Archive for the ‘Exhibits’ Category

Preview: Amalgamated Fragments, Ed Templeton, Danziger Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on June 26, 2017 at 11:00 am

For many, what we once set forth to do in life eventually wears thin or simply no longer holds the same sheen it once did. Sometimes what we still want to do is no longer an option. This leads us towards new passions, such as photography. For Ed Templeton, once a figure within the skateboarding world, this is exactly the case. And now Danziger Gallery is providing his very first exhibit in New York.

A California native, Templeton grew up and still lives in the suburbs of Orange County. His photographs tell the story of the worlds he knows – the pangs and passion of youth, the beauty and tackiness of Southern California, and the exhilaration and exhaustion of the skateboard world he starred in.

While Templeton originally gained fame as a skateboarder, turning professional in 1990 and founding his own skateboard company, he always felt a need for creative expression both athletically and artistically. Influenced by professional skateboarders who did their own graphics and art, Templeton began to create works in multiple mediums – painting, photography, and sculpture. He continued to tour the world as a skateboarder, but over time (and injury), his art became his primary focus.

Around 1994 Templeton had become associated with a group of west coast artists whose styles and distribution channels originated largely outside of the art world, and included an interest in pop culture iconography, a commitment to be true and unpretentious, and a strong do-it-yourself attitude.

Collectively titled “Beautiful Losers” the group included Shepard Fairey, Mark Gonzales, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, and Ryan McGinley among others and was documented in an influential film, book, and touring exhibition.

While Templeton’s photography is entirely self-taught, it would be a mistake to label him an outsider artist. He is well aware of what he is doing, the intricacies of his craft, and the moment to press the shutter. Think of a young Lartigue growing up in a working class family in SoCal as opposed to a rich cosmopolitan milieu.

Templeton documents the people and places he encounters in a rich stream of images – of himself and his wife Deanna, of the everyday people who hang out at Huntington Beach, and the places he passes in his car. He collects images of themes that he feels drawn to – teen smokers and kissers; surfers and skaters; public displays of religion, politics and self-expression.

Templeton likes to present his photographs in a non-hierarchical manner, large quantities mixed up together in irregular clusters. He hangs works in the shape of what he calls “image clouds.” In Templeton’s way of seeing we recognize the fascination of the passer-by gripped at some unexpected moment by the “extraordinary of the ordinary”, the exceptional and existential moments of daily life. It’s the best and truest tradition of photography – always ready to surprise when a new voice or vision looks at the world afresh with the same old Leica.

Now open, Danziger Gallery will be exhibiting Amalgamated Fragments until July 27th.

For More Information: Danzinger Gallery

Preview: Pairs and Apples, Helen Levitt, Laurence Miller Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on June 22, 2017 at 3:10 pm

Laurence Miller Gallery now has on exhibit one the best yet underappreciated to capture the NYC streets, Helen Levitt.

Laurence Miller Gallery presents HELEN LEVITT: PAIRS AND APPLES from June 14 – July 21.  The show highlights Levitt’s unique gift for capturing the way people communicate through body language, with special emphasis on one of her perennial interests: pairs of people sharing a moment in the streets and on the stoops of her native New York City. Helen had a singularly lyrical eye and, whether it’s two children dancing in the street or two nuns perched at the bank of the East River, her work never fails to show the playfulness that is at the heart of human interaction.  Not surprisingly, Helen reveals this in animals as well, joyfully sharing two New Hampshire pigs in a barnyard kiss, from 1986.

This 30 print show surveys these themes across her six decade career, featuring both her classic black and white work which began in the late 1930’s,  as well as her pioneering color work from 1959 on through the 1980’s. Among the works selected are a number of unique first prints, including two 4×5” contact prints of a gypsy boy at home, shot in 1939 using her friend Walker Evans’ camera and flash.  The slight turn of the boy’s hand was the key to Helen’s choice to publish this one over the variant.

Now open, Pairs and Apples will be on display until July 21st.

For More Information: Laurence Miller

Preview: Beyond Fashion, Woman in Landscape, Deborah Bell Photographs, NYC

In Gallery on June 19, 2017 at 11:00 am






















Deborah Bell Photographs is presenting a unique and beautiful exhibit celebrating one of photography’s most celebrated subjects – women.

