Through the Lens // Group Exhibit @ WCC // Austin, TX

Through the Lens // Group Exhibit @ WCC // Austin, TX
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West Chelsea Contemporary // Austin, TX

Date(s) - March 30, 2024 - April 21, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 am

“Through the Lens:  Masters of Photographic Artistry” exhibit details:

March 30th Public Opening 2-4pm

Closes April 21, 2024

WCC is a contemporary art gallery in Austin, TX that produces museum-caliber exhibitions featuring world-class blue chip, modern and emerging artists. 

For the first time West Chelsea Contemporary brings photography to the forefront, featuring artists acquired by the world’s most prominent institutions — from MoMA and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to Tate Modern and the International Center of Photography. Through the Lens: Masters of Photographic Artistry highlights photography’s significance in the art world and pays tribute to the groundbreaking visionaries who elevate the discipline. Their collective works serve as a testament to the enduring power of images to captivate, enlighten, and enrich. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or an aspiring enthusiast, this unmissable exhibition promises a captivating exploration of photographic mastery, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the stories, emotions, and beauty captured by these remarkable artists. Join notable collectors such as Elton John, Yoko Ono, Rihanna, and Damien Hirst in collecting works by the artists in Through the Lens.

Featuring a distinguished ensemble of over twenty-five blue chip and mid-career photographers, Through the Lens showcases diverse talents who each bring a unique vision to the discipline. Matthew Porter has been profiled by The New York Times and  acquired by The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Also collected by the MET, Vik Muniz has been awarded a solo exhibition at The Whitney, curated an exhibition at MoMA, and is a two-time participant of the Venice Biennale. E.V. Day was featured in the Whitney Biennale and awarded the Versailles Foundation’s residency at Claude Monet’s Garden. Ron Galella was declared by Andy Warhol as his favorite photographer. Bob Gruen has photographed album covers for Ike & Tina Turner, Yoko Ono, Bob Dylan, and John Lennon. Raphael Mazzucco has been featured in Vogue and teamed with Sean “Diddy” Combs to publish his photography book Culo. Greg Davis is a National Geographic published photographer, has been collected by institutions nationwide, and the Image Collection archive at National Geographic contains over two hundred of his works. Hunter Barnes has a forthcoming exhibition at Middlebury College Museum Of Art in Summer 2024. Slim Aarons has been featured in Vanity Fair and Life Magazine; his work is widely regarded as the epitome of high-society luxury. Roberto Dutesco was honored at the Tribeca Film Festival. Todd Murphy created cover art for the Indigo Girls and is collected by notable musicians John Mellencamp, Michael Stipe, Jon Bon Jovi, and Elton John. Vee Speers was featured at the grand opening of Fotografiska Museum in Stockholm.

With thirty artists spanning a dozen countries and collected by over twenty of the world’s top institutions, the work in Through the Lens  offers a diverse exploration of photographic artistry and highlights the medium’s enduring relevance in contemporary art. Through the Lens: Masters of Photographic Artistry brings together the top names in contemporary photography for the first time in Austin. Photography collectors will recognize the incredible talents while burgeoning collectors discover why photography is key to any personal collection.

“Are we in a museum? Close.”

– Michael Barnes, Austin American Statesman

West Chelsea Contemporary is much more than the typical gallery. Offering world-class art in a dynamic, interactive setting. WCC produces museum-quality exhibitions year-round with programming that is free and open to the public.

West Chelsea Contemporary’s collection includes artists influential to Pop Art, Street Art, Graffiti, Post-Graffiti and contemporary art as well as taste makers of these movements. With a local, national, and international roster of represented artists, West Chelsea Contemporary situates artwork from the primary market alongside a highly curated selection of pieces from the secondary market. This novel display of represented, emerging and mid-career artists alongside Blue Chip masters increases each artist’s exposure and serves to make connections between their work.

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1009 W 6TH St #120, AUSTIN, TX 78703
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