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Posted on September 26, 2022 | No Comments
Bill Owens – 50th Anniversary Suburbia Collection
Portfolio Release and Exhibition
with Artist Talk and Reception
October 8 – November 13, 2022
Artist Talk and Reception
Saturday, October 8, 3–6pm
at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, California
Bill Owens and True North Editions celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the seminal book, Suburbia with the production of a profound limited-edition portfolio available through Scott Nichols Gallery.
Produced in partnership with and under the supervision of Bill Owens, digital remasters were created by scanning the original negatives at the highest possible resolution. All image repairs and adjustments remain faithful to the original negative and are approved by Bill Owens.
Prints in Bill Owens – 50th Anniversary Suburbia Collection were made using an Epson SureColor P7570 printer on Moab Juniper Baryta Cotton Rag 305 paper for the highest archival standards. This paper was chosen for the quality preferred by Bill Owens in reproducing his work as closely as possible to the silver gelatin papers of 1972.
Title pages and essays are printed on Epson Hotpress Bright Rag. Cover sheets featuring quotes from the subjects or titles are printed on Epson Enhanced Ultra Premium Presentation Matte.
Project concept, editing, design, and production by Geir and Kate Jordahl.
Bill Owens – 50th Anniversary Suburbia Collection
36 archival pigment prints on 17″ x 22″ sheet
Edition of 8 + 2AP
The portfolio and traveling exhibit will be on display at the Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel from October 8 – November 13, 2022, then will travel to Norway for the Nordic Light Photographic Festival.
Limited Edition Book
A limited-edition book, Bill Owens: The Legacy of Suburbia, Photographs 1964–2022, is available with a special print, 4th of July Parade, included. This book features images from Bill Owens’ entire career from his work in Jamaica with the Peace Corps to his current Digital Renaissance. The book is available through Scott Nichols Gallery and True North Editions in an edition of 100.
BILL OWENS was born on September 25, 1938, in San Jose and lives in Hayward, California. From his travels around the globe including a Peace Corps tour in Jamaica, he developed his unique skills and aptitude as an anthropological and social photographer. His book Suburbia, one of the 100 seminal photography books of the 20th century, captured the change in his home territory with much the same spirit of the traveler that he brought to foreign places. Our Kind of People (1975), Working: I Do It For the Money (1977) and Leisure (1979), followed Suburbia. Bill Owens’ work is in museums and collections throughout the world including the Museum of Modern Art NY, Berkeley Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the San Jose Museum of Art. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and two NEA grants. Owens founded Buffalo Bill’s Brew Pub in Hayward in 1983, one of the first brewpubs to open since prohibition. In 2003, Bill Owens founded the American Distilling Institute, a professional membership organization and publishing house “to promote and defend the art and enterprise of craft distilling.” As the president of ADI, Owens has become one of the leading spokesmen of the craft distilling movement.
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Imo & Friends: an exhibition featuring Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Marion Post Wolcott, and Anne Brigman
Posted on June 13, 2022 | No Comments
Imo & Friends
AN EXHIBITION FEATURING PHOTOGRAPHS FROM:
Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Marion Post Wolcott, and Anne Brigman
June 23 – September 19, 2022
Saturday, June 25, 12–5pm
Scott Nichols Gallery is pleased to announce Imo & Friends, an exhibition featuring the works of photographers Imogen Cunningham, Dorothea Lange, Marion Post Wolcott, and Anne Brigman. This exhibit follows the success of the recently finished Imogen Cunningham: A Retrospective at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and runs in conjunction with the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art’s exhibition Seen & Unseen: Photographs by Imogen Cunningham, which is on view through August 28, 2022.
The reception for Imo & Friends coincides with an afternoon event at Sonoma Valley Museum of Art: Recollecting Imogen from Two Former Groupies, with California photographers Judy Dater and Chris Johnson, who both collaborated with Cunningham. Pre-registration with SVMA is required to attend.
IMOGEN CUNNINGHAM (1883-1976) was a prominent figure of bay area west coast photography movements in Pictorialism, Surrealism, and she was a founding member of Straight photography Group f/64. Cunningham is best known for her sharply detailed botanical imagery, direct (and occasionally unflattering) portraiture, and — photographs of dogs. The exhibition will feature works from Cunningham that span her 60-year career, including vintage photography, still life, portraiture, and later images which revisit her use of soft-focus lenses.
DOROTHEA LANGE (1895–1965) was a documentary photographer and photojournalist who captured Depression-era photographs for the Farm Security Administration, humanizing the consequences and impact of this event across the nation with her imagery. Her work illustrates the anxiety and uncertainty of these times — dilapidated homes among bleak scenery, lines of people waiting for provisions, and individuals comforting one another with obvious strain on their faces. Lange’s photography is not pretty; it depicts with unmistakable honesty, and therein lies its power.
