Saturday, October 31, 2009


Thursday, October 29, 2009

UNSEEN show available on the web

Natasha Gornik
Jen Davis
Digital C Print
Unframed $450
edition of 7

UNSEEN show is now availble to web users on line. Now you can see that the show, provides a good range of images and themes at very small editions and very affordable prices. Any questions feel free to email me at

Please click on the project room link to see the UNSEEN show

Oh...and the show runs till November 21, 2009

Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Photo by Jason Hanasik, Steven (spotlight) 2007,
digital c-print,
24 x 30 inches,
edition 1 of 6

Not missing this one nor Phil Toledano's America: The Gift Shop. This Thursday, 10/29/09. A lot of artists I like among them: Jason Hanasik, Whitney Hubbs and K8Hardy

See you Thursday!

Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 6:00pm
Saturday, December 5, 2009 at 6:00pm
P.P.O.W. Gallery
511 West 25th Street, Room 301 (at 10th Ave)
Looking Forward, Feeling Backwards

Curated by Capricious & Tammy Rae Carland

Becca Albee / Arielle Falk / Jason Hanasik / K8 Hardy
Desiree Holman/ Whitney Hubbs / Ace Lehner Stephanie Leibowitz
/ Elizabeth Moy

October 29 – December 5, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 29, 6-8pm

P•P•O•W Gallery, in conjunction with Dotty Attie's exhibition, is pleased to present Looking Forward, Feeling Backwards in Gallery 2 curated by Capricious and artist Tammy Rae Carland. This exhibition is inspired by the forthcoming "Feminist Issue" of Capricious Magazine based on an open call for work about feminist feelings.

By insisting that a dialogue on feelings inflames the specter of feminism, and by asking what the world of feelings looks like, the curators have selected photographic and video works that hold potential for transformative ideas and experience. Empathetic vision, relentless loss, identity melancholia, compulsive hope, political depression, retooling trauma, shameless shame and feelings that have no names are all contending with one another in this group show of eight emerging artists. The curatorial selection gives the personal, political, social and emotional equal weight and emphasizes a generational lens on hope, humor and limitless self-invention.

Tammy Rae Carland was born in Portland Maine in 1965. She received her MFA from UC Irvine, her BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program. She is an Associate Professor at the California College of the Arts where she also chairs the Photography Program. She is represented by Silverman Gallery in San Francisco and primarily works with photography, experimental video and small run publications. Capricious chose to collaborate with her because her work, throughout her career, is seen as pioneering in the realm of contemporary queer and feminist culture.

Artist's Talk with Lorna Simpson tonight 10/27/09 @ Aperture Foundation

Photos by Lorna Simpson
See you there!

New York, New York

Artist's Talk with Lorna Simpson

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
7:00 pm


Aperture Gallery

547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, New York
(212) 505-5555

Aperture and the Parsons Department of Photography at The New School present an artist's talk with Lorna Simpson. Simpson was first known in the mid-eighties for confronting and challenging conventional views toward gender, identity, culture, history, and memory with her large-scale, formally elegant, and subtly provocative photographic and textual works. Simpson uses the image of the African-American woman to examine the ways in which gender and culture shape the interactions, relationships, and experiences of our lives in contemporary, multi-racial America. Recently, she has turned her attention to moving images; in film and video works such as Call Waiting, Simpson presents individuals engaged in intimate and enigmatic elliptical conversations that elude easy interpretation while addressing the mysteries of both identity and desire. Her newest works include figurative drawings of characters from her video works and a collection of drawings of women's heads, turned in profile to reveal their various hairstyles. Simpson is currently creating installations involving found vintage photographs accompanied by her own drawings and new photography.

LORNA SIMPSON's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Miami Art Museum; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. She has participated in such important international exhibitions as the Hugo Boss Prize at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, and Documenta XI in Kassel, Germany. Her solo show of new photography opens at Obadia Galerie, Paris, in October.

Monday, October 26, 2009

New Limited Editions of Fall River Boys by Richard Renaldi for Charles Lane Press

Richard Renaldi
Craig, 2006
Photogravure in Somerset watercolor paper
Image size 10.5 x 13 inches
Sheet size 14 x 18.75 inches
Edition of 10

Richard Renaldi
Cory, 2008

Silver gelatin contact print / 8 in. x 10 in. / Edition of 10

Contact printing results in a photographic print that is unmatched in sharpness and detail. This contact print was made by Chuck Kelton of New York City.

Purchase of this Charles Lane Press limited edition print will include a signed copy of Fall River Boys, by Richard Renaldi.

