History of Art and Architecture

University Art Gallery Exhibition Opening

Date

Thursday, February 21, 2013 -
10:00am to 4:00pm

Capturing the Street: Garry Winogrand and Ned Bosnick will run from February 21 through March 22, Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Curated by Isabelle Chartier, this exhibition explores two views of street photography through photographs from the University Art Gallery’s permanent collection. Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) and Ned Bosnick (1937-2011) were two American photographers who turned the fleeting moments of everyday life into pictures. Yet, their approaches to street photography differed slightly. Winogrand surprised people on the streets by unexpectedly taking their photographs. Bosnick, however, worked surreptitiously, keeping a physical distance from his subjects, who were unaware that they were being caught on film. Both photographers were witty observers of urban spontaneity, and their prints provoke us to question the way we consider ordinary aspects of life. 

Garry Winogrand is viewed as one of the great American photographers of his generation. This exhibit will feature 15 photographs from the 1982 series Women are better than men. Not only have they survived but they do prevail. Ned Bosnick grew up a few miles east of Pittsburgh and traveled intensively to Europe. The 39 pictures presented in this exhibition come from the series The Talk of Paris, created during his various stays in the French capital between 1983 and 1995.

Public hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Gallery will be closed during Spring Break: March 11 – 15.

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