Orit Raff @ Julie Saul Gallery

unnamed-2Orit Raff Priming
October 30 – December 6, 2014

Opening reception with artist: Thursday, October 30, 6-8 pm

Julie Saul Gallery | 535 West 22nd Street, 6th floor | New York | NY | 10011

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SUSAN BARNETT & MATTHEW MILLER @ Leica Gallery Los Angeles

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November 1st – December 7th, 2014

Susan Barnett’s love of t-shirts began in the Seventies when she was known for silk-screening t-shirts and posters to protest the Vietnam War. After an internship at The Cloisters, the medieval branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she was employed at the Perls Galleries, a historic gallery on Madison Avenue where she worked for fifteen years as Associate Director. She returned to the School of Visual Arts studying graphic design with Milton Glaser and Paul Davis while continuing to take pictures on the streets of New York City. “NOT IN YOUR FACE” was born by photographing in the streets with her Leica Camera “only to find I was oftentimes standing at a corner with those who chose to wear a message on their back willing to advertise their affiliations and likes and dislikes.”

If you drive enough in rural America you see it: Purple Mountains Majesty and Amber Waves of Grain marred by a disconcerting foreground: junked cars and old tires; rotting window frames and discarded toilets. In short: Trash. For Matthew Miller, it became personal when his father and he bought an old farmhouse in Idaho as a getaway. Matthew saw the background: the old farmhouse with the landscape of rolling hills and rivers, even views of the Tetons. “It is a gorgeous, stunning property.” For someone from the city, it exudes clean air, green surroundings, and open spaces – freedom. From a distance it’s almost spiritual. But for years now he has been seeing the foreground: trash. The property’s prior owner, Judy, was a hoarder. Other’s trash was her treasure. She needed and found a faraway place to stash her pile, far away from prying eyes. All except Matthew’s. “I see the manufactured world out of place. The familiar turned strange. For years now I’ve cleaned up after her: a maddening, never-ending task. It has made me question our concepts of consumption, of waste, and of sanitation. I took to my Leica Camera as the only way to reconcile the disconnect. Judy’s Interruption is my view of a hoarder’s impact on a natural landscape.”

Leica Gallery Los Angeles
8783 Beverly Boulevard
West Hollywood, California 90048

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Working the Border @ Carlisle Photography Festival

unnamed-2Working the Border
8th to the 15th November

‘Working the Border’ explores the geophysical & cartographic line that separates Scotland from England, and it borrows its title from a project by ae phor, a selection of which is exhibited in the waiting room on platform 4, accompanied by the soundwork ‘Border Fiddle Music’. This work was recently completed in the run up to the historical moment of the referendum, as was Jo Metson Scott’s set of works in the installation ‘The Borderland’, which views the border from the English side, whilst ‘Schengland’ and ‘The Debateable Land’ by Alan Knox speculate on issues around regional sovereignty and European federalism.

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Daniel Shea @ Webber Gallery Space

unnamedDaniel Shea: Blisner
Exhibition runs until Friday 19th December

The Blisner projects provide an account of what happened in and what remains of a single Rust Belt town during the process of deindustrialisation. The first book, Blisner Ill., begins with an early history of the discovery of bituminous coal in Southern Illinois, and moves through the last century of mine disasters and factory closures, ending with the fallout of deindustrialisation. Blisner represents a narrative that is both distantly dystopic and familiar to discourses on American industry and Main Street. The Blisner that exists today provides the surface that renders these histories photographically possible.

Webber Gallery Space
18 Newman Street

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Mermaids and Other Creatures @ hpgrp GALLERY

Mermaids and Other Creatures
Photographs by Donald Lokuta
October 30 – November 16, 2014

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 6, 6pm-8pm

Coney Island is in the southern part of Brooklyn, New York. It is on the Atlantic Ocean and is known for its amusement park, wide sandy beach and its boardwalk. At an annual summer event, marchers dress as mermaids, fish, lobsters, pirates, sailors, jellyfish, and various other sea creatures- and in a variety of other costumes- sometimes unrelated to the theme of the sea. This series of photographs were made before the start of the procession that winds through the streets and down the boardwalk of Coney Island.

