MINOR WHITE’S METAPHORS

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With this groundbreaking show, devoted to Minor White, one of the most important American photographers of the 20th century, the LOEWE FOUNDATION marks the house’s seventh annual participation in PHotoEspaña and fourth festival entry organized by curator María Millán to raise the international profile of a key artistic figure whose work was instrumental in shaping the aesthetics of postwar photography. As LOEWE’s creative director Jonathan Anderson explains “Minor White’s modernity is a natural fit for the house because his photographs function on various levels. At LOEWE, we believe in multivalence”. For LOEWE’s exhibition, 40 of White’s original prints have travelled to Madrid on a special loan from Howard Greenberg gallery and private collections. They range from early cityscapes to compelling studies of the male body and abstract takes on nature, offering a representative glimpse into White’s expert use of light and composition as means to evoke contemplative states and charged allusive references in his work. White was able to produce an extraordinarily rich spectrum of blacks, whites and grays, while employing close-ups and cropping to express what couldn’t be  shown.White was more interested in his art’s symbolic potential than in representing reality. The images, indeed, represented an internal emotional state.

Minor White: metaphors
June 1st, 2017- August 25th, 2017
LOEWE Gallery, Gran Via, 8, Madrid

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