Harvey Stein Exhibition and Opening Reception
Harvey Stein is a professional photographer, teacher, author and curator based in New York City. Stein’s photographs have been widely exhibited in the US and Europe-85 one-person and over 165 group shows to date. His photographs are in more than 57 permanent collections, including the George Eastman House, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Join Harvey at the opening night reception on Wednesday, November 6 at DCP from 6:30-9pm. It is a free event and open to the public.
The exhibition highlights work from Harvey’s eighth and latest book Mexico Between Life and Death, a compilation of photographs taken during his fourteen trips to Mexico between 1993 and 2010. Stein brilliantly captures festival life in small towns and villages with themes of life, death, and religion.
In his own words, Harvey describes his experiences in Mexico: The images show fragments of what Mexico is, a country of incredible contrasts and contradictions. Mexico is about piercing light and deep shadow, of stillness and quick explosiveness, of massive tradition and creeping progress, of great religious belief but with corruption as a way of life. It is a land of pulsating life, a country so close to the United States yet so far away, a country with more than 50% of its population under 20 years old but where old age is revered.
Harvey will be giving an artist talk as part of the DCP Speaker Series. Tickets for this event can be purchased here.
“Harvey Stein: Mexico Between Life and Death” exhibition runs from November 6 – December 3. Gallery hours starting November 7 are Tuesdays from 2:00-7:00pm and Wednesdays-Saturdays 11am-5pm. You can find more information about the exhibition here.