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Preview: In Tune With the Portraits, Gilson Lavis, Salomon Arts Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on August 21, 2017 at 10:30 am
Keith Moon Gilson portrait

Keith Moon, Gilson Lavis

In a spin on what is normally discussed on Red Filter Gallery, today we highlight a truly rocking exhibition featuring one of the best rockers to get behind the drumset – Gilson Lavis.

Gilson Lavis has remained one of the most sought after, highly-acclaimed drummers in the UK over the last 40 years.

Best known currently as the superbly versatile drummer with Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Gilson Lavis is now shining the spotlight on his second career as an artist. His talent as an artist, doing mainly acrylic on canvas portraits and sketches, has always seemed to stay in the background with his music career taking the lead.

He is now bringing his art across the pond to unveil his work in New York City. His portraits are mostly of musicians and recording artists he has long admired, known and worked with. Those in his “Music Legends” series of paintings span the decades from the 1950’s and 60’s…..BB King, Chuck Berry, Etta James, Eartha Kitt, James Brown, Wilson Picket, Ray Charles, Ronnie Spector, Sammy Davis, Dean Martin….to the more contemporary…..Keith Moon, Al Green, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Debbie Harry, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Elvis Costello… current day songstresses like Adele and the late Amy Winehouse.

With such personal access to the who’s-who of rock and pop, Lavis’ work is sure to fascinate both portrait fans and music lovers alike. In Tune With the Portraits opens September 15th and will conclude October 5th, 2017.

For More Information: Salomon Arts Gallery

Preview: James Herbert, Gitterman Gallery, NYC, NY

In Black and White Photography, Gallery on August 17, 2017 at 10:59 am

from “Piano” 1987, 1989, James Herbert

This fall, the Gitterman Gallery will be hosting a raw, unbridled exhibition featuring the works of James Herbert; particularly works from the late 1980s.

James Herbert’s photographs of nude young adults, seemingly lost in the intimacy of a moment, combine conceptions of film and photography with elements of art history to create images that hover between the worlds of fact and fiction, between the romantic and the real. The photographs, made of frames selected from his films, are thus the product of a collaboration between Herbert, functioning as an engaged director, and his subjects. As images, they are more poetic and symbolic than concrete, photographic allegories that draw on the visual traditions of painting.

In 1989, using black and white, and color motion picture film that he shot mostly in the 1980s, Herbert projected individual frames, one by one, on a wall, selecting specific ones that he then re-photographed with 35mm black and white film. He later enlarged the images, printing them on 16 x 20 inch paper. This process of re-photographing and then enlarging emphasized the grain of the film and created an aesthetic that mirrors the plasticity of paint. It makes the flesh palpable, in the same way that layering paint on a canvas can provide a visceral experience. He selected the frames to photograph for their still properties, thus they are not necessarily the same edit he used for the films he made from the same footage, which were also made with a re-photographic process.

Born in 1938 in Boston, Herbert grew up in Rhode Island. As a teenager he attended figure drawing classes at the Rhode Island School of Design. He received a B.A. in art history at Dartmouth College in 1960 and an M.F.A. in painting in 1962 at the University of Colorado where he studied briefly with Clyfford Still and Stan Brakhage. Herbert moved to Athens, Georgia in 1962 and taught painting and filmmaking at the University of Georgia for many years.

The exhibit will open on Thursday, September 7th with a reception running from 6 to 9pm. Those interested will have until November 4th to visit.

For More Information: Gitterman Gallery

Preview: The Summer Show, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA

In Gallery on August 9, 2017 at 11:00 am

Mrs. Paul Jonea, A Professional Dancer, Dorothea Lange

While some may fear the end of summer near, Scott Nichols gallery is just getting started. Drawing from its bevy of classic photography, the gallery’s Summer Show is an annual must-see.

The Scott Nichols Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its annual Summer Show, a selection of photographs from our gallery’s artists and collection.  Included in the exhibition are works by Christopher Burkett, Cole Weston, Chester Higgins, Dorothea Lange, Edmund Teske, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jack Fulton, Jim Banks, Jim Marshall, Judy Dater, Margo Davis, Mona Kuhn, Monica Denevan, Niniane Kelley, and others.  This exhibition features original vintage as well as contemporary work.