Price does not include frame.
This is a very good deal . You also get included a signed copy of Fall River Boys Publication by Richard Renaldi with the purchase of the print.I had seen both prints in person and they are quite beautiful, pretty affordable and in a small edition series. Get your your today . For purchasing click in the Charles Edition Print link. No credit cards for purchasing the limited edition prints. Call or contact by e-mail

Sunday, October 25, 2009

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week

Alex Leme
Wicked, 2009
Archival Pigment
Unframed $300
edition of 10

Alex Leme
Not in Service,2009

Archival Pigment
Framed $300
edition of 10

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week this goes to Alex Leme and his two prints that are part of the show UNSEEN : A Photographs Salon @ Randall Scott Gallery running through till Nov 21, 2009. Alex was one of my picks from Photolucida Critical Mass 2009 and he is getting ready for his first solo show from his series Library Ghosts .In addition Alex work is already being purchased by museums.
Both his prints are only $300.00 FRAMED each at only an edition of 10. Yes, folks frame included!
Get yours now!
For info please contact Randall Scott Gallery of email me at ARTmostfierce@
Only an edition of 10~!
Here is more information about Alex Leme:
o Group exhibition through 15 different European cities (dates and cities TBD)
o 111 Mina Gallery, San Francisco, CA (Group show)
o DeCorazon Gallery, Dallas, TX (duo show withMinmyo Kim - date TBD)
o Arkansas Studies Institute, Little Rock, AR (Solo Show - date TBD)


· Museu de Arte Contemporânea (Museum of Contemporary Art), Olinda, Brazil
· Museu Theo Brandao (Theo Brandao Museum), Maceio, Brazil

* Article about Literary Ghosts series will be coming first week of December on Silvershotz - fine art photography magazine.


“Unscene Tour” International Photography Competition, Dallas, TX
2nd place for the “Eggs” series

“IPA 2009” International Photography Awards, New York City, NY
Honorable mention for photographs from “Faces, Moods & Communities” series
(Jurors: Susan Baraz, Lucie Awards; Todd James, National Geographic Magazine; Lesley Martin, Aperture; Patricia Lanza, The Annenberg Space For Photography; among other important names of the industry)

“A Sense Of Place 2009” International Fine Art Competition, Augusta, GA
Finalist (Juror: Philip Brookman, Chief Curator at the Corcoran Gallery of Art)

“Figures & Faces” International Photography Competition, Palo Alto, CA
Honorable Mention for photograph “Electric Bill” (Juror: George Rivera, Senior Curator at the Triton Museum of Art)

“Photo-Op” 14th Annual International Photographic Competition, Seattle, WA
Finalist (Juror: Jen Bekman, Jen Bekman Gallery)

15th Annual Artist of Northwest Arkansas Competition, Springdale, AR
Best in Show 2nd runner-up for “A Girl And The Line Dried Laundry” photograph

A few words with Phillip Toledano before his solo show America: The Gift Shop opens 10/29/09 @ Hous Projects

Phillip Toledano
Hope & Fear Series

Phillip Toledano caught my eye while doing the pre-screening phase at Photolucida's Critcal Mass 2009 . I heard of his work before but , when confronted with his Photolucida's series entry A New Kind of Beauty, I was! there is something new here , daring, beautifully photographed and with a very strong social message. I posted it in my blog immediately with all the other work, I liked for the world to see. After visiting his site and seen the range of themes, the quality and brilliance behind it, I decided also to include Phillip as part of UNSEEN the show, I curated at Randall Scott Gallery, and now this America: The Gift Shop solo show this week...folks really...check it out and start collecting his work pronto!

There is a star right in front of you!

Here is a few questions for Phil.

Ruben Natal-San Miguel- Phil, You have such variety of range in your work, where most of your ideas come from?

Phillip Toledano-That's a very good question, and one I'd quite like to know the answer to. The problem with having a lot of ideas and not knowing the source, is that i live in terror of the magical wellspring drying up one day...

I would say, that as I look back on on my projects, BANKRUPT, VIDEO GAMERS, PHONESEX, AMERICA THE GIFT SHOP, DAYS WITH MY FATHER, and A NEW KIND OF BEAUTY, they're all things which directly connect to me. Either in terms of what's happening culturally or politically, or personally. Ultimately, what I'm doing is not particularly unusual-I'm just shooting what's in front of me...

RNSM-. Your photography series behind its esthetics's, carries with it a pretty strong social/political message... how do you manage to translate the message into the work? What is the true purpose? Controversy? Shock effect?

Phillip Toledano
From-America: The Gift Shop
Lyndie England Cut Out

PT-I've always wanted to create art that says something. Art that expands the vernacular, that pushes the boundaries of what we know, or what we feel. I never consider the consequences of what I'm working on at the time. I work in a completely self-involved and closed environment.It's a little like living in the biosphere in Arizona (but without drinking my own urine). If i started to think about how the world at large was going to react, it would stop being a solo performance, and become a chorus. I'd begin to censor myself. There's a beautiful purity to the interior monologue that happens when you're figuring out an idea (spoken like a true only-child!)

Phillip Toledano
From- America: The Gift Shop
Abu-Ghraib Coffee Table

RNSM- Can you explain to us America: The Gift Shop?

