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Robert Mann Gallery

Sleep with the Fishes

  • Group Exhibition
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    Michiko Kon, Mackerel & Pillow, 1979
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    David Douglas Duncan, Picasso, La Californie, 1957
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    Paulette Tavormina, Just Caught, 2019
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    Alfred Eisenstaedt, What a Big Fish, Sarasota, Fla., 1959
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    Cig Harvey, Gold & Silver Koi, 2015
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    Keith Carter, Goldfish, 1998
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Press for Sleep with the Fishes

Current Exhibitions at Robert Mann Gallery


Sleep with the Fishes

  • Group Exhibition
  • Opens: Jul. 08, 2019
  • Closes: Aug. 16, 2019
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

From the Edge

  • Chip Hooper,
  • Opens: May. 02, 2019
  • Closes: Jun. 29, 2019
  • Reception: May. 09, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Camera Work (1903 - 1917)

  • Alfred Stieglitz,
  • Opens: Mar. 07, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 27, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 07, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Portraits of the Past

  • Alfred Eisenstaedt,
  • Opens: Mar. 07, 2019
  • Closes: Apr. 27, 2019
  • Reception: Mar. 07, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Rafu

  • Michael Kenna,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 02, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

In My Corner

  • Ed Sievers,
  • Opens: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Closes: Mar. 02, 2019
  • Reception: Jan. 10, 2019
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

A Concert of Birds

  • Paulette Tavormina,
  • Opens: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Closes: Dec. 22, 2018
  • Reception: Oct. 25, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Required Reading

  • A Group Exhibition,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

New , Used, Rare, and Out of Print

  • Richard Finkelstein,
  • Opens: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Closes: Oct. 20, 2018
  • Reception: Sep. 13, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

In Her Hands

  • Group show curated by Orly Cogan and Julie Peppito,
  • Opens: Jun. 14, 2018
  • Closes: Sep. 08, 2018
  • Reception: Jun. 14, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Because For Now We Still Have Poetry

  • Mary Mattingly,
  • Opens: Apr. 19, 2018
  • Closes: Jun. 09, 2018
  • Reception: Apr. 19, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Vanity

  • Murray Fredericks,
  • Opens: Feb. 01, 2018
  • Closes: Apr. 14, 2018
  • Reception: Feb. 01, 2018
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

You An Orchestra You A Bomb

  • Cig Harvey,
  • Opens: Dec. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Jan. 27, 2018
  • Reception: Dec. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Fake Weather

  • Julie Blackmon,
  • Opens: Oct. 19, 2017
  • Closes: Dec. 02, 2017
  • Reception: Oct. 19, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Embroidered Image

  • Group show,
  • Opens: May. 29, 2014
  • Closes: Aug. 15, 2014
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Oh The Places You’ll Go!

  • Michael Kenna,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 31, 2015
  • Reception: Dec. 11, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Free Range

  • Julie Blackmon,
  • Opens: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Closes: Oct. 18, 2014
  • Reception: Sep. 04, 2014
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Classic Images

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

Ladders

  • Jennifer Williams,
  • Opens: Dec. 11, 2014
  • Closes: Jan. 31, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Bodegón

  • Paulette Tavormina,
  • Opens: Feb. 05, 2015
  • Closes: Mar. 21, 2015
  • Reception: Feb. 05, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Light in Cuban Eyes

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Mar. 26, 2015
  • Closes: May. 23, 2015
  • Reception: Mar. 26, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Robert Mann Gallery at the AIPAD Photography Show

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Apr. 16, 2015
  • Closes: Apr. 19, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: 30

Gardening at Night

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

The Fallen Fawn

  • Holly Andres,
  • Opens: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Closes: Dec. 05, 2015
  • Reception: Oct. 29, 2015
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Land of Nothingness

  • Maroesjka Lavigne,
  • Opens: Feb. 04, 2016
  • Closes: Mar. 26, 2016
  • Reception: Feb. 04, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

California's Pacific 2nd Set

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

Ellen Auerbach: Classic Works and Collaborations

  • Ellen Auerbach,
  • Opens: May. 28, 2015
  • Closes: Aug. 14, 2015
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

I Scream, You Scream

  • Group Exhibition
  • Opens: Jul. 06, 2017
  • Closes: Aug. 18, 2017
  • Reception: Jul. 06, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

An Independe Vision

  • Elisabeth Hase,
  • Opens: Mar. 31, 2016
  • Closes: May. 07, 2016
  • Reception: Mar. 31, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

