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SELECTED WORKS BY Mitch Epstein

BP Carson Refinery, California
Mitch Epstein
BP Carson Refinery, California

2007

C-print

178 x 234 cm
The works shown here are from a much larger project, American Power. Mitch Epstein takes ‘power’ in both its literal and figurative senses: the ability to get something done, the capacity to influence other people or events, political authority and control, energy produced by electrical, mechanical and nuclear means, and national strength. However, as wide as the definition of power is, American hegemony is such that Epstein’s clever title immediately focuses our minds on a country at the apex of military, economic and cultural might. In a general sense, Epstein concerns himself with the production, distribution and consumption of power in the United States.
Chalmette Oil Refinery, New Orleans
Mitch Epstein
Chalmette Oil Refinery, New Orleans, Louisiana II

2007

C-print

178 x 234 cm
What this means in visual terms is a close look at plants and factories, oil rigs, mines, wind turbines, petrol stations and other nodes, along with the effects our systems have on nature and society, both short and long term: the suburb, the inner city, recreation, pollution and disaster. Epstein’s gift is for the big picture; every image has a primary subject which strikes the eye, but closer scrutiny reveals all kinds of nuance. Behind the bluster of American power, Epstein seems to be saying, is great frailty.

Text by William A Ewing

Mitch Epstein's BIOGRAPHY

Mitch Epstein
Born in 1952, Holyoke, MA
Lives and works in New York, NY



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, France
Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool
Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson, Paris, France

2010
Kunst Museum, Bonn, Germany

2008
Brancolini Grimaldi, Rome, Italy

2007
FOAM – Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY
Galerie Thomas Zander, Köln, Germany

2006
Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York, NY

2004
Yancey Richardson, New York
PhotoEspana, Madrid, Spain
BrancoliniGrimaldi, Florence, Italy
Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2003
Power House, Memphis, Tennessee

2002
Onefront Gallery, New York, NY

2001
Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Brent Sikkema, New York, NY

1998
Center for Documentary Studies, Durham, NC
Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, MA
Wooster Gardens, New York, NY

1996
Gallery of Contemporary Photography, LA, CA

1995
Tenri Gallery, New York, NY

1994
Julie Saul Gallery, New York, NY
Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

1991
Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA

1989
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, CA

1988
Aperture, Burden Gallery, New York, NY

1984
H.F. Manes Gallery, New York, NY

1982
Light Gallery, New York, NY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Photography: Out of Focus, Saatchi Gallery, London

2011
Infinite Balance: Artists and the Environment, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego
Hyper Real: Art and America Around 1970, Ludwig Forum
New Documentary Forms, Tate Modern, London
Appropraited Landscapes, The Walther Collection, Ulm, Germany
Mannerism and Modernism: The Kasper Collection of Drawings and Photographs, New York

2010
How Wine Became Modern: Design and Wine, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
Ecoaesthetic: The Tragedy of Beauty, Exit Art, New York
Incognito: The Hidden Self Portrait, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance and the Camera, Princeton University Art Museum, Tate Modern
American Documents, FotoMuseum, Antwerp
Starburst: Color Photography in America, 1970-1980, Cincinnati Art Museum
Extended Family: Contemporary Connections, Brooklyn Museum, New York

2009
Glitz & Grime: Photographs of Times Square, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Trouble in Paradise: Examining Discord between Nature and Society, Tuscon Museum of Art, Tuscon
Nudes, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, São Paulo

2008
When Color Was New, Julie Saul Gallery, New York
The Good Life, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York
Easy Rider, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York

2007
Phillip-Lorca DiCorcia, Mitch Epstein, Stephen Shore
Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection,Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

2006
Ecotopia: The Second ICP Triennial of Photography and Video, International Center of Photography
Cities In Transition, United Technologies Corporation commission, Boston, MA, Hartford, CT, New York, NY
Shoot the Family, ICI Travelling Exhibition
Garry Winogrand and the American Street Photographers, Fotografie Museum Amsterdam
The Open Book,Hasselblad Center, Goteborg, Sweden
70s Color Photography, Kennedy Boesky Photographs, NYC
NY after NY, Musee de L’Elysee, Lausanne, Switzerland
Visions from America, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Sense of Space, Noorderlicht, Groningen, The Netherlands
Overnight to Many Cities, 303 Gallery
Walkabout, New York Historical Society, NY
New York Now, Museum of the City of New York
Blind Spot #17, Mass College of Art
Eggleston and the Color Tradition, J. Paul Getty Museum, CA

1998
Photography after Modernism:Extensions into Contemporary Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA
The Sound of One Hand, Apex Art C.P., NYC
In Country: Vietnam Revisited, Laurence Miller Gallery, NYC

1997
India: A Celebration of Independence, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA
Blind Spot: Coming of Age, White Columns, NYC

1995
Animal Attractions, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC
The Magic of Play, Grand Central Station, NYC
This Sporting Life" (traveling exhibition) 992-93, International Center of Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA

1989
Romance of the Taj Mahal, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA

1988
Contemporary American Photography, Cultural Palace, Canton, China

1987
Color Photographs: Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Modern Art, NYC

1983
High Light: The Mountain in Photography from 1840 to the Present,International Center of Photography, New York, NY

1982
Color as Form/History of Color Photography, travelling exhibtion

1981
The New Color, International Center of Photography, New York, NY
New American Colour Photography, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK
Love is Blind, Castelli Graphics, New York, NY