VANESSA WINSHIP and Henri Cartier-Bresson @ FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE / MAPFRE FOUNDATION Cultural Institute

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VANESSA WINSHIP
May 27-August 31, 2014

FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE Cultural Institute, Madrid, Spain
Room Recoletos, Paseo de Recoletos # 27

Henri Cartier-Bresson
June 28 to September 7, 2014

MAPFRE FOUNDATION, Cultural Institute, Madrid – Spain
Room Recoletos, Paseo de Recoletos # 23

 

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ADAM BARTOS @ Gitterman Gallery

Uranium Capitol Speedway, Grants, NM, 2012

Uranium Capitol Speedway, Grants, NM, 2012

ADAM BARTOS
April 3 – May 31, 2014

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

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From the Road Again @ Eleven

Rob Carter Travelling Still, Motel, Las Vegas, 2005

Rob Carter
Travelling Still, Motel, Las Vegas, 2005

From the Road Again:
Rob Carter, Harry Cory Wright, Gerry Fox, Rick Giles, Jonathan Glynn-Smith, Jane Hilton, Dede Johnston, Peter Newman and David Yarrow

11th April through 7thJune

Highlighting each artist’s unique perspective of the environments which inspire them, the photographs featured convey a strong sense of location and vividly capture an experience of being in a place. Their personal and evocative relationship with the space around them is articulated, revealing atmospheres from wonderment or adventure to solitude and isolation.

Eleven
11 Eccleston Street
London SW1W 9LX
England

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Craig Semetko @ Leica Gallery Los Angeles

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Craig Semetko
April 17 through May 25

Leica Gallery Los Angeles
8783 Beverly Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90048

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Interview with photographer Liz Calvi

Liz Calvi  - Christian

Liz Calvi  – Christian

F-Stop Magazine: How did you first become involved in photography and what led to you working in this medium as an artist?

Liz Calvi: I was always making art and knew that I wanted to be an artist so I went to art school. I was majoring in illustration at Pratt Institute and at the time seeing a girl who was in a photo class. She let me use her camera and showed me how to develop black and white film. Her teacher, Paul McDonough invited me to their next critique. I was seduced by the way the camera allowed an instant exploration of the world. Paul really encouraged me to pursue photography and greatly influenced/inspired me to really look at and interact with the world. After that critique I switched my major to photography.

F-Stop: The “Documentary” issue of F-Stop includes your project “Lost Boys” can you tell us about this project? What led to you creating this project?

LC: I started taking photographs of Lost Boys when a few of my good friends came back to my hometown and were living in their parent’s homes. At first, I photographed them as a way to reconnect. I spent a lot of time talking with them and their parents and found it interesting how differently parent’s reactions varied to their boys living back at home with them. This got me thinking about male gender identity in relation to the American Dream today. After that, I photographed as many guys as I could find in similar situations.

Liz Calvi  - Derick

Liz Calvi  – Derick

F-Stop: Can you discuss your process for making these images or your creative process more generally?

LC: I use photography to interact with the world and am constantly photographing my life and my reactions to situations. When I feel my emotions turning into a project or series then I will sometimes set parameters for myself while always following my intuition and leaving room for chance. For my Lost Boys, I started photographing old friends I knew from my childhood as they returned back to my suburban hometown. Once I knew I wanted to photograph just boys I intentionally started contacting other boys in my hometown that I did not know as well from high school or whom were friends of my friends. I also wandered around a lot looking for boys in public places whom I felt could fit in the series and would talk to them to see if they would work.

Liz Calvi  - Woodridge Lake

Liz Calvi  – Woodridge Lake

F-Stop: What do you hope people see or feel or perhaps learn when they look at these photographs?

LC: I hope that on some emotional level they react or relate to these boys. I hope that it makes people question more about our society than it necessarily provides answers. Specifically I hope it makes people question the attitudes & desires of these boys as well as gender stereotypes the media and art history has placed on males and females, whether they are artist or subject.

F-Stop: What is the intended “end” or “purpose” for the project? (i.e, book, multi media piece, etc)

LC: I love books so much. I have always loved writing and often write about photographing my projects in a journalistic style. I would love to make a book incorporating the photographs and writing.

