"WE ARE THE SUBJECT"

Model - Arbus - Solomon
July 12 - September 8, 2018
Selected Works Thumbnail View
Lisette Model, Restaurant, 1944Lisette Model, Restaurant, 1944

Lisette Model, Restaurant, 1944

Lisette Model, Nick's Nightclub, 1940-1944Lisette Model, Nick's Nightclub, 1940-1944

Lisette Model, Nick's Nightclub, 1940-1944

Diane Arbus, Triplets in their bedroom, N.J., 1963Diane Arbus, Triplets in their bedroom, N.J., 1963

Diane Arbus, Triplets in their bedroom, N.J., 1963

Rosalind Fox Solomon, An East Village Painter, New York, NY, 1986Rosalind Fox Solomon, An East Village Painter, New York, NY, 1986

Rosalind Fox Solomon, An East Village Painter, New York, NY, 1986

Rosalind Fox Solomon, Mother and Daughter, Bighton Beach, New York, 1985Rosalind Fox Solomon, Mother and Daughter, Bighton Beach, New York, 1985

Rosalind Fox Solomon, Mother and Daughter, Bighton Beach, New York, 1985

Press Release

Lisette Model was well known in her teachings to declare the necessary absence of any defined rules or preconceived methods; expression need not be hindered by technique. On the question of meaning behind a photographer’s subject matter, she affirmed both its inherent subjectivity and its impartial nature: “We are the subject, the object is the world around us.”

 

What unites Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, and Rosalind Fox Solomon in the canon of photography is not their subject matter, nor shared vision or approach, but rather a passionate desire to explore their personal identities through others.  Viewed almost as self-reflections, the nearly 40 photographs comprising this exhibition represent these artists' defiant attempts to understand the world and their place within it.