-Towards the tail end of the Bush administration, Ii began to feel as though everything he had done, all the laws he'd broken, lives he'd ruined, had been forgotten. I started thinking about the idea of creating souvenirs to remind us of all these terrible things. The basic premise is: If American foreign policy had a gift shop, what would it sell? I actually feel as though the work is more relevant now. How can we ever have any kind moral authority in the world, until we reconcile what we've done for the last 8 years. How can we look to the future, when the world only sees us in the context of our immediate past?

Phillip Toledano
From -America: The Gift Shop
While you wait

RNSM- The A new kind of Beauty is pretty interesting series and a finalist running right now for the stage at Photolucida ... Can you tell us how the whole idea started and how the public is reacting to it?

PT-The project is portraits of people who've completely reinvented themselves through plastic surgery. Oddly enough, I started A NEW KIND OF BEAUTY at the same time as, I started taking photographs of my 98 year old father, when I was taking care of him. After all, what is plastic surgery but the denial of death and aging? I was also interested in the idea of beauty, and how we define it. Is beauty influenced by art? Popular culture? The surgeons hand? And when one re-creates oneself, is it the birth of a new physical identity, or the removal of one?

Phillip Toledano
from A New Kind of Beauty Series

Currently part of the UNSEEN group show @ Randall Scott Gallery
Digital C-Print

30” x 40”
Edition of 8
Unframed $1,200.00 first 2
$1,500.00 #3 & 4
$1,800.0 #5 & 6
$2,200.00 # 7
$2,500.00 #8

RNSM- Tell us about Days with my Father and why is so how well is being received by the public? I understand is about to be be published?

Phillip Toledano
Days With My Father
Dad looking at the sunset'


PT-When my mum died suddenly about three years ago, I found myself taking care of my father, who was 97 at the time. As I quickly found out, he didn't really have much short term memory. My mother had hidden the extent of his deterioration from me. I started taking photos, and writing about our lives together. I suppose, I wanted to remember the things he said to me, the love we both felt, the way he looked. I ended up posting everything on a website, having no idea that anyone would be interested in such a personal experience. As it turned out, I was wrong.

Phillip Toledano
Days With My Father
'Meringue Nipples'

Size 30x40

To date, almost a million people have been to the site, and I've gotten hundreds of emails from people all over the world. It's been a real honor, to be able to touch so many people. One of the lovely and totally unexpected things is that I've gotten so many emails from kids, telling me that the work had made them reconsider their relationship with their parents, or grandparents. All the other work I've done has been very interesting to me, intellectually speaking, but this is different. To be able to make someone pick up the phone and call a parent they've not spoken to in years, is a wonderful thing.

And yes, DAYS WITH MY FATHER is being published next spring, which I'm very happy about.

RNSM-Thanks Phil! Looking forward the opening of America: The Gift Shop at Hous Projects October 29, 2009.

Please read press release and more info about AMERICA: The Gift Shop:

And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. – John F. Kennedy, 1963

Lest we forget. – Rudyard Kipling, 1897

The advent of television in the early sixties gave rise to the televised news broadcast, and the opportunity for Americans to put images to stories previously only heard on the radio, or read in newsprint. It was a change that would prove monumental during the Vietnam War. Overnight, civilians possessed first-hand information that was until then, only imagined. Catastrophe, carnage, and the faces of those fighting-both friend and foe alike, came alive in graphic detail. And for the first time, the brutal cost of war to civilians was painfully visible for all to see.

Everyone tuned in. Everyone was aware. But more importantly, because these were new, unseen images, they were a catalyst that eventually brought about an end to a war. Ironically, contemporary images as atrocious, and outrageous, awaken our perceptions of injustice at initial impact, but the sensation is fleeting. Have we become so desensitized by portrayals of violence in the media? Has our collective sense of ethics so deteriorated, that atrocities committed in our name are quickly thrust aside by the latest celebrity scandal? Where has our compassion gone?

Phillip Toledano’s anger with the events of the last eight years, festered and grew to the point that he felt obliged to create work that might provoke discussion in an open forum beyond the seemingly ineffective anti-war minority. The secret prisons. The torture and abject disregard for human rights. The use of mercenaries, and their frequent killing of civilians. The Orwellian obsession with security. Through the medium of retail tourism, he serves up a reminder, that we are collectively responsible as a nation to remember.

Everything in America is reflected through the fun-house mirror of commerce. Why not foreign policy?

Bobble head figurines. A snow globe. A cookie jar. Postcards. T-shirts, neon signs, and chocolate bars. These are all things that make up our daily existence. They have a familiar intimacy. And that’s why they make perfect vehicles to shock, disturb, and remind. Once the sugar coating of the ordinary dissolves, we are left with the grim truth about where we’ve been as a nation.

