Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Here are some highlights from AIPAD. While I admired and salivated over the classic and legendary photography that the fair is mostly known for, I wanted to focus on the newest works by up and coming photographers.
In my opinion Yossi Milo Gallery has one of the strongest if not, best gallery booth of the entire fair. All the work in it was so fresh, strong and highly contemporary. The booth is right at the entrance and it is a great prelude of what the AIPAD fair is offering this year. The works of Lise Sarfati, Pieter Hugo, Doug Rickard and the late Tim Hetherington are a true and profound photographic expression of our most current living times. Bravo!
Camel Bubbles, Atlanta, 2005
Courtesy of Jackson Fine Art
Midway in the Rain, Atlanta, 2004
Courtesy of Jackson Fine Art
|Olive & Market Street, 2012|
Courtesy of Robert Mann Gallery
|Nadine Rovner |
Julie, 2007 Archival Pigment Print
Courtesy of 339 Gallery
Courtesy of paul Kopeikin Gallery
Still life with Chicken Game & Flowers, 2009
16 x 20", edition of 10
Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery
At Andrea Meislin Gallery, the work of Michal Chelbin dominates the walls and commands attention. I saw this photo very small a year ago and this time is a must see and own. Love it!
Stas, Juvenile Prison, 2009
Courtesy of Andrea Meislin Gallery
|Philip-Lorca diCorciaJuliet Ms. Muse|
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Our former New Yorker, dear friend, curator and great photographer , Amy Elkins is creating new waves on the West Coast of Portland, Oregon. Being a person of many hats this time, Amy puts on the curator hat back on to create a great group show called'' Gazed Upon''. If you are in the area go and see this group show with the likes of one of my most favorites, Cara Phillips , Stacey Tyrell and Jen Davis . The show book essay was written by the new Aperture prize 2012 winner, Sarah Palmer.
For those like us truly that can make it , they show will be available @ the newly curators site Photo- Gallerino where Amy Elkins own work has been already featured.
Go and see it!!
Curated by Amy Elkins
Work by Jen Davis, Cara Phillips & Stacey Tyrell
Essay by photographer & writer Sarah Palmer.
March 29 to April 24, 2012
Opening Reception on March 29, 6 to 10PM
Ampersand is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs curated by photographer Amy Elkins, whose work has been exhibited both nationally & internationally & is represented by
Yancy Richardson Gallery in New York. In addition to her work as a photographer, Elkins is co-founder, along with Cara Philips, of Women in Photography (wipnyc.org), a platform for showcasing both established and emerging women photographers. With Gazed Upon, Elkins brings to Ampersand the work of three women photographers, each of whom investigates representations of female beauty & self identity.
Please read more show information here: http://www.ampersandvintage.com/Ampersand_Vintage/Amy_Elkins_-_Gazed_Upon_-_April_2012.html
Friday, March 16, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
|''Salon De Belleza'' 2011 Harlem, NYC. © Ruben Natal- San Miguel|
Please contribute to the Kickstarter of Harlem Arts Festival . Only 6 days left and they are very close to the goal . Also, if you look, the 3 first bigger $1,000.00 donors, will get a limted edition photograph of 1/3 by Ruben Natal-San Miguel. Just saying... ;)
Please click link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1373599076/the-harlem-arts-festival/
Sunday, March 11, 2012
After seeing Frank Yamrus -''I Feel Lucky '' solo show current exhibition at Clampart Gallery major things clicked in my mind.
1. In life, it is a ''lucky'' thing to mature .
2. Is a great thing to celebrate life and accept yourself for who you really are.
3. People will see you of how you see yourself.
4. You had already out lived friends that, by life consequences are not longer around and should truly ''feel lucky'' and celebrate life.
I always had great admiration of artists who their work is based on mostly turning the camera at right at themselves. It takes a very special sensibility and Frank Yamrus possesses such. With Frank, you get a different visual identity range of himself based on the different variety of every day life situations and scenarios that most of us face or do.
The show is cleverly displayed in a combination of 20 x 28 inches framed images horizontals and verticals. All the images have great composition, theme ( daily live activities and events that most of us do or still dream about doing) and of a great color saturation.
Since all of us are not going to be young forever and the thought of it might cause most to have fears, insecurities and all the sort of not so'' lucky'' feelings while growing old, go and see this wonderful self portrayal of life celebration. It might change your life's perspective . By seeing Frank self portraits, he indirectly turns the camera right at you and will make you feel as'' lucky'' as he is and will convince you of how'' lucky'' you are or will be to age gracefully and happy. It is a life fact...sooner or later, we will all get old someday soon...
Go and see it !
On display till March 24, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
February 28–April 5, 2012
Wednesday, March 7 from 5:00 to 6:45pm
Saturday, March 24 from 2:00 to 3:00pm
571 - 575 Walton Avenue
(between 149 & 150th Streets, one block west of the Grand Concourse)
Bronx, NY 10451 tel: 718-585-1202
Monday-Friday, 9:30am to 5:30pm with extended hours during show nights.
Check www.pregones.org for those extended hours.
""Yonkeros" is a popular term for businesses that strip wrecked cars and sell them as scrap metal or for parts. The term is a Spanglish derivative of "junk", conjugated grammatically to refer to people who engage in this line of work.
Yonkeros is a lyrical exploration of first world consumerism, waste, and obsolescence as it intersects with the third world ingenuity and survivalist strategies in the no–man's–land of Willets Point Queens, NY.
This series of photographs is both an appeal and a eulogy; the City of New York is determined to erase the existence of this small enclave, not withstanding that it continues to provide an essential service to the community and that it constitutes a source of income and employment to a segment of the city's immigrant working class.
Above all, Willets Point is a vast inventory of parts, and like all catalogues it is also a poem."