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Notable: Hans Breder Passes Away at 81

In Photographer on June 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

Breder at Danziger Gallery, 2016

As life moves forward, the beauty that evolves with one more day must unfortunately come to an end. Such is the case of artist Hans Breder, who recently passed away at the age of 81. New York’s James Danziger – of Danziger Gallery – was privileged to work with Breder, and consequently wrote a lovely memoriam in remembrance.

Born in Germany,  Breder moved to the United States in 1964 and settled in Iowa where he founded the University of Iowa’s pioneering Intermedia department blending performance and media art.  A photographer, painter, sculptor, and conceptual artist, Breder influenced countless artists and exhibited in three Whitney Biennials.

We were privileged to get to know Hans and the gallery was proud to exhibit his work – first as a solo show at Paris Photo in 2015 and then with a show to open our Rivington Street gallery in 2016.  From these shows work was acquired by the Getty Museum, the Whitney, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and The Milwaukeee Art Museum, as well as numerous important private collections.

Breder was indeed a force of nature.  I saw him a month ago in Iowa City and although he had been ill earlier in the year, he was full of vigor as we planned future shows, went our for an Italian dinner, and a shared love of Lambrusco. This past weekend I received the news from Hans’ associate Candida Pagan notifying me that Hans had gone to the hospital and was in hospice care.  She wrote: “For someone who has considered thresholds and liminal spaces throughout his life, this is an important moment.”  I am sure this is how Hans considered it.

More about Hans Breder can be found on Danziger Gallery’s website.

For More Information: Danziger Gallery

Preview: Manhattan Sunday, Richard Renaldi, Aperture Bookstore, NYC, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 14, 2017 at 11:00 am
Richard-Renaldi

5:14, Richard Renaldi

New York has been paid homage in a thousand and one forms, but pictures have always shown its truth. Richard Renaldi Manhattan Sunday is the latest example.

Featuring photographs taken in Manhattan between midnight on Saturday and noon on Sunday, Manhattan Sunday is an homage to New York’s nightlife and a celebration of New York as palimpsest onto which millions of people project their ideal and imaginary lives. Richard Renaldi’s visual observations are rooted in the home he found himself, in “the mystery and abandonment of the club, the nightscape, and then finally daybreak, each offering a transformation of Manhattan from the known world into a dreamscape of characters acting out their fantasies on a grand stage.”

Richard Renaldi (born in Chicago, 1968) graduated from New York University with a BFA in photography in 1990. Manhattan Sunday (Aperture, 2016) is the fourth body of Renaldi’s work published in book form, following Figure and Ground (Aperture, 2006), Fall River Boys (2009), and Touching Strangers (Aperture, 2014). In 2015, he was named a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow in Photography.

The gallery by the Aperture Foundation will be on exhibit at the Aperture bookstore on Friday. Opening reception will run from 6 to 8pm. For those who can’t make the reception, Renaldi’s photographs will be on view until July 27th.

For More Information: Aperture

Preview: Lee Friedlander & Giancarlo T. Roma, Live from the NYPL: Passion Projects, NY, NY

In Photographer on June 13, 2017 at 11:00 am

NYPL

Lee Friedlander, one of the United States’ most respected modern photographers, hasn’t spoken in a public forum in decades. That changes next Tuesday, on June 20th.

As part of LIVE from the NYPL’s annual photography program, generously underwritten by Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, pioneering photographer Lee Friedlander will take to the stage for the first time in over three decades for a conversation with his grandson Giancarlo T. Roma.

Friedlander is perhaps best known for his portraits of the American social landscape. But his photographic contributions are rivaled only by his prolific bookmaking. Together with Roma, he has revived the self-publishing book company he began in the 1970s, offering books, special editions, and portfolios pulled directly from the artist’s personal collection.

The discussion will take place at 7:00pm in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

For Tickets: New York Public Library

On Site: "Otherwhere", Photographs by Claire Seidl, RED Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on June 1, 2017 at 9:42 am

Peter, Sideways by Claire Seidl

Peter, Sideways, Claire Seidl

Our friend Claire Seidl has a new exhibition online at RED Filter Gallery. Her artistic approach is captured below, but it is the mystery of her work that captures the viewer’s attention and imagination.

I shoot long exposures, ranging in time from a few minutes to several hours.  Being very conscious that I cannot see in the dark or hold an image in my mind’s eye once I change my focus or move my head, I rely on the camera’s greater abilities. I use film and develop and print in my darkroom. Because I am also a painter, darkroom work seems like printmaking or drawing to me.

Now through June 30.

To view the exhibition: RED Filter Gallery

Notable: Joshua Paul Shoots Formula One with Century Old Camera

In Black and White Photography, Photographer on May 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

F1 Photos With Old Camera

Image via Lollipop Magazine

Today’s modern world is a constant rush of technology, pushing us towards greater megapixels, faster framerates, and obscene ISOs. Everyone these days likens themselves to a photographer these days due the their smartphones and consequently, millions of photos are shared each day. But for travel photographer Joshua Paul, turning back the clock has elicited some extraordinary photographs. 

Paul is a fan of vintage Graflex cameras, and he’s put his 1913 4 x 5 to work for very own Lollipop Magazine and Formula One racing. The images are nothing short of beautiful.

