The work of Gary Beeber, a Documentary Photographer, in a Solo Exhibition entitled 'Beauty is in the Details' at Dodds & Eder, Inc. in Sag Harbor from September 26th through November 1st, for which there will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, October 10th from 5-7pm.
© Gary Beeber, 2015, all rights reserved.
Gary Beeber originally started taking photographs as source material for his paintings (photo-realistic watercolors), but eventually he abandoned painting altogether for photography.
Beeber has photographed subjects as diverse as architectural details in Italy, Dachau Concentration Camp, the ritual sacrifice of sheep in Morocco, graveyards in New Orleans and transgender/nightlife personalities in New York City.
“I've always been interested in art history and particularly came to admire the work of Edward Hopper, Eugene Atget, and Diane Arbus. Aside from taking pictures, I have also produced and directed award-winning documentary films about people living on the fringe of society,” Beeber explains.
From 2011-2014 Beeber produced Gotham Burlesque, an off-Broadway burlesque/variety show. According to Time Out New York, Gotham Burlesque was one of the top nightlife shows in New York City.
How does one go from photography to documentary films to producing a burlesque show and then back to photography?
“I believe that each phase organically lead to the next. I feel that producing the films and the show made me look at photography differently. It made the work more theatrical and cinematic,” states Beeber.
A visit to Gary Beeber’s website reveals several stunning photography series including: the Mona Series; the People series; the Landscape series; an Architectural series, as well as information about his award-winning documentary film series.
Beeber’s photographs have been in solo and group shows, juried exhibitions, and major International art fairs, as well as in corporate collections throughout the United States. His films have been featured in film festivals on Coney Island, in Seattle, Washington; and Dallas,Texas, where they received awards, as well as being broadcast on Danish Television with the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.
BEAUTY IS IN THE DETAILS
Beeber’s architectural work will be the featured body of work showcased in his solo Art Exhibition at Dodd’s & Eder, Inc. in Sag Harbor, New York appropriately entitled ‘Beauty is in the Details’. In his architectural work, Beeber zeroes in on details that may not readily be seen from a distance capturing colors, woodwork, design details, signage and landscapes that provide a unique perspective on the subject matter of his work. He has travelled the world capturing these details through different cultures and architectural forms. The photographs being shown were taken from as far abroad as Marakesh, Rome, Florence, Puerto Rico; as well as throughout parts of the United States, including: Arizona, New Orleans and Miami Beach. There are also a number of pieces depicting the sights and rides of a Coney Island long past.
The exhibition was curated by Lisa Freedman for Zeiger Arts.
The show opens on Friday, September 25th, and will run through Sunday, November 1st. There will be an Opening Reception on Saturday, October 10th from 5-7pm.
Dodd’s & Eder, Inc. is located on 11 Bridge Street in Sag Harbor, New York. For more information, visit their website at: http://doddsandeder.com/. phone: 631-725-1175. Hours: Friday, Saturday, Monday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: 10am-4pm.
Lisa Freedman, The Art Marketer: firstname.lastname@example.org; 914-907-9842.