On the Avenues: Marvin E. Newman
Reception: Friday, May 10, 2019, 5-8pm
Exhibition runs through Saturday, August 3, 2019
Stephen Daiter Gallery is pleased to present On the Avenues: Marvin E. Newman.
Marvin E. Newman is one of the great and underappreciated post-war photographers. He, along with Aaron Siskind and Edward Wallowitch, was one of three photographers known to be a member of the Photo League, and attend Chicago’s Institute of Design (ID). By the Mid 20th century, these institutions were the most important places to receive a good photographic education: the Photo League for social documentary work and the ID for photography emphasizing form, design and experimentation.
On the Avenues celebrates Newman’s career with over forty vintage black and white and color pieces.Starting with his early days at the ID, the show features experimental images of inverted sidewalk shadows and minimal man-hole covers as well as documentary work from his time in Chicago and upon his return to New York. On view additionally will be two more poetic series from his travels in 1960 of Paris prostitutes and of a small Alaskan village.
2019 is a noteworthy for Newman, as it marks the twentieth year since his first exhibition at the Stephen Daiter Gallery; seventy years since he arrived at the Institute of Design, Chicago; and is also the one-hundred-year anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus school in Germany, the predecessor to the ID. Please join us for an opening reception with the artist on Friday May 10, 5-8pm to celebrate Newman’s illustrious career.