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Preview: Cultures in Transition, Oliver Klink, PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, CA

In Gallery on December 10, 2018 at 11:00 am

Image via PhotoCentral Gallery

These days, change seems to be an overwhelming wave for most cultures. But in many parts of the world, things still hold on to the old ways with a slightly firmer grip. Oliver Klink captures the spirit of traditional cultures in Asia with his latest work.

PhotoCentral presents Cultures in Transition: Photographs by Oliver Klink. Cultures in Transition celebrates the cultures of Asia including Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Mongolia, and India. The exhibition coincides with the book release of Cultures in Transitions: Spirit – Heart – Soul. Oliver Klink will be on hand to sign copies of this limited-edition book. The book, published by True North Editions, was printed in Italy is 168 pages printed in tritone. There are essays by Anne Wilkes Tuckers, Peter Finke and Geir Jordahl as well as stories about the images by the photographer.

As mentioned above, the exhibit is accompanied by a book as on the works as well. The exhibit will open concurrently with a reception on Saturday, December 15th, from 2 to 5pm. In addition to an appearance by Klink, who will be signing copies of his book, cultural performances will be done by the Mongolian Community Association of Bay Area.

For More Information: PhotoCentral

” Not Linear”, Photographs by Cheryl Slechta, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 1, 2018 at 9:06 am
Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily, Italy by Cheryl Slechta
TONNARA DI SCOPELLO, SICILY, ITALY, Cheryl Slechta
The artist looks deep into the subject matter to find new ways of viewing which results in another level of perception and understanding …
My photography is influenced by my life-long love of art.  My path is two-fold at the moment – vintage black and white images as presented here and black and white abstract, minimalist images found in nature and architecture.
I am enamored with the early photographers – Steichen, Stieglitz, Doisneau, Kertesz, etc. and they have led me down my black and white/film path.  I use my wonderful plastic Holga TLR film cameras which are square format and the whimsy of the unexpected lighting and focus variations lend themselves to my artistic vision.  I also use my iPhone with various apps to recreate the same vintage look.  To me, the ancient beauty of the Old World begs for this treatment.
Now through December 31
To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: The Photo Review Best of Show, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

In Gallery on November 12, 2018 at 10:52 am

After another year of a successful annual competition, followed by an auction featuring internationally acclaimed photographers, The Photo Review is putting a bow on its annual events with a Best of Show exhibition at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Over a dozen handpicked photographers will have their work displayed during the advent of the holiday season. 

The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2018 competition issue and on our website. Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. And Forrest Old, director of the Red Filter Gallery, will select a photographer for a one-person show at the online gallery.

The exhibit is now open to the public at the photography gallery in Terra Hall. A reception will be held at 5pm to 7pm, this Friday, November 16th.

For More Information: The Photo Review

On site: “Across the Mongolian Landscape”, Photographs by Josep María Orengo, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 6, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Kharkhorin by Josep María Orengo

Kharkhorin, Josep Maria Orengo

Come to the outer reaches of Asia and observe the meditative beauty and isolation captured by Orengo in these dramatic photographs.

The landscape of Mongolia is a visual poem of the most incredible, the skies, the colors, the rapid change of climate, the mist, the mystery of shamanic mysticism and the isolation of the nomadic existence of its people. Hard landscapes shaped by the northern winds, the traditional Gers splash the vast steppes, while empty deserts contrast with the sand dunes that are rising suddenly. Lots of landscapes for those who need to find themselves and experience the tranquility and serenity they emerge.

 

Now through November 30

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery 

Notable: Anthony Bannon Receives The 2018 Photo Review Award

In Black and White Photography, Photographer on October 29, 2018 at 10:59 am
Anthony-Bannon

Anthony Bannon

This past weekend, The Photo Review recognized Anthony Bannon with its 2018 Photo Review award.

