Jack Shainman Gallery in collaboration with the Gordon Parks Foundation, will present a solo exhibition entitled, Gordon Parks: I Am You | Part 1 to open on January 11th.
Photographer, film director, composer, and writer, Gordon Parks (1912-2006) work continues to influence American culture. In this two-part exhibition, Parks’ lesser-known bodies of work, such as his elegant compositions of artists in their studios, and timeless fashion photography, will be on view, including Helen Frankenthaler, Alexander Calder and Alberto Giacometti. A 1951 group of images taken in Giacometti’s studio “transforms the artist into one of his creations – skeletal and draped in shadow, yet still dominating the composition, even from the background.”
Much of this work was taken during his many years as a freelance photographer for a variety of publications like Life Magazine, “where he had a wide audience for his celebrity portraits and photo essays.” The exhibition will include “examples from Parks’ fashion works taken during the 1950s and 60s in New York. ”
Gordon Parks: I Am You | Part 1 will be on view from January 11 to February 10, 2018 at Jack Shainman Gallery, 524 West 24th Street, NYC. Opening Reception to be held on Thursday, January 11 from 6-8pm.