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Past (Present) Future III
Barcelona, Avenidad Parallel #2 by Stephane Couturier. Source: laurencemillergallery.com
Stephane Couturier, "Barcelona, Avenidad Parallel #2"

Laurence Miller’s third annual summer show has its own rewards. Featuring some 13 photographers—some well known, others unknown– this exhibition is an easy way to get a brief glimpse of some of the best shows you may have missed during the year, as well as see some new work from emerging talent.

From this past season, there are two photographs from the “Hyper” series by Denis Darzacq who managed to convince some young French street performers to levitate in the aisles of Hyper supermarkets. For pure colorists, Burk Uzzle’s 40 x 50 inch image called “Desert Prada” will dazzle you as you step off the elevator. Have some fun with Ray K. Metzker’s “Autowackies” series that captures some amazing reflections on cars’ exteriors. And the group of straightforward color portraits by Bruce Wrighton of some locals from Binghamton, NY will give you an idea of what you missed. I was particularly fascinated by Stephane Couturier’s new “Barcelona Parallel no. 2 series Melting Point.” It’s a very large (42 x 56 inch) visually complex image of the facade of a Barcelona apartment building that’s filled with an array of vertical and horizontal lines– it adds a new dimension to architecture. For a completely different take on housing, Peter Bialobrzeski focuses on a series of shacks in Manila, some more elaborate than you could possibly imagine. Simone Rosenbauer is one of the emerging talents in the show; she captures the whimsy of small private museums in Australia that collect everything from surfboards to apples. I also liked Sameer Makarius’s photographs of Buenos Aires in the 1960s; we’ll no doubt be seeing more of him.

Marilyn Monroe by Phillippe Halsman. Source: laurencemillergallery.com
Phillippe Halsman, "Marilyn Monroe" 1959

The show’s parting shot seemed appropriate — Philippe Halsmann’s luscious 1959 portrait of Marilyn Monroe. All in all, Past (Present) Future III is a perfectly pleasant diversion for an hour or so on a hot summer’s day.


Past (Present) Future III


Laurence Miller
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Thursday, June 9 to
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Hours: Summer Hours: Mon-Thur 10 to 5:30
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