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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

 

On Site: “Alchemy”, Photographs by Bronwen Hazlett, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on June 1, 2018 at 2:54 pm

Drained by Bronwen Hazlett

Drained, Bronwen Hazlett

Using an alternative printing process, Bronwen Hazlett brings a mystic touch to abstract photographic scenes …

During the process of painting chemistry and exposing imagery, I push emotions and reality into something indiscernible but felt.   I coerce chemical reactions like my own reactions to hopes colliding with reality.

Now through June 30.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: Herbert Matter, Giocometti, Calder & Mercedes, Gitterman Gallery, NYC, NY

In Gallery on May 31, 2018 at 11:21 pm

Annette IV, 1962, Herbert Matter

Gitterman Gallery has opened a new stellar exhibit to help satiate photo lovers’ needs for classic black and white photographs.

This exhibition focuses on the work Herbert Matter created photographing Alexander Calder, Mercedes Matter, and Alberto Giacometti. Matter’s work isn’t easily categorized since he worked as a photographer and as a graphic designer for a span of almost 50 years. Furthermore, he used a variety of processes and techniques to achieve his vision. The gallery’s first exhibition of Herbert Matter’s work from the late 1930s through the early 1950s demonstrated his broad vocabulary of abstraction. Though more representational, each of the three bodies of work in this exhibition have their own distinctive characteristics and add depth to his artistic achievement.

Matter met Alexander Calder in 1936 when he photographed his work for the Pierre Mattise Gallery. They quickly developed a respect and an admiration for each other’s work and went on to have a close friendship that lasted many years. Matter even named his son, Alexander, after Calder who was his godfather. Calder sought Matter’s expertise and had him play a crucial role in the vision and design of Calder’s retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in 1943. He was the cinematographer for the 1944 MoMA film, Alexander Calder: Sculpture and Constructions and was the director and cinematographer for the 1950 MoMA film Works of Calder (narrated by Burgess Meredith with music by John Cage). Matter’s photographs of Calder and his works are both essential documents and works of art themselves that add to our understanding Calder’s art.

The photographs of Mercedes Carles were made in 1940 in Provincetown, Massachusetts, the summer before they married. These works, in their symbolist or even surreal staging, express both Matter’s artistic achievement and the early passion of their relationship. The couple was introduced in 1938 by Fernand Léger when Matter was seeking an assistant and translator to work on the Swiss pavilion he was designing for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. Mercedes Carles was the daughter of the American abstract painter Arthur B. Carles and Mercedes de Cordoba, who was a model for Edward Steichen and briefly a correspondent for Paris Vogue. Mercedes was a great artist in her own right. She studied with Hans Hofmann at the Art Students League and went on to teach and found the New York Studio School. Mercedes met Lee Krasner in a jail cell after they were arrested at a demonstration of WPA models and artists in 1936 and become fast friends. It was through this relationship that Matter met Jackson Pollock and became close friends. The Matters were very active in the New York art scene and maintained friendships with John Cage, Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Barnett Newman, Buckminster Fuller and fellow Swiss photographer Robert Frank.

The exhibit is now open and will conclude July 27th.

For More Information: Gitterman Gallery

Preview: Photograms | Literary, Wendy Paton, Artsource Loft, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 14, 2018 at 10:43 am

#46 Photograms  Literary©Wendy Paton

One of the great beauties of photography is the unique perspective photographers can create within this flexible medium. Such is the case with Wendy Paton’s latest exhibition at Artsource International at the Artsource Loft in New York City where Paton’s works, are curated as “Photograms | Literary”. The collection takes special advantage of the visual architectural elements of books, and are presented in an almost ethereal light. These Black and White visual constructs are indeed unique.

The exhibition features an extensive selection of Paton’s series of dynamic, gelatin silver Photograms using the literary and artistic world of books as her subject.
Utilizing the age-old photographic process also known as camera-less photography, the artist has created a visual language that metamorphose a literal and literary object, the book, into an interpretation of artistic abstraction. Paton boldly emphasizes the contrast of the printed word on paper and the fast conquering digital form, rapidly changing both the literary and photographic mediums. “As printed books are fading from our lives, being replaced by the digital medium, so is the gelatin silver photograph being replaced by our mobile phones and digital photographic technology.”

#54 Photograms Literary©Wendy Paton

Paton’s new book “Photograms l Literary, FLIGHT”, a limited edition, signed and numbered artist book (pub. Brilliant – Press, USA) will be introduced at the opening with the artist in attendance.

Wendy Paton is an award winning American photographer best known for her dramatic black & white, candid, nocturnal portraits, first seen in her series and monograph, Visages de Nuit. Paton’s work, including selections of Photograms l Literary, has been exhibited in solo U.S. and international gallery and museum exhibitions. Her photographs are included in the the permanent collections of the Bibliotheque Nationale de France – Spallart Collection, Austria – Musee de la Photographie, Belgium – James A. Michener Art Museum, U.S. – International Center of Photography, NY,U.S. – Lumiere Brothers Center of Photography, Moscow – Personal Collection of Prince Albert II of Monaco, and many notable private collections.

