Current Exhibition

Nathan Lyons: Final Chapter

In honor of the renowned photographer, educator, lecturer, author, and curator Nathan Lyons, Bruce Silverstein is pleased to present, in association with Affirmation Arts, Nathan Lyons: Final Chapter. This exhibition marks the first occasion that this legendary artist’s color photographs will be seen by the public. It represents the fifth and final installment of a photographic opus spanning five decades, illustrating the artist’s intention of creating and transmitting a unique visual language through photography. This exclusive first look will be a prelude to his upcoming exhibition at the George Eastman Museum in 2019.

It is no understatement to posit that few people have had as much impact on photography in America in the second half of the twentieth century as Nathan Lyons. The tremendous support which Lyons provided to contemporary photographers through his significant exhibitions programming and publications expanded the audience for photography. The current exhibition provides a unique opportunity to discover something yet again new from this venerable practitioner, as these never-before-seen images illuminate the world before our eyes.

Past Exhibitions


Camera Shy Photograms by William T. Hillman
April 02 - 21, 2015
Jeffrey Maron Devotion
October 12 - December 08, 2012
Warhol: Confections and Confessions
March 03 - May 05, 2012
Meghan Boody: The Lighthouse Project II: Visitation
March 01 - April 02, 2011
Saving Grace: A Celebration of Haitian Art
October 01 - November 24, 2010
Street Smart
May 27 - June 19, 2010
31 Women in Photography
March 06 - April 10, 2010
New Perspectives in Contemporary Art
June 19 - July 10, 2009
Surveillance
April 09 - May 16, 2009
PS: Parsing Spirituality
January 10 - February 17, 2009
Christophe Von Hohenberg: A Cornucopia in Photography
October 30 - November 06, 2008
Hillman + Chavez
September 19 - October 24, 2008
Garbage Picker! The Contemporary Artist as Chiffonnier(e)
July 18 - August 29, 2008