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Preview: New Artists and Acquisitions, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm
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The Boy, Deb Young and Frank Diaz

Count Susan Spiritus Gallery amongst those excited for the beginning of fall. The gallery is excited to debut a new collaborative duo  this month, along with the works of a more established veteran. Collectors should take note.

First to feature the work by the creative duo, Deb Young + Frank Diaz, the International Collaboration Project artists, as they work together in real time while living on two different continents; Deb in New Zealand and Frank in the USA.

In a very short period of time this duo has achieved great success and much recognition.
Their most recent achievement has been to win and share with two others, the 9th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for photography! Recent articles on the artistic duo have been published in Creative Boom, an online magazine that celebrates and supports the creative community; Chilie’s mor.bo magazine; New York’s featureshoot Magazine; New York’s Musée Magazine, Russia’s Bleek Magazineand New Zealand’s D-Photo Magazine among others!
All of the links to these articles will be on the gallery’s website for reading at your leisure. The collection of work we are featuring in this newsletter is from the Playground series.

In addition, we are featuring work by the Australian photographer Ben Thomas who has reconstructed the urban places which we call home. The photographs are from the Chroma series, which illustrate a sense of place, a celebration of the minimal, and are hyper-bright and unreal.
Ben Thomas is one of the finalists for The William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize which is an initiative of the MGA Foundation to promote excellence in photography. It has become Australia’s most coveted prize in photography since its inception in 2006.

Prints are available in decidedly limited fashion, so if there’s any interest, it’s recommended to not be tardy with inquiries.

For More Information: Susan Spiritus Gallery

Preview: 19th Century Photography Conference and Show, The Daguerreian Society, New York, NY

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm

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Fans of 19th century photography are strongly advised to be in New York City this October. Why? The Daugeurreian Society will present the 19th-Century Photography Conference and Show, a five-day event that will feature and art fair, panel discussions, receptions, and tours.

Here’s a rundown of what to expect.

On October 19th, a symposium, from 9:30 to 4pm will

feature a panel discussion with top contemporary artists discussing how 19th-century photography and its processes have influenced their work, and presentations by curators and collectors on why they include 19th-century photography along with modern and contemporary photography in their collections. Highlights include:

Some of the highlights will be looking at how contemporary art photographers can use 19th Century photoprocesses, how these processes can help “save” contemporary photography, a history of photography, and a panel by collector Dan Solomon .

On October 20th, the Annual Daguerreian Society Conference will get underway at 8:45. Speakers will in include the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s photography curator Jeffrey Rosenheim, scholar Larry Schaaf, scientist Dusan Stulik, the Met’s Stephen Pinson, Museum of Fine Art’s Nancy Keeler, Thomas Walther, Mike Medhurst of Medhurst & Co., and many more art gallerists and fine art academics.

An evening reception will also occur that Friday:

Following the Conference on Friday, October 21, attendees are invited to attend several receptions: Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs will hold a reception for the exhibitions Adam Fuss Daguerreotypes and The Womb of the Pre-Raphaelite Imagination and John Beasley Greene at 962 Madison Avenue. Howard Greenberg Gallery will hold a reception for the exhibition “A New and Mysterious Art:” Ancient Photographic Methods in Contemporary Artcurated by Jerry Spagnoli at 41 E. 57th Street. Both events are from 7:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 22nd, will be the star of the event, with a 19th Century Photography Show:

The 19th-Century Photography Show will be held for one day only on Saturday, October 22, from 10:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. with more than 100 international photography art dealers. On view will be museum-quality daguerreotypes and other 19th century photography by some of the most important photographers of the time. Exhibitors from the U.S., England, Ireland, France, Germany, Denmark, Argentina, Sweden, and Canada will include Peter Fetterman Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery, James Hyman Gallery, Alan Klotz Gallery, Hans P. Kraus, Jr., Lee Gallery, Serge Plantureux, William Schaeffer, Vintage Works, Ltd., Janet Lehr Inc., 19th-Century Rare Books and Photographs, and Charles Schwartz, Ltd., among many others.

Wednesday, October 19th and Sunday, October 23rd, will be made available for offsite tours. The event will be held at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel and tickets are available through the Daguerreian Society.

For More Information: The Daguerreian Society

Preview: Urban Landscapes, George Tice, Joseph Bellow Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 8, 2016 at 10:39 am

Lexington Avenue, Passaic, NJ, George Tice, 1973

George Tice has long had a love affair with his home state of New Jersey and the Americana of its urban sprawl. Joseph Bellows takes the public back to the 70s to explore one of Tice’s earlier periods.