Deborah Bell Photographs is pleased to present a group exhibition of
photographs based on a theme long favored in art: woman in the landscape.
Inspired by the progressive photographs made by James Moore, Gösta Peterson,
William Silano, and Deborah Turbeville for the editorial pages of leading fashion
magazines in the 1960s and 1970s, this exhibition features prints by those
photographers, and by Susan Paulsen and Marcia Resnick, and incorporates
selected photographs by Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Harry Callahan, Louis
Faurer, and Lee Friedlander. We are also delighted to include 19th century
prints by Roger Fenton, Charles Nègre, Sydney Richard Percy, and Nevil Story Maskelyne, antecedents whose photographs, made more than a century earlier,
convey early explorations of this traditional genre.

To celebrate the exhibit, a reception will be held this Wednesday, on June 21st from 6 to 8 pm.

For More Information: Deborah Bell

Preview: Manhattan Sunday, Richard Renaldi, Aperture Bookstore, NYC, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 14, 2017 at 11:00 am

5:14, Richard Renaldi

New York has been paid homage in a thousand and one forms, but pictures have always shown its truth. Richard Renaldi Manhattan Sunday is the latest example.

Featuring photographs taken in Manhattan between midnight on Saturday and noon on Sunday, Manhattan Sunday is an homage to New York’s nightlife and a celebration of New York as palimpsest onto which millions of people project their ideal and imaginary lives. Richard Renaldi’s visual observations are rooted in the home he found himself, in “the mystery and abandonment of the club, the nightscape, and then finally daybreak, each offering a transformation of Manhattan from the known world into a dreamscape of characters acting out their fantasies on a grand stage.”

Richard Renaldi (born in Chicago, 1968) graduated from New York University with a BFA in photography in 1990. Manhattan Sunday (Aperture, 2016) is the fourth body of Renaldi’s work published in book form, following Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006), Fall River Boys (2009), and Touching Strangers (Aperture, 2014). In 2015, he was named a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in Photography.

The gallery by the Aperture Foundation will be on exhibit at the Aperture bookstore on Friday. Opening reception will run from 6 to 8pm. For those who can’t make the reception, Renaldi’s photographs will be on view until July 27th.

For More Information: Aperture

On Site: "Otherwhere", Photographs by Claire Seidl, RED Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 1, 2017 at 9:42 am

Peter, Sideways by Claire Seidl

Peter, Sideways, Claire Seidl

Our friend Claire Seidl has a new exhibition online at RED Filter Gallery. Her artistic approach is captured below, but it is the mystery of her work that captures the viewer’s attention and imagination.

I shoot long exposures, ranging in time from a few minutes to several hours.  Being very conscious that I cannot see in the dark or hold an image in my mind’s eye once I change my focus or move my head, I rely on the camera’s greater abilities. I use film and develop and print in my darkroom. Because I am also a painter, darkroom work seems like printmaking or drawing to me.

Now through June 30.

To view the exhibition: RED Filter Gallery

Preview: Summer of Love, Elaine Mayes, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Exhibits, Gallery on May 31, 2017 at 11:30 am

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For those with the keenest nostalgia for the late sixties, this 50th anniversary exhibition of photographs by Elaine Mayes is sure to be the ticket for hippies and photography buffs alike.

Elaine Mayes: Summer of Love coincides with the 50th anniversary of the summer of love; a period of great social, cultural, and political change that brought together over 100,000 like-minded young people to San Francisco to usher in a new era.

The exhibition will feature Mayes’ intimate vintage black and white portraits of youth counterculture in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district during the late 1960’s. The photographs are compelling depictions that are at once specific to the individuals pictured, as well as definers of that age and era. They reveal a freedom of expression and camaraderie that was shared by a generation at odds with its current social ideals. Together with these images will be informal portraits of musicians and festivalgoers.

Mayes photographs from this series will also be on exhibit at the De Young Museum through August 20th, as part of their Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll.

The exhibit opens June 10th and appropriately will be on display through the summer, until August 26th.

For More Information: Joseph Bellows Gallery

Preview: Water, Ann Rhoney, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Nailya Alexander Gallery, NYC, NY

In Gallery on May 22, 2017 at 11:00 am

Mystery, Ann Rhoney, 1985

Water has inspired many an artist and linguist due to its malleable forms and beauty. Ann Rhoney and Carolyn Marks show it best in their exhibition at Nailya Alexander Gallery.

