"Body Language"

July 6, 2017—August 18, 2017 | Opening Reception: Thursday July 6th, 6-8pm

James Harris Gallery is pleased to present “Body Language,” a group exhibition of black and white photography including work by Diane Arbus, Bill Brandt, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Bill Burke, Harry M. Callahan, Robert Capa, Ralph Gibson, Emmet Gowin, Helen Levitt, Andrea Modica, Rodrigo Moya, and Henry Wessel.    This show focuses on images that illustrate the personal language of the body through subtle nuance of gesture, contrapposto and emotive facial expression.  The works in the show capture moments that offer insight into intimate human interactions and the inner psyche through depicting their subjects both in controlled interior spaces and in external environments. The psychology of the body shapes human experience and identity, where posture and movement shows an honest expression of our core beliefs and emotions.  The artists in this show demonstrate empathy and familiarity for these figures, by either assuming the role as passive witness or taking an active role as collaborator.  Perhaps they discover their own reflection through their subjects and in this way, these works highlight a collective human experience that we can all relate to and locate within ourselves.  

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"Polvareda, Ciudad de México" 1958
"Tonopah, NV" 1995
“Pablo Picasso & Francoise Gilot, Golfe-Juan, France, August” 1948
“Iris Owens, Yaddo” 1980
“Waikiki” 1985
"Micheldever (Nude), Hampshire" 1948
“Untitled” 1982
Untitled (10), c. 1970-71
“Eleanor, Chicago” 1949
“Edith, Dayton, Ohio” 1967
“El Ensueno (The Daydreamer)” 1931
“NYC” 1940 (children on the street)

“NYC” 1978 (man & woman subway)

"Treadwell" 1998

Rodgrigo Moya

Andrea Modica

Robert Capa

Bill Burke

Henry Wessel

Ralph Gibson

Bill Brandt

Diane Arbus

Emmet Gowin

Harry Callahan

Manuel Álvarez Bravo

Helen Levitt