WILLIAM EGGLESTON AND JENNIFER STEINKAMP: AT HOME AT THE DIXON
Dixon Gallery and Gardens / 4339 Park Ave. January 26, 2020 - March 22, 2020
William Eggleston, Jennifer Steinkamp
Over the fireplace in the Dixon Residence Living Room hangs A Memory by William Merritt Chase (1849-1916). The painting, created around 1910, depicts a woman seated in a genteel domestic interior opening onto a sunlit Italian garden. In subject matter and style, the painting speaks to a particular appreciation of “the beautiful” that has not lost its appeal more than a century later.
Inspired by Chase’s painting and the specific architecture of the Residence galleries, the Dixon has invited two pioneering American artists, William Eggleston and Jennifer Steinkamp, to present their work in unexpected conversation.
William Eggleston and Jennifer Steinkamp: At Home at the Dixon juxtaposes floral, garden, and still life imagery in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century painting with photographs by William Eggleston and digital works by Jennifer Steinkamp that focuses on similar themes. Each artist’s chosen medium allows them to make new commentaries on these
Image: William Eggleston, "Untitled," ca. 1976; Dye transfer print; Courtesy of the Eggleston Art Foundation and David Zwirner, New York, London, Hong Kong, Paris