Famous: Lawrence Schiller
Dates: August 31 – September 29, 2023
Events: Keynote Event Thursday, September 21, Speed Art Museum, Reception at 5:30pm, Presentation at 6:30pm
Over the past 70 years, Lawrence Schiller has photographed many of the most important figures in film, politics, and sports. Beyond that, his documentary research and collaboration with writers, and film and television directors and producers has provided historical depth and context to our understanding of several famous personalities, key events and news stories of our time. This exhibit of Mr. Schiller’s work highlights just one aspect of his rich and varied career, through his images of Marilyn Monroe, other film stars, Muhammad Ali, and Robert F. Kennedy.
From the Heads of the Hollers: Featuring Shelby Lee Adams
New Monograph From Gost Books: From the Heads of the Hollers
Dates: October 5 – December 29, 2023
Events: Opening Artist Reception & Book Signing Thursday, October 5, 5-8pm
Every summer for over 40 years, Shelby Lee Adams travelled to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky to take photographs. Now in his 70’s, he has returned to his archive of unpublished images taken between 1974 and 2010. His aim was to print those which may have been previously overlooked, concerned if he did not print them in his lifetime, the photos would never be made. Nearly 90 of these unpublished works will be included in his new monograph from Gost Books From the Heads of the Hollers and a selection of these will be featured in his Biennial show.
‘I ask folks to look into the camera lens and find their own reflection while thinking about significant events in their lives that are important to them. Life experiences for all of us vary greatly and are imprinted in our core being and that bears through, influencing our appearances. When a photographer is connected to his subjects, pretenses and masks fall away, bringing forward a more unrestrained and engaging portrait.’
Shelby Lee Adams is an American photographer, originally from Hazard, Kentucky, known for his portraits of Appalachian family life. He describes his work as autobiographical, people-oriented, personal and subjective, with humanistic and artistic concerns.