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Preview: Alan Klotz Gallery Teases New Additions and Prepares for AIPAD Show

In Black and White Photography, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector on March 18, 2015 at 11:22 am
Houses on Incline, Virginia City, Nevada, Wright Morris

Houses on Incline, Virginia City, Nevada, Wright Morris

For scientists, the old adage is publish or perish. For galleries, it’s about constantly acquiring new works. Alan Klotz Gallery is doing exactly that, acquiring a variety of new works from formidable photographers the world over. This includes works by Harry Callahan, Lennart Nilsson, Wright Morris, Gyorgy Kepes and Carl Van Vechten.

When not burrowing into our nests to stay warm, we are out acquiring new inventory…It’s our way of dispelling winter, and welcoming spring… new acquisitions by photographers [include]Berenice Abbott, Fratelli ALINARI, Paul CAPONIGRO, Eugene DESALIGNAC, Alfred EISENSTAEDT, Kipton KUMLER, Ken REGAN, Elliot ROSS, Sebastiao SALGADO, Auguste SALZMANN, Ralph STEINER, Josef SUDEK, and Roman VISHNIAC can be viewed here.

In addition to their new acquisitions, Alan Klotz is readying themselves yet again for the Association of International Photography Art Dealers New York show. Now in its 35th year, the AIPAD show will feature 89 exhibitors from multiple countries and all over the United States. This year’s show takes place from April 16th to April 19th.

For More Information: Alan Klotz Gallerya, AIPAD New York

Preview: New York, Bevan Davies, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery on March 16, 2015 at 9:48 pm
Bond Street, Facing North, New York, 1976, Bevan Davies

Bond Street, Facing North, New York, 1976, Bevan Davies

Buildings have always lent themselves well to black and white photography. The deliberate contours and lines of structures are wonderfully contrasted, while the geometry of an architect’s work is full celebrated. New York, of course, is a mecca for urban development and therefore a perfect place for Bevan Davies to explore and document.

Bevan Davies studied photography with Bruce Davidson, at the University of Chicago in early 1960’s and benefitted greatly through mentoring from Diane Arbus later in that decade. After working the street in both daylight and evening hours, photographing people at odds with society, with a hand camera, Davies changed his working methodology to describing the physical environs of the street: the building facades, alleys and streets with a tripod mounted view camera.

This change in subject and approach resulted in Davies most celebrated work. Created in 1975/76, Bevan Davies’ architectural photographs situated themselves wholly within the dictum laid forth by William Jenkins, as “New Topographics”. In fact, Davies writes of his approach as, “an effort being made to let the camera almost see by itself”. This notion was carried further by the late photographer, Lewis Baltz, who in 1976, referred to Davies’ photographs as, “rigorously contemporary, while acknowledging a use of the camera which dates from the inception of the medium”. The New York facades, taken in the early morning hours and devoid of people, describe spaces defined by light and shadow. They depict a specific time and place, as seen by the window dressings and signage, as well as portray a formal grace among the building’s details that are included within Davies’ camera frame. New York is the first comprehensive exhibition of Davies’ photographs in over two decades.

Opening March 14th, the public will be able to view the exhibit at Joseph bellows until May 9th.

For More Information: Joseph Bellows Gallery

Preview: Crusade For Art Readying For 2015 Crusade Engagement Grant

In Black and White Photography on March 13, 2015 at 9:49 pm

crusadeengagementgrant

Do you love art and photography? Do you have an idea to spread the love of art to the community? If the answer’s yes, then the Crusade Engagement Grant might be worth looking into.

In September we announced the 2014 winner of the $10,000 Crusade Engagement Grant. The selection committee chose Matthew Conboy’s idea to create newborn collectors in Pittsburgh for its “off the charts creativity”. The grant funds the distribution of photographs from local photographers to every baby born in specific Pittsburgh-area hospitals in 2015. The program, now called Start With Art, is in full swing, with January baby’s receiving this photograph by Aaron Blum.

Crusade for Art is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to engage new communities with art by developing a network of inspired new arts advocates and to support artists with strategies to connect to those advocates and turn them into collectors.

The application process will begin in March, so there’s still time for planning. If you or someone you know has a great idea that would qualify, this equates to a very real opportunity.

For More Information: Crusade For Art

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