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Notable: Photo l.a. is back, Santa Monica, California

In Art Fair, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm

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2012 Emerging Focus Participant

It is January, so our eye turns to the West Coast and a great line up of photography events and dealer displays at Photo l.a. For the emerging artist there are the “Emerging Focus” portfolio reviews … with time still to sign up.

photo l.a.’s rich and distinguished history has influenced the transforming art/photography landscape of Los Angeles. Many important artists have been introduced to the public at photo l.a. and we are honored to have played a crucial role in the cultural life of Los Angeles.

With over 10,000 visitors, photo l.a. is the best platform for meeting with collectors, curators and artists in Los Angeles. Our outstanding programming series continues to address the most current topics in the converging worlds of art and photography.

THE 22nd INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES PHOTOGRAPHIC ART EXPOSITION
SANTA MONICA CIVIC AUDITORIUM | JANUARY 17 – 21, 2013

For more information: Photo l.a.

Favorites: Best of “Atlanta Celebrates Photography”, Best Gallery – Lumiere

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Gallery on October 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm

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For the second year we have been so impressed by the physical layout, location and, of course, exhibits, presented by Lumiere in Atlanta. After the New York cool exhibit space in Chelsea and the modernity of LA/San Francisco gallery layouts, it is a pleasure to be at “home” in Lumiere.

Lumière provides a diverse range of photographic art through its’ own proprietary collection, regular exhibitions and acquisition activities on behalf of clients.

The gallery has work from over 75 photographers. They range from masters of the 19th and 20th century to more contemporary practitioners. All are established, with works in important museum collections, as well as having participated in multiple exhibitions. Most have had multiple books and catalogues published on their work.

Lumière was founded by Robert Yellowlees. It reflects his experiences as a collector of art for over 35 years in addition to having served on the boards of major arts institutions.

Tony Casadonte has had a diverse 30 year career in photography. Prior to joining Lumière as gallery director, he managed the leading commercial photography laboratory in the Southeast. In that capacity, he was actively involved with professional photographers to support their processing and printing requirements.

Laura Noel, following graduation from Duke University and an internship at Aperture Foundation, has pursued a professional photographic career for almost 20 years.

View the current exhibits, a great blog, the artist samples and a virtual tour at: Lumiere

Preview- Found: Discoveries of FotoFest and PhotoNOLA, John Cleary Gallery, Houston

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm

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Michael Donnor, Dreaming Tree
waxed gelatin silver print

We have been very pleased to see a number of galleries using the summer to promote emerging talented artists. One example is the current exhibit at a top venue: John Cleary Gallery. Take a look at these artists and you realize the maturity and sophistication of their work… such as Michael Donnor using an alternative printing process for his surreal images.

Found is an exhibition that brings recently discovered and emerging artists to the public eye and gives them a chance to display their work in a professional setting. This is the second Found exhibition the John Cleary Gallery has hosted. The artists selected to be in this show were hand picked by Catherine Couturier, the owner of the John Cleary Gallery, for their uniqueness, quality, and craftsmanship. The artists in Found were discovered in Houston’s FotoFest and New Orlean’s PhotoNOLA.

The opportunity to be included in a high quality group show culled from the impressive portfolio reviews of the Houston and New Orleans art photography fairs, is indeed an honor.

Note, our recent profile artist Isa Leshko’s Elderly Animals work is included as well.

Our congratulations to Catherine Couturier on offering an impressive selection of images reflecting a “real time” sense of contemporary fine art photography.

Now through September 4.

To see more: John Cleary Gallery

Preview: Photo Festival Arles, France

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 12, 2010 at 9:47 am

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Now through September 19, the Les Rencontres D’Arles photography festival is on for the 41st edition.

With a multi-track set of exhibits covering from “rock to prisons”, this is one of the more creative events this year.

The Rencontres d’Arles 2010 feature six trails: through Argentina, rock music, and traditional film photography;
with the friends of the LUMA Foundation; one about changes and changeovers; and a sixth on French prisons.
This 41st edition enjoys the expertise of twenty curators-heads of leading international institutions, artistic
directors, and collectors. Each trail begins with a guest of honour or an emblematic show.

Earlier this year, Francis Hodgson of the Financial Times had these comments on the festival:

For my money, the most agreeable of the summer festivals remains the Rencontres d’Arles. It takes a thematic approach and is organised with a good balance between local, national and international talent. Arles, the capital of the Camargue, France’s salty flood-plain towards the mouth of the Rhône, is a delightful destination, and a few days in the heady atmosphere of the Rencontres are pleasant. The cafés in the Place du Forum (the main square) lay long trestles where hopeful photographers waylay anybody they think might help to review their portfolios. Photographers tend to think of themselves as isolated. After a week at Arles, they feel part of a thriving lively community, and so will you.

For more information: Arles Festival

On Site: Photo LA

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Books, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 17, 2010 at 10:43 am

Robert Doisneau – The Halstead Gallery

Last day for the Photo LA fair. Yesterday was a high traffic day compared to Friday.  Some comments from the gallerists on the fair heard Saturday:

Its been good for us for us today

Smaller number of exhibits this year

Some surprise sales for specific artists

Lots of students; need more collectors

We’ll be back next year

The exhibiting gallery retail prices this year cluster heavily in 3 ranges:

$1000 – 3000

$5000 – 7000

$15,000 – 20,000

Certainly there were exceptions to this “display” pricing and negotiated prices were talked about but they were not a fixture in most dialog we heard yesterday.

Most gallerists were positive in their comments on the fair but the hesitation in some of their observations left the impression we are still seeing a soft market.

Preview: Photo LA 2010

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 10, 2010 at 11:26 am

 

This Friday, January 15th, we will be attending Photo LA at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium for 3 days. A nice roster of galleries will be in attendance. 75 artists will have their work critiqued (portfolio reviews are sold out) by a long list of photographers, collectors and industry notables.

Along with lectures, there are live tours by curators covering the “how’s and why’s” of collecting.

We will being talking to a broad range of Photo LA participants and reporting back news, information and observations.

Stay tuned …

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