The exhibition will present a remarkable selection of forty exceptionally rare vintage 8 x 10 inch gelatin silver contact prints from the early period (1973-74), of Tice’s ongoing epic visual poem of his native state of New Jersey. These unique vintage prints will be punctuated with larger photographs of some of artist’s most revered and significant images, as well as selections of more recent work from his extended New Jersey portrait.

Renowned for their attentive and quotidian descriptions of the everyday structures and places that define the American cultural landscape, Tice’s exquisitely printed photographs catalog a rich and layered journey that is both personal and universal. In the photographs that comprise Urban Landscapes, Tice defines a sense of America within a tradition rooted in the work of other American masters, namely Edward Hopper and Walker Evans. Tice’s photographs of New Jersey in the early to mid 1970’s describe a particular time and place; however, as the artist states, “It takes the passage of time before an image of a commonplace subject can be assessed. The great difficulty of what I attempt is seeing beyond the moment; the
everydayness of life gets in the way of the eternal”. Now, with decades past, Tice’s observations have become even more poignant depictions, everlasting a specific era and landscape, as the artist intended.

The exhibit will open September 10th, featuring George Tice at the opening reception from 6-8pm. Visitors can continue to view until October 28th, 2016.

For More Information: Joseph Bellows Gallery

Preview: Exposed, Kim Weston, Exposed Gallery, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 26, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Infinity Nude, Kim Weston, Image Courtesy of Exposed Gallery

 

Kim Weston, grandson of Edward Weston, has an exciting new show coming to Exposed Gallery, in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. The show is supposed to bring together Weston’s most iconic works in one place.

Kim Weston’s show of 16 silver-gelatin photographs are inspired by the works of painters such as Balthus, Picasso and others. Balthus’ painting titled The Guitar Lesson will be represented by 4 photographs in this show as well as Picasso’s Guernica.

“My work has been inspired from paintings for over 45 years. For me the connection to painters has given me subject matter I find of endless value and inspiration. Many subjects I return to again and again. The themes from these paintings have become old friends and give me endless satisfaction in my journey to solving the problem.”

-Kim Weston

The shows opens on August 19th, 2016 with an opening reception from 6:00-9:00 PM. It will continue to be displayed until September 17th.

For More Information: Kim Weston

Notable: 19th Annual Summer Sale, Alan Klotz Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 24, 2016 at 12:46 pm

Oak Tree; Sunset City, Sierra Foothills, CA, 1932, Ansel Adams

Photography collectors on the east coast might behoove themselves to inquire with Alan Klotz Gallery this summer regarding their Annual Summer Sale.

As always the work offered in this sale is from our regular inventory, and is not secondary material.  This year we are featuring prime examples of works by Adams, Brassaï, Callahan, Capa, Chiarenza, Chochola, Curtis, 
de Salignac, Emerson, Evans, Fieret, Genthe, Hill & Adamson, Hine, Kertész, Kumler, Lapow, Porter, Siskind, Strand, Sudek, Clarence White, and many others.
Although the sultry weather might discourage anything but languorous movement, this inventory should engender a more jack-rabbit response. It won’t be available for long. Regardless, of your favorite mode of procrastination, the Sale ends Labor Day.
The Summer Sale will conclude on September 5th. Alan Klotz Gallery is a by-appointment private gallery, so those interested in viewing the any works in person need to schedule a visit. Meenwhile, the Gallery prides itself on swift arrangments for shipping to out-of-towners.
For More Information: Alan Klotz Gallery

Preview: “A New and Mysterious Art” Ancient Photographic Methods in Contemporary Art, Curated by Jerry Spagnoli, Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 12, 2016 at 11:52 am
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Cold Spring, IX: February 17, 2014, by Vera Lutter

Howard Greenberg Gallery has worked with Jerry Spagnoli to create a unique gallery experience this fall.

Tired of going to run-of-the-mill photography exhibitions?  This premier New York gallery will be focusing on 19th century photo techniques – daguerreotypes, photogenic drawings, calotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, and camera obscuras – for modern use. The photographers featured include Takashi Arai, Stephen Berkman, Dan Estabrook,Adm Fuss,Luther Gerlach, and more.

