Peter Zbierski @ Greenhouse Gallery

unnamed (1)Love has to be reinvented / Peter Zbierski

Opening 01.30.2015

“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

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ELIOT ELISOFON @ Gitterman Gallery

Optometrist Hirshfield, 139 3rd Ave, NYC, c. 1937

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.

Gitterman Gallery
41 East 57th Street, Suite 1103
New York, NY 10022

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Glenn Sloggett @ Strange Neighbour

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FEBRUARY 13 – 21


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.

Strange Neighbour

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Patrick Richard @ Travel Gallery

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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.

Travel Gallery
Boulevard d’Avroy 32 – 4000 Liège – Belgium

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Poland and Palestine: Two Lands and Two Skies @ The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Ze’ev Aleksandrowicz, Jewish friends in the centre of Kraków, the mid-1920s, 1932–1936. Photograph, 17 9/10 x 17 9/10 in.

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.

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Burn with Desire & Anti-Glamour @ Ryerson Image Centre

unnamedBurn 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

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LIFT OFF @ Fridman Gallery

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2014 NYC MFA Photography / Video
January 30 – February 28, 2015

Jesse Chung
Magali Duzant
Michelle Claire Gevint
Rehan Miskci
Charles Sainty
Jesse Wakeman

Fridman Gallery
287 Spring Street
New York, NY 10013

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WILLIS HARTSHORN @ Howard Greenberg Gallery

January 29 – March 14, 2015

After nearly 30 years at the International Center of Photography, Hartshorn retired from his position as director in order to better manage a chronic illness. He wished to transition to a more quiet, peaceful life – a life that would be more conducive to making photographs once again after a long hiatus. Upon retirement, Hartshorn moved from New York City to the Hudson River Valley, where he set up a studio in an old appliance store and dedicated himself to photography. He had always hoped to embark on a cross-country road trip, as many great photographers have in years past, but instead he became compelled by his new surroundings upstate. Observational of the ordinary, Hartshorn’s photographs encapsulate a definitive shift in his pace of living. Through visual exploration of what happens when a person is forced to slow down, he has found solace.

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

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KEN SCHLES @ Howard Greenberg Gallery

Austrailian model at Limelight club NYC.
January 29 – March 14, 2015

In 1983, Ken Schles moved into an apartment on Avenue B in the East Village. His windows were boarded up because his landlord said that junkies could steal the gates with a crowbar. This worked to Schles’s advantage – he set up a darkroom. Life moved at a tumultuous pace. Downstairs, a woman with three kids was a heroin addict and dealers used her apartment as a shooting gallery. The city shut down the boiler in the building, which was spewing carbon monoxide. With scenes like this playing out daily right outside his doorstep, Schles found gripping subject matter in and around the neighborhood.

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

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Gao Yuan @ Studio Marangoni Foundation

12 pictures (with 12  Zodiac-)Gao Yuan
Feb 6 till March 6, 2015

Opening: Friday, March 6, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

The show, curated by Sara Bortoletto, presents two series of works, in which some iconographies of the Renaissance become an innovative way to portray contemporary China.

Studio Marangoni Foundation
Via San Zanobi, 19 r, Florence, Italy

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