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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

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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

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

“Invisible In Passing”, Photographs by Liam Sharp, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 1, 2018 at 11:37 am

Brighton Resident by Liam Sharp

Brighton Resident, Liam Sharp

Street photography requires an acquired skill and a refined approach in order to capture those real life moments with impact. Liam Sharp accomplishes this result with finesse.

The image I see when approaching is gone as soon as the subject becomes aware that they are being photographed.
What I am trying to do in this series of street images, taken in New York, is to try to capture what I actually see and feel when I encounter my subjects on the street. I cut a hole in the side of a cell phone case, where I insert my DXO camera and  walk the streets at a fast pace. I decide what I am going to photograph from a distance. As I pass the scene, without framing the shot, I try to capture what I have seen from a distance.

Now through February 28.

To view the exhibition: Liam Sharp

Notable: “Reality-Deconstructed”, Michael Benari at Leica Gallery, Boston

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on December 22, 2017 at 4:43 pm

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao 2014 © MICHAEL BENARI

Our friend Michael Benari has a new exhibition to kick off the new year.

Benari uses the urban landscape to create his own visual language, and in the process, make work not familiar or necessarily embraced. He aims to use visual elements in ways that surprise, and at times, provoke, so as to invite the viewer into new emotional realms. His work seeks not to make you happy or sad, but rather to question what we assume to know. His use of abstraction further challenges our understanding of what defines photography today.

RECEPTION: January 18, 2018, 6 – 9pm RSVP

ARTIST TALK: Thursday, February 1st 2018,  5pm – 7pm

Exhibition: January 04 – February 25, 2018

For more information: Leica Gallery

 

Notable: Oliver Klink, 2nd Place- Merit of Excellence in the Professional Silhouette Category, 12th Annual Black & White Spider Awards

In Black and White Photography, Photographer on November 7, 2017 at 11:00 am

Oliver Klink, Ancient Farming, Piezography Ink, 2015 (Image via Oliver Klink, Copyrighted ©)

We are happy to announce that our friend Oliver Klink has won 2nd Place-Merit of Excellence for “Ancient Farming” in the Professional Silhouette Category during the 12th Annual Black & White Spider Awards. The Spider Awards is an annual international award competition honoring the best amateur and professional images in black and white photography. Klink’s “Ancient Farming” was creating using the digital printing process Piezography. The image was photographed in China in 2015 and is a part of Klink’s larger body of work titled “Consequences”.

Consequences:

The transition from a pre-modern or traditional to a modern society is frequently described as modernization. Modernization has had the consequences of diminishing the relevance of old world customs, rituals, familial and social relationships.

“Consequences” addresses the current threats to natural and cultural diversity, sites where modernity, tradition, and wild lands collide. It is an elegy for what is vanishing and a celebration of those cultures on the fringe of modern society resilient enough to maintain their vibrance.

As we drift toward a blandly amorphous, generic world, as cultures disappear and life becomes more uniform, we as a people and a species, and Earth itself, are deeply impoverished. The images take the viewer on a roller coaster ride of aesthetic of disappearance, with hope that the fading traditions are not permanent and irreversible.

-Oliver Klink

Congratulations again to our friend for his achievement. For more information on Oliver Klink and his work, please visit Oliver Klink Photography

On site: "Urban Night", Photographs by Allen Shifrin, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 1, 2017 at 7:05 am

Conservatory by Allen Shifrin

Conservatory, Allen Shifrin

Black and White photography highlights a dramatic scene through the balance of light and shadow. Surround the same scene in the dark veil of night and the drama is further heightened.

This series of photographs reflects my interest in landscape photography, with an emphasis on the urban landscape.  The subject matter is the scene that unfolds at night, where composition is informed as much by shadow as by artifact.

November 1 through November 30

To view the exhibition: Allen Shifrin

Notable: Museums: Portraits from an Exhibition, Mitchell Hartman

In Photographer on October 23, 2017 at 11:00 am
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Image via Mitchell Hartman

There are few greater pleasures for an artist than the debut of an all new series of work. But what makes it better is when you’re simultaneously launching a new website as well. Our friend Mitchell Hartman recently experienced that pleasure.

