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Preview: Dark Matter, Michael Benari, Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts

In Gallery on January 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

Our friend Michael Benari will be starting the new year in Rhode Island with his latest solo show – Dark Matter.

This latest body of work by Michael Benari resulted from his interest in found objects in street photography and graffiti. Benari’s strong interest in abstract painting and work-on-paper led him to experiment with ways he could use photography differently. Always inspired by the urban landscape, Michael has developed a new process to interpret and express his emotional response to it.

Born in Tel Aviv, Israel Michael moved to New York at a young age. His early professional life was in medicine, but having a life-long love for art and photography, he felt inspired to commit fully to photography in 2007.

Opening reception will occur at the Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts in Providence on January 17th, from 5pm to 9pm. The exhibit will be available for viewing from January 17th to February 15th. The Naked Print and juror, print maker Stephan Fisher, are responsible in part for the exhibit coming to pass.

For More Information: Michael Benari

“The Flamenco; The Spanish Passionate Dance” Photographs by Julio M. De Pena, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 2, 2019 at 11:47 am

Flamenco 04 by Julio M. De Pena

Flamenco 04, Julio M. De Pena

Years ago, I stumbled on a small cafe in Mexico that had a strange mix of rhythmic clacks and guitar strumming emanating from behind its entrance. Having grown up in the time of Jose Greco, I was familiar with this Flamenco motif. What I was not prepared for was the beauty of the performance that took place on table top less than six feet away. The photographs of Julio M. De Pena capture perfectly the elegance and excitement I remember.

Documenting this energy and movement in a low light setting with no other light source than the stage spotlights becomes both a challenge and advantage as it gives you a strong contrast of light and darkness adding a tone of mystery to this passionate, rhythmic and emotional dance.

Now through January 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

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

In Gallery on December 31, 2018 at 11:00 am

Bringing in the new year, Soho Photo Gallery will be providing visitors a bevy of solo show, starting with John Custodio’s On the Road: Structures. From Custodio:

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.

The exhibition will open on January 2nd, with an opening reception on January 3rd from 6-8pm. In addition to Custodio, visitors to Soho Photo Gallery will also soon see solo shows from Ruth Formanek, Rosalie Frost, David Kutz, and Stuart Zalka. 

For More Information: Soho Photo Gallery

Preview: Cultures in Transition, Oliver Klink, PhotoCentral Gallery, Hayward, CA

In Gallery on December 10, 2018 at 11:00 am

Image via PhotoCentral Gallery

These days, change seems to be an overwhelming wave for most cultures. But in many parts of the world, things still hold on to the old ways with a slightly firmer grip. Oliver Klink captures the spirit of traditional cultures in Asia with his latest work.

PhotoCentral presents Cultures in Transition: Photographs by Oliver Klink. Cultures in Transition celebrates the cultures of Asia including Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Mongolia, and India. The exhibition coincides with the book release of Cultures in Transitions: Spirit – Heart – Soul. Oliver Klink will be on hand to sign copies of this limited-edition book. The book, published by True North Editions, was printed in Italy is 168 pages printed in tritone. There are essays by Anne Wilkes Tuckers, Peter Finke and Geir Jordahl as well as stories about the images by the photographer.

As mentioned above, the exhibit is accompanied by a book as on the works as well. The exhibit will open concurrently with a reception on Saturday, December 15th, from 2 to 5pm. In addition to an appearance by Klink, who will be signing copies of his book, cultural performances will be done by the Mongolian Community Association of Bay Area.

For More Information: PhotoCentral

” Not Linear”, Photographs by Cheryl Slechta, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 1, 2018 at 9:06 am
Tonnara di Scopello, Sicily, Italy by Cheryl Slechta
TONNARA DI SCOPELLO, SICILY, ITALY, Cheryl Slechta
The artist looks deep into the subject matter to find new ways of viewing which results in another level of perception and understanding …
My photography is influenced by my life-long love of art.  My path is two-fold at the moment – vintage black and white images as presented here and black and white abstract, minimalist images found in nature and architecture.
I am enamored with the early photographers – Steichen, Stieglitz, Doisneau, Kertesz, etc. and they have led me down my black and white/film path.  I use my wonderful plastic Holga TLR film cameras which are square format and the whimsy of the unexpected lighting and focus variations lend themselves to my artistic vision.  I also use my iPhone with various apps to recreate the same vintage look.  To me, the ancient beauty of the Old World begs for this treatment.
Now through December 31
To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: The Photo Review Best of Show, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

In Gallery on November 12, 2018 at 10:52 am

After another year of a successful annual competition, followed by an auction featuring internationally acclaimed photographers, The Photo Review is putting a bow on its annual events with a Best of Show exhibition at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Over a dozen handpicked photographers will have their work displayed during the advent of the holiday season. 

The Photo Review Competition enables thousands of people across the country to see the accepted work in our 2018 competition issue and on our website. Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. And Forrest Old, director of the Red Filter Gallery, will select a photographer for a one-person show at the online gallery.

The exhibit is now open to the public at the photography gallery in Terra Hall. A reception will be held at 5pm to 7pm, this Friday, November 16th.

For More Information: The Photo Review

On site: “Across the Mongolian Landscape”, Photographs by Josep María Orengo, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Fine Art, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 6, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Kharkhorin by Josep María Orengo

Kharkhorin, Josep Maria Orengo

Come to the outer reaches of Asia and observe the meditative beauty and isolation captured by Orengo in these dramatic photographs.

The landscape of Mongolia is a visual poem of the most incredible, the skies, the colors, the rapid change of climate, the mist, the mystery of shamanic mysticism and the isolation of the nomadic existence of its people. Hard landscapes shaped by the northern winds, the traditional Gers splash the vast steppes, while empty deserts contrast with the sand dunes that are rising suddenly. Lots of landscapes for those who need to find themselves and experience the tranquility and serenity they emerge.

 

Now through November 30

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery 

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