Listasafn Islands

Nudes – Gary Schneider – Last exhibition day. Friday 27 August

Photographer Gary Schneider, born in South Africa in 1954, lives and works in New York. His exhibition Nudes was opened at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhús in mid May and has gained a great attraction.
The exhibition is through Friday 27 August.
Hafnarhús is open daily 10 a.m. -5 p.m. and all Thursdays 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

The exhibition Nudes, consists of 30 life-size portraits of nude men and women that Schneider has photographed using an unusual technique. All the figures lie in the same position, seemingly imposed, while Schneider moves flashlight beams slowly across the bodies, accentuating their characteristics with light and shadows.

In a text written by the photographer Einar Falur Ingólffsson says: “Schneider has lived and worked in the United States for years. Since the early seventies, his subject of his photographic work has been genetics, bodies and faces; his own and those of other subjects. Over the last two decades he has developed a technique where he “paints” the sitter onto the film during very long exposures.

Gary Schneider’s photographs have been exhibited at major art museums in the United States and Europe, and he has works in many prestigious collections.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 30.26.2015