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Notable: The Photography Show Has 2nd Successful Year at Pier 94

In Exhibits on April 23, 2018 at 11:00 am
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Image via AIPAD

For 38 years now, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) has been putting together one of the most prestigious photography shows that could be found in the world. Almost 100 of the most prestigious galleries from throughout the world participate, celebrating the photographic medium in extremely dynamic fashion. The Photography Show regularly offers archival-grade, museum-quality work ranging from photography’s earliest days to the latest technology, as well as new media and photo-based art.

Once a long-established event at the Park Avenue Armory, the exhibit took a gamble last year and moved to the much larger Pier 94, located on the Hudson. It was the quite success, leading AIPAD to return once again. Here’s what the association had to say about year number 2.

 Fair attendance held steady at last year’s record of more than 15,000 visitors, which was the highest in AIPAD history, up from the 12,000 who attended the Show when it was previously held at the Park Avenue Armory.

The Photography Show featured 96 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries, a lively photography book section with 36 publishers and book sellers, 15 AIPAD talks, three special exhibitions, and one screening room. Presented by AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers), the fair is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium.

Presenting a range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media, The Photography Show represented galleries from more than 14 countries and 49 cities from across the U.S. and around the world, including Europe, the U.K., Asia, Canada, and South America.

AIPAD Talks featured 15 well-attended conversations with prominent curators, collectors, artists, and journalists including Susan Meiselas, Teju Cole, Sarah Hermanson Meister, Tina Barney, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Adam Weinberg, Edward Burtynsky, Keith Davis, and Zackary Drucker, among many others. Presenting issues and viewpoints rarely discussed at art fairs, the inaugural AIPAD Talk program, Photography Talking Back,addressed immigration, racism, climate change, and gender inequality, drawing large crowds each day.

Several galleries also reported excellent sales:

Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, said “We had a very successful show and sold over 50 prints. We saw curators and repeat collectors and many new collectors and sold work including LaToya Ruby Frazier’sWoodlawn Street, Braddock, PA, 2010, for $15,000 and Dan Weiner’s Martin Luther King, Jr, Bus Boycott, Montgomery, AL, 1956, for $15,000. “

Weinstein Hammons Gallery, Minneapolis, stated, “We had a successful fair and sold work by all of our artists.” Throckmorton, New York, described the show as “very busy, very good” with visits from museum curators and collectors. The gallery sold a number of works including a Lewis Hine print for $35,000.

Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London, said, “We were delighted with the show. We met many new wonderful collectors and sold more than 15 photographs.” Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, noted, “We had good consistent sales to new clients both institutional and private.”

While the event has come to a close, AIPAD will now begin to look towards next year. For gallerists looking for possible participation next year, more information can be had at the AIPAD Show.

Notable: Peter Fetterman Gallery New Acquisitions, Brian Duffy

In Gallery on April 16, 2018 at 11:00 am
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White Coat, South of France, by Brian Duffy

Peter Fetterman Gallery is excited to announce their latest acquisitions, featuring the work of a man known best to his admires as simply, “Duffy.”

Duffy, known to friends and colleagues by his surname alone, is widely credited for having revolutionized the face of fashion photography, defining the visual language of the swinging sixties in London. Duffy completed his training at Central Saint Martins before undertaking an apprenticeship at Balenciaga. In 1957 he began work at British Vogue only leaving in 1963 to work from his studio. Among the many famous faces who sat for Duffy were Jean Shrimpton, Nina Simone, Brigitte Bardot, John Lennon, Michael Caine and Sammy Davis Jr.

“I don’t give a f**k what anybody thinks about me…. I never wanted to be famous. Why? For what? So the doorman at Harrods can recognise me? What I care about is what my kids think about me, and what my grandchildren think of me–the fact that they think I’m a genius is delicious.”
– Brian Duffy
For those interested in the latest acquisitions by the Peter Fetterman Gallery, contact them today for more information.

Preview: Treasures of Our Nation, Joseph Bowser, CameraWork Gallery, Scranton, PA

In Gallery on April 9, 2018 at 10:29 am

Now officially open, join Camerawork in celebrating the natural beauty that can be found in the United States, as captured through the lens of the talented Joseph Bowser.

