Fraenkel Gallery

Lee Friedlander: Signs

Lee Friedlander: Signs

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present Lee Friedlander: SIGNS, an exhibition examining the five-decade long obsession of this highly influential photographer. Since the early 1960s, Friedlander has focused on the signs that inscribe the American landscape, from hand-lettered ads to storefront windows to massive billboards. Made in New York, San Francisco, and dozens of cities and small towns in between,…
Robert Adams: 27 Roads

Robert Adams: 27 Roads

Robert Adams: 27 Roads, a tightly-focused group of photographs spanning almost five decades, will be on view at Fraenkel Gallery from September 6 through October 20, 2018. The road has been a central motif in the work of Robert Adams since the beginning of his life as a photographer, and 27 Roads is the first exhibition to focus on this…
Robert Adams: Tenancy

Robert Adams: Tenancy

The book’s theme of tenancy expresses the idea of “temporary possession of what belongs to another”–specifically, the natural environment. Adams’ recent photographs of the landscape reference the current and imminent threats of clearcutting, environmental degradation and natural disasters along the Northwestern coast of the US. The black-and-white photographs include poignant images of massive tree stumps on the beach–a product of…
Ralph Eugene Meatyard: American Mystic

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: American Mystic

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present Ralph Eugene Meatyard: American Mystic from March 9 through May 6, 2017, featuring some 30 works by this enigmatic and legendary photographer. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to view both iconic and lesser-known photographs by Meatyard alongside the artist’s notebooks and annotated volumes from his personal library. The exhibition coincides with the publication…
Lee Friedlander: Western Landscapes

Lee Friedlander: Western Landscapes

Lee Friedlander: Western Landscapes focuses on the photographs the artist made during a series of road trips through the 1990s and 2000s. Working with a large negative, a wide-angle lens, and photographing from unconventional vantage points, Friedlander’s square-format photographs draw the viewer into idiosyncratic qualities of the terrain while skewing expectations of beatific grandeur. Though Friedlander’s subjects include some of…
Hiroshi Sugimoto: Remains To Be Seen

Hiroshi Sugimoto: Remains To Be Seen

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to present the first exhibition of new, large-format photographs of abandoned theaters by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Sugimoto began his artistic exploration of movie theaters in the late 1970s and continued throughout the 1990s, creating each photograph in a working theater while a film was being projected on a screen. In Remains to be Seen, on view at…