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Preview: The Art of Photography, Patricia Scialo, The Yocum Institute, West Lawn, PA

In Gallery on October 16, 2018 at 11:00 am

Image via Patricia Scialo

Mother Nature is finally beginning to provide its annual autumnal chill, meaning there’s no better place to head that your nearby art gallery.  That means for anyone in the West Lawn/Reading, visiting the Yocum Institute to see Patricia Scialo at the end of October sounds like a perfect fall evening.

Established in 1934 by Chester Wittell as the Wyomissing Institute of Fine Arts, the Institute opened its doors with 3 music students. Under Lila Lerch, the first managing director, the Institute grew to over 300 students and expanded its offerings to include music, dance, theater, and visual art instruction. An arts-based preschool and kindergarten were added and the Institute became licensed by the state. It is also home to the Yocum Gallery, a venue for exhibits and performances, the Berks Art Alliance, and Art Goes to School.

About Scialo:

My continued concentration with alternative photographic processes has taken on a mixed-media approach.  When altering the surface of a photographic print I use materials such as oil, graphite, encaustic and found-materials for embedding.

These techniques allow me to build layers, adding depth to the photographic imagery. Hand work is vital to the print-making process.

Rediscovered through the lens of my camera, the subject is often transformed, recreated, with the intention to give the viewer a desire to pause and look closer.

Light is the element of design that catches my eye when looking at subjects.  Light allows me to enhance the subject and create a point of interest. Light allows the magic to happen when processing with photographic chemistry.

Scialo’s exhibit at the Yocum exhibit will open Friday, October 26th, with a reception running from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibit will be on display until December 1st, 2018.

For More Information: Yocum Institute

Preview: Some Reliable Truths About Chairs, Claire Seidl, UMVA Gallery, Portland, ME

In Black and White Photography, Gallery on October 15, 2018 at 10:00 am

 

Image via Claire Seidl

We all have our own unique perspectives of the world. It’s one of the things that makes photography so wonderful. A talented photographer can take a visual afterthought and turn it on its head into something compelling. This is exactly what Claire Seidl has done with her latest exhibit, Some Reliable Truth About Chairs.

Seidl’s career has now spanned over four decades, not only as a photographer, but as a teacher, painter, and other artistic mediums.  She has had countless number of solo and group exhibitions throughout the New York and New England region, with the latest being in the beautiful town of Portland, ME, at the UMVA Gallery.

About the UMVA:

The Union of Maine Visual Artists (UMVA) represents visual artists statewide in all fields of endeavor and welcomes those who support contemporary artists in Maine. The UMVA is dedicated to upholding the dignity of artists, while creating positive social change through the arts. By collaborating with other cultural and political organizations, we raise awareness for significant issues while promoting an inclusive arts community in Maine. We are grassroots and we are active. We fear no art.

The exhibit is now open and will run until November 2nd, 2018. Gallery hours are by appointment and from Friday through Sunday, 1-4pm.

For More Information: Claire Seidl

 

Preview: Hope Kahn, The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL

In Gallery on October 3, 2018 at 10:00 am

Image via Hope Kahn

Our friend Hope Kahn will be displaying her work in a brand new exhibit at The Box Gallery in sunny West Palm Beach. 

“The photograph is but the bridge that provides the emotional and spiritual connection between the viewer and the art. I look for the darkness in the light, the mystery in the everyday. I spend my time blending nature and the figure into a narrative for the viewer. My mind is wandering, wondering, where my next image hides. I concede to my impulses and instincts to bring mysteries to light.”   

The Box Gallery is part of Art Synergy, in Palm Beach County. It’s a movement between civic leaders, artists, and businesses to promote art and unify the diverse cultures that represent the region. Kahn’s work will have an opening reception Friday, November 16th, from 7-10pm. Stay tuned for more details.

For More Information: The Box Gallery

“BEHIND THE BEAUTY”, Photographs by ANNE BURLOCK LAWVER, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on September 4, 2018 at 2:34 pm

Ahh by Anne Lawver

Ahh, Anne Lawver

Anne Lawver has provided us a new project. We have heard of Harlem Nights but what goes on in this famous location during the day? Anne has captured some worthy moments with her camera.