At the end of a trip, we buy a souvenir to remind ourselves of the experience. What do we have to remind us of the events of the last eight years? And who will be held accountable for what has unfolded?. How can we look to the future with hope, when the past remains unresolved? What claim do we have to the moral high ground, when our recent past is so stained? Fingers must be pointed, and pointed publicly. Then, and only then, when the world sees us acting as we tell the world to act, will America’s honor be restored.

hous projects proudly presents a solo exhibition by Phillip Toledano of his installation, America: The Gift Shop.
An opening reception to celebrate the artist will be held from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday, October 29, 2009.

phillip toledano
america: the gift shop

october 29 – december 19, 2009

hous projects
31 howard street, floor 2
new york, ny 10013
t. 212.941.5801
f. 212.965.0207

Friday, October 23, 2009

Photographs and Fine Art Auction by Dan Cooney Fine Art @ i-Gavel

Larry Clark- Teenage Lust

Steve McCurry- Afgan Girl

Richard Misrach- The Beach
edition size: 100
image size: 43 1/2" X 34 1/2"
paper size: 43 1/2" X 34 1/2"

Item No. 1602772 : Group of Ten Signed Contemporary Art Posters D5WD

Daniel Cooney Fine Art is at it again at i-Gavel!
This time among the many great artwork deals, one of the items up for auction it is a great selection of limited edition of 10 posters and prints from :

1.Richard Misrach- The Famous Aperture,The Beach limited edition poster
2.Larry Clark-Teenage Lust
3.Steve McCurry- The iconic image of the Afgan Girl
4.Aleksandra Mir- Che Guevarra, 2007 one of a kind specially signed
5.Gregory Crewdson- Beneath The Roses one of a kind specially signed
6.Damien Hirst-The Illusive Truth
7.Gilbert & George- Dirty Words Pictures
8.Christo and Jean Claude- The Gates - Met Museum Special Print
9.Richard Serra-Gagosian show poster
10. Richard Misrach- Also from The Beach series

So the bids for all these 10 Gems starts only at $300.00 . The Richard Misrach limited edition poster retailed for $125.00 alone before it sold out, the Christo limited edition print retailed for $200.00 during 2005. just to give you an idea what kind of a bargain this is for you. A lot of this posters are quite large and valuable so go ahead and put a bid and a get a deal !

Happy Bidding!


Installation by Yeni Mao
Yes, I am rather fried from my opening last night (more about it later) but, I am not missing this one tonight!
See you there!


A failing economy has decided the recent fate of 21 Monitor Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Formerly a nun’s convent, the grand three-story house now stands uninhabited due to the declining membership of St. Cecilia parish and its sister school. Rather than let the building fall into disrepair the parish has found ways to breathe new life into it through a rotating schedule of film shoots, screenings, dance performances, and art exhibitions.

Taking its cue from the friends-of-friends network that has allowed access to 21 Monitor Street, system:system is a three-day event that reflects on the nature of associations between parts of a whole. The title is a play on the term “complex systems,” which are characterized by their connections and tendencies toward unpredictable behavior. The organizing of this event evokes these qualities and embraces the small world phenomenon of strangers being linked through minimal degrees of separation to form a dynamic structure.

The unoccupied nun’s living quarters will now showcase work that experiments with the building up and/or breaking down of systems: mathematical, scientific, social, economic, and otherwise. Much like the social and economic factors responsible for this event, the behavior between the separate elements—artistic interventions and performances—will result in an atmosphere of emergent interconnectedness. The act of creating artistic content in a temporary context will feature prominently, remaining true to the fluid way in which these works were executed.

Opening reception: Friday, Oct 23, 7pm – 10pm with performances by Matamoros and New Idea Society / after party at The Richardson, 451 Graham Ave, BK
Additional Performance: Saturday Oct 24, 8 pm / Bonnie Pipkin Presents “By Virtue Guarded and Manners Graced…A Game of Exquisite Corpse”
Hours: Friday Oct 23, 7 pm – 10 pm
Sat & Sun Oct 24 – 25, noon – 6 pm
Sat & Sun Oct 31 – Nov 1, noon – 6 pm
and by appointment by calling: 718.666.8906
Location: St. Cecilia’s Convent, 21 Monitor Street, Brooklyn, NY


Making something out of nothing Super Square was born from a tanked economy and focuses on the creative use of available resources for presenting art exhibitions. A nomadic project, Super Square organizes events that emphasize the creation of site-responsive art in unoccupied spaces. Super Square is comprised of a core group of art professionals and maintains an openness to collaborative efforts.

Sponsored by The Richardson, the official after party venue. Support for system:system is generously provided by Brooklyn Brewery, the exclusive beer sponsor of the exhibition. Website provided by Arlo/Artists for Super Square.

Special thanks to St. Cecilia RC Parish & Father Jim Krische and Suzanne Song.