Anthony Bannon served as the former director of the George Eastman Museum located in Rochester, NY. The George Eastman Museum is the world’s oldest photography museum, containing one of the world’s oldest film archives, with world renowned collections related to photography and cinema. Hundreds of thousands of photographs, items of camera technology, motion picture titles, and millions of publicity stills and posters, in addition to contemporary works, comprise the museum’s full collection. Home to the world’s most comprehensive libraries of books, manuscripts, and journals, the museum has pioneered film preservation and photographic conservation while educating archivists on a global level. The George Eastman Museum has been a National Historic Landmark since 1966.
After serving sixteen years as the museum’s seventh director, Anthony Bannon retired in 2012. Accomplishments during his tenure include launching programs in photo and film preservation, acquiring the Technicolor and Merchant Ivory Productions archives, and establishing an online presence for the museum’s images. Bannon was also present for the museum’s launch of three internationally renowned graduate and post-graduate schools of film and photograph preservation and conservation. These include The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, which offers a master’s degree in film preservation in conjunction with the University of Rochester, in addition to the Eastman Museum and the University of Rochester, which jointly offer a master's degree program in Photograph Preservation and Collections Management.
Anthony’s educational background and early career are equally admirable. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at St. Bonaventure University in 1964, a master’s degree in English with a concentration in criticism and film in the Center for Media Study from the State University of New York in Buffalo in 1976, and finally a Ph.D. in English with a concentration in Cultural Studies from the State University of Buffalo. From 1969 to 1985 he worked as a journalist for The Buffalo News as the newspaper’s film, video, and architecture critic, later focusing on the fine and camera arts. From 1985 to 1996 he served as director of the Burchfield-Penney Art Center — dedicated to the work and archives of American watercolorist Charles Burchfield — at the State University of New York College at Buffalo. Finally from 1994 to 1996, Bannon was the State University of New York College at Buffalo assistant vice president and director of cultural affairs.

Bannon’s recognition was for his contributions to the art of photography. The event took place at the University of the Arts, Caplan Studio Theater, in Philadelphia.

For More Information: The Photo Review

Preview: The Art of Photography, Patricia Scialo, The Yocum Institute, West Lawn, PA

In Gallery on October 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

Image via Patricia Scialo

Mother Nature is finally beginning to provide its annual autumnal chill, meaning there’s no better place to head that your nearby art gallery.  That means for anyone in the West Lawn/Reading, visiting the Yocum Institute to see Patricia Scialo at the end of October sounds like a perfect fall evening.

Established in 1934 by Chester Wittell as the Wyomissing Institute of Fine Arts, the Institute opened its doors with 3 music students. Under Lila Lerch, the first managing director, the Institute grew to over 300 students and expanded its offerings to include music, dance, theater, and visual art instruction. An arts-based preschool and kindergarten were added and the Institute became licensed by the state. It is also home to the Yocum Gallery, a venue for exhibits and performances, the Berks Art Alliance, and Art Goes to School.

About Scialo:

My continued concentration with alternative photographic processes has taken on a mixed-media approach.  When altering the surface of a photographic print I use materials such as oil, graphite, encaustic and found-materials for embedding.

These techniques allow me to build layers, adding depth to the photographic imagery. Hand work is vital to the print-making process.

Rediscovered through the lens of my camera, the subject is often transformed, recreated, with the intention to give the viewer a desire to pause and look closer.

Light is the element of design that catches my eye when looking at subjects.  Light allows me to enhance the subject and create a point of interest. Light allows the magic to happen when processing with photographic chemistry.

Scialo’s exhibit at the Yocum exhibit will open Friday, October 26th, with a reception running from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibit will be on display until December 1st, 2018.

For More Information: Yocum Institute

Preview: Some Reliable Truths About Chairs, Claire Seidl, UMVA Gallery, Portland, ME

In Black and White Photography, Gallery on October 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

 

Image via Claire Seidl

We all have our own unique perspectives of the world. It’s one of the things that makes photography so wonderful. A talented photographer can take a visual afterthought and turn it on its head into something compelling. This is exactly what Claire Seidl has done with her latest exhibit, Some Reliable Truth About Chairs.

