
Louis Faurer
Michael Garlington
John Gutmann
William Heick
Pieter Hugo
Peter Hujar
Siri Kaur
Douglas Kirkland
Inge Morath
Daido Moriyama
Ken Ohara
Mickey Palles
Luis Gonzalez Palma
Fredric Roberts
Joel-Peter Witkin

Cohen Gallery is proud to announce Ida Wyman’s solo exhibition at the James Watrous Gallery the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.

Catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
CHORDS OF MEMORYIDA WYMANAVAILABLE AT COHEN GALLERY $20INFO@STEPHENCOHENGALLERY.COMCLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE IDA WYMAN: A LIFE WITH A CAMERA
Cohen Gallery is proud to announce Ida Wyman’s solo exhibition at the James Watrous Gallery the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters.
Catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

CHORDS OF MEMORY
IDA WYMAN

AVAILABLE AT COHEN GALLERY $20
INFO@STEPHENCOHENGALLERY.COM

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE 
IDA WYMAN: A LIFE WITH A CAMERA

Portraits
March 27 - May 10, 2014Opening Reception Thursday March 27 7-9pm
image: Ilse Bing, Antigone

Portraits

March 27 - May 10, 2014
Opening Reception Thursday March 27 7-9pm

image: Ilse Bing, Antigone

Influenced by the Sun
November 21, 2013 - January 4, 2014

Phil Chang, Kelly Marie Conder, Emilie Halpern, Anthony Hernandez, Siri Kaur, Bertha Jaques, Jeff Mclane, Matt Shallenberger, elin o’Hara slavick & James Welling

Influenced by the Sun
Opening Reception November 21, 2013 7-9pm

My brother once made a bet with my then nine years old daughter that the sun was, in fact, not going to come up the following day. The bet was of real money and my daughterʼs initial reaction was of glee and the joy of easy money gotten from an adult who should know better. My brother, knowing that his niece was impressionable, spoke of a world of one long endless night and all the many consequences. ~ ”Essentially a world made still by the imminent prospect of the death of everything.” In the hours that ensued, something so taken for granted lay in the balance and was made alive with wonder and amazement. My daughter was deeply concerned.

The concern of this show is nothing less than the mystery that is the sun.

~ Peter Bartlett, curator of Influenced by the Sun

Featuring photographic works by Phil Chang, Kelly Marie Condor, Emily Halpern, Anthony Hernandez, Siri Kaur, Bertha Jacques, Jeff Mclane, Matthew Shallenberger, elin o’Hara slavick & James Welling.

Pictured above: Anthony Hernandez Forever 44 “Sun”; Matt Shallenberger Trees, Stars, & Birds, Siri Kaur Sunflower, James Welling 1-10-80a.

Opening Reception Thursday September 19, 2013 7 - 9 pm
 
elin o’Hara slavickUntil What Has Disappeared Appears
The Cohen Gallery is pleased to announce Until What has Disappeared Appears featuring photographic works by elin o’Hara slavick. In this body of work slavick presents cyanotypes, pigment prints and silver gelatin prints of artifacts from the city of Hiroshima and the Peace Memorial Museum Archive.
elin o’Hara slavick will be present  and available to sign her book After Hiroshima, published by Daylight Books.  Copies will be available  for purchase ~ $34.95 
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Gabriel FigueroaPhotographs From Mexico’s Golden Age of FilmIn the Project Room
image caption: elin o’Hara slavickTiny BottleCyanotype

Opening Reception 
Thursday September 19, 2013 7 - 9 pm

 

elin o’Hara slavick
Until What Has Disappeared Appears

The Cohen Gallery is pleased to announce Until What has Disappeared Appears featuring photographic works by elin o’Hara slavick. In this body of work slavick presents cyanotypes, pigment prints and silver gelatin prints of artifacts from the city of Hiroshima and the Peace Memorial Museum Archive.

elin o’Hara slavick will be present  and available to sign her book After Hiroshima, published by Daylight Books.  Copies will be available  for purchase ~ $34.95 

&

Gabriel Figueroa
Photographs From Mexico’s Golden Age of Film
In the Project Room

image caption: 
elin o’Hara slavick
Tiny Bottle
Cyanotype