Curated by Adam Henry and Christina Vassallo


Abby Manock, Adam Henry, Anya Kielar, Arthur Ou, Chris Dorland, Curver Thoroddsen, David Brooks, Derick Melander, [dNASAb], Emily Mae Smith, eTeam, Ethan Breckenridge, Francesca DiMattio, Gandalf Gavan, Garth Weiser, Ian Davis, Inna Babaeva, Jeff Konigsberg, Johannes VanDerBeek, Kai Vierstra, Lisha Bai, Maria João Salema & Lee Wells, Marius Watz, Matthew Monteith, Matthew Schenning, Melissa Brown, Meridith Pingree, Mike Hein, MiYoung Sohn, Nika Sarabi, Peter Kirn, Phil Vanderhyden, Saira McLaren, Skyler Brickley, SOFTlab, Studio Mode, Suzanne Song, Tom Brauer, Yeni Mao

Thursday, October 22, 2009

UNSEEN 10/22/09 It is ...SHOWTIME!

Well today October 22,2009 is the big day.

I am very excited about the opening tonight and can only tell you that, I am so proud and fortunate to be able to select and show the works from a group of 16 extremely talented artists.

Many thanks to Randall Scott of Randall Scott Gallery for this great opportunity. Last night after all the show pieces were hanging on the wall, felt like, I was right at home, surrounded by great photographs, each single one of them speaking to me in their own language.

At very affordable prices, I think that is worth taking a look at the show because, in my very honest opinion every single photographer in this show, is a star. All the artists were amazing to work with, putting this show together.

Many thanks also to the photography and art community for all the great support. Also to all my fellow art collectors friends, art writers and bloggers for spreading the all know who you are and really...thanks!

Looking forward seeing most of you tonight. As for me, you will see me beaming with pride for my 16 artists ...with the biggest smile ever!

Monday, October 12, 2009

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week from UNSEEN

Eric McNatt

Hayden Donahoo, Rylan Reagan, Ben Pennington, and Hunter Mares, Cardinals, Jr. Midget State Championships, Brownwood,TX, 2008
Pigment Print
Size 16''x 20''
Edition of 10
Signed at verso

Artmostfierce Affordable Print of the Week is coming directly from the UNSEEN : A Photographers Salon group exhibit opening October 22, 2009 , running till November 21, 2009 at Randall Scott Gallery and curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel . Over the next weeks the Print of the week will be selections from the UNSEEN exhibit. In addition once the show opens , the blog header will be changed on a daily basis to feature on line the work of the 16 artists shown in the exhibit.The sales of this print editions will be handled exclusively through Randall Scott Gallery .You can contact Randall Scott Gallery or email me at

The first choice from UNSEEN is a photograph by Eric McNatt which, I really liked.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

UNSEEN: A Photographers Salon 10/22/09 @ Randall Scott Gallery

Photo by Nadine Rovner, part of the UNSEEN group show exhibition

UNSEEN : A Photographers Salon

Type: Music/Arts - Exhibit

Network: Global

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2009

October 22- November 21, 2009

Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Location: Randall Scott Gallery

Street: 111 Front Street #214

City/Town: Brooklyn, NYC DUMBO

Curator Statement

UNseen: A Photographers Salon

Unseen is an introduction to some of New York’s most promising, hard working, and creative minds in the photography field whose bold ideas, themes, and techniques work to transcend the history of photographic art.

Adam Krause, a third generation Holocaust survivor, creates portraits of Neo Nazis. Nicola Kast, A German, explores and deconstructs German History. Cara Phillips Singular Beauty is a haunting social critique on modern surgical rooms while Phil Toledano’s portraits of plastic surgery patients is a classic aftermath of the surreal. Portrait work by Chad States, Natasha Gornik, Eric McNatt, Richard Renaldi, Bon Duke, and Ryan Pfluger examine the notions of self and the other. Leah Oates and Megan Cump visit serene, painterly landscapes while Nadine Rovner sends us back to retro the seventies through feel and color. Elizabeth Fleming examines the simplicity of the moment in a child’s world, Clayton Cotterell documents his brother now serving in the US military, and Alex Leme searches random urban settings.

As an Art Collector, I address the challenge that most art lovers constantly face… the search of new art and the issues of acquiring work for small spaces. By using the salon style for this show I demonstrate different themes and techniques, presented in a very traditional manner, that work within a confined space. Space should not limit your desire for collecting…the sky is the limit!

Ruben Natal-San Miguel
Art Collector and UNSEEN curator

OF LAND- 10/16/09 @ + Kris Graves Projects DUMBO

Photo-copyright Steve Smith

October 16 - November 21

Opening Reception: Friday, October 16, 6-8:30pm

Second Reception: Thursday, October 22, 6-8:30pm

Featuring the photography of Lois Conner, Jed Devine, Jan Groover, Laura McPhee, Ray Mortenson, Victor Schrager, Steve Smith, and Jo Ann Walters, among others.

