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Preview: Americans Unseen, Sage Sohier, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Gallery on April 24, 2017 at 4:09 pm

Sage Sohier

The works of Sage Sohier’s Americans Unseen, now viewable at Joseph Bellows Gallery, are an excellent portrait of American life between the 1970s and 1980s. Sohier manages to extract each individuals humanity in distinct expression.

Joseph Bellows Gallery will be exhibiting Sohier’s vintage gelatin silver prints from this series. Americans Seen will also be celebrated by a forthcoming monograph by Nazraeli Press.

Sohier has received fellowships from the No Strings Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Massachusetts Artists Foundation.

Her work has been included in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center for Photography, and the Art Institute of Chicago and is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Portland Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum.

Now open, the exhibit will be available until May 31st.

For More Information: Joseph Bellows Gallery

Preview: Attractions Nocturnes | Bella Rose, Nicolas Auvray, Hotel Saint-Simon, Angouleme, France

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 11, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Look up to sky

We always love to hear from our francophone ami and wonderfully talented Nicolas Auvray. This time, he’s got a great opportunity for photography fans with his exhibition in Angoulême, France at the gorgeous Hotel Saint-Simone.

 Attractions Nocturnes » presents a series of night photographs.  It begins as a night walk through the cities at night. Familiar places are re-discovered, figures appear and disappear in a darkness where metamorphosis and transitions take place. In these images, the city is a metaphor. Paris, Stockholm, New York…no importance… what matters is the universality of the impressions. Spectators are invited to explore other worlds and be transported in dreamlike scenes to follow their aspirations, and maybe deeper, darker passions and to look further in their identity.

For anyone living or travelling to France this month, the exhibit is sure to please.

For More Information: Nicolas Auvray

Notable: AIPAD’s Photography Show Move A Success

In Black and White Photography on April 9, 2017 at 11:01 am

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Image via AIPAD

The 37th annual AIPAD Photography show was a resounding success last weekend despite uncertainty surround its move. Long held at the Park Avenue Armory, photography’s longest running exhibition saw nearly 3,000 new attendees this year. Following the crowds were their wallets, with sales reaching well into six figures and higher.

The 2017 Show featured 16 well attended AIPAD Talks with prominent curators, collectors, artists, and journalists as well as special curated exhibitions on loan from the collections of Artur Walther, Martin Z. Margulies, and Madeleine P. Plonsker. New projects included portrait-making with the world’s first digital camera, the AIPAD Screening Room, and an outdoor video projection.

“Clients have told me that The Photography Show looked incredible!” said Kraige Block, the new President of AIPAD and Executive Director of Throckmorton Fine Art, New York. Block, who headed up the team that designed the show, noted that clients were thrilled about the new bright look, spacious aisles, and unique book section.

“The Photography Show’s move to Pier 94 brought with it both advantages and new challenges. The AIPAD organization did an incredible job bringing the fair to its new home with fantastic exhibiting galleries, wonderful special exhibitions, and dynamic programming. We congratulate AIPAD on its success,” noted Christiane Fischer, President & CEO, AXA Art Americas Corporation.

Such success should leave AIPAD confident in The Photography Show’s future.

For More Information: The Photography Show

On site: "Structured Moments, 1976 – 2012", Photographs by Susan May Tell, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 1, 2017 at 7:52 am

Appalacian Mist by Susan May Tell

Appalachian Mist, Susan May Tell

Susan May Tell brings the viewer with intelligent grace into an observed event with the intention of engagement and thoughtful meditation.

A quiet, intuitive photographer, her photographic process is to walk around, alone, led by her camera lens and instincts. Shooting film without a motor drive, as she does, slows down the process and allows her, and us, to suspend disbelief and operate on faith.

Now through April 30

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

On site: “The Photography Show”, AIPAD 2017, Pier 94 New York City, MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2017

In Art Fair, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 30, 2017 at 7:22 am

Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao_Crowd Tao yuan 2016 Lantern festival Archival Pigment print 20x48 inch

Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, Crowd, Tao yuan, Lantern festival, 2016

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The Annual gathering of AIPAD photography galleries and dealers has found a new home and it is a knockout.

Situated at Pier 94 on the West Side of NYC at the Hudson River and 54th street, the new venue affords much more light and space than the previous location at the Park Avenue Armory.

With heavy international dealer representation as well as galleries from around North America, the expanded show over the next few days is a collector’s dream.

Vintage and contemporary works truly dazzle and at times overwhelm the viewer with photographic excellence. (Read more below)

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Preview: Littoral Drift, Meghann Riepenhoff, Yossi Milo Gallery, NYC, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 22, 2017 at 11:18 pm

Image via Yossi Milo Gallery

Far too often people limit their imaginations to what is conventional.That’s why the art world is so wonderful – thinking about new ways to solve and create is expected. Cyanotypes are a perfect example in photography. Historically used for low cost blueprints for engineers, the experiments of photographer Meghann Riepenhoff are anything but the norm.

 

Works from Riepenhoff’s series, Littoral Drift (2013–ongoing), are large-scale dynamic cyanotypes made in collaboration with the landscape. Rather than photographing a scene with film and camera, the artist takes direct imprints from nature. After coating sheets of paper with homemade cyanotype emulsion, she exposes them to the elements, partially submerging them in ocean waves, draping them over a tree branch during a rainstorm or burying them in snow pack. Water, sunlight and sediments, such as sand, salt, detritus and impurities, activate the photosensitive chemicals to create fluid, painterly abstractions of the landscape in Prussian blue or white. The prints’ titles indicate the location, date and conditions under which they were made, anchoring each in a specific moment in time and underscoring the performative aspect of the series.

