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Notable: Photograms | Literary: FLIGHT, a new “book” by Wendy Paton

In Black and White Photography, Books, Fine Art, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 8, 2018 at 10:01 am

Wendy Paton has captured the spirit of her new abstract photograms series with a special presentation now available from Brilliant: Press. It is original as well as lovely to behold.

Photograms | Literary: FLIGHT encompasses photographer Wendy Paton’s most recent body of work. What began as an artistic vision, has given rise to a magnificent creation. Paton’s FLIGHT is a piece of art in itself – its accordion folded pages and soft touch film-laminated cover only add to the allure of the images within. Paton’s strikingly abstract gelatin silver images are the result of a centuries’ old photographic medium – the photogram.

These intricate and intriguing camera-less images are created in a traditional darkroom by placing 3-dimensional objects (in Paton’s case, books) directly onto a light-sensitive material. As with regular film photography, an enlarger is used, along with normal photochemical processes, to construct images – all without using a camera.

As true artists do, Wendy Paton creates her own language with FLIGHT – transforming simple literary objects into bold, artistic abstractions.

For more information: Brilliant: Press

The 30th Annual Daguerreian Society, 19th Century Photography Symposium and Fair

In Art Fair on July 6, 2018 at 10:00 am

The Daguerreian Society, 19th Century Photography Symposium and Fair will return for its 30th annual event in New York City at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel.

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Tintype by Anton Orlov

The Daguerreian Society 19th Century Photography Symposium and Fair returns to New York City for our 30th Annual event. This year the symposium will be held at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel September 13 – 16th. The events begin with tours on Wednesday and Thursday.  Formal events begin with the opening reception Thursday evening. Friday is filled with presentations about 19th century photography and early photographic processes. Friday evening is typically room hopping nights, when many dealers open their rooms for symposium attendees.  The trade show opens Saturday morning with top dealers and collectors offering over 70 tables of historic photographs and related materials. This year a tintype portrait studio will offer attendees the opportunity to have mono and stereo portraits taken at the event. Symposium registration entitles attendees to early entry to the trade show, while others can enter as early buyers for $50.   Saturday evening is a second reception, silent auction, and preview of the annual live auction of photographica before a fabulous Saturday evening all-you-can-eat Buffet Banquet evening banquet. After the banquet the annual live and online auction of fine photographica provides an opportunity for collectors, dealers, and curators to purchase exceptional images while helping generate revenue for the Society. Sunday morning the Daguerreian Society hosts its annual business meeting to share in formation and interact with our members. After the meeting, attendees can take advantage of additional tours and the rich portfolio of museums, exhibitions and events in New York City.

The show will take place September 13-16, 2018. For more information, pricing, and registration, please visit NY Photography Fair.

Preview: The Fashion Show, Peter Fetterman Gallery

In Black and White Photography on July 4, 2018 at 8:00 am

Frances McLaughlin-Gill Dior Black – Paris Collections for Vogue Magazine, 1952 Vintage Gelatin Silver Print

The worlds of fashion and photography have long intersected, each elevating the other as one art form accentuates the visual beauty of the other. Peter Fetterman Gallery’s current exhibition, The Fashion Show, beautifully showcases the interplay of fashion and photography.

Fashion as we know it–a collaboration of designers, brands, models, and consumers–has been transformed into an artform because of photography. This exhibition, curated from the gallery’s permanent collection, features a phenomenal range of artists who helped solidify fashion’s importance–photographers such as Frances McLaughlin-Gill, Horst P. Horst, Karen Radkai, and Brian Duffy, to name a few.
The influential fashion photographers on view transcended their commercial roles to create unique artworks of dazzling creative expression. Each artist’s individual style speaks volumes. And many of them still remain ahead of their time, even to contemporary viewers.
The show runs June 16, 2018 through October 20, 2018 at Peter Fetterman Gallery. For more information, please contact Peter Fetterman Gallery

Preview: The Jersey Shore in the Snow, Kathleen Nademus, The Gallery Space, Rahway, NJ

In Black and White Photography on July 3, 2018 at 11:13 am
Seaside Bungalows by Kathleen Nademus

Seaside Bungalows, Kathleen Nademus

Has the summer heat got you a little stifled? Many flock to the shore in New Jersey at this time of year, but when a heatwave takes hold, we all wish for a little snow. Cue the wintery works of Kathleen Nademus.

