Vivian Maier, Chicago, n.d. - Chromogenic print; printed later - 12 x 12 inches - © Vivian Maier
Vivian Maier, Chicago, n.d. - Chromogenic print; printed later - 12 x 12 inches - © Vivian Maier 

Vivian Maier : the color work

14/11/2018 - 05/01/2019

HOWARD GREENBERG 
41 East 57th Street 
Suite 1406 
10022 New York

www.howardgreenberg.com   

 
Howard Greenberg Gallery presents an exhibition of the color work of street photographer Vivian Maier. Many of the photographs are on view for the first time, deepening the understanding of Maier’s oeuvre and her keenness to record and present her interpretation of the world around her. Dating from the 1950s to the 1980s, Vivian Maier: The Color Work captures the street life of Chicago and New York, and includes a number of her enigmatic self-portraits. An opening reception will be held on November 14 from 6-8 p.m.

 The exhibition coincides with the publication of Vivian Maier: The Color Work (Harper Design | HarperCollins, November 2018) the first book devoted to her color images. With a foreword by renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz and text by Colin Westerbeck, a former curator of photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, the book was created in partnership with Howard Greenberg Gallery.

 “Maier was an early poet of color photography,” writes Joel Meyerowitz in the foreword to the book. “You can see in her photographs that she was a quick study of human behavior, 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.”