Opening Exhibition of our new San Francisco Gallery
Julius Shulman Early Photographs from the Bay Area
Andrew George Light Leaks
Gallery and Exhibition opens Saturday, April 18, 2009
In conjunction with the Craig Krull Gallery
E6 1632 market street, san francisco, ca 94102
Robert Berman/E6 Gallery will mark its premiere exhibition in San Francisco with a 2-person show featuring photographs by legendary architectural photographer Julius Shulman and his protégé, Andrew George.
Shulman’s featured work includes 12 b&w images of architecture, design and locations mostly never before exhibited, taken in the mid-1930s during the time Shulman studied at Berkeley and resided in San Francisco. George will exhibit Light Leaks, 16 large-scale photographs that convey the simple yet profound ways light moves in quiet, interior spaces.
George, mentored during the last 25 years by Shulman, will share Berman’s gallery walls with his teacher for this historical exhibit. “With George in his late 30s and Shulman in his late 90s,” gallery owner Robert Berman comments, “the upcoming exhibit provides a unique perspective and interchange of both one of the world’s greatest architectural photographers, Julius Shulman, and his student, Andrew George. That George is a protégé of Shulman’s is immediately apparent. The photographs of each complement one another in their beauty and simplicity. Shulman’s iconic exteriors offset George’s transcendent interior moments caught in time”
Shulman’s early photographs of the Bay Area provide a historical pastiche of a place that Shulman would revisit throughout his career and a window into the development of the greatest architectural photographer of the 20th-century. Shulman, whose photographs have been featured in books by Rizzoli, Taschen, and Nazraeli Press, has said of George’s work that, “he has responded to an innate mastery of seeing, [and] thereby launched me into a sea of perception heretofore unexperienced! A unique impact for one with over six decades of photographic endeavors.”
Comprised of images taken in locations all over the world, Andrew George’s Light Leaks unveil large bursts of raw color and glowing light. The photographs capture illuminations that are both fleeting but entrancing, and each of the 4 x 3 foot prints engages viewers with a dynamic energy and an intense field of natural color.