BWGallerist

Archive for the ‘Exhibits’ Category

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

Notable: 9 New Jersey Photographers, Stockton University Art Gallery

In Exhibits, Gallery on February 18, 2018 at 11:00 am

The Stockton University Art Gallery is currently showing an exhibition that you will want to check out. “9 New Jersey Photographers” is a unique show curated by the renowned Stephen Perloff, founder and editor of The Photo Review and editor of The Photograph Collector. The exhibit features the works of 9 photographers: Barbara BeirneTerry BoddieSandra C. DavisMichael FroioChuck Kelton,Wendy PatonAlison RossiterHelen M. StummerHoward F. Zoubek

The “9 New Jersey Photographers,” exhibit reflects the diversity of image-making among photographic artists today.
Curator Stephen Perloff is the founder and editor of The Photo Review, a critical journal of international scope publishing since 1976, and editor of The Photograph Collector, the leading source of information on the photography art market.

Artists Alison Rossiter and Chuck Kelton create photographs without the use of a camera. Rossiter collects decades-expired photographic paper—the oldest dating to 1900—which she develops in her darkroom, coaxing out of each sheet the gorgeous composition of lights and shades it holds within. Her intimate compositions often resemble moody landscapes or Abstract Expressionist paintings. Kelton creates chemograms and photograms inside the darkroom; transforming light, chemistry and paper into abstract landscapes.

Barbara Beirne’s photographs have been widely exhibited and two nationwide tours of her work have been sponsored by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). She is credited as the photographer for five children’s books.

Terry Boddie’s work as a photographer and multi-disciplinary artist explores the historical and contemporary aspects of memory, migration and globalization.

Enjoying adventure and discovery, Sandra C. Davis seeks out historic architecture and gardens, turning her lens to the spiritual and symbolic icons. Her recent work continues to focus on memories, history and symbolism to create narratives that explore the distorted memories of personal histories as well as legends, myths, fairytales, fictions.

Through exploring both building and place within the American landscape, Michael Froio’s work reveals an era where industry, wealth and power impacted the land. His work examines the remarkable architecture and engineering projects as well as the remains of a post-industrialized nation in the back lots, wooded areas, and small towns throughout the Northeast region.

Wendy Paton is best known for her dramatic black and white candid, nocturnal portraits, where she works with film and printing in a traditional darkroom setting.

Landscape photographer, Howard F. Zoubek’s finely detailed black and white silver prints capture both the spirit and fact of the natural order.

As a socially concerned documentary photographer, Helen Stummer captures images of the dignity, elegance and suffering of people who are trying to survive on nothing. Her 2017 book “Risking Life & Lens- A Photographers Memoir” will be on sale in the Stockton University Campus Center book store during the spring 2018 semester.

The exhibit will be on view to the public through March 28, 2018. A meet-and-greet reception with the artists will be held on March 6 from 5-6:30pm followed by a conversation with curator Steven Perloff. For more information, please contact Stockton University Art Gallery

Preview: Michael Marks, Solo Show in Lisbon, Portugal

In Exhibits, Gallery on February 13, 2018 at 11:00 am

Image via Colorida Gallery and Michael Marks.

We are excited to announce the upcoming solo photography show of our friend Michael Marks at Colorida Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal. The show will include ten works, selected by Marks, of ordinary people going about their lives in situ. Marks is a self-taught amateur photographer who has been producing black and white photographs and prints for over 45 years. 

The show will take place at Colorida Gallery February 17- March 2, 2018. For more information please visit Colorida Gallery or Michael Marks Photography

Preview: Robert Mapplethorpe, Curated by Roe Ethridge, Gladstone Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on February 12, 2018 at 11:00 am

Robert Mapplethorpe

In the second half of the 20th Century, there were few artists, photographers or otherwise, who made cast as controversial and memorable a figure as Robert Mapplethorpe. With the help of artist Roe Ethridge, Gladstone Gallery will be showing gallery-goers exactly why this March.