Curated by Kris Graves & Diana Scarpulla

Friday, October 16 through November 21, 2009

A Opening Reception of these works will be held on Friday, October 16th, from 6:00-8:30pm

+Kris Graves Projects is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition: “OF LAND” which features eight remarkable and influential photographers. Lois Conner, Jed Devine, Jan Groover, Laura McPhee, Ray Mortenson, Victor Schrager, Steve Smith, and Jo Ann Walters have all used the medium of photography to interpret landscape. The exhibition will also include works by Peter Baker, Andreas Gehrke and Amy Finkelstein

The ideas and images in OF LAND are reminiscent of the work included in William Jenkins 1975 exhibition: New Topographics. Much like the photographers in that exhibition these seven photographers are interested in exploring and depicting the urban and suburban realities of landscapes altered by man. The work of these artists examines different aspects of looking at how the land has been manipulated throughout time. These artists depict landscape from a variety of approaches and with varying techniques to bring together a diverse display of land.

JED DEVINE is known for constructing images with an elegant sensibility and great passion. The photographs that are featured in OF LAND are panoramas made from joined medium format negatives picturing both rural and urban American vistas.

STEVE SMITH has recently been documenting the transition of the western landscape into suburbia. Working in both Utah and Nevada, Smith has made photographs that are not only aesthetically pleasing but that possess a hint of humor in their juxtaposition of unnatural objects set within the natural.

LOIS CONNER is interested in photographing urban development and culture any where from Brooklyn to Shanghai and the American west. Photographing with a 7”x17” format banquet camera she creates elongated images allowing the subject to describe it’s environment with great detail.

JO ANN WALTERS has always been intrigued and inspired with the subtlety of the world around her. Her attention to detail and a muted color palette create a beautiful combination for describing the bleak midwestern winters that her images portray. These rural and industrial sites that she has documented are representative of what the landscape is evolving into throughout the world.

In his series DIE MARK the German photographer ANDREAS GEHRKE explores the aesthetic character of the cultural landscape of the German federal state of Brandenburg. Like in his other body of work, Gehrke documents an atmosphere of the in-between: The traditional architectural profile of the cultural landscape of Brandenburg is no longer existent while the projected is not yet fulfilled; traces of past and future functionality blend into each other.

will be on view during regular gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00-6:00pm and by appointment. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the gallery at 212.796.7558 or email us at:

The 2009 Lucie Awards in NYC!

The Lucie Foundation Awards are in town again and there is a series of events not to be missed!

Here is a list of the main events:

Friday night Oct 16, Tim Montoani at the Farmani Gallery, 111 Front Street, DUMBO section of Brooklyn – 6-9 pm

Saturday night Oct 17, IPA/Lucie Awards competition Best of Show exhibition and party, Splashlight studios, 75 Varick Street, Soho – 7-10 pm

Sunday afternoon, Oct 18, Lucie Lectures East, Splashlight studios, Soho http:// for invitation

Monday, Oct 19, 6PM – LUCIE AWARDS, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Please see more information below for press releases about nominees and awards.

Media Contact: Sherrie Berger
Best of Show available via ftp or CD


Los Angeles, Calif. (August 25, 2009) - The International Photography Awards (IPA) announced the Finalists for the International Photographer of the Year, The Discovery of the Year and the Deeper Perspective Award for 2009. The winners will be revealed at the Lucie Awards on Monday evening, October 19, 2009 at the newly renovated Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center. Tickets for the Lucie Awards are available at The Lucie Awards, presented by the Lucie Foundation, celebrate their 7th year anniversary. In addition to the winners of this competition, honorees will be recognized at the ceremony. The Lucie Awards, produced by the Lucie Foundation, (a non-profit, charitable foundation), salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, discover emerging talent through the International Photography Awards and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide.
There were almost 18,000 submissions in competition this year from 104 countries around the world. Hossein Farmani, founder of the Lucie Awards commented, “We are absolutely delighted that the International Photography Awards have been able to grow and attract such a vast number of quality submissions. We’ve seen such stellar creative work from so many photographers around the world. The high level of interest in each and every category has been outstanding. The IPA is excited to promote the winning work from this year's competition and expose the photography industry to new and exciting work every year.”
Finalists for International Photographer of the Year are: Andreas Smetana, Michael Schnabel, Achim Lippoth, Nadav Kander, Francois Robert, Kacper Kowalski, Céline Clanet, and Sue Flood.
Finalists for Discovery of the Year are: Rosanna Anson, Thomas Wissmann, Andy Spyra, Elliott Wilcox, James Knight-Smith, Alain Paris, and Alan Kupchick.

Finalists for the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year are: Rachel Papo, Christian Vium, Yann Gross, Lamia Abillama, Alberto Lizaralde, and Eugenia Maximova.

IPA prizes include $10,000 for the International Photographer of the Year Award provided by AtEdge. The winner of the Discovery of the Year Award is given a prize of $5,000, and the Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year is awarded $5,000, which is provided by Blurb. The winners are published in the IPA Annual book distributed throughout the international photography community.

