Charlotte art gallery, SOCO Gallery presents photography by Ken Van Sickle

Photograph: Ken Van Sickle, Les GarÇons, 1955, 12” x 19”  or 30” x 40”

Photograph: Ken Van Sickle, Les GarÇons, 1955, 12” x 19”  or 30” x 40”

artGuide Magazine is excited to present a world-class art exhibition at Charlotte art gallery, SOCO Gallery.  Thru October 7th, SOCO Gallery will exhibit works by renowned photographer Ken Van Sickle.  


Charlotte, North Carolina – SOCO Gallery is thrilled to present LA VIE BOHÈME, a retrospective exhibition with New York-based photographer, Ken Van Sickle.  This will be the artist’s first exhibition at SOCO Gallery located at 421 Providence Road in Charlotte, North Carolina.  An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, September 7 from 6 – 8pm, followed by an artist talk on Saturday, September 10 beginning at 10:30am.  The artist talk will be moderated by the Bechtler Museum curator, Jennifer Edwards.  Both events are free and open to the public.

As an artist grounded in the importance of an artwork’s composition over its subject, Van Sickle’s images of the romantic, evanescent moments of bohemian life in the 1950s and 1960s survive today as narratives of the post-war world.  Van Sickle studied in New York City at the Art Students’ League under the German avant-garde painter George Grosz, and later in Paris with the Hungarian photographer André Kertész.  

After several years in Paris, he moved to New York City.  The rambunctious, progressive United States to which Van Sickle returned astonished the young artist, whose focus shifted to 1960s America.  Van Sickle’s photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally, in prestigious museums such as Galerie Thierry Marlat, Paris, France; Limelight Gallery, New York; and the first photography exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1960.         

SOCO Gallery is a contemporary art space and bookshop based in Charlotte, North Carolina.  The gallery provides a thoughtful platform for contemporary art to be experienced, discussed, and acquired.  SOCO Gallery produces six exhibitions annually, and exclusively represents artist working locally, nationally, and internationally at the highest levels. 


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