Mimi Plumb The White Sky

Mimi Plumb lecture at PhotoAlliance

PhotoAlliance lecture with with Mimi Plumb and Dennis Hearne, November 12th at San Francisco Art Institute Osher Lecture Hall.

Bay Area photographer Mimi Plumb has explored subjects ranging from her suburban Northern California roots to the United Farm Workers movement. This month Stanley Barker releases Plumb’s third book The Golden City, featuring her photographs of San Francisco from 1984 through 2020. A solo exhibition of work from her previous book, The White Sky, is currently on view at Robert Koch Gallery (October 4 – November 26, 2021).

Introductory speaker Dennis Hearne will be sharing a selection of photographs taken in North Beach, San Francisco, where he has lived since 1965.

Due to safety protocols, tickets to the in-person lecture are limited to 100. Please remember mask and proof of vaccination are required.

Armory Show 2021

Robert Koch Gallery at the Armory Show 2021

The Armory Show
Sept. 9 – 12  | Javits Center NYC | Booth 104


Matt Black American Geography

Matt Black exhibition opens at the Kunstfoyer, Munich

Matt Black’s American Geography exhibition continues Kunstfoyer’s series on documentary photographers, dedicated to life’s sociopolitical and social conditions. With his square, large-format, black-and-white photographs and overwhelming panoramic landscapes, Black shows us a country far from unlimited possibilities and an American society, largely characterized by poverty, lack of opportunities and political resignation.

On view July 15 through September 12 , 2021

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Mimi Plumb Landfall

Mimi Plumb included in Museum of Fine Arts Boston exhibition

We are proud to announce that Mimi Plumb’s work is being included in the exhibition Personal and Political: Women Photographers, 1965-1985 at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston on view September 13, 2019 – November 28, 2021 as part of the museum’s larger initiative Women Take the Floor honoring women artists. Plumb’s work is featured alongside the work of Cindy Sherman, Annie Leibovitz, and Diane Arbus among others.

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Edward Burtynsky Anthropocene

Edward Burtynsky featured in the Financial Times, My green manifesto by Bill Gates

The billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates offers four bold ideas to help business take on the climate crisis, featuring works by gallery artist Edward Burtynsky.

Roger Ballen

Roger Ballen’s film Roger the Rat selected to screen at the Même Pas Peur: Festival International du Film Fantastique de la Réunion

Roger Ballen’s recent film Roger the Rat has been selected to screen at  the distinguished Même Pas Peur: Festival International du Film Fantastique de la Réunion. The 11th edition of the festival will be a live event at the Cinéma Henri Madoré in the city of Saint-Philippe, Réunion Island and will take place this February 17 – 22.

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Rebecca Norris Webb Night Calls

Rebecca Norris Webb featured in Urbanautica

Webb’s Night Calls exhibition was recently featured in the Urbanautica Journal of Visual Anthropology and Cultural Studies.

And this is what I find in these photographs: absolute simplicity. Not in all of course. For heaven’s sake, not all poems have the same weight. They should be read differently, and so are the images, especially if they are considered as a plot of a novel, as a whole. – Steve Bisson

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Edward Burtynsky China

Edward Burtynsky donates his archives to Ryerson University

“The downtown university has just announced the first instalment of his multi-year donation to its photographic gallery and research facility. It features 142 photos from Burtynsky’s early career, created between 1976 and 1989. Subsequent annual donations, to span three to five years, will add more chronological works from his five-plus decades of visually documenting how […]

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Rebecca Norris Webb Night Calls

New monograph release | Rebecca Norris Webb: Night Calls

Publisher Radius Books has released Rebecca Norris Webb’s Night Calls monograph. Studying at the International Center of Photography in New York, Webb first came across W. Eugene Smith’s Country Doctor, his famous Life Magazine photo essay. Webb was immediately drawn to the subject of Smith’s essay, Dr. Ernest Ceriani, a Colorado country doctor who was just a few years older than her father

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Mimi Plumb The White Sky book

New monograph release | Mimi Plumb: The White Sky

UK publisher Stanley/Barker has released Mimi Plumb’s The White Sky monograph to raving reviews. In her early twenties, the American Photographer Mimi Plumb looked back to her Californian childhood to make a series of photographs about suburban youth. The resulting photographs collected in her new book The White Sky builds a world in which an […]

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Gallery artists Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb featured on Lensculture

Gallery artists Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb were featured on Lensculture, offering an inspiring look into the world of this husband and wife artist team.

