The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, August 18, 2019

Huxley-Parlour Gallery opens an exhibition of lesser-known colour works by Vivian Maier
Chicago, April 1977 © Estate of Vivian Maier, Courtesy Maloof Collection and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York.

LONDON.- An exhibition of lesser-known colour works by Vivian Maier (1926 -2009), many on display in the UK for the first time, opened at Huxley-Parlour Gallery.

Vivian Maier was a professional nanny who worked for more than 40 years for families on Chicago’s North Shore. In her spare time she would wander the streets of Chicago and New York, photographing fragments of everyday urban life, with spontaneity, empathy and insight. Although unknown in her lifetime, her photographic corpus was discovered in 2007, consisting of more than 100,000 negatives.

Dating from 1960 to 1984, the works in the exhibition depict street scenes of Chicago and New York, as well as including a number of her enigmatic, staged self-portraits. Maier’s colour work was made during the last 30 years of her life when she began to work with a 35-millimetre camera. During this time she produced roughly 40,000 Ektachrome colour slides. Her colour work become increasingly more abstract than her earlier black and white photography, as she focused her lens on texture and pattern as well as on found objects, newspapers and graffiti. The photographs on display not only demonstrate Maier’s eye for composition, but also reveal her understanding of the subtleties of colour harmony within a frame.

“Maier was an early poet of colour photography. You can see in her photographs that she was a quick study of human behaviour, of the unfolding moment, the flash of a gesture, or the mood of a facial expression—brief events that turned the quotidian life of the street into a revelation for her.” Joel Meyerowitz from the foreword of Vivian Maier: The Colour Work (Harper Collins 2019).

Maier died at the age of 83 and left behind in excess of 150,000 photographic images – in the form of prints as well as negatives, transparencies and rolls of undeveloped film. This vast body of work might have been lost or destroyed if not for the chance acquisition by John Maloof in 2007 of cache of negatives, prints, contact sheets, and unprocessed rolls of film, which were seized from a storage locker when Maier fell behind on the rent. As a result of this acquisition, Maier’s work is now receiving international critical acclaim and has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally since 2010. The 2013 documentary Finding Vivian Maier was nominated for an Academy Award.

Today's News

August 2, 2019

Berlinische Galerie presents an exhibition of 58 works by Lotte Laserstein

Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

Hammer Museum presents West Coast debut of first major U.S. survey of Sarah Lucas

An ancient Egypt-to-Black Sea route? Adventurers to test theory

Huxley-Parlour Gallery opens an exhibition of lesser-known colour works by Vivian Maier

2019 Coeur d'Alene Art Auction: World records set at $16.8 million sale

Richard Mille RM 11-03 watch set for RM Sotheby's Monterey Auction

Exhibition at C/O Berlin presents the varied history of food in photography

Dayton Art Institute presents centennial focus exhibition The Moon Museum

The John Michael Kohler Arts Center acquires a major collection of work by self-taught artist Eugene Von Bruenchenhein

Albertina Museum exhibits original photographs, test prints, and book maquettes

Eli Klein Gallery opens a group exhibition of nine multi-generational artists

Foam presents the work of multi-disciplinary artist Dominic Hawgood

Fotohof exhibits groundbreaking work Imperial Courts, 1993-2015 by Dutch photographer Dana Lixenberg

Aargauer Kunsthaus presents Jean-Luc Mylayne's first institutional solo exhibition in Switzerland

Jonathan Baldock joins Stephen Friedman Gallery

Saint Louis Art Museum announces 26th Romare Bearden Fellow

Light on the Move: Exhibition at Asia Culture Center introduces Jeongju Jeong and Rangga Purbaya

Exhibition aims to encourage us to reflect on the man-animal future relationship

Exhibition offers an autobiographical reflection of the upbringing of artist Nobukho Nqaba

The Arena of the Body: Participation and activity are in focus in ARKEN's summer exhibition

What is Kabbalah? Come Experience Safed to Find Out

5 Tips to Hire Your Vehicle Tracker in 2019

Why Forex Trading Business is Still Growing in Popularity

Top Tips on how to Improve Your Photography Skills

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps

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, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

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