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Press Release

For Immediate Release: 09/21/17

Upcoming Exhibition:

Wayne Sorce: Urban Color

October 21st – December 30th, 2017

Joseph Bellows Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming solo exhibition, Wayne Sorce: Urban Color. The exhibition will open on October 21st and continue through December 30th, 2017. In conjunction with Sorce’s exhibition will be a group show relating to the city as subject.

Urban Color will present a remarkable selection Sorce’s large-scale color photographs of urban environments taken in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s in both Chicago and New York City. His urban landscapes describe, with a formal exactitude, the light, structures, and palette of these cities within a certain era. For Sorce, the urban landscape is both still and transitory; people appear in the photographs as both inhabitants, as well as sculptural forms relating to a larger composed scene.

Wayne Sorce (American, 1946 – 2015) was born in Chicago, Illinois. He received both a B.F.A. and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1969 and 1971). His photographs have been exhibited at the Renaissance Society, University of Chicago, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Sorce’s photographs are held within the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the George Eastman Museum, the Armand Hammer Museum of Art, the National Museum of American Art, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Museum of Modern Art.

Complementing Sorce’s exhibition will be a collection of photographs by his contemporaries that describe the city as a subject. Work by Bob Thall, George Tice, Bevan Davies, Grant Mudford, and others will be included.

To request further information or high-resolution images please contact Joseph Bellows Gallery at Established in 1998, Joseph Bellows Gallery features rotating exhibitions of both vintage and contemporary photography, with a special interest in American work from the 20th Century.

More information can be found at