529 West 20th Street, 2W
New York, NY 10011

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Young Photography @ Norilsk Arts Gallery

unnamed-2Young Photography
October, 24 – November, 25

Opening reception: October, 24 – 6-7pm

FotoDepartament presents 17 photo projects and 12 self-published books of authors from different cities and country regions, who participated in past two “Young Photography” group exhibitions in St Petersburg or exhibited their work in FotoDepartament Gallery.

Participants of the “Young Photography” exhibition in Norilsk:

Kseniya Azarenko, Ekaterinburg / Adaptation
Alexandr Verevkin, St. Petersburg / The Dark Side of the Landscape
Tatyana Vinogradova, St. Petersburg /Flashes of the First Eposode
Anastasia Bogomolova, Chelyabinsk / Recall
Nick Degtyarev, Moscow / Do What I Mean
Alyona Zjandarova, Ivanovo / The City of Brides
Feodora Kaplan, Ekaterinburg / Inside of Me And Out of Me
Vladimir Kolbatov, St Petersburg / Let’s Pretend We Don’t Exist
Vik Lashenov, Moscow / Hello, I Slept With Your Woman, Let’s Take A Photo
Maria Sakirko, Moscow / Imaginary Photograph
Igor Samolet, Moscow / Herbarium
Tatyana Palyga, St Petersburg / Colorless Days
Tatyana Plotnikova, St Petersburg / (In) Couple of Lines
Natasha Podunova, Ekaterinburg / The City of My Childhood
Elena Holkina, Moscow / Did We Ever Meet?
Katya Yushkevich, St Petersburg / Scratch it till it bleeds
Fedor Shklyaruk, Moscow / On Ether

Norilsk Arts Gallery, Norilsk, 78 Talnakhskaya st.

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Off the Web, On the Wall 2 – An SPE Member Show @ SPE National Office

unnamedOff the Web, On the Wall 2 – An SPE Member Show
Exhibition Dates: November 14, 2014 – April 10, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday, November 14, 5-8 PM

Featured Artists:

Bridget Conn (NC)
Emma Powell (CO)
Chadric Devin (MO)
Miguel Soler-Roig (Spain)
Annie Hogan (NJ)
Melissa Stallard (OH)
Allyson Klutenkamper (WA)
Kristina Varaksina (NY)
Isabella La Rocca (CA)
Brooke White (MS)

SPE National Office
The ArtCraft Building
2530 Superior Ave, #403
Cleveland, OH 44114

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Steven Hirsch @ Lilac Gallery

Steven Hirsch Gowanus: Off the Water’s Surface
November 12 through December 1, 2014

Stunning with toxic beauty, the abstract and psychedelic work on view was captured by Steven Hirsch’s lens at the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn, one of America’s most polluted waterways. Revealing otherworldly waterscapes in the slime and detritus atop the tainted water, Hirsch’s painterly images swirl in a frenzy of elusive shapes and bright and explosive colors. The artist, known for his many projects depicting the fringe, states, “I would sit there on the side of the canal, and what looked like a giant painting by Monet would be there in front of me hovering on the surface of the water.”

Lilac Gallery is located at 144 Fifth Avenue, between 19th and 20th streets

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Reiner Riedler @ Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Glass Model of a Heart, 2012

Glass Model of a Heart, 2012

Reiner Riedler: The Lifesaving Machines
October 30 – December 20, 2014

Opening Reception Thursday, Oct. 30th, 6-8pm

n his photographic series of historical and modern medical machinery, Reiner Riedler asks “Why do they look so human?” The project, initially inspired one late night as the artist waited alongside his newborn son in a neonatal intensive care unit, seeks to coax the beauty and mystery from objects normally viewed with clinical detachment. Here, Riedler addresses the unconscious dialogue between our lifesaving machines and their human counterparts twofold, seen in both the documentation of medicine’s evolving technologies and apparatuses, and through the intentional isolation of the machines from their place of use, highlighting each alone afront a pitch-black background.

Sous Les Etoiles Gallery
560 Broadway Suite 603 | New York, NY 10012

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November 6, 2014 – January 3, 2015

Opening reception: Thursday, November 6, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Drawn from a single private collection, the exhibition features 30 of Atget’s finest photographs that explore his ambitious, lifelong project to create a visible record of French culture. Including both iconic and previously unseen images, the works on view demonstrate how Atget’s poetic intuition and clarity of vision anticipated the sensibilities of modern art and ultimately yielded the most influential body of work produced by a single photographer in the 20th century.

32 East 57th Street, New York

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