Join usonThursday, June 14th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. to celebrate the opening reception ofVIVIAN MAIERREVEALED:SELECTIONS FROM THE ARCHIVES. This is the first exhibition of Maier’s photography in Westchester County. On view from June 14 - August 11, 2018, the opening reception is on Thursday, June 14th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
The exhibition features a selection of 30 black and white photographs by American street photographer Vivian Maier (1926 - 2009). Unknown during her lifetime, Maier worked as a full-time nanny while pursuing her photography consistently over five decades. Her black and white photographs-mostly from the 50s and 60s-are indelible images of the architecture and street life of Chicago and New York. Always with a Rolleiflex around her neck, she rarely took more than one frame of each image and concentrated on children, women, the elderly, and indigent. She also turned the camera on herself in striking self-portraits.
Vivian Maier's fascinating story and work was introduced to the art community and public at large through the wildly successful and Academy Award nominated documentary film, “Finding Vivian Maier.”Revealing never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with many who thought they knew her, Maier’s photographic output was more than a solitary woman interested in just taking pictures but in fact was a powerful vehicle for her to connect with the world around her. Her importance in the history of photography is yet to be determined and continues to intrigue.