Water brings together work by two female artists, each of whom approaches her work as a photographer with a strong sense of place and with a painter’s sensitivity to color and light. A native of Niagara Falls, Ann Rhoney draws deeply from the famed waterfall as a source of inspiration, just as the artists of the Hudson River School did a century and a half before her. “She is drawn to the intensity of edges, borders, and pending thresholds where water roils, light cascades and hearts beat faster,” writes Christopher Sweet, Editorial Director at Thames and Hudson, in the essay Etudes of Light and Color.

In addition to pigment prints, Rhoney produces gelatin-silver prints that she meticulously paints with oils. Her work can be found in public and private collections across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY; the George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY; the American Scandinavian Foundation, New York, NY; and the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas, Austin, as well as in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.

Water will open Wednesday May 24th and conclude June 24th. The opening reception on Wednesday will run from 6 to 8 pm.

For More Information: Nailya Alexander Gallery

Preview: Walking Juarez, Bruce Berman, Camera Work Gallery, Scranton, PA

In Black and White Photography, Gallery on May 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Image by Bruce Berman

Camera Work Gallery is showing off the beautiful and powerful work of Bruce Berman whilst in Juarez, Mexico. 

From Berman’s Artist Statement:

I live in El Paso, three blocks from Juárez, México. I moved there in 1980 and have, primarily, looked south ever since. The work in this show –and in my book- depicts my experiences while walking in Juárez.

In 1980, I wrote in my journal, after my first walk in the borderlands of El Paso/Juárez, “…I have seen a new world. It is both physical fact and myth. It is a place with a line drawn through it and on each side of that line there are metaphoric mirrors that reflect back at each other, distorting each other. It is the USA/Mexican border and I am going to make my stand here.”

I set out to tell the truth of a place. Maybe I did that a little, but in the end –and I think it is part of what photography is all about- I found out about me, a lot. Living and working in a place so opposite of the United States, I knew I was into something entirely different than what I had known before, from my roots in Chicago, and I immediately realized I didn’t belong there, and, that’s where I wanted to be.

So, how do you start? How do you dig out the soul of a place?

You walk.

Located on the lower level of the Marquis Art and Frame in Scranton, PA, Walking Juarez is now open to view until May 30th.

For More Information: Camera Work Gallery


Preview: Transitions, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Gallery on May 13, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Helen Levitt

Laurence Miller Gallery has established itself as a force to be reckoned with over the years. With its 33rd anniversary underway, the gallery has taken the time to put together a beautiful plethora of work for photo-mavens to enjoy.

LAURENCE MILLER GALLERY celebrates 33 years of exhibitions as the Gallery pivots to a new location in Chelsea later this summer.  Currently on view is a rotating exhibition of  works on our walls for the first time, as well as several classic images that were shown over the past three decades.  All the works in the exhibition have been discounted to entice you to add to your collection,  assist many of the artists with additional income, and support the Gallery in its move to a marvelous new home (our fourth) a short walk from the High Line.

Now open for viewing, the exhibit will be available  until June 23rd.

For More Information: Laurence Miller Gallery

Preview: On the Road: Structures, John Custodio, Soho Photo Gallery, NYC, NY

In Gallery on May 1, 2017 at 3:30 pm

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As part of 5 solo shows being exhibited, starting this week, John Custodio’s striking On the Road:Structures, will surely be enough to make a visit to Soho this month.

“Once or twice a year I take to the road on long trips across the country, looking for interesting landscapes to photograph. In my travels I’ve noticed and photographed what, for want of a better term, could be called “structures”—  lone buildings, towers, monuments, objects, remains of dwellings —  isolated within the landscape. Some are merely functional, some are commemorative, and some are surviving remnants of what once was, but they all serve as a fascinating counterpoint to the wider expanse around them.”

Custodio’s work will be joined by Barry Guthertz, Robert Kalman, Bruce Wodder, Jaime Johnson, and the Park West Camera Club 80th Anniversary Exhibition. The opening reception will be May 2nd from 6 to 8pm, and the closing date will be June 3rd.

For More Information: Soho Photo Gallery