Carrion & Lois Youmans @ fotofoto gallery

unnamedSandra Carrion & Lois Youmans: Double Vision – Cuban Dreams
June 29 – July 30, 2016

Reception Saturday, July 9th 5 – 7pm

Carrion’s work focuses on the people, places and things of Cuba. Trips to a school, boxing gym, food markets and the streets became the subjects she then translated to dreamy encaustic prints. The waxy haze over the images represents the atmospheric feeling of the place. The people were kind, honest, and enthusiastic. Carrion strives to capture these characteristics in her new work.

Youmans responds differently to the same settings, rarely photographing people, instead focusing on the details of crumbling buildings and defunct machinery. Although much of the colonial architecture of Cuba has been maintained, many buildings and factories have deteriorated to a point of no return. Youmans photographs these chipped and peeling facades to reveal a physical timeline of Cuba’s history.

fotofoto gallery
14 West Carver Street, Huntington, NY
Huntington, NY 11743

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Lillian Bassman @ Edwynn Houk Gallery

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Lillian Bassman
12 MAY – 8 JULY 2016

OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, 12 MAY 6PM-8PM

A seminal figure in the history of fashion photography, Lillian Bassman’s photographs appeared on the pages of Harper’s Bazaar from the 1940s through the 1960s. She trained and worked under famed art director Alexey Brodovitch, eventually becoming art director of Junior Bazaar in 1945, until the magazine’s closing in 1948. While working as art director, Bassman regularly hired photographers such as Richard Avedon, Arnold Newman, and Robert Frank. By 1946, Bassman began taking her own photographs and swiftly transitioned from art director to fashion photographer. Her first photograph was published in Bazaar in 1946 and her first editorial story in 1948.

Edwynn Houk Gallery
745 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK NY 10151

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Landscapes @ Center for Fine Art Photography

Image: Ellie Davies

Image: Ellie Davies

Landscapes
May 6 – June 11

Opening reception May 6, 6:00 – 9:00pm

Center for Fine Art Photography, 400 North College Avenue, Fort Collins, Co 80524

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Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman

unnamedNate Larson and Marni Shindelman: Geolocation: Tributes to the Data Stream
May 6 – 28

Reception: May 6, 6 – 9 PM

Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman use publicly available embedded GPS information in Twitter updates to track the locations of user posts and make photographs to mark the location in the real world. Each of these photographs is taken on the site of the update and paired with the originating text. Larson and Shindelman’s act of making a photograph anchors and memorializes the ephemeral online data in the real world and also probes the expectations of privacy surrounding social networks.

Filter Space
1821 West Hubbard St.
Suite 207
Chicago

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ANTHONY FRIEDKIN & : ABOVE AND BELOW @ Leica Store & Gallery Los Angeles

JEFF JOHNSON

JEFF JOHNSON

ANTHONY FRIEDKIN:CHRONOGRAPHS
JEFF JOHNSON: ABOVE AND BELOW
MAY 6 – JUNE 13, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, MAY 7, 6PM-9PM

Leica Store & Gallery Los Angeles, 8783 Beverly Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90048

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Jeffrey Dell, Andrew Fillmore and Leah Mackin @ The Print Center

Andrew Fillmore, Bathroom Apples, 2015

Andrew Fillmore, Bathroom Apples, 2015

Jeffrey Dell: Sightings
Andrew Fillmore: This Time is Always the Present
Leah Mackin: Portable Document
May 6 – August 6, 2016

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 5, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Gallery Talk: Thursday, May 5, 5:30pm

Jeffrey Dell: Sightings
The prints in Jeffrey Dell’s exhibition, which depict sheets of curled and folded paper, are deceptively simple. In his screenprints, colors shift and flux, challenging our perceptual abilities. “I am interested,” says Dell, “in how basic human desires cooperate with facilities of perception. I am trying to make an image that is seductive, but where the very thing that seduces us also deceives.”

Andrew Fillmore: This Time is Always the Present
The photographs in Andrew Fillmore’s exhibition are still lifes and portraits, all of which depict the objects and scenarios most immediate to his everyday life. Fillmore says he is concerned with “the idea that within the simplicity of these moments, a balance of fragments and associations might disclose the psychological threads of my experience in the present.”

