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Ryan Zoghlin: Lacus Plasticus

June 2 - July 12

67 Shore Rd Winchester, MA +

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Ryan Zoghlin: Lacus Plasticus

June 2 - July 12

 

Griffin Museum Atelier Gallery

2 June – 12 July, 2020

Ryan Zoghlin

Lacus Plasticus

Artist Talk – Online TBD

 The Griffin Museum of Photography is pleased to announce a new exhibition from creative artist Ryan Zoghlin. Known for his use of alternative photographic processes, Zoghlin has created a series blending science, technology and the environment building a fanciful series call Lacus Plasticus.

Many artists look to our surroundings to explore their creativity, and Zoghlin has found that inspiration off the shores of Lake Michigan. Repurposing plastics to create unique underwater environments using the light of the sun with the Photogram process, these one of a kind images tell the story of a natural habitat from unnatural sources.

Statement
For almost 40 years, I’ve been sailing off the beaches of Lake Michigan. As a kid and now a father with children, I’ve always loved the shore. As time has marched on, I’ve noticed the increase in plastics on the beach year after year. A few years ago, I started collecting and disposing of the plastic bits I would find. Now I collect plastic to create photogram photographs. The images depict plastic parts and pieces as underwater creatures. The pieces dramatize, for now, a fictitious state where plastics displace nature. I’ve been calling this series, “Lacus Plasticus”.

About Ryan Zoghlin –
My memory of a love for photography started early on. Using my father’s Pentax Spotmatic during a family road trip to Cape Canaveral, I clearly remember taking photographs of an early rocket sitting on its launch pad. By 14, I had my own darkroom and was very fortunate to have a very good photography department in my high school. This gave me the tools to move on to Rochester Institute of Technology, where I gained a solid technical background in photographic illustration. Wishing to explore photography as fine art and art in general, I moved on to study at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where I received a BFA in photography and sculpture in 1991.

My personal pursuits in photography have not waned through the years. Though my subject matter is varied, the intensity and thought put into each project is the same. While some work has been produced as digital prints from both color negatives and digital files, most of my work is done traditionally in a personal darkroom that I’ve maintained for the last 35 years. In the same time, I’ve used many alternative processes such as kallitypes, ambrotypes, cyanotypes, and orotones in my art. My work in orotones has been included in the Getty Conservation Institute’s Research on the Conservation of Photographs project.

My work has been a part of the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s Midwest Photographers Project in Chicago and is in the collection of the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, TX. A recipient of an Illinois Art Council Fellowship and a Buhl Foundation Grant, I have also been featured in publications including Black & White Magazine, Photography Quarterly, Diffusion Magazine, Camera Arts Magazine and Photo District News, as well as many others. I am currently represented by Etherton Gallery in Tucson, AZ and Obscura Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. -RZ

For more information about this exhibition, Ryan Zoghlin or the Griffin Museum please contact us at 781.729.1158 or online at griffinmuseum.org

Visit the Griffin

The Griffin Museum of Photography is open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Monday. Due to current restrictions by the Governor of Massachusetts, appointments are required for admittance.  All visitors must have an individual appointment. We can only accommodate visitors with appointments. All appointments are scheduled through our online system and by calling the museum to schedule.

General admission is $9 for adults; $5 for seniors. Members and children under 12 are admitted free. Admission is free to all every Thursday between 2 to 4 p.m. For more information, call 781.729.1158, or visit www.griffinmuseum.org.

About the Griffin Museum

The Griffin Museum of Photography was founded in 1992 to provide a forum for the exhibition of both historic and contemporary photography. The Museum houses three galleries dedicated solely to the exploration of photographic arts: The Main Gallery, which features rotating exhibits from some of the world’s leading photographers, the Atelier Gallery and Griffin Gallery dedicated to showcasing the works of prominent, up-and-coming artists. The Griffin is also home to the extensive archives of museum founder and world-renowned photojournalist Arthur Griffin. The Griffin Museum of Photography also maintains 4 additional satellite galleries: Lafayette City Center Passageway in Boston Downtown Crossing, The Griffin at SoWa, in Winchester @WinCam at Winchester Community Access and Media and The Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham, MA. For more on the Griffin Museum of Photography, visit www.griffinmuseum.org.