The pre-industrial period from 1839 (when photography was invented) through the 1860s was a seminal time, when the pioneers of the medium used experimental, hand-fabricated methods to capture light. The resulting images had an immediacy and unpredictability that drew attention to the illusory nature of the nascent endeavor. The title of the exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery is drawn from an 1857 essay about the relationship between art and photography by Lady Elizabeth Eastlake, a British author, art critic and art historian. She wrote, “It is now more than fifteen years ago that specimens of a new and mysterious art were first exhibited to our wondering gaze.”

Industrialization homogenized the photographic documentation of the visual world, making the results more predictable. In reaction, the artists in “A New and Mysterious Art”: Ancient Photographic Methods in Contemporary Art acknowledge and embrace the primitive forms of photography. Utilizing these early methods – and equipment – today allows for a newly personalized expression and a direct engagement with the medium.  Among the works on view will be daguerreotypes by Takashi Arai; albumen prints from wet-plate collodion negatives by Stephen Berkman; salt prints from calotype negatives by Dan Estabrook; daguerreotypes by Adam Fuss; relievo ambrotypes by Luther Gerlach; work made using a room-sized camera obscura by Vera Lutter; wet-plate still lifes, portraits and figure studies by Sally Mann; ambrotypes by Matthias Olmeta; pigment prints from photogenic drawings by France Scully Osterman & Mark Osterman; and daguerreotypes and wet-plate collodion ambrotypes by Craig Tuffin.

About Jerry Spagnoli

Jerry Spagnoli (b. New York, 1956), a photographer since the mid-1970s, is considered the leading expert in the revitalization of the daguerreotype process, a complex photographic technique invented in 1839 that produces images on highly polished, silver clad copper plates. Since 1994, he has experimented with 19th-century materials and studied the effects achieved by early practitioners in order to understand the technical aspects of the process, as well as its expressive, visual potential as a medium. Spagnoli began work on an ongoing photographic series entitled The Last Great Daguerreian Survey of the 20th Century in 1995. The project features views of the New York as well as images of historically significant events including the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11, the vigil following the disappearance of John F. Kennedy, Jr., and Times Square at midnight on the eve of the new millennium and the first Inauguration of President Obama. Spagnoli is also known for his collaboration with artist Chuck Close on daguerreotype portraits and nudes.

The exhibit will open September 15th and conclude October 29th. 

For More Information: Howard Greenberg Gallery

On Site: "Singular Space", Photographs by David Christian Rehor, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 1, 2016 at 1:20 pm

AMY TRANSPARENT RADIATION 15, David Rehor

Combining light sources and creativity, David Christian Rehor has brought his imagination to a singular space in time.

From 2001-2016, my friends and family were photographed during the evening hours at various abandoned buildings and empty spaces around Maryland.As daylight faded, I had the ability to add my own light slowly and freely. Using time lapse exposure, I painted my subjects with modified flashlights.

Now through August 31.

To view the presentation: David Rehor

Please note: Red Filter Gallery has redesigned their gallery website and it is now optimized for mobile access on phones, tablets and computers.

Notable: Scott Nichols Gallery New Photography, La Jolla, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 28, 2016 at 8:14 pm

Real Estate Sign, Riverside, California, 1937

Scott Nichols Gallery, which recently completed its previous exhibition, The Big Picture Show, has new photographs on display in the gallery. 

The photographs include works by George Tice, Dorothea Lange, Edward Weston, and Paul Caponigro.

The Scott Nichols Gallery is a fine art photography gallery located in downtown San Francisco. The gallery shows a combination of established, up and coming and contemporary photographers.

Scott Nichols, a Southern California native, has been a private dealer since 1980. He is considered one of the experts on Group f/64 and Brett Weston. The gallery opened in 1992 and houses one of the largest private collections of Brett Weston photographs as well as an extensive inventory of photographs by classic California photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Ruth Bernhard, Wynn Bullock, and William Garnett.

Though the gallery is located in the upscale gallery district of the Union Square area, Scott Nichols has a very casual and friendly style. This is not the typical white walled gallery affair.

The Scott Nichols Gallery is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).

For More Information: Scott Nichols Gallery

Preview: The Fashion Years 1987-2014, Kurt Markis, Verve Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on July 25, 2016 at 11:49 pm

Christy Turlington, Mirabella Magazine, San Francisco, CA, by Kurt Markus

Verve Gallery is displaying a sartorial sort of exhibition with old west flair, starring the work of cowboy portraitist Kurt Markus.

