As you may know, The Light Factory will hold its 34th Annual Auction this Saturday evening, November 5. You can read more about the event on our previous post here, or on TLF’s auction page. For now, we thought we might just tempt you with some more of the items that will be up for auction this year. Buy your ticket now, and get ready to bid!
Sonia Handelman Meyer – Teenage Boys, Spanish Harlem (Live Auction)
This is one of our favorite works by Sonia Handelman Meyer, the legendary photography living right here in our own community. Meyer was a member of the famed Photo League of New York, which included many noted photographers of the mid-20th century. Her photographs are in major collections, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Columbus Museum, Montgomery Museum, Jewish Museum, Mint Museum, and Bank of America. Representation is by Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy. This is your opportunity to add one of her works to your own collection! This silver gelatin photograph is from an edition of 3/25, and is 10 x 10 in. The photograph was taken between 1945-52 and was printed in 2007.
Burk Uzzle – Acid Park (Live Auction)
If you loved Burk Uzzle’s exhibition earlier this year at SOCO Gallery, here’s your chance to own one of his works. Uzzle’s career spans nearly six decades. At 23, he was the youngest photographer ever hired by LIFE Magazine. Mentored by Henri Cartier-Bresson, much of the NC-based artist’s work focuses around the quiet beauty discovered in small towns around America. This archival pigment print, Acid Park, is from 2009 and measures 18 x 22 inches.
Kim Keever – Abstract 11284b (Live Auction)
NY-based artist Kim Keever opens an exhibition of his work at Jerald Melberg Gallery next Friday, November 11. In advance of that, take home one of her colorful abstract compositions, while supporting the work of The Light Factory, the only photography focused non-profit in our State. Abstract 11284b is a 20 x 21 inch C-Print from 2014. Keever has exhibited extensively throughout the country and abroad, recently in both London and South Korea, with works in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, Microsoft, Bank of America and Philip Morris.
Deborah Luster – Walnuts (Silent Auction)
I remember the first work I ever saw by Deborah Luster. It really stayed with me. This archival pigment photograph, Walnuts, has that same ethereal quality. The AP (artist proof) is just 7 x 7 in. – just the right size to find a place in your home! Luster also has a stellar record, with exhibitions at SF MOMA; the Whitney Museum of American Art; and Museum of Contemporary Photography. Awards include the Dorothea Lange—Paul Taylor Prize from the Center for Documentary Studies; an Anonymous Was a Woman Award; The John Guttman Award and a Peter S. Reed Foundation Award. Her work is in permanent collections of the Whitney Museum; SF MOMA; LA County Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the New Orleans Museum of Art — and soon, maybe YOUR private collection!
Maggie Steber – Gonaives Salt Flats, Gonaives, Haiti (Silent Auction)
This work is an excellent example of Steber’s documentary work capturing communities in crisis. This is one image of many taken in Haiti, where Steber worked for more than 30 years. Published in her monograph entitled Dancing on Fire, this is an iconic work by the artist named one of eleven Women of Vision in 2014 by National Geographic Magazine.
Constance Thalken – Purge #1 (Silent Auction)
Perhaps you remember Constance Thalken’s 2015 exhibition at The Light Factory, Eyes Open Slowly. This large Lambda chromogenic print mounted on DiBond is 30 x 40 inches. Thalken’s work has been widely exhibited nationally and internationally and can be found in major permanent art collections including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Birmingham Museum of Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, The Bunnen Collection, Yale University Library, and Georgia Perimeter College. The Atlanta-based artist is represented by Whitespace.