David Levinthal is a central figure in American postmodern photography. Since the early 1970’s, he has photographed dolls and toys in settings that explore the fantasies, myths and events that shape our contemporary mental landscape.
Despite their playful veneer, Levinthal’s images provide a lens through which to examine the myths and stereotypes lurking within our most beloved pastimes and enduring heroes. In doing so, Levinthal encourages us to consider the stories we tell about ourselves—what it means to be strong, beautiful, masculine, feminine, and ultimately, American.
The exhibition will include large scale Polaroid photographs from Wild West (1988-89) and Baseball (2003); along with archival prints from History (2014), Barbie (1997-98), American Beauties (1989-90) and Space (2007). The opening reception will be June 28, 6-8PM.