Seidl’s career has now spanned over four decades, not only as a photographer, but as a teacher, painter, and other artistic mediums.  She has had countless number of solo and group exhibitions throughout the New York and New England region, with the latest being in the beautiful town of Portland, ME, at the UMVA Gallery.

About the UMVA:

The Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA) represents visual artists statewide in all fields of endeavor and welcomes those who support contemporary artists in Maine. The UMVA is dedicated to upholding the dignity of artists, while creating positive social change through the arts. By collaborating with other cultural and political organizations, we raise awareness for significant issues while promoting an inclusive arts community in Maine. We are grassroots and we are active. We fear no art.

The exhibit is now open and will run until November 2nd, 2018. Gallery hours are by appointment and from Friday through Sunday, 1-4pm.

For More Information: Claire Seidl

 

Preview: Hope Kahn, The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

In Gallery on October 3, 2018 at 10:00 am

Image via Hope Kahn

Our friend Hope Kahn will be displaying her work in a brand new exhibit at The Box Gallery in sunny West Palm Beach. 

“The photograph is but the bridge that provides the emotional and spiritual connection between the viewer and the art. I look for the darkness in the light, the mystery in the everyday. I spend my time blending nature and the figure into a narrative for the viewer. My mind is wandering, wondering, where my next image hides. I concede to my impulses and instincts to bring mysteries to light.”   

The Box Gallery is part of Art Synergy, in Palm Beach County. It’s a movement between civic leaders, artists, and businesses to promote art and unify the diverse cultures that represent the region. Kahn’s work will have an opening reception Friday, November 16th, from 7-10pm. Stay tuned for more details.

For More Information: The Box Gallery

“Somewhere…”, Photographs by Sandrine Hermand-Grisel, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Fine Art, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 1, 2018 at 11:39 am

Cerrillos N.M. by Sandrine Hermand-Grisel

Cerrillos, N.M.,  Sandrine Hermand-Grisel

 

Just like a whisper, the darkened, shadowy photographs of Hermand- Grisel force the viewer to come closer in order to find meaning in the art.

Somewhere… in the United States… As an emigrant, I am not a tourist, nor a total stranger, nor totally at home… 50 states… 3.79 million square miles to travel all over to discover everything. In other words an impossible task!
I decided to choose a glimpse of it… here or there… to proceed by strokes… by sensations… here or there… by impressions…

Now through October 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

 

Notable: 2018 Photo Review Benefit Auction

In Auction on October 1, 2018 at 10:04 am
maggie taylor what remains

What Remains, 2016, by Maggie Taylor

Looking to expand your art collection with the an exemplary addition? The Photo Review’s current auction might be the best place for you, with a wide array of price points.

The Photo Review, a critical journal of photography founded in 1976,will celebrate its 44nd anniversary with a spectacular Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at 7 p.m. at The University of the Arts, Caplan Studio Theater, 16th floor of Terra Hall, 211 South Broad Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The auction will offer the most significant array of photographs from the 19th century to the present that The Photo Review has ever presented.

The event will feature an international slate of photographers as well as a host of Philadelphia artists. Beginning and experienced collectors alike will have the opportunity to bid on work by such historic masters as Berenice Abbott, Ansel Adams, Eugène Atget, Édouard Baldus, George Barnard, Jesse Tarbox Beals, Éduoard Boubat, Mathew Brady, Brassaï, Harry Callahan, Julia Margaret Cameron, Asahel Curtis, Edward S. Curtis, Dr. Harold Edgerton, Godfrey Frankel, John Beasley Greene, Dave Heath, Fritz Henle, Lewis Hine, George Hurrell, Arthur Kales, André Kertész, Willy Kessels, Leonard Misonne, William Mortensen, Carlo Naya, Charles Nègre, Dorothy Norman, Marion Post Wolcott, Arthur Rothstein, A. J. Russell, Ben Shahn, Edward Steichen, Paul Strand, Josef Sudek, and Wilhelm von Gloeden.

Prices are expected to range from between $50 and $8,000. Bids can be made right now until October 26th.

For More Information: The Photo Review