Most everyone knows the Jersey Shore. They come here during the summer for a day, weeks, all season. But there’s another side of the Jersey Shore most people hardly see: the Jersey Shore in the snow. This white magical scene creates a peacefulness, a quietness as no other season does. It is extremely beautiful. Shadows dance on the white blanket left behind. The landscape softens in a snowstorm becoming ethereal. This gift is only with us for a short time. So my hope is for people to stop and look at my images with a bit of wonder and amazement.

Nademus’ work will be on display in a solo show at The Gallery Space for the entire month of July, concluding on the 31st. Nademus notes that this project has been ongoing since 2004 and includes photos from the area prior to Hurricane Sandy.

For More Information:  The Gallery Space

On Site: “Budding”, photographs by Emel Karakozak, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 2, 2018 at 10:04 am

Budding 01 by Emel Karakozak

Budding 01, Emel Karakozak

Some wonderfully enigmatic work by Emel Karakozak is now available for viewing at Red Filter Gallery. The kaleidoscope effects combined with a theme of regeneration is worth the “trip”.

Woman is a being through which man feel connected to nature as woman is very similar to nature in birth-giving and life-blooming characteristics. That is why many languages use the term of ‘mother nature’ while referring to nature. Since she is the bridge between life and man, and the forgiving despite all. She is able to recreate herself and that is the source to her characteristics. Woman not only causes a miracle by giving birth, but also has the ability to reconstitute herself spiritually.And she fulfills this by putting herself into the center.

Now through July 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

 

Notable: Deadline to Submit to Atlanta Celebrates Photography July 8th

In Art Fair on June 28, 2018 at 1:01 pm

Image via ACP

Every year, ACP (Atlanta Celebrates Photography) provides one of the best photography festivals in the country, and every year countless photographers submit their work to take part in the great event. 

If you’ve dreamed of seeing your photos in an exhibition, or wondered what your photography would look like on the walls of your favorite coffee shop, now’s your chance!

Each year, photographers reach out to venues to join the country’s largest annual community-based photography festival.  From sandwich shops and nail salons to the walls of The High Museum, venues across the city collaborate with artists and photographers to transform Atlanta with the power of photography.

Deadline is July 8 to submit your photography-related event or exhibition for the ACP 2018 Festival Guide. If you’ve been waiting to share your work with the world, it’s your turn!

Q: What are the benefits of participating in the ACP festival?
A: Participation in the ACP festival has many benefits in addition to having your work exposed to tens of thousands of people through our printed and online festival guide. During the festival, we send a weekly email blast that lists events for the coming week, in which your event will be promoted. Also, as an ACP participating artist, you can keep us informed of your events throughout the year and we will announce them on our acclaimed blog ACP Now! (the most comprehensive photography blog in Atlanta).

As mentioned above, the deadline to submit work is July 8th. Get submitting!

For More Information: Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Preview: Tribeca Art & Culture Night

In Art Fair on June 18, 2018 at 11:19 am

Soho Photo Gallery and many others will be taking part in a very exciting event this Thursday in NYC, the Tribeca Art + Culture Night.

Tribeca Art+Culture Night is a quarterly local arts festival that celebrates culture at large in Tribeca. It is free and open to the public.

This urban festival embraces the diversity of creative expression, from drawing to design, performance to crafts, music to fashion, and everything in between.

25+ Lower Manhattan venues participate to the festival, including indoor and outdoor spaces such as art nonprofits, galleries, and parks. The event brings the greater New York City community together around exhibitions, performances, talks and workshops.

Jennifer Famery-Mariani,Director and Chief Curator of TAC Night launched the festival in 2016.

The Tribeca Art + Culture Night runs from 6 to 9pm this Thursday. RSVP is required. Since it involves several different venues, it’s highly recommended to do some research ahead of time. General admission will be free, however tickets for for the $40 Patron Pass gets you some exclusive VIP access.

For More Information: Tribeca Art + Culture Night

Notable: Simple and Elegant – Black and White, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Irvine, CA

In Black and White Photography on June 4, 2018 at 11:05 am

For those who’ve happened to read Black & White Gallerist over the years, there’s a good chance that you’ve noticed updates on what Susan Spiritus Gallery in Irvine, CA, is up to. Recently, the gallery sent out a little newsletter on how to describe black and white photography and we decided that we wanted to share it with the masses.

