Preview: Ethereal Luminescence, Peter Treiber, New Arts Program Gallery, Kutztown, PA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 10, 2016 at 12:04 am
Ethereal Luminescence 53073, Peter Treiber

Ethereal Luminescence 53073, Peter Treiber

Here at BWGallerist, our niche of photography tends not to stray beyond the tradition of Black and White photography. Our friend Peter Treiber’s most recent series, Ethereal Luminescence, is a polar opposite, pushing the limits of what photography can now be.

Born in Brooklyn, Peter Treiber grew up in a family of painters and photographers. He worked in New York City as a photo assistant and then earned an AA degree in graphic design at SUNY Farmingdale/NY and a BFA in photography from the Arts Center College of Design/California.

Treiber’s most recent fine art series, “Ethereal Lumiscence,” is an ongoing series of abstract, expressionistic photographs. Begun in 2012 at a botanical garden where people were enjoying a light show, it evolved into capturing those feelings at other public gatherings that include dramatic lighting — light shows, urban street scenes, fireworks and amusement park rides.

Treiber’s work is now available to the public in Kutztown until Sunday, March 6th.

For More Information: Peter Treiber

Preview: Floral Studies, Dr. Dain L. Tasker, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 4, 2016 at 2:56 pm
By, Dr. Dain L. Tasker, Image Courtesy of Joseph Bellows Galler

By, Dr. Dain L. Tasker, Image Courtesy of Joseph Bellows Galler

Joseph Bellows is currently hosting one of the more unique photography exhibitions you’ll likely get to experience this year. It’s a set of vintage x-ray floral photographs b Dr. Dain L. Tasker.


Dr. Tasker was the chief radiologist at Wilshire Hospital in Los Angeles when radiology was in its formative phase. In the late 1920’s inspired by his knowledge of the x-ray image process, and through his developing involvement with Pictorial photography, Dr. Tasker began to record numerous varieties of flowers with the x-ray process.

His results are among the most striking and unique floral images in the history of photography, delicate in their rendering of subtle tones and descriptive in the tracing of the flower’s fragile structure; fulfilling with out sentimentality, Tasker’s statement, “Flowers are the expression of the love life of plants”.

Tasker’s floral x-ray photographs, created in the 1930’s are timeless representations of their subject drawn by a distinct process that marries science and art, situating themselves as forerunners within certain experimental modes of contemporary photographic practice. Dr. Tasker’s modest, yet fully realized radiographs of flowers include a range of species and a wealth of structural beauty that is both inherent to their subject and an effect of the artist’s arrangement within the rectangular field that holds their form.

A limited edition monograph of Tasker’s work, Dr. Dain L. Tasker was published in 2000 by Stinehour Press. Tasker’s radiographs are in numerous public collections, including: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Center for Creative Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

The exhibit  will conclude on February 19th.

For More Information: Joseph Bellows Gallery

On Site:”Americana”, Pennsylvania Center for Photography, Doylestown, Pa

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 3, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Americana (1 of 1)

Henry Rowan and Stephanie Lisle

The exciting exhibit for the winners of the “Americana” photo contest are on display at the Pennsylvania Center for Photography. Hosted and created by photo arts practitioners/ supporters Henry Rowan and Stephanie Lisle, the contest covers a wide range of interpretations of the theme “Americana”. Prints and digital images are presented.

“AMERICANA”  Gallery Hours: Thursdays and Sundays 11am – 3pm

Fridays 4-8pm and Saturdays 12-5pm

Through February

For more information and to view the winners:

Pennsylvania Center for Photography

Stephanie Lisle

Henry Rowan


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