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Yancey Richardson Gallery

Figures, Grounds and Studies

  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya
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    Paul Mpagi Sepuya,

Press for Figures, Grounds and Studies

Current Exhibitions at Yancey Richardson Gallery


Project Gallery: East Meets West

  • Tseng Kwong Chi,
  • Opens: Feb. 13, 2020
  • Closes: Apr. 04, 2020
  • Reception: Feb. 13, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Temporarily Censored Home

  • Guanyu Xu,
  • Opens: Feb. 13, 2020
  • Closes: Apr. 04, 2020
  • Reception: Feb. 13, 2020
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Itteki

  • Yamamoto Masao,
  • Opens: Dec. 12, 2019
  • Closes: Feb. 08, 2020
  • Reception: Dec. 12, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Just So

  • David Hilliard,
  • Opens: Oct. 24, 2019
  • Closes: Dec. 07, 2019
  • Reception: Oct. 24, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

To Want for Nothing

  • Laura Letinsky,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2019
  • Closes: Oct. 19, 2019
  • Reception: Sep. 12, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Transcript - Yale MFA Photography 2019 Thesis Show

  • Sara Abbaspour,
  • Genesis Báez,
  • Molly Berman,
  • Felix Davey,
  • Brian Galderisi,
  • Rodrigo López,
  • Kaitlin Maxwell,
  • Chase Middleton,
  • Angel Pedro,
  • Kanthy Peng,
  • Opens: Jul. 11, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 23, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Oldenburgs

  • Sharon Core,
  • Opens: May. 16, 2019
  • Closes: Jul. 03, 2019
  • Reception: May. 16, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Land Mark

  • Victoria Sambunaris,
  • Opens: Apr. 11, 2019
  • Closes: May. 11, 2019
  • Reception: Apr. 11, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Domestic Theater

  • Larry Sultan,
  • Opens: Feb. 21, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 06, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Blue Sweep

  • Andrew Moore,
  • Opens: Dec. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Feb. 09, 2019
  • Reception: Dec. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Project Gallery: Halos

  • Rachel Perry,
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 08, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Lineations 2

  • Sandi Haber Fifield,
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 08, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Fragile Land

  • Ori Gersht,
  • Opens: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 06, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Interventions

  • John Baldessari,
  • Mary Ellen Bartley,
  • Marco Breuer,
  • Moyra Davey,
  • Jay DeFeo,
  • Sandi Haber Fifield,
  • Bryan Graf,
  • Nicholas Hall,
  • Pello Irazu,
  • Matthew Jensen,
  • Kenneth Josephson,
  • Kensuke Koike,
  • Elad Lassry,
  • Mary Lum,
  • Joseph Maida,
  • Chris McCaw,
  • Vik Muniz,
  • Sarah Hollis Perry & Rachel Perry,
  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya
  • Erin Shirreff,
  • Alyson Shotz,
  • Doug & Mike Starn,
  • Mickalene Thomas,
  • Masao Yamamoto,
  • Opens: Jul. 11, 2018
  • Closes: Aug. 24, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Atlas

  • David Maisel,
  • Opens: May. 17, 2018
  • Closes: Jul. 06, 2018
  • Reception: May. 17, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Photobooth Pieces [EXTENDED]

  • Jared Bark,
  • Opens: Mar. 29, 2018
  • Closes: May. 12, 2018
  • Reception: Mar. 29, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Soundtrack to My Life

  • Rachel Perry,
  • Opens: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Closes: Mar. 24, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 08, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Forest

  • Jitka Hanzlová,
  • Opens: Dec. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Feb. 03, 2018
  • Reception: Dec. 14, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Zanele Muholi

  • Zanele Muholi,
  • Opens: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 09, 2017
  • Reception: Nov. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Truppe Fledermaus & The Carnival at the End of the World

  • Kahn & Selesnick,
  • Opens: May. 15, 2014
  • Closes: Jul. 03, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Yours, More Pretty

  • Laura Letinsky,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paperbacks

  • Mary Ellen Bartley,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Feels Like Real

  • Matthew Jensen,
  • Opens: May. 07, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 20, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Prismatic Tracks