Leah Mackin: Portable Document
Leah Mackin’s exhibition Portable Document is composed of images, based on digital photographs, of historical material available online. Mackin responds to the digital surrogate of the scrapbook, examining the handling of and relationship with archival materials as physical objects. In this show, work from Mackin’s ongoing investigation of materials, both physically and intellectually, include printed works on paper and sculpture that reflect on her interaction with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (the institution that holds The Print Center’s Archives).

The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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SOPHIE DELAPORTE @ SOUS LES ETOILES GALLERY

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SOPHIE DELAPORTE: POSTMODERN MYSTERIES
MAY 12 – JUNE 11, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST
Thursday, May 12, 6-8pm

ARTIST TALK
Monday, May 16, 7pm

Since the early 90s, when the artist would begin her formative and longstanding collaborations with cutting-edge British magazine I-D, Sophie Delaporte has remained dedicated to the “play” of photography and fashion in its most straightforward definition, emphasizing fun, freedom and theatricality. Yet Delaporte’s lighthearted view of the worlds she creates, in which women and men appear to happily vacillate between childhood and adulthood, are anything but straightforward. This immediately recognizable style of Delaporte—highly pictorial, and often employing lush color and sparkling humor—promises such multifaceted readings, that any sequence of images can be arranged and disarranged to pleasing effect: a dinner scene, framed in front of darkening windows and spotted with silverware that reflects the impossibly bright wine set in glass goblets, could be at once a poetical, beautiful meditation on the power of the woman in red at the head of this table, and also a charged scene from a contemporary iteration of Ubu Roi. “The mysteries are decidely postmodern,” writes Vicki Goldberg, “consisting of inexplicable actions, they involve no crime and have no solution other than anyone’s guess.” With an ever-refreshing perspective, along with the mastery of pretended improvisation and movement in a tightly controlled studio setting, Delaporte positions her work in the realm of surrealism, promising nothing but the surprise and delight of the imagination.

SOUS LES ETOILES GALLERY
560 Broadway #603
New York City, NY 10012

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Jane Hilton @ Eleven

Target A, 2016

Target A, 2016

Jane Hilton: L.A. Gun Club
13th May to 18th June

Eleven
11 Eccleston Street
London SW1W 9LX
England

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Mark Lyon @ Elizabeth Houston Gallery

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Mark Lyon: Bay Views
May 4 – June 12, 2016

In his new series, Bay Views, Mark Lyon reveals unexpected beauty in the most unusual setting: the American car wash. Sixteen urban locations in different stages of function are captured with existing unaltered light at night. Lyon considered each image for days and sometimes years to capture each setting at exactly the right moment, day and season without a person in sight. This thoughtful approach
to photographing this series in the decisive moment creates distinctive images in contrast to our current world, which is saturated with spontaneous imagery.

Elizabeth Houston Gallery
34 E. 1st Street
New York, NY 10003

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Daniel Coburn & Megan Ledbetter @ Silver Eye Center for Photography

Image: Daniel Coburn

Image: Daniel Coburn

The Hereditary Estate: Daniel Coburn + Homo Bulla: Megan Ledbetter
May 27 – July 30, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, May 27, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Daniel Coburn’s solo exhibition The Hereditary Estate explores the dark undercurrent of the artist’s family history through a series of lyrical and mysterious photographs. These images are deeply personal, yet moving and accessible. As a young adult, Coburn discovered a family history full of tragic events involving suicide, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Disturbed when he realized that a lot of family members and events had been erased from his family album, Coburn set out to rewrite the family narrative through a series of photographs that he made, collected, and manipulated. The resulting images mingle his family in parables of love, respect, and quiet tragedy with a now tangible display of new memories acquired during his journey to adulthood.

Megan Ledbetter’s solo exhibition Homo Bulla is a study of surfaces and life cycles in the American South. The title, which translates to “man is a bubble,” refers to the fragile, beautiful, and temporary nature of human existence. Her images offer a representation of ideas and feelings as accounted for in the surfaces of things, breaking through the surface to a cellular level, or in the character of the gesture of the surface. Responding to the contrast between the love of life and the sentiment of death and the fragility of the body, Ledbetter’s images contemplate the structure of surface, light, and the ephemeral and the deep sentiment for which all of these associate.

Silver Eye Center for Photography
1015 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

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