2.22.2017

SMALL WORKS / BARUCH 2017: Art + Photography Opens March 2, 2017

 Polar Bear © Christopher Borrok

 Personal Landscape © Hye-Ryoung Min

 Brage, Newtown Creek © Mark Roussel

 Portrait of Dad © Aaron Wax

 Shout © William King

Street Scene © Kenya Lee

 © Leslie Jean-Bart

OPENING RECEPTION

“SMALL WORKS / BARUCH 2017”
Photographs Curated by Elizabeth Avedon
Art Curated by Richard Timperio
 March 2, 2017 6-8pm
Sidney Mishkin Gallery
135 East 22nd Street, NY, NY

Photographer's In the Show

Aaron Wax, Ashley Gates, Carol Colby Tanenbaum, Christopher Borrok, Debra Bilow, Gail Ghezzi, Gordon Wine, Hye-Ryoung Min, Jeff Danowitz, Jeffrey Friedkin, Jessica Chen, Joan Lobis Brown, José Arias, Josue Mendez, Jung S Kim, Karen Johnson, Kenya Lee, Leslie Jean-Bart, Lorena Turner, Mark Roussel, Michael Endy, Michael Sterling, Peter Neumann, Robert Herman, Robert Warhover, Sam Johnson, Senta Sundberg, Susan Locke, Susanna Beltrandi, William King, Arlen Kane

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The City University of New York

*SMALL WORKS / BARUCH 2017 is a juried show of 100 New York regional artists,  includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs and relief sculpture. The selection of art was made by Richard Timperio, Director of the Sideshow Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Elizabeth Avedon, an independent curator and contributor to L’Oeil de la Photographie. With a broad range of styles – from abstract expressionism, pattern painting, and surrealism to still life compositions, landscape paintings, relief sculpture, and a variety of photographs − this exhibition features a cross section of contemporary art.

Many thanks to Dr. Sandra Kraskin, Director, Sidney Mishkin Gallery.


2.20.2017

SOUTHERN LANDSCAPES: Brickworks Gallery Atlanta, GA Opens March 11, 2017

Crawfish © Tamrin Ingram

OPENING RECEPTION

"Southern Landscapes” 
Juried by Elizabeth Avedon 
for South x Southeast Exhibitions
 March 11, 2017  5-8PM 
Brickworks Gallery
686 Greenwood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306

Who's In the Show! 
Photos to come after the Opening March 11!

Aline Smithson, Ellen Jantzen, Jo Lynn Still, Michael Kircher, Lynne Buchanan, Bill Yates, Wendi Schneider, Karen Klinedinst, Brad Bunyea, Jenna Miller, db Waltrip, Kevin Mellis, Joanna Knox, Jessica Hines, Donna Rosser, Anne Berry, Robert Schaefer, Rebecca Moseman, Russell Hart, Lacey Terrell, E.E. McCollum, Margaret McCarthy, Ashli Brooke Wallace, Lucinda Bunnen, Vicki Reed, Amanda Green, Judy Lampert, Karen Nutini, Nicholas Fedek, Jan Arrigo, Xilola Gaipova, Luther Smith, Dan Kaufman, Joey Potter, Tamrin Ingram, George Gibson, Preston Gannaway, Jeffrey Stoner, Charles Haynes, Lisa McCord,Malgorzata Florkowska, Henry Jacobs, Jared Ragland, Mark Caceres, Frank Fuerst, Michele Zousmer, Frank Fuerst, Maude Clay, Marilyn Suriani, Ben Arnon, Melissa Levesque, Benjamin Dimmit, Allison Stewart, Ashley Gates, Lucie Canfield....

Congratulations to All!

2.12.2017

DAVID J. CAROL's NO PLAN B: Retrospective Exhibition at LEICA Soho

Photograph (c) David J. Carol

Photograph (c) David J. Carol 

Photograph (c) David J. Carol 

Photograph (c) David J. Carol 

Peanut Press Books and Leica are thrilled to announce a retrospective exhibition by David J. Carol to coincide with his new book, NO PLAN B. Books will be on sale for signing at the opening reception on Thursday, February 16th from 6:00-8:00pm. Leica Gallery Soho, 460 W Broadway, New York.

