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Photography February, 18 2011

“Mark Seliger: Listen” at Steven Kasher Gallery

One week remains to check out Mark Seliger: Listen at Steven Kasher Gallery. Best known for his portraits, Seliger includes some landscapes here, but the winning photographs are of people – nudes and tattooed faces.

Mark Seliger: Listen is in a sense a memento mori, a tribute to his late father. It follows in the tradition of photographers and painters such as Weston, Stieglitz, and Cézanne who, at a certain age, focus on elegiac studies of the nude, the landscape, and the still life. The pictures are Seliger’s meditations through slow looking. These photographs speak to us metaphorically of the eternal themes of love and death. They pay homage to Seliger’s forebears Brandt, Kertesz, Hosoe, and Penn. The nuanced tones of the platinum palladium convey the rich textures of Seliger’s sensibilities.

On view through February 26, 2011.

Steven Kasher Gallery
521 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

More examples for Seliger’s photography after the jump.

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