Open Secrets

Seventy Pictures on Paper, 1815 to the Present


November 19 - December 28, 1996
523 W 24 Street


Press Release

Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Open Secrets: Seventy Pictures on Paper, 1815 to the Present, the inaugural exhibition in his new gallery located at 523 West 24th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues).

The exhibition will consist of an equal number of photographs and works on paper. Drawings by Degas, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Agnes Martin and Robert Gober among others will be included. The 35 photographers whose work will be exhibited include Eadweard Muybridge, Eugène Atget, Paul Outerbridge, Diane Arbus and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Highlighting the exhibition will be a rare Shaker "spirit" drawing from c. 1860, Alfred Stieglitz's From the Back Window, 291 - NY, Winter of 1915, a new drawing Noon Whine by Richard Serra, and a vintage gelatin silver print by the German photographer August Sander from 1928. The exhibition, developed in collaboration with the San Francisco photography specialist Fraenkel Gallery, will attempt to explore the possible dialogues that may exist between photographs and drawings.

Open Secrets: Seventy Pictures on Paper, 1815 to the Present will be on view Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 6:00pm through December 28th.