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Richard Avedon @ Pace/MacGill Gallery

Richard Avedon, Members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Atlanta, Georgia, March 1963 © The Richard Avedon Foundation

Richard Avedon: Nothing Personal
November 17, 2017 ­– January 13, 2018

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 16, 6 – 8 p.m.

“Pace Gallery and Pace/MacGill Gallery are honored to announce their representation of The Richard Avedon Foundation with an exhibition of Richard Avedon’s photographs and extensive archival materials drawn from Nothing Personal, Avedon’s 1964 collaboration with James Baldwin. ”

Pace/MacGill Gallery
537 West 24th Street, New York


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LEILA JEFFREYS @ Olsen Gruin


LEILA JEFFREYS: ORNITHURAE VOLUME 1
13 October – 12th November

Opening: Friday 13 October, 5–8pm

“After noticing how unengaged people seemed to be with birds, she began working on a series of portrait sessions, hoping to portray birds in a way that displayed their incredible beauty and diversity, and to inspire a deeper concern for their well-being. Her first solo exhibition focused on budgies, the ubiquitous family pet. Then, for her next series, she worked alongside wildlife carers to create a series of portraits of wild cockatoos. This was followed by ‘Prey’, which focused on Australia’s hunting birds, and has since worked on numerous shows exhibited around the world. She has also published an illustrated hard cover book in the US, Canada and UK entitled ‘Bird Love’ through Abrams.”

Olsen Gruin
30 Orchard St, New York NY 10002


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KENRO IZU @ Howard Greenberg Gallery

Eternal Light 40 #4, Allahabad, India, 2013
Gelatin silver print; printed 2016
Copyright Kenro Izu, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

KENRO IZU: ETERNAL LIGHT
October 26 – December 9, 2017

“Two holy cities, Varanasi and Allahabad, inspired New York-based Kenro Izu, who has traveled to India frequently since his first visit 20 years ago. With a name that means “city of light,” Varanasi is considered the spiritual capital of India, a destination for pilgrimages and, for Hindus, the final destination for those who wish to be cremated along the Ganges. Allahabad is the holy city where three rivers meet. The confluence point of the Ganges, the Yamuna, and the Saraswati rivers – called Triveni Sangam – is sacred, and bathing there is said to flush away all of one’s sins. ”

Howard Greenberg Gallery
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1406, New York
www.howardgreenberg.com.


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Book Review: ObjectImage by Sarah Tulloch

ObjectImage introduces British artist Sarah Tulloch’s idiosyncratic approach to working with the photographic image. Tulloch uses photo collections left by her grandfather and daily newspaper imagery to explore themes that reflect on our shared habits of consuming photographic media. From the social history of documenting family to the juxtaposition of recycled media imagery she probes and questions both object and image to create new and beguiling works. 

Chavez-Kate Moss Queen Of Fashion

Honey Boo Boo Landscape

The book is laid out and composed to give Tulloch’s work deserved attention. The placement of both full images and details throughout the book allows the reader to view the works at various distances – and really get a chance to appreciate the craft and care taken to artfully construct these ‘new’ images. Shaggy fibers from rough cut edges and the smooth scalloped borders of the original prints contrast the other; layers of some collages are distinctly apparent and lend a tactile depth to the object.

“You have to have that point where the image
is released from its original use—value for it to become something else and for that imaginative process to do its work.”
Sarah Tulloch

Plant Boy

In Faultline, and the subsequent Cut Series and Postcards, Tulloch’s re-works her grandfather’s collection of photographs, slides and cine films. She describes her Cut Series “as an investigation into the slippery nature of memory and the photographs mediation between worlds that are obfuscated from one another. The material fabric of the photograph and its’ possibilities for ‘re formation’ are the material of my working practice.” Her photomontages allow her to re-focus the media, re-compose the image and ultimately re-find and re-purpose the photographic subject. 

from Postcard Series, Boy Dog

from Postcard Series, Boy Dog – Detail

Tulloch’s new work Newspaper Heads continues themes of transience and entropy but shifts the stage to public and contemporary events. Tulloch was drawn to the unexpected juxtapositions of subject matter in daily newspapers; overleaf from images of human tragedy are adverts for a new car. She reflects and re-presents this image culture and as with earlier work re-defines the photographic matter in the process. 

