William Wegman

Jepson Center May 12–August 13, 2017

William Wegman (American, b. 1943) is an internationally-renowned artist with a prolific career spanning more than five decades. William Wegman lives in New York and Maine where he continues to make videos, take photographs and to make drawings and paintings that he has maintained since the early 1970s. William Wegman became a household name for his enigmatic photographs of Weimaraner dogs. This presentation highlights the importance of mark-making and gesture that runs through Wegman’s practice as an artist exploring many media over decades, and will include a selection of the artist’s early conceptual videos, cartoonlike drawings and altered photographs from the 1970s and 1980s, large format polaroids of his beloved Weimaraners that demonstrate Wegman’s facility in commanding compositions, alongside his recent faux-naïve paintings based on found postcards.