March 4 – April 30, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5th
166 ORCHARD STREET NEW YORK, NY 10002
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5th
166 ORCHARD STREET NEW YORK, NY 10002
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, March 5, 6pm–9pm
The genesis for this series was the Chuck Close catalog, that Keyes photographed in 1998 for the widely applauded Collective Memory series. With this image, multiple exposures resulted in two portraits that represented Close’s body of work. Keyes now continues this focus on portraits made by other artists and documentarians.
Sourcing images from books and the internet, and often inspired by portraits experienced in person, Keyes selects images that collectively create an overall representation of each artist’s portraiture work. The resulting photographs reshape the work of such iconic names as Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Martin Schoeller and Frida Kahlo. At times, his work conjures up more than the purely visual, such as with Nick Cave (2014), which pierces the viewer with a cacophony of suggested sound and movement, gloriously melded together.
111 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
This collection showcases a selection of black and white photographs taken over a period spanning more than thirty years. Some of the works explore cultural transitions; exposing realities in a country effected by communism, while others starkly explore and celebrate the female body. All the works together, drawn from across these three decades, wonderfully showcase the successful career of this internationally acclaimed artist so far.
43 Denmark Hill
For their exhibition To Photograph the Details of a Dark Horse in Low Light, internationally highly acclaimed artists Adam Broomberg (South Africa, 1970) and Oliver Chanarin (Great Britain, 1971) lead viewers through a meandering and disturbing history lesson on the relationship between photography and race.
1017 DS Amsterdam
Reception with the artist
Saturday, March 7th, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
The cliché that time heals all wounds might be true, but, for Matthew Swarts, after a painful end to a long-term relationship, the passing of time only created a sense of confused detachment, especially when looking at his old photographs.
So Swarts decided to use those images to process the end of the relationship, creating his series “Beth.” In Beth, slowly erasing his ex-girlfriend is a metaphor for loss, but it’s also about ownership. The original portraits were a collaborative process. Now that she’s gone, he doesn’t feel the same ownership and is remaking the photographs.
Kopeikin Gallery | 2766 South La Cienega Blvd | Los Angeles | CA | 90034
THE FIFTH ELEMENT overview photographic exhibition is Modic’s mid-career retrospective, bringing a refined and conceptual curatorial selection of photographs and photomontages, taken from his vast oeuvre which has been accumulating over the last three decades.
The fifth element is present in all of the series grouped around the four elements (with the structure of these series being largely based on ‘pure’ photographs). It is apparently invisible, seamlessly integrated, yet it calls into question their identity: as a result of both intense abstracting and the previewed photomontages, the line between pure photography and photomontage is sometimes completely blurred. It might be said that this is the aim of the exhibition: to invite viewers to enter the artist’s widely imaginative and, quite often, surrealist world which originates in his ability to find magic in the most obscure details of everyday phenomena.
Jakopič Gallery, Slovenska cesta 9, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reception with the Juror, Gordon Stettinius, June 5 from 6-9pm
All Selected Artists|Thomas Alleman, Anne Berry, Larry Chait, Daniel Coburn, Michael Donnor, Jackie Heitchue, Jaime Erin Johnson, Peter Leighton,
Clark Mishler, Wendy Simmons, Michal Solarski, Liz Steketee, Paul Thulin, Alison Turner, and Zhe Zhu.
The Center for Fine Art Photography | 400 North College Ave. | Fort Collins | CO | 80524
Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, March 7, 7-10pm
The Superlative Light presents Robert Shults’ awestruck photographic tour of this hallowed facility located in the bowels of the University of Texas where an elite group of scientists conduct experiments that are impossible to imagine — daily releases of a force that constitutes the brightest light known to exist in the entire universe. The Petawatt laser can produce, for a fraction of a second, more power than the entire U.S. electrical grid.
916 Springdale Road, Building 2 #102
Austin, Texas 78702
I have always been fascinated by Greek culture. Growing up in Queens there is a very vibrant Greek community with events in pretty much every neighborhood where everyone is free to join in and sample the food and ethnic experience. When I got a chance to check out Kristina Williamson’s book: One Year On Kythera I immediately jumped at the chance to review it because what better way to learn about such a fascinating people than to completely immerse yourself in their world.
That is precisely what Kristina did. Kythera is a small island in Greece that boasts a population of less than three thousand. You can definitely consider it rural and very down to earth. If you imagine villages, farms, fisherman, and humble folks living a simple life then you would not be disappointed by the images in this book. Kristina captures a refreshing way of life that unfortunately does not exist in big western cities. You can smell the fresh air and food leap off the page. Much of the landscape captured within this book has been unchanged by man, which is such a great positive when you think about how impossibly industrial most of the world has become.
That spirit of industry led to a mass exodus from the island of Kythera, which left it as sparsely populated as it is now. However, when you look at the photos that contain relics of a life gone by you can’t help but appreciate the fact that the island may not succumb to the ills of the modern world and instead thrive on the people who remained as well as the community that lives that elusive simple life. Within the pages of this gorgeously presented book you will find answers to questions you may not even have known you had. Truly, what is life like in Greece? We hear things. We either immediately assume the whole land is covered in economic turmoil or that it’s very much like the island of Mypos (that’s for you Perfect Stranger fans) The truth is that through the photos in this book we get a glimpse of a life that has sustained this populace for centuries. Yes, there are modern conveniences but there is also the experience of living off of your land and upholding sacred traditions through religious ceremony or cultural rites of passage.
I love the feel, format, and texture of this book. It’s a perfect coffee table book and conversation piece. The photos are presented in a clear way with no distractions. Kristina does a great job documenting life on this island through her eyes, which she admits took some getting used to. I’m glad she dived in full force when many other folks would quit just faced with the truth that you’re a stranger in a strange land. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of culture and photography. It’s a great combination of craft and adapting to a new situation while trying to find the craft in your present surrounding. This is a great slice of life book that you should add to your library.
One Year on Kythera
by Kristina Williamson
For more information and to purchase the book: www.oneyearonkythera.com
‘Tomorrow has Passed’ has been acutely woven by guest curator Mark Peter Drolet, an avid Tumblr user whose curatorial talents came to the attention of gallery director Matt Henry. Canada-based Drolet, who is also a photographer, set out to make ‘new and interesting associations’ and has staged a bitter-sweet melancholy across the exhibition. With a strong contemporary feel that nods to online collections from the likes of Tumblr, Flickr and Instagram, the works nevertheless evoke narratives of days gone by, celebrating a chromatic nostalgia for a photographic past.
One Eyed Jacks Gallery
York Place Studios
28 York Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN32LH