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Victor Landweber

American Cameras

July 26 – September 6, 2014

Beacon Two-Twenty Five
Ansco Panda 1983
Ansco Shur-Flash 1983
Bear Photo Special
Brownie Starlet 1983
Capitol 120 1983
Cubex IV 1983
Duo Lens Imperial Reflex
Hopalog Cassidy 1983
Imperial Debonair 1983
Insta Flash 1983
Lady Carefree 1983
Official 3-Way Camera
Spartus Press Flash
Tri-Vision 1983 Cibachrome print

Press Release

Joseph Bellows Gallery is pleased to announce, Victor Landweber: American Cameras.

Victor Landweber’s American Cameras series depict a visually seductive group of vintage cameras isolated on a black background. The large-scale luminous Cibachrome prints included in the exhibition present their subjects directly, and ask the viewer to contemplate the object pictured, as well as the nature of the medium of photography itself.

Artists working in media other than photography; especially late Modernist painters, surrealists, Dadaists and conceptual artists, whose work have suggested possibilities for addressing perception and its representation in a photograph, have been influential to Landweber.

Victor Landweber was born in Washington DC in 1943. He holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa (1966) and a M.F.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles (1976). His work is included in major public collections, including: California Museum of Photography, Center for Creative Photography, Fogg Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, as well as numerous other prominent institutions.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday July 26 from 6-8pm. The exhibition will continue through September 6th.