Project Gallery

Bill Jacobson

Photographs

September 9 - October 15, 2005

Three large color prints (50 x 60”) will be exhibited in the second gallery in conjunction with the release of Jacobson’s second monograph. Published by Hatje Cantz with a brilliant essay by historian and writer Eugenia Parry, the monograph includes thirty seven color plates reproducing photographs made between 1999 and 2004. Jacobson is well known as one of the early artist photographers who began to use an out of focus aesthetic in the 1980s for expressive purposes. Following his earlier black and white photographs, largely portraits and still lifes, Jacobson began to work in color around 2000, and moved out of the studio for much of his work. Subjects represented in the new monograph include urban street scenes, landscapes and figures in the studio. As in the past, a spirit of poignant observation pervades the images which depict the transience experience of moving through the world. Two of the three large prints have never been exhibited.

Jacobson’s work is included in many public and musuem collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The San Francisco Musuem of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Hallmark Collection, the Armand Hammer Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.Signed copies of the mongraph will be available at the gallery during both booksignings, and throughout the exhibition.

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