Blue Sky Gallery Northwest
Jan. 4-Feb. 25 2018
If you’re familiar with photographer Robert Frank, it’s probably from Frank’s The Americans, a staple of photography classrooms everywhere, and a tome of vérité-style photographs of everyday Americans shot on the Swiss-born photographer’s 1955 cross-country tour of the United States. It’s rare to see Frank's work outside of art books, which makes Blue Sky Gallery’s new show Robert Frank: Books and Films 1947-2018 so exciting. In this exhaustive exhibition, his images are printed on giant swaths of newsprint across several gallery walls. It's an entirely new way to experience this once-recognizable work.