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“COMING HOME”, Photographs by DEBBIE O’DONNELL , Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on August 1, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Coming Home, Debbie O’Donnell

Hailing from Australia, Debbie O’Donnell captures a unique vision from “Down Under”.

Returning to Western Australia after an absence of 18 years was a strange and emotional experience. The combination of returning to my roots and feeling home, but also feeling disconnected. Immersed in the comfort of nature; listening to the rustle of leaves and branches swaying in the wind, was a way of surrendering and releasing the hold of the past. It was a journey of reflection, reconnecting and coming home to myself.

Now through August 31.

The view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

 

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.

For more information: Brilliant: Press

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: 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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Amusement Pier Seaside Heights NJ 1972 web

George Tice: Amusement Pier, Seaside Heights

Country Road Lancaster PA 1961

George Tice: Country Road, Lancaster, PA.

Telephone Booth

George Tice: Telephone Booth, 3 am

Chrysler Bldg silver

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: Photograms | Literary, Wendy Paton, Artsource Loft, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 14, 2018 at 10:43 am

#46 Photograms  Literary©Wendy Paton

One of the great beauties of photography is the unique perspective photographers can create within this flexible medium. Such is the case with Wendy Paton’s latest exhibition at Artsource International at the Artsource Loft in New York City where Paton’s works, are curated as “Photograms | Literary”. The collection takes special advantage of the visual architectural elements of books, and are presented in an almost ethereal light. These Black and White visual constructs are indeed unique.

The exhibition features an extensive selection of Paton’s series of dynamic, gelatin silver Photograms using the literary and artistic world of books as her subject.
Utilizing the age-old photographic process also known as camera-less photography, the artist has created a visual language that metamorphose a literal and literary object, the book, into an interpretation of artistic abstraction. Paton boldly emphasizes the contrast of the printed word on paper and the fast conquering digital form, rapidly changing both the literary and photographic mediums. “As printed books are fading from our lives, being replaced by the digital medium, so is the gelatin silver photograph being replaced by our mobile phones and digital photographic technology.”

#54 Photograms Literary©Wendy Paton

Paton’s new book “Photograms l Literary, FLIGHT”, a limited edition, signed and numbered artist book (pub. Brilliant – Press, USA) will be introduced at the opening with the artist in attendance.

Wendy Paton is an award winning American photographer best known for her dramatic black & white, candid, nocturnal portraits, first seen in her series and monograph, Visages de Nuit. Paton’s work, including selections of Photograms l Literary, has been exhibited in solo U.S. and international gallery and museum exhibitions. Her photographs are included in the the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France – Spallart Collection, Austria – Musee de la Photographie, Belgium – James A. Michener Art Museum, U.S. – International Center of Photography, NY,U.S. – Lumiere Brothers Center of Photography, Moscow – Personal Collection of Prince Albert II of Monaco, and many notable private collections.

The exhibit will be opening May 17th and concluding on June 30th. 

For More Information: Artsource Loft

On site: “New Works”, Photographs by Diane Levell, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 2, 2018 at 10:43 am

Wickecheoke Creek 01 by Diane Levell

WICKECHEOKE CREEK 01, Diane Levell

Diane Levell has been creating wonderful images for decades. Using straight technique or alternative print processes, she has always kept the image itself in the forefront for viewer contemplation.

In my work I have consistently striven for a high level of craftsmanship and aesthetic quality. And I wanted to use the photographic medium to its fullest extent; “straight” black and white, color and the historic techniques of the pictorial school.

Now through May 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Notable: MoMA Curator Sarah Meister to Jury The Photo Review Competition

In Black and White Photography on April 22, 2018 at 5:58 pm

Both aspiring and established artists know that juried shows can make a profound difference on their careers. If they are not yet aware, 2018’s Photo Review Competition should be on the radar. This year’s competition will be juried by the Museum of Modern Art’s own Sarah Meister, curator of the museums photography department.

Museum of Modern Art Curator of Photography Sarah Meister will be the juror for the 2018 Photo Review Photography Competition. Among her many accomplishments, her most recent books include One and One Is Four: The Bauhaus Photocollages of Josef Albers (2016) and Arbus Friedlander Winogrand: New Documents, 1967 (2017). She is a co-editor of and contributing author to the three-volume series Photography at MoMA (1960 to Now, 1920 to 1960, and 1840 to 1920), co-director of the August Sander Project (a five-year research initiative with Noam Elcott, Columbia University), and the lead instructor for the online course Seeing Through Photographs on Coursera.

For years now, the Photo Review has enabled thousands of people across the country to both exhibit and witness some of the most notable photography in the world today, through the publisher’s competition issue and through the website. The fact that Meister will be jurying the show should make this year’s show adds an added element of intrigue.

As an additional bonus the director of Red Filter Gallery, Forrest Old, will select a photographer from the competition for a one-person show on the online gallery.

If you’re interested in joining the competition, submissions will be accepted until May 31st.

For More Information: The Photo Review