Heather Gaudio Fine Art Features Photographs by Michael Eastman
Exhibition Opening Reception scheduled for Friday, November 30
Heather Gaudio Fine Art, a contemporary art gallery in New Canaan, Connecticut, in collaboration with Barry Friedman Ltd., a New York-based gallery, announce the upcoming exhibition, Michael Eastman Photographs. Opening on Friday, November 30, the show features nine prints including selections from the “Landscapes and Horses” series. The exhibition will close on February 6, 2013.
Heather Gaudio invites the community to the opening reception to be held from 5pm to 8pm on Friday, November 30. "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring Michael Eastman’s talents to this area. It is truly a must-see exhibition,” states Gaudio.
Michael Eastman counts Edward Weston, Walker Evans, and Henry Moore, among his influences. Eastman has spent the past forty years capturing subjects ranging from Cuban life to landscapes to architecture. “Eastman’s photographs maintain a painterly quality with rich colors, dramatic lighting, and lavish details. He has been referred to as a contemporary urban alchemist magically transforming everyday common objects and surfaces into precious and profound photographs,” (Barry Friedman Ltd.).
Heather Gaudio Fine Art specializes in both emerging and established artists, offering works on paper, photography, painting and sculpture. The gallery offers a full range of art advisory services, from forming and maintaining a collection to framing and installation. The focus is on each individual client, selecting art that best serves his or her vision, space, and resources. Offering five shows per year, the exhibitions are designed to showcase important talent and provide artwork appealing to a broad range of interests. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday; 11am to 5pm; and by appointment.
Michael Eastman has established himself as one of the world's leading contemporary photographic artists. The self-taught photographer has spent four decades documenting interiors and facades in cities as diverse as Havana, Paris, Rome, and New Orleans, producing large-scale photographs unified by their visual precision, monumentality, and painterly use of color. Eastman is most recognized for his explorations of architectural form and the textures of decay, which create mysterious narratives about time and place. He still relies on capturing the image on film and continues to print the images himself.
Eastman's photographs have appeared in Time, Life, and American Photographer, and they reside in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and other prestigious institutions. His books include Havana (2011, Prestel), Vanishing America (2008, Rizzoli) and Horses (2003, Knopf), which is now in its fifth edition. Eastman lives in St. Louis.