This Weekend: Jerry Uelsmann at the Robert Klein Gallery
Uelsmann’s images blend natural and manmade forms from multiple negatives to create a poetic space where meaning is hinted but never absolute. Drawn from 50 years of the photographer’s work, this show in the renowned Robert Klein Gallery on Newbury Street opens this Saturday, January 21, from 2 to 4 PM.
On offer is a selection of museum-quality prints from Uelsmann’s personal collection, which complements an extensive retrospective which opening on Feb. 11 at the Peabody Essex Museum.
A master of darkroom alchemy, Uelsmann taught the art of fine photographic printing alongsideAnsel Adams in the 1960s and 70s, He rebuffed the purist sensibilities and previsualization techniques popular in photography at the time. Even today, as digital editing has taken over, Uelsmann remains committed to the darkroom and the use of analog devices.
Uelsmann’s photographs are in the collections of over 65 museums worldwide, including New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Modern Art.