One of the most thought provoking and original contemporary artists practicing photography today, Gary Schneider creates work that is as conceptually challenging as it is visually compelling. Gary Schneider: Portraits is the first major retrospective exhibition of his work. The exhibition includes 33 objects (comprised of nearly 100 images) that span Schneider’s career from his first significant work in the mid-1970s to the present. The installations will include Carte de Visite, Meditations, John in Sixteen Parts, Heinz, After Mirriam, and Genetic Self-Portrait, as well as a series of long-exposure portraits in black-and-white and color, memorial and family hand prints, and examples of his work in independent filmmaking and artist books.
The exhibition is organized by Deborah Martin Kao, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, and is accompanied by the first major study of Schneider’s work, a fully illustrated catalogue published by Yale University Press in association with the Harvard University Art Museums.