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Reception and book signing, Saturday, December 13, 3-6 pm
For almost a decade Gerritsen has been working in the New York City subways. Here he explores the act of reading as it occurs in public spaces, the cramped and jostled environment of a subway car. It began as a series of modest observations and transformed into a collection of vivid documentary portraits, set against a visual landscape of best sellers, classics, romance novels, detective thrillers, and every kind of printed book, as diverse as the readers. Conceived as an elegy to the end of bound books, in a positive twist it has now become evident that people are moving away from electronic reading devices and that the printed book is alive and well!
Julie Saul Gallery
535 West 22nd Street, 6th floor | New York | NY | 10011
Who Do We Think We Are is the result of the young people’s participation in Impressions’ innovative Hidden Schools Tour. The Gallery toured the exhibition Hidden by Red Saunders to twelve primary and secondary schools in Bradford, showing artworks in assembly halls, classrooms, and corridors.
Taking inspiration from the themes of Saunders’ work, students investigated the history of everyday people’s struggles for democracy and equality in the UK. They also explored a range of photographic approaches and techniques including staged, constructed and conceptual photography.
Impressions Gallery, Centenary Square, Bradford, BD1 1SD
When I was a kid and watched 2001: A Space Oddessey for the first time it rocked me to my core. I was too young to fully understand what I was watching but the imagery that Kubrick crafted for the film would never leave me. We all remember the monolith. The big black stoic chunk of obsidian that appears throughout the film is forever entrenched in our culture’s pop sensibility brain. Moon Viewing evokes the same feeling but deeper, more primal. Looking at these photos of these natural structures that are actually found on this planet, not some work of fiction, makes me gaze in wonder like the anthropomorphized apes of 2001.
Barbara Yoshida undertook a vast quest to find these Megaliths across the world and shoot them under the cover of moonlight. Moonlight brings about a different sense to our surroundings and often we think that under the cover of darkness is where nightmares dwell. Flip your perspective and think about how things come alive at night. These megaliths speak to the viewer with an unbridled passion that has existed before the written word. These stones have seen more history than ever recorded and will stand the test of time for ages to come. Sure, we may have erected the stones and mankind felt the need to express their emotions and beliefs by hoisting them up but truly who had the spiritual power to raise them up? Was it the stones themselves yearning to be back in the cosmos or was is us playing like we knew what a God was?
This book is a gorgeous account of these beings that populate a multitude of locations on the Earth. These stones are in Europe, Africa, even Armenia and Israel. They all have one thing in common; they were witness to man attempting to find its identity. The long exposures combined with the ancient night sky bring these black and white photos to life like distant memories from our human unconscious. I suggest you pick this book up, pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage, put on some Pallbearer, and just enjoy the soft poetry created by Barbara Yoshida.
Moon Viewing: Megaliths By Moonlight
by Barbara Yoshida
Marquand Books, Inc.
Opening reception Sunday, November 30th from 7pm – 10pm
During the celebration of The Arab Emirates 43rd year as a federation, we look back on a time before the concrete and steel towers, luxury hotels and sophisticated restaurants. “It was a period of transition from nomadic life to the first communities of this newly founded nation,” states Van Der Krol.
The Empty Quarter
Gate Village, Bldg 02
DIFC, Dubai, UAE
Athens House of Photography
Zirini 23 145 61
Kifisia Athens (Greece)
All The Queens Men is a thirteen-year photographic project (1999-2013) in which American photographer Katie Murray explores the rites, rituals, and relationships of men. Walking the fine line between fiction and non-fiction, Murray creates a hauntingly beautiful body of work that navigates the psychology of men through an exploration of portraiture and place. Intimate portraits and enigmatic landscapes deliberately mix fact and fiction, past and present, myth and reality. Made in the New York City borough of Queens with men of Murray’s family and community, All The Queens Men reveals intergenerational patterns of behavior played out over the course of many years in domestic and urban settings.
The Barbara Walters Gallery
Sarah Lawrence College
Heimbold Visual Arts Center
915 Kimball Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
OPENING RECEPTION WITH THE ARTIST:
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2014
Throughout her career, photographic artist Amy Touchette has explored themes of social connectedness, making photographs of people within their social groups and communities.
A documentarian and a street photographer, Touchette has utilized photography’s power to create authentic portraits of those who interest her.
MAX FISH BAR AND ART GALLERY
120 Orchard Street (between Rivington and Delancey Streets)
Edmund Teske believed in the transformative potential of photography. He was interested in more than the inherent characteristic of the medium to record a specific moment in time. For Teske photography was a way to explore the soul of his subjects and creating the negative was only the beginning. His composites of multiple negatives and his use of solarization, as well as his exquisite gelatin silver prints, express the complexity and depth of his personal vision.
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1103
New York, NY 10022
opening Nov 9, 6-8pm
88 Eldridge Street, 5th FL
New York, NY 10002