Please join me this Saturday for “Before there was Ballen” and a light brunch at Quality Pictures Contemporary Art. In conjunction with the closing of Roger Ballen: Photographs, I will talk about the artist’s work and show that, although Ballen’s photographs look like nothing else being exhibited today, they spring from a myriad of traditions that can be traced back to the dawn of photography.
Quality Pictures Contemporary Art, 916 NW Hoyt, Sat June 28, 10 am, free
Anon, c. 1850
August Sander, Dwarfs, 1912
Diane Arbus, “Identical Twins, Roselle, NJ,” 1967
Shelby Lee Adams, “The Rambo Boys,” 1987