Close Encounters: Diane Arbus
Friday, April 8, 2016
Marvin Gelber Print & Drawing Study Centre, Art Gallery of Ontario
Members $15 | Public $17 | Students $10
“There are things which nobody would see unless I photographed them”
Maia-Mari Sutnik, Curator Emeritus, Photography, examines a group of compelling photographs by Diane Arbus (1923-1971) from the AGO’s large holdings of the artist’s work. Arbus’s photographs have polarized debate since her landmark exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1972 - a year after her death. Her stark black and white images are unsettling and explore bizarre interior worlds. With compassion and respect, she portrays those who are marginalized by society - the odd, the eccentric, the shunned, and the isolated.
Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Outsiders. American Photography and Film, 1950s – 1980s