Leaning Hand

Faultline

So many artists/photographers are creating work by mining the digital archives of the internet – whether it be appropriated news or mass media images, curated flotsam and jetsam of personal photographs online, or the like. Tulloch’s personally inspired work (she inherited her grandfather’s  extensive collection of photographs) in ObjectImage was made with thoughtful intent. Unlike the lucky happenstance of found photos that incidentally speak to an artist’s tastes and oeuvre – Tulloch’s cuts are not random; rather there is a clear choice to show, or not show, elements of the original images. The physical manipulation and technique of collage are not new, but her work feels fresh. The curation of her reinvented images, along with the accompanying introduction by curator and writer Matthew Hearn, and the interview with photographer  Marjolaine Ryley, really gives the reader a sense of Tulloch’s foundation and philosophy behind her creative process, and the images carry her new narratives forward.

ObjectImage by Sarah Tulloch
128 pages; 7 x 9 ½  inches (17.7 x 24 cm)
ISBN-13: 9781942084372


Sarah Tulloch holds a First Class honors degree from the Bristol School of Art and a Design and Distinction, Master of Fine Arts from Newcastle University. She concentrates on a close-range investigation of found photographs as both objects with specific material qualities and images in themselves. Her book, published by Daylight Books, is supported by the Arts Council England. Tulloch has exhibited in the UK and internationally, including Plus Arts Projects in London, Motorcade/FlashParade in Bristol, Baltic 39 in Newcastle upon Tyne, and Bergby Konst Centre, Sweden. Tulloch lives and works in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

For more information about Sarah Tulloch, please visit: www.sarahtulloch.co.uk

To order a copy of ObjectImage, visit Daylight Books here


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Matthew Finn @ Francesca Maffeo Gallery


Matthew Finn: ‘Mother, “I’ve lived a good life”’
3rd November – Saturday 23rd December 2017

“Finn photographed his mother Jean within the setting of the family home in Leeds, borne from a need to ‘create stability’ and it subsequently became a ritual he could not abandon.

These tender portraits represent an intimate experience between a son and his mother. These images, this act of photographing, often stood in place of conversations, a tension which on occasion hangs heavy between the lens and Jean’s gaze. ”

Francesca Maffeo Gallery
284 Leigh Road
Leigh on Sea
Essex
SS9 1BW


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150+1. Witness of Changes @ The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography


150+1. Witness of Changes
October 13 – November 5, 2017

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography
Moscow, Russia


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David H. Gibson and Chaco Terada @ photo-eye Gallery


David H. Gibson and Chaco Terada: Rendezvous with Light
Nov. 17 – December, 2017

Opening & Artist Reception Friday November 17, 5–7pm

photo-eye Gallery
541 SOUTH GUADALUPE ST,
SANTA FE, NM 87501


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The Autumn Salon @ Fotografiska

Laddar/Paula Claesson. One of many photograph’s where nature lurks in at The Autumn Salon. Opens now at Fotografiska in Stockholm until December 3rd.

The Autumn Salon
6 October – 3 December 2017

“Nature in all its forms and shapes, in more or less natural contexts, is omnipresent in this year’s Autumn Salon at Fotografiska. Be it a tiny flower on the chest of a woman dressed up as Abba’s Agnetha, climbing plant prints in stark Stockholm underground stations of the blue line, mysterious micro/max billowing expanses (which turn out to be a skateboard ramp), bathtime ducks at a pool party or insects and animals – they all point to a renascent awareness of our relationship to nature. In a time when the concept of “climate change” has been banned by the highest level in the western world, one may, possibly, discern a dawning collective realisation that our symbiosis with the environment has resulted in raised sea levels that threaten to engulf entire countries…”

Fotografiska


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Sitki Kosemen @ BERLINARTPROJECTS


Sitki Kosemen Retrace: Memory and Scenery
October 13 – December 15, 2017

Opening, 13 October Friday, 6 pm. (with the presence of the artist)

Kosemen in Retrace: Memory and Scenery examines the phenomenon of memory and the feeling of belonging activated in a certain space, and as part of the individual and collective construction of identity through the remaining traces and his own fragmented memory.

BERLINARTPROJECTS,
Potsdamerstr. 61, 10785 Berlin.


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Jeffrey Milstein @ Kopeikin Gallery


Jeffrey Milstein: LANY
October 28th – December 23rd, 2017

Opening Reception Saturday, October 28th

“Milstein grew up in Los Angeles in the 1950s and ‘60s and as a child his favorite pastime was to watch airplanes at LAX as they landed, thundering over his head at speeds of up to 180 miles per hour. While in high school, he filmed aircraft landing at Santa Monica Airport with an 8mm movie camera, built and flew model airplanes, and at age 17, passed his private pilot exam. Since deciding to turn his camera downward, Milstein has chartered countless planes and helicopters to create a stunning portfolio of aerial photography featuring his two favorite cities published now in book form. Milstein continues to shoot from the air, and has branched out to cover other cities, including London, England. ”

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


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