Gallery 478 is pleased to present TIMEKEEPER+9, the photography of Anthony Friedkin. This exhibition revisits many images from 2003’s monograph TIMEKEEPER, a retrospective of photographs made over a period of more than thirty-five years and selected by the artist to represent his own view of his life’s work. TIMEKEEPER+9 includes key works produced in the years since its publication.
Anthony Friedkin’s work has been widely exhibited, collected, and critically acclaimed – perhaps most perceptively by Julian Cox of the J. Paul Getty Museum’s Department of Photography describing his practice in the essay opening TIMEKEEPER. ” He captures and creates beauty for its own sake, but he also chases life’s more elusive mysteries. The best of his pictures are outré, edgy fragments of life, emitting sparks of electricity that increase in wattage the more closely we examine what’s there.” And what’s there is plenty – from surreal Hollywood film sets to the brothels of Manhattan, from the inmates of California’s Folsom Prison to the tempestuous Pacific Ocean – all captured with spare, elegant precision in black-and-white gelatin silver prints.
Anthony Friedkin’s photographs are in the permanent collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. Curated by Arnée and Ray Carofano, TIMEKEEPER+9 runs through February 23, 2012.
TIMEKEEPER will be on exhibit from December 1, 2011 – February 23, 2012
Artist’s Reception:Saturday, December 3, 4 – 7 PM
GALLERY 478 is located at 478 W. Seventh Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
Gallery hours are Monday – Friday 11 AM – 5 PM and by appointment.
By Jim McKinniss