Welcome to my new website that features the series “Museums: Portraits from an Exhibition”. This series explores various levels of observing.   People are captured in museums while looking at other depictions of reality, filtered through my own sensibility and notions of reality. I am a watcher by trade and the subjects here are also incidental watchers. However, while in the museum, the act of watching is also complicated by dimensions of time: your time (the viewer of my photographs), the museum-attendee’s time, and in most instances, the original artist’s or exhibit’s time.

Hartman’s latest work will be exclusively available through the Susan Spiritus Gallery.

For More Information: Mitchell Hartman

Notable: Juliet Harrison Nominated for Black & White Spider Awards

In Photographer on October 18, 2017 at 11:00 am
Crown of Bones by Juliet Harrison

Crown of Bones

Here at BW Gallerist, we’re always happy when we can share great news regarding goods friends who are even better photographers. In this case, our friend Juliet Harrison has been nominated in the Professional Still Life category of the 2017 B & W Spider Awards.

I am very pleased to announce that these two images have received Nominations in the Professional Still Life category of the 2017 Black & White Spider Awards. This well respected International competition has entrants and juror from all parts of the world and industry. “Crown of Bones” was also awarded an Honorable Mention. I am so proud of this body of work and the recognition that it is getting. As studio shot cell phone images, they are such a complete departure from my equine work. It reminds me that as an artist, we always have to let ourselves take risks. To let the work evolve where it needs to go. I have been sensing that after nearly a year of producing these Still / Life images, there is a shift again in my future. One direction will be to let some of these Still /Life ideas become actual sculpture. And another may be to take my film cameras out again in to the world and see what comes from that.

Congratulations Juliet! For those who enjoy her work, head over to her website to learn more.

For More Information: Juliet Harrison Photography

Preview: Birds of Glory, Hope Kahn, Colorida Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

In Photographer on October 8, 2017 at 11:00 am
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Birds of Glory, Hope Kahn

One of our friends, Hope Kahn, has shared some very fun news – her latest work, Birds of Glory, will be part of a new exhibition at Colorida Gallery in Lisbon, Portugal.

Hope has been utilizing and exploring alternative photography with a concentration on pinhole and plastic cameras.  Her focus has been on the figure in the landscape, utilizing human and birds as her subjects.

Her work can be found in many public and private collections including Glaxo Smith Kline, Kerner & Kerner, The Rittenhouse Hotel, Sterling Drug Company, Price Waterhouse, Hoyle Morris & Kerr Attorneys, The Logan Hotel, and Numerous Private Collections. 

She has been published National Aperture Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Lorel Marketing, Pace Advertising and a book cover with Russoli Books NYC, “Cosmos” has recently been acquired for the collection of FOTOTROPIA.

For those who may be in the beautiful country of Portugal this October, Kahn’s work will be visible from October 14th to November 14th.

For More Information: Hope Kahn

Preview: Transforming Space, Tomiko Jones, Multiple Galleries

In Photographer on October 3, 2017 at 11:00 am
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From Hatsubon, archival pigment print, by Tomiko Jones

Ever since Tomiko Jones began pursuing a career in photography, her passion, creativity, and productivity have been relentless. This fall will be no exception for her, as the young asian photographer has several events lined up for the rest of the year.

At the Mendocino College Art Gallery in Ukiah, California, Jones has a solo exhibition running until October 20th.

This solo exhibition brings several bodies of completed work together: my CIIS residency work Hatsubon, platinotypes and porcelain boats from Rattlesnake Lake, a selection from the ongoing series, A Place to Rest, which shows for the first time, and work from my summer residency at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Continuing my stay in Anderson Valley in Northern California, this exhibition coincides with my first semester teaching photography at Mendocino College.

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Offering, by Tomiko Jones

Meanwhile, on October 12th, Jones will be a part of the CPW awards in NYC, where the Center for Photography at Woodstock will be celebrating its 40th anniversary. Jones will have a silver gelatin print, “Offering”, up for auction, which was created while she was in residency in Woodstock. 

After the leaves have changed color and departed from their branches, Jones will continue her busy schedule with the Tahoe CoLab in November. Four of her photographs from Hatsubon will be on display as part of the Society for Photographic Education’s West Chapter Conference.

For More Information: Tomiko Jones