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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

 

“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

 

“BEHIND THE BEAUTY”, Photographs by ANNE BURLOCK LAWVER, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on September 4, 2018 at 2:34 pm

Ahh by Anne Lawver

Ahh, Anne Lawver

Anne Lawver has provided us a new project. We have heard of Harlem Nights but what goes on in this famous location during the day? Anne has captured some worthy moments with her camera.

Over the last year I pursued a photography project which resulted in my having the privilege of photographing women seeking beautiful hair in a salon for women of color, Natural Sisters Salon in Harlem, NY, one of the most successful salons in Harlem. My desire is to capture private moments of hair styling, and to honor gifted stylists, artists who endeavor to make dreams of beauty come true.

Now though September 30.

To view the presentation: Red Filter Gallery

“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

Kertesz-Fork

André Kertész: Fork

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Detach-18

Hengki Koentjoro: Detach 18

Detach-19

Hengki Koentjoro: Detach 19

MiniM-16

Hengki Koentjoro: Minim 16

MiniM-18

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