Henry Wessel has worked as a photographer for nearly thirty years. He first garnered widespread critical attention during the early 1970s in an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, and as one of the young photographers included in the New Topographics exhibition at the International Museum of Photography in Rochester, New York. Since then, Wessel has documented his surroundings, finding a sense of lyrical beauty in the everyday. His “keen-eyed observations share the spontaneity and honesty of snapshots, but are inflected with his own wry humor.” (Sandra Sloan, SFMOMA) Robert Mann Gallery will exhibit two series by the artist: California and the West and Night Walk. Additional works will also be included.
The exhibition is presented in partnership with Charles Cowles Gallery, where a complimentary Henry Wessel exhibition will be on view from January 11 to February 17