Simple and Elegant: Black and White

Many words come to mind when we describe a black and white photograph with several being simple, elegant, minimal, classic and sometimes stark. The list is undeniably endless, but in truth, much depends upon who is doing the viewing. A photograph can be described with any of those words as well as complex, abstract and multidimensional.

I’ve put together a collection of photographs that I believe are worthy of these descriptive words and are, in my opinion, simple and elegant gelatin silver photographs.

This newsletter will present work by Andre KerteszHengki KoentjoroPaul CaponigroManuel Alvarez Bravo and George Tice,

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André Kertész: Chez Mondrian

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André Kertész: Fork

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Hengki Koentjoro: Detach 18

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Hengki Koentjoro: Detach 19

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Hengki Koentjoro: Minim 16

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Hengki Koentjoro: Minim 18

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Paul Caponigro: Scots Thistle

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Paul Caponigro: Two Leaves, Brewster, NY

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Manuel Alvarez Bravo: Portrait of the Eternal

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George Tice: Amusement Pier, Seaside Heights

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George Tice: Country Road, Lancaster, PA.

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George Tice: Telephone Booth, 3 am

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George Tice: From the Chrysler Building

 

What do you think? Has Susan Spiritus Gallery captured the essence of black and white photography’s simplicity and elegance?

For More Information: Susan Spiritus Gallery

On Site: “Alchemy”, Photographs by Bronwen Hazlett, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on June 1, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Drained by Bronwen Hazlett

Drained, Bronwen Hazlett

Using an alternative printing process, Bronwen Hazlett brings a mystic touch to abstract photographic scenes …

During the process of painting chemistry and exposing imagery, I push emotions and reality into something indiscernible but felt.   I coerce chemical reactions like my own reactions to hopes colliding with reality.

Now through June 30.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: Herbert Matter, Giocometti, Calder & Mercedes, Gitterman Gallery, NYC, NY

In Gallery on May 31, 2018 at 11:21 pm

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Gitterman Gallery has opened a new stellar exhibit to help satiate photo lovers’ needs for classic black and white photographs.

This exhibition focuses on the work Herbert Matter created photographing Alexander Calder, Mercedes Matter, and Alberto Giacometti. Matter’s work isn’t easily categorized since he worked as a photographer and as a graphic designer for a span of almost 50 years. Furthermore, he used a variety of processes and techniques to achieve his vision. The gallery’s first exhibition of Herbert Matter’s work from the late 1930s through the early 1950s demonstrated his broad vocabulary of abstraction. Though more representational, each of the three bodies of work in this exhibition have their own distinctive characteristics and add depth to his artistic achievement.

Matter met Alexander Calder in 1936 when he photographed his work for the Pierre Mattise Gallery. They quickly developed a respect and an admiration for each other’s work and went on to have a close friendship that lasted many years. Matter even named his son, Alexander, after Calder who was his godfather. Calder sought Matter’s expertise and had him play a crucial role in the vision and design of Calder’s retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in 1943. He was the cinematographer for the 1944 MoMA film, Alexander Calder: Sculpture and Constructions and was the director and cinematographer for the 1950 MoMA film Works of Calder (narrated by Burgess Meredith with music by John Cage). Matter’s photographs of Calder and his works are both essential documents and works of art themselves that add to our understanding Calder’s art.

The photographs of Mercedes Carles were made in 1940 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the summer before they married. These works, in their symbolist or even surreal staging, express both Matter’s artistic achievement and the early passion of their relationship. The couple was introduced in 1938 by Fernand Léger when Matter was seeking an assistant and translator to work on the Swiss pavilion he was designing for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Mercedes Carles was the daughter of the American abstract painter Arthur B. Carles and Mercedes de Cordoba, who was a model for Edward Steichen and briefly a correspondent for Paris Vogue. Mercedes was a great artist in her own right. She studied with Hans Hofmann at the Art Students League and went on to teach and found the New York Studio School. Mercedes met Lee Krasner in a jail cell after they were arrested at a demonstration of WPA models and artists in 1936 and become fast friends. It was through this relationship that Matter met Jackson Pollock and became close friends. The Matters were very active in the New York art scene and maintained friendships with John Cage, Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Barnett Newman, Buckminster Fuller and fellow Swiss photographer Robert Frank.

The exhibit is now open and will conclude July 27th.

For More Information: Gitterman Gallery