Her | Self: Women In Their Own Words
Photographs by Jennifer Bermon
February 7 – April 4, 2015
Artist Reception: February 7, 2015 from 6-8pm
Jennifer Bermon presents photographs of women, and the writings of these women describing, in their own words, how they feel about the way they look in the pictures. In the United States, we grow up feeling as if our bodies are manifestations of our inner selves, and perhaps because of the power of such beliefs we offer these sometime negative comments about ourselves. For example, when Bermon was a student at Mills College, she listened to the comments some of her friends made about themselves, “these were intelligent, strong, beautiful women … yet they still felt the need to be thin and attractive in order to be accepted.” Bermon has taken photographs of a diverse group of women who have a wide range of things to say, many of which are positive and hopeful. Bermon does not make her own assumptions; she instead wishes to listen to the women as they describe themselves, in their own voice. The exhibit includes a history-making NYC firefighter, a woman who has sailed around the world twice, a NASA scientist, an actress, a judge, a farmer, a 74-year-old Rabbi, a Southern reverend, an Academy Award-winning screenplay writer and an Emmy Award-winning producer.
2525 michigan avenue, suite J1
santa monica, california 90404
Gregg Wilensky: Hovering, Photographs at the Boundaries of Nature
Opening Saturday, March 14, 2015 6 – 9pm
Wilensky’s work explores the line between abstraction and realism emphasizing the emotive by abstracting the landscape with its color forms and lines. In this body of photographs Wilensky uses the digital dark room to help stimulate an emotional response by controlling the abstraction of the landscape to further project the essence of the photograph. Wilensky uses his knowledge of low level visual processing, akin to what a primitive creature from the Edicaran period six hundred million years ago might have seen, and asks; “What would we perceive today if we could more vividly visualize our low level neural processes?”
Lois Lambert Galley
at Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave, E3
Santa Monica, CA 90404
James Law Behind the Scenes of Future Relic 03, 2015
February 7th, 2015 6PM-9PM
Leica Store and Gallery Los Angeles
8783 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood, California 90048
Magdalena Solé Aftermath
March 4, 2015 – April 4, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, March 3, 2015, from 6pm to 8pm.
Tragic yet beautiful works by New York photographer Magdalena Solé sensitively portray the affected Tohoku region and its inhabitants in the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami. She finds beauty in devastated places and uses color to encapsulate a range of feelings.
A commemorative event will be held at the gallery from 6-9pm on March 11 with Artist Talk, Traditional Japanese Shakuhachi Music by Ralph Samuelson and Tanka Poetry read by Karen Kandel.
Soho Photo Gallery | 15 White Street | New York | NY | 10013
Love has to be reinvented / Peter Zbierski
“The main purpose of my work is to get to the essence of human emotions, to their purest form without any additives, gadgets. Man show in the way in which we were created man from the ancient village. This picture of the modern world can be created by using some kind of imagination, because of this state of affairs, we are very far; because my work is based on reality, but it is not. Is an attempt to illustrate some of the recall and human reflexes with full acceptance for their internal contradictions.
Just love: it is just as full of praise as hatred; day could not exist without the night. ”
Greenhouse Gallery Film School in Lodz
90-323 Lodz, ul. 61/63 Market
Optometrist Hirshfield, 139 3rd Ave, NYC, c. 1937
February 4 – April 18, 2015
Eliot Elisofon was born on the Lower East Side of New York City in 1911 to immigrant parents of modest means. His mother ensured that he was well-educated and took him to museums, concerts and parks. Elisofon’s childhood struggles inspired his mission as a photographer; whether photographing the neighborhood he grew up in, the poor communities in the South, or exploring other countries, the human condition remained central to his work. His humble upbringing drove Elisofon to succeed and to improve the world around him. From his perspective: “art, to be true art, must grow out of human beings and it must help human beings live a better and fuller life. It must extend the field of feeling and vision we are born with.” He became one of the most important LIFE magazine photographers, shooting for the magazine during its heyday. This exhibition presents a broad range of subject matter and aesthetic concern, including a selection of Elisofon’s humanitarian photographs, which underline his mission “to help the world to see” as well as a group of rare photographs of the sculptor David Smith from 1938.
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1103
New York, NY 10022
FEBRUARY 13 – 21
OPENING FRIDAY FEBRUARY 13TH, 6 – 9PM
Glenn is the real deal, and he doesn’t do anything half arsed. He wears his heart on his sleeve and this is evident in his imagery, which can be heartbreakingly sad, darkly humorous, startlingly thought provoking, poetic, desperate, kitsch. One could hold a mirror to his photographs and see Glenn reflected.
395 GORE ST, FITZROY
December 19, 2014 to March 15, 2015
Patrick Richard offers a pause, a breath, a moment of time, such an awareness of the
present and the rarity of what surrounds us. It also raises the question of poetry with becoming who without respect of each remains a permanent interrogation.
Boulevard d’Avroy 32 – 4000 Liège – Belgium
Ze’ev Aleksandrowicz, Jewish friends in the centre of Kraków, the mid-1920s, 1932–1936. Photograph, 17 9/10 x 17 9/10 in.
Poland and Palestine: Two Lands and Two Skies
Feb 26 through May 24, 2015
The images paint a powerful picture by showing their subjects, Polish Jews, in two distinct cultural contexts—in the streets of their home city and in distant Palestine. In turn, the photographs become the starting point for telling stories about the relationship between those two worlds, full of contrasts and contradictions. The exhibition also illustrates the highly personal journey of Aleksandrowicz between two essential capitals of Jewish culture in the twentieth century, with a focus on the vibrancy of Kraków, once known as the “Paris of the North,” and the rapidly-changing land that would soon become the State of Israel.
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
736 Mission Street (between Third & Fourth streets), San Francisco, CA.
Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour
Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women
January 21 – April 5, 2015
From Edward Steichen’s iconic portrait of silent film star Gloria Swanson (1924) to Annie Leibovitz’s influential gatefold covers for Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood issue (1995-2014), Burn with Desire: Photography and Glamour offers a sweeping yet considered view of photography’s role in defining glamour since the 1920s. Approaching female identity from a different angle, Anti-Glamour: Portraits of Women seeks to challenge stereotypes, while claiming an alternative presence for women in the public sphere. Works by Marie Le Mounier, Katherine Lannin, Rebecca Belmore, Ange Leccia, Gunilla Josephson, Jo Spence and Leila Zahiri offer a contemporary counterpoint to the traditional standards that have shaped female identity.
Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould Street, Toronto