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Robert Koch Gallery at The Armory Show 2020 | Pier 94, Booth 618

Among the earliest photographic images were photograms, cameraless photographs made by placing objects directly on the surface of a light-sensitized paper and exposing it to light.  In the early 20th century artists inspired by abstraction began exploring new ideas using photograms to create images that expressed a daring fresh way of seeing.  These experimental artists embraced the idea of chance and the photographic process’s alchemy.

From our gallery’s inception we have specialized in the avant-garde, from works by early groundbreaking practitioners in the first part of the 20th century to the present. Our booth at the Armory Show 2020 features early works from the 1930s as well as photograms by contemporary artists who carry forth the essence of experimental.

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Trent Davis Bailey

Interview: Trent Davis Bailey

Trent Davis Bailey received the Film Photo Award in the Spring of 2019. One year later, Linda Moses checks back in with him.

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John Beasley Greene Egypt and Algeria

Robert Koch Gallery celebrates 40 year anniversary!

The Robert Koch Gallery’s 2019-2020 season celebrates our 40 year anniversary with exhibitions that reflect the breadth of work the gallery has exhibited and acquired during the gallery’s history. Our fall exhibition New Bauhaus in America commemorates the 100 year anniversary of the founding of the original Bauhaus school in Germany and is an example of our commitment to the avant-garde which emanated out of Europe. Italian futurism, the inceptive avant-garde movement included work by the Bragaglia brothers. The gallery currently has two exceptionally rare and significant Bragaglia photographs from 1911 and 1913 on loan to SFMOMA for their exhibition, Don’t! Photography and the Art of Mistakes.

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New Bauhaus monograph

Robert Koch publishes New Bauhaus in America monograph

This small edition publication accompanies our current New Bauhaus in America exhibition, which is on view at the gallery through the end of November, 2019. The catalog features works included in the exhibition including works by György Kepes + László Moholy-Nagy, Arthur Siegel, M. Halberstadt, and Henry Holmes Smith with Introduction by Leland Rice.

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MIchael Wolf portrait

Gallery artist Michael Wolf passes away at age of 64

It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected death of our longtime friend and gallery artist Michael Wolf, recognized for his work on life in cities, who passed away last Thursday at the age of 64 in his home in Cheung Chau, Hong Kong.

The Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco, was the first gallery to represent Michael Wolf, and did so exclusively for many years, presenting Wolf’s first exhibition of his breakthrough project Architecture of Density in 2005 and later the first gallery exhibition of Transparent City in 2008. Our gallery is honored to have mounted twelve exhibitions of his work.

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Armory Show 2019

Robert Koch Gallery selected by Artsy as one of the best booths at The Armory Show 2019

In the first half of the 20th century, Hungarian artists living in their country and as expats abroad redefined what photography and images could do. László Moholy-Nagy, arguably the best known of the group, produced striking photograms, a term that he coined. The last-known photogram by the influential Bauhaus instructor, made in 1946, is on view here (and on offer for $75,000). It’s a gorgeous, supremely modern work that seems to foretell complex grayscale experiments by contemporary artists like Avery K. Singer.

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Michael Wolf Bottrop-Ebel 76 exhibition opens at The Josef Albers Museum in Germany

Michael Wolf’s Bottrop-Ebel 76 exhibition opens at The Josef Albers Museum in Bottrop, Germany on February 24, 2019, and runs through May 19, 2019. The 1976 series focuses on life in a small coal mining village in the Ruhr District of Germany.

Chris Dorley-Brown The Corners

Gallery artist Chris Dorley-Brown’s The Corners honored with the 2018 British Book Design and Production Award

The Corners, the newest monograph by gallery artist Chris Dorley-Brown, has been honored with the 2018 British Book Design and Production Award in the Photography Book category. The Corners is published by Hoxton Mini Press, London, with design by Friederike Huber.

Brian Ulrich

Brian Ulrich’s work included in This Land exhibition at Pier 24 and featured in New York Times

This Land focuses on work made throughout the United States within the past decade. The photographers assembled here examine aspects of the country’s current social climate, from the mundane to the politicized. This Land will be on view through March 31, 2019 at Pier 24 located on San Francisco’s Embarcadero.

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