The Lucie Awards official media partner is PDN and Photo Plus International. LaCie, the leading provider of integrated storage solutions, color monitors and accessories, sponsors this year’s Lucie Awards. Additional support is provided by, AtEDGE, Blurb, Duggal, Hance Partners, and Splashlight Studios.
Tickets for the Lucie Awards are available at

IPA Members and General Public Nominate
Photography Industry Professionals in Support Categories
Presented by The Lucie Foundation

Los Angeles, Calif. – (Oct 1, 2009) - In addition to celebrating the masters, The Lucie Awards, presented by The Lucie Foundation, will recognize six professionals and organizations in the creative community, all of whom are essential to the process of crafting the exceptional types of images that are celebrated. This year’s gala Lucie Awards will be held at the newly renovated Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, on Monday, October 19, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
Individuals in the photography community and related industries nominated and voted at This year, both online picture editors and online magazines have been added to the list of eligible nominees. Lucie embraces technology so that excellence is awarded across all platforms. The nominees are below:
Book Publisher of the Year (awarded to publisher):

- Phaidon for Memories of Myself by Danny Lyon.
- Kodansha Company Limited for This Day of Change by 132 Photographers from 79 countries, in concert with Courrier Japon.
- Verso Limited Editions for Central Park by Bruce Davidson.
- 21st Editions for The Journal of Joel-Peter Witkin: The Maxims of Men Disclose Their Hearts.
- Morel Books for Moonmilk by Ryan McGinley.
- Steidl for Marc Jacobs Advertising 1998-2009 by Juergen Teller.

Fashion Layout of the Year (awarded to magazine publications):

- W Magazine for Paperbag Princess by Craig McDean, September 2009.
- Harper's Bazaar for Supermodels, Supernatural by Peter Lindbergh, September 2009 - Vogue Germany for Femme Fatale by Patrick Demarchelier, August 2009.
- Harper's Bazaar for Thriller Fashion by Terry Richardon, September 2009.
- Vogue Italia for Performance by Steven Meisel, September 2009.
- V Magazine for Live from New York by Mario Sorrenti, Fall 2009.

Curator/Exhibition of the Year (awarded to curator):

- Virginia Heckert and Anne Lacoste for Irving Penn:Small Trades, Getty Center, Los Angeles, California.
- Paul Roth for Richard Avedon:Portraits of Power, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
- Sarah Greenough for Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
- Eve Raspini for Into the Sunset: Photography's Image of the American West, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
- Laurence Miller Gallery, Helen Levitt 1913 - 2009, A Memorial Tribute, New York, New York.
- Gay Icons selected by Waheed Alli, Alan Hollinghurst, Elton John, Jackie Kay, Billie Jean King, Ian McKellen, Chris Smith, Ben Summersmil, Sandi Toksvig and Sarah Waters, National Portrait Gallery, London, England.

Print Advertising Campaign of the Year (awarded to photographer):

- Agency - CLM BBDO France for Client Pepsi entitled Exchange, photographed by Vincent Dixon.
- Agency - Droga5 USA for Client Puma entitled L.I.F.T. photographed by Nadav Kander.
- Agency - GSD&M's Idea City USA for BMW entitled Mad Men photographed by Anton Watts.
- Agency - FFL France for Wrangler entitled We Are Animals photographed by Ryan McGinley.
- Agency - 180 Amersterdam/TBWA Amsterdam for Adidas entited Air-Cooled Training photographed by Carlos Serrao.

Picture Editor of the Year (awarded to picture editor):
- Dora Somosi, Director of Photography for GQ Magazine.
- David Griffin, Director of Photography for National Geographic.
- Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography for New York Times Magazine.
- Alan Taylor, Online Photo Editor for
- Steve Fine, Director of Photography for Sports Illustrated.

Photography Magazine of the Year (awarded to publisher):

- Aperture Magazine
- C International Photography Magazine
- Foam International Photography Magazine
- GUP (Guide to Unique Photography) Magazine
- Nueva Luz Photographic Journal

In addition to these support categories, legendary photographers and top winners from the 2009 IPA competition will be recognized on October 19 at the 7th annual Lucie Awards at the recently renovated Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center. The Lucie Awards, produced by the Lucie Foundation, (a non-profit, charitable foundation) salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, discover emerging talent through the International Photography Awards and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide

About the Lucie Foundation
The Lucie Foundation’s three fold mission is to honor master photographers, to discover and cultivate emerging talent and to promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. The photography communities from countries around the globe pay tribute to the year’s most outstanding photographic achievements at the annual Lucie Awards ceremony. The Lucies recognize men and women whose life’s work in photography merits the highest acclaim by their peers. This year alone, the Lucie Foundation rolled out programming in Los Angeles, and New York including MOPLA, Fresh Fairs and Fresh Look, Lucie Lectures East and West, the mentor program and scholarships, as well as Pro’jekt LA summer series of outdoor photographic projections. The winners of IPA Photographer of the Year, the Discovery of the Year and Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year are announced at the Lucies and are awarded cash prizes and statues. The Lucie Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable foundation.