When the fashion editors discovered the West, they went looking for a genuine Western cowboy photographer, someone who knew the heart and practice of small-town cowboy life, “cowboy culture,” on vast cattle ranches–someone who was a true cowboy chronicler and well connected. Kurt Markus was their man. For 35 years he had photographed the buckaroos of Oregon, Nevada, Idaho and California; the cowpunchers of Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona; and the cowboys of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, the Dakotas, Nebraska and Canada. Irrespective of the different captions these wranglers wore there was one common thread, according to Kurt: “They [these chaps] ride in the company of like-minded souls.”

While Kurt has enjoyed many lives as a photographer, his cowboy years were among his earliest. What makes his work so unique is that he photographed cowhands not as an outsider, not as a dude, but as one of them. Kurt hobbled, bridled and saddled his own horse, and rode the prairie lands with them. He camped and bunked on the range. He gathered, culled, roped, medicated, castrated, branded and earmarked calves, heifers, steers and bulls. He had his meals at the cookhouse or chuck wagon alongside them–biscuits and gravy for breakfast; spam, biscuits with corn inside, pickles and “a cake from headquarters” for lunch; and cast-iron-skillet hash, chili and beans for supper. He slept outdoors with “nothing but me and the stars.” He stared into open campfires; he learned to drink, smoke, laugh and bullshit. Together they weathered sleet and snow, rain and lightning, and sweltering heat. He became one of them and they bonded.

Kurt is one of the most distinguished portrait and fashion photographers in the last quarter century. The New York Timesdescribes his work as “arresting black-and-white photos from a master fashion photographer.” His work has appeared, for the most part, in every major fashion magazine and more.

His portraiture is the very essence of excellence in refined craftsmanship; his images are known for their grace and wit and absolute mastery of the quality and character of light. The portraits are spartan, image qua image. They are without distracting elements and distinguish themselves with sober, unadorned clarity. There is no mistaking the object photographed. The composition is straightforward. The shapes are robust, sturdy, lusty and spirited. Each promotes economy in concentration from the viewer. The negative space is truly void, whereas the light is delicate and accenting, revealing and complimenting his subjects. The deep and soft shadows are ideally placed.

The exhibit will be on display until August 27th. Also being featured is the work of young and ambitious Susannah Benjamin.

Susannah Benjamin was born in New York City in 1993. She has a passion for storytelling and mythology. Her photography is intimately tied to the literary medium. Each of Susannah’s images requires meticulous storyboarding, location scouting, casting, and styling. Her aims are to create pieces that are aesthetically engaging and also narratively and conceptually evocative. The artist views her models as characters from larger stories, each with their own history and fictional identity. These characters occupy worlds in which social and physical isolation, metamorphosis, and magic are common, if not expected, occurrences. Benjamin’s use of winged women, bewitched girls, and shape shifting youths allow her to marry the escapist realms of fantasy and myth to topical issues such as bullying, depression, and negative self-image.

Benjamin has been recognized for her photography from a very early age. After winning first place in Digital Camera Magazine’s international “Young Photographer of the Year” competition at age 14, she went on to win the grand prize in the 2013 Irish Times’ photography competition, selected from over 8,000 entries worldwide. She was also one of six artists to win PDN’s “The Curator” competition, which aims to highlight the best emerging fine art photographers.

Susannah firmly believes that artists should approach their work from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Thus, Benjamin pursued a liberal arts education; she is a recent graduate of Yale University with a degree in English and French Literature.

For More Information: Verve Gallery

Preview: The Teen Years, Joseph Bellows Gallery, La Jolla, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector on July 5, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Coney Island, 1963, by Edward Sturr

The years of being a teen are an often thrilling and torturous era in a person’s life. But what’s most interesting is that teens are often one of the best representations of a specified era. Joseph Bellows’ latest exhibition does well in exemplifying this.

The Teen Years will feature a selection of both vintage and contemporary photographs that address the physical, social, and emotional aspects of adolescence, and the formation of identity. The photographs included in the exhibition present a collective portrait of youth: its awkwardness, innocence, fury, elation, beauty and trepidation.

Photographs by Joseph Sterling, Edward Sturr, Enrico Natali, Elaine Mayes, Bevan Davies, Nacio Jan Brown, Melissa Shook, Harry Ibach, Duncan McCosker, Christine Osinski, Joan Albert, Sage Sohier, Mark Steinmetz, John Myers, Andrea Modica, Bill Yates, Roger Vail and others will be included.

Opening with a reception on July 9th, from 6-8pm, the public will be able to reflect upon their youth until August 26th, 2016.

For More Information: Joseph Bellows Gallery