Sean Kelly is delighted to announce Alec Soth’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating, its title taken from the final line of Wallace Stevens’ poem, The Gray Room.
Comprised of recent large scale color portraits and images of interiors, the exhibition focuses on Soth’s depiction of the individual, posing questions about what these images reveal about both the sitter and photographer.
Celebrated as one of the most important U.S. photographers working today, Alec Soth is known for iconic photographs concentrating on the people and landscapes of suburban and rural communities, often taken during road trips throughout Middle America. In contrast, this new body of work was produced after an extended hiatus during which the artist stopped traveling and photographing to reflect upon and reconsider his creative process. Unlike previous series, which offer a more documentary account of particular locations or individuals, Soth’s new body of work is far more personal.
To coincide with the exhibition MACK Books will publish a new monograph on March 15, I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating. The publication features a conversation between the artist and the celebrated novelist and Editor-in-Chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Hanya Yanagihara.