World Photography Awards Global Tour 2009/10 exhibition - October 22-30 , 2209 @ Aperture Foundation



The Sony World Photography Awards is a global competition open to both amateur and professional photographers. Over 60,000 images were entered into the 2009 awards from 139 countries and the winning and shortlisted photographs will be showcased at Aperture Gallery, Chelsea, New York from October 22-30.

The opening night and private press preview will take place on Thursday October 22 ,2009. The event will be attended by acclaimed photographers and World Photography Awards Academy members Mary Ellen Mark, Elliott Erwitt, Bruce Davidson, Jonathan Torgovnik and Reza Deghati. The exhibition includes the work of American photographers David Zimmerman (who won the title of the Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year) and Dustin Humphrey (who won the professional advertising category), both of whom will also be at the opening night party.

Exhibition details:

Aperture Gallery
Address: 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, Between 10th and 11th Avenues, New York
Tel: 001-212-505-5555
Open: Monday–Saturday: 10:00 am–6:00 pm Sunday: closed
Dates: 22-30 October 2009
Press night: Thursday 22 October

For further information contact

Jill Cotton at Colman Getty
Tel: 00 44 20 7631 2666

Linda Barger at Sony Electronics
Tel: (858) 942-2986

Andrea Smith at Aperture Gallery
Tel: (212) 946-7111

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Surface Tension- SVA- Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Photography at the School of Visual Arts -10/21/09

Jamie Permuth

Todd Carroll

Michaela Dazzell
Curated by Dan Halm
Several SVA graduates are part of theUNSEEN show that, I am curating for Randall Scott Gallery 10/22/09 In the past and present, their works had been spotted by me previously at these SVA graduating shows. Don't miss it!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Attention Emerging Artists!

Previously featured
Item No. 1251522 : Whitney Hubbs, Untitled from Between Erosion and Rupture, 2008 E1DA
This is a great opportunity for new up and coming artists to get your work out there into good art collections and for the art business to take notice of your work. Previous artists featured at Dan Cooney's iGavel Emerging Art Auctions like photographer Timothy Briner had gone into good collections and landed him a solo show at Dan Cooney Fine Art Gallery opening January 2010!

I highly recommend you to submit your work to the now only 4 times a year auctions . It is more affordable than most photography competitions!

You see it here first and trust me... I will be talking here about it.

Dan Cooney is one of the nicest people in the Art Business and Alana Celii has a very sharp eye (co-curator of the Humble Arts Guide)

Read this below carefully and go 4 it!

iGavel launching a call for emerging artists submissions. With Dan Cooney, we are expanding the auction to accept different mediums and will offer the auction four times a year. The new auction format is slated to launch in early 2010, and as I know you have a large following of emerging artists on your blog, I was wondering if you wouldn't mind posting the open call? Here is a little bit more info about it:

In participation with Daniel Cooney Fine Art and iGavel Associates, iGavel is pleased to present our Emerging Artists Auctions. These auctions include a curated selection of works of art by promising emerging talent. The auction is a showcase before an audience of collectors, dealers, museum professionals and gallery owners. To ensure equal and fair representation all works are presented with reserves set at $200.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. To submit you must meet the following requirements:

- Undergraduate student works will not be accepted
- All mediums are welcome besides installation works
- Artists cannot have gallery or commercial representation
- Some prior exhibition or publication experience is required

To submit, please fill out the form below. Submit one image per work. Images must be at least 800 pixels on the longest side, jpeg saved for web, below 200kb in size, and SRGB color space. Each artist will be required to sign a contract with iGavel. Artists receive a 50% commission on all sold works. Shipping of accepted works to iGavel or the iGavel Associate is the responsibility of the artist, and the return shipment if not sold. After your submission is received, you will be contacted by email.

You can find the submission form here:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

We Dream the Cure Foundation on Oct 27,2009

Painting by artist Victor Grasso

"Johnny Messiah" 2009
22 x 28 inches
Oil on Linen

Opening bid $1000

About the artist:

Naughty Auction 2009

Put your bids on now!

Simon Roberts - We English @ Klompching Gallery

Simon Roberts
Devil's Dyke, South Downs, East Sussex, 2008
C-Type Print, 40” x 50 ”, Edition 1/3

If you haven't seen this show yet, I suggest you do and trusts me it is selling pretty well!
They are some still a few pretty affordable edition prints available!

The 20" x 24" size is only in an edition of 7 (2 AP's), they're c-types. This is a really great opportunity for someone to invest in an artist whom we believe is responsible for a strong, solid body of work and will also prove to be a good investment.

Artworks from the series has already been placed into the Birmingham Central Library photography collection (UK) and several private collections in the US, Canada and the UK. Upcoming group exhibitions include the Washington DC Fotoweek and Parr World at The Baltic (curated by Martin Parr). Additionally, Simon has his first solo museum show at the National Media Museum (Bradford, UK) in March-September 2010.

Simon Roberts
, We English is published by Chris Boot Ltd., forming Roberts’ second monograph.And it is quite a beautiful book another must have!