Notable: Michael Kenna Pre-Black Friday Sale, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA

In Black and White Photography, Gallery on November 23, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Michael Kenna


Who says that galleries can’t get in on the Black Friday fun as well? Scott Nichols Gallery is offering people an opportunity to acquire works by Britain’s Michael Kenna at steep discounts in the realms of 50%. But for those who cannot wait, there’s good news! It’s a Pre-Black Friday sale, so for those who are of the impatient sort, waiting isn’t a crux. In addition the gallery has recently made some new acquisitions, giving more reason to drop by the gallery if you happen to be in the San Francisco area. Below are some of the newest works featured.

Hats, Bill Heick, 1951

Hats, Bill Heick, 1951

Charlotte's Ball, Henri Cartier Bresson, 1959

Charlotte’s Ball, Henri Cartier Bresson, 1959

For those unfamiliar with Michael Kenna, he has had a triumphant career that has included once working as Ruth Bernhard’s printer to publishing numerous books and receiving numerous awards for his distinctive landscapes.

For More Information: Scott Nichols Gallery

Notable: Bath and Barn 33, Juliet Harrison, Limited Edition Portfolios

In Black and White Photography, Books, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 20, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Our friend Juliet Harrison, best known for her stellar equestrian photography, is back with two limited edition portfolios just in time for the holidays.

The first two of the Limited Edition Folios are ready for special order. These are the first of an ongoing series of Collector portfolios of themed prints. Folios contain between 6 and 8 archival cotton rag signed and number 8 1/2″ X 11″ prints. Each folio comes in a special folder with a signed and numbered cover page. Each folio edition is limited to 15 copies.BATH is the first in the series. BARN 33 is the second set.

The images in BATH were shot at the Saratoga Springs Race Course in August of this year. The Folio contains 6 archival 8 1/2″ x 11″ cotton rag prints.2 folios of BATH have already sold, leaving only 13 still available for order.

$180.00 (plus $10.00 shipping within the US)

The second folio in the series, BARN 33 , contains 8 images of roosting pigeons shot also at the Saratoga Springs Race Course in August of 2014.

For fans of equestrian, nature in general and photography, Harrison’s work is worth checking out. These folios will provide a great glimpse into her work so if you’re interested, act quickly before the opportunity expires.

For More Information: Juliet Harrison Bath / Barn 33

Preview: The Last Cosmology, Kikuji Kawada, L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York, NY

In Exhibits, Gallery, Black and White Photography on November 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm

Eight Hours Rotation of the Earth, Polaris, Shiojiri, 1989, Kikuji Kawada

From camera technology and development methodology,  to artistic titans such as Daido Moriyama and Rinko Kawauchi, Japan’s impact on every facet of photography is indisputable. But as is customary and to be expected with a notoriously insular culture, certain artistic joys can become obfuscated, withheld and/or underappreciated for the masses. This is one such case: the ethereal works of Kikuji Kawada.

I was born at the beginning of the Shōwa Era [1926-1989]. There was a great war during my boyhood and then I lived during the period of re-construction and growth and now I slowly approach the evening of life. Through these photographs the cosmology is an illusion of the firmament. At the same time it includes the reality of an era and also the cosmology of a changing heart.                       

- Kikuji Kawada
L. Parker Stephenson Photographs  is pleased to announce its representation of master Japanese photographer Kikuji Kawada(b. 1933) and the first solo exhibition of his work in the United States. Kawada, co-founder of the photographers’ cooperative VIVO with Shomei Tomatsu, Eikoh Hosoe and others, is best known outside Japan for his seminal book and series Chizu (The Map), published in 1965. Part of The Map series was exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art’s 1974 exhibition, New Japanese Photography, curated by John Szarkowski anan entire room will be devoted to it in the Tate Modern‘s upcoming exhibition Conflict, Time, Photography.

While The Map addressed psychological issues of national concern in the era following Japan’s defeat in the Second World War, Kawada’s series The Last Cosmology (1969-1999), on view at the Gallery, presents personal perceptions that echo evolution on a universal scale. Starting in the late 1960s and throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Kawada raised his eyes beyond the stained ceiling of Hiroshima’s Atomic Bomb Dome to the heavens above and the world around and beyond. The dizzying yet cohesive array of subjects, printed in rich intense tones that virtually glow, convey a sense of unease, imbalance, loss and questioning.  Like previous civilizations, we are left to wonder about connections between heavenly dramas and terrestrial circumstances.

With the exhibit only opening this past Tuesday, November 4th, people still have nearly three months to make their way down to Madison Avenue. Officially, The Last Cosmology is scheduled to close on January 25th.

For More Information: L. Parker Stephenson


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