Join Us Online for ‘A Peek Behind the Curtain: Conversations Between Photographers + Their Dealers’
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NOTE: This class will be held in a live, online format using the Zoom platform
Class meets 12-1:30pm ET
This ongoing 90-minute series is geared toward photographers and the curious collector, where we go behind-the-scenes to have a flexible, honest and open conversation between a dealer and one of their artists. From the gallery’s perspective, topics may range from how the dealer met the photographer and how they now work together, to how the gallery defines its brand, how new talent is discovered to the challenges of running a gallery in today’s world. Of particular interest is what attracted the photographer to the dealer and vice versa! Collector, advisor and Maine Media faculty member, Alice Sachs Zimet, moderates.
Cig Harvey is an artist who uses images and language to explore sensory experience and elevate the everyday. Rich in implied narrative, deeply rooted in the natural world, her work is devoted to the topic of what it is to feel. Her work has been reviewed and featured in The New York Times, BBC, Vogue, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, The Sunday Times, The Independent, Marie Claire Italia, and New York. She is the author of three previous monographs, You Look At Me Like An Emergency, Gardening at Night, and You an Orchestra You a Bomb. In 2017, Cig was awarded the prestigious Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER, an international organization that honors, supports, and provides opportunities for gifted and committed photographers. In 2018, she was named the Prix Virginia Laureate, an international photography award based in Paris and in 2019, a mid-career retrospective of her work appeared at the Ogunquit Museum of Art. Most recently Cig was named one of the 2021 recipients of the Farnsworth’s Maine in America Award. The Maine in America Award is presented by the Farnsworth Art Museum in honor of an individual or group who has made an outstanding contribution to Maine’s role in American art
Caroline Wall is the Director of the Robert Mann Gallery. She graduated from McGill University with a degree in Art History and began her career in the art world at the O’Hara Gallery before joining the team at Robert Mann Gallery in 2006.
With the gallery, Caroline has participated in many national and international art fairs and works with numerous contemporary photographers and estates organizing both solo and curated group exhibitions. Caroline is a member of the Board of Directors of AIPAD.
Founded in 1985, Robert Mann Gallery represents an international roster of prominent contemporary artists that continue to push the role of the photographic medium through unique visions and stylistic innovation. The gallery’s program includes a strong group of women artists many of whom use narrative based work to tell stories through image such as Holly Andres, Julie Blackmon and Cig Harvey. A core collection of landscape artists, including Jeff Brows, Murray Fredericks, Michael Kenna and Maroesjka Lavigne capture the ever changing terrain through their own distinctive view. The gallery pairs this with an outstanding collection of twentieth century masters including works by Ansel Adams, Elisabeth Hase, Aaron Siskind, and Margaret Watkins, among others, that exemplify photography’s important visual past. The gallery continues to influence through new discoveries and works to promote and exhibit photography on an international level.
Check out the Full Series:
Thursday, March 25
12 – 1:30pm EST
Cig Harvey and Caroline Wall, Director of the Robert Mann Gallery, New York, NY
Wednesday, April 7
12 – 1:30pm EST
Jess T. Dugan and Catherine Edelman, Director of the Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Thursday, April 22
David Emitt Adams and Terry Etherton, Director of the Etherton Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, May 5
Kevin Cooley and Susan Laney, Director of Laney Contemporary Fine Art, Savannah, GA
Tuesday May 18th
Annu Palakunnathu Matthew & Esa Epstein, sepiaEYE, New York, NY
Wednesday, June 2
Allen Frame and Tom Gitterman, of Gitterman Gallery, New York, NY
Instructor: Alice Sachs Zimet
Alice Sachs Zimet has been a collector of fine photography for 30+ years, as well as an educator, consultant, and advisor with regular participation in juries, portfolio reviews, and festivals. Faculty, International Center of Photography (ICP) School. Chair, Photography Curatorial Committee, Harvard Art Museums. Board, Magnum Foundation. Chair, Acquisitions Committee, ICP. Independent educator and consultant, Corporate Sponsorship. Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program, Arts Administration, Steinhardt School, New York University. Bachelor’s Degree (Art History), Syracuse University. Studied art history at the Sorbonne, Paris, France. Master’s Degree (Art History), New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. Research Assistant, Grey Art Gallery. Manager, Summer Intern Program, Metropolitan Museum of Art. Manager, Direct Mail Publications Program, American Federation of Arts. Director, Worldwide Cultural Affairs, The Chase Manhattan Bank.