Alec SothSongbook

An exhibition of new photographs that explore the ritual and meaning of social connection in the U.S.

Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition of the work of Alec Soth. On view from February 5 – April 4, 2015, Alec Soth: Songbook will feature approximately 20 new and never-before-seen photographs.

Bree, Liberty Cheer All-Stars, Corsicana, Texas, 2012

Celebrated for his haunting and influential portraits and landscapes in such acclaimed books as Sleeping by the Mississippi, Broken Manual, and NIAGARA, Alec Soth has recently turned his lens toward community life in the country. To aid in his search, Soth assumed the increasingly obsolescent role of community newspaper reporter. From upstate New York to Silicon Valley, he attended hundreds of meetings, dances, festivals and family gatherings.

Miss Model Contestants, 2012
The Key Hotel. Kissimmee, Florida, 2012

Soth has been represented by Fraenkel Gallery since May 2013. In conjunction with his exhibition at Fraenkel Gallery, photographs from Songbook will be presented concurrently at Sean Kelly, New York, and Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis. To accompany the exhibitions, Mack Books in London has published the hardcover book Alec Soth: Songbook, featuring 75 tritone plates.

As a complement to the exhibition, Alec Soth will post new cameraphone photos on Fraenkel Gallery’s Instagram feed (@fraenkelgallery).

Alec Soth sits down to talk with us about his exhibition, Songbook, on view from 5 February – 4 April 2015. While Songbook undoubtedly touches upon American culture, it also speaks of a more primal and universal human condition of loneliness.
Duration: 0:05:35 | Release Date: Feb 2015

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