At this time, We the People must ask ourselves one question: who are we?
Although it might seem like a simple question, the answer may not come so easily. When the founding fathers penned “We the People,” they may have meant themselves, the white men in power, but We the People of today incorporates a much wider set of individuals. When We lives to juxtapose with the Other, just as it has in our current climate, photography’s unique power to democratize becomes a necessity. In our previous show HE/SHE/THEY, we explored the multifaceted ways gender, sexuality, and identity build ourselves and our surroundings. And so, expanding our notions of us, ROSEGALLERY presents We, a selection of photographs, paintings, and prints which strive to show the encompassing sense of We through our idiosyncrasies and connections. Artists featured include: Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Charles Brittin, Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, Graciela Iturbide, Dorothea Lange, Wayne Lawrence and Guy Stricherz.
An opening reception will be on Saturday, 10 December, from six to eight pm.
Our annual holiday shop, Purveyors of Fine Objects, featuring crafts by Japanese artists along with limited edition books and works on paper, will open 10 December at ten am.
Please join us at 3 pm for a book signing of Richard Ehrlich's new monograph Face The Music published by Steidl.