Bill Jacobson, Place (Series) #425, 2010The ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition of new photographs by 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient BILL JACOBSON. The show will open September 15 and run through October 27, 2012.
Jacobson, who is primarily concerned with memory, perception, and the dialogue between absence and presence, has been making photographs for nearly forty years. He describes his current body of work, Place (Series), as "the result of inserting rectangles of various sizes and surfaces in both constructed and natural settings. Ideally, the work questions what is 'real' and what is 'abstract,' while suggesting that the creation of places, and the act of placing, comes from choice and desire."
The exhibition will include a selection of prints from Place (Series) as well as a group of the photographer's earliest work, taken with a plastic Diana camera in 1975 and 1976.
An opening reception with the artist will be held on Saturday, September 15, from 2 to 5 PM. The general public is welcome; light refreshments will be served.
ABOUT THE ARTIST Born in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1955, BILL JACOBSON received a BA from Brown University in 1977 and an MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1981. Jacobson has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout Europe and the United States, and was recently included in the groundbreaking exhibition Hide/Seek at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Jacobson has had numerous residencies over the past twenty years, including Yaddo; the Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and MacDowell Colony. Jacobson will be in residence at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy, in Summer 2013. In addition to the 2012 Guggenheim Fellowship, Jacobson has received fellowships from the Aaron Siskind Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Three monographs have been published of Jacobson's work, all of which will be available for sale at the Robert Klein Gallery. Radius Books will publish a book of Place (Series) in early 2014.
Jacobson's work is in the permanent collections of the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the International Museum of Photography, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; the Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England, UK; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Jacobson currently resides in New York City.
The ROBERT KLEIN GALLERY was established in 1980 and ranks among the world's most prestigious showrooms of fine art photography. Participating in international art fairs such as Paris Photo, Art Miami, and The AIPAD Photography Show New York, the Robert Klein Gallery provides its contemporary artists with international exposure while exhibiting works by recognized masters such as Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham, and Irving Penn. The Gallery maintains an extensive and ever-changing inventory of nineteenth century, twentieth century, and contemporary photographs. With 40 combined years of experience and a profound knowledge base, the gallery staff is committed to serving a resource for both novice and seasoned collectors.