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Preview: Floral Studies, Dr. Dain L. Tasker, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 4, 2016 at 2:56 pm
By, Dr. Dain L. Tasker, Image Courtesy of Joseph Bellows Galler

By, Dr. Dain L. Tasker, Image Courtesy of Joseph Bellows Galler

Joseph Bellows is currently hosting one of the more unique photography exhibitions you’ll likely get to experience this year. It’s a set of vintage x-ray floral photographs b Dr. Dain L. Tasker.

 

Dr. Tasker was the chief radiologist at Wilshire Hospital in Los Angeles when radiology was in its formative phase. In the late 1920’s inspired by his knowledge of the x-ray image process, and through his developing involvement with Pictorial photography, Dr. Tasker began to record numerous varieties of flowers with the x-ray process.

His results are among the most striking and unique floral images in the history of photography, delicate in their rendering of subtle tones and descriptive in the tracing of the flower’s fragile structure; fulfilling with out sentimentality, Tasker’s statement, “Flowers are the expression of the love life of plants”.

Tasker’s floral x-ray photographs, created in the 1930’s are timeless representations of their subject drawn by a distinct process that marries science and art, situating themselves as forerunners within certain experimental modes of contemporary photographic practice. Dr. Tasker’s modest, yet fully realized radiographs of flowers include a range of species and a wealth of structural beauty that is both inherent to their subject and an effect of the artist’s arrangement within the rectangular field that holds their form.

A limited edition monograph of Tasker’s work, Dr. Dain L. Tasker was published in 2000 by Stinehour Press. Tasker’s radiographs are in numerous public collections, including: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Center for Creative Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

The exhibit  will conclude on February 19th.

For More Information: Joseph Bellows Gallery

On Site:”Americana”, Pennsylvania Center for Photography, Doylestown, Pa

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 3, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Americana (1 of 1)

Henry Rowan and Stephanie Lisle

The exciting exhibit for the winners of the “Americana” photo contest are on display at the Pennsylvania Center for Photography. Hosted and created by photo arts practitioners/ supporters Henry Rowan and Stephanie Lisle, the contest covers a wide range of interpretations of the theme “Americana”. Prints and digital images are presented.

“AMERICANA”  Gallery Hours: Thursdays and Sundays 11am – 3pm

Fridays 4-8pm and Saturdays 12-5pm

Through February

For more information and to view the winners:

Pennsylvania Center for Photography

Stephanie Lisle

Henry Rowan

On site: “Trenton Central High” Photographs by Jack Turkel, Red Filter Gallery

In Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 1, 2016 at 11:29 am

Then and Now, Jack Turkel

Jack Turkel has had a career in commercial and fine art photography for a number of years. Combining expertise in product imagery, portraits and a journalistic approach to his personal work, he has focused in this exhibition on the life cycle of a school.

“Trenton Central High”

All good things must come to an end. After 83 years, the old charm of Trenton Central High School is shown here. The exhibit displays the students who gave it life and the halls and spaces that they called home. The dilapidated building is now dust and will be replaced by a state-of-the-art structure worthy of Trenton’s young people. It is my hope that these images and the memories of the old Trenton High will be preserved for generations to come.

“Trenton Central High”” is available for viewing at www.redfiltergallery.com from February 1 through February 29, 2016.

For more information: www.redfiltergallery.com

Jack Turkel Fine Art Photography

Preview: Juliet R. Harrison, Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 26, 2016 at 8:01 am
Getting Tied On 3, Juliet Harrison

Getting Tied On 3, Juliet Harrison

Juliet Harrison has continued to stay busy, this time showing her work in lovely Poughkeepsie, New York.

Currently showing through the middle of February, 19 pieces of my work – I was invited to hang an exhibit of my photography at the
Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

The show is in the Hallway Gallery and is open for viewing during center business hours and during evening and weekend events.

For those who have not had a chance to see a grouping of my work spanning from the White Horses series, through Equiscapes and even some color work, this is a wonderful opportunity. All sales during this exhibit will be partially donated to aid in the efforts of the Arts Center.

