Victor Landweber

American Cameras

July 26 – September 6, 2014

Beacon Two-Twenty Five
1983
Cibachrome print
16 x 20 inches
Ansco Panda
1983
Cibachrome print
16 x 20 inches
Ansco Shur-Flash
1983
Cibachrome print
20 x 16 inches
Bear Photo Special
1983
Cibachrome print
20 x 16 inches
Brownie Starlet
1983
Cibachrome print
16 x 20 inches
Capitol 120
1983
Cibachrome print
20 x 16 inches
Cubex IV
1983
Cibachrome print
20 x 16 inches
Duo Lens Imperial Reflex
1983
Cibachrome print
20 x 16 inches
Hopalog Cassidy
1983
Cibachrome print
20 x 16 inches
Imperial Debonair
1983
Cibachrome print
20 x 16 inches
Insta Flash
1983
Cibachrome print
16 x 20 inches
Lady Carefree
1983
Cibachrome print
16 x 20 inches
Official 3-Way Camera
1983
Cibachrome print
20 x 16 inches
Spartus Press Flash
1983
Cibachrome print
20 x 16 inches
Tri-Vision
1983
Cibachrome print
16 x 20 inches

Press Release

Joseph Bellows Gallery is pleased to announce, Victor Landweber: American Cameras.

Victor Landweber’s American Cameras series depict a visually seductive group of vintage cameras isolated on a black background. The large-scale luminous Cibachrome prints included in the exhibition present their subjects directly, and ask the viewer to contemplate the object pictured, as well as the nature of the medium of photography itself.

Artists working in media other than photography; especially late Modernist painters, surrealists, Dadaists and conceptual artists, whose work have suggested possibilities for addressing perception and its representation in a photograph, have been influential to Landweber.

Victor Landweber was born in Washington DC in 1943. He holds a B.A. from the University of Iowa (1966) and a M.F.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles (1976). His work is included in major public collections, including: California Museum of Photography, Center for Creative Photography, Fogg Art Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Seattle Art Museum, as well as numerous other prominent institutions.

An opening reception will be held on Saturday July 26 from 6-8pm. The exhibition will continue through September 6th.