MASTER ARTIST SERIES   (MAS)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GREG GORMAN    l    A DISTINCT VISION

Master Portrait and Celebrity Photographer who just received the 2013 Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Lifetime Achievement Award. His exceptional career is currently being highlighted in a 40 year retrospective exhibition touring museums throughout Europe. Sohn Fine Art is showing an intimate selection of Gorman’s works from his retrospective show.

 

 

 

EXHIBITION

Sohn Fine Art Gallery  l  6 Elm Street, Stockbridge, MA

July 5 - September 30, 2013

RECEPTION SATURDAY, JULY 20, 4:00 - 8:00

​PRESENTATION & BOOK SIGNING

Thursday, July 18, 7:00pm

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center   l   14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA.

Book signing "In Their Youth" and "LA Eyeworks" to follow immediately after event.

Tickets: $20, $15 members, $12 Students. Special Price for Sohn Fine Art Clients: $12 with code SFA

Purchase tickets at Mahaiwe box office or by phone: 413-528-0100 or online: www.mahaiwe.org 

2013 MASTER ARTIST SERIES Program Featured Two, 40 Year Retrospectives of Work by Award Winning Artists Matuschka and Greg Gorman.

Click Here to View Our 2014 MASTER ARTIST SERIES Program, which Featured Award Winning Artist Seth Resnick

At the Mahaiwe, Gorman will present an inside look at his 40 year career as an analog and digital photographer in the world of celebrity. Accompanying this discussion, Gorman will present a visual presentation of his imagery. Included will be his award winning motion picture campaigns, a spanning look at his celebrity portraits and nudes, a commercial body of work called “We The People”, as well as images from his two most recent books “Framed” and “In Their Youth”. Each of Gorman’s photographs portrays a picture of human nature in its infinite range. A true master with lighting and composition, Gorman’s strength also lies in his charismatic ability to get his subjects to open up to him, thereby creating a rare opportunity for the viewer to see the unique qualities of that person, as well as share a special, and often private, moment that Gorman has captured. In closing, Gorman will discuss the pursuit of his current passions for wine and education.

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS

MASTERING PORTRAITS

Greg Gorman

1 Day - Sunday, July 21, 8:30am - Sunset

Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club  l  55 Lee Road, Lenox, MA

$500

Modeling Fee $50

NUDES

Greg Gorman

1 Day - Monday, July 22, 8:30am - Sunset

Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club  l  55 Lee Road, Lenox, MA

$500

Modeling Fee $50

CRITIQUE / WRAP-UP DAY

Greg Gorman

1 Day - Tuesday, July 23, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club  l  55 Lee Road, Lenox, MA

 

 

$250

Full course descriptions on Workshops page.   Sign up for all Workshops at Sohn Fine Art : 413-298-1025 or info@sohnfineart.com 

 

Sign up for Mastering Portraits and Nudes for $800, or all three courses for $1,000 

 

 

Students who sign up for these courses get free entrance to Gorman's presentation at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA.

MATUSCHKA    l    A BODY BIOGRAPHY

40 Year Retrospective Show for Pulitzer Prize Nominated Photographer.​ Featuring the 20th Anniversary of Matuschka's landmark work, BEAUTY OUT OF DAMAGE.

 

 

 

EXHIBITION

Sohn Fine Art Gallery  l  6 Elm Street, Stockbridge, MA

April 26 - July 1, 2013

RECEPTION SATURDAY, MAY 18, 4:00 - 7:00

​PRESENTATION & BOOK SIGNING

Saturday, June 22, 2:30

Berkshire Museum   l   39 South St., Pittsfield, MA

​Book signing "Bagit", "Life: 100 Photographs that Changed the World"  and "Matuschka" to follow immediately after event.

Admission is Free!

Purchase tickets at Berkshire Museum or by phone:(413) 443-7171 or online: www.berkshiremuseum.org 

Matuschka will discuss the themes of ruin and restoration, and her use of her body as a political metaphor at Berkshire Museum. A special showing of a short film illuminating the breadth and depth of Matuschka’s 40 year career will precede the talk.

 

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

EXPLORATION OF IMAGE MAKING & PERSONAL EXPRESSION

Matuschka

​2 Days - Saturday, June 22, 9:00 - 12:00  & Sunay, June 23, 1:00 - 5:00

Berkshire Museum  l  39 South St., Pittsfield, MA

$225

Full course descriptions on "Workshops" page. Sign up for all Workshops at Sohn Fine Art :  413-298-1025 or info@sohnfineart.com

ABOUT MATUSCHKA

Artist, Photographer and Activist Matuschka has been recognized with numerous honors, citations, and awards, including the Rachel Carson Award, Gilda Radner Award, and inclusion in Life Books’, “One Hundred Photographs that Changed the World.” A Body Biography is a kind of homecoming for Matuschka, who began her exhibiting career at the Lenox Library in 1972. Matuschka first came to the Berkshires as a student, and later became Clemens Kalischer's photography assistant. It was in the Berkshires that her appreciation for gilded age ‘cottages,’ both ruined and restored, blossomed. Working alongside masters of her generation, Matuschka also became a skillfull printer, specializing in chemically manipulating and toning photographic prints. When years later, Matuschka was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent an

amputation, her visceral understanding of beauty in ruin and restoration came to a creative head, resulting in a body of work  that gained her a role as a leading photographer and icon of

 

the breast cancer movement. “A Body Biography" is a rare opportunity to experience this important work in a uniquely intimate setting and in the greater context of her decade spanning career. Additional works in the exhibition include mixed media photography, where Matuschka has “painted”, “toned” or “manipulated” her photographs, creating one-of-a-kind pieces that pay homage to her artistic expressions not only of photography but of additional medias as well. The extensive variety of work has one unifying theme running through it, “her body”, whether it is her first self portrait in 1971, her “Ruins” series from the 80s, the “Modified Radical” portfolio of the 90s or the “Androgony” series post 2000, the theme is re-interpreted from abstracts to portraits, both comedic and hauntingly beautiful.

 

 A highlight of the exhibition will be “Beauty Out of Damage,” an unflinching and riveting self-portrait that rocketed Matuschka to international fame when it was featured on the cover of The New York Times Sunday Magazine in 1993. When first published 20 years ago, the public’s response to the image was so great that “Beauty Out of Damage” became one of the most controversial covers in The New York Times’ history. It was for this image that Matushka was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and was chosen person of the week by Peter Jennings.

Her works are held by private and public collections through out the world, including the Center for Political Graphics, Cincinnati Museum of Art, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Flemming Museum, Hallisch-Frankischen Museum, Henry Buhl Foundation, Musee de l'Elysee, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Woodstock Center for Photography and the World Press Photo Foundation. Matushka University appearances include Harvard, Columbia, The Contemporary Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale and The Art Cultural Center, Malaga, Spain. Selected publications include The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, The Guardian, Glamour, MacClean’s, Marie Claire, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The New York Post, Time, The Washington Post and Vogue.

 

 

 

Thank you to our Generous Partners for 2013 MASTER ARTIST SERIES:

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