A New and Mysterious Art @ Howard Greenberg Gallery

A New and Mysterious Art
September 15 – October 29, 2016

The pre-industrial period from 1839 (when photography was invented) through the 1860s was a seminal time, when the pioneers of the medium used experimental, hand-fabricated methods to capture light. The resulting images had an immediacy and unpredictability that drew attention to the illusory nature of the nascent endeavor. The title of the exhibition at Howard Greenberg Gallery is drawn from an 1857 essay about the relationship between art and photography by Lady Elizabeth Eastlake, a British author, art critic and art historian. She wrote, “It is now more than fifteen years ago that specimens of a new and mysterious art were first exhibited to our wondering gaze.”

Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406, New York

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2016 Annual Juried Exhibition @ BAXTER ST at CCNY

2016 Annual Juried Exhibition
August 17 – September 3, 2016

Opening Reception: Wednesday, August 17th, 6 – 8 pm

the 2016 Annual Juried Photography Competition features the top three competition artists and juried by artist Mickalene Thomas. The three top winners – First Place Winner Travis Brown, Second Place Winner Danielle Eliska Lyle, and Third Place Winner Marc Ohrem-Leclef offer three different but cohesive visions of contemporary photographic practice.

126 Baxter Street, New York, NY 10013

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Ben Schonberger @ River House Arts and Contemporary Art Toledo

Ben Schonberger: Beautiful Pig
August 12 – September 8

Opening August 12, 8 – 10 pm

Beautiful Pig centers on a trove of photographs and ephemera collected by a former Detroit Police officer during the latter part of the last century. Purposefully assembled and augmented by artist Ben Schonberger, the project offers a provocative, timely, and unblinking look at cultural identity, self-perception, and racial disparities in law enforcement.

River House Arts and Contemporary Art Toledo
425 Jefferson in Downtown Toledo

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Erwin Blumenfeld @ Osborne Samuel Gallery

Erwin Blumenfeld: From Dada to Vogue
5 – 29 October 2016

The exhibition will trace the development of Erwin Blumenfeld’s experimental photography practice from his early collages through to some of the most iconic fashion imagery gracing the covers of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Best known for his commercial photography, Blumenfeld also created avant-garde nudes, portraits and Dadaist collages that pushed the boundaries of the medium of photography and continues to influence photographers working today.

Osborne Samuel Gallery
23a Bruton Street, London W1J 6QG

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Dreams 2016 @ The Center for Fine Art Photography

How Does Your Garden Grow? © Vanessa Filley

How Does Your Garden Grow? © Vanessa Filley

Dreams 2016
November 4 – November 26, 2016

Friday Reception Date | November 4, 2016

All Selected Artists | Geoffrey Agrons, Ronaldo Aguiar, Lewis Anderson, Sue Bailey, Daniel Barsotti, Gina Cholick, Rebecca Clark, Troy Colby, Pamela Crimmins, Francis Crisafio, Polly Crongeyer, Gina DeGideo, Mark Dierker, Robert Dutruch, Elizabeth Feick, Vanessa Filley, Julie Gautier-Downes and Kristen Gautier-Downes, Katherine Emely Gomez, Hilda Goold, John Grant, Amanda Harner, Kristen Victoria Harner, Michael Honegger, Melissa Lazuka, Molly McCall, Toni Mosley, Scott Norris, David Obermeyer, Andrew Ortiz, Heather Perera, Charlotte Peterson, Matthew Peterson, Janelle Pietrzak, Lori Pond, Michelle Rogers Pritzl, Jennifer Romero, Richard Russo, Stanley Shoemaker, Sara Silks, Robin Ward, Marisa White, Wendy Whitesell, Patrick Willocq, Alexa Wright, Cheng-yu Wu, Zoe Zimmerman, and Michael Zuhorski

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

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Ruddy Roye: When Living Is A Protest @ Steven Kasher Gallery

Ruddy Roye: When Living Is A Protest
September 16th – October 29th, 2016

Opening Reception: September 16th, 2016, 6 – 8 PM

Roye spends his days walking the streets and photographing the people he encounters. He is no stranger to walking. In 2000, Roye walked 121 miles in his native Jamaica, from Montego Bay to Kingston, photographing squatters alongside an abandoned train line. He pays close attention to the way people move through the environment, acutely aware of those that we usually ignore. He is closer to his subjects than is typical in street photography, both emotionally and physically. This intimacy is augmented by his complex compositions of colors, lights, lines, signage and symbols.