If you’re interested and in the San Francisco area, the exhibition will be on display until September 2nd, 2017.

For More Information: Scott Nichols Gallery

Preview: The Art of the Platinum Print, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 90404

In Gallery on August 7, 2017 at 10:30 am


Nelson Mandela in his Cell on Robben Island [Revisit], Jurgen Schadeberg, 1994

The platinum printing process has a long, deeply ingrained history within black and white photography. B&W stalwarts Peter Fetterman gallery will explore and celebrate this declining process through the works of several talented photographers.

Originating in the early 1870s, the platinum print, or platinotype, is one of the earliest processes in the history of the photographic medium. Platinum prints were widely produced through the early 20th Century before the expense of chemicals involved led to its rarity in the 1920s, and it remained a mostly dormant process through the later part of the Century. Today, following a resurgence in its appreciation, many photographic-artists have produced modern editions of both vintage and contemporary images in this time-honored method. The exhibition aims to educate collectors and visitors to the medium’s use throughout history with iconic images and masterful printing examples, as well as contemporary productions, that together highlight the breadth and diversity of the Gallery’s holdings.
Works on view range from early examples by artists such as P.H. Emerson, Edward Weston, George H. Seeley, Edward S. Curtis, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo, as well as many portraits of historical figures and icons of music and fashion by Horst P. Horst, Melvin Sokolsky, Cecil Beaton, Mark Seliger and Rene Groebli. Contemporary examples of landscapes and botanicals by celebrated photographers George Tice, Jeffrey Conley, Brigitte Carnochan and Paul Caponigro showcase the medium’s unique ability to capture the difficult lighting often found in natural scenes.  Other singular examples from intimate portraits and conceptual works, to abstract and minimalist images, allow the viewer to witness the platinum print’s evolution of production and its wide-ranging contribution to the history of photography.
The exhibition opens  Saturday, September 9th, with a reception from 4-7pm. It will be on display for the majority of fall, concluding on December 2nd.
For More Information: Peter Fetterman Gallery

"Dunescapes", Photographs by Matthew McIver, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 31, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Dunescape 04 by Matthew McIver

Dunescape 4, Matthew McIver

Dunescapes have a proud tradition in fine art photography. The beauty of a Weston print meanders through time to the inspired work of Matthew McIver.

You find silence in a desert. You find conversation in a crowd. A gathering is a place for distraction. A desert is a place without expectations.

Now through August 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: A Life in Photography, Sebastião Salgado, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Los Angeles

In Gallery on July 20, 2017 at 11:00 am
Sebastiao Salgado

Fishing in the Marshes, Southern Sudan, Sebastiao Salgado

For many, exploring the world taking photographs is what dreams are made of. But few get the opportunities to do so. And fewer still give their artwork a purpose. Enter Brazilian Sebastião Salgado.

Spanning the entirety of Salgado’s career, with sixty images on view from 1978 through 2014, the chronologic installation at Peter Fetterman Gallery will showcase iconic prints and new acquisitions culled from the myriad of socio-political topics, cultures and conflicts explored by the photographer. The installation will specifically focus on the human subjects of Salgado’s work and are selected from his several long-term, anthropologic reportages including Other Americas (1986), Workers (1993), Migrations (2000) and Genesis (2013). Salgado is often referred to as a “concerned photographer” who imbues his subjects with dignity; Focusing an empathetic lens on marginalized people working and struggling through hardship as result of political or environmental influence, or maintaining their traiditional way of life against the encroachments of modernity.

Sebastião Salgado was born in Aimores, Brazil in 1944, before moving to Paris as an economist and beginning a career in photography. His prints have been exhibited internationally for three decades including major museums and cultural institutions. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences (USA), as well as the recipient of many prestigious awards including The Gold Medal Award of Photography from New York’s National Arts Club, the Hasselblad Award (1989), ICP Photographer of the Year (1986), and the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal of Honorary Fellowship (1993). He lives with his wife Lelia Wanick Salgado in Paris, France.

Now open, this beautiful set of work by the socio-politico will be exhibited by the Peter Fetterman Gallery until September 2nd.