For More Information: Juliet R. Harrison

Preview: The Anatomy of Trees, William Wylie, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 15, 2016 at 10:49 am
Cottonwood #12, 033, Pawnee National Grassland, CO, 2015, William Wylie

Cottonwood #12, 033, Pawnee National Grassland, CO, 2015, William Wylie

Winter hasn’t necessarily been as harsh this year when compared to previous seasons, but nevertheless we can all feel bit by Jack Frost’s blues. For those in need of an arboreal excursion, William Wylie’s exhibition and Page Bond Gallery might just be the  tonic. 

American photographer William Wylie is best known for his restrained, black and white photographs of prairies, rivers, and forgotten midwestern towns. Driven by an interest in the “concept of Place,” Wylie’s landscapes capture more than geographical locations: they dig beneath the surface to investigate “spatial practice,” which the artist describes as “our consumption of space and our movement through it.” As with most landscapes, the human body is often physically excluded from Wylie’s photographs; yet subtle clues—tire tracks, ropes, distant telephone poles—indicate the presence of humankind and draw attention to the ways in which we perceive, interact with, and shape the landscape over time.

In his latest series, Wylie concentrates his study of spatial practice on trees he has encountered in two contrasting regions of the world: the western plains of Colorado and the Amalfi Coast in Italy. While the flat, desolate plains in the western state evince droughts and human abandonment, the images from Italy show an abundant, lush landscape that has been preserved for almost two decades as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wylie uses his camera to capture these differences, but he does so impartially, portraying the trees from both sites with the same elegance and attention to detail. In so doing, he suggests that beauty and insight can be found anywhere, in growth as well as decay.

Opening reception will be on Friday, Jan. 22nd, from 6-8 Pm. The exhibit itself will conclude on February 27, 2016.

For More Information: Page Bond Gallery

Notable: Mary Anne Mitchell, Finalist for Julia Margaret Cameron Award

In Black and White Photography, Contest, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 12, 2016 at 2:22 pm
Image courtesy of Mary Anne Mitchell

Image courtesy of Mary Anne Mitchell

 It is with great cheer that we are able to inform of Mary Anne Mitchell’s most recent move forward, being a finalist for the eighth  Juliet Margaret Cameron Awards.

The award is open to all female photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Depending on what that contrives itself to, photographers can submit to the following categories: Portraits, People, Landscapes, Fine Art and Alternative Processes. Cell Phone Photography was added this year as a new field.

Mitchell was nominated in the Fine Arts category, which includes Nude and Figure photography, Still Life and Abstractions. This years award winners were juried by Laura Noble, a gallerist, writer and artistic figure in the United Kingdom arts world.

The award is aptly named after one of England’s first notable female photographers. Cameron, whose style was underappreciated in her time, has become well respected in particular for her portrait work. She called the Isle of Wight home in the 19th century, where one of her neighbors was Lord Tennyson.

Congratulations once again to Mary Anne Mitchell on being recognized for her work out of thousands of submissions.

For More Information: The Gala Awards

 

Favorites:”Best of the Best” Emerging Fine Art Photographers 2015

In Article, Black and White Photography, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 5, 2016 at 9:00 am

 

Carousel Abandoned, Steve Wolowitz

2016 is here but let us not forget 2015 excellence without recognition.

In 2012 we wrote about the march of progress in photography:

In 2012, the popularity of phone pictures, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. continued a variety of means by which individuals express themselves. In the Pro/Pro-sumer  world, the year also saw the accelerated return of full frame sensors, mirror less systems, new and amazing digital post processing software and custom electronic photo book formats for the world of tablets.

And perhaps as a reaction to all this “instant gratification”, there exists a continued growing interest in alternative photo print processes. Sometimes involving lab routines 150 years old, these “ancient” methods produce striking results that no vintage digital filter can reproduce.

All this progress continued in 2015. Technology aside, the state of image making technique “is strong” as evidenced by this diverse set of photographers below.

This year’s (once again purely subjective)  list of “Best” emerging photographers is the result of attending portfolio reviews in several cities, reviewing submitted work, contest judging and scanning hundreds of fine art examples in multiple media. These are artists at various stages in their career. Most work in Black & White, some in Color or both.

In no particular order … the “Best of the Best” for 2015 are:

    1. Ed Vatza

    2. Steve Wolowitz

    3. Alan Behr

    4. Liza Hennessey Botkin

    5. Michael Berry

    6. James Pryor

    7. Erik Hansen

    8. Jeff Wiles

    9. Anne Tapler White

    10. Jeff Martin

    Congratulations! and have a creative 2016 making YOUR photography.

