Saturday, January 19, 2008

Disfarmer: Women

Disfarmer: Women at Steven Kasher Gallery. "...Disfarmer: Women is the first exhibition that looks beyond a survey of Mike Disfarmer’s photography in order to examine a single crucial theme of his production and his psychology. None of the 35-40 pictures that comprise this show have been previously exhibited.
Disfarmer’s portraits are startling, captivating experiences because they embody a complicated delicacy of relationship between sitter and recorder that is unique in the canon of portraiture. In Max Kozloff’s new book The Theatre of the Face: Portrait Photography Since 1900 (Phaidon, 2007), Disfarmer is one of the seven artists discussed in the crucial chapter 'The Sander Effect,' where he is placed alongside August Sander, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, and Diane Arbus."


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