For More Information: Peter Fetterman Gallery

Preview: Staff Picks VI, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Gallery on July 17, 2017 at 11:00 am
Staff Picks VI - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Untitled, Imre Kinszki

In every walk of business, it’s inevitable that you end up finding favorites. Fortunately for the staff of Howard Greenberg Gallery, they get to have their favorites be chosen from thousands of the world’s best photographs.

This summer the team at Howard Greenberg Gallery each selected five favorites from our collection of over 30,000 photographs for our semi-annual Staff Picks exhibition. Once a week throughout the exhibition we will highlight a portion of each staff member’s selection. This week, please enjoy the photographs chosen by our Bookkeeper, Lisa Shaw and Registrar, Michael Prete.

The exhibit is already open to the public, but only until August 31st.

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

Preview: Infinite Summer, Nailya Alexander Gallery, NYC

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

Pentti Sammalahti

The fireworks of the Fourth have had their moment in the sky, but now Nailya Alexander Gallery wants to you to turn your attention to 7 contemporary stars in the art world.

Infinite Summer features work by seven contemporary artists, all of whose work is deeply anchored in place and steeped in the singular moods and ambiance of summer. The delicate play of light and shade casts a hallowed glow over otherwise quotidian moments in the platinum/palladium prints of George Tice (b. 1938, Newark) and in an exquisite piece from Pentti Sammallahti (b. 1950, Helsinki); while in the masterful gelatin-silver prints of Sumner Wells Hatch (b. 1984, New Hampshire), sunlight filters through water and foliage, bringing to life a magical world in which time seems to be suspended. In the work of Alexey Titarenko (b. 1962, St. Petersburg), city-dwellers flock to St. Petersburg’s urban lakes in tableaux that evoke Georges Seurat’s famous depiction of Parisians in summertime in La Grande Jatte.

Also featured in the exhibition are photographs by Marcia Lippman (b. 1944, New York), William Meyers (b.1938, Providence), and Ann Rhoney (b. 1953, Niagara Falls). Together, the artists’ work provides a visual counterpart to what Marcel Proust, hearing the buzzing of flies in the heat of the French countryside, called “the chamber music of summer…born of sunny days, and not to be reborn but with them, containing something of their essential nature, [which] not only calls up their image in our memory, but gives us a guarantee that they do really exist, that they are close around us, immediately accessible.”

The gallery will be hosting an opening reception tonight, Thursday, July 6th, 6:00 to 8:00pm. For those who can’t make it to the gallery on such short notice, the exhibit will be viewable until July 28th, 2017.

For More Information: Nailya Alexander Gallery

Notable: 2017 National Alternative Process Competition, Last Chance to Enter

In Contest on July 3, 2017 at 11:00 am

2016 Winner by James Wigger

For photographers who love to experiment, there’s a good chance that this is the competition for you. One problem: time is running out to make submissions. SohoPhotoGallery is currently seeking submissions for its 13th annual alternative processes competition.

Alternative processes include, but are not limited to: Albumen, Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, Platinum/ Palladium, Gum Bichromate, Bromoil, Salt Print, Tintype, Ziatype, Daguerreotype, Image Transfers, Liquid Emulsion, Photogravure, Chemigram, as well as handmade prints created from digital negatives.Traditional silver gelatin prints, C-prints and digital prints are not eligible.
Juror: Morgan Post, photographer and professor of Photography at Long Island and Fairfield Universities. He serves on the advisory board of The Penumbra Foundation in New York and teaches workshops across the eastern United States. His work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally.
Eligibility: Open to photographers who are residents of the United States over the age of 18, excluding members of Soho Photo Gallery.
Awards: First, second and third place and honorable mentions will be awarded.
The entry deadline is July 7th, 2017. For more information on the competition, click here.

On site: "Jerusalem and Aida: Close Yet Far Apart", Photographs of Michael Marks, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 1, 2017 at 8:23 am

Father,Aida by Michael Marks

Father, Aida, Michael Marks

On a visual journey through the ancient lands of Israel, Michael Marks captures the timeless personalities of the the current residents.

During several visits to Israel and the West Bank I endeavored to capture some of the differences in these two places, as well as the ironies that are seen in daily life.

Now, through July 31

To view the Exhibition: Michael Marks