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Tony Ward: Persistence of Seduction
Opening Event February 18, 2017
JED WILLIAMS GALLERY is proud and excited to announce its first showing of world-renowned erotic photographer TONY WARD. JWG extends the spirit of Valentine’s Day by presenting a sexy, light-hearted visual romp through the work of one of the world’s preeminent photographers renowned for his explorations into EROTICA. Ward will be exhibiting posters featuring photographs printed onto archival paper from high resolution digital files. In a fresh new twist, JWG continues its adventurous forays into innovative curating by presenting its very first exhibit composed entirely of high quality photographic posters, created by a master photographer.
Tony Ward’s photographs have been widely collected, exhibited and syndicated around the world. His unending quest for inspiring subjects and new projects compels him to divide his creative time between the diverse cosmopolitan centers of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Paris, Hamburg/Berlin and his beloved Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Since opening Tony Ward Studio in 1984, Ward achieved global notoriety for his first published book on erotic photography, the controversial and highly praised OBSESSIONS. The monograph was followed by four more challenging and critically acclaimed volumes on photographic eroticism at the turn of the century. Scholars that specialize in the history and aesthetics of photography such as A.D. Coleman, Rick Wester and Reinhold Misselbeck have written illuminating essays that accompanied the artist’s published works.
Tony Ward has been teaching Photography courses at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design since the Fall of 2010. He currently offers an array of photo-centric works including image emblazoned clothing, original prints, private galleries for members only, and books by the artist. In addition, via the artists web portal visitors can access galleries of leading artists who are affiliates of Tony Ward Studio by visiting: www.TonyWard.com.
Please join us for an opening reception February 18, 2017 from 5-7pm. Private press previews and artist studio visits are available prior to the opening by appointment only. Show runs from February 18-24 at Jed Williams Gallery, 615 Bainbridge St. Philadelphia.
About Jed Williams Gallery: Named one of the top art galleries in Bella Vista and Queen Village by Philadelphia Magazine (March 2015), Jed Williams Gallery is a unique art space owned and operated since 2010 by artist Jed Williams. JWG showcases up-and-coming and inspiring artists from the Philadelphia area. Artists featured are from all backgrounds including classically trained as well as self-taught outsider artists. The gallery shows a variety of thoughtful, cutting edge high quality works ranging from 2D, mixed media and painting, to video, installation and sculpture.