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Notable: Photograms | Literary: FLIGHT, a new “book” by Wendy Paton

In Black and White Photography, Books, Fine Art, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on July 8, 2018 at 10:01 am

Wendy Paton has captured the spirit of her new abstract photograms series with a special presentation now available from Brilliant: Press. It is original as well as lovely to behold.

Photograms | Literary: FLIGHT encompasses photographer Wendy Paton’s most recent body of work. What began as an artistic vision, has given rise to a magnificent creation. Paton’s FLIGHT is a piece of art in itself – its accordion folded pages and soft touch film-laminated cover only add to the allure of the images within. Paton’s strikingly abstract gelatin silver images are the result of a centuries’ old photographic medium – the photogram.

These intricate and intriguing camera-less images are created in a traditional darkroom by placing 3-dimensional objects (in Paton’s case, books) directly onto a light-sensitive material. As with regular film photography, an enlarger is used, along with normal photochemical processes, to construct images – all without using a camera.

As true artists do, Wendy Paton creates her own language with FLIGHT – transforming simple literary objects into bold, artistic abstractions.

For more information: Brilliant: Press

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.”

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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

Notable: National Library of France Acquires Works by Wendy Paton

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on November 14, 2016 at 4:23 pm

Photograms: Literary #27, Wendy Paton

It’s always something special for a photographer when a significant museum or collector acquires some of his or her work. For Wendy Paton, a pleasant surprise such as this just occurred. Paton’s latest body of work, Photograms: Literary, and selections from the series, Visages de Nuit, have been purchased by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (National Library of France) for its permanent collection. 

Wendy Paton is an award winning American photographer, best known for her dramatic black and white candid, nocturnal portraits.  Still working with film and printing in a traditional darkroom setting, she now splits her creative life between her studio in Lambertville, New Jersey and Paris.
Paton’s keen interest in photography began in 1981 while in the throes of a groundbreaking career training and driving Standardbred racehorses. She went on to study at the International Center of Photography in New York City, learning the intricacies of night photography from Michael Kenna and darkroom printing from her mentor and collaborator, master printer, Chuck Kelton.
Paton had her first solo exhibition in New York City at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery in 2010 and has had numerous exhibitions in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and Europe.
In 2012 the launch of her first monograph, Visages de Nuit, published by Kehrer Verlag, coincided with the solo museum exhibition,
Wendy Paton:  Visages de Nuit, in Moscow at the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography.  In 2014 Paton’s first U. S. solo museum exhibition, WENDY PATON | NUIT BLANCHE, opened at The James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.  Her images have been published in international publications as well as exhibition and museum catalogs, and appeared on CNN and Russia Today television.
Her photographs are included in the permanent collections of Musee de la Photographie, James A. Michener Art Museum, Lumiere Brothers Center of Photography in Moscow, International Center of Photography, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, Personal Collection of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco as well as other notable private collections.
“Paton’s images are portraits and stories captured with the craft of perception and the energy of visual instinct.  Her eye is that of celebrant as well as voyeur, and in graphic compositions of black and white, she offers personal and intimate glimpses of our human, ineffable presence”.  Philip Clark, The ARTPOINT
In a related note, Photograms: Literary, the monograph will be published in 2017.
For More Information: Wendy Paton

Preview: “Nuit Blanche”, Wendy Paton at Michener Art Museum

In Art Museum, Black and White Photography, Books, Exhibits, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on August 31, 2014 at 12:22 pm

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Our friend Wendy Paton has a MAJOR exhibition at the Michener Museum in Doylestown, Pa. With over 60 works on display this is an opportunity to view the work of a major contemporary artist.

An award winning fine art photographer, Wendy Paton was in the throes of a successful, ground breaking career training and driving Standardbred race horses in New York, when in 1981, her interest in photography emerged.She studied at the International Center of Photography in New York, learned the intricacies of night photography from Michael Kenna, and darkroom printing techniques from her mentor and collaborator, master printer Chuck Kelton.

Consisting of two bodies of work,NUIT BLANCHE comprises a premiere selection of Paton’s Visages de Nuit, complemented by a collection of her latest series,Reclaiming Dignity, in an installation of seventy of the artist’s gelatin silver prints.

VISAGES DE NUIT is a collection of 51 black and white candid night portraits, shot over a six-year period from 2006-2012 in various international cities. Paton created this series of nocturnal images, exploring the mystery of the night and bringing the viewer into her subject’s nighttime world. Their dark, gritty characteristics purposely convey Paton’s interpretation of the surreal quality of life at night, and what is hiding behind what we normally view as reality.

RECLAIMING DIGNITY is a portfolio of Paton’s vision of “abstract portraits,” faces and bodies of neglected cars, once coveted for their style, beauty, speed and grace. Left unattended and ignored for years, then a chance to once again be admired and coveted; an opportunity to “reclaim their dignity.”

Now through December 7.

For more information: Wendy Paton

Preview: Wendy Paton at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, NYC

In Exhibits, Gallery, Photographer on May 31, 2013 at 3:59 pm

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Wendy Paton

One of the contemporary masters of Black and White is Wendy Paton. Her new exhibit at Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is a must see. With her street photography approach to low light image capture, she captures the moment with great facility. Add to that technique her use of unique contrast enhancement in the darkroom process … you have truly sophisticated photography.

May 30 – July 11

For more: Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

And for more on her extended joint exhibit with Stephen Perloff at Red Filter Gallery: RFG

Preview: Wendy Paton & Stephen Perloff, “Two For The Road”, Red Filter Gallery, Lambertville, NJ

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm

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Two internationally known artists are in exhibition at Red Filter Gallery.

"Two for the Road," featuring the work of Wendy Paton and Stephen Perloff, is an intriguing collaboration of two artists interacting through visual dialogue in an exhibition they created out of their personal work. The exhibition will begin at the Gallery March 7.

Wendy Paton is an American photographer, widely exhibited and best known for her dramatic, black and white night portraits. Paton’s work has been widely exhibited in gallery and museum venues internationally and is included in notable private and public collections. Her work has been published in the U.S., Europe and Russia, in CNN WORLD, Prime Time Russia Today, Schwarzweiss Magazine, Moscow News, Le Journal de la Photographie, and The Photo Review, among others. In September 2012 a retrospective of her series of candid night portraits,“Visages de Nuit” opened at the museum at The Lumiere Center for Photography in Moscow.

Stephen Perloff, founder and editor of The Photo Review, and editor of The Photograph Collector, leading sources of international information, critique and the fine art photography market, is a recognized photographer as well. His work has been included in collections at the James A. Michener Art Museum, The Print Center of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Photo West Gallery of Philadelphia, and the Germantown Academy.  Exhibition participation in 2012 included, "Unseen Color, Part I," at the Light Room Gallery in Philadelphia, "Making Magic: Beauty in Word and Image," at the James A. Michener Art Museum, and InVision Photography Festival in Bethlehem, PA.

March 7 – April 28

For more information: Red Filter Gallery