Join FMoPA as we hold a joint opening reception for our next Main Gallery exhibition, “Joel Meyerowitz: Confluence,” and our next Community Gallery exhibition, “Gary Monroe: Life in South Beach” on March 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Joel Meyerowitz: Confluence, 1964-1984
While most artistic photographers of the 1960s focused entirely on black and white, Joel Meyerowitz (b. 1938) bridged a gap by exploring contemporaneously two very different bodies of work. His energetic black and white New York streetscapes are celebrated for their quirky characters and architectural detail, at the same time, his ethereal photographs of Cape Cod, Massachusetts focused on the singular light and seascapes of the unique peninsula. By 1972, Meyerowitz permanently adopted color photography, so that even his urban images explore the tones and hues of city life. Together this collection of work explores the visual gatherings of a master at his best. On View March 21 – July 7, 2024.
Gary Monroe: Life in South Beach, 1977-1986
In 1977, photographer Gary Monroe, a native of Miami Beach, embarked on a decade-long project to photograph the aging community of South Beach. Vastly different than the glitzy beach community of today, the area was home to primarily Jewish retirees who embraced the sun, sand, and cheap rents. The photographs in the exhibition are composed of the community’s candid moments, daily activities, and community gatherings. Monroe‘s sharp eye and empathetic viewpoint transforms the mundaneness of people walking down the street into a reflection on a vanished way of life.On view: March 26 – May 19, 2024.