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ALEC SOTH: UNTIL NOW
March 17, 2014
by Alec Soth
Weinstein Gallery is pleased to present a retrospective of 35 photographs taken between 1998 and 2014 by internationally recognized Minnesota-based photographer, Alec Soth. Included will be photographs from the well-known projects Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004), NIAGARA (2006), Dog Days, Bogota (2007), Fashion Magazine: Paris/Minnesota (2007), Last Days of W. (2008), Broken Manual (2010) and Siren (2012). In addition, Weinstein Gallery will be debuting a new photograph taken during the Minnesota winter this year. The photograph, Lake Calhoun, 2014, was prominently featured in the New York Times Magazine.
Working in the photographic traditions of Robert Frank, William Eggleston and Stephen Shore, Soth captures large format color images with his 8 x 10 inch film camera. Guided by research, happenstance and curiosity, Soth seeks out the quiet beauty of the every day. The photographs in Until Now take the viewer from the Surf Ballroom in Iowa, where Buddy Holly played his last concert, to chic Paris fashion shoots to rural and desolate landscapes of the American West.
Alec Soth (b. 1969) is a photographer born and based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His photographs have been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including the 2004 Whitney and Sao Paulo Biennials. In 2008, a large survey exhibition of Soth's work was exhibited at Jeu de Paume in Paris and Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. In 2010, the Walker Art Center produced a large survey exhibition of Soth's work entitled From Here To There. His first monograph, Sleeping by the Mississippi and his numerous subsequent publications have received critical acclaim and book awards. Soth has been the recipient of many fellowships and awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship (2013). His work is included in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, amongst others. Soth became a nominee of Magnum photos in 2004 and a full member in 2008.