Explores the Power of Three with Trendsetters in Triptych Exhibition.
Triptychs have been a compelling part of storytelling in art since the Middle Ages. These tri-paneled works help show a triple perspective of a single scene, as well as tell three different parts of a single story. From early Christian to Byzantine images, artists marveled audiences by cleverly splitting a single piece of artwork into three pieces presenting an interconnected series of images.
It seemed only natural that the triptych style of artwork would carry forward into the world of photography. For decades, photographers have used triptychs to tell stories and juxtapose thought-provoking images.
In association with Joseph Baldassare and Arthouse 18, Morrison Hotel Gallery is exploring the art of triptych photography in its newest exhibit, Trendsetters in Triptych: Part 1. The show will include triptychs that place jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, and Miles Davis side-by-side, as well as up close and personal shots of Billie Holiday.
In one piece, Marilyn Monroe lounges with Maf Honey, the dog she received as a gift from Frank Sinatra, while Marlon Brando plays bongos next to his stereo in another. From The Beatles and Bob Dylan to Andy Warhol and Muhammad Ali, Trendsetters in Triptych covers a whole host of icons of film, sport, and screen – all viewed from this unique perspective.
This exhibit of the greatest of the greats will feature the work of superstar photographers
Phil Avery, Sid Avery, Henry Diltz, Brian Hamill, Gered Mankowitz, Eric Skipsey, D.A. Pennebaker, Paul Weiss, Timothy White, Bob Willoughby and others.
All triptychs have been exclusively printed for the exhibit and are presented on one full sheet. Each triptych is signed and numbered by the photographers and offered in a strictly limited edition of ten.
Of the exhibit, Arthouse 18 founder Joseph Baldassare said, “As the world has become more karaoke, less inspired and somewhat hypnotized by gadgetry, the time seems right to set the record straight, rewind the tape, and start again on a solid foundation. Assembling a tapestry of the top photographers of the day Trendsetters in Triptych part 1 shines a bright light on those individuals whose immense talents have altered our collective cultural consciousness and paved the way for all to follow. No amount of success, fame, or infamy is enough to gain acceptance into this elite club of game changers, as the walls are strictly reserved for the creme de la creme – for those who have shaped the cultural experience,”
Trendsetters in Triptych: Part 1 will be open at Morrison Hotel Gallery, 116 Prince Street, 2nd Floor, in SoHo on July 10th and be up thru September 6th.