HUXLEY-PARLOUR exhibition Between the Dog and the Wolf - Joel Meyerowitz (2022)

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20.7 – 12.8 2022

Joel Meyerowitz:Between the Dog and the Wolf

Joel Meyerowitz:Between the Dog and the Wolf

20.07 – 12.08.2022

Closed

Hours

Monday to Friday

10:00 am – 5:30 pm

Gallery

3-5 Swallow Street
W1B 4DE

This July, Huxley-Parlour is pleased to present thirteen large-scale photographs by American photographer, Joel Meyerowitz. Taking his acclaimed photoseries – Between The Dog and the Wolf – as a point of departure, the exhibition radically extends his historic body of work with the addition of photographs from contemporaneous series. All the works are shot on the same large format camera, and causally linked by their unique exploration of colour and evening summer light. Spanning two decades, Joel Meyerowitz’ pictures bespeak his position as a pioneer of modern, colour photography.

Originally published as a photobook, Between the Dog and the Wolf captures serene swimming pools girdled by expansive seas and endless, twilight horizons in Cape Cod throughout the 70s and 80s. The contrast between pools and the ocean is not only an aesthetic one, but a philosophical contrast too: the title comes from the French phrase ‘entre chien et loup’, alluding to oncoming twilight. Meyerowitz notes, “It seemed to me that the French liken the twilight to the notion of the tame and the savage, the known and the unknown, where that special moment of the fading of the light offers us an entrance into the place where our senses might fail us slightly, making us vulnerable to the vagaries of our imagination.”

Please note, the opening event, on Tues 19 July, has been cancelled due to extreme temperatures in London.

THE EXHIBITION

5

The Works

13

1

Joel Meyerowitz

Miami Beach, Florida

1978

Archival pigment print, printed later

2

Joel Meyerowitz

Lynette Eating a Plum

1981

Archival pigment print, printed later

3

Joel Meyerowitz

Florida

1978

Archival pigment print, printed later

4

Joel Meyerowitz

Florida

1978

Archival pigment print, printed later

5

Joel Meyerowitz

Florida

1978

Archival pigment print, printed later

6

Joel Meyerowitz

Dinner Table, Provincetown, Massachusetts

1983

Archival pigment print, printed later

7

Joel Meyerowitz

Florida

1978

Archival pigment print, printed later

8

Joel Meyerowitz

Peaches, Provincetown

1983

Archival pigment print, printed later

9

Joel Meyerowitz

Bay/Sky, Provincetown, Massachusetts

1985

Archival pigment print, printed later

10

Joel Meyerowitz

Provincetown, Massachusetts

1976

Archival pigment print, printed later

11

Joel Meyerowitz

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1977

Archival pigment print, printed later

12

Joel Meyerowitz

Florida

1978

Archival pigment print, printed later

13

Joel Meyerowitz

The Elements: Water (Variation)

2007

Archival pigment print, printed later

Joel Meyerowitz

Biography

Joel Meyerowitz was born in 1938 in New York. He studied art and medical illustration at Ohio State University, and went on to work in advertising in the early 1960s. After a chance encounter with photographer Robert Frank, he went on to establish himself as an eminent street photographer, in the tradition of photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson.

 

Meyerowitz’ exhibition history is extensive, having appeared in over 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries internationally over a span of fifty years. Major solo exhibitions include: the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Art Institute of Chicago. Meyerowitz has published twenty eight publications, including Cape Light (1978), St. Louis and the Arch (1980), Wild Flowers (1983), Redheads (1990), Bay/Sky (1993), and The Water’s Edge (1996), and a two volume retrospective publication, Taking My Time (2013). Cape Light is widely considered to be one of the most important photobooks of the late twentieth century. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities awards and a two-time Guggenheim Fellow. His work is held in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. Meyerowitz lives and works between New York and Italy.

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