Splendor & Misery | Joel-Peter Witkin

CENTER at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe Gallery
October 5 - November 4, 2018
Selected Works Thumbnail View
Woman with Small Breasts, Paris, 2007Woman with Small Breasts, Paris, 2007

Woman with Small Breasts, Paris, 2007

Cupid and Centaur, 1992Cupid and Centaur, 1992

Cupid and Centaur, 1992

Prudence, 1996Prudence, 1996

Prudence, 1996

Satiro, 1992Satiro, 1992

Satiro, 1992

Still Life, Mexico, 1992Still Life, Mexico, 1992

Still Life, Mexico, 1992

God of Heaven and Earth, Los Angeles, 1988God of Heaven and Earth, Los Angeles, 1988

God of Heaven and Earth, Los Angeles, 1988

Woman Once a Bird, Los Angeles, 1990Woman Once a Bird, Los Angeles, 1990

Woman Once a Bird, Los Angeles, 1990

Myself As a Dead Clown, 2007Myself As a Dead Clown, 2007

Myself As a Dead Clown, 2007

Press Release

CENTER is pleased to announce the solo exhibition Splendor and Misery: Photographs by Joel-Peter Witkin, opening October 5, 2018 at El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe Gallery.

 

Witkin considers morality as central to his work. Drawing from a rich body of sources – literature, myth, and Renaissance and Baroque painting – he creates elaborate tableaux that explores perverse, erotic, and religious concerns. He collaborates with people often from the more extreme margins of society as his subjects, and occasionally works with corpses and mutilated body parts, often photographing in countries where the laws are more lenient when working with human remains.

 

The image selection for Splendor and Misery: Photographs by Joel-Peter Witkin will include better known images as well as newer works that have rarely been shown. Up to 30 photographs and several drawings from the Joel-Peter Witkin collection will be on view from October 5 – November 4, 2018.