MARION POST WOLCOTT (1910–1990) was a photographer working for the Farm Security Administration from 1938–1942 who documented poverty, deprivation, and the Jim Crow South during the Great Depression. She covered thousands of miles in the United States and produced more than 9,000 photographs during her roughly 4-year span at the FSA. Her work highlights domestic life, women’s labor, and lifestyle vignettes, illustrating the broad socioeconomic spectrum of the period.
ANNE BRIGMAN (1869-1950) was a member of the Photo-Secession movement who exhibited frequently and with great acclaim throughout the bay area and California from 1902–1936. She was adjunct to Group f/64, and a fixture in their social circle. Her work is known for its soft, dramatic depictions of the female form convening with nature, situated poetically within the landscape. Her photographs were primarily taken in the wild Sierra Nevadas, with herself or her sister as the model.
SCOTT NICHOLS GALLERY is a fine art photography gallery located in the Mercato Complex on Sonoma Square, in Sonoma, California. The gallery sells artist originals by established, up-and-coming, and contemporary photographers. Scott Nichols began his career as a private dealer in 1980, and is considered an expert on Group f/64 photography. His gallery houses one of the largest private collections of classic California photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Brett Weston, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Ruth Bernhard, Wynn Bullock, and William Garnett.
Scott Nichols Gallery is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). This is the 200th exhibition at Scott Nichols Gallery since the gallery opening in 1992.
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Posted on June 6, 2022 | No Comments
Booth highlights include a museum curator-led tour in partnership with AIPAD sponsor SIDLEY. The tour covered rare works including a “Cancelled” Moonrise over Hernandez, New Mexico by Ansel Adams and Shells 6S (1927) by Edward Weston.
Watch the video here:
Scott Nichols speaks at AIPAD 2022
We also enjoyed a visit and book signing by George Tice in support of his latest release, Lifework — his catalog raisoné. Lifework is available at Scott Nichols Gallery.
Following the event, the gallery (among others) received a wonderful write-up from photographer and fine art writer Dave Rudin of Figures of Grace. His article touches on many notable and unusual works seen at this year’s show. Worth the read.
Click the Artsy logo below to see our full booth
and more photos from the exhibition:
For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact Scott Nichols Gallery.
Posted on May 26, 2022 | No Comments
Saturday, May 28, 2–5pm
Scott Nichols Gallery is pleased to announce the portfolio release for
Clark James Mishler
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
This limited edition portfolio contains fourteen monochrome archival pigment prints.
Each print is signed, dated, and numbered.
Prints come in a foil-stamped acid-free clamshell box.
Horse Drawn Harvester, 1996, printed 2022
4″ x 6″ Archival pigment print
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Posted on May 17, 2022 | No Comments
The Photography Show
May 20-22, 2022
The Unmade Bed. 1957
Vintage signed gelatin silver print
9 1/2″ x 13″
Tickets on sale now.
For location, dates, and ticketing information, visit:
The Photography Show 2022
Floating Nude (Charis). 1939
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Posted on March 10, 2022 | No Comments
We are pleased to join the 41st edition of The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD.
Located at Center415:
415 5th Avenue
Between 37th and 38th streets
New York, NY 10016
Scott Nichols Gallery:
Friday, May 20th, 1 – 7pm
Saturday, May 21st, 12 – 7pm
Sunday, May 22nd, 12 – 5pm
For tickets, register here.
For more information on the show, click here.
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Posted on January 19, 2017 | No Comments
Come Visit Us at:
Edward Weston, Nude, Charis on Dunes, Oceano, 1936
(Signed Vintage Gelatin Silver Photograph)
Located at Bonhams:
7601 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Saturday, January 21 – 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, January 22 – 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
For more information on the show, click here
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Posted on January 7, 2017 | No Comments
By Margo Davis
Margo Davis, Antigua
Saturday, January 14, 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Scott Nichols Gallery and Nazraeli Press present Antigua 1967-73 by Margo Davis. Margo began photographing in her early twenties. Her first photographs were of family, friends, and people she encountered in her native New England. Although she experiments with many forms of photography, Davis always finds herself drawn to “the landscape of the face” and all the feeling and life that her skilled eye can evoke from the people she photographs. Among her many travels she photographed the island people of Antigua.
