Joel Meyerowitz: Cape Light

26th Jan 2016 - 20th Feb 2016



Beetles+Huxley are delighted to announce the exhibition of Joel Meyerowitz’s Cape Light series. The subject of 350 exhibitions in museums and galleries worldwide and two-time Guggenheim Fellow, Meyerowitz is one of the most highly regarded photographers of the second half of the twentieth century. Alongside William Eggleston and Stephen Shore, he drove the repositioning of colour photography from the margins to the mainstream. Timed to coincide with the recent re-release of Cape Light by the Aperture Foundation, the exhibition will be the first time an extensive selection of the series has been shown in London.

Meyerowitz’s first book of photographs, originally published in 1978 depicts the coast and small towns of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Taken with Meyerowitz’s vintage 8 x 10 Deardoff view camera, the photographs meditate on the colour, light and scale of the landscape. In contrast to the chaotic scenes of his famous street photography, Cape Light features serene, luminous landscapes that consider colour as a sensorial, evocative experience.