Jayne Wexler: Nolita, 10012
Feb 15—Mar 15 2013
Sol Mednick Gallery
"Nolita, 10012" is Jayne Wexler's BFA '83 (Photography) view of varied faces in the small, evolving Manhattan neighborhood where she has lived for 26 years. Deriving from "NOrth of Little ITAly," Nolita is sandwiched between SoHo, Chinatown, Little Italy and the Lower East Side.
Wexler's approach to photographing is organic; she thrives on spontaneous, impromptu shoots, often of people she has just met on the street or in their shop. Each resident of Nolita forges their own story, and Wexler strives to portray their individual tales, but also the greater story of the cultural patchwork of a NYC neighborhood full of personalities.
Wexler is well-known for her portraiture and is sought after for her editorial work, which has allowed her to meet a remarkable array of personalities. Her subjects include her neighbors, friends, family, celebrities, writers and musicians such as Norman Mailer, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keyes, Donald Trump, Radiohead, John Irving, George Plimpton, Diana Krall and Yoko Ono, among others.
Her work has been widely published in the U.S. and abroad in People , Entertainment Weekly, US Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Real Simple, Glamour, Newsweek and The New York Times, and her clients include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Mars, Pepperidge Farm and Johnson & Johnson. She is co-author of the best-selling photo-essay book Daughters & Mothers as well as Girlfriends and Grandmothers. She currently lives in New York City with her husband, Hunter, and their 9-year-old son, Justice.
This exhibition is concurrent with "Vaughn Hutchins: Light Off the Landscape" in Gallery 1401, the Sol Mednick Gallery’s sister space on the 14th floor of Terra Hall. Both galleries are operated by the UArts Photography program.
Lecture: Tuesday, February 19, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Reception: Tuesday, February 19, 4 – 6 p.m.
Sol Mednick Gallery
Above: "Justin Dean at the Butcher," 2012, Chromogenic Color PrintTerra Hall
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