For Immediate Release

Edward Mapplethorpe: PROCESS

On view from September 14-October 31, 2016
Opening Reception: September 13, 2016, 6-8pm

Katharina Maria Raab Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Edward Mapplethorpe scheduled to open in conjunction with Berlin Art Week in September 2016. The exhibition, entitled PROCESS, will feature The Cube, a new series of eight photographs derived from photographer Ansel Adams' Lighting a Cube project that was featured in his seminal book entitled The Negative. Adams created the Zone System, a photographic technique to systematically determine the optimal film exposure and development of a black and white photograph. For this body of work Mapplethorpe built a symmetrical three-sided cube and implemented Adams' prescribed lighting technique to represent and photograph the ten values that comprise the grayscale zone system. This project is a continuation of Mapplethorpe's experimentation with photographic processes. Also on view will be series of 'portraits' of traditional analogue photographic equipment including the Hasselblad medium format camera owned by the artist's elder brother Robert and the artist's own darkroom enlarger.

The gallery will host an opening reception for the artist on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 6-8pm.

Born and raised in New York, Edward Mapplethorpe began his solo career in 1990 and was quickly acclaimed for his luminous nudes, portraits, and still lives. More recently, the artist has expanded his practice to include abstract works that challenge traditional definitions of the photographic medium. Mapplethorpe has been the subject of several international solo and group exhibitions and was most recently the subject of ONE: Sons & Daughters, a monograph of the artist's portraits of one-year old children spanning twenty years, published by powerHouse Books. Mapplethorpe lives and works in New York City.

Katharina Maria Raab is a contemporary art gallery founded in 2015. The gallery is located in the Charlottenburg-wilmersdorf neighborhood in Berlin, Germany.

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The Other Mapplethorpe
CBS Sunday Morning, August 2016

"One" on display at the windows of Bergdorf-Goodman
May 2016

The Other Mapplethorpe
New York Times, April 2016


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