If you live in the Southwest or are planning a visit there here’s an event any motorcycle enthusiast would want to see. The Etherton Gallery and the Temple Gallery (managed by Etherton Gallery) in Tuscon, Arizona each are having biker themed photographic exhibits by artists Danny Lyon and Ann Simmons-Myers. The Danny Lyon exhibit “The Bikeriders” is at the Etherton Gallery while the Ann Simmons-Myers exhibit “Bikers” is at the Temple Gallery. Both exhibits, which are going on right now, give stark images of the biker lifestyle. Below is the info about these extraordinary photographic exhibits.
Exhibit: Danny Lyon “The Bikeriders”
Dates: September 4, 2012 – October 27, 2012
Film Screening: Friday, October 5, 2012, 6 pm, Center for Creative Photography
Book Signing: Saturday, October 6, 2012, 1 pm to 5 pm, Etherton Gallery
Location: Etherton Gallery135 S. Sixth Avenue, Tucson, Arizona
Gallery Hours: 11 – 5 Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment
In the 1960s, groundbreaking American photojournalist and filmmaker Danny Lyon ushered in a new way of seeing: from the inside. In 1968, the publication of “The Bikeriders” became a distinct, early portrait of the Chicago Outlaw MC. “The Bikeriders“, published when Lyon was only 26-years old, proved to be a landmark publication for its juxtaposition of recorded interviews and the photographer’s intimate images.
Etherton’s longstanding relationship with the photographer began with a 20-year Danny Lyon retrospective in 1982. Nearly 45 years after the original publication, Etherton Gallery is proud to showcase 50 images from “The Bikeriders”, including many never shown before. Additionally, the gallery will have on display the three out-of-print versions of this seminal photography book.
Exhibition: Ann Simmons-Myers: “Bikers”
Dates: August 31 – October 16, 2011
Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 21, 5:30- 7:30 pm
Location: Temple Gallery, 330 South Scott Avenue, Tuscon, Arizona (in the Temple of Music and Art)
Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10-5 p.m. & before Arizona Theatre Company performances on Saturday & Sunday
Ann Simmons-Myers obtained her MFA at the University of Arizona following graduate studies at the Art Institute of Chicago. For the past 35 years, she has lived in Tucson, Arizona, where she is Chair of the Photography Department at Pima Community College. In 2002, Simmons-Myers published Louis Carlos Bernal: Barrios, a monograph on Tucson photographer Louis Carlos Bernal, who influenced a generation of Arizona photographers. Simmons-Myers’ work has taken her to Europe and Asia, and her career has been chronicled in more than 20 publications. Ann Simmons-Myers’ photographs are included in the collections of prominent institutions, including the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the High Art Museum in Atlanta, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
For more info about these exhibits contact: firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 624-7370
Source and images: Etherton Gallery
Posted by Sam Kanish