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Preview: In Tune With the Portraits, Gilson Lavis, Salomon Arts Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on August 21, 2017 at 10:30 am
Keith Moon Gilson portrait

Keith Moon, Gilson Lavis

In a spin on what is normally discussed on Red Filter Gallery, today we highlight a truly rocking exhibition featuring one of the best rockers to get behind the drumset – Gilson Lavis.

Gilson Lavis has remained one of the most sought after, highly-acclaimed drummers in the UK over the last 40 years.

Best known currently as the superbly versatile drummer with Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Gilson Lavis is now shining the spotlight on his second career as an artist. His talent as an artist, doing mainly acrylic on canvas portraits and sketches, has always seemed to stay in the background with his music career taking the lead.

He is now bringing his art across the pond to unveil his work in New York City. His portraits are mostly of musicians and recording artists he has long admired, known and worked with. Those in his “Music Legends” series of paintings span the decades from the 1950’s and 60’s…..BB King, Chuck Berry, Etta James, Eartha Kitt, James Brown, Wilson Picket, Ray Charles, Ronnie Spector, Sammy Davis, Dean Martin….to the more contemporary…..Keith Moon, Al Green, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Debbie Harry, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Elvis Costello…..to current day songstresses like Adele and the late Amy Winehouse.

With such personal access to the who’s-who of rock and pop, Lavis’ work is sure to fascinate both portrait fans and music lovers alike. In Tune With the Portraits opens September 15th and will conclude October 5th, 2017.

For More Information: Salomon Arts Gallery

Preview: James Herbert, Gitterman Gallery, NYC, NY

In Black and White Photography, Gallery on August 17, 2017 at 10:59 am

from “Piano” 1987, 1989, James Herbert

This fall, the Gitterman Gallery will be hosting a raw, unbridled exhibition featuring the works of James Herbert; particularly works from the late 1980s.

James Herbert’s photographs of nude young adults, seemingly lost in the intimacy of a moment, combine conceptions of film and photography with elements of art history to create images that hover between the worlds of fact and fiction, between the romantic and the real. The photographs, made of frames selected from his films, are thus the product of a collaboration between Herbert, functioning as an engaged director, and his subjects. As images, they are more poetic and symbolic than concrete, photographic allegories that draw on the visual traditions of painting.

In 1989, using black and white, and color motion picture film that he shot mostly in the 1980s, Herbert projected individual frames, one by one, on a wall, selecting specific ones that he then re-photographed with 35mm black and white film. He later enlarged the images, printing them on 16 x 20 inch paper. This process of re-photographing and then enlarging emphasized the grain of the film and created an aesthetic that mirrors the plasticity of paint. It makes the flesh palpable, in the same way that layering paint on a canvas can provide a visceral experience. He selected the frames to photograph for their still properties, thus they are not necessarily the same edit he used for the films he made from the same footage, which were also made with a re-photographic process.

Born in 1938 in Boston, Herbert grew up in Rhode Island. As a teenager he attended figure drawing classes at the Rhode Island School of Design. He received a B.A. in art history at Dartmouth College in 1960 and an M.F.A. in painting in 1962 at the University of Colorado where he studied briefly with Clyfford Still and Stan Brakhage. Herbert moved to Athens, Georgia in 1962 and taught painting and filmmaking at the University of Georgia for many years.

The exhibit will open on Thursday, September 7th with a reception running from 6 to 9pm. Those interested will have until November 4th to visit.

For More Information: Gitterman Gallery

Preview: The Summer Show, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA

In Gallery on August 9, 2017 at 11:00 am

Mrs. Paul Jonea, A Professional Dancer, Dorothea Lange

While some may fear the end of summer near, Scott Nichols gallery is just getting started. Drawing from its bevy of classic photography, the gallery’s Summer Show is an annual must-see.

