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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

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

Preview: Meet Me in My Dreams, Mary Anne Mitchell, Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg, PA

In Black and White Photography on April 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

image via Mary Anne Mitchell

At the Haas Gallery at Bloomsburg University, the latest exhibition is featuring BW Gallerist’s friend, Mary Anne Mitchell. The exhibit, titled “Meet Me in My Dreams,” is based on a poem of the same name by the photographer, while the photographs are shot with wet plate collodion.

About the Photographer:

Mary Anne Mitchell is a fine art photographer working primarily with analog processes. Her most recent series Meet me In my Dreams is shot using wet plate collodion. The images depict situations, often mysterious, which evoke her southern roots. She recently was a finalist in the 8th Edition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Awards and has been invited to exhibit some of this series in the 4th Biennial of Photography to be held in Berlin. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across the country and can be found in private and corporate collections across the US, Dubai, Taiwan, and Canada. She lives in Atlanta, GA.

The exhibit in Bloomsburg will be on display until May 3rd.

For More Information: Mary Anne Mitchell

On Site: “Jersey Shore In The Snow” Photographs by Kathleen Nademus, Red Filter Galllery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on April 2, 2018 at 10:18 am

Looking Down by Kathleen Nademus

Looking Down, Kathleen Nademus

We all know the beauty of a snow covered landscape but capturing it on film is a wonderful challenge that Kathleen Nademus takes up with great enthusiasm.

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.

Now through April 30th

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

On Site: “Grace and Grit – Boxing at Shuler’s Gym”, Photographs by Jano Cohen, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery on March 1, 2018 at 1:08 pm

KHALIL STAFFORD TRAINS AMIRA, Jano Cohen

While boxing as a sport and art has receded from popular view, these events still taking place in local urban settings continue to provide a place for character building. Jano Cohen captures those special moments in a series that has a timeless, special quality about it.

The gym is a safe place for people of all ages to learn physical skills in a well-loved sport. In the gym I am documenting the evolution of the training of a boxer from childhood. Trainers keep in the game by passing on their knowledge.  I am observing how the gym operates as a community center and the intimate relationships between trainers and boxers.

Now through March 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: Mark Fields, Photographic Souvenirs in Black and White

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery on February 18, 2018 at 11:00 am

Mark Fields, Altar, Image via Mark Fields and Jed Williams Gallery

We are proud to announce the upcoming solo show of friend and photographer Mark Fields at Jed Williams Gallery in Philadelphia this March. The exhibit “Photographic Souvenirs in Black and White” will showcase many unique and beautiful works by Mr. Fields.

This exhibit arrives on the heels JWG’s showing of collage artist and photographer Donnas Schaeffer, whose exuberant use of collage and bright color is followed by the elegant and stirring black and white photographs of Mark Fields, a major and acclaimed photographic talent. Mark Fields creates a symphony of black, white, grey and all the nuances in between. His images have a romantic, slightly surreal feel, transforming and recombining various elements such as flowers, landscapes and musical instruments.

The exhibit will be on view to the public March 3-17, 2018 at Jed Williams Gallery with an opening reception March 3 from 5-7pm. For more information, please visit Jed Williams Gallery

“Invisible In Passing”, Photographs by Liam Sharp, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 1, 2018 at 11:37 am

Brighton Resident by Liam Sharp

Brighton Resident, Liam Sharp

Street photography requires an acquired skill and a refined approach in order to capture those real life moments with impact. Liam Sharp accomplishes this result with finesse.

The image I see when approaching is gone as soon as the subject becomes aware that they are being photographed.
What I am trying to do in this series of street images, taken in New York, is to try to capture what I actually see and feel when I encounter my subjects on the street. I cut a hole in the side of a cell phone case, where I insert my DXO camera and  walk the streets at a fast pace. I decide what I am going to photograph from a distance. As I pass the scene, without framing the shot, I try to capture what I have seen from a distance.

Now through February 28.

To view the exhibition: Liam Sharp