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Roger Ballen - Ballenesque

April 28 – June 16, 2018

Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Roger Ballen - Ballenesque
Kneeling, 2016, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Surrender, 2016, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Addict, 2014, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Crawling, 2014 Silver Gelatin Photograph
Dogfellows, 2014, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Startled, 2014, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Ascencion, 2013, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Artist, 2013, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Beginning and Ending, 2013, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Wall Shadows, 2003, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Unwind, 2013, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Open Up, 2012, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Piele, 2012, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Gooi Rooi, 2012, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Altercation, 2012, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Take Off, 2012, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Ethereal, 2011, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Alter Ego, 2010, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Boarding House, 2008, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Wiggle, 2007, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Five Hands, 2006, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Headless, 2006, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Blinded, 2005, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Pathos, 2005, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Selma Blair and Sphinx, 2005, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Squawk, 2005, Silver Gelatin Photograph
One Arm Goose, 2004, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Shepard, 2004, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Transformation, 2004, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Broken Bag, 2003, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Concealed, 2003, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Roar, 2002, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Recluse, 2002, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Courtyard View, 2001, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Face Off, 2001, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Introspection, 2001, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Cat in Fish Tank, 2000, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Child under Chest of Drawers, 2000, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Portrait of Sleeping Girl, 2000, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Show Off, 2000, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Head Below Wires, 1999, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Horse Head on Drawers, 1998, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Man Shaving on Veranda, Western TVL 1986, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Entangled, 1978, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Pals, USA, 1977, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Yelp, USA, 1977, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Roly Poly, USA, 1972, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Dead Cat, 1970, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Bus Station, St. Louis, 1969, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Homebound, New York, 1969, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Woodstock, 1969, Silver Gelatin Photograph

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