Posts Tagged ‘Susan Spiritus’

Preview: Tony Hertz, Chris Kovacs & Harold Ross, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 25, 2015 at 12:17 pm
Vessel, Chris Kovacs, part of the Divergent Lands series

Vessel, Chris Kovacs, part of the Divergent Lands series

Susan Spiritus is bringing in the New Year with the help of Tony Hertz, Chris Kovacs and Harold Ross. All are newcomers to the gallery. The trio brings a combination of technique, enigma and eye for the natural landscape that is sure to inspire the viewers.

  • Tony Hertz has 37 years of professional photography experience during which he has photographed selected U.S. Presidents, the Queen of England, Pope Paul, celebrities, musicians, famous sports figures and covered major news and community events. Some of the major magazines and newspapers his general work has been published in: Time Magazine, Los Angeles Times, New York Times Magazine, USA Today, National Geographic WORLD, Sunset Magazine, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and the Christian Science Monitor. He’s also worked with major industrial and advertising clients ranging from the Cotton Board, Chevron and Zenith Watches. Tony divides his time shooting in the field, editing images and working as an adjunct photography instructor teaching traditional darkroom photography and digital photography in the Cuesta College Fine Arts Department in San Luis Obispo, CA.
  • The Divergent Lands series is inspired by Chris Kovacs’ love of science in combination with his passion for photography. Chris is intrigued by the possibility of multiple or parallel universes and when combined with his unique vision the results are often mysterious and dreamlike.  For his day job, Chris Kovacs is the publisher of two well respected on-line photography magazines, Adore Noir (black and white work only) and Adore Chroma, which features only works in color. For many years, Chris Kovacs was only known from his publishing successes, but … it was time that the public see and learn to view him as an accomplished photographer!
  • For 25 years, Harold Ross has been experimenting with the specialized technique of light painting which has given him the ability to show subjects in a different light, so that the viewers can appreciate them in an unexpected way. The process of light painting requires that light is meticulously applied to each image and requires that the photographer work in a completely dark studio while opening the camera for an expended period of time while he paints light on to the image. This ultimately reveals greater shapes, textures and colors.  Harold Ross says that he is basically sculpting the image with light.

For More Information: Susan Spiritus Gallery

Notable: George Tice, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 6, 2014 at 10:55 am
Country Road, Lancaster, PA, 1961 by George Tice

Country Road, Lancaster, PA, 1961 by George Tice

Closing in on nearly 40 years of being open for business, Susan Spiritus and her gallery have worked with numerous stalwarts and mainstays in the photography world. One photographer that has been near and dear to the gallery’s heart since inception is New Jersey native George Tice, the very first artist that Spiritus signed to  her business.

GEORGE TICE, a tenth generation New Jerseyan, was born in Newark in 1938. He began photographing in 1953, when he joined a local camera club. Fields of Peace 1970, Paterson 1972, and  George Tice: Urban Landscapes 2002 are among his most celebrated books. His photographs are included in over 80 public collections worldwide, and his numerous exhibitions include one-man shows at the Metropolitan Museum of Art 1972, The National Museum of Photography, Film, & Television, England ’90-’91, and The International Center of Photography 2002. He has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bradford Fellowship England, and the New Jersey State Council of the Arts.

To this day, Spiritus continues to celebrate Tice’s work, enabling those interested to acquire a variety of pictures Tice has taken from long spanning career.

For More Information: George Tice


On Site: Photo LA – Best in Show

In Art Fair, Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on January 18, 2010 at 5:13 pm


Susan Burnstine

Although unfair and deeply subjective, we feel it necessary to provide our opinion as to the “BEST IN SHOW” at PHOTO LA 2010. Our criteria is simply which image or set of images left the most lasting impression.

While there were many classic prints to choose from at Photo LA and some great new contemporary work, we found one artist exhibited who continues to catch the growing attention of gallerists, curators and collectors: Susan Burnstine.

Her photographs are ethereal in appearance and easily draw the viewer into a new experience. She achieves this “look” in a unique manner.

I wanted to find a way to portray my dream-like visions entirely in-camera, rather than with post-processing manipulations. To achieve this, I created twenty-one hand-made film cameras and lenses that are frequently unpredictable and technically challenging. The cameras are primarily made out of plastic, vintage camera parts and random household objects and the single element lenses are molded out of plastic and rubber. Learning to overcome their extensive limitations has required me to rely on instinct and intuition – the same tools that are key when attempting to interpret dreams.

Two galleries carried her work at the show, Kevin Longino and Susan Spiritus. One dealer we talked with said the prices for Susan’s work had increased during the show.

We understand the attraction … and congratulate Ms. Burnstine on her work.

*** UPDATE *** See January issue of RANGEFINDER for an article on Susan