Paris

Joel Meyerowitz, Red Interior, Cape Cod, 1976, color photograph, 20 x 24". © Joel Meyerowitz.

Joel Meyerowitz, Red Interior, Cape Cod, 1976, color photograph, 20 x 24". © Joel Meyerowitz.

Paris

Joel Meyerowitz

Jeu de Paume
1 place de la Concorde
October 3, 2006–January 14, 2007

Curated by Régis Durand

Abandoning the complex street photography that launched his career in the ’60s, Joel Meyerowitz fully embraced the use of color film in the early ’70s and shifted his lens from the spontaneous, restless, and jagged urban scene to the serene silence of landscape. The Jeu de Paume’s survey of 120 prints, the first European presentation of the artist’s color photography, chronicles his work during this formative decade. Although often leaning toward a form of bourgeois sentimentality, Meyerowitz’s best images, of beaches and the simple domestic manner of Cape Cod, draw on the ability of color film and the large-format view camera to articulate a precise quality of light, air, and temperature. Viewers can also make their top picks: The exhibition will include an interactive method by which visitors may select a take-home catalogue of images of their choosing.