February 1 – May 18, 2019

Curated by James Barron

Aaron Siskind, Jalapa 75 (Homage to Franz Kline), executed 1973. Silver gelatin print. 16 x 16 inches. Courtesy of James Barron Art.

This exhibition of vintage photographs by Aaron Siskind reveals his elegant approach to abstraction through photography. Siskind taught photography at BMC during the summer of 1951 (along with Harry Callahan, Arthur Siegel, and Hazel Larsen Archer). As the only photographer accepted as an equal by the abstract expressionist painters, Siskind’s work remains as powerful today as it was in the 1950s. The exhibition also includes selected works on paper by BMC artists John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Willem de Kooning, Ray Johnson, and Jack Tworkov from private collections.