May 20–June 17
Chesterfield Gallery is pleased to present From Above, Evan Joseph’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. From Above assembles thirteen distinctive New York City landscapes and cityscapes seen from Joseph’s perspective.
Shot from a helicopter and the rooftops of skyscrapers, Joseph’s work often reflects his idealized conception of New York City and its projection to the rest of the world. Considered to be one of New York’s leading architectural photographers, in these more personal images at Chesterfield, Joseph shows how the built environment can serve as raw material for his more abstract and geometric ideas.
Joseph envisions his photographs as still lifes, as they relate to his earliest days as a painter setting up tableaus with household objects. With this body of work, he is creating formal compositions from the larger scale of the city itself using architecture, infrastructure, and light to sublimate the experience of the raw urban landscape. Obsessive about shooting only in specific weather and at fleeting times of day, he transforms the most seen parts of the city, from Rockefeller Center to The Empire State Building, into fresh conceptions of plasticity and form.
Evan Joseph was trained in painting and drawing at Vassar College and at the Slade School of Art in London, UK. He then received his Master's from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University. Joseph's work is regularly featured in media around the world from Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and the New York Times. Four books of his photography have been published.