Liz Calvi  - David

Liz Calvi  – David

F-Stop: What are you working on now?

LC: I’m constantly working on a few things. I am photographing my brother as he’s been growing up and finding his identity. That’s more of a long-term project, he’s 16 now. We are going on a road trip this summer so along with shooting him I’m going to shoot from intuition and see what kind of a project forms. I don’t really research or plan out my projects until after I shoot around and feel something. I have been thinking a lot about the female identity.

F-Stop: What photographers or other artists inspire you?

LC:
Katy Grannan
Diane Arbus
Alec Soth
Richard Renaldi

Liz Calvi  - Trey’s Bedroom

Liz Calvi  – Trey’s Bedroom

F-Stop: What is the best career advice you have ever received?

LC: I feel very fortunate, I’ve received a lot of great advice from so many generous photographers. Some one said to me something along the lines of “don’t ever compromise yourself for your art. Your view of the world is what separates and should define you.” I think staying true to oneself and the practice is one of the hardest and best thing one can strive for.

For more of Liz Calvi’s work: www.lizcalvi.com

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Miti Ruangkritya @ 2902 Gallery

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Miti Ruangkritya – Uncertain States
till Friday 9th May 2014

Uncertain States introduces the works of Thai photographer Miti Ruangkritya upon returning back to Bangkok after being away for 19 years. With a critical and questioning eye, Miti ponders on this seemingly familiar and yet foreign land which he calls home. In 2011, he witnessed and documented the worst floods in Bangkok in the series Imagining Flood, which depicts a striking contrast from what we usually know of the capital city – a bustling tourist spot in Southeast Asia. Still and calm flood waters which inundated the cityscape belied the harsh reality faced by its inhabitants and became a mirror reflecting various social and political issues.

2902 Gallery
222 Queen Street, Level 2, Singapore 188550

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Wayne Foskett @ Gallery Maison Bertaux

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Wayne Foskett

Gallery Maison Bertaux
28 Greek Street, London W1D 5DQ

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Wes Carson @ Vargas Gallery

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Wes Carson
The Miami Project: Observations of a 21st Century Culture

Carson’s current project seeks to investigate and capture Miami’s culture through documentary photographs of daily life. His work is a snapshot of the city through images of its people, artifacts and environment. He carries a small portable camera with him at all times and photographs all possible daily encounters. It is his belief that the use of readily accessible technology is a practical and essential conceptual component in his project. The images are not meant to report truth or facts about the individuals depicted but instead create narratives of particular moments of Miami’s cultural history. Carson is a former assistant to famed photographer Irving Penn and is a graduate of the University of Miami with a Master of Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Imaging. He currently lives and works in Miami as a fine art documentary photographer and university professor.

 

Vargas Gallery
10131 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

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Aline Smithson and Amy Stevens @ wall space gallery

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“A little Madness in the Spring”: Photographs by Aline Smithson and Amy Stevens
April 1–May 11, 2014

Reception – Friday, April 4, 6-8pm

wall space gallery ushers in the spring with an exhibition that playfully examines codes of femininity in lush visual style. Named after a line of poetry by that archetypal female intellectual, Emily Dickinson, ”A little Madness in the Spring” invites viewers to reflect on gendered composure, etiquette, and the allure of the fashioned object during the season celebrated for sensory profusion.

With Confections, Stevens pokes delicate fun at injunctions of feminine perfection, favoring instead a campy hilarity in the form of endearingly hideous cake decoration. In a witty addition to Smithson’s oeuvre, Spring Fever depicts young girls as old-fashioned ladies via ornate floral hats. An impeccable visual balance characteristic of Smithson’s work supports the knowing humor at the heart of this exhibition.

wall space gallery
116 East Yanonali Street C-1
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Pierre Le Hors @ Camera Club of New York

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Pierre Le Hors Period Act
February 20 – April 12, 2014

Opening Reception: Wednesday, March
A CCNY Darkroom Residency solo exhibition
19, 6-8pm

The Camera Club of New York
336 West 37th Street, Second Floor
(between 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, New York 10018

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