Thursday, December 3, 2015

A.D. Amorosi of The Philadelphia Inquirer Looks at the Life and Work of Gallery Artist Dave Heath

Jennine Pommy Vega, 7 Arts Coffee Gallery, New York City, 1959 © Dave Heath / Courtesy of Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, and Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York 

"In his 1965 book, A Dialogue With Solitude, Philadelphia-born photographer and master printmaker Dave Heath looked at the loneliness of the soldier in Korea, of the sullen beatnik in the coffeehouse, the motherless child alone in a park, the lovers turned away from each other, City Hall in darkly uneasy repose.

That withdrawal from society even in the midst of a swarming crowd is what has always informed his aesthetic judgments in chiaroscuro tones. You can see them at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in "Multitude, Solitude" which focuses on Heath's work from the 1940s through the '60s." - A.D. Amorosi

The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath
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