The Scott Nichols Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its annual Summer Show, a selection of photographs from our gallery’s artists and collection.  Included in the exhibition are works by Christopher Burkett, Cole Weston, Chester Higgins, Dorothea Lange, Edmund Teske, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jack Fulton, Jim Banks, Jim Marshall, Judy Dater, Margo Davis, Mona Kuhn, Monica Denevan, Niniane Kelley, and others.  This exhibition features original vintage as well as contemporary work.

If you’re interested and in the San Francisco area, the exhibition will be on display until September 2nd, 2017.

For More Information: Scott Nichols Gallery

Preview: The Art of the Platinum Print, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 90404

In Gallery on August 7, 2017 at 10:30 am

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Nelson Mandela in his Cell on Robben Island [Revisit], Jurgen Schadeberg, 1994

The platinum printing process has a long, deeply ingrained history within black and white photography. B&W stalwarts Peter Fetterman gallery will explore and celebrate this declining process through the works of several talented photographers.

Originating in the early 1870s, the platinum print, or platinotype, is one of the earliest processes in the history of the photographic medium. Platinum prints were widely produced through the early 20th Century before the expense of chemicals involved led to its rarity in the 1920s, and it remained a mostly dormant process through the later part of the Century. Today, following a resurgence in its appreciation, many photographic-artists have produced modern editions of both vintage and contemporary images in this time-honored method. The exhibition aims to educate collectors and visitors to the medium’s use throughout history with iconic images and masterful printing examples, as well as contemporary productions, that together highlight the breadth and diversity of the Gallery’s holdings.
Works on view range from early examples by artists such as P.H. Emerson, Edward Weston, George H. Seeley, Edward S. Curtis, and Manuel Alvarez Bravo, as well as many portraits of historical figures and icons of music and fashion by Horst P. Horst, Melvin Sokolsky, Cecil Beaton, Mark Seliger and Rene Groebli. Contemporary examples of landscapes and botanicals by celebrated photographers George Tice, Jeffrey Conley, Brigitte Carnochan and Paul Caponigro showcase the medium’s unique ability to capture the difficult lighting often found in natural scenes.  Other singular examples from intimate portraits and conceptual works, to abstract and minimalist images, allow the viewer to witness the platinum print’s evolution of production and its wide-ranging contribution to the history of photography.
The exhibition opens  Saturday, September 9th, with a reception from 4-7pm. It will be on display for the majority of fall, concluding on December 2nd.
For More Information: Peter Fetterman Gallery

"Dunescapes", Photographs by Matthew McIver, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 31, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Dunescape 04 by Matthew McIver

Dunescape 4, Matthew McIver

Dunescapes have a proud tradition in fine art photography. The beauty of a Weston print meanders through time to the inspired work of Matthew McIver.

You find silence in a desert. You find conversation in a crowd. A gathering is a place for distraction. A desert is a place without expectations.

Now through August 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: A Life in Photography, Sebastião Salgado, Peter Fetterman Gallery, Los Angeles

In Gallery on July 20, 2017 at 11:00 am
Sebastiao Salgado

Fishing in the Marshes, Southern Sudan, Sebastiao Salgado

For many, exploring the world taking photographs is what dreams are made of. But few get the opportunities to do so. And fewer still give their artwork a purpose. Enter Brazilian Sebastião Salgado.

Spanning the entirety of Salgado’s career, with sixty images on view from 1978 through 2014, the chronologic installation at Peter Fetterman Gallery will showcase iconic prints and new acquisitions culled from the myriad of socio-political topics, cultures and conflicts explored by the photographer. The installation will specifically focus on the human subjects of Salgado’s work and are selected from his several long-term, anthropologic reportages including Other Americas (1986), Workers (1993), Migrations (2000) and Genesis (2013). Salgado is often referred to as a “concerned photographer” who imbues his subjects with dignity; Focusing an empathetic lens on marginalized people working and struggling through hardship as result of political or environmental influence, or maintaining their traiditional way of life against the encroachments of modernity.