The exhibit will be opening May 17th and concluding on June 30th. 

For More Information: Artsource Loft

Preview: In My Room, Saul Leiter, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY

In Gallery on May 7, 2018 at 11:00 am
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Saul Leiter, Untitled (nude), 1950s, image from Saul Leiter Foundation via Howard Greenberg Gallery

Few photographers were able to create as intimate and contemplative a portfolio as Saul Leiter. Howard Greenberg Gallery will allow the masses experience Leiter’s touch for the second half of spring.

Fed by thrilling recent discoveries from Saul Leiter’s archive, the exhibition reveals the world of the artist and the women in his life through his studies of the female figure. Often illuminated by the lush natural light of Leiter’s studio in New York City’s East Village, these black-and-white images uncover the mutual and empathetic collaboration between the artist and his subjects.

In the 1970s, Leiter planned to make a book of his nudes, but never realized the project in his lifetime. The exhibition and upcoming book offer a first-time look at this body of work, which Leiter began on his arrival in New York in 1946 and continued throughout the next two decades. Leiter, who was also a painter, incorporates abstract elements into these photographs and often shows the influence of his favorite artists, including Bonnard, Vuillard, and Matisse.

The prolific Leiter, who painted and took pictures fervently up to his death, worked in relative obscurity well into his eighties. Leiter preferred solitude in life, and resisted any type of explanation or analysis of his work. With In My Room, he ushers viewers into his private world while retaining his strong sense of mystery.

Leiter made an enormous and unique contribution to photography with a highly prolific period in New York City in the 1940s and ’50s. His abstracted forms and radically innovative compositions have a painterly quality that stands out among the work of his New York School contemporaries.

The exhibit will open May 10th, and conclude on June 30th.

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

On site: “New Works”, Photographs by Diane Levell, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 2, 2018 at 10:43 am

Wickecheoke Creek 01 by Diane Levell

WICKECHEOKE CREEK 01, Diane Levell

Diane Levell has been creating wonderful images for decades. Using straight technique or alternative print processes, she has always kept the image itself in the forefront for viewer contemplation.

In my work I have consistently striven for a high level of craftsmanship and aesthetic quality. And I wanted to use the photographic medium to its fullest extent; “straight” black and white, color and the historic techniques of the pictorial school.

Now through May 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Notable: The Photography Show Has 2nd Successful Year at Pier 94

In Exhibits on April 23, 2018 at 11:00 am
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Image via AIPAD

For 38 years now, the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) has been putting together one of the most prestigious photography shows that could be found in the world. Almost 100 of the most prestigious galleries from throughout the world participate, celebrating the photographic medium in extremely dynamic fashion. The Photography Show regularly offers archival-grade, museum-quality work ranging from photography’s earliest days to the latest technology, as well as new media and photo-based art.

Once a long-established event at the Park Avenue Armory, the exhibit took a gamble last year and moved to the much larger Pier 94, located on the Hudson. It was the quite success, leading AIPAD to return once again. Here’s what the association had to say about year number 2.

 Fair attendance held steady at last year’s record of more than 15,000 visitors, which was the highest in AIPAD history, up from the 12,000 who attended the Show when it was previously held at the Park Avenue Armory.

The Photography Show featured 96 of the world’s leading fine art photography galleries, a lively photography book section with 36 publishers and book sellers, 15 AIPAD talks, three special exhibitions, and one screening room. Presented by AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers), the fair is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium.

Presenting a range of museum-quality work including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs, as well as photo-based art, video, and new media, The Photography Show represented galleries from more than 14 countries and 49 cities from across the U.S. and around the world, including Europe, the U.K., Asia, Canada, and South America.

AIPAD Talks featured 15 well-attended conversations with prominent curators, collectors, artists, and journalists including Susan Meiselas, Teju Cole, Sarah Hermanson Meister, Tina Barney, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Adam Weinberg, Edward Burtynsky, Keith Davis, and Zackary Drucker, among many others. Presenting issues and viewpoints rarely discussed at art fairs, the inaugural AIPAD Talk program, Photography Talking Back,addressed immigration, racism, climate change, and gender inequality, drawing large crowds each day.

Several galleries also reported excellent sales:

Steven Kasher Gallery, New York, said “We had a very successful show and sold over 50 prints. We saw curators and repeat collectors and many new collectors and sold work including LaToya Ruby Frazier’sWoodlawn Street, Braddock, PA, 2010, for $15,000 and Dan Weiner’s Martin Luther King, Jr, Bus Boycott, Montgomery, AL, 1956, for $15,000. “

Weinstein Hammons Gallery, Minneapolis, stated, “We had a successful fair and sold work by all of our artists.” Throckmorton, New York, described the show as “very busy, very good” with visits from museum curators and collectors. The gallery sold a number of works including a Lewis Hine print for $35,000.

Huxley-Parlour Gallery, London, said, “We were delighted with the show. We met many new wonderful collectors and sold more than 15 photographs.” Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, noted, “We had good consistent sales to new clients both institutional and private.”

While the event has come to a close, AIPAD will now begin to look towards next year. For gallerists looking for possible participation next year, more information can be had at the AIPAD Show.