Exhibit: Robert Whitman, F***ed Up In Minneapolis at Black and White Gallery
December 9, 2011 – January 14, 2012
ROBERT WHITMAN, F***ED UP IN MINNEAPOLIS
Polaroids of the artist and his friends partying in the early 80s
Friday, December 9, 6-10pm
In F***ed Up In Minneapolis, the New York-based photographer Robert Whitman has fashioned both a tribute to his formative years as an artist and a group self-portrait defining the 80′s through the individuals who were the willing participants of the scene. Arranged throughout the gallery space, these Polaroids possess an uncanny power and comprise, over time, a phantom-like collection of people dreaming of and playing in other realities, even as, together, they offer a memorial to collective experience.
Robert Whitman did not begin his career in photography until he was in his mid-twenties, and has worked for numerous magazines, including Travel & leisure, Allure, and Glamour. Throughout his career he has been documenting the experience of a place or a perception in time.
Black & White Gallery / Project Space, 483 Driggs Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11211