The economy of all the Caribbean islands was determined by the transatlantic slave trade from the 15th to 19th centuries. From Cuba to Trinidad, rural island villages were homes to the stalwart African slaves who worked the sugar cane and cotton fields. Antigua, which is situated exactly at the elbow of the Caribbean island arc, is a microcosm of this history. When Margo Davis visited Antigua for the first time in July of 1967, she was struck by the faces of these villagers, and it is here that her passion for portraiture began.
When the Antiguan photographs were made, very little had changed from earlier colonial times. These stunning images have now become iconic. It is for this reason that Nazraeli Press is presenting this exquisite new monograph focusing on the people and culture of African heritage in the New World.
Antigua: Photographs 1967–1973 is an ambitious work, beautifully printed in duotone on matt art paper in an edition of 1000 copies. Margo Davis’s work is in many private collections and the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, New York, the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at Stanford University and the Sack Photographic Trust destined for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
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Posted on October 27, 2015 | No Comments
Please Join Us Thursday November 5, 2015: 5 pm – 7:30 pm
for an Artist Reception and Book Signing with photographer Brad Temkin.
Temkin’s new book “Rooftops” will be available for purchase.
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Posted on June 13, 2015 | No Comments
SF Pride Reception with Tom Bianchi
Come Join Us on the Thursday June 25, 5:00pm-8:00pm
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Posted on February 8, 2014 | 2,695 Comments
Upcoming Berkeley and San Francisco Vivian Maier Events:
Scott Nichols Gallery is excited to announce three upcoming events:
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2nd:
RECEPTION AND TALK AT UC BERKELEY
What: The Reva & David Logan Gallery of Documentary Photography at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism will host a reception for the exhibition See All About It, Vivian Maier’s Newspaper Portraits. A lecture will follow including; Jeffrey Goldstein, director of Vivian Maier Prints (VMP) and project coordinator Anne Zakaras; VMP master printers Ron Gordon and Sandra Steinbrecher; and Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, authors of the book on Maier’s life and work, Vivian Maier, Out of the Shadows.
When: Wednesday, April 2nd, 5:00pm – 7:15pm: Courtyard reception (5:00-6:15pm) and Lecture/Discussion (6:15-7:15pm)
Where: North Gate Hall at the corner of Hearst and Euclid, Berkeley. Click here for a Google Maps link
FRIDAY, APRIL 4th:
RECEPTION, SHOWING OF VIVIAN MAIER DOCUMENTARY, AND Q&A DISCUSSION
What: SF Camerawork and the Scott Nichols Gallery will co-host a reception, viewing of the (53 minute) BBC film “The Vivian Maier Mystery,” and talk. The Q & A format talk will feature Jeffrey Goldstein, director of Vivian Maier Prints (VMP) and project coordinator Anne Zakaras; VMP master printers Ron Gordon and Sandra Steinbrecher; and Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, authors of the book on Maier’s life and work, Vivian Maier, Out of the Shadows.
When: Friday, April 4th, 5:30 – 8:00pm: Reception (5:30-6:00pm), showing of Maier documentary (6:00-7:00pm), and Q&A format talk (7:00-8:00pm)
Where: SF Camerawork, 1011 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94103. Click here for a Google Maps link.
SATURDAY, APRIL 5th:
EXHIBITION RECEPTION, CURATORIAL WALK THROUGH, AND Q&A WITH THE ARCHIVE TEAM
What: Scott Nichols Gallery will host a reception and curatorial walk-through of its current exhibition Vivian Maier, Out of the Shadows. Join Scott Nichols; Jeffrey Goldstein, director of Vivian Maier Prints (VMP) and project coordinator Anne Zakaras; VMP master printers Ron Gordon and Sandra Steinbrecher; and Richard Cahan and Michael Williams, authors of the book on Maier’s life and work, Vivian Maier, Out of the Shadows for a walk through and discussion of the exhibition. Snacks and beverages will be served.
When: Saturday, April 5th, 1:00pm-3:00pm: Reception (1:00-2:00pm), Walk-through and Q&A (2:00pm)
Where: Scott Nichols Gallery, 49 Geary St. suite 415, San Francisco, CA 94108. Click here for a Google Maps link.
*Please note that there is limited seating for the first two events and no seating for the third. Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis*
All photographs in the Scott Nichols Gallery exhibition are courtesy of the Jeffrey Goldstein Collection, VivianMaierPhotography.com
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Posted on August 16, 2013 | 6,475 Comments
Our upcoming exhibition: George Tice, A Photographer’s Photographer. The show is a sixty year retrospective and celebration of his 75th birthday. George will be at the Scott Nichols Gallery on the 26th of September for the opening reception of his show and will be speaking at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism the following day for the 1st annual Fotovision lecture. We’ve been anticipating this show for awhile and hope you can make it.