Sunday, November 13, 2011

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week- Home Away From Home byJustine Reyes

Pinocchio- Justine Reyes

ARTmostfierce Affordable Print Pick of the Week goes to fellow photographer and friend, Justine Reyes whose great new solo show Home Away From Home  @ the Homefront Gallery in Long Island City, Queens will be on display from November 12- January 8,  2012.

 Each 8"x10" image is only $75 and is an edition of 25. A box set is available for all 5 images for $300. All prints are signed and numbered on the reverse. Justine is a very good printer so the prints, are of top quality!
Mom Fall- Justine Reyes

Beach-Justine Reyes
 Product TV-Justine Reyes

Alcairns-Justine Reyes

Justine Reyes: Home, Away from Home
November 12, 2011–January 8, 2012
Opening Reception: Saturday Nov. 12, 4

The Homefront Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by Justine Reyes opening to the public on November 12 and continuing until January 8.
Home, Away from Home is a series of portraits of Reyes’ aging mother and uncle taken over the past seven years at home and in hotel rooms while traveling abroad.  This body of work draws from the artist’s close relationship with her family to convey the experience of leaving and returning home and the fear of losing those closest to us.
Photographs of Reyes’ mother and uncle at home show them gazing directly into the camera while engaging in activities such as talking on the phone, sitting at the breakfast table, ironing or reading the paper.  These images allow for patient and focused observation, and “the opportunity to have an emotional dialogue with the viewer.”  Intimate portraits of her family in hotel rooms reveal the subtle underlying tensions affected by dislocation.  An atmosphere of loneliness permeates these interior spaces, designed to have the look and feel of domestic comfort.  Reyes’ portraits are filled with the immeasurable vastness of age, memory and time.  The artist has said, “I use my work to move through the fear and pain of loss and longing.”  Home, Away from Home is a poignant and personal study that invites us to consider photography’s relationship to emotional truth.
In conjunction with the exhibition Home, Away from Home, a conversation with the artist Justine Reyes will take place at The Homefront Gallery on Saturday, December 3 at 3pm.  RSVP to
This exhibition was made possible by a grant from Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
The Homefront Gallery
26-23 Jackson Avenue Long Island City, NY 11101

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