America’s national parks are a treasure beyond compare. Joseph Bowser will present a small sampling of the magnificent beauty of America’s parks. From the coastal beauty of Acadia in to the hot springs in Yellowstone, the grandeur of Yosemite Valley, and the majestic Sequoias and Redwoods, our parks are truly awe-inspiring.  As Wallace Stegner said in 1983, “National parks are the best idea we ever had. Absolutely American, absolutely democratic, they reflect us at our best rather than our worst.”

Joseph Bowser was born and raised in scenic northeastern Pennsylvania surrounded with rolling hills steeped in history which sparked his imagination, his inspiration for capturing life’s moments, the beautiful landscapes, wildlife and architecture of an area with so much to offer a photographer. From the home front to his travels in the U.S. and Europe, he pursues a passion for capturing what he sees with his camera. Sharing his photos with others and watching their enthusiasm is his joy. Joe’s photos have been featured at the Waverly Small Works Gallery, Everhart Museum in Scranton, Scranton First Friday events, Hazleton First Friday at the Merkel & the Spring Thaw Ice & Wine Festival at Sculpted Ice Works. His photos placed first in both the Beauty of Nature and Enjoying Nature categories in a Great Outdoors photo contest held by Lackawanna County Conservation District. He hopes you enjoy his photos. What better joy can one have than to view an image … and imagine?

The show opened on April 6th, with a reception from 6-8pm, and can be viewed until April 28th, 2018. 

For More Information: Camerawork Gallery

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

Notable: Reverence, Jeffrey Conley, Book Release at Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

In Books, Gallery on March 22, 2018 at 11:04 am

Waterfall, Southern Alps, NZ, by Jeffrey Conley

For fans of Jeffrey Conley, the next event at Peter Fetterman Gallery at the end of this month is sure to be a can’t miss.

Peter Fetterman Gallery is pleased to celebrate the launch of Jeffrey Conley’s new book, “Reverence” on Saturday, March 31, 2018, from 3 to 6 PM. This event presents a unique opportunity to meet the distinguished American fine art landscape photographer in person while he discusses his recent body of work.

Signed books, published by Nazraeli Press in association with Peter Fetterman Gallery, can be purchased at the event for $75.00 USD; they are also available on our website. The corresponding photography exhibition for “Reverence” has been extended in the gallery till June 9, 2018, so we invite you to visit this beautiful body of work if you haven’t done so already.

Again, for those who are interested in the event, it will be Saturday afternoon from 3-6pm, March 31st.

For More Information: Peter Fetterman Gallery

Preview: Robert Bechtle, Gladstone 64, NYC

In Gallery on March 19, 2018 at 10:33 am

Image via Gladstone 64

For many photographers, the drawings of artists part of the photorealism movement can be equally as captivating as images captured through the lens of a camera. Gladstone 64 is now exhibiting one of the movements pioneers, Robert Bechtle, to start the spring.

 An early pioneer of the Photorealist movement, Bechtle has worked for nearly 60 years visualizing a characteristically American setting through depictions of friends, family and streetscapes in his native San Francisco Bay Area. This exhibition focuses on Bechtle’s charcoal drawings that illustrate the residential streets of Alameda, and pays special attention to those which complement light and shadow, architecture and automobile with distinct photographic precision. In this latest body of works, Bechtle demonstrates his deeply attuned and uncanny personal approach to documenting contemporary American culture with extraordinary accuracy.

Created in 2016 and 2017, Bechtle’s new series of drawings captures an indiscernibly timeless view of northern Californian suburban life. Composed with sharp attention to detail, modest visual clues shed light on the contrasting soft and delicate quality of these charcoal drawings while new vantage points offer equally distinct shifts to the far right or left of these frameworks. Alameda, the recurring city in these works and in Bechtle’s oeuvre altogether, is alluded to through his inclusion of small bungalow homes and globe-topped streetlamps, which originated in this particular municipality in the early 20th-century. Bechtle spent many of his early years in Alameda, and he captures this community and landscape through incisive, square-format drawings that glimpse more deeply into the banal and the all too often overlooked. By illustrating multiple perspectives of this city through monochromatic drawings, Bechtle quietly shapes the pauses and shadows that find or leave us and displays how photography, memory and personal history influence these meticulous compositions.

