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Various artists: 28th Annual Members Juried Show

July 4 - September 4

67 Shore Rd Winchester, MA +

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Various artists: 28th Annual Members Juried Show

July 4 - September 4

Online Artist Panels highlighting Award Winners –
Thursday July 21st – 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific Liam Jåger & Anastasia Sierra
Wednesday August 3rd – 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific Seth Cook, Margaret Hart & Laila Nahar
Thursday August 18th – 7pm Eastern / 4pm Pacific Stefanie Timmerman & William Hamlin

 

The results are in! Over 2,000 images were submitted to our jurors Frances Jakubek and Iaritza Menjivar, and narrowed to 60. Thank you to everyone in our Griffin artist community who submitted images, making this jurying process so difficult.

We are thrilled to showcase this years artists as part of our larger creative artists community.

The artists included (in alphabetical order)

Debe Arlook, Deborah Arsenault, Rachel Boillot, Sally Bousquet, Lynne Breitfeller, Tuan Bui, Annette LeMay Burke, Bill Chapman, Richard S. Chow, Seth Cook, Alexa Cushing, Caroline Dejeneffe, Dena Eber, Yorgos Efthymiadis, Miren Etcheverry, Jo Fields, Karen Finkel-Fishoff, Beth Galton, Victoria Gewirz, Marsha Guggenheim, Andrew Harris, Margaret Hart, William Hamlin, Liam Hayes, Chehalis Hegner, Eileen Homuth Lemonick, Nanci Kahn, Nancy Kaye, Jeff Larason, Hannah Latham, Denise Laurinatis, Lisa Levine, Susan Lirakis, Rob Lorino, Fruma Markowitz, CoCo McCabe, Eric McCollum, Lyn Miller, Amy Montali, Ania Moussawei, Laila Nahar, Jim Nickelson, Caroline Nicola, Harold Olejarz, Annie Omens, David Oxton, Laurie Peek, Heather Pillar, Allison Plass, Robin Radin, Astrid Reischwitz, Georgina Reskala, Katherine Richmond, Mike Ritter, Karin Rosenthal, Claudia Ruiz-Gustafson, Anastasia Sierra, Stefanie Timmerman, Marsha Wilcox and Jonas Yip.

Congratulations to our Award Winners!

AWARDS:

Exhibitions Awards –

In addition to our in person exhibition, we have a selection of works in our ONLINE exhibition.  Take a look here for 60 more featured artists from our Griffin Community.

To purchase a catalog featuring the work of both the in person and online selected artists find it in our Museum Shop here.

 

From juror Iaritza Menjivar –

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Iaritza Menjivar, © Elias Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While clicking on each image, I was struck by the amount of feelings coming (or blasting) through the screen. At first there was a peculiar sentiment of sadness, or emptiness, perhaps. But the more I looked, the more I understood what I was sensing– life and real emotions. The past couple of years have been at the very least crazy and for many, life-changing. The world around us feels heavy— for the very first time we were asked to stop and feel and there was no escaping that. And now that we have experienced the “pause”, why is there a need to press play again? The photograph of the woman looking at herself, face to face through the reflection of water reminds us what it feels like to look inward.

This collection of photographs showcases a range of moments; The image of the man surrounded by plastic, playing a piano, living inside a bubble of isolation; The mother and child split between the darkness but connected through the strikes of light illuminating the contrasting moments of motherhood; The culmination of textured landscapes involving nature and man-made structures all standing still in the midst of an estranged world. Or a still-life literally taken apart and threaded back together showing the depth and complexity of everyday moments. Finally, there are images made and manipulated by the artists creating alternate realities.

When viewing photographs as outsiders, we hold subjective opinions. We relate with the work by reflecting the things we are seeing and feeling at that precise moment. In this special moment of bringing the work together, we find that we are connected by this strange time of growth, discovery, and new ways of seeing the world around us. We are bound by the intention behind the work.

