Photography shows at Stanford

Cantor Arts Center, Spring 2013

Stanford University Cantor Arts Center presents 3 photo exhibitions by internationally recognized artists Richard Misrach, Lee Friedlander and Andy Warhol.

 

 

 

Revisiting the South: Richard Misrach’s Cancer Alley 


Experience the haunting beauty of the acclaimed photographer Richard Misrach’s large-scale images. These exquisite works transcend the environmental devastation they reveal: landscapes and communities destroyed by the petrochemical industry. 

The exhibition highlights the severe environmental degradation of the Mississippi River corridor (called Cancer Alley) from Baton Rouge to New Orleans.

"Throughout Cancer Alley, homes, schools, and playgrounds are situated yards from behemoth industrial complexes. Residents within a one-mile radius of factories are subjected to significant air and water pollution as well as noxious odors and industrial noise. Many communities along the River Road live in abject poverty. The quality of life in Louisiana has been rated one of the lowest in the nation. In contrast, extremely favorable taxation policies have helped draw industry to the region. One-quarter of the nation’s petrochemicals are manufactured here." Richard Misrach (source Cantor Arts Center website).

 

 


Revisiting the South: Richard Misrach’s Cancer Alley 

March 27 – June 16, 2013

Free

Richard Misrach speaks on Monday, May 13, 6 pm, free, at Annenberg Auditorium, Cummings Art Building.
Exhibition tours Thursdays at 12:15 pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm.

 

 

Lee Friedlander: The Cray Photographs 

 

Witness the rise of the American supercomputer industry through the eyes of one of the nation's most influential photographers Lee Friedlander.

In 1986 Cray Research, Inc., then the world’s top supercomputer producer, invited American photographer Lee Friedlander (born 1934) to visit its worksite in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and take photographs for a book marking Cray’s 15th anniversary. 

The nearly eighty vintage prints in the exhibition include a range of subjects shot in Friedlander’s characteristic style: sober images of shop fronts and empty streets, views of the landscape and underbrush surrounding Chippewa Falls and close-up shots of workers, such as  women installing the complex wiring inside a massive supercomputer.

 

 

 

Lee Friedlander: The Cray Photographs 

March 27–June 16, 2013

Free

 


Andy Warhol and Celebrity


From 1970 to 1987, Warhol, armed with his Polaroid Big Shot camera, captured a wide range of celebrities such as royalties, rock stars, executives, artists, patrons of the arts, and athletes who epitomized seventies and eighties high society.

The Cantor Arts Center presents some of his Polariods, like the portraits of Mao Tse Tung or Mick Jagger, as well as prints and drawings.

 

More Than Fifteen Minutes: Andy Warhol and Celebrity
Until June 30, 2013
Freidenrich Family Gallery 

 


Cantor Arts Center

Lomita Drive at Museum Way, Stanford

Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 5pm, Thursday until 8pm. 

FREE

 

Discover Lee Friedlander and Richard Misrach's Portfolios on the website Allaboutphoto.com.

 

 

 

Photos credits (from top to bottom)

Richard Misrach, Norco Cumulus Cloud, Shell Oil Refinery,

Norco, Louisiana, negative 1998, print 2012. Inkjet print.

60 x 72 inches. High Museum of Art, Atlanta

© 2012 Richard Misrach

Richard Misrach (U.S.A, b. 1949), Swamp and Pipeline,

Geismar, Louisiana, negative 1998, print 2012. Inkjet

print. 60 x 72 inches. High Museum of Art, Atlanta

© 2012 Richard Misrach

Lee Friedlander, Cray at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin,

1986. Gelatin silver print. Lent by Michael J. Levinthal, 

Cantor Arts Center, L.8.35.2012. © Lee Friedlander, 

courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco

Lee Friedlander, Cray at Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin,

1986. Gelatin silver print. Lent by Michael J. Levinthal,

Cantor Arts Center, L.8.5.2012. © Lee Friedlander,

courtesy of Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco