Art Out: Fred Herzog: Modern Color
Laurence Miller Gallery presents Fred Herzog: Modern Color, Our fourth solo exhibition of Herzog’s work, following the release last year of this latest monograph with the title.
Herzog has been photographing in Vancouver since 1953, making images awash with vibrant color – complex, mysterious, exuberant, and full of life, much like the city he photographed. As David Campany noted in his introduction to the book, Herzog “ observed the grain of that city as it lived, worked, played, and changed… Few other bodies of photography in the history in the history of the medium have come close to the richness of Herzog’s extended city portrait.”
Herzog was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1930, and immigrated to Canada in 1952. He worked as a medical photographer by day, but on evenings and weekends, he took to the streets with his camera, documenting daily life as he observed it. Focusing his camera on storefronts, neon signs, billboards, cafes, and crowds of people, he eloquently depicts the architecture of the street as a framework for human interaction. Working in the 1950’s and 1960’s, Herzog was early in the field of color photography, at a time when most fine art photographers were producing only black and white imagery.
July 10 – August 16, 2018
521 West 26th Street 5th floor, New York, NY 10001
Summer Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
All images © Yanika Anukulpun
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