People at an Exhibition
a Photo Essay by Joel Mandelbaum
The photographs in this exhibit span the years from 1968 to 2003. I did not, however, conceive of the idea for this show until about 2001. I have long enjoyed taking candid photographs of people, and I have long enjoyed going to galleries and museums, so the match seemed a natural one. People interact (or don't interact) with artwork not only in an emotional way, but also in an aesthetic way apparent to a third party. This relationship is greatly enhanced by the space in which the work is shown. I have tried to portray the relationships shown in the Venn diagram below, with people being the only single essential element
My record keeping was at best poor. I would like to recognize the artists whose work is seen in this show; I would greatly appreciate it if anybody recognizes any works of art in these pictures and would let me know either by leaving a message here or by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks are of course due to my wife, Ruth, who did all the framing, matting, and mounting and much of the legwork for the show. I would also like to thank the Arts Society of Kingston for allowing me to present this show and for their help in setting up the show.
|Aquarium Fence||Girl and Dolphin||Man and Frame||Cigar and Einstein|
|The Installation||Chicago Museum Kids||Antlers||Art and Rest|
|Faces and Masks||Sketches||Armor Boys||Painting in the Louvre|
|Girl, Bike, and Marilyn||Girl and Bust||Metro Thinker||Girl and Statue|
|Man and Goat||Two Men and No Goat||Que Seurat Sera||Look Up|
|Look Down||Silhouettes on the Wall||Sidewalk Artist||Color and Crowd|
|Balcony Scene||Close Up||Photographers at an Exhibition||Down the Up Escalator|
|Panoramas||Vatican Steps||British Museum||Warhol and Guard|
|Woman in Red||British Lion and Citizens||Brown Bumps||Main Gallery Mass MoCA|
|Escalator Boy||Reflections in a Photograph||Show in a Cube||Self Portraits|
|Defiance Part 1|