This marks the gallery’s first solo presentation as the New York representative of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Barbara Gladstone showed his work once before when she published the seminal Flowers portfolio in the early 1980s. Ethridge brings his own perspective as a contemporary artist who works in the same genres of portraiture and still life that are touchstones of Mapplethorpe’s well-known oeuvre. Drawn from the extensive archive of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Ethridge has selected both iconic images-including self-portraits, flowers, and scenes of frank sexual provocation-and those exhibited for the first time to evoke his own experience of understanding the breadth of Mapplethorpe’s mastery of process and composition. This show offers a compelling new look at Mapplethorpe’s distinctive practice: rather than focusing on a specific time or subject, it explores less familiar images and themes that highlight the innovation of his work, still astonishing almost three decades after his death.

Ethridge’s take on a figure who has loomed large since he began studying the medium, highlights Mapplethorpe’s focus on classical and baroque, intimate and public, and restraint and licentiousness. Ethridge states – “Mapplethorpe didn’t make pictures of daily life; his daily life was making pictures.” He approached the body of work with an eye to contextualizing iconic poses and erotically-charged compositions of Mapplethorpe’s friends, lovers, and the world around him within a larger scope of his aesthetic interests and perceptive vision. Precisely posed photographs of his lover, Milton Moore, are accompanied by more candid portraits of Moore’s niece and nephew-a nod to the intimate familiarity Mapplethorpe shared with many of his subjects. Ethridge’s presentation reveals mannerist expressions, unexpected subjects, and humorous moments: Patti Smith’s entranced gaze with prophetic vision, the televisual appeal of actress Morgan Fairchild, and the shock of Baby Larry, all encompass Mapplethorpe’s incisive eye for beauty and perversity.

The exclusive Mapplethorpe display opens to visitors publicly on March 3rd and concludes April 14th, 2018.

For More Information: Gladstone Gallery

Borders, Dreams & Beauty, 6 Solo Shows, Soho Photo Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on February 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

For those looking to color the morose ambiguity that is often February weather, Soho Photo Gallery in New York City is now hosting a very interesting exhibition featuring the works of six talented photographers. While each photographer is on display simultaneously, each show is on individual, solo display.

Borders, Dreams & Beauty features the works of Peter Agron’s meloncholia, Lawrence Gottesman’s How to Disappear Completely, Alain Licari’s Both Sides,  James McCracken’s American Beauty, Fernando Sancho’s African Dream, and Richard Wilcox’s A Portfolio of New York Photographs.

Ranging from monotone urban landscapes to tea-toned gelatin silver prints to colorful excerpts of the Liberian realm, Soho Photo’s latest exhibition is sure to please photo connoisseurs of multitudinous ilks. 

The exhibit opened on February 6th, but only runs through the March 3rd. All are very welcome, but you better hurry! Check out the gallery’s current exhibitions for more information.

For More Information: Soho Photo 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

Preview: Steve Kahn, The Hollywood Suites, Howard Greenberg Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery on January 18, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Steve Kahn, from The Hollywood Suites series. Image via Howard Greenberg Gallery

Howard Greenberg Gallery is currently gearing up for an upcoming exhibition this February and March which will showcase the work of photographer Steve Kahn. Kahn’s series The Hollywood Suites and will be on view at the gallery for the first time as a solo show in New York.

Kahn created this body of work in rent-by-the-day rooms of an old tenement building in a run-down section of Hollywood, California. Looking to create work that spoke to containment and isolation, Kahn began photographing professional bondage models using a Polaroid camera. Later, in his studio, he would copy the Polaroids with 35 mm film, documenting the events he had orchestrated, and initiating a formal process of reproductions and generations. As Kahn notes, “These were situations entered into without a plan, full of anxiety, in the hope of producing some document of the experience that was explicit, visually powerful, yet went beyond what it was.”

One day, the model didn’t show up, and Kahn found that he could explore the same provocative and haunting issues by photographing the room itself. This led to stark images of the walls, windows, mirrors, doors and hallways, which evolved into studies of defined space that became abstract in triptychs and quadrants. Except for certain interventions – adding graphic elements to a few doors with tape, rope, and black yarn – rarely did he manipulate the rooms.

As Kahn wrote, “All of this work was process oriented, having started off as pull-and-peel Polaroids. The work was concerned with formal issues including generations, re-iterations, sequences, and multiple image presentations.” Ultimately Kahn notes, “I took the space apart and reconstructed it. I ended up creating an existential situation for myself.”

An opening reception with the artist will be held at Howard Greenberg Gallery on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 6-8pm. The show will be on view to the public February 1-March 17, 2018.