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Griffin Museum of Photography

67 Shore Rd Winchester, MA 01890

781.729.1158

Open Tues-Sun 12-4



Robert Alexander, Audre Lorde: Powerful and Dangerous: The Words and Images of Audre Lorde

March 22 - June 28

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY +

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Robert Alexander, Audre Lorde: Powerful and Dangerous: The Words and Images of Audre Lorde

March 22 - June 28

The Alice Austen House presents the 1983 landmark press photo series of Audre Lorde by Robert Alexander. 

Powerful and Dangerous will explore the relationship between language and activism as well as how photographic composition conveys different messages. The exhibition will hold up a lens to the contemporary women’s movement and consider how Lorde’s words resonate today. During the 3-month exhibition, there will be a series of public programs, including scholars talks, readings, and artist-led photo walks in the Staten Island neighborhood of Stapleton where Lorde’s home, now an LGBTQ Historic landmark, is located.

News of the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is causing many concerns and we want to reassure you that we here at the Alice Austen House are taking all advised precautions to keep the public safe. It is with this aim in mind that we are suspending all planned upcoming public programs. All opening receptions have been postponed. However, we will remain open for regular business hours with planned exhibitions on display.  Please check our website for updates and sign up for our mailing list for updated program information.

 


Alice Austen House Museum

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10305

718.816.4506

Open Tues--Fri 1:00 - 5:00 PM, Sat-Sun 11:00 - 5:00 Closed Monday



Felipe Jácome: CAMINANTES: The Venezuelan Exodus

May 1 - June 27

143 Ludlow St New York, NY +

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Felipe Jácome: CAMINANTES: The Venezuelan Exodus

May 1 - June 27

ONLINE – Anastasia Photo is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by photographer Felipe Jácome. Caminantes is on view online at www.anastasia-photo.com, May 1 – June 27, 2020. This will be the gallery’s first online exhibition using 3D virtual technology.

 

Since 2015, nearly five million Venezuelans (roughly 15% of the population) have emigrated from their home country while 94% of those remaining live in poverty in a deepening humanitarian crisis fueled by economic mismanagement and human rights violations.

 

In 2019, Ecuadorian documentary photographer Felipe Jácome travelled to Cúcuta, a town on the border of Venezuela and Colombia whose south highway serves as one of the main arterial routes into Colombia. On this road, Jácome joined Venezuelan migrants, known collectively as Los Caminantes (The Walkers), fleeing the economic and political turmoil in Venezuela.

 

Jácome traveled some 125 miles to Bucaramanga, Colombia; walking, sleeping, eating, and jumping on the back of trucks with the migrants. Aware that his subjects needed to cover up to 25 miles per day to reach shelters, Jácome took portraits while on the move, occasionally recording their story with his phone. The now well-trodden road to Bucaramanga sees Venezuelans of all ages: from young packs of men to families with children needing to be carried to the elderly and disabled.

 

The mass exodus is forecasted to surpass that of the Syrian Refugee Crisis by the end of 2020. Despite this, and the growing danger Venezuelan migrants face during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, the crisis remains grossly unaided by the international community. During the first four years of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, the international community contributed $7.4 billion in refugee response efforts. Comparatively, Venezuela has only seen $580 million in support in its first four years. On a per capita basis each Venezuelan refugee received $125 compared to $1500 for each Syrian refugee.

 

Since 2013, the Venezuelan economy has contracted 65 percent. As a result, the currency is practically worthless; a month’s wages barely meet the cost of a bag of rice. Using the silver gelatin darkroom process, Jácome superimposes portraits taken on the road on to the now defunct Bolívar banknotes. The light sensitive emulsion bonds the images of the migrants to the money: a metaphor for the very cause and consequence of the crisis.


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Anastasia Photo

143 Ludlow St New York, NY 10002

212.677.9725

kaley@anastasia-photo.com

Open Tues-Sat 10-6



Allison Grant, Beate Sass, Eric Kunsman, Karen Bullock, Marcos Caceres, Maury Gortemiller, Michael Joseph, Teri Darnell, Juror: Sarah Kennel: PORTFOLIO 2020 [ONLINE]

May 16 - June 27

75 Bennett Street Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia, +

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Allison Grant, Beate Sass, Eric Kunsman, Karen Bullock, Marcos Caceres, Maury Gortemiller, Michael Joseph, Teri Darnell, Juror: Sarah Kennel: PORTFOLIO 2020 [ONLINE]

May 16 - June 27

Atlanta Photography Group is pleased to present Portfolio 2020, an exhibition juried by Sarah Kennel, Curator of Photography at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art. Ms. Kennel selected eight exceptional artists to represent the best of contemporary photography from a national call for entries. Additionally, 2 alternate portfolios and 9 single images were selected and will be displayed digitally during the exhibition run.

