Sherrick & Paul Gallery: Vivian Maier

We have the unique opportunity of housing something incredible here at Houston Station. Sherrick & Paul Gallery is currently featuring work from one of the mid-20th century's most important street photographers: Vivian Maier.

Maier went primarily unnoticed until after her death in 2007, when real estate agent John Maloof purchased more than 100,000 negatives at a sale from Maier's defaulted storage unit. Maier had left behind the equivalent of a roll of black-and-white film per each day of her lifetime. Her photographs capture magic in the ordinary moments of everyday life. Ranging from humorous to heart-wrenching, her photographs are sure to evoke an emotional response from the viewer. The collection showcases the quiet intimacy between stranger and photographer in brief moments of proximity. Although not much is yet known about Maier, it is clear that her images are immensely powerful.

Sherrick & Paul's exhibit, Vivian Maier, showcases more than 30 black-and-white images shot between 1950 and 1971. The exhibit is open now through August 15 during regular gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday, 11am-5pm.

If you are interested in learning more about Vivian Maier, there is a documentary available on Netflix titled Finding Vivian Maier, produced by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel. You can also read Nashville Arts Magazine's article here.