Steven Kasher Gallery
515 W. 26th St., New York, NY 10001

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Søren Solkær @ BLDG Gallery

London Police, Miami, 2013, Fine Art Baryta paper 325 gsm, Edition of 8, 40" x 60"

London Police, Miami, 2013, Fine Art Baryta paper 325 gsm, Edition of 8, 40″ x 60″

Søren Solkær: SURFACE
9/30/16 – 11/11/16

Opening Reception: Friday, September 30, 7-10 p.m.

The project documents the movement’s pioneering icons and includes nearly 70 portraits of artists like Shepard Fairey, Blek Le Rat, Seen, Ron English, Swoon, Faile, Space Invader and Vhils among others.

In 2012, Solkær set out to do a large scale portrait project about individuals who create art in the public space. The project aimed to document the contemporary street art movement and capture the genre’s pioneering icons and most significant artists. Commenting on his inspiration for the project, Solkær states, “Being from Denmark, I’ve seen interest in street art spread across Europe and the world. I felt that this was the perfect time to portray the people behind one of the most powerful and prevalent art movements of our time.”

BLDG Gallery, 30 West Pike Street, Covington, KY 41011

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SALLY GALL @ Julie Saul Gallery

September 8 – October 22

Opening reception for the artist, Thursday, September 8, 6-8pm

The large scale color photographs in Aerial were made between winter 2014 and fall 2015, as Gall continues her ongoing investigation of the sensual world. In these images, the sun, wind and brilliant color animate laundry into painterly color fields of biomorphic shapes.

Julie Saul Gallery
535 West 22nd Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10011

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Dynasty Marubi @ Foam

Untitled, before 1881, Pietro Marubi © Marubi National Museum of Photography, Shkodër

Untitled, before 1881, Pietro Marubi © Marubi National Museum of Photography, Shkodër

Dynasty Marubi: Hundred years of Albanian studio photography
16 September – 27 November 2016

Dynasty Marubi shows extraordinary portraits from an extensive collection of 150.000 glass negatives, made in a photo studio in Albania.
Three generations of Marubi photographed a very diverse range of people, from the urban upper class to shepherds, the Ottoman emperor and King Zog, to criminals, famous actors and painters. Besides these portraits they also documented the most important events that took place in the tumultuous history of Albania. The exhibition is an introduction to the rich history of photography of this isolated European country that is often forgotten.

Keizersgracht 609
1017 DS Amsterdam

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Matthias Hoch: Hotel Kobenzl, Salzburg 2014-16

Matthias Hoch: Hotel Kobenzl, Salzburg 2014-16

Hotel Kobenzl – The story of a house

The Salzburg Hotel Kobenzl, situated above the town, is known as a former luxury hotel. Meanwhile, there is a refugee distribution. As the Leipzig photographer Matthias Hoch visited together with writer Andreas Maier the Kobenzl 2 years ago for the first time, it is already empty for eight years.

The rooms are in good condition, virtually untouched and preserved. It’s like time travel. “The splendor of the former five-star scored something you could describe as charming patina.” However, it is not a house, but a group of buildings, consisting of the former mountain inn and various extensions of the 1970s. A single style mix. High interest to the history of the hotel, the traces of use, the question, which was considered a luxury.

By including archive footage is added another level, the history of the house is alive. We see the owner family Duke with celebrity guests such as Richard Nixon, Margaret Thatcher, Herbert Grönemeyer. Eventually, however, the famous stay away, the caravan moves on. In 2006, the hotel is closed.

FOTOHOF Inge-Morath-Platz 1-3 / 5020 Salzburg / Austria

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