The Rhythm of Old New York

  • Herman Leonard,
  • Opens: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Closes: Oct. 14, 2017
  • Reception: Sep. 07, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Mauro Fiorese: Treasure Rooms

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

Back at the Water's Edge

  • Group show,
  • Opens: Jul. 07, 2016
  • Closes: Aug. 19, 2016
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Good 70s

  • Mike Mandel,
  • Opens: May. 11, 2017
  • Closes: Jun. 30, 2017
  • Reception: May. 11, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Jeff Brouws: Typologies, Projects & Portfolios 1991-2016

  • Jeff Brouws,
  • Opens: Oct. 27, 2016
  • Closes: Dec. 10, 2016
  • Reception: Oct. 27, 2016
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Birds of a Feather

  • Group Exhibition
  • Opens: Feb. 09, 2017
  • Closes: Mar. 18, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Grey Matters

  • Susan Rankaitis,
  • Opens: Mar. 23, 2017
  • Closes: May. 06, 2017
  • Reception: Mar. 23, 2017
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

Michael Kenna

  • Michael Kenna,
  • Opens: Dec. 15, 2016
  • Closes: Feb. 04, 2017
  • Reception:
  • Hours: 6 - 8pm
  • Admission: free

When

Jul 08 - Aug 16, 2019


Where

Robert Mann Gallery

  • 525 W 26th St, 2nd Floor, New York NY 10001 Map
  • 212.989.7600

About

Robert Mann Gallery is pleased to present our summer exhibition, Sleep with the Fishes, that explores the formal repetitions and shared motifs of fish in both historical and contemporary photography. Fish have been the subject of art throughout history, beginning in ‘primitive’ art from many cultures. In ancient civilizations of the West, fish were a continuous depiction of an important food source. As time went on, fish began to hold more symbolic meanings, such as in the Hellenistic period they were known to represent a divine source of life.

Decorative fish designs of the Greeks and Romans were often tied to mythological significance and later adopted by early Christians as religious symbols. Fish markets became important cultural trade centers and destinations for wealthy tourists who made the Grand Tour of Europe to view the roots of western civilization, such as the Roman Fish Market, Arch of Octavius, portrayed by German painter Albert Bierstadt in 1858. Nearly a century later, Walker Evans captured a Fish Market Near Birmingham, Alabama in 1936, taken while working for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) photography program with the goal of documenting and reporting the plight of Americans during the Great Depression.

During the Renaissance, the non-religious depiction of fish became more widespread and realistic paintings of fish appeared, especially in still lifes. Paulette Tavormina’s newest work, Just Caught, 2019 exemplifies the realistic still life tradition of the 17th century Netherlands and her Sicilian heritage plays on the namesake of our exhibition, which references the haunting old Sicilian message of receiving clothing wrapped fish…

In the twentieth century, fish were painted by many modern artists, including Matisse, Picasso and Klee. Some of these artists' fish images are pleasing, while others are violent or ambiguously emblematic. The Goldfish, 1912 by Henri Matisse, which was the start of a recurring subject for the artist, was a clear influence on Keith Carter, Goldfish, 1998 whose ghost-like fish swim amongst themselves, trapped in the never-ending circle of a fish bowl. In Japan and China, fish have been an important theme in art and their use has been highly symbolic, sometimes even considered mystical. In Michiko Kon’s Mackerel & Pillow, 1979, the artist creates a visual and visceral experience full of tension between an animate and inanimate reality.

Beyond more naturalistic portrayals, artists also use more abstract and experimental imagery to depict fish. Heinz Hajek-Halke, Robert Blackmon and Leslie Gill, used the genre to create avant-garde still life imagery that not only appeals to the eye, but generates a sensory experience of light and memory recall to transform the images into delicate visions of fish.

The show features works by: Bailey Brothers, Robert Blackmon, Manuel Carrillo, Keith Carter, Mike Disfarmer, David Douglas Duncan, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Walker Evans, Leslie Gill, Heinz Hajek-Halke, Cig Harvey, Elisabeth Hase, Graciela Iturbide, Kenneth Josephson, André Kertész, Michiko Kon, Ingar Krauss, Maroesjka Lavigne, William H. Martin, Rodrigo Moya, Arthur Rothstein, Peter Sekaer, Aaron Siskind, Paulette Tavormina, David Vestal, Margaret Watkins, Alex Webb, Edward Weston, Minor White and Garry Winogrand


View Sleep with the Fishes in the gallery and online at www.robertmann.com starting July 8, 2019. 
For additional information and press materials, contact the gallery by telephone (212.989.7600) 
or by email: mail@robertmann.com. Summer hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm.


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