(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – There will be an artist’s reception for A Distinct Vision, a 40-year retrospective of works by award-winning photographer Greg Gorman at Sohn Fine Art Gallery, running through September 30th, 2013, on Saturday, July 20, 2013, from 4 to 8pm.
The exhibition, part of Sohn Fine Art’s Master Artist Series (MAS), features a curated selection of Gorman’s nudes and celebrity portraits highlighting Gorman’s impressive career. In the course of his career, Greg Gorman has photographed some of the leading creative personalities of our time, including Andy Warhol, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeff Koons, Helen Mirren, Al Pacino, and Meryl Streep.
In conjunction with the exhibition, a public artist’s presentation and booksigning will be held at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington on July 18 at 7pm. Also, two one-day artist led workshops — “Mastering Portraits” and “Nudes” on July 21 and 22, respectively — and one Critique Day Workshop, on July 23, will be held at Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club. Signup for workshops is at Sohn Fine Art.
A Distinct Vision comes to Sohn Fine Art and the Berkshires after touring museums and galleries throughout Europe and the near east. In addition to featuring a selection of Gorman’s celebrity portraits, A Distinct Vision will include a selection of Gorman’s black and white male and female nudes.
Each of Gorman’s photographs portrays a picture of human nature in its infinite range. A true master with lighting and composition, Gorman’s strength also lies in his charismatic ability to get his subjects to open up to him, thereby creating a rare opportunity for the viewer to see the unique qualities of that person, as well as share a special, and often private, moment that Gorman has captured.
In addition to Gorman’s many awards, he was just the recipient of the 2013 Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Lifetime Achievement Award.
Gorman will be the second photographer to be featured as part of the 2013 Master Artist Series (MAS), which exists to bring Master Photographers to the Berkshires for a series of exhibitions, presentations and workshops.
Those interested in learning more about Gorman’s process and career are invited to attend the artist-led lecture and booksigning at the Mahaiwe on July 18 at 7pm. Gorman will discuss his career as an analog photographer in the world of celebrity as well as his transition to digital photography. Accompanying this discussion, Gorman will present a visual presentation of his imagery spanning his 40 plus year career. Included in that will be his award-winning motion picture campaigns, a commercial body of work called We The People, as well as images from his two most recent books, Framed and In Their Youth. In closing, Gorman will discuss the pursuit of his current passions for wine and education. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $12 for students, and may be purchased at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.
Artists and photographers are invited to join Gorman for two one-day artist led workshops (“Mastering Portraits” and “Nudes”) and a “Critique Day” workshop to be held on July 21, July 22 and July 23. Workshops will be based in the Meadowview building at Cranwell Resort, Spa & Golf Club in Lenox. The workshops will include an intimate preview of Gorman’s works and influences, a critique of each participant’s imagery, and photographing at locations throughout the Berkshires. Gorman will focus heavily on pushing each individual’s communications skills to create the trust and confidence between the photographer and the subject to finally create that connected portrait. Gorman ‘s intention at the end of the day will be for the student to be able to see and understand light and communicate with the talent in order to achieve their desired goals. Interested participants may find more information and register at Sohn Fine Art Gallery. Early registration is recommended, as participation is limited.
From celebrity portraits and advertising campaigns to magazine layouts and fine art work, Greg Gorman has developed and showcased a discriminating and unique style in his profession. When not shooting famous faces, Gorman travels the world for specialized photographic projects and continues to work on compilations of his imagery. A book of his photos for the award winning L.A. Eyeworks campaign, entitled Framed: Greg Gorman for l.a. Eyeworks was released in 2012. In the fall of 2009, Damiani Editore released In Their Youth: Early Portraits, which incorporates forty years of unpublished work.
Founded in 2011, by photographer and gallerist Cassandra Sohn, Sohn Fine Art is located in the heart of the Berkshires in Stockbridge. The gallery specializes in contemporary photography of emerging and mid-career artists. Sohn Fine Art also offers a full spectrum of photographic services including Fine Art Archival Giclee Printing, Photography, and Photographic Workshops.
A program of Sohn Fine Art, the Master Artist Series (MAS) contributes to the cultural vitality of the Berkshires by promoting broader understanding of and community engagement with photographic mediums through exhibitions, lectures, and workshops featuring world class photographers.