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Notable: Juliet Harrison Nominated for Black & White Spider Awards

In Photographer on October 18, 2017 at 11:00 am
Crown of Bones by Juliet Harrison

Crown of Bones

Here at BW Gallerist, we’re always happy when we can share great news regarding goods friends who are even better photographers. In this case, our friend Juliet Harrison has been nominated in the Professional Still Life category of the 2017 B & W Spider Awards.

I am very pleased to announce that these two images have received Nominations in the Professional Still Life category of the 2017 Black & White Spider Awards. This well respected International competition has entrants and juror from all parts of the world and industry. “Crown of Bones” was also awarded an Honorable Mention. I am so proud of this body of work and the recognition that it is getting. As studio shot cell phone images, they are such a complete departure from my equine work. It reminds me that as an artist, we always have to let ourselves take risks. To let the work evolve where it needs to go. I have been sensing that after nearly a year of producing these Still / Life images, there is a shift again in my future. One direction will be to let some of these Still /Life ideas become actual sculpture. And another may be to take my film cameras out again in to the world and see what comes from that.

Congratulations Juliet! For those who enjoy her work, head over to her website to learn more.

For More Information: Juliet Harrison Photography

Preview: Eternal Light, Kenro Izu, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on October 16, 2017 at 11:00 am
eternal light photograph by kenro izu

Eternal Light 40 # 4, Allahabad, India, 2013

Photographer Kenro Izu has been a busy individual. Unafraid of travelling the world for inspiration, Izu has compiled both a book and photographs from a recent trip to India, both of which Howard Greenberg Gallery are eager to exhibit.

Two holy cities, Varanasi and Allahabad, inspired New York-based Kenro Izu, who has traveled to India frequently since his first visit 20 years ago. With a name that means “city of light,” Varanasi is considered the spiritual capital of India, a destination for pilgrimages and, for Hindus, the final destination for those who wish to be cremated along the Ganges. Allahabad is the holy city where three rivers meet. The confluence point of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the Saraswati rivers – called Triveni Sangam – is sacred, and bathing there is said to flush away all of one’s sins.

Kenro Izu (b. 1949) was born in Osaka, Japan.
During his studies at Nippon University’s college of art, Izu visited New York in 1970 to study photography, and subsequently decided to stay and work. In 1979, Izu made his first trip to Egypt, which inspired him to begin his series Sacred Places, an exploration that is still in progress. He has traveled to Egypt, Syria, Jordan, England, Scotland, Mexico, France and Easter Island. More recently, he has focused on Buddhist and Hindu monuments in South East Asia: Cambodia, Burma, Indonesia, Vietnam and, most recently Bhutan and India. He has published several books of his work including: Sacred PlacesKenro Izu Still Life, and Passage to Angkor.

The exhibit will open on October 26th and run until the crest of holiday season – December 9th, 2017.

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

Preview: Stars, Cosmic Art from 1900 until Today, Thierry Cohen and Others, Lentos Kunstmeseum, Linz, Austria

In Black and White Photography on October 9, 2017 at 11:00 am
Starry sky and fountain scene by thierry cohen

Image by Thierry Cohen

Perhaps most recently best known for his “Darkened Cities” series of photographs, Thierry Cohen has been chosen as part of a special exhibit at the Lentos Kuntsmuseum in Linz, Austria.

The endless expanse of the night sky, the shimmering stars close at hand! There is no longer the dark night, the electric light has conquered her. Buildings, squares and streets are brightly lit at night. The lights of the big cities have displaced the starry sky; In the meantime, one-third of the world’s population has lost sight of the Milky Way, of shooting stars and luminous comets.

The diverse and cross-media exhibition gives an insight into the relation of man to the starry sky, which is the subject of research, of romanticism, of destiny, but also of threat scenarios. Dreaming, humorous, poetic, but also ironic, the artists of the 20th and 21st century are exploring the relationship of man to the infinity of the starry sky and are exploring the sparkle of the stars and their present loss.

For those interested in visiting the exhibit, Cohen’s work is joined by several talented artist, including Max Ernst, Philippe Gerlach, Meret Oppenheim, Iv Toshain, Roman Scheidl, and many many more. There’s plenty of time to plan your trip, as the exhibit won’t conclude until January 14th, 2018.

For More Information: Lentos Kunstmueseum