NO PLAN B
Photographs: 1993–2016
DAVID J CAROL
460 W Broadway, New York
through March 31, 2017

1.19.2017

MARCIA LIPPMAN : Painting : Photographs

 La jeune fille, 2016 © Marcia Lippman

 Pax, 2016 © Marcia Lippman

Son fils, 2016 © Marcia Lippman

Marquesa, 2016 © Marcia Lippman


Photographer, teacher, and native New Yorker Marcia Lippman explores the passage of time and the relationship between painting and photography in her most recent series, created over the past two years in museums in the United States and Europe. Using contemporary digital techniques, her photographs isolate small areas of concentrated emotion and gesture where history, memory, and the artist’s imagination coalesce. Lippman counts among her influences the pictorial masterpieces of the Renaissance, as well as the writings of Walter Benjamin, Rilke, and Barthes, and sees her work as a point of entry into painting through the examination of both old and new techniques and imagery. “Paint cracks are intensified, underscoring their vulnerability,” Lippman writes. “Brushstrokes are exaggerated, emphasizing the human hand that made them…My photographs reject the false perfection of the whole, and instead lay claim to the ambiguity of a single gesture.”

Marcia Lippman’s work has been the subject of two monographs, Sacred Encounters East and West (Edition Stemmle, 2000), which includes twenty years of photographs from Asia and Western Europe; and West Point (Edition Stemmle, 2001), photographs created during a year in residence at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, published for West Point’s bicentennial with an introduction by James Salter. Lippman has been the recipient of two grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her work can be found in the collections of the International Center of Photography, New York, NY; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; and the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY, among other institutions and private collections. She has been exhibited regularly throughout the United States since 1985. – Nailya Alexander Gallery

Painting : Photographs
Jan. 26 – March 2, 2017
Nailya Alexander Gallery
41 East 57th Street
Suite 704


Nailya Alexander Gallery is pleased to present Painting: Photographs by Marcia Lippman, on view Thursday, January 26 through Thursday, March 2 at 41 East 57th Street, New York, NY, Suite 704. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM, and by appointment.

1.17.2017

ANTHONY FRIEDKIN "THE GAY ESSAY" : Vintage Photographs 1969–1973

Young Man, Troupers Hall, Hollywood 1969

Divine, Palace Theater, San Francisco 1972

Bobbie and Linda, Venice 1970
 
Young Hustlers, Selma Ave, Hollywood 1971

Rev. Troy Perry, GayActivist, LA 1973
in his burned down church

Anthony Friedkin's exhibition "The Gay Essay," now at Daniel Cooney Fine Art, consists of approximately 50 vintage black and white photographs documenting gay communities in Los Angeles and San Francisco between the tumultuous years of 1969 and 1973. "Friedkin began working on The Gay Essay, a self assigned project, at the age of nineteen in the tradition of a classic photo essay. Started the same year as the Stonewall riots in New York, Friedkin documents protests, celebrations, tragedies, unrest, self-empowerment and intimate moments of people causing social change. The photographs are made in both public and intimate spheres. The Gay Essay exhibition is especially timely today as the LGBTQ community is again faced with societal challenges. We hope that this exhibition will serve as a reminder of the distance already traveled and as a source of strength to those facing similar challenges today. In conjunction with this show we will host a series of lectures and discussions on making meaningful artwork in a hostile society. The Gay Essay was first exhibited in its entirety at the de Young Museum in San Francisco and published as a book by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Yale University Press in 2014. Anthony Friedkin 's work is in the permanent collections of the J. Paul Getty Musuem, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art." –Daniel Cooney Fine Art


through March 4, 2017
508 / ­ 526 West 26 Street, 9C
New York, NY 10001
 

1.09.2017

OFF THE CLOCK 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES : APA LA Curated Photo Exhibition

 (c) Erika Plummer
 
(c) Hannah Benet

OFF THE CLOCK 2017 - Call for Entries
This Year's Guest Curator - Elizabeth Avedon