From more information contact Howard Greenberg Gallery info@howardgreenberg.com or visit www.howardgreenberg.com.

Preview: Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens, China Institute Gallery

In Exhibits, Gallery on January 18, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Wang Wusheng, Disciples of Buddha and Fairy Maiden Peak, 2004. Image via China Institute Gallery

The China Institute Gallery will soon present Art of the Mountain: Through the Chinese Photographer’s Lens a unique exhibition of contemporary Chinese photography.

Mountains, in Chinese legends, are the pillars that hold up the sky. For ages, mountains have been seen as places nurturing life. Veneration for the vast beauty of mountains has taken many forms in Chinese culture, including retreat from society, art and ritualistic practices. This exhibition is divided into three sections with 63 photographs by 26 contemporary photographers presenting the geography, history, culture, life and art that is associated with or derived from mountains. Lofty Mountains: Revered in History will introduce the geography, history, legends and cultures associated with famous Chinese mountains; Pure Sound: Chinese Landscape Aesthetics in photography will explore the aesthetics of Chinese landscape painting through Wang Wusheng’s Mount Huang (Yellow Mountains) landscape photography; and New Landscape Photography will showcase the artists’ way of thinking in regards to Chinese history and current social affairs.

By investigating the impact of mountains on Chinese culture and traditional aesthetic, this exhibition examines the many ways in which nature has played and continues to play a defining role in Chinese geography, history, culture, and psyche.

This exhibition presents 60 photographs by more than 20 Chinese contemporary artists, and is divided in to three parts:

Section ILofty Mountains: Revered in History 高山仰止 introduces the geography, history, legends, and cultures associated with famous Chinese mountains

Section IIPure Sound: Mountains and Chinese Landscape Aesthetics 山水清音 examines Chinese landscape painting aesthetics and how they have influenced contemporary photography, through the work of renowned Chinese photographer Wang Wusheng 汪芜生

Section IIINew Landscape Photography 新山水摄影 showcases photographers using photography and post-photographic visual affects to express their thoughts on the role of mountains in society.

Featured artists include Wang Wusheng 汪芜生,Hou Heliang 候贺良,Taca Sui 塔可,Lu Hao 卢浩,Yao Lu 姚璐,Yan Changjiang 颜长江,and Xiao Xuan’an 肖萱安.

A press preview breakfast will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 10am-12pm. The show will be on view to the public at China Institute Gallery from February 8-December 2, 2018. 

For more information please visit China Institute

Preview: Ray K. Metzker- “Composites”, Laurence Miller Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on January 18, 2018 at 11:00 am

Gumball, 1966, Ray K. Metzker. Image via Laurence Miller Gallery.

Fifty years ago, Ray K. Metzker broke through with his landmark Museum of Modern Art. This January, Laurence Miller Gallery celebrates the photographer in a retrospective.

January 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of Ray K. Metzker’s  ground  breaking solo show of twelve Composites at The Museum of Modern Art. Curated by  John Szarkowski , the Composites  were hailed at the time for their ability to achieve both unprecedented scale and modernist intricacy using the traditional tools of photography.

Metzker stated in the MoMA press release:  “Where photography has been primarily a process of selection and extraction, I wish to investigate the possibilities of synthesis…I intend the elements to be presented for simultaneous viewing…like a mosaic or mural.”

The exhibit is now open, and will continue through most of February, concluding February 24th.

For More Information: Laurence Miller Gallery

Notable: “Reality-Deconstructed”, Michael Benari at Leica Gallery, Boston

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 22, 2017 at 4:43 pm

MICHAEL_BENARI-Web

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao 2014 © MICHAEL BENARI

Our friend Michael Benari has a new exhibition to kick off the new year.

Benari uses the urban landscape to create his own visual language, and in the process, make work not familiar or necessarily embraced. He aims to use visual elements in ways that surprise, and at times, provoke, so as to invite the viewer into new emotional realms. His work seeks not to make you happy or sad, but rather to question what we assume to know. His use of abstraction further challenges our understanding of what defines photography today.

RECEPTION: January 18, 2018, 6 – 9pm RSVP

ARTIST TALK: Thursday, February 1st 2018,  5pm – 7pm

Exhibition: January 04 – February 25, 2018

For more information: Leica Gallery