Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Cavalier Gallery's FARBERESQUE: FROM PENSIVE TO PROVOCATIVE Photography Exhibition
Cavalier Gallery has announced Farberesque: From Pensive to Provocative, a solo show by famed photographer Robert Farber covering over four decades of his extraordinary career. Scroll down for a selection of photograph sfrom the exhibition!
While best known for his work with the nude, the exhibition will feature newly released prints of his classic fashion images, selections from his Americana series, as well as, a group of his vintage SX70 Polaroids. Also Included will be images of his beloved New York City and a selection of images from a number of his books, including a preview of images from an upcoming new book release.
The show will open with an artist reception on Thursday, January 30th from 6pm - 8pm with 10 percent of the evening's sales benefiting the National Meningitis Association with their mission to raise awareness about meningitis, a vaccine-preventable disease hosted by Mr. Farber, Ron Cavalier, gallery owner, with special guest hosts Lynn Bozof, NMA President and NMA Gala Chairs Sara Herbert Galloway & Barry Klarberg, Errol Rappaport and Gary Springer along with Fairweather Magazine's, Alexandra Fairweather and Eric Goodman.
Farber's painterly, impressionistic style allows the viewer to see the subject from a different perspective by creating unique compositions. This is clearly demonstrated in the artist's work with female nudes. Fellow photographer, the late Arnold Newman explains why Farber's work stands out compared to so many others, "He is one of the very few who is able to delight and pleasure us in this elusive approach to nature. From abstraction to realism he reveals to us his love of the female form. His delightful and beautiful photographs offer a unique pleasure". Although he began introducing nudes in his advertising work in the 1970s, Farber combined his fine art approach to photographing nudes, and advertising when he was commissioned to shoot the famed cover of Newsweek's breast cancer issue.
Farber also brings his romantic style to landscapes through his Americana series. By forcing the viewer to look at the images in a different way the artist hopes to show the heart and soul of America; a perspective he also applies to his New York Series. Farber hopes that his unique take on composition and style allow the viewer to experience the excitement, nostalgia, the grit and the elegance of the city.
Robert Farber's style has influenced generations of photographers. His painterly, impressionistic style captures the essence of composition in every genre, including nudes, still life, landscapes and architecture. His ten photo art books have sold over half a million copies.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis brought Farber into Doubleday for the publication of his book "By The Sea," which won the Art Director's Award for color photography. Aside from numerous creative awards, Robert Farber also received the Photographer of the Year from PMA (Photographic Manufacturers Association), ASP International Award from the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) and The American Society of Photographers.
This award was given to those who've made a significant contribution to the science and art of photography. Some previous recipients of this award include Dr. Edwin Land (inventor of the Polaroid), George Hurrell, and National Geographic. Recently, Canon presented Farber's work in a solo exhibition at CONTEXT Art Miami 2013.
Farber's work with nudes in fine art as well as in the commercial realm is known and respected. He has lectured for Ogilvy & Mather on the "Nude in Advertising." ASMP requested to use Farber's nudes as an example of the artistic application in support of the National Endowment of Arts, after its backing of the controversial Mapplethorpe/Serrano exhibit. His book, "Farber Nudes," was also included the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis estate collection.
Farber's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums world-wide. He has lectured at the Smithsonian Institute, The George Eastman House as well as Universities and professional groups around the world. He has received the Photographer of the Year Award from the Photographic Manufacturers Association, the ASP International Award from the Professional Photographers of America and the American Society of Photographers. Recently, Canon presented Farber's work in a solo exhibition at Art Miami and CONTEXT Art Miami 2013. A documentary highlighting the artist is currently in development for PBS and will air September 2014.
About the Gallery: Now in its 27th year, Cavalier Galleries continues to offer an unparalleled variety of contemporary fine art at premier exhibition spaces in Greenwich, Nantucket, and New York. The Galleries' focus is on painting, sculpture, and photography from local and international artists, including emerging young talents as well as those who have established their place in the art historical cannon.
Farberesque: From Pensive to Provocative
January 30th - February 26th, 2014
Opening Thursday, January 30th 5pm - 8pm
Project 3W57 Presented by Cavalier Gallery, 3 W 57th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10019
Open Monday - Saturday 10am-5pm
Information: 212.570.4696 or www.cavaliergalleries.com
Seeing Montana, Edition of 10, fine art paper pigment print
Gia on the Lifeguard Stand, Edition of 10, fine art paper pigment print
Cowboy Looking Down, New Mexico, Edition of 25, fine art paper pigment print
Under the Bridge, Central Park, New York, Edition of 10, fine art paper pigment print