NYC gallery ROOM EAST to present Frampton exhibition Oct. 25-Dec. 20, 2015

September 15, 2015Buffalo, NY—Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary is pleased to announce the exclusive representation of the photographic print work of the avant-garde icon Hollis Frampton (1936-1984).

Dean Brownrout partnered with Buffalo-based CEPA Gallery to produce the recent exhibition, sale and accompanying programming, entitled “Hollis Frampton” (June 20-Sept. 5, 2015). The exhibition was the first comprehensive survey of Frampton’s still photography in nearly 30 years.

Says Brownrout, “We are honored by the trust the Estate of Hollis Frampton is placing in us. The responsibility is great—as is the chance to continue to provide collectors and scholars with access to Frampton’s photographic prints. The national and international response to our show and events in Buffalo is gratifying—the notion that Frampton and his work are being introduced to a new generation is equally rewarding.”

This news is complemented with the announcement of the first commercial New York City presentation of Frampton’s photographs. Frampton’s photo series ADSVMVS ABSVMVS will be on display at ROOM EAST from Oct. 25-Dec. 20, 2015. (, 41 Orchard Street, New York, NY, 10002). It is also the first historically oriented program for the renowned contemporary art gallery.


Hollis Frampton by Marion Faller

ABOUT HOLLIS FRAMPTON: Hollis Frampton (1936-1984) is a pioneering filmmaker, art theorist, and photographer. His photographs are held in international collections including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Harvard University, the Museum of Modern Art and the Walker Art Center.

In recent years, Frampton has received renewed notice. A 2012 two-disc DVD set of his films—released by the Criterion Collection—has furthered this resurgence globally.

The Estate of Hollis Frampton continues to represent all other aspects of Frampton’s career output, including his SUNY Buffalo media work, his writing and films. The MoMA is the repository of Frampton’s motion picture archive. Anthology Film Archives oversees all film rental activities.

ABOUT ROOM EAST: Steve Pulimood opened ROOM EAST in January 2012. The bi-level venue, located in Manhattan’s vital lower east side gallery scene, has built its reputation showing the work of emerging artists. ROOM EAST represents Darja Bajagić, Robin Cameron, Ebecho Muslimova, Dan Shaw-Town, and G. William Webb.

ABOUT DEAN BROWNROUT MODERN/CONTEMPORARY: Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary specializes in representing artists and works with a connection to Western New York.

Dean Brownrout has played an increasingly visible role over the past decade, producing and presenting some of the area’s most important artists and art events. Highlights include:

2015: Hollis Frampton,” an exhibition and sale at CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY. Collaborative programming involving multiple arts organizations included Big Orbit Gallery, Buffalo Chamber Players, the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center, and Western New York Book Arts Center.

2013: "The David Anderson Charitable Trust Collection." Renowned art dealer and Martha Jackson scion David Anderson (1935-2009) left instructions that a portion of his private print collection be sold to benefit his favorite Buffalo institutions. Dean Brownrout Modern/Contemporary was engaged by the estate to facilitate this disposition. Beneficiaries included the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and the University at Buffalo Foundation. The sale of over 400 works on paper was held at UB Center for the Arts.

2010: Representation of Catherine Burchfield Parker (1926-2012). The beloved watercolorist selected Brownrout to represent her during her lifetime and after her passing. He has continued to present her work—honoring Parker’s memory, increasing her market, and building the reputation of her artistic output. Parker is part of a Western New York legacy; her father, Charles Burchfield, is one of America’s most lauded watercolorists.

2009: The Private Collection of Charles Rand Penney Western New York Art.” Near the end of his life, Penney (1923-2010), an arts patron, philanthropist, lifelong collector of cultural artifacts, and namesake of Buffalo’s Burchfield Penney Art Center—began to deaccession his private collections. He chose Brownrout to conduct a one-day sale of the remainder of his Western New York art, to ensure that the pieces stayed in the region and in public hands. He had previously donated a large portion of that collection to the BPAC as a foundational part of its holdings.