Over the last year I pursued a photography project which resulted in my having the privilege of photographing women seeking beautiful hair in a salon for women of color, Natural Sisters Salon in Harlem, NY, one of the most successful salons in Harlem. My desire is to capture private moments of hair styling, and to honor gifted stylists, artists who endeavor to make dreams of beauty come true.

Now though September 30.

To view the presentation: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: The New Beginning for Italian Photography: 1945-1965, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC

In Gallery on August 20, 2018 at 10:30 am
Stefano Rogino

Stefano Rogino, image via Howard Greenberg Gallery

The long standing adage is that a picture is worth a thousand words. It’s also a capsule in time, be it for a generation, a culture, or both. Howard Greenberg’s latest gallery enlightens visitors to both, examining the neorealism photographs capturing post World War II Italy.

Associated with cinematic and literary depictions of postwar conditions, photography’s embrace of neorealism illuminated the here and now of a country emerging from ruins, alive with vitality and hope. With print media outlets on the rise, photographers and their reportage played an integral role in picturing the postwar period when 1945, later termed “year zero,” was time for a new beginning. In graphic compositions that master line and shape, the images on view capture fleeting moments that become the seeds of longer imagined narratives. Humanist in nature, the beautifully printed images in the exhibition convey a concern with finding unusual stories in quotidian scenes.

Among the photographers in the exhibition are Carlo Bavagnoli, who photographed in working-class neighborhoods in Rome, and later contributed toLife magazine; Mario de Biasi, who began taking pictures in 1944 with a camera found in the rubble of Nuremberg; Sante Vittorio Malli, who dedicated himself to portraits and landscapes, and established the photo group, Il Naviglio, in 1956; Franco Pinna, who took his first photographs in Rome in 1944, during the  arrival of the Allied troops; and Stefano Robino, an artist and designer known for his cultured and elegant style.

Independent curator and journalist Enrica Viganò has spent over a decade researching the phenomenon of Italian neorealism in photography and identifying important works and artists of the period. As she writes in an essay in the new book NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy 1932-1960, “This period of the country’s rebirth was characterized by an attempt at collective identification, a venture in which photography could play an essential role. The vision of the photographers dealt with genuine people, real landscapes, collective stories that vibrated with skin and soul.”

The exhibit will open September 12th and conclude November 10th, 2018.

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

Preview: Stay Cool, Anthony Friedkin, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Gallery on August 13, 2018 at 11:00 am
large wave face in sun by Anthony Friendkin

Large Wave Face in Sun, Zuma Beach, CA, 2000, by Anthony Friedkin via Joseph Bellows Gallery

The dog days of summer will get anybody down, but true beach bums will swoon at the chance to catch the perfect wave. For ocean lovers, surf aficionados, and black and white photography lovers, Joseph Bellows exhibit of transcendental wave photos are worth a look.

Anthony Friedkin’s tonally rich black and white images of the Pacific Ocean depict the force and the quietude of its waveforms. Each wave is pictured isolated and unique, while suggesting the larger context of the surrounding ocean. The resulting photographs reveal the momentum, formal beauty and reflective grace of the surf.

As one looks at the photographs, it becomes clear that the artist is observing and understanding the waves as both photographer and surf rider. The images included in the exhibition are part of a larger project that spans several decades of recording the ocean and its culture.

Friedkin’s photographs are in the collections of numerous institutions including: the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. Monographs by Friedkin include: Time Keeper (2003) and the Gay Essay (2014), both with introductions by Julian Cox.

Anthony Friedkin’s aquatic essay will be up with other summer selections at Joseph Bellows through the end of August.

For More Information: Joseph Bellows Gallery

Preview: Stone Walls, Mariana Cook, Deborah Bell Photography, NYC

In Gallery on August 3, 2018 at 10:45 am

Our friends at Deborah Bell Photography have yet another superb exhibition on their hands, this time kicking off fall with the works of Mariana Cook.