Thank you to the Griffin Museum community for always welcoming me. And a special thank you to Paula Tognarelli for the years of guidance and for inviting me as juror for the Annual Juried Members Exhibition with Frances Jakubek.

From juror Frances Jakubek –

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Photographs tend to carry a literal way of conveying emotion. Our function as viewers is to build a bridge integrating the artists’ objective with our own interpretation, all while keeping space for new understanding. We recycle our visions of the past into our present and it can be easier to welcome a sensation when you are familiar with it compared to accepting a remote and new feeling. Instead of discarding unfamiliar emotions, what does it look like when they all exist in the same room?
The goal when compiling the members’ show was to expand upon what we consider a photograph and how the images communicate with each other and what the audience may take away. It was important to include a variety of processes, deeply personal tales, political works, and modern considerations of landscape.

What strikes me most about this collection of images is the sense of community, even in solitary moments. Most of the photographs are incredibly intimate and many achieve that without depicting actual bodies. We are welcomed into the lives of these photographers by witnessing their quietest moments, the way they interact with their subjects, and what they’ve decided to keep and render permanent by way of photography. The exhibition has the artists’ fingerprints all over it.
We see subjects laughing, crying, hiding, and declaring their territory. Fantastical landscapes show beside traditional portraits, and all come from a space of self-actualization. We see depictions of growth, the emptiness of change, the thoroughness of distrust, and the joy of storytelling. We invite you to make a little space for sensations that may seem unwelcome at first.

It was very special to work with Iaritza Menjivar to curate this exhibition for an institution we both love and have grown in. Thank you to Paula Tognarelli for giving me a chance, both then and now. With great appreciation for Crista Dix and Ryan Sholtis, I am glad to be part of this Griffin family who is accepting and encouraging of photographers and explorers alike.


Griffin Museum of Photography

67 Shore Rd Winchester, MA 01890

781.729.1158

Open Tues-Sun 12-4



Nathaniel Tetsuro Paolinelli: Downtown

June 11 - September 3

516 Central Ave SW Albuquerque, NM +

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Nathaniel Tetsuro Paolinelli: Downtown

June 11 - September 3


516 ARTS

516 Central Ave SW Albuquerque, NM 87102

505.242.1445

info@516arts.org

Open Tues-Sat 12-5pm


Timothy Duffy

May 5 - August 31

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA +

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Timothy Duffy

May 5 - August 31


A Gallery for Fine Photography

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130

504.568.1313

joshuamann@att.net

Open Thur-Mon 10:30-5


Eugène Atget, E.J. BELLOCQ, Bill Brandt, Harry Callahan, Imogen Cunningham, Mario Giacomelli, André Kertész, Robert Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn, Edward Weston: Vision Past

July 1 - August 31

450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, USA +

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Eugène Atget, E.J. BELLOCQ, Bill Brandt, Harry Callahan, Imogen Cunningham, Mario Giacomelli, André Kertész, Robert Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn, Edward Weston: Vision Past

July 1 - August 31

A summer exhibition featuring 20th century works by Eugène Atget, E.J. Bellocq, Bill Brandt, Harry Callahan, Imogen Cunningham, Mario Giacomelli, André Kertész, Roert Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn, and Edward Weston.

Opening reception: Friday, July 1, 6 – 8:30PM

On view on Sundays from noon to 4PM and by appointment throughout July and August, 2022.

Click HERE to see works from this show.


Press Release

Abakus Projects

450 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, USA

Open Open by appointment and during exhibitions



Paul Mpagi Sepuya: 144 Powers

June 14 - September 30

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY +

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Paul Mpagi Sepuya: 144 Powers

June 14 - September 30


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



MULTITUDES

January 24, 2021 - September 5, 2022

2 Lincoln Square New York, NY +

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MULTITUDES

January 24, 2021 - September 5, 2022

Many minds, one project: the American Folk Art Museum is a collection of multitudes. Marking the occasion of the Museum’s 60th anniversary, the displays on view mine this figurative expression as a metaphor for the vast breadth of the Museum’s holdings and its many creators. From its inception in the 1960s and gathering momentum over the decades, AFAM developed as a “collection of collections,” a result at once unified and expressive of numerous perspectives.

