"The Little Screens" is an influential body of early works by Lee Friedlander. The title of the series of photographs refers to television screens housed in nondescript motel rooms and other rooms of anonymous character. "The Little Screens" and their environments weave a narrative of a photographer moving through the landscape of 1960s America with the melancholy, though sometimes comic qualities, of a life lived on the road. Each screen televise images of icons of popular culture, political figures, or minor celebrities from the 60s. The environments are iconographic ghost-rooms filled with bland furniture - they are rooms without personality that could be, and are, anywhere and everywhere.
Walker Evans, who along with Robert Frank, was Friedlander’s great idol, wrote the preface to the “The Little Screens” – in which he called the pictures “deft, witty, spanking little poems of hate.”
The exhibition is comprised of 34 small silver-gelatin photographs from 1962-1970, and is organized in collaboration with Galleri Riis. All works are initially bought and owned by Peder Lund.