    The team at BWGallerist

On Site: “Dark Side of the Gallery” Photographs by Thiago Rodriques, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 1, 2016 at 9:50 am

Image 3, Thiago Rodrigues

Red Filter Gallery is kicking off the New Year with an artist, Thiago Rodrigues, that literally lets his work do the talking. The only information that was supplied with the images:

Thiago Dias Rodrigues, Photographer of São Paulo, Brazil, reaching artistic and urban segments such as, art, portraits.

These images taken at an art gallery translate on many levels … just as the artist requires for an English speaking audience.

January 1 – January 31

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: Lower Manhattan: Vintage Photographs 1975-77, Bevan Davies, Deborah Bell Photographs, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 29, 2015 at 11:51 am
480 Broadway, New York, 1979, Bevan Davies

480 Broadway, New York, 1979, Bevan Davies

New York City has served as inspiration for many, and Bevan Davies can certainly agree. His works from the mid-seventies celebrated the architecture of Lower Manhattan, and along with works from Los Angeles in 1976, will be on display next year at Deborah Bell Photographs.

Bevan Davies (American, b. 1941) studied photography with Bruce Davidson at the University of Chicago in the early 1960s and benefited greatly through mentoring from Diane Arbus later in that decade.  After a period of photographing people on the street, especially those at odds with society, in both daylight and evening hours with a hand-held camera, Davies changed his working methodology to describe the physical character of the city: the building façades, and the alleys and streets, with a tripod-mounted 5 x 7-inch view camera.

This change in subject and approach resulted in Davies’ most celebrated work.  When created in the mid-1970s, Bevan Davies’ architectural photographs situated themselves wholly within the dictum laid forth by William Jenkins as “New Topographics,” the title of the legendary exhibition Jenkins organized in 1975 at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York.  Davies himself writes of his own approach as “an effort being made to let the camera almost see by itself.”  This notion was carried further by the late photographer Lewis Baltz who, in 1976, referred to Davies’ photographs as “rigorously contemporary, while acknowledging a use of the camera which dates from the inception of the medium.”  The images of New York façades, photographed in the early morning hours and devoid of people, describe spaces and shapes defined by light and shadow.  They depict a specific time and place, as evidenced by the window dressings and signage, and they portray a formal grace among the buildings’ details that are included within Davies’ ground glass.  The resulting 16 x 20-inch prints, with their glossy, ferrotyped surfaces and brilliant definition, are at once objective images and seductive objects.

The exhibit, which is being held in cooperation with Joseph Bellows Gallery of La Jolla, CA, will open on January 7th and conclude February 27th.

For More Information: Deborah Bell Photographs

Preview: I Found Ansel Adams in a Parking Lot, Joseph Jurson

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 17, 2015 at 11:19 am
Yosemite Mountain Sheer #2, Joseph Jurson

Yosemite Mountain Side #2, Joseph Jurson

Ansel Adams has been an inspiration to many. His nature photography has been beloved for nearly a century now and is one of the handful of photographers the average laymen might be familiar with. In fact, it’s safe to go as far as saying that  if someone was shown a coniferous black and white with a mountaintop, most would first guess it was done by Adams.

Thus such an indomitable standard has been set. But for photographer Joseph Jurson, Adams served as inspiration for one of his latest projects.

National Parks are a favorite destination of mine because they are more than just rocks, rivers, and trees to me.  I see art in the inspirational vistas of these national treasures.

On one trip to Yosemite, I started my journey with a visit to the Ansel Adams Gallery, spent time viewing some of Ansel Adams original photographs and picked up the book Yosemite * Ansel Adams as a memento of my visit.

Using the book as my visual guide, I drove around Yosemite and had a most interesting revelation about Ansel Adams.  He did much of his photography of Yosemite from the scenic turn-offs and parking lots.  What a pragmatic genius.  Why carry a heavy 8 x 10 camera into the woods for miles, when an unobstructed vista is visible from the parking lot?

The more I learn about the man, the more I like him.

Jurson’s more than happy to assist anyone interested in his work, so it’s encouraged to pay him a visit on his website or contact him through his e-mail,  joseph@josephjurson.com.

For More Information: Joseph Jurson

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