Jayne Wexler: Nolita, 10012

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.
Connelly Auditorium

Reception: Tuesday, February 19, 4 – 6 p.m.
Sol Mednick Gallery

Above: "Justin Dean at the Butcher," 2012, Chromogenic Color Print

Terra Hall
211 South Broad Street, 15th floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

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