Knut Bry at Heiberg Cummings in New York City

Photo courtesy Heiberg Cummings.

Knut Bry’s “That & This” photographs at Heiberg Cummings Gallery in NYC from September 16 through October 7.

Heiberg Cummings and Turid Meeker Contemporary Art exhibit an exhibition of photographs by Knut Bry, an internationally renown, and one of Norway’s most prominent photographers. In his first exhibition at Heiberg Cummings, the artist will show a group of photographs entitled “That & This.” The photos that are printed on aluminum, at first glance appear an odd collection of, yes, a little of that and some of this. However, this is precisely the usual modus operandi of the artist’s exhibition style. Bry has often been described as a master of light and is known for his use of special effects to achieve strong colorful and elegant fashion- and travel photographs. In his non-commercial work there is a convincing grasp of composition and form with a cunning sense for special details that in turn create intriguing light- and color effects.

Knut Bry (born 1946), has won a number of photographic awards, among them Fashion Photographer of the Year in the USA, 1986, and in Norway, Photographer of the Year, 1989 and received Norway’s prestigious Photography Prize, 1994. He was awarded Buskerud County’s Culture Prize, 2006.

The photographer has had one-person exhibitions regularly since 1980 and participated in numerous group exhibitions.  He is represented in the permanent Collections at the Hasselblad Center in Sweden, Henie-Onstad Art Center, the Preus Photo Museum and the Art Collections of Northern Norway, and other museums in Norway.  His work has also been exhibited at Espace Canon in Paris and in Norilsk, Russia. Knut Bry has illustrated and contributed to a number of books.

Knut Bry is a known environmental activist who has cooperated on projects with the Bellona Foundation, an international environmental organization established in 1986 and based in Oslo, Norway. An exhibition at the Stenersen Museet in Oslo, featured a group of works that addressed the consumer society in Norway.

When: September 16th – October 7th 2009. Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 16, 6-8 PM

Where: Heiberg Cummings: 420 West 25th Street, suite 1C, NYC

Info: For more information please contact: Katie White at kwhite@hcd3.com

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