Robert Mann Gallery: Down by the Water


In case you can’t get yourself to an actual beach or pool this summer, why not head out to Robert Mann Gallery in NY and visit its At the Water’s Edge exhibition? It includes both historical and contemporary images, so it will surely tickle your fancy one way or another.

Alfred Stieglitz, The Swimming Lesson, 1906 via Robert Mann Gallery

The shoreline and the swimming pool have provided numerous photographers with inspiration. So this summer, the people at Robert Mann Gallery in New York have decided to tackle just that. The exhibition features photos by Alfred Stieglitz, Joe Deal, Fred Stein, David Vestal, and Harry Callahan amongst others.

Jeff Brouws, High Dive, Ventura, California, 1988 via Robert Mann Gallery
Joe Deal, Synchronized Swimming, Riverside, California, 1982 via"Robert Mann Gallery":

As in the case of the photos of Harry Callahan and Mary Mattingly, at this exhibition, analogue and digital collide in an ethereal world that suggests the precariousness of the environment and the mysteries that float at the water’s edge.

Harry Callahan, Cape Cod, 1972, via Robert Mann Gallery

The people at the gallery stated that ‘from playful fantasies and humorous cuts of the human comedy to contemplative abstractions, the works on display offer a welcome break from summer squalor!’ and I think they’re right, but of course, you’re encouraged to go and form your own opinion about it.

David Vestal, Jones Beach, New York, 1957 via Robert Mann Gallery

At The Water’s Edge @ Robert Mann Gallery, 210, Eleventh Ave., Floor 10, New York, NY 10001, is open until the 26th August 2011. For further info visit:

written by webo29 on 2011-08-03 #news #sea #swimming #summer #new-york #usa #exhibition #ny #us


  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 · that title needs that song ;)

  2. webo29
    webo29 ·

    @mephisto19 - that was the idea!

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