APG / High Museum Purchase Award

From this exhibition, The High Museum has the opportunity to select work from an artist for their permanent collection. Pending Museum approval, APG will purchase the winning work from the artist for $2500 and donate to the High Museum. Click to see a gallery of previous recipients of the APG / High Museum Purchase Award.

Registration is required for the Online Events -see link button above

Opening Reception: Friday, May 22, 5:00-7:00pm
Juror Talk with Sarah Kennel: Friday, May 22 @ 5:00pm
Exhibition Dates: May 22 – continues on the APG website

Featured Artists:


Atlanta Photography Group

75 Bennett Street Northwest, Atlanta, Georgia, United States

404.605.0605

gallery@atlantaphotographygroup.org

Open Tues-Sat 12-4



Richard Avedon, Rena Bass Forman, Brassaï, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Robert Capa, Horst P. Horst, Nadav Kander, André Kertész, O. Winston Link, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Abelardo Morell, Ron Van Dongen.: Black & White: Photographs from the Julie Riegel and Suzette Clerou Collection

January 30 - August 29

1930 R St Bakersfield, CA +

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Richard Avedon, Rena Bass Forman, Brassaï, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Robert Capa, Horst P. Horst, Nadav Kander, André Kertész, O. Winston Link, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Abelardo Morell, Ron Van Dongen.: Black & White: Photographs from the Julie Riegel and Suzette Clerou Collection

January 30 - August 29

Black and white photography, also known as ‘monochrome’ photography, originated during the mid-nineteenth century and has pervaded to this day. A technology-based practice, photographers explore and exploit the levels of abstraction conveyed by reducing a scene to value and shape amidst advances within the field. Paralleled interest is blatant in aficionados, appreciators, and collectors who continue to be mesmerized by monochromatic imagery used to depict a multitude of genres and subjects. Black & White typifies the convergences of the photographer’s exploration and a collector’s passion.

Julie Riegel and Suzette Clerou have been collecting black and white photography since the 1970s. The twenty-five piece collection is an outstanding representation of significant photographic works created over the last 100 years.


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Bakersfield Museum of Art

1930 R St Bakersfield, CA 93301

661.323.7219

Open Tues-Fri 10-4, , Thur 10-8, Sat-Sun 12-4



Zackary Drucker: Zackary Drucker: Icons

March 1 - June 28

10 Art Museum Dr Baltimore, MD +

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Zackary Drucker: Zackary Drucker: Icons

March 1 - June 28

This exhibition juxtaposes self-portrait photographs of artist, producer, and activist Zackary Drucker with pictures the artist has taken of Rosalyne Blumenstein, LCSW, who directed the Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center’s pioneering Gender Identity Project in the 1990s. Depicting two women of different ages and experience and the scars they bear, Drucker’s work interrogates assumptions about transformation, beauty, aging, and mortality. These searching and meticulous self-portraits expand on the groundbreaking Relationship series Drucker co-created a decade ago, selections from which will also be on view. Forming part of Drucker’s ongoing project to record and chronicle the trans community, her images of muse and mentor Blumenstein capture the cinematic flavor of the artist’s timely revision of art historical precedent.

Museum open Wednesday – Sunday.


Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr Baltimore, MD 21218

443.573.1700

spedroni@artbma.org

Open Wed-Sun 10-5



SHAN Wallace: SHAN Wallace: 410

March 1 - June 28

10 Art Museum Dr Baltimore, MD +

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SHAN Wallace: SHAN Wallace: 410

March 1 - June 28

Baltimore-born artist SHAN Wallace’s exhibition is, in the photographer’s words, a love letter to the beauty, complexity, and resilience of her hometown. Representing highlights of her evolving practice of the past five years, Wallace will be crafting an immersive environment that engages her newfound interest in collage, the connective possibilities of different museum spaces, and the expressive potential of portrait photography. In conjunction with this exhibition, Wallace will also be engaging Baltimore audiences through portrait sessions and workshops at the BMA’s Lexington Market branch. The market has served has functioned as a site of sustained interest, investigation, and outreach within the artist’s evolving practice for several years.

