Two decades of works by photographer Joel Meyerowitz on display in London


Renowned photographer Joel Meyerowitz exhibits 13 large format photographs at the Huxley-Parlor Gallery in London. The work was exhibited on July 20 and will remain until August 12.

Meyerowitz is one of America’s most notable color photographers. Although he began by taking black and white photographs in the vein of photographers Robert Frank and Henri Cartier-Bresson, he eventually turned to making color images and is today considered the one of the pioneers of this art form, alongside other greats such as William Eggleston, Stephen Shore and Ernst Haas.

The Huxley-Parlor exhibition, titled “Between the Dog and the Wolf,” brings together some two decades of Meyerowitz’s photographs. Meyerowitz originally published a photobook under the same title and this exhibition builds on that with works from some of his other notable projects, including 2016’s ‘Cape Light’ and 2017’s ‘Towards Colour’.

A statement about the gallery‘s work says:

“Originally published as a photo book, Between the dog and the wolf captures serene pools surrounded by expansive seas and endless twilight horizons on Cape Cod in the 70s and 80s. The contrast between the pools and the ocean is not only aesthetic, but also philosophical: the title comes from the French expression “between dog and wolf”, alluding to the impending twilight. Meyerowitz notes: “It seemed to me that the French equate twilight with the notion of the tame and the wild, the known and the unknown, where this special moment of the disappearance of light offers us an entrance into the place where our senses could fail us slightly, making us vulnerable to the vagaries of our imagination.

Meyerowitz received acclaim throughout his decades-long career. He has had over 350 exhibitions and two Guggenheim Fellowships and is a recipient of National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities awards. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Meyerowitz lives and works between New York and Italy.

You can find out more about the exhibition on the Huxley-Parlor website, here.


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