OFF THE CLOCK is APA-LA’s sixth annual curated exhibit of inspired personal photography. Images will be chosen by one curator who will carefully select the top 100 images from the submissions. Give it your best shot! This year we are honored to welcome ELIZABETH AVEDON as our curator for Off The Clock. Deadline for entries - Friday Feb 9, 2017

ONE RECEPTION, MULTIPLE ADVERTISING AGENCIES
EXCEPTIONAL EXPOSURE

All of the top Creatives in our region will receive special invitations, so this is a superb opportunity to show them your finest personal work. After the opening reception the 100 selected framed images will rotate throughout multiple agencies summer 2017. This gives your personal work exposure to creatives at the top advertising agencies in the US. We will also display the complete exhibition on our website for a full year, so your finest personal work will be available to thousands more clients. We’ve chosen a very large and wonderfully popular venue that will accommodate 100 framed prints, so your chances of participating in OFF THE CLOCK are truly excellent! You can online-enter as many JPEG images as you like. We’ve limited the number of accepted pieces from any one photographer to their top six, as decided by the curator.
YOUR FINEST PERSONAL WORK

Creatives love to see pro photographers’ personal work, because it reveals their true photographic style, without anyone else’s influence or input. OFF THE CLOCK is easy to enter. No confusing categories. No series of images. No creation date restrictions. No vastly different size prints or frames. Only strong, original, creative, truly personal work gets accepted. Entries may be black and white, duotone, or color, and should be self-commissioned and must represent what you consider to be your finest personal work. There is no limitation on when your images were created. Alternative print processes (copper plate, tin type, etc) are acceptable; there will be an extra framing fee.

Deadline for entries - Friday Feb 9, 2017
 Winners announced on/or about March 11, 2017
Exhibition Opening: April 29, 2017

*American Photographic Artists

1.05.2017

JEFF BRIDGES: Set Shots Exhibition at the Academy Archive in Hollywood

Jeff Bridges and Peter Bogdanovich, "Set Shots" Exhibition
© 2016 Richard Harbaugh/A.M.P.A.S. 

Jeff Bridges with Gil Combs, "Set Shots" Exhibition
 © 2016 Richard Harbaugh/A.M.P.A.S.

Jeff Bridges opens his "Set Shots" Exhibition
at the Academy Archive, Hollywood through January 31
© 2016 Richard Harbaugh/A.M.P.A.S. 

Co-Curator, Loretta Ayeroff, in front of “Let’s Do the Drop Shot” Tom Sigel, cinematographer, lines up John DeSantis, actor, SEVENTH SON © 2014 Jeff Bridges. "Set Shots" Exhibition, Academy Archive, Hollywood

  Jeff Bridges at his "Set Shots" Exhibition
© 2016 Richard Harbaugh/A.M.P.A.S.

"Jeff Bridges: SET SHOTS" exhibition at the Academy Archive, Hollywood, closes January 31! Stop by and see it asap! Pickford Center, 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028  

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The Academy presented Jeff Bridges: SET SHOTS, an exhibition of 14 behind-the-scenes photographs taken by Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges with his Widelux cameras. An avid photographer, Bridges has long been taking still photographs to document production of his films. Beginning in 1984 with Starman, Bridges started making small, self-published books of his pictures to give to the cast and crew as wrap presents.

This exhibition, co-curated by Loretta Ayeroff and Matt Severson, includes images contained in these books, from Bridges’s earlier films such as The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), The Fisher King (1991), The Big Lewboski (1998) and Fearless (1993), and from his more recent productions, including Tron: Legacy (2010), R.I.P.D. (2013) and The Giver (2014). Bridges’s award-winning photography – often playful, sometimes poignant and always mesmerizing – offers unique insights into how movies are made. The installation is on display in the main corridor of the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study.

through January 2017
Open to the public during public events
Pickford Center
1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

 
 Jeff Bridges, Loretta Ayeroff and Susan Bridges
"Set Shots" Exhibition
 © 2016 Richard Harbaugh/A.M.P.A.S.

Matt Severson
Jeff Bridges "Set Shots" Exhibition to January 31, 2017 
© 2016 Richard Harbaugh/A.M.P.A.S.

