Jordan Matter @ Soho Photo Gallery


Jordan Matter Dancers Among Us
May 6, 2015 – May 30, 2015

Tuesday, May 5, 2015, from 6pm to 8pm

This exhibition is part of an on-going project that began as a book and quickly grew into an international phenomenon. Dancers Among Us (Workman Publishing, 2012), a New York Times bestseller, is a collection of photographs of dancers in everyday situations. Matter and his work have been featured throughout the world, including ABC World News, the Today Show, the BBC, The Huffington Post, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Korea. Images from this project continue to be viewed and shared on-line by millions of people, all over the planet, every day.

Soho Photo Gallery | 15 White Street | New York | NY | 10013

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Newsha Tavakolian @ Chapelle des Beaux-Arts de Paris

Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album by Newsha Tavakolian
13 May to 7 June 2015

Newsha Tavakolian’s reportage focuses on the feeling of claustrophobia experienced by the younger generation in Iran. Taking as their common thread the theme of a family photo album, her photographs depict young middle-class people caught between the contradictory pressures of an increasingly modern society and an Islamic revolutionary ideology.

Chapelle des Beaux-Arts de Paris 14, rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris

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Tabitha Soren @ The Kopeikin Gallery

unnamed-1Tabitha Soren: Fantasy Life
April 25th – June 6th

Twelve years in the making, Fantasy Life documents the myths of American life that pervade our society. This series explores the fantasies that define America: Manifest Destiny, the romantic idea of the restless wanderer, the hopeful idea that failure is just a step on the road to greatness, the notion that the pursuit of fame and fortune is also the pursuit of happiness, the belief that to secure one’s identity, one must seek to stand apart from the community. Fantasy Life expands upon these beliefs thought to be truths through a captivating series of portraits and landscapes that engage the audience and shift their perspective of baseball.

The Kopeikin Gallery
2766 South La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90034

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Charlie Ruben @ The Kopeikin Gallery

unnamedCharlie Ruben: Intervention
April 25th – June 6th, 2015

With the rise of digital cameras and smart phones, beautiful photography has become common and ubiquitous. In order to instill value in his photography, Ruben started to distort his photography through bringing in elements of painting, sculpture and collage. The result is a collection of fantastical images that capture the imagination and project an unsettling sense of beauty.

The Kopeikin Gallery
2766 South La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca, 90034

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JUNE 6 — AUGUST 31, 2015

Vrba’s richly textured, meticulously composed photographs are packed with symbolism drawn from art, folklore, mythology, and biblical references. Vrba’s subjects, that include her own children, are actors performing parts in a series of dreamlike vignettes that tell universal stories of love, loss, and the passage of time, and examine the simultaneous joy and pain of motherhood, love, and being an artist. Her portraits are combined with found objects transforming her subjects into otherworldly beings. Feathers appear in many of Vrba’s photographs as a metaphor for flight, transformation, and coming of age.

2635 Colquitt Street, Houston, TX 77098

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Black & White Exhibition @ The Center for Fine Art Photography

Snow Shadows No.1 ©   Eleanor M. Brown

Snow Shadows No.1 © Eleanor M. Brown

Black & White Exhibition
July 25 – August 29, 2015

First Friday Reception Date: August 7, 2015

All Selected Artists | Geoffrey Agrons, Mary Aiu, Thomas Backer, Eleanor M. Brown, Adam Butler, Mark Coggins, Nathan Conley, Anne Connor, Robert Crifasi, Darcy Dangremond, Ernesto Ellenwood, Randolph Fritz, Lynne Gaines, Michael Vaile Garner, Martina Gates, Philip Goodman, Kevin Horan, Scott Hoyle, Don Jacobson, Jeffrey Jensen, Tom Jones, Hannes Ka, Josef Kubiccek, Eric Kunsman, Remi Lai, Robert Langham, G. Mark Lewis, Robert Lipgar, Dale Livingston, Timothy McCoy, Christy McDonald, Holly Nothrop, Neal Panton, Byong Jun Park, Sojin Park, Steve Pearlman, Fabio Piazza, Donna Pinckley, Nataly Radar, Ellen Rosenthal, Don Russel, Marcin Ryczek, Michael Seif, Peter Spagnulo, Len Speier, Terri St. Arnauld & Franck Yezer, Philippa Stannard, Jamey Stillings, Michael Trupiano, Jennifer Van Gilder, Eddie Wexler, Richard Whitacre, Marthanna Yater, and Dianne Yudelson

The Center for Fine Art Photography | 400 North College Ave. | Fort Collins | CO | 80524

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2015 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition @ Somerset House, London

unnamed2015 Sony World Photography Awards exhibition
24th April – 10th May

Somerset House, London.

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David Drew Zingg @ Instituto Moreira Salles

David Drew Zingg exposure: image on Image
April 15 to August 9

The exhibition brings together photographs of posters, signs, images and ads in the midst of buildings, streets and people. Images taken over time, and not always linked to the work that was commissioned as a photographer. For at least two decades, Zingg hunted this iconography in Brazil and abroad, in rural areas and in urban centers. Removing writings and figures of context, these pictures show some pop dimension, fundamental component of this part of the work of David Zingg. His imagery force is exactly what is not assumed to be an icon. Signs of times and from different sources, meeting on the images of the photographer, advertise and communicate their messages simultaneously. A picture on the wall says something about a sign up, that belies the inscription on the side. Thus, in one of the photos in a facade of green tiles, we see a door in Gothic church warhead format next to a painting to imitate the photo announcement of Brahma Chopp. In the same house, the place is described as drugstore, restaurant and hotel. And the place is indeed all that, and something else that can not be well expressed by subtitles.

Instituto Moreira Salles Sao Paulo

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Alexander Gronsky @ The Wapping Project Bankside

MytishchiAlexander Gronsky
14 April – 29 May

Gronsky’s Pastoral series of large format photographs of Moscow’s suburban areas are reminiscent of the arcadian images created by 19th century landscape painters and reconstructs them in a way that jars with the romantic representations of a bygone era. Once defining borders becomes blurred in these photographs – the divisions between urban and pastoral, utopian and dystopian and the actors within these spaces are rendered ambiguous. Gronsky’s arresting use of colour and intelligent compositions are alluring, but these layered works are a study of how people inhabit a territory and what becomes evident in these images is the effect human life has on the environment in this Apothocene age.

The Wapping Project Bankside
37 Dover Street, Ely House
W1S 4NJ London

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SCOTT HAMMOND @ L Parker Stephenson

SCOTT HAMMOND: The Lovely Road Journeys Through the U.S.A.
April 10 – June 20, 2015

In this digital age, Scott Hammond’s work resonates with the prevalent urge for the quick snap, the selfie, proof that I Was Here. However, in contrast to the infinitely reproducable non tangible 1s and 0s of the digital file, the Polaroid (discontinued in 2008) offered a pocket sized unique artifact of a time and place. There is nothing particularly special about the subjects Hammond chooses, yet, out of an admitted compulsion to collect, along his trips to nowhere he gathers and accumulates bits of the rural and suburban American landscape; a small moment or sight he feels is worthy of being preserved. He calls it “idealizing the ordinary”.

L Parker Stephenson | 764 Madison Avenue, Suite 4F | New York | NY | 10065

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