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Coming up! All at your fingertips right now…

Posted in EXHIBITS/SHOWS, New England, NYC, Other on March 11, 2015 by voxphotographs
Arcadia (Gracia series©Ysabel Lemay. Opens at Catherine Edelman Gallery April 10.

Arcadia (Gracia series)©Ysabel Lemay. Opens at Catherine Edelman Gallery April 10.

ILLINOIS:

Catherine Edelman Gallery: Ysabel Lemay: Wonders, April 10 – July 3.

 

NEW YORK CITY:

Yancey Richardson: Jitka Hanzlova: One to One, through May 2.

Taka Ishii GalleryShozo Kitadai: Forms of Experiment & Imagination, through June 27.

 

VERMONT:

Shelburne Museum: Kodachrome Memory, American Pictures 1972-1990, Photographs by Nathan Benn, through May 25.

Lorien Farm, New Haven, 1973©Nathan Benn. Kodachrome Memory at the Shelburne Museum through May 25.

Lorien Farm, New Haven, 1973©Nathan Benn. Kodachrome Memory at the Shelburne Museum through May 25.

 

CALIFORNIA:

San Francisco Botanical Garden: JoSon: Fotanicals – The Secret Language of Flowers, through April 30.

Morning glory©joSon. At the San Francisco Botanical Garden: Fotanicals, through April 30.

Morning glory©joSon. At the San Francisco Botanical Garden: Fotanicals, through April 30.

Photo Festivals – everywhere!

Posted in EXHIBITS/SHOWS, NYC, Other on March 11, 2015 by voxphotographs

Photography festivals are all the rage and I’m glad. They really help spotlight exceptional photographs and practitioners all over the world. PHOTOGRAPH mag discusses 5 Festivals around the world, and and six Art Fairs in NYC, all taking place in early March except the amazing AIPAD set for April 16-10 and AIPAD, now in its 35th year just gets bigger and better every year. Can you imagine what it looked like 35 years ago, or even 20 years ago, when photographs were still the underdog in the art world?

Here’s a link to Phyllis Levine’s Eye on the Scene column in PHOTOGRAPH about the Photography Festivals – check it out:

https://www.photographmag.com/columns?type=2

March – around the country

Posted in EXHIBITS/SHOWS, New England, NYC, Other on February 24, 2015 by voxphotographs

These winter months promise some terrific photography shows around the country at galleries near and far…here are a few – soon to be updated!

NEW JERSEY:

Princeton University Art MuseumThe City Lost and Found, opening February 21, through June 7.

Bruce Davidson, Untitled from East 100th Street, 1966-68. ©Bruce Davidson / Magnum Photos. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery. The City Lost and Found - At Princeton University Art Museum through June 7.

Bruce Davidson, Untitled from East 100th Street, 1966-68. ©Bruce Davidson / Magnum Photos. Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery. The City Lost and Found – At Princeton University Art Museum through June 7.

 

MASSACHUSETTS:

Pucker GalleryTony King: Along the Way, February 21 – March 29

INDIANA:

Pictura GalleryDavid Magnussen: Purity, February 6 to March 28

From the series, Purity©David Magnusson. Opening February 6 - March 28 at Pictura Gallery.

From the series, Purity©David Magnusson. Opening February 6 – March 28 at Pictura Gallery.

 

At the museums: Winter, 2015

Posted in EXHIBITS/SHOWS, New England, NYC, Other on January 10, 2015 by voxphotographs

 

Untitled, Alabama, 1956©The Gordon Parks Foundation. All Rights Reserved. At High Museum through June 7.

Untitled, Alabama, 1956©The Gordon Parks Foundation. All Rights Reserved. At High Museum through June 7.

 

NEW YORK:

Museum of Modern ArtModern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909-1949 through April 19

MOMAModern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909-1949 through April 19

Seconds before Landing, from the series I Photograph Myself during a Parachute Jump, 1931©Willi Ruge (1882-1961). At MOMA in the Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909-1949

Seconds before Landing, from the series I Photograph Myself during a Parachute Jump, 1931©Willi Ruge (1882-1961). At MOMA in the Modern Photographs from the Thomas Walther Collection, 1909-1949 – through April 19.

