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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

On site: "Meet Me In My Dreams", Photography by Mary Anne Mitchell, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on October 1, 2017 at 8:00 am

Rorschach Girls by Mary Anne Mitchell

Rorchach Girls, Mary Anne Mitchell

Inspired by poetry, the images in this exhibition draw the viewer in to another world experience.

This series is inspired by my poem ‘Meet Me in My Dreams”.  The images are created using wet plate collodion. I scan and enlarge them to enhance the organic qualities of the medium. The work speaks to family, memory, and the ethereal passage of time.

The setting for many of the images is a fairytale landscape. My use of the young people celebrates the  universal feeling of limitless potential that most people experience in their youth.The ghostlike figures are reflections of the later years when beauty and youth begin to fade.  They suggest the feeling that one is beginning to disappear and yet still present and interacting in the scene.

Now through October 31.

To view the exhibition: Mary Anne Mitchell

On Site: “Consequences”, Photographs by Oliver Klink, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on September 1, 2017 at 8:00 am

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Ancient Farming, Oliver Klink

One of our outstanding up and coming fine art photographers is West Coast resident Oliver Klink.

Oliver’s work has been published with National Geographic, Days of Japan, Black & White magazine, Popular Photography magazine, among others. In 2016, he was selected as Critical Mass Top 50 fine art photographer, “Best of the best” emerging fine art photographer by BWgallerist, and received People’s Choice award from Black and White Magazine single image contest. In 2014, his image “Herding Instinct” won the grand prize at the Rayko International Photo contest. Oliver is a master of the new digital printing process called Piezography. Originally from Switzerland, Oliver currently resides in Los Gatos, California with his wife.

“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 resilient enough to maintain their vibrancy. 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.

Now through September 30.

To view the exhibition: Oliver Klink

"Dunescapes", Photographs by Matthew McIver, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 31, 2017 at 12:10 pm

Dunescape 04 by Matthew McIver

Dunescape 4, Matthew McIver

Dunescapes have a proud tradition in fine art photography. The beauty of a Weston print meanders through time to the inspired work of Matthew McIver.

You find silence in a desert. You find conversation in a crowd. A gathering is a place for distraction. A desert is a place without expectations.

Now through August 31.

To view the exhibition: Red Filter Gallery

On site: "Jerusalem and Aida: Close Yet Far Apart", Photographs of Michael Marks, Red Filter Gallery

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 1, 2017 at 8:23 am

Father,Aida by Michael Marks

Father, Aida, Michael Marks

On a visual journey through the ancient lands of Israel, Michael Marks captures the timeless personalities of the the current residents.

During several visits to Israel and the West Bank I endeavored to capture some of the differences in these two places, as well as the ironies that are seen in daily life.

Now, through July 31

To view the Exhibition: Michael Marks

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
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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

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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