Ann Mandelbaum: Photographs

September 16 — October 25, 1997

Ubu Gallery presented New York’s first commercial gallery exhibition of the extraordinary photographic work of Brooklyn resident, Ann Mandelbaum. Simply stated, Mandelbaum’s photographs detail close-up portions of the human body—eyes, mouths, nipples, tongues, eyebrows, necks, etc.—ambiguously and sensually presented; however, these photographs contain more than a simple figural quality. They are rigidly composed images, highly refined into mysterious prints which are the result of hours in the darkroom. Through detailed process, Mandelbaum solarized and manipulated her prints in various ways to create this textural viewing sensation.

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The New York Times / Weekend: Art & Leisure / October 10, 1997 / Grace Glueck
New York Magazine / Art / September 29, 1997 / 1 reproduction (Type “Ann Mandelbaum” into the “Search Inside” dialogue box)
The Village Voice / Art: “Body Work” / September 30, 1997 / Vince Aletti