August 29, 2019

Witness Snapshots of History This Fall at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco

Contortions on the Ground, an 1887 collotype by Eadweard Muybridge, is appearing in “Long Story Short” at San Francisco’s Fraenkel Gallery, October 24 through January 18. Photography courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery.

“In the thick of the digital era, we still believe that the physical presence of artwork can affect a person in the deepest ways,” Jeffrey Fraenkel states. He would know. Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco has been exhibiting pieces, mostly photography, by the likes of Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin, and Irving Penn since 1979. So far, its 40th anniversary exhibition schedule has presented solo shows by Lee Friedlander and Carleton Watkins. In October, the comprehensive “Long Story Short” opens, featuring
60 works spanning nearly 18 decades, as far back as 1849. Alongside traditional photographs by Man Ray, William Eggleston, and others will be different mediums by such younger artists as Elisheva Biernoff and Liz Deschenes. In the spring, the gallery kicks off its 41st year with a show of new color photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto.

The 1969 gelatin silver print, Untitled (Dinosaur Balloon), photographer unknown. Photography courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery.
Wardell Milan’s Eddie Middleton, a 2018 cut-and-paste printed paper. Photography courtesy of Wardell Milan and David Nolan Gallery, New York.
Alfred Stieglitz’s Georgia O’Keeffe, a 1919 palla­dium print. Photography courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery.

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