Roger Ballen - Ballenesque

April 28 – June 16, 2018

Kneeling, 2016

Silver Gelatin Photograph

22 3/4 x 15 inches, Ed. of 6

Surrender, 2016

Silver Gelatin Photograph

22 3/4 x 15 inches, Ed. of 6

Addict, 2014

Silver Gelatin Photograph

29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, Ed. of 5

Crawling, 2014
Silver Gelatin Photograph

29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, Ed. of 5

Dogfellows, 2014

Silver Gelatin Photograph

29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, Ed. of 5

Startled, 2014

Silver Gelatin Photograph

21 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches, Ed. of 5

Ascencion, 2013

Silver Gelatin Photograph

29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, Ed. of 5

Artist, 2013

Silver Gelatin Photograph

29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, Ed. of 5

 

Beginning and Ending, 2013

Silver Gelatin Photograph

29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, Ed. of 5

Wall Shadows, 2003

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, Ed. of 20

Unwind, 2013

Silver Gelatin Photograph

29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, Ed. of 5

 

Open Up, 2012

Silver Gelatin Photograph

21 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches, Ed. of 5

Piele, 2012

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches, Ed. of 50

Gooi Rooi, 2012

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches, Ed. of 50

Altercation, 2012

Silver Gelatin Photograph

29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, Ed. of 5

Take Off, 2012

Silver Gelatin Photograph

29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, Ed. of 5

Ethereal, 2011

Silver Gelatin Photograph

21 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches, Ed. of 7

Alter Ego, 2010

Silver Gelatin Photograph

21 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches, Ed. of 12

Boarding House, 2008

Silver Gelatin Photograph

25 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches, Ed. of 10

Wiggle, 2007

Silver Gelatin Photograph

17 5/8 x 17 5/8 inches, Ed. of 10

Five Hands, 2006

Silver Gelatin Photograph

29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, Ed. of 10

Headless, 2006

Silver Gelatin Photograph

29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, Ed. of 20

Blinded, 2005

Silver Gelatin Photograph

29 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches, Ed. of 5

Pathos, 2005

Silver Gelatin Photograph

17 5/8 x 17 5/8 inches, Ed. of 25

Selma Blair and Sphinx, 2005

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, Ed. of 20

Squawk, 2005

Silver Gelatin Photograph

17 5/8 x 17 5/8 inches, Ed. of 10

One Arm Goose, 2004

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, Ed. of 20

Shepard, 2004

Silver Gelatin Photograph

17 5/8 x 17 5/8 inches, Ed. of 6

Transformation, 2004

Silver Gelatin Photograph

21 1/4 x 21 1/4 inches, Ed. of 11

 

Broken Bag, 2003

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, Ed. of 20

Concealed, 2003

Silver Gelatin Photograph

17 5/8 x 17 5/8 inches, Ed. of 10

Roar, 2002

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, Ed. of 20

 

Recluse, 2002

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, Ed of 20

 

Courtyard View, 2001

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches Ed. of 20

 

Face Off, 2001

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, Ed. of 10

 

Introspection, 2001

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, Ed. of 10

Cat in Fish Tank, 2000

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, Ed. of 10

Child under Chest of Drawers, 2000

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15.75 x 15.75 inches, Ed. of 35

Portrait of Sleeping Girl, 2000

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, Ed. of 35

 

Show Off, 2000

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, Ed. of 35

Head Below Wires, 1999

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, Ed. of 35

Horse Head on Drawers, 1998

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, Ed. of 10

Man Shaving on Veranda, Western TVL 1986

Silver Gelatin Photograph

15 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, Ed. of 35

Entangled, 1978

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches, Ed. of 10

Pals, USA, 1977

Silver Gelatin Photograph

8 1/4 x 12 1/8 inches, Ed. of 10

Yelp, USA, 1977

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches, Ed. of 10

Roly Poly, USA, 1972

Silver Gelatin Photograph

8 1/4 x 12 1/8 inches, Ed. of 10

Dead Cat, 1970

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches, Ed. of 10

Bus Station, St. Louis, 1969

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches, Ed. of 10

Homebound, New York, 1969

Silver Gelatin Photograph

8 1/4 x 12 1/8 inches, Ed. of 10

Woodstock, 1969

Silver Gelatin Photograph

12 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches, Ed. of 10

Press Release

 

For Immediate Release:

 April 11, 2018 / Contact: contact@faheykleingallery.com                                                                                      

Ballenesque – Roger Ballen: A Retrospective

April 28 through June 16, 2018

Opening Reception

Saturday, April 28 2-4PM

 

The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Ballenesque – Roger Ballen: A Retrospective, a solo exhibition featuring the works of US-Born/South Africa-Based artist, Roger Ballen.  Best known for his probing, often challenging images that exist in a space between painting, drawing, installation, and photography, Ballen has achieved global recognition with a series of startling monographs and exhibitions spanning four decades.  Our exhibition, which coincides with Ballen’s newly released publication of the same name (Thames & Hudson) is based on an entirely new appraisal of Ballen's archive, with a view well beyond his monographic projects.

This exhibition draws from more than 300 key images, including a selection of never-before-seen photographs, presenting a thorough exploration of style, and the particular qualities of Ballen’s work which make each creation so recognizably his own.

The book, Ballenesque and portion of our exhibition trace a chronological journey through Ballen's entire oeuvre divided into four periods.  Part I explores Ballen's formative artistic influences and his later rediscovery of boyhood through photography, culminating in his first published monograph, Boyhood, in 1979.  Part II charts the period between 1980 and 2000, during which time he released his seminal monograph Outland.  Part III covers the years 2000-2013, when Ballen achieved global recognition and his work began to veer away from portraiture altogether. Finally, in Part IV, Ballen reflects on his career.      

Roger Ballen (b. 1950) is one of the most important photographers of his generation. He was born in New York in 1950 but has been living and working in South Africa for over 30 years.  Over the past thirty years his distinctive style of photography has evolved using a simple square format in stark and beautiful black and white. In his earlier works his connection to the tradition of documentary photography is clear but through the 1990s he developed a style he describes as ‘ballenesque’.

Ballenesque – Roger Ballen: A Retrospective (Thames & Hudson), a 336-page hardcover book is available for purchase through the gallery for $80 while supplies last.

Press Photographs Available on Request