In her series STONE WALLS, Cook examines one of man’s earliest and most
enduring methods of defining territories: the stone wall. Sculptural and
practical, majestic and humble, Cook’s photographs of dry stone walls capture a fundamental relationship between human beings and the landscape.
STONE WALLS was conceived by Mariana Cook, the last protégé of Ansel
Adams, at her home on Martha’s Vineyard on the day before Thanksgiving 2002.
After 56 cows strayed through a crumbling section of the stone wall she shares with her neighbor, Cook studied the tumbled wall and was struck by its beauty.
With that inspiration, Cook spent the next eight years traveling to farms, towns,
and temples in Peru, Great Britain, Ireland, the Mediterranean, New England,
and Kentucky in pursuit of dry stone walls.

The striking black-and-white photographs on view portray the wall in landscape, the wall in abstract form, and the return of rocks to nature. Cook is fascinated with the juxtaposition of stones and geometric composition, as well as with the resonance among walls of different cultures. The walls were photographed by Cook between 2002 and 2010 and were built as early as 3600 B.C. Dry stone walls—those constructed without the use of mortar with stones skillfully selected and placed to ensure strength and durability—are slowly falling into disrepair or being removed from the landscape. Cook writes, “The walls collapse and are replaced by concrete blocks, wire or wooden fences…. The self sufficient family life and closeness bred by the farm is disappearing with its walls.”

The exhibit will have an opening reception on Wednesday, Sept. 5th, from 6-8 pm, while officially running from September 6th until October 27th, 2018.

For More Information: Deborah Bell Photographs

“COMING HOME”, Photographs by DEBBIE O’DONNELL , Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on August 1, 2018 at 3:25 pm

Coming Home, Debbie O’Donnell

Hailing from Australia, Debbie O’Donnell captures a unique vision from “Down Under”.

Returning to Western Australia after an absence of 18 years was a strange and emotional experience. The combination of returning to my roots and feeling home, but also feeling disconnected. Immersed in the comfort of nature; listening to the rustle of leaves and branches swaying in the wind, was a way of surrendering and releasing the hold of the past. It was a journey of reflection, reconnecting and coming home to myself.

Now through August 31.

The view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

 

Preview: Staff Picks VII: Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC, NY

In Gallery on July 23, 2018 at 11:16 am

Image selections by Art Fair Manager Morgan Backwith: (From left to right) Home Page, Untitled, June 27 1949; George Platt Lynes Tanaquil Le Clercq, “Jones Beach,” the NYC Ballet, 1950; Saul Leiter, Kathy and Gloria, 1948

Back for its seventh year, the talented individuals who own and operate the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York are aggregating their knowledge to curate an exhibition of Staff Picks.

Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to announce our summer exhibition: Staff Picks VII. An eclectic group of images, chosen by the entire gallery staff, includes an array of both well-known and unknown works by Bruce Davidson, Arnold Newman, Tosh Matsumoto, Ray K. Metzker, William Gedney, Walker Evans, Mary Ellen Mark, and more. Throughout the exhibition we will highlight a portion of each staff member’s selection. This week we are featuring works selected by staff members Cortney Norman, Morgan Beckwith, and Clark Mizono.

In addition the gallery has announced that it has extended its show, “Saul Leiter: In My Room,” until August 30th.

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

On Site: “Budding”, photographs by Emel Karakozak, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 2, 2018 at 10:04 am

Budding 01 by Emel Karakozak

Budding 01, Emel Karakozak

Some wonderfully enigmatic work by Emel Karakozak is now available for viewing at Red Filter Gallery. The kaleidoscope effects combined with a theme of regeneration is worth the “trip”.

Woman is a being through which man feel connected to nature as woman is very similar to nature in birth-giving and life-blooming characteristics. That is why many languages use the term of ‘mother nature’ while referring to nature. Since she is the bridge between life and man, and the forgiving despite all. She is able to recreate herself and that is the source to her characteristics. Woman not only causes a miracle by giving birth, but also has the ability to reconstitute herself spiritually.And she fulfills this by putting herself into the center.

Now through July 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery