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Bill Owens

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Top Images :BILL OWENS, Unititled, from Suburbia, ca. 1972-73, black and white photograph, 20” x 16"

Left Images :BILL OWENS, Unititled, from Suburbia, ca. 1972-73, color photograph, 30” x 40”

Bottom Right Image :BILL OWENS, Unititled, from Our Kind of People, ca. 1972-73, black and white photograph, 16” x 20”


Images Courtesy of James Cohan Gallery, New York.

Bill Owens was born in San Jose, California, on September 25, 1938 and currently lives and works in Hayward, California. He received a B.A. in Industrial Arts from the California State University in Chico, California, in 1963 and entered the San Francisco State College in 1966 to study photography. His images have been widely reproduced in book form and in such publications as Rolling Stone, Bomb, Esquire and Newsweek. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Art Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm, and Harvard University in Cambridge, MA, among others. A retrospective of Owens’ work was organized by the San Jose Museum of Art in 2000




AMERICA : BILL OWENS : JUL 5 - SEP 24, 2005. James Cohan Gallery, New York


Owens photographs are chronicles of the lives of middle-class Americans. This body of work, spanning from the late 60s to the mid 80s, is a compilation of social documents about a man’s search to define a new idea of the American Dream. Prior to taking a job as the staff photographer of the Livermore Independent Newspaper in 1968, Owens traveled extensively outside of the United States. Upon his return - - and in his role as a newspaper photographer - - the once familiar became fascinating to Owens. His anthropological view of the everyday became a rich source of inspiration. Owens entered the homes of neighbors, friends and family members and engaged with them, studying their psychological edge and eventually capturing their “Americanness” through his camera lens. The resulting images speak of ordinary people with ample homes, garages, white picket fences, lawns, freeways, and how they helped give a new definition of “American” and “freedom” in the context of a burgeoning suburban culture.

AMERICA : BILL OWENS, JUL 5 - SEP 24, 2005
JAMES COHAN GALLERY
533 West 26th Street
New York, NY
NY 10001
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