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GEORGIA:

High MuseumGordon Parks: Segregation Story opens November 15 – June 7

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CALIFORNIA:

Contemporary Jewish MuseumArnold Newman: Masterclass – October 23 – February 1

Los Angeles Museum of ArtLarry Sultan: Here and Home, through March 22

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MASSACHUSETTS:

Museum of Fine Arts, BostonTruth and Beauty: Pictorialist Photography – through February 22

©Larry Sultan. All Rights Reserved. At Los  Angeles Museum of  Art through March 22, 2015

©Larry Sultan. All Rights Reserved. At Los Angeles Museum of Art through March 22, 2015

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NEW MEXICO:

New Mexico History MuseumPoetics of Light: Pinhole Photography – through March 29

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MISSOURI

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art American Soldier: Photographs of servicemen and women, January 23 –  June 21

Soldier Birkholz: 353 Days in Iraq, 205  Days in Afghanistan, 2004©Suzanne Opton. All Rights Reserved. At The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art opening January 23 - June 21.

Soldier Birkholz: 353 Days in Iraq, 205 Days in Afghanistan, 2004©Suzanne Opton. All Rights Reserved. At The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art opening January 23 – June 21.

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Faking it…

Posted in EXHIBITS/SHOWS, MAINE RESOURCES I LOVE..., NYC on September 4, 2012 by voxphotographs

One of the first things I learned in the first History of Photography class I audited with Brenton Hamilton at Maine Media Workshops in Rockport several years ago is that from the beginning photographers have been lying to us.

Brenton showed us examples of very early works that had fake content, fake skies, fake scenes. His lectures (starting again on next week on Tuesday the 11th of September and running for ten weeks at $20/class to audit) started me on a path of unceasing study of photographic works since the beginning of the medium, and nowhere did I find an era when photographers were committed only to reproducing the truth.

Matthew Porter (American, born 1975). 110 Junction, 2010, printed 2012. Inkjet print; 81.3 x 101.6 cm (32 x 40 in.). Purchase, Vital Projects Fund Inc. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2012 (2012.274). © Matthew Porter. All Rights Reserved.

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So where did we come up with the ridiculous saying – “The camera never lies”??

Photography is an art form, not a copying machine. From the beginning, photographic artists and experimenters in the medium have had no compunction whatsoever about creating in whatever way they want whatever it is they wanted to see, and it’s the rare photographer who simply recorded.

So, it is with great joy I am getting the word out well in advance that a mind-bending new exhibit will open October 11 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art called “Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop”. It runs through January 27, 2013 and I hope like crazy I can get there. I learned about it yesterday in my new September/October 2012 issue of PHOTOGRAPH in an excellent short essay by Lyle Rexer – “About the Cover”.

I can’t tell you the number of conversations I have had with photographers that went one of two ways – a whispered apology that this photograph was put through some new paces in, yikes!, Photoshop, OR an adamant avowal that this photograph has never seen the inside of Photoshop and never will. Yawn. These photographers have obviously never cracked a photo history book and that brings them immediately down a notch or two in my estimation. How can you move forward in your craft without knowing what has come before you stepped into the medium? Can you imagine a painter having no interest in previous painters? No, because painting is a living, breathing, ongoing mind of millions and you can’t pretend you aren’t part of something much larger than your own lifespan.

So, this is why I’m adamant about why Brenton Hamilton’s History of Photography lecture series at Maine Media Workshops is vital: if you are a photographer, it will change your life and your work irrevocably to hear Brenton bring all who have gone before you back to life before your very eyes, and you will understand how YOU got to this point in YOUR OWN work.

And when the series ends in November, hop on a bus or plane to NYC and enjoy the heck out of The Met’s “Faking It” exhibit, which, by the way is made possible by Adobe Systems Incorporated. The truth is, that’s exactly how it should be and it makes the point beautifully.

PS – just saw an ad for “Cut & Paste – Photomontage and Manipulation in the Pre-Digital Age” opening at Keith De Lellis Gallery in NYC o September 27 and running through Dec. 1. Two-for-one on the subject of fake images from the past.

Lynn Karlin makes it happen – all the way to the New York Times.

Posted in EXHIBITS/SHOWS, Maine, NYC, OUT THERE - PHOTOGRAPHER SPOTLIGHT on June 6, 2012 by voxphotographs

Garlic Scapes©Lynn Karlin. All Rights Reserved.

Lynn Karlin, a Belfast, Maine resident, is not afraid to get the word out about her photographs. She recently told me she realizes she now spends 60% of her time marketing her work, and 40% creating it.

Karlin’s work was recently featured in the New York Times. The result was, of course, many sales at her current show at Gallery on the Green in Pawling, NY – just over an hour’s drive from the Big Apple. A little scrolling on the fine art photographs portion of her website quickly proves this is one artist who doesn’t wait for the knock on the door. Karlin has work in venues from Surry, Maine’s Sweet Pea Garden and Gallery – which has been extremely successful sales-wise – to Delaware and many places in between, including a months-long stint of 14 pieces exhibited outdoors at the Stonewall Kitchen center in York – handily located next door to the York Visitors Bureau. 2011 and 2012 were and are chock full of shows. And two are scheduled already for 2013. None of this happened without her making it happen.

