New Exhibition and Film Screening
Disfarmer: The Vintage Prints
March 18 - June 5, 2016
Between 1915 and 1959, American studio photographer Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959) made portraits of the residents of Heber Springs, a small town in rural Arkansas.
Only after his death did his work become known internationally and regarded as a typical example of classic American portrait photography. Foam is staging a major retrospective, with 182 vintage photographs, including a number of 8 x 10 inch prints that have never been exhibited before.
REMNANTS: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE DISFARMER STUDIO
University of New Mexico Art Museum
On view in the Van Deren Coke Gallery
March 25 – June 16, 2016
with an opening reception, Friday, March 25, 6 – 8 pm
Curated by Christian Waguespack
Can the traces of time be written on an object? As portraits change hands from photographer to client, from loved one to loved one, from family to gallery, what does this mean for the thing itself? Remnants: Photographs from the Disfarmer Studio looks at the material history of portraits from the Arkansas studio of Mike Disfarmer. This exhibition traces the physical life of photographs from the darkroom to the family album, to the museum archive. Each Disfarmer photograph has a long and storied personal life, far beyond the photographer’s posthumous fame.
Oct 8, 2015. Doors at 6pm, Screening at 7pm.
ACP's Film Series explores the close connection between photography and film.
"Disfarmer: A Portrait of America" is an exploration into the photographic journey of Mike Disfarmer and his quintessential portraits of the people of Arkansas. Hava Gurevich, associate producer of the film, will join us for a talkbalk, after the film.
for more information: http://acpinfo.org/programs/film_series.html
Collectors Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg are delighted to report that the Museum of Modern Art has acquired fifteen vintage Mike Disfarmer photos from their collection. These fifteen images can be viewed here (all but the top left image): http://www.moma.org
Disfarmer is often compared to Walker Evans for his powerfully rendered Depression-era Southern subjects, and to the German portraitist August Sander for his depiction of “people without masks.” Sander’s grandson, Gerd Sander, has written: “When we look at the work of both men, we see ourselves, and we have the choice to admire or recoil from what we see.” So it is especially pleasing to us that the Disfarmer acquisition was made concomitantly with MoMA’s purchase of a key set of August Sander prints: http://press.moma.org
November 9, 2014 - March 22, 2015
Neuberger Museum of Art (SUNY Purchase, NY)
The opening is followed by a panel discussion at 3pm with Panelists Hava Gurevich, Executive Director of the Disfarmer Project; Peter Miller, conservator of Disfarmer's negatives; and Tanya Sheehan, contributor to the exhibition catalogue and Associate Professor of Art at Colby College
Disfarmer: A Portrait of America Documentary Film Screening
free screening of the documentary film Disfarmer: A Portrait of America in honor of Arkansas Heritage Month.
Fayetteville Public Library
401 W Mountain
Fayetteville, AR 72701
for more information visit the website:
January 24, 2012 - July 14, 2013
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts
Exhibition and Documentary Screening:
Marcia & John Price Museum Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0350 |
June 13, 2012
Disfarmer: A Portrait of America
documentary screening at the The Garland County Library, HS, AR
Garland County Library
1427 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901
For more information, call 501-623-4161
New Gallery Exhibition
March 16 through May 12, 2012
Disfarmer: Portraits from a Lifetime
Greg Thompson Fine Art
429 Main Street - Second Floor
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114
Part of the BAMcinématek series Puppets on Film
Sat, Nov 12, 2011
Introduction by David Soll and puppeteer Chris Green