Location: PDNB Gallery, 150 Manufacturing Street, Suite 203, Dallas, TX 75207
February 17 – March 23, 2024
Saturday, February 17, 2024
From 5 – 8 pm
PDNB Gallery is taking a DEEP DIVE into their collection to produce a group exhibition opening in February 2024. The gallery holds hundreds of photographs in portfolio boxes, flat files and in framed storage. Many of these remarkable photographs do not see the light of day for years. This show gives the gallery a chance to reveal treasures from its collection of works by artists we currently represent and important photographs that have been acquired throughout the life of the gallery.
There is no theme to this group exhibition. It simply is a great opportunity to highlight extraordinary works that have not found a spot in PDNB Gallery’s recent themed or solo exhibitions. The photographs date from early 20th Century to contemporary and range from classic black and white darkroom photographs to contemporary color archival pigment photographs.
Treasures include a very large photograph (47 x 62 inch) of a watermelon by Australian artist, Robyn Stacey, The First Cut. This still life image of a bountiful watermelon revealing its rich, red flesh is symbolic of abundance, fertility and the celebration of life in art history.
Alfred Steiglitz, renowned American photographer, gallerist and husband of Georgia O’Keeffe, is represented in this exhibition with an extraordinary photogravure from his important Camera Work magazine publication. This image, The Ferry Boat, was printed in the October 1911 issue.
In 2008, PDNB Gallery profiled a group of Czech artists in the exhibition, Contemporary Czech Photography. One featured artist, Vojtêch V. Sláma, is included in this show. His alluring image of the smoking room was influenced by the great Czech modernist, Joseph Sudek.
Another rediscovered treasure is by Jack Delano, former Farm Security Administration photographer that PDNB exhibited in the late 1990’s. This charming photograph of a girl holding an American Flag in a school room in Puerto Rico, is reflective of the island’s American Territory status when taken in 1940.
There will be approximately forty photographs in this show.
Image: Vojtêch V. Sláma, Smoking Room, Potsdam, Germany, 2007