 

12.30.2016

2016 BEST PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS and HONORABLE MENTIONS : PART II



By Mark Speltz, with a Preface by Deborah Willis
Publisher: Getty Publications / J. Paul Getty Museum

"For this powerful and compelling book, North of Dixie: Civil Rights Photography Beyond the South, author and historian Mark Speltz shines a light over the most iconic photographs from the history of the civil rights movement. He carefully selected one hundred photographs, some never-before-seen or published, taken between 1938 and 1975 in more than twenty-five cities in the Northeast, Midwest and West by photojournalists, artists, and activists that include Bob Adelman, Ruth-Marion Baruch, Charles Brittin, Diana Davies, Jack Delano, Leonard Freed, Don Hogan Charles, Gordon Parks, Art Shay, Morgan and Marvin Smith, and Maria Varela. Together these photographs offer a broader, more complex view of the American civil rights movement than is usually presented by the media. "Hardcover, 160 pages, 100 b/w images.

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The Swiss. Photographs by Christian Nilson

  (c) Christian Nilson

Publisher: Scheidegger + Spiess

I met Zurich based photographer, Christian Nilson, at the Landskrona FotoFestival Portfolio Reviews and was amused by his view of Swiss life, now in a signed and numbered Limited Edition, wrapped in cheese paper, with a signed A5 print. "Affectionately, and without ever being patronizing, the Swedish photographer Christian Nilson captures a country in his pictures that oscillates between openness and reticence, between tradition and progress—a country that has been his beloved chosen home for many years: Switzerland.” First Edition, published by Scheidegger + Spiess: 1000 copies including 100 Limited Edition copies, 96 pages, 67 colour plates. U.S. publication by the University of Chicago Press in February 2017.

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(c) Harold Feinstein 


SAYING YES – Harold Feinstein
Publisher: Christopher Rauschenberg/Blue Sky Books

"No matter the context, with his camera or in a classroom, Harold Feinstein believed in the power of photography to reveal the human condition. All you need to do is look at the photographs in this volume to know he was constantly searching to connect with the world around him, to share the beauty he experienced in the everyday and to open the eyes and hearts of his fellow travelers – to be more appreciative of the world around them." – Sean Corcoran, Curator of prints and photography, Museum for the City of New York. "Saying Yes" sequenced by Christopher Rauschenberg, 130 pages. Blue Sky Books
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Libyan Sugar.  Michael Christopher Brown
Publisher: Twin Palms Publishers

"Centered around the 2011 Libyan Revolution, Libyan Sugar is a road trip through a war zone, detailed through photographs, journal entries, and written communication with family and colleagues. A record of Michael Christopher Brown’s life both inside and outside Libya during that year, the book is about a young man going to war for the first time and the desire to get as close as possible to a conflict in order to discover something about war and something about himself." Casebound, 412 pages, 280 4-color plates. Twin Palms

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By Paula Bronstein
Publisher: University of Texas Press

"What sets Paula Bronstein's photographs apart from many of her peers is her choice to spend most of her time with the Afghan people. Her work goes beyond war coverage to reveal the full complexity of daily life in what may be the most reported on, yet least understood country in the world. The result is an intimate photographic portrait of this war-torn country's people." With a Foreword by Kim Barker and Introduction by Christina Lamb, 228 pages, 114 color photographs.

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Unspeaking Likeness.  Arne Svenson
Publisher: Twin Palms Publishers

"Unspeaking Likeness is a series of images of forensic facial reconstruction sculptures. Occasionally, when investigators call for it, shortly after an unidentified corpse (or part thereof ) is found, a forensic artists constructs an artificial face made of clay or plaster to better aid in victim identification.” Casebound, 108 pages, 49 duotone plates. Twin Palms

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 RICHARD BRAM  NEW YORK
Publisher: Peanut Press

"Richard Bram's “NEW YORK” reflects his attention to the energy and people of the city. Richard is attuned to the small gestures that pass in an instant before his eye as he goes about the city." 1000 copies printed in three editions. Find out more here: Peanut Press 

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 (c) Simon Johansson


I met photographer Simon Johansson at the Landskrona FotoFestival Portfolio Reviews and viewed this terrific series now in a handsome linen hardcover book with a tipped in photo on the cover. “The sound of the Öland Bridge expansion joints against the tires. The first years, when the bridge was new, islanders would come out in droves along the road to look at the invasion of the mainlanders. They don’t anymore. Apart from that most things have kept the same, time runs slower here. I see friendship, happiness, love, a breakup and a sorrow. There is so much ugliness here. So much beauty.”—Simon Johansson. Black/white photographs.