Museum open Wednesday though Sunday.


Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr Baltimore, MD 21218

443.573.1700

spedroni@artbma.org

Open Wed-Sun 10-5



Ana Mendieta: Ana Mendieta: Blood Inside Outside

March 1 - June 28

10 Art Museum Dr Baltimore, MD +

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Ana Mendieta: Ana Mendieta: Blood Inside Outside

March 1 - June 28

This exhibition showcases diverse aspects of the brief but influential career of pioneering Cuban-American feminist artist Ana Mendieta. The centerpiece of the exhibition is Blood Inside Outside (1975), a recent BMA acquisition, that shows Mendieta exploring the layered meanings ascribed to blood—from violence to fertility. Complementing this work will be a selection of works on paper, including rare lifetime photographs exploring her intimate connection to the earth as well as a group of rarely exhibited drawings using natural materials and artisanal processes.

Museum open Wednesday through Sunday.


Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Dr Baltimore, MD 21218

443.573.1700

spedroni@artbma.org

Open Wed-Sun 10-5



Alison Wright: Grit and Grace, Women at Work

March 14 - June 14

10 Vernon St Brattleboro, VT +

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Alison Wright: Grit and Grace, Women at Work

March 14 - June 14

From India to Africa, tea fields to technology, women are the resilient hard-working backbones of their communities. These 30 images by photographer Alison Wright, a National Geographic Traveler of the Year, showcase the magnetic stories of remarkable women living in post-conflict or hard-to-reach areas in developing countries whose perseverance is often overlooked.

Wright’s vivid portraits illuminate a shared determination among women in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East to create better futures through creativity, ingenuity, and drive. They celebrate the individuals and grassroots organizations committed to finding creative solutions to the challenges these women face, because empowering women benefits not only the individuals and their families, but their villages, their nations, and our world.

— Katherine Gass Stowe, Curator

This project is presented in partnership with The Vermont Women’s Fund.


Brattleboro Museum & Art Center

10 Vernon St Brattleboro, VT 05301

802.257.0124

info@brattleboromuseum.org

Open Wed-Mon 11-5


Color Shift

August 31, 2019 - July 12, 2020

3824 Main St Riverside, CA +

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Color Shift

August 31, 2019 - July 12, 2020

Photography has had a tumultuous relationship with color since its invention. Early photographers employed colorists to tint images with surrogacy for the missing color; inconsistent color sensitivity affected the way objects were depicted even in monochromes. Fleeting and erratic color dyes shifted C-prints in a matter of decades, or even years. Color Shift draws from the California Museum of Photography’s extensive collection to explore the many ways in which we encounter color in photography, from the added to the actual.

Image: Olindo Ceccarini, Joan Crawford holding color control bar, 1930, digital composite from tri-color separation negatives, collection of the California Museum of Photography, gift of Olindo O. Ceccarini.


California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTS

3824 Main St Riverside, CA 92501

951.827.4787

ucrarts@ucr.edu

Open Tue-Sat 12-5, Sun 11-4, Closed Monday



Noah Berger: Facing Fire

February 22 - August 9

3824 Main St Riverside, CA +

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Noah Berger: Facing Fire

February 22 - August 9

Fire as omen and elemental force, as metaphor and searing personal experience – these are the subjects explored by the artists of Facing Fire. California’s diverse ecologies are fire-prone, fire-adapted, even fire-exploded in scale and severity. There is a powerful consensus that we have entered a new era. The artists of Facing Fire bring us incendiary work from active fire lines and psychic burn zones. They face fire, sift its aftermath, and struggle with the implications.

Image: Noah Berger, Photographer Justin Sullivan shooting low during the Camp Fire, 2018. Courtesy of the artist.


California Museum of Photography at UCR ARTS

3824 Main St Riverside, CA 92501

951.827.4787

ucrarts@ucr.edu

Open Tue-Sat 12-5, Sun 11-4, Closed Monday



Gordon Parks: A Loaded Camera: Gordon Parks

May 13 - August 23

328 Lomita Drive Stanford, CA +