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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

Preview: Birds of Glory, Hope Kahn, Colorida Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

In Photographer on October 8, 2017 at 11:00 am
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Birds of Glory, Hope Kahn

One of our friends, Hope Kahn, has shared some very fun news – her latest work, Birds of Glory, will be part of a new exhibition at Colorida Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal.

Hope has been utilizing and exploring alternative photography with a concentration on pinhole and plastic cameras.  Her focus has been on the figure in the landscape, utilizing human and birds as her subjects.

Her work can be found in many public and private collections including Glaxo Smith Kline, Kerner & Kerner, The Rittenhouse Hotel, Sterling Drug Company, Price Waterhouse, Hoyle Morris & Kerr Attorneys, The Logan Hotel, and Numerous Private Collections. 

She has been published National Aperture Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lorel Marketing, Pace Advertising and a book cover with Russoli Books NYC, “Cosmos” has recently been acquired for the collection of FOTOTROPIA.

For those who may be in the beautiful country of Portugal this October, Kahn’s work will be visible from October 14th to November 14th.

For More Information: Hope Kahn