The result of 12 years work as a set photographer on in the industry, American Ecstasy allows us a unique behind-the-scenes glimpse at this pre-Internet ‘Golden Age of Porn’, which Nitke describes as: “the most exciting, boring, stomach-turning, splendid subject I could ever hope to photograph.”
Post-1991, after the hardcore porn business moved to Los Angeles, Nitke began shooting on the New York sets of fetish and S &M movies and has since been hailed by The Village Voice for her quest ‘to find humanity in marginal sex.’ Nitke has exhibited across the USA, published two monographs, has been featured in countless books and publications, and numerous panel discussions on subjects of sexuality. Nitke was born in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1950 and grew up in Virginia and Alaska. She is currently a fashion/art photographer, and is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York.
One Eyed Jacks Gallery, Brighton.
April 4th – June 4th 2014
Vigas was born in Valencia, Venezuela in 1926. He first rose to international recognition 60 years ago. Soon after he relocated to France in 1952 for studies at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts and Sorbonne University, his work was featured in the Venice Biennial in 1954, and again in 1962. While in Paris, he absorbed the lessons of the foremost European artist of the day and developed his own, distinctly Latin, approach to modernism.
Dillon Gallery NY
March 13 – April 19
Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Forever.
12Mail / Red Bull Space – Paris
From march 21st to may 16th 2014.