Michael Kahn - Romance
Michael Kahn
Romance
Archival Pigment Photograph
2001
40 X 40 inches
Signed and numbered 1/10
Michael Kahn - Serenity
Michael Kahn
Serenity
Fine Art Pigment Photograph
2008, Printed Later
40 x 40 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 10) on recto.

Michael Kahn - Through the Marsh
Michael Kahn
Through the Marsh
Fine Art Pigment Photograph
2007, Printed Later
40 x 40 inches

Signed and numbered (edition of 10) on recto.

William Ropp - Untitled, Mali
William Ropp
Untitled - Mali
Archival Pigment Photograph Printed on Ilford Fiber Base Paper
2008, printed 2013
24 x 16 3/4 inches

Signed, dated and numbered 9/10 in pencil on verso.

William Ropp - Untitled, Mali
William Ropp
Untitled - Mali
Archival Pigment Photograph Printed on Ilford Fiber Base Paper
2008, printed 2013
24 x 18 1/2 inches

Signed, dated and numbered 8/10 in pencil on verso.

William Ropp - Untitled, Mali
William Ropp
Untitled - Mali
Archival Pigment Photograph Printed on Ilford Fiber Base Paper
2007, printed 2013
47 1/2 x 36 inches

Signed, dated and numbered 6/8 in pencil on verso.

William Ropp - Untitled - Senegal
William Ropp
Untitled - Senegal
Archival Pigment Photograph Printed on Ilford Fiber Base Paper
2010, printed 2013
20 x 19 1/2 inches

Signed, dated and numbered 9/10 in pencil on verso.

William Ropp - Untitled, Mali
William Ropp
Untitled - Mali
Archival Pigment Photograph Printed on Ilford Fiber Base Paper
2009, printed 2013
17 x 24 inches

Signed, dated and numbered 10/10 in pencil on verso.

Jim Lee - Loli, Red Shoes
Jim Lee
Loli, Red Shoes
C-Type Color Photograph
2010, printed 2015
40 x 60 inches

Signed, titled, dated and editioned 7/15 on recto.

Jim Lee - Bathers
Jim Lee
Bathers
C-Type Color Photograph
1976, Printed 2015
40 x 60 Inches

Signed, titled, numbered 3/15, and dated on recto.

Jim Lee - Divers, Rome
Jim Lee
Divers, Rome
C-Type Color Photograph
1976, Printed Later
40 x 60 Inches

Signed, titled, numbered 3/15, and dated on recto.

Jim Lee - On the Beach
Jim Lee
On the Beach
C-Type Color Photograph
1968, Printed Later
25 x 25 inches

Signed, titled, numbered 2/20, and dated on recto.

Jim Lee - Chaise Lounge
Jim Lee
Chaise Longue
C-Type Color Photograph
1971, Printed Later
20 x 30 Inches

Signed, titled, numbered 3/20, and dated on recto.

Harold Feinstein - Coney Island Teenagers
Harold Feinstein
Coney Island Teenagers
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1949, Printed 1980s
11 x 14 inches
Signed, dated and # 8/200 in ink on print recto. From a portfolio box set (only 10 portfolios produced and no more then 10 prints of this image were made)
Harold Feinstein - Guitar Player and Cigarette - Coney Island
Harold Feinstein
Guitar Player and Cigarette - Coney Island
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1950, Printed 1980s
11 x 14 inches
Signed, dated and # 8/200 in ink on print recto. From a portfolio box set (only 10 portfolios produced and no more then 10 prints of this image were made)
Harold Feinstein - Girls Riding the Cyclone - Coney Island
Harold Feinstein
Girls Riding the Cyclone - Coney Island
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, Printed 1980s
11 x 14 inches
Signed, dated and # 8/200 in ink on print recto. From a portfolio box set (only 10 portfolios produced and no more then 10 prints of this image were made)
Harold Feinstein - Surf Scene
Harold Feinstein
Surf Scene
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1977, Printed 1980s
11 x 14 inches
Signed, dated and # 8/200 in ink on print recto. From a portfolio box set (only 10 portfolios produced and no more then 10 prints of this image were made)
Renato D’Agostin - Tokyo (Umbrella)
Renato D’Agostin
Tokyo (Umbrella)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2008
16 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 4/10 on verso.

Renato D’Agostin - Venice (Bird and Boat)
Renato D’Agostin
Venice (Bird and Boat)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2010
16 x 20 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 5/25 on verso.

Renato D’Agostin - Venice (Ocean)
Renato D’Agostin
Venice (Ocean)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2010
12 x 16 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 9/25 on verso.

Renato D’Agostin - Venice (Boats)
Renato D’Agostin
Venice (Boats)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2011
16 x 12 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 5/25 on verso.

Renato D’Agostin - Venice (Boat)
Renato D’Agostin
Venice (Boat)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
2011
16 x 12 inches

Signed, titled, dated and # 6/25 on verso.

Think Cool: Summer Pictures for Hot Days

07/12/2014 - 08/23/2014

The survey exhibition of esteemed photographers' work includes George Hoynigen-Huene, Bruce Mozert, Bruce Weber, and Michael Kahn. The exhibition suggests one possible escape from the enveloping summer heat through the imagined world of photography. This collection of photographs brings the viewer to more comfortable and inviting settings that may include beach, surf, sands, and scenes of cool summertime leisure. The photographers in the group exhibition “Think Cool” have been chosen because of their ability to capture impressions creating memorable and refreshing photographs. Their images can visually transport us to refreshing scenes for the summertime making this exhibition a uniquely beautiful survey of how photography can suggest an alternative world. It engages our senses and immerses us in scenes of a summer retreat.

George Huyningen-Huene was instrumental in producing some of the most elegant images in the “Age of Glamour” during the 1920s and 1930s. Often shooting swimwear from the period in pool or beach settings, Huene’s images offer a distinctive kind escape to that of a bygone era where elegance reigned in the coolest of settings. For instance, Huene’s most famous image of the “Divers (Swimwear by Izod)” brings the viewer onto the very diving board where the figures are seated and begs you to plunge into the ocean that stretches to the horizon.

Bruce Mozert’s imaginative underwater photography captured an early period and a unique time in not only Florida’s past, but also in the postwar years of America. For over four decades he composed scenes with submerged people doing seemingly everyday yet dreamlike activities given the underwater context. His scenarios were created to “sell” the Silver Springs Park as a tourist destination and his images continue to beg us to take the plunge and immerse ourselves in a cool underwater world.

Bruce Weber is primarily known for his men’s fashion photography having modernized the genre by the 1980s. Often depicting men and women in snapshot like images creating spontaneous almost vernacular moments of delight frolicking and on a beach or in boats. Weber depicts the beauty in the human figure while transporting the viewer into an idyllic and leisurely world.

Michael Kahn merged his two passions of photography and sailing together in 1995 after feeling compelled to capture the magnificent form of a century old boat racing in a lake. From this point to the present, Kahn’s ability to elegantly document and capture the almost ethereal and dream-like forms of the smallest sailboats on a lake to yachts forging ahead in the high seas compels the viewer to partake in a relaxing or adventuresome summertime pursuit.

Seen as a whole, the diversity of the photographers that comprise “Think Cool” join in their ability to produce a visual reprieve from summer’s pervasive heat and open our imaginations to take us to surroundings perhaps offering a respite in pleasurable atmospheres. This body of images demonstrates the innate ability of photography to transport the viewer into another time and another world.