  • Bryan Graf,
  • Opens: Oct. 23, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 06, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Genesis

  • Sebastiao Salgado,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Time Flies

  • Esko Mannikko,
  • Opens: Jan. 29, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 14, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Room of One's Own

  • Elina Brotherus,
  • Anne Collier,
  • Jay DeFeo,
  • Saul Fletcher,
  • David Gilbert,
  • Bryan Graf,
  • Leslie Hewitt,
  • Pello Irazu,
  • Laura Letinsky,
  • Yamini Nayar,
  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya
  • Mickalene Thomas,
  • Opens: Jul. 01, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 21, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

One to One

  • Jitka Hanzlová,
  • Opens: Mar. 19, 2015
  • Closes: May. 02, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Chiral Lines

  • Rachel Perry Welty,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 17, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Somnyama Ngonyama

  • Zanele Muholi,
  • Opens: Oct. 23, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 05, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

LUX: The Radiant Sea

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jul. 14, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 19, 2016
  • Reception: Jul. 14, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Homage: Malkovich and the Masters

  • Sandro Miller,
  • Opens: May. 12, 2016
  • Closes: Jul. 01, 2016
  • Reception: May. 12, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Understory

  • Sharon Core,
  • Opens: Mar. 24, 2016
  • Closes: May. 07, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Figures, Grounds and Studies

  • Paul Mpagi Sepuya
  • Opens: Feb. 02, 2017
  • Closes: Apr. 01, 2017
  • Reception: Feb. 02, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rocks and Clouds

  • Mitch Epstein,
  • Opens: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Oct. 22, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Sun Room

  • Bryan Graf,
  • Opens: Oct. 27, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 03, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 27, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Masao Yamamoto

  • Masao Yamamoto,
  • Opens: Dec. 08, 2016
  • Closes: Jan. 28, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

South

  • Mark Steinmetz,
  • Opens: Apr. 06, 2017
  • Closes: May. 13, 2017
  • Reception: Apr. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

EXTENDED: Nexus

  • Victoria Sambunaris,
  • Opens: May. 18, 2017
  • Closes: Jul. 07, 2017
  • Reception: May. 18, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Notions of Home

  • John Baldessari,
  • Tina Barney,
  • Mike Brodie,
  • Amy Elkins,
  • Mitch Epstein,
  • Samuel Gratacap,
  • Jitka Hanzlova,
  • Anthony Hernandez,
  • David Hilliard,
  • Justine Kurland,
  • Lisa Kereszi,
  • Laura Letinsky,
  • Alex MacLean,
  • Esko Mannikko,
  • Andrew Moore,
  • Mark Ruwedel,
  • Sebastiao Salgado,
  • Julius Shulman,
  • Mark Steinmetz,
  • Larry Sultan,
  • Opens: Jul. 12, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 25, 2017
  • Reception: Jul. 12, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Landscapes for the Homeless, and Public Transit

  • Anthony Hernandez,
  • Opens: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 21, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 15, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Feb 02 - Apr 01, 2017

  • Reception: Feb 02, 6 - 8pm

Where

Yancey Richardson Gallery

  • 525 W 22nd St, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 646.230.9610

About

Yancey Richardson is pleased to present Figures, Grounds and Studies, Paul Mpagi Sepuya’s debut exhibition with the gallery. While deeply engaged with ideas about studio portraiture, the exhibition frames the photographic process as an ongoing conversation and negotiation between the viewer, the artist, the subject and the work. Simultaneously, Sepuya investigates the role of desire as a productive and critical force in the medium of photography.

Referencing artistic tropes of homoerotic studio photography, Sepuya comments on the medium as a process of constructive desire: the desire to photograph, to look and to touch. Using drapes or framing to partially obscure the sitter, the studio or the camera, he engenders in the viewer a longing to see what is hidden and implicates the viewer in the looking. Sepuya inserts himself into the images, appearing alternately in a fragmented self-portrait, obscured behind a camera or drape, or reaching into the frame to arrange a sitter, adjust a cloth, or point to the model. His presence is mediated through a self-conscious play of presentation and concealing, exploring surface and reflection, lens and mirror, touch and trace.


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