Marcia Resnick’s Humorous Explorations

January 16, 2020


Most people familiar with the art of Marcia Resnick know it through Re-visions, her series of smart and very funny photographs tracking the passage of a pre-adolescent girl into young womanhood. The book Re-visions was released in 1978 to wide critical acclaim from Resnick’s artistic and literary peers, among them William Burroughs, Andy Warhol, and Allen Ginsberg.

©Marcia Resnick

Along with her friend William Wegman, who was creating conceptual tableaux in his photography during the mid- to late 1970s, Resnick was a precursor to a broad range of artists, including Cindy Sherman, engaged in photographic storytelling.

“Re-visions & Other Visions: Vintage Photographs 1970s- 1980s” is her new exhibition of photographs. On view will be portraits of musicians, artists, and writers chosen from her 2015 book “Punks, Poets and Provocateurs: NYC Bad Boys 1977-1982” as well as selections from her column “Resnick’s Believe-It-Or-Not”, published in the SoHo Weekly News during the same period.

©Marcia Resnick

It also features Resnick’s early photographs from her three series “See, See Changes”, and “Landscape/Loftscape”, in which she pursued a wide-ranging exploration of the inherent, and often humorous, contradictions between art and reality.

©Marcia Resnick

Marcia Resnick Re-visions & Other Visions

November 16, 2019 – February 1, 2020
Deborah Bell Photographs
16 East 71st Street, Suite 1D
New York, NY 10021


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