Often inspired by his own photographs, Bechtle’s intimate drawings demonstrate his astute and cinematographic vision, through each work’s methodically framed compositions and through his unequivocal attention to capturing divergent forms of natural light. Bechtle’s drawings appear like stills from a noir film, quietly examining forlorn, desolate sidewalks and vacant cars that line unidentified streets. This psychological dramaticism is reiterated through sharp and exacting image crops, which force the viewer into a condensed and eerie narrative showing no evidence of who or what might occupy the space outside these scenes he presents. Bechtle is also able to masterfully recreate morning, afternoon and evening light, heightening the palpable realism he captures in these constructed narratives, providing a glimpse into his ever explorative eye.

The exhibition will be available until April 21st, 2018.

For More Information: Gladstone 64

Preview: 20th Annual Krappy Kamera Award Winners, Exhibited by Soho Photo, NYC, NY

In Gallery on March 6, 2018 at 10:59 am

For 20 years know, the International Krappy Kamera Competition has instilled a certain joie de vivre for the beauty of photography made with, you guessed it, a cheap camera. Further reinforcing the fact that it is more the person behind the lens than the lens itself, the Krappy Kamera Competition has spawned incredible photos on an annual basis. And just like years before, Soho Photo Gallery is happy to exhibit the award winners.

The gallery is proud to present its annual Krappy Kamera Exhibition, including the winners of the 2018 International Competition, and exhibits by Soho Photo Gallery artists, photographer Jean Miele and former winners of previous Krappy Kamera Competitions. The Competition originated at Soho Photo Gallery in 1998 and is one of the high points of the year.
Sandra Carrion, the competition’s juror, created Krappy Kamera. She is a former president of Soho Photo Gallery and a founding member of fotofoto gallery in Huntington, Long Island. Carrion is also the co-founder of Image Factory Experimental Photography Workshops.
“It has always been interesting to me that so many photographers are lugging their toy, plastic and homemade cameras with them to exotic lands. This year was no different. Images from many parts of the world were represented in a variety of treatments. From literal to experimental these artists breathed new life into everyday imagery from around the globe.”
The exhibit opens today, March 6th with a reception from 6pm-8pm, but the official exhibits dates are March 7th through March 31st.
For More Information: Krappy Kamera at Soho Photo

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: Matthew Rolston, Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles, Fahey/Klein Gallery

In Exhibits, Gallery on February 26, 2018 at 11:30 am

Matthew Rolston, Cyndi Lauper, Headdress, Los Angeles, 1986. ©MRPI. Image via Fahey/Klein Gallery.

Fahey/Klein Gallery will be opening a new exhibit next month, Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles, showcasing the work of renowned Hollywood photographer Matthew Rolston. Rolston is most known for his portraits of celebrity culture. 

One of a handful of artists to emerge from Andy Warhol’s celebrity-focused Interview magazine, Rolston is a well-established icon of Hollywood photography. His latest exhibition and publication, Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles is a retrospective of his 1980s photography and presents a stunning array of portraits that beautifully capture the breadth of that decade’s iconic talent, from Michael Jackson to Madonna, from Cyndi Lauper to Prince.

Alongside such luminaries as Herb Ritts and Greg Gorman, Rolston was a member of an influential group of photographers (among them, Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, and Steven Meisel) who came from the 1980s magazine scene. Rolston helped define the era’s take on celebrity image-making, ‘gender bending,’ and much more. The photographs in this collection recall the glamour of old Hollywood with postmodern irony, helping to point the way towards the cult of fame with which we live today.

Released in conjunction with this exhibition, Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles is also available as a lavish 262-page book, produced by teNeues and available for purchase through the gallery for $125.

The exhibition will be open March 1- April 21, 2018 with an opening reception Thursday, March 1, 7-9pm. For more information, visit Fahey/Klein 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