The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Friday, June 22, 2018


New body of work by Mark Steinmetz capturing world's busiest airport debut at High Museum of Art
Mark Steinmetz (American, born 1961), Untitled, 2015, gelatin silver print. Courtesy of the artist and Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, Georgia. © Mark Steinmetz.


ATLANTA, GA.- The High Museum of Art debuts more than 60 new works by Athens-based photographer Mark Steinmetz commissioned for its “Picturing the South” series in “Mark Steinmetz: Terminus,” on view March 3 through June 3, 2018. Established in 1996, “Picturing the South” is a distinctive initiative that asks noted photographers to turn their lenses toward the American South to create work for the High’s collection. For his commission, Steinmetz focused on air travel and Atlanta’s Hartsfield–Jackson International Airport—the most heavily trafficked airport in the world. Taking its title from Atlanta’s original name, the exhibition closely considers the activity and interactions that make the airport the crossroads of the New South.

“We are delighted to bring Steinmetz’s work into the collection as part of our ‘Picturing the South’ series, which exemplifies our dedication to photography and focus on celebrating the region’s rich artistic landscape,” said Rand Suffolk, the High’s Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr., director.

“As a Southern photographer, Steinmetz brings a familiarity with the region to his commission that also comes with a greater sense of intimacy and depth. That personal connection to the South’s people and places is certainly evident in this new work,” said Gregory Harris, the High’s assistant curator of photography. “We’re excited by the photographs, and we look forward to sharing them with our community.”

Steinmetz is widely respected as one of the leading mid-career photographers working in the South today and is known for his documentation of the region’s social and geographical landscapes. In the black-and-white prints he created for this commission, Steinmetz captures the richly complex conglomeration of public and private moments that play out in the airport’s exterior and interior spaces. Punctuating those human moments, Steinmetz also has made studies of the jet trails left by passing planes, the overgrown landscape that surrounds the airport and aerial views of the city. The photographs range from portraiture and landscapes to more abstracted work about the sky and flight. Together, they provide a poignant perspective on Atlanta as a global metropolis and underscore the role the airport plays as a gateway to our modern world.

“At the airport, people from all over the world and from all walks of life can be found in the midst of their journeys,” said Steinmetz. “Though my main subject has been the passengers, I am also photographing the people who work at the airport, the interiors and exteriors of the planes, as well as the hotels, parking lots and neighborhoods that surround and support the airport.”

“Our hope with our ‘Picturing the South’ commissions is to spark something new in the photographers’ work, allowing them to dig into a topic or place that they’ve not yet been able to explore,” said Harris. “Mark has been making some long-exposure night time pictures of planes that are abstract and unlike anything else I’ve seen him do. They’re rather meditative and beautiful. I was pleased to see him taking that kind of risk, and I’m excited that our visitors will have the first chance to see these gorgeous photographs.”

“Mark Steinmetz: Terminus” is on view in the Lower Level of the High’s Wieland Pavilion.

Steinmetz (American, born 1961) has lived and worked in Athens, Ga., for nearly 25 years. He is the author of more than a dozen photography books, many of which were published by Nazraeli Press. His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions at galleries and museums throughout the United States, and his photographs are included in the distinguished collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the San Francisco Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the High Museum of Art, among others. In 1994, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship that enabled him to photograph extensively throughout the South. Much of this work later appeared in his books “South East,” “Greater Atlanta” and “15 Miles to K-Ville.” Steinmetz has taught widely at many prestigious institutions, including Harvard University, Sarah Lawrence College, Emory University and Yale University.





Today's News

March 4, 2018

Exhibition in Dresden presents a selection of Georg Baselitz's graphic works

The Vancouver Art Gallery presents five centuries of remarkable art in two distinct exhibitions

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents "Eyewitness Views: Making History in Eighteenth-Century Europe"

Significant collection of Asian art makes its US debut at the Kimbell

Art Gallery of Ontario is only Canadian stop for highly anticipated Yayoi Kusama exhibition

kurimanzutto announces opening of project space in New York in May 2018

New research models how artists can benefit from retaining equity in work

Mexican directors dazzle abroad -- in Mexico, not so much

A child's dress, a family memento of a former prisoner born in the camp, donated to museum collections

Christie's London Interiors sale features property from Faringdon House

"Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection" on view at the Taubman Museum of Art

Works from the Walid Juffali Collection shine at Bonhams Impressionist and Modern sale

Iran acid attack victims find new identity in art

The McMichael presents photographic works of Toronto's hip hop culture

New exhibition at MAD explores the complexity of the US-Mexico border

Dutch artist Ted Noten exhibits in Maastricht

"Conversation with the Body" opens at MACT/CACT Arte Contemporanea Ticino

Master ceramic artist Marc Leuthold's porcelain and stoneware sculptures on view at Throckmorton Fine Art

Hirschl & Adler Modern opens a new home in the Fuller Building

Het Nieuwe Instituut opens " Dissident Gardens"

New body of work by Mark Steinmetz capturing world's busiest airport debut at High Museum of Art

Jillian Mayer's first solo exhibition with Postmasters on view in New York

Jonathan LeVine Projects opens first solo exhibition with John Jacobsmeyer

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Porsche Super Speedster offered for first time in 50 years at RM Sotheby's Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction

2.- Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens opens 'Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection'

3.- Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti stars Vincent Cassel as the famed French artist

4.- Stunning colored diamonds expected to dazzle at Heritage Auctions' Summer Fine Jewelry Auction

5.- US designer Kate Spade found dead at 55

6.- Vincent Van Gogh painting sells for over 7 million euros: Artcurial auction house

7.- Sir Stanley Spencer painting discovered hidden under a bed during a drugs raid

8.- Oxford's Bodleian Libraries unveil UK's first major Tolkien exhibition in decades

9.- Major exhibition at the Guggenheim explores decades of work by Alberto Giacometti

10.- World's largest freshwater pearl goes for 320,000 euros



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful