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Preview: Littoral Drift, Meghann Riepenhoff, Yossi Milo Gallery, NYC, NY

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 22, 2017 at 11:18 pm

Image via Yossi Milo Gallery

Far too often people limit their imaginations to what is conventional.That’s why the art world is so wonderful – thinking about new ways to solve and create is expected. Cyanotypes are a perfect example in photography. Historically used for low cost blueprints for engineers, the experiments of photographer Meghann Riepenhoff are anything but the norm.

 

Works from Riepenhoff’s series, Littoral Drift (2013–ongoing), are large-scale dynamic cyanotypes made in collaboration with the landscape. Rather than photographing a scene with film and camera, the artist takes direct imprints from nature. After coating sheets of paper with homemade cyanotype emulsion, she exposes them to the elements, partially submerging them in ocean waves, draping them over a tree branch during a rainstorm or burying them in snow pack. Water, sunlight and sediments, such as sand, salt, detritus and impurities, activate the photosensitive chemicals to create fluid, painterly abstractions of the landscape in Prussian blue or white. The prints’ titles indicate the location, date and conditions under which they were made, anchoring each in a specific moment in time and underscoring the performative aspect of the series.

Riepenhoff only partially fixes her cyanotypes, leaving residual photosensitive chemistry to react to light and the environment. A print’s colors may fluctuate in intensity or salt crystals may bloom on the surface of the paper, subtly changing the artwork over time. The shifting qualities of these “living” prints are both a desirable aesthetic outcome and reflect themes of impermanence, time and mutability that are consistent throughout Riepenhoff’s work.

Meghann Riepenhoff’s work has been presented in exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA; Memphis College of Art, Memphis, TN; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO; San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA; Museo de la Ciudad, Queretaro, Mexico; Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA; Aperture Foundation, New York, NY; and Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX, among others. Riepenhoff earned her BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia, Athens, and her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. The artist was born in 1979 in Atlanta, GA, and currently divides her time between Bainbridge Island, WA, and San Francisco, CA.

Littoral Drift is now open for view until April 29, 2017.

For More Information: Yossi Milo Gallery

Preview: Ezra Stoller, “Beyond Architecture” Yossi Milo Gallery, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallerist, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on February 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm

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Ezra Stoller

“The business of America is business” or so the saying goes. And how do we house these businesses and what poetry is to be found in the mundane of the modern day to day working existence?

The exhibition covers the full range of Stoller’s work, including images commissioned by Fortune, Architectural Forum, and House Beautiful magazines in the 1940s and for commercial projects for IBM, Upjohn Pharmaceuticals and CBS in the 1940s and 1950s. Included are photographs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s John Hancock Building, Chicago, and the United Nations Headquarters, designed by an international team of architects led by Wallace K. Harrison and including Oscar Niemeyer and Le Corbusier.

Ezra Stoller is known as one of the most influential photographers of Modern architecture. He created iconic images of mid-Century buildings that help define the cultural memory of structures such as the Saarinen’s TWA Terminal, Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Guggenheim Museum. Of Stoller’s work, architecture critic Paul Goldberger once noted, “…his work has made him perhaps the most celebrated architectural photographer of the 20th Century; his pictures…have in and of themselves played a major role in shaping the public’s perception of what modern architecture is about.”

Now through March 2, 2013.

For more information: Yossi Milo

On Site: Alison Rossiter, “Reduction”, Yossi Milo Gallery, NYC

In Black and White Photography, Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector on November 4, 2010 at 9:27 am

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Acme Kruxo, exact expiration date unknown, ca. 1940s, processed in 2010
Gelatin Silver Print

At the recent Silver Gelatin conference held at the New York Public Library, Alison Rossiter was one of the artists that presented. Her work was of particular interest because she uses rare samples of old expired photographic paper with which to create luscious abstracts by exposing the paper and emulsions in unique ways.

Her work was recently exhibited at Yossi Milo Gallery:

Alison Rossiter’s photographs are created without a camera on expired, vintage photo paper. The artist experiments with gelatin silver papers she collects from throughout the 20th century, making controlled marks by pouring or pooling photographic developer directly onto the surface of the paper. Dark forms emerge which often resemble mountainous landscapes or active tornados; other shapes are paired by the artist to create minimalist diptychs.

Each batch of gelatin silver paper, such as Eastman Royal Bromide, which expired in 1919, or Nepera- Velox, which expired in 1906, possesses unique qualities, depending on its particular color, surface, condition and age. Utilizing her experience in conserving photographs, Ms. Rossiter reacts to these variables and manipulates the interaction of paper and developer by hand, paying tribute to the intrinsic qualities of photographic materials and reintroducing unpredictability into a process which is now commonly digitized.

She has used an “outside the box” approach to photography and art that strips down the roles of Light and Image.

For examples of her work:

Recent exhibit: Yossi Milo

Her website: Alison Rossiter

On Site Color: Nollywood at Yossi Milo Gallery, NYC

In Exhibits, Gallery, Photo Print Collector, Photographer on March 10, 2010 at 9:53 am

Nollywood

Pieter Hugo – “Nollywood”

From time to time, it is irresistible to call attention to an exciting exhibit of non- Black and White photography in our coverage of gallery offerings. “Nollywood” by Pieter Hugo is one of those shows (now through April 10).

With large, lush and striking images of the characters inhabiting the world of the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood  slams the viewer in disarming fashion.

Pieter Hugo’s series Nollywood portrays archetypal characters from one of the three largest film industries in the world, “Nollywood” in Nigeria (which is larger than Hollywood and second to Bollywood, according to 2009 UNESCO report). Nollywood produces over 1000 low-budget, straight-to-video films a year. The films lean toward the macabre and melodramatic, with narratives rooted in local symbolic imagery and traditional storytelling. Themes and subjects often include the supernatural, with plots centered on romance, extortion, prostitution, witchcraft, or religion. Produced for a primarily African audience, the films are a rare example of African self-representation in mass media.

The exhibit reminds the photography devotee about why we are repeatedly drawn to the power of still images when presented with original work like “Nollywood”.

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