On site: "My Muse Holds The Jaws of a Lion", Photographs by Liam Alexander, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 1, 2015 at 10:45 am


Liam Alexander “Birdflower Pharaoh”

We have always admired skilled photo collage/montage as a different use of photographic images to involve the viewer in imaginative storytelling. Liam Alexander is part of a new generation of artists using this time honored technique to achieve their vision.

“My Muse Holds the Jaws of a Lion”, is a collection of small works, hand made photographic based collages, that I have created during the journey through my larger bodies of work. (one is "the Major Arcana" a series of portraits created through divination) These are my muses, and these small pieces are created with the intention of exploration.  Each tells a small story, with the subject, a dream, a feeling, an impression, and a small glimpse into who they are.

August 1 – August 31

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: Masterworks From Seven Decades 1928-1982, Ansel Adams, Quintenz Gallery, Aspen, Colorado

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 25, 2015 at 9:42 pm
The Golden Gate Before the Bridge, Ansel Adams,  1932

The Golden Gate Before the Bridge, Ansel Adams, 1932

 Ansel Adams, along with the Group f.64 group, did as much for American photography as anyone. Quintenz Gallery is the latest to pay tribute.

“Wilderness, or wildness, is a mystique. A religion, an intense philosophy, a dream of ideal society—these are also mystiques. As the fisherman depends upon the river, lakes and seas, and the farmer upon the land for his existence, so does mankind … depend upon the beauty of the world about him for his spiritual and emotional existence.” — Ansel Adams, from a speech to The Wilderness Society, May 9, 1980

Aspen, CO – Spanning seven decades of his groundbreaking career, a major retrospective of more than 50 photographs by Ansel Adams will be on view from July 10–September 8, 2015, at the Quintenz Gallery in Aspen, Colorado. Ansel Adams: Masterworks from Seven Decades, 1928–1982 comprises the entirety of one of the most significant, privately held Adams collections. Most of the work has not been exhibited in many years. The exhibition is presented in association with Michael Shapiro Photographs, Westport, CT.

Ansel Adams (American 1902–1984) is widely recognized for his portrayal of the sublime in America’s wilderness. Yosemite National Park captured his imagination during his first visit at age 14. He later wrote, “That first impression of the valley—white water, azaleas, cool firm caverns, tall pines and stolid oaks, cliffs rising to undreamed of heights, the poignant sounds and smells of the Sierra … was a culmination of experience so intense as to be almost painful.”

The exhibition opened on July 10th and will be available for viewing until Sept. 8th.

For More Information: Quintenz Gallery

Preview: Carnival, Roger Vail, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on July 21, 2015 at 5:01 pm
Image Courtesy of Roger Vail and Joseph Bellows Gallery

Image Courtesy of Roger Vail and Joseph Bellows Gallery

Whether the Carnival fills you with fuzzy nostalgia or paralyzing fear, it’s indisputable that Roger Vail has created some beautiful images.

In 1970, Roger Vail began photographing carnivals and their thrill rides with his 8 x 10 inch view camera. His pictures were made in the evening hours with long exposure times, resulting in images that track the momentum of the ride with a sense wonderment that is both tangible and otherworldly. Carnival will feature Vail’s extraordinary, large-scale photographs of carnival rides in full motion; tracing the kaleidoscopic light play seen only through the extended moment that photography permits. In addition to the large-scale color and black and white images, his smaller, more intimate platinum/palladium prints will be featured in the atrium gallery.

Vail’s carnival rides are described and transformed through the act of photography. He allows the viewer to experience the flux of the ride in a single scene, rendering both the atmosphere of the night and the energy of his subject, against the recognizable background of the state fair.

Roger Vail earned his BFA and MFA degrees from the Art Institute of Chicago. His photographs are in the collection of numerous institutions, including: Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Princeton University Art Museum.

The exhibit is now open and available for viewing until August 22nd.

For More Information: Joseph Bellows Gallery


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