Okay, catch your breath.

And now, take another deep one: Karlin’s fine art photographs have been available since…the summer of 2010. That’s less than two years from the date of this posting. True, her commercial career goes back decades, but little of that has come into play to date with the marketing success of these new fine art photographs bodies of work.

Flowering Leek©Lynn Karlin. Merit Award received after entering B&W/Color magazine’s Portfolio Competition and published in the April 2012 Competition Winners issue. All Rights Reserved

Lynn contacted me in the winter/spring of 2010 and scheduled a portfolio review. We talked about how to organize the group of fine art photographs she had spent the past few months creating. Sizes, prices, presentation, editing – all the vital info. a photographer new to the fine art photographs world could use a little input on. I soon sent her a referral to a midcoast Maine gallery I thought would be a good fit for her work. And she was off and running. In January 2011 I started representing her work at VoxPhotographs.

Now I see Lynn Karlin is faintly blurring the lines between her fine art and commercial work as a long time fashion, interiors and gardens photographer – the Garden Writers Association just awarded her a Silver Award of Achievement in the cover/photography category of their annual Media Awards program for her cover photograph on a recent issue of  The Hook magazine – yes, it’s a photo from her fine art Pedestal Series. She worked hard to re-activate a very old contact with the NY Times and the result was the feature two weeks ago.

None of this marketing stuff is fun. None of it is easy. Many artists can’t stomach it. But when an artist has work she believes in and works hard to get the word out – well, anything can happen. And it does.

Squash Blossoms/The Hook, March/April 2011 ©Lynn Karlin. All Rights Reserved

Get out…!

Posted in EXHIBITS/SHOWS, Maine, New England, NYC, Other on March 6, 2012 by voxphotographs

March is the no-man’s land between winter and spring in northern New England and a great reason to put down the remote, shove back the computer chair and head out the door to photography shows and exhibits. If you do, you’ll find your artistic or aesthetic blood will begin to thaw along with the longer days and you’ll be all the better for it.

NEEDS YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION:

The Myths:  Artists’ Reception: Thursday March 8, 4-6. (Panel to include Susan Danly, Senior Curator, Portland Musem of Art.)

Review: Maine Sunday Telegram, March 11, 2012 – click here to read it!

Hours: Tues – Fri 11-4, Sat 11-5, Univ. Southern Maine Gallery/Gorham. Curated by Heather Frederick. Last day: April 4

Amy Wilton•Abigail Wellman•Rose Marasco•Cig Harvey•Jesseca Ferguson•Bev Conway•Sharon Arnold

Not a Child©Amy Wilton. All Rights Reserved

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5 Guys’ Eyes on PortlandSaturday, March 10, 6:30 – 9:30, Peloton Labs, 795 Congress St., Portland Clay Atkinson•Greg Burns•Jim Casey•George Hixon•Harold McWilliams.

THROUGH MARCH:

Portraits: Mat Thorne & Sally Dennison. Hours: Thurs – Sun 12-5, Addison Woolley Gallery, 132 Washington Ave., Portland. Curated by Bruce Brown. Last day: April 1.

Review: Maine Sunday Telegram, March 11 – click here to read it.

Pattie©Sally Dennison. All Rights Reserved.

Making Faces: Photographic Portraits of Actors and Artists. Hours: Daily, Tues – Sun, Portland Museum of Art, Portland. Last day: April 8.

LONGER:

Tanja Alexia Hollander – Are You Really My Friend? Hours: Daily, Tues – Sun, Portland Museum of Art, Portland. Last day: April 8.

Flash Forward. Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Last day: May 4.

SOON:

John Goodman. Hours: Mon-Sat 10-5, University of Maine Museum of Art. Opens: April 6 through June 9.

Father’s Day, Coney Island, 2006©John Goodman, Silver gelatin print
Courtesy of Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston

NOT HERE, BUT NOW:

Modernist Photography: 1910-1950. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, through April 1

Zoe Strauss: Ten Years. Philadelphia Museum of Art, through April 22. Link to slideshow.

Annie Leibovitz: Pilgrimage. Smithsonian American Art Museum, through May 20.

Silver, Salt and Sunlight: Early Photography in Britain and France. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, through August 19. Blog Posting on this exhibit: VoxPhotographs March 13 – click here to read it.

A New Vision: Modernist Photography. Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH, through May 13.

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See you out and about!