Posts Tagged ‘Gallery 339’

Preview: It’s a Long Way to Tipperary, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA

In Art Museum, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on February 16, 2015 at 11:31 am
Virage, Edward Dimsdale, Autumn 2000

Virage, Edward Dimsdale, Autumn 2000

Anyone in the Philadelphia area should step away from winter and pay their respects to Gallery 339’s final show in Philadelphia.

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary is the last show for Gallery 339 in Philadelphia.  The gallery has been a remarkable adventure, and we are happy with what we have been able to accomplish over the last ten years.  We had wanted to bring great photography to the city, and take the extraordinary work of Philadelphia photographers to other places.  And through the tremendous effort of staff, artists and other supporters, many wonderful pictures have come to Philadelphia, and remarkable photographs from here have gone out to collectors around the world.  With this last show, we want to sum up the gallery in an appropriate way, which is not simply a look back.  We are pleased therefore to present some of the best-remembered images from past exhibitions alongside compelling new projects.  We have been very fortunate to work with an exceptional group of photographers since we opened, and it is a privilege to exhibit their art one more time. 

With over 30 photographers on display, photophiles are sure to find someone’s work they enjoy. Unfortunately, the show only runs through the end of February, so anyone wanting to visit will need to do so soon.

For More Information: Gallery 339

Preview: The Singles, Andrea Modica, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on April 30, 2014 at 12:14 pm
Bagnarola di Budrio, Italy, 2013, Andrea Modica

Bagnarola di Budrio, Italy, 2013, Andrea Modica

Photography professor Andrea Modica will be exhibiting her work once more at Gallery 339 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Yale and SUNY purchase grad has been exhibiting her work for nearly three decades while simultaneously molding young minds at east coast schools such as SUNY Oneonta, SUNY Purchase, Princeton and currently Drexel University.

This will be Modica’s third exhibition at Gallery 339. In 2012, the gallery held Modica’s Best Friends exhibit, a sociological and artistic endeavor examining pairs of friends from all walks of life. 2010’s Minor League, meanwhile, portrayed images of baseball players from the early 1990s, when Modica was living in upstate New York.

Modica will be joined at Gallery 339 by Martine Fougeron, who will be displaying Teen Tribe, her primary series of work over the past decade.

You have until June 14th to catch it.

For More Information: Gallery 339



Preview: Andrea Modica: Best Friends, 339 Gallery, Philadelphia

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on May 7, 2012 at 5:43 pm


Loomis Chaffee School, Windsor, CT

One of our favorites, Andrea Modica is back with a series of “friends” portraits in platinum.

The interaction between the friends, the physical and fashion similarities/contrasts, and the way the students reacted to Modica, provided an opportunity to look at friendship and sense of self among adolescents today, as well as how they differ between countries.

Capitalizing on the slow, interactive nature of 8×10 portraiture, Modica was able to penetrate some of the defensive masks and behaviors of the students to show fragments of who they are as friends and individuals. Beyond the obvious surface information (physical opposites drawn together; mirrored pairs who have found each other), Modica’s images let us see things like the bravado which has slipped for one boy, yet remains intact for his friend, or the defensive, protective pose one girl takes on behalf of the other. Notably, Modica is able to reveal elements of the personal, which elevate the pictures well beyond social observation. The subjects engage us as individuals, and through that connection we are briefly drawn into the complexity, anxiety and excitement of adolescent life.

Now through July 21, 2012

For more information: Gallery 339

On Site: Rita Bernstein “Ghost of Summer”, Gallery 339, Philadelphia

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photographer on November 29, 2010 at 10:27 am


Rita Bernstein, Bathers

In a striking exhibit of print making skill and sensitivity, Rita Bernstein shows off her talent in unexpected images she titles “Ghost of Summer”.

The images are varied, well composed “snapshots” that take on an ethereal and sometimes eerie mood at her hand.

The scale and intimacy of these remarkable photographs belie the complexity and daring of Bernstein’s work.  Her images walk a delicate tightrope; they evoke a sense of memory and of keenly felt private thoughts, yet their poignancy is controlled and perfectly modulated by their austerity and ambiguity.  They are tender and mysterious, yet never stray into the sentimental.  Bernstein further explores this dichotomy of heart versus mind through her print-making process, which demands a high level of skill yet remains uncertain and serendipitous.  The process involves liquid silver emulsion applied to delicate Japanese Gampi paper.  With the fragility of the paper, it is impossible to produce a flawless print or make a print that is identical to an earlier one.

Great photographs, each unique, that present their subjects in an artful manner.

Now through January 29, 2011.

For more information: Rita Bernstein: Ghost of Summer

Also check out the companion exhibit: Martine Fougeron: After Prom

And visit Gallery 339 exhibit in Miami: Agua 10

Preview: ”In Review”, Gallery 339, Philadelphia – A Best of Summer Exhibit Selection

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on June 18, 2010 at 9:54 am


Gabriel Benaim, “Gordon High School”

We were very interested to receive an invitation from the leading fine art photography gallery in Philadelphia, Gallery 339, concerning a new exhibit of emerging talent entitled “In Review”. After visiting the website and viewing the assembled images selected from ten artists, the impact of this collection makes this exhibit a must see as the summer gallery season kicks off.

The photos range from color to Black and White, prices that are very reasonable and a selection of work that is high quality. Now is an opportune time to invest in these up and coming talents.

We couldn’t help but notice, one of our picks for best of Houston Fotofest portfolio review, Gabriel Benaim, is among the artists represented.

This show looks to be a winner as well:

Over the past six months, Gallery 339 has had the opportunity to participate in a series of portfolio review sessions, which introduced us to the work of many artists from around the world. The work that we saw suggested a dynamic and inventive landscape, where artists are making creative use of new and old technologies and are exploring ideas and subject matter that are both current and substantive.  We, of course, are now applying our own filter to present an exhibition … ranging from Phillip Toledano’s compelling and unsettling explorations of beauty to Isa Leshko’s affecting portraits of older animals to Gabriel Benaim’s layered views of Tel Aviv.  Collectively, the works of the ten artists in In Review suggest a medium that is engaged in a lively, complex, and intelligent dialogue about meaningful issues.

The Portfolio Review process is crucial for new but mature talent … with hundreds of participants, this is a good “ best of the best" sample collection.

The show begins today through September 4.

Gallery 339

On Site: Toshio Shibata and Andrea Modica, Gallery 339, Philadelphia

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery on May 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm


Toshio Shibato / Andrea Modica

Two artists of interest are on display at Gallery 339 until June 12. The low light photographs of Shibato are well executed and and exhibit some of the same characteristics of the Robert Adam’s “Summer Night’s Walking” show in NYC. The loneliness of a Hopper-like view inside a parking area is haunting.

Driving the expressways of Japan at night, he found a subject that seemed removed from any specific locale yet one that held a certain mystery and seductiveness. With the elegant balance of abstraction and representation, and the transformation of the mundane into the sublime, these pictures clearly point to Shibata’s later investigation of landscape forms in Japan.

The work of Andrea Modica features a series of Minor League baseball player portraits that are quite interesting when viewed in person. Her work is also presented in the “Platinum Process” exhibit we will cover shortly at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Her picture-taking revealed to her the complex issues of success and failure with which the players must grapple on a daily basis.  Her pictures also offered an understanding of the multifaceted relationships among the players, who exhibited both a tight-knit camaraderie and a determined competitiveness.  Modica eventually found that as an artist, who must contend with similar issues around success and self motivation, she had more in common with these players than she could have imagined.

For more information: Gallery 339