Riepenhoff only partially fixes her cyanotypes, leaving residual photosensitive chemistry to react to light and the environment. A print’s colors may fluctuate in intensity or salt crystals may bloom on the surface of the paper, subtly changing the artwork over time. The shifting qualities of these “living” prints are both a desirable aesthetic outcome and reflect themes of impermanence, time and mutability that are consistent throughout Riepenhoff’s work.

Meghann Riepenhoff’s work has been presented in exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA; Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA; Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico; Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA; Aperture Foundation, New York, NY; and Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, among others. Riepenhoff earned her BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, Athens, and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. The artist was born in 1979 in Atlanta, GA, and currently divides her time between Bainbridge Island, WA, and San Francisco, CA.

Littoral Drift is now open for view until April 29, 2017.

For More Information: Yossi Milo Gallery

Notable: Oliver Klink Featured on FeatureShoot

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 15, 2017 at 4:22 pm
Image by Oliver Klink

Image by Oliver Klink

Our friend Oliver Klink has been traveling the world and photographing its people and nuances. The results are some stunning travel photographs.

Oliver’s work has been published with National Geographic, Days of Japan, Black & White magazine, Popular Photography magazine, among others. In 2016, he was selected as Critical Mass Top 50 fine art photographer, “Best of the best” emerging fine art photographer by BWGallerist, and received People’s Choice award from Black and White Magazine single image contest. In 2014, his image “Herding Instinct” won the grand prize at the Rayko International Photo contest. In 2013, “The Great Migration” was selected as the Grand Prize winner at the 30th anniversary Spring Show Exhibit at the PhotoCentral Gallery in Hayward, CA. Other awards have included the Mike Ivanitsky award for photographic excellence (2009) and nominations at the prestigious Black & White Spider Award (2010-2016).

Recently, Klink’s work was covered by Eva Clifford of FeatureShoot.com. The article highlights how Klink has been able to preserve aspects of culture in photographs before they disappear altogether. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

By spending time with the local people, Klink was able to discover places which still manage to hold onto their traditions, and are, as of yet, unchanged. Yet, even in these remote regions, he still witnessed how modernization was beginning to seep in, bringing with it new technology and Western clothing. Although the influx of new technology does bring with it practical convenience, Klink found the elderly (especially) were reluctant to part with their traditional items, but were soon forced to let go. And early on, while people did not believe in devices such as mobile phones, Klink points out that they have now incorporated them into their daily lives in order to keep track of time and communicate with family members, who have moved to urban areas. “Living quarters are the biggest challenge,” says Klink, as “apartment buildings are growing like mushrooms to lure locals to have a better life.”

Check our FeatureShoot’s article and then keep an eye out for Klink in exhibitions this year. Most recently an exhibit concluded on February 23rd at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, CA.

For More Information: Oliver Klink

Preview: Conversations with the Dead, Danny Lyon, Scott Nichols Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Black and White Photography, Gallery on March 6, 2017 at 11:00 am

Cotton Picker; Ten Years, Robbery and Assault

Scott Nichols is currently holding a very special exhibition featuring the work of Danny Lyon’s, “Conversations with the Dead.”

In the 1960’s, photographer Danny Lyon explored the penitentiary system in Texas. Over the course of Lyon’s time exploring the penal system, he ingratiated himself within the culture and befriended more than one individual.

At the time of his project, Lyon had already made a name for himself as a Magnum photographer and the creator of what was dubbed “New Journalism”- spending months with only a small number of subject to create detailed extensive photo-documentaries. Previous projects included a long-term project covering the Outlaws, a notorious biker gang. 

The extensive work involved in the project is powerful to say the least. For those interested in viewing Conversations with the Dead at Scott Nichols gallery, the exhibition will be available until March 18th.

For More Information: Scott Nichols Gallery

Notable: “Grey”, New Book by Michael Benari

In Books, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 2, 2017 at 11:00 am

Michael-Benari-Grey

Fans of our friend Michael Benari are sure to be looking forward to March this year, as Benari will be releasing a new book, titled Grey.Many of the images in this book fall into the genre of “street photography”.

Many of the images in this book fall into the genre of “street photography”. I specifically use the street as a source of inspiration for discovering new ways of creating a visual experience. I think of the work as closely related to certain artistic traditions in painting and feel a close connection to everything abstract that has come before me. At the same time “GREY” is a collection of visual experiments, forcing me to push the limits of perception, and discover new ideas and new forms in the process. Our visual experience today is already saturated with so many accepted notions of beauty that looking to re-shape those assumptions becomes the real challenge for today’s artist. The “street” becomes a kind of outdoor laboratory in which I can still find the chance-encountered visual surprise that helps to re-orient my own perceptions and those in my work. Inasmuch as each image is its own resolution, the entire series of images reflects an on-going process of exploring an unknown terrain waiting to be discovered.

Also on the horizon will be a new show in Boston, MA, at 555 Gallery. Stay tuned for more details and images from the new book and exhibition.

For More Information: Michael Benari

On Site: “Conversations With Myself”, Photographs by Paula Gibson, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 1, 2017 at 1:02 am

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Always Goes Back To the Beginning, Paula Gibson

London based Paula Gibson is somewhat of a mystery in her vision of a very personal world.

This selection of photographs considers reflections on love, what love feels like and the doubts that arise in the arms of second best.

To view the exhibition: Paula Gibson