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Preview: Exposed, Kim Weston, Exposed Gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 26, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Infinity Nude, Kim Weston, Image Courtesy of Exposed Gallery

 

Kim Weston, grandson of Edward Weston, has an exciting new show coming to Exposed Gallery, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The show is supposed to bring together Weston’s most iconic works in one place.

Kim Weston’s show of 16 silver-gelatin photographs are inspired by the works of painters such as Balthus, Picasso and others. Balthus’ painting titled The Guitar Lesson will be represented by 4 photographs in this show as well as Picasso’s Guernica.

“My work has been inspired from paintings for over 45 years. For me the connection to painters has given me subject matter I find of endless value and inspiration. Many subjects I return to again and again. The themes from these paintings have become old friends and give me endless satisfaction in my journey to solving the problem.”

-Kim Weston

The shows opens on August 19th, 2016 with an opening reception from 6:00-9:00 PM. It will continue to be displayed until September 17th.

For More Information: Kim Weston

Notable: 19th Annual Summer Sale, Alan Klotz Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 24, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Oak Tree; Sunset City, Sierra Foothills, CA, 1932, Ansel Adams

Photography collectors on the east coast might behoove themselves to inquire with Alan Klotz Gallery this summer regarding their Annual Summer Sale.

As always the work offered in this sale is from our regular inventory, and is not secondary material.  This year we are featuring prime examples of works by Adams, Brassaï, Callahan, Capa, Chiarenza, Chochola, Curtis, 
de Salignac, Emerson, Evans, Fieret, Genthe, Hill & Adamson, Hine, Kertész, Kumler, Lapow, Porter, Siskind, Strand, Sudek, Clarence White, and many others.
Although the sultry weather might discourage anything but languorous movement, this inventory should engender a more jack-rabbit response. It won’t be available for long. Regardless, of your favorite mode of procrastination, the Sale ends Labor Day.
The Summer Sale will conclude on September 5th. Alan Klotz Gallery is a by-appointment private gallery, so those interested in viewing the any works in person need to schedule a visit. Meenwhile, the Gallery prides itself on swift arrangments for shipping to out-of-towners.
For More Information: Alan Klotz Gallery

Preview: “A New and Mysterious Art” Ancient Photographic Methods in Contemporary Art, Curated by Jerry Spagnoli, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 12, 2016 at 11:52 am
Vera Lutter Cold Spring IX print

Cold Spring, IX: February 17, 2014, by Vera Lutter

Howard Greenberg Gallery has worked with Jerry Spagnoli to create a unique gallery experience this fall.

Tired of going to run-of-the-mill photography exhibitions?  This premier New York gallery will be focusing on 19th century photo techniques – daguerreotypes, photogenic drawings, calotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and camera obscuras – for modern use. The photographers featured include Takashi Arai, Stephen Berkman, Dan Estabrook,Adm Fuss,Luther Gerlach, and more.

The pre-industrial period from 1839 (when photography was invented) through the 1860s was a seminal time, when the pioneers of the medium used experimental, hand-fabricated methods to capture light. The resulting images had an immediacy and unpredictability that drew attention to the illusory nature of the nascent endeavor. The title of the exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery is drawn from an 1857 essay about the relationship between art and photography by Lady Elizabeth Eastlake, a British author, art critic and art historian. She wrote, “It is now more than fifteen years ago that specimens of a new and mysterious art were first exhibited to our wondering gaze.”

Industrialization homogenized the photographic documentation of the visual world, making the results more predictable. In reaction, the artists in “A New and Mysterious Art”: Ancient Photographic Methods in Contemporary Art acknowledge and embrace the primitive forms of photography. Utilizing these early methods – and equipment – today allows for a newly personalized expression and a direct engagement with the medium.  Among the works on view will be daguerreotypes by Takashi Arai; albumen prints from wet-plate collodion negatives by Stephen Berkman; salt prints from calotype negatives by Dan Estabrook; daguerreotypes by Adam Fuss; relievo ambrotypes by Luther Gerlach; work made using a room-sized camera obscura by Vera Lutter; wet-plate still lifes, portraits and figure studies by Sally Mann; ambrotypes by Matthias Olmeta; pigment prints from photogenic drawings by France Scully Osterman & Mark Osterman; and daguerreotypes and wet-plate collodion ambrotypes by Craig Tuffin.

About Jerry Spagnoli

Jerry Spagnoli (b. New York, 1956), a photographer since the mid-1970s, is considered the leading expert in the revitalization of the daguerreotype process, a complex photographic technique invented in 1839 that produces images on highly polished, silver clad copper plates. Since 1994, he has experimented with 19th-century materials and studied the effects achieved by early practitioners in order to understand the technical aspects of the process, as well as its expressive, visual potential as a medium. Spagnoli began work on an ongoing photographic series entitled The Last Great Daguerreian Survey of the 20th Century in 1995. The project features views of the New York as well as images of historically significant events including the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11, the vigil following the disappearance of John F. Kennedy, Jr., and Times Square at midnight on the eve of the new millennium and the first Inauguration of President Obama. Spagnoli is also known for his collaboration with artist Chuck Close on daguerreotype portraits and nudes.

The exhibit will open September 15th and conclude October 29th. 

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

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