F1 Photos With Old Camera

Image via Lollipop Magazine

Joshua Paul was born in Fresno, California. He currently lives in Brooklyn, and keeps a studio on New York City’s Lower East Side.He received his BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design, and his BA in Creative Writing from the University of Washington. He began shooting while a student at Art Center, for Nike Design, The Hotel Bel-Air, and Absolut Vodka. “Absolute Paul” was published in American Photo Magazine in 1994.

As well as adventure assignments, he also shoots portraits, luxury travel, food and cars.He has shot assignments in Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Japan, and the U.K.  Cars shoots include Ferraris, Aston Martins and Porsches, for Outside Go, Bloomberg, and Automobile magazines.

A perfect reminder that it’s usually the man that makes the tool, not the other way around.

 

For More Information: Joshua Paul

"A PARALLEL JOURNEY", Photographs by Christopher Kennedy, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 1, 2017 at 6:43 am

Surf's Up by Christopher Kennedy

Surfs Up, Christopher Kennedy

Christopher Kennedy has followed a winding creative path to his destination in Photo Luminism. Here is a sampling from that journey of image making. It is exciting work by a talented artist.

Whether capturing a traditional subject that can be viewed by anyone or using my camera as brush and canvas to create a vision the human eye cannot see, the passion … is all consuming.

May 1 through May 31

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

Preview: Attractions Nocturnes | Bella Rose, Nicolas Auvray, Hotel Saint-Simon, Angouleme, France

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 11, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Look up to sky

We always love to hear from our francophone ami and wonderfully talented Nicolas Auvray. This time, he’s got a great opportunity for photography fans with his exhibition in Angoulême, France at the gorgeous Hotel Saint-Simone.

 Attractions Nocturnes » presents a series of night photographs.  It begins as a night walk through the cities at night. Familiar places are re-discovered, figures appear and disappear in a darkness where metamorphosis and transitions take place. In these images, the city is a metaphor. Paris, Stockholm, New York…no importance… what matters is the universality of the impressions. Spectators are invited to explore other worlds and be transported in dreamlike scenes to follow their aspirations, and maybe deeper, darker passions and to look further in their identity.

For anyone living or travelling to France this month, the exhibit is sure to please.

For More Information: Nicolas Auvray

On site: "Structured Moments, 1976 – 2012", Photographs by Susan May Tell, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 1, 2017 at 7:52 am

Appalacian Mist by Susan May Tell

Appalachian Mist, Susan May Tell

Susan May Tell brings the viewer with intelligent grace into an observed event with the intention of engagement and thoughtful meditation.

A quiet, intuitive photographer, her photographic process is to walk around, alone, led by her camera lens and instincts. Shooting film without a motor drive, as she does, slows down the process and allows her, and us, to suspend disbelief and operate on faith.

Now through April 30

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

On site: “The Photography Show”, AIPAD 2017, Pier 94 New York City, MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2017

In Art Fair, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 30, 2017 at 7:22 am

Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao_Crowd Tao yuan 2016 Lantern festival Archival Pigment print 20x48 inch

Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, Crowd, Tao yuan, Lantern festival, 2016

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The Annual gathering of AIPAD photography galleries and dealers has found a new home and it is a knockout.

Situated at Pier 94 on the West Side of NYC at the Hudson River and 54th street, the new venue affords much more light and space than the previous location at the Park Avenue Armory.

With heavy international dealer representation as well as galleries from around North America, the expanded show over the next few days is a collector’s dream.

Vintage and contemporary works truly dazzle and at times overwhelm the viewer with photographic excellence. (Read more below)

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Preview: Littoral Drift, Meghann Riepenhoff, Yossi Milo Gallery, NYC, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 22, 2017 at 11:18 pm

Image via Yossi Milo Gallery

Far too often people limit their imaginations to what is conventional.That’s why the art world is so wonderful – thinking about new ways to solve and create is expected. Cyanotypes are a perfect example in photography. Historically used for low cost blueprints for engineers, the experiments of photographer Meghann Riepenhoff are anything but the norm.

 

Works from Riepenhoff’s series, Littoral Drift (2013–ongoing), are large-scale dynamic cyanotypes made in collaboration with the landscape. Rather than photographing a scene with film and camera, the artist takes direct imprints from nature. After coating sheets of paper with homemade cyanotype emulsion, she exposes them to the elements, partially submerging them in ocean waves, draping them over a tree branch during a rainstorm or burying them in snow pack. Water, sunlight and sediments, such as sand, salt, detritus and impurities, activate the photosensitive chemicals to create fluid, painterly abstractions of the landscape in Prussian blue or white. The prints’ titles indicate the location, date and conditions under which they were made, anchoring each in a specific moment in time and underscoring the performative aspect of the series.

Riepenhoff only partially fixes her cyanotypes, leaving residual photosensitive chemistry to react to light and the environment. A print’s colors may fluctuate in intensity or salt crystals may bloom on the surface of the paper, subtly changing the artwork over time. The shifting qualities of these “living” prints are both a desirable aesthetic outcome and reflect themes of impermanence, time and mutability that are consistent throughout Riepenhoff’s work.

Meghann Riepenhoff’s work has been presented in exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA; Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA; Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico; Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA; Aperture Foundation, New York, NY; and Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, among others. Riepenhoff earned her BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, Athens, and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. The artist was born in 1979 in Atlanta, GA, and currently divides her time between Bainbridge Island, WA, and San Francisco, CA.

Littoral Drift is now open for view until April 29, 2017.

For More Information: Yossi Milo Gallery