Jane Paradise: Dune Shacks of Provincetown, Series 1
Wednesday, March 1st to Sunday, March 26th 2017
Galatea Fine Art
460 Harrison Ave Boston MA
Galatea Fine Art
460 Harrison Ave Boston MA
Reception on Friday, February 24th from 5-7 pm
541 SOUTH GUADALUPE, SANTA FE, NM 87501
Showcasing contemporary still life photography by 8 Polish artists, working and exhibiting internationally.
Nancy Baron is a documentary filmmaker and photographer who lives in Palm Springs, Calif. In Palm Springs: The Good Life Goes On, she picks up where she left off from her 2014 book, The Good Life: Palm Springs, documenting her community of mid century modern enthusiasts. The collective community of self-proclaimed modernists are committed to the mid century modern lifestyle and the preservation of its architecture. Their homes, cars, and clothes pay homage to this carefree post-World War II time in US history that glows warmly in their vintage rear view mirrors. These informal images casually document the carefree Palm Springs lifestyle as though captured in passing, in the seemingly effortless way that most things happen in Palm Springs.
“The dreamy Palm Springs vibe washes over the traveler at the first sight from land or air of the vast windmill farm sprouting from the Southern California desert, surrounding the town like guards at the gate to paradise.”
In the book, Hugh Kaptur, an American architect of mid century modern residences and buildings throughout the Coachella Valley, writes: “Once after a meeting with William Holden, we stepped outside my office and I asked him why, with houses all over the world, was he settling in Palm Springs. Bill replied, ‘because the air is like velvet.’”
Baron’s photographs of the interiors and exteriors of the homes and buildings in Palm Springs evoke a sense of instant nostalgia – even for the newly initiated fans of this iconic design movement. One cannot help notice the influence mid century modern design has had recently in popular American culture. From high-end reproduction design furniture like Design Within Reach, publications like Dwell Magazine, and the home furnishings featured in Crate and Barrel catalogs – Americans have fallen in love all over again with mid century modern design. This makes paging through ‘The Good Life Goes On’ like sneaking a peek inside 1950s architects’ homes, or getting a guest role on Mad Men. The style Baron brings to the page is everything Palm Springs has to offer; sun drenched lawns, vintage automobiles, manicured-minimalist landscaping, and an invitation to the lifestyle that has so much to offer.
For me, Baron’s photos bring back nostalgic memories of my grandparent’s house. It was a modest mid century modern home, painted green with a sun porch built out of decorative concrete blocks, with patterns that looked like flower petals when the open sections of the blocks intersected. Their Danish modern stereo cabinet sat in the entryway with geometric side lamps making soft shadows on the imitation terrazzo floor below, while a bakelite kitchen clock quietly hummed as time slowly slipped by. Their house sat unchanging for decades, a testament to the enduring, timelessness of the way they lived – much like the homes in Baron’s photos. They sit like time capsules, yet still retain the feel of homes that are lived in and have personal, human aspects about them… soccer balls amidst the greenery, price tags on the candlesticks, and worn doormats gracing the entryway to their ‘American dream’.
Palm Springs > The Good Life Goes On (2016) by Nancy Baron
Hardcover 8.8 x 8.8 inches
120 pages, 63 color illustrations
To purchase a copy of Palm Springs: The Good life Goes On, please visit Amazon.com
For more information about Nancy Baron and her portfolio of projects, visit her website: http://www.nancybaron.com/
Nancy Baron’s background in documentary filmmaking has led to her current dedication to fine art documentary photography. She documents the world nearby, mostly in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, where she lives. Baron’s work is held in public and private collections and has been exhibited in galleries across the United States. Her work has been published in many notable magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Mother Jones, Photo District News, American Photo and California Homes Magazine. Photographs from her previous book The Good Life > Palm Springs (Kehrer, 2014) were exhibited in a solo show at the dnj Gallery in Santa Monica, among other venues.
Opening reception Friday, January 27, 6-9 pm
The Relationship Show explores four artists’ viewpoints on the beginning, end, and isolation within current relationships. Each artist approaches the topic utilizing multiple approaches that meet us emotionally, visually, and with bittersweet laughter. Exhibiting Artists: Maureen Drennan, Laura Beth Reese, Matthew Swarts, and Allison L. Wade.
