Jerry Uelsmann: Untitled

Posted on Jun 4, 2014

Please join us Saturday, June 7th from 6–8 p.m. for the opening of Jerry Uelsmann: Untitled. The artists will be in attendance for the reception and signing copies of his newly published retrospective. 

Jerry Uelsmann Forgotten Promise Catherine Couturier Gallery

Forgotten Promise, 2012


For over five decades, Jerry Uelsmann has challenged and transformed the art form of photography, deemphasizing its function as documentation and further liberating it as a form of artistic expression. Untitled features works from throughout Uelsmann’s celebrated career, including rare and early vintage work as well as contemporary work from the last several years.

Jerry Uelsmann Mechanical Man 2 Catherine Couturier Gallery

Mechanical Man 2, 1959


Well before the advent of digitally manipulated photography, Uelsmann was creating otherworldly images solely in the darkroom, utilizing a technique of multiple negatives, enlargers and processing effects to stretch the limits of what fine art photography could be. Though some of his images are named, the majority has remained untitled; Uelsmann shies away from imposing an interpretation on the viewer and, instead, invites each individual to create his own personal narrative.

Jerry Uelsmann Untitled Floating Tree Catherine Couturier Gallery

Untitled, 1969


Jerry Uelsmann Untitled (Ocean in Frame) Catherine Couturier Gallery

Untitled, 2003


In over half a century, Uelsmann has become easily recognized as a master of photography. His work has been exhibited in more than 100 individual shows across the United States and abroad and resides in the permanent collections of, but not limited to, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Chicago Art Institute, the International Museum of Photography at the George Eastman House, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Bibliotheque National in Paris, the National Museum of American Art in Washington, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto. 


Comments (1)

  1. Aric Hoek:
    Jun 04, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    Sorry I am going to miss this one as I will be shooting.

    My RSS Reader does not seem to be able to follow your blog.

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