Sebastião Salgado was born in Aimores, Brazil in 1944, before moving to Paris as an economist and beginning a career in photography. His prints have been exhibited internationally for three decades including major museums and cultural institutions. He is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and an honorary member of the Academy of Arts and Sciences (USA), as well as the recipient of many prestigious awards including The Gold Medal Award of Photography from New York’s National Arts Club, the Hasselblad Award (1989), ICP Photographer of the Year (1986), and the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal of Honorary Fellowship (1993). He lives with his wife Lelia Wanick Salgado in Paris, France.

Now open, this beautiful set of work by the socio-politico will be exhibited by the Peter Fetterman Gallery until September 2nd.

For More Information: Peter Fetterman Gallery

Preview: Staff Picks VI, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Gallery on July 17, 2017 at 11:00 am
Staff Picks VI - Howard Greenberg Gallery - 2017

Untitled, Imre Kinszki

In every walk of business, it’s inevitable that you end up finding favorites. Fortunately for the staff of Howard Greenberg Gallery, they get to have their favorites be chosen from thousands of the world’s best photographs.

This summer the team at Howard Greenberg Gallery each selected five favorites from our collection of over 30,000 photographs for our semi-annual Staff Picks exhibition. Once a week throughout the exhibition we will highlight a portion of each staff member’s selection. This week, please enjoy the photographs chosen by our Bookkeeper, Lisa Shaw and Registrar, Michael Prete.

The exhibit is already open to the public, but only until August 31st.

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

On site: "Jerusalem and Aida: Close Yet Far Apart", Photographs of Michael Marks, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 1, 2017 at 8:23 am

Father,Aida by Michael Marks

Father, Aida, Michael Marks

On a visual journey through the ancient lands of Israel, Michael Marks captures the timeless personalities of the the current residents.

During several visits to Israel and the West Bank I endeavored to capture some of the differences in these two places, as well as the ironies that are seen in daily life.

Now, through July 31

To view the Exhibition: Michael Marks

Preview: Laura Gilpin, Scheinbaum & Russek LTD, Santa Fe, NM

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery on June 30, 2017 at 11:00 am

The Willow, 1919

Scheinbaum & Russek LTD Gallery will be exhibiting a bevy of beautiful photography by the classic female photographer, Laura Gilpin.

Although Laura Gilpin started photographing in her early teens when she decided to pursue photography as her life-long endeavor she asked advice from her mentor, Gertrude Käsebier, a renowned pictorialist photographer, as to where she could study. Käsebier recommended the Clarence White School of Photography in New York City. With this recommendation Gilpin headed to New York in l9l6 to study with Clarence H. White.  As Martha A. Sandweiss, Laura Gilpin’s biographer, states in her quote below, “The Pictorialists placed great emphasis on the evocation of mood rather than on detail, and favored the soft, delicate grays and texture of platinum printing papers”. Returning to Colorado Springs in l9l8, Gilpin worked in platinum with large format cameras. Her prints of Mesa Verde and her surroundings in Colorado Springs suggest as much about the emotion she felt upon viewing the scene as about the subject itself.

As Martha A. Sandweiss, former curator of photography at the Amon Carter Museum, and author of An Enduring Grace, 1986, stated,
Gilpin’s early southwestern pictures and portrait studies reflect the influence of her training.  The pictorialists placed greater emphasis on the evocation of mood than on detail, and favored the soft, delicate grays of platinum printing papers.  Thus Gilpin’s soft-focus platinum prints of Mesa Verde and her sweeping landscapes of the Colorado Prairies suggest as much about the emotion she felt upon viewing the scene as about the subject itself.
A remarkable consistency of vision links her sixty years of work.  Whether printed on platinum or silver paper, her pictures are characteristically infused with a soft, luminous light, and composed with a simple, classical elegance.

Gilpin’s work will be available for viewing until August 26th.

For More Information: Scheinbaum & Russek

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