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
1070 Bannock Street, Denver, CO 80204
ArcLight Cinemas – Pasadena
300 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101
ARTIST RECEPTION: MARCH 21, 6:30-8:30PM
Saville’s work takes us deep into the urban landscape when the busy city streets are rendered quiet and emptied of people, except for the occasional lone figure or the artist herself, visible as ghosted images or shadows. The darkened city is Saville’s stage set where dramatic lighting and architectural components form otherworldly places and spaces that she photographs quickly with her medium format camera so as not to attract police attention.
Griffin Museum of Photography
Atelier Gallery at the Stoneham Theatre
395 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 02180
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, February 7, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm
“Symbolizing death, cemeteries are both feared and revered. In this solemn setting I often feel like an intruder with my camera, but there are stories to be told. I listened with my eyes and in the whispers found renewal amidst decay. Each image solicits inquiry. Questions will outnumber answers as you interpret incongruous relics. Listen to the whispers and create your own eulogy. In this setting honoring the dead, life is revealed.”
“The phrase, Enter Knowing, and the resulting emotional associations reverberate and stimulate unconscious associations as I use the materials in the chemigram process invented in the 1950s by Belgian artist Pierre Cordier. In this method, silver gelatin paper is manipulated by applying resists and by painting and drawing on the surface with traditional darkroom chemicals forming patterns and abstracted shapes yielding an unpredictable range of colors and luster.”
“The story is told that as he lay upon his deathbed Goethe called out for more light. The shutters were thrown wide: blessed sunlight dispelled the sickroom’s shadows. City dwellers that we are, with light available at the touch of a switch, we tend to forget the terrible power of darkness. I want to show what might happen when we enter the realm of Shadow.”
No Difference Between Them
“Robert Kalman’s extraordinary portraits of interracial couples in No Difference Between Them show us what love looks like. It’s not contrast but connection that he has captured. Kalman meets the shared gaze of each couple with warmth. And whether they hold onto each other or not, the couples look like they belong together. Kalman’s photographs witness their bond. No Difference Between Them is an essential record of what human connection looks like. And Kalman has done it with great skill and clearly great love.” — Heidi W. Durrow
“How do we react emotionally to different colors, their complementary and antagonistic meanings? This series begins with Josef Albers’ painterly exploration of color’s weight, volume and humidity, translating it into the digital realm of hue, saturation and brightness. I use photo-gestures to create abstract images and then sample and manipulate specific colors to explore their interactions.”
Abandoned: Inside and Out
“I am intrigued by the ghostly quiet of deserted interiors and forbidden spaces. I like to photograph the peeling walls, revealing layers of color; structures in such disrepair that only light inhabits them, or abandoned buildings whose intricate design had to come from an earlier era. Most of all, I love to photograph the windows. No longer transparent, they are shaded, patched and broken with a patina that diffuses the light that pours through them.”
Allison Rufrano is an accomplished artist whose thought provoking work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions internationally including in New York, Italy, Russia, China, Korea, and Japan. Her evocative use of light and subject enables Rufrano to tap into the viewers’ perception, creating a personal dialogue between her work and the observer. Visibly Invisible deals with identity, where Rufrano utilizes herself to express internal struggle and uncertainty.
Soho Photo Gallery
15 White Street
New York, NY 10013
“Peter’s adventurous spirit finds him hanging from the open door of a helicopter on almost a daily basis, persistent in his quest for the best possible shot on each and every assignment,” the site says. “This persistence and tenacity are vividly evident in the stunning work he produces for clients, as well as in his dazzling, large-format iconography of [New York City], which he has placed in private and corporate settings worldwide.”
The Lionheart Gallery in Pound Ridge, N.Y.
opens January 19, 6-8 p.m.
Representing Place: Photographs of Appalachia, an exhibition of photographs featuring work by Ken Abbott, Rob Amberg, William Christenberry, Walker Evans, Sarah Hoskins, William Gedney, Megan G. King, Builder Levy, O. Winston Link, Susan Lipper, Bertien van Manen, Tammy Mercure, Pamela Pecchio, Mike Smith, Doris Ulmann and Bayard Wootten.
Tracey Morgan Gallery 188 Coxe Ave, Asheville, NC 28801