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Portraits by Linda Hansen
Publisher: Fotografisk Center

I met Copenhagen based photographer, Linda Hansen, this past summer at the Landskrona Fotofestival Portfolio Reviews. Her series, Naevus Flames,  breaks with established visual standards. Naves Flames, or port-wine stain, is a congenital vascular malformation, and as such it is almost invariably present at birth. “Her book brings together her photographs, representing a group of courageous people who are part of a community where 0.3% is the new norm, proud they show their unique brands forward.” Available : fotografiskcenter.dk

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August Eriksson is a photographer based in Sweden I met this summer at the Landskrona FotoFestival Portfolio Reviews. In The Walk, sixty-six images follow one after another, all with the same strict composition: the path, seen from the eye level of the walker, disappears into the vanishing point of the image. This is Eriksson’s second book, he first published ’Sacred Waters’ about the Japanese bathing culture. The Walk is “One of the 5 Best Art Books of 2016" (Svenska Dagbladet, Stockholm newspaper). 80 pages, 66 color images. English. Kerber Verlag

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(c) Torsten Schumann

Fotografien von Torsten Schumann
Publisher: Peperoni Books

I met Berlin based photographer, Torsten Schumann, at the Landskrona FotoFestival Portfolio Reviews this past summer and was amused by his eye for the absurd in his series, More Cars, Clothes and Cabbages. "The ludicrous story about a black dot and a passport control that starts the book already says a lot about Torsten Schumann and his view of the world. His images even say more. Namely, that life in the so called civilized world is full of curiosities. Schumann photographs on the street, nothing special actually. And yet we see in his book the sinking of the Titanic, a woman who disappears under a magic hat, a sausage, which mutates to a ventilation tube, a designer furniture made of foam and bottom panels and a bikeway turning into a rushing river.” Hardcover: 96 pages, English, German
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(c) Heather Evans Smith 


Seen Not Heard  Heather Evans Smith
Publisher: Flash Power Projects

"Seen Not Heard takes its title from the Old English adage "To Be Seen and Not Heard", a term often thrown about in reference to the desired behavior of children. These images are silent, but they create a voluble visual narrative on the relationship between parent and child. They explore the cycles that are passed down through generations and the tension between keeping to what is known and forging a newer, and perhaps stronger, path. As strong as the close, forever bond between mother and daughter is, there also exists a distance inherent between two different individuals." Hard cover, 80 pages, 31 color images. Edition of 500.

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Frank Hamrick Tintypes

"Harder Than Writing A Good Haiku was an analogy I spoke of while guiding my senior photography students as they struggled to edit their BFA portfolios to a slim number of prints that would fit into their allotted wall space while at the same time still conveying their original concepts." A limited edition artists’ book featuring seventeen tintypes created during the summer of 2016 in the hills around Whites Creek, Tennessee." –Frank Hamrick

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Lissa Rivera. Motel from Beautiful Boy Series
The Peter Urban Legacy Award


22nd Annual Juried Peter Urban Legacy
Exhibition Catalog

"I was honored to be invited to jury the 2016 Griffin Museum of Photography’s 22nd Annual Peter Urban Legacy Exhibition. With this call to entry, no boundaries were set, no requests were made to follow any particular theme, medium, style or schools of thought to participate. Traditional, contemporary, experimental and mixed-techniques were welcome and encouraged. I believe the unspoken commonality was our shared love of the medium and magic of the photographic image.” –Juror, Elizabeth Avedon. Exhibition catalog with the over 60 selected images. Griffin Museum  catalog

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