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Bruce Silverstein Gallery

The photographs

  • René Magritte
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Press for The photographs

Current Exhibitions at Bruce Silverstein Gallery


The photographs

  • René Magritte
  • Opens: Nov. 30, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 27, 2018
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Walk through Astoria and Other Places in Queens

  • Rudolph Burkhardt,
  • Edwin Denby,
  • Opens: Sep. 14, 2017
  • Closes: Nov. 22, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Return Your Mind To Its Upright Position

  • Nathan Lyons,
  • Opens: Oct. 30, 2014
  • Closes: Dec. 20, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New Work

  • Max Neumann,
  • Opens: Jan. 08, 2015
  • Closes: Feb. 21, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Dialogue

  • August Sander,
  • Bernd and Hilla Becher,
  • Opens: May. 01, 2014
  • Closes: Jun. 07, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Brea Souders

  • Brea Souders,
  • Opens: Jun. 12, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 15, 2014
  • Reception: Jun. 12, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

MONOCHROME

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jan. 20, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 04, 2017
  • Reception: Jan. 20, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Prologue

  • Eileen Neff,
  • Opens: Sep. 12, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 25, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Semi-Automatic

  • Mishka Henner,
  • Opens: Sep. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Oct. 24, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Glue Drawings

  • Frederick Sommer,
  • Opens: Jun. 11, 2015
  • Closes: Jul. 31, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

DE-FORMATIONS: A group show featuring Andre Kertesz’s Distortions series

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Feb. 26, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 18, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Fabric Works, 1964-1980

  • Keith Smith,
  • Opens: Apr. 23, 2015
  • Closes: Jun. 06, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Songs and the Sky, an exhibition of art and music.

  • Lisette Model,
  • Barbara Morgan,
  • Aaron Siskind,
  • Frederick Sommer,
  • Alfred Stieglitz,
  • Opens: Apr. 28, 2016
  • Closes: Jun. 25, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Inscribed

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Dec. 10, 2015
  • Closes: Jan. 23, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Hole in the Curtain

  • Brea Souders,
  • Opens: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

there is waste in everything

  • John Wood,
  • Opens: Jun. 08, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 11, 2017
  • Reception: Jun. 08, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Silvery Light

  • Penelope Umbrico,
  • Opens: Jan. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 20, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Toast is Burning

  • Alfred Leslie,
  • Opens: Sep. 22, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 23, 2016
  • Reception: Sep. 22, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Got to Go

  • Rosalind Fox Solomon,
  • Opens: Feb. 25, 2016
  • Closes: Apr. 16, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Paul Outerbridge

  • Paul Outerbridge,
  • Opens: Jun. 30, 2016
  • Closes: Sep. 17, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Postcards, 1965-Present

  • Keith Smith,
  • Opens: Mar. 09, 2017
  • Closes: May. 26, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 09, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Nov 30 - Jan 27, 2018


Where

Bruce Silverstein Gallery

  • 529 West 20th Street, Third Floor, New York NY 10011 Map
  • 212.627.3930

About

he photographs and films of René Magritte came to light in the mid-1970s, more than ten years after the Surrealist artist’s death. The discovery of these gem-like treasures has led to a deeper understanding of the close relationship Magritte maintained with photography. They reveal how he used these tools to experiment with his ideas, while providing rare access to an informal side of the artist and those with whom he surrounded himself. These images, which he often executed or collaborated with others to produce, contribute to our overall understanding of this intrepid artist, and provide key visual insight into Magritte’s relationship with the photographic medium, and its role within his greater oeuvre.

Regarded as one of the most important artists of the post-war era in Europe, René Magritte was a leading figure in the Surrealist movement. He sought revolution against the rational mind, stating, “Everything we see hides another thing; we always want to see what is hidden by what we see.” Widely recognized for his stunning, and often haunting paintings which juxtapose common objects within dream-like scenarios, Magritte was a master provocateur. Revisiting motifs of cloth-covered figures, objects in flight, and concealed identity have become a well-known hallmark of his distinct sensibility, often signaling back to trauma of the artist’s past. His Surrealist masterpieces tantalize and distort reality, evoking a singular sense of mystery within the viewer. Magritte’s approach to painting and sculpture avoided stylistic distractions of modern art making. His recently discovered films and photographs reveal how he used these art forms to explore the bounds of his imagination.

His photographs and films were the subject of the major exhibition, René Magritte: The Revealing Image, Photos and Films at the Latrobe Gallery, Victoria, Australia (August 19 - November 19, 2017).


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