Omnipresent throughout the exhibition is the concept of multitudes as reflected in the artistic process itself—from gestures of repetition and seriality, as well as organizing acts of systematization, memorialization, inventory-taking, and the creation of casts of characters. Meanwhile, across the galleries, groupings prompt consideration of art-making and collecting as aligned creative practices, each contributing to identity-formation and world-building. Presented non-chronologically, the works are visually clustered to reveal not only their individuality but also their commonalities and underlying patterns.

Moving across four centuries, AFAM’s collection brings together a rich array of voices, experiences, and mindsets, yielding a correspondingly diverse set of objects: community-based creations rooted in long-standing traditions; functional but highly aesthetic objects reflecting widespread popular practices; distinctive works by neurodivergent individuals made outside the purview of artistic peers; works as fragments entangled in lifelong private mythologies. Rejecting artificial and discriminatory boundaries prevalent in dominant art historical narratives, by which formally trained artists are often constrained, the identity of the Museum’s collection has been formed and reformed over the years by newly-added makers and fresh ideas. The idea of multitudes invites a meditation on the complexities of the Museum’s evolving and multifaceted collection as a larger whole, constituting more than the sum of its parts.


American Folk Art Museum

2 Lincoln Square New York, NY 10023

212.265.1040

Open Tues-Sat 12-7:30, Sun 12-6


Black Every Day: Photographs from the Carter Collection

June 11 - September 11

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX +

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Black Every Day: Photographs from the Carter Collection

June 11 - September 11

This exhibition explores over a century of photographic representations of Black Americans as represented in the Carter collection. Instead of focusing on major historical events or contemporary images of strife and violence, Black Every Day explores the fullness and richness of Black culture, addressing themes of community, excellence, family, and labor.


Amon Carter Museum of American Art

3501 Camp Bowie Blvd Ft Worth, TX 76107

817.738.1933

Open Tues-Sat 10-5, Thur 10-8, Sun 12-5



Wendy Red Star: Wendy Red Star: American Progress

April 6 - August 28

Stanford University Stanford, CA +

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Wendy Red Star: Wendy Red Star: American Progress

April 6 - August 28

Wendy Red Star: American Progress presents work by the artist, Wendy Red Star, who was raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation in Montana. Red Star’s work is informed by her cultural heritage and engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance.This exhibition, installed throughout the first floor of the museum, explores the ideas of Westward Expansion and Manifest Destiny through the lens of John Gast’s 1872 painting, American Progress. Gast’s painting exemplifies the justification of American settlers driving Indigenous communities off their land during the 19th century.


Anderson Collection

Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305

650.721.6055

Open Wed-Mon 11-5, Thur 11-8



Gideon Mendel: Watermarks

July 15 - August 13

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Gideon Mendel: Watermarks

July 15 - August 13


ARTCO Galerie Aachen

Seilgraben 31, 52062 Aachen, Germany

4902414.012.6750

Open Thursday - Friday: 13.00 - 18.00



Joyce Tenneson: Draped and Veiled: 20×24 Polaroid Photographs by Joyce Tenneson

May 25 - October 10

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA +

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Joyce Tenneson: Draped and Veiled: 20×24 Polaroid Photographs by Joyce Tenneson

May 25 - October 10

Standing behind the substantial presence of the large format Polaroid 20×24 camera—weighing 200 pounds and the size of a refrigerator—artists peer through the viewfinder towards another world. The process of creating the unique large dye transfer prints imparts framing to a scene and quality to an image that balances subtlety with boldness, softness paired with an undeniable presence. The 20×24 Polaroid adds an additional layer of veiling and diaphanous softness to the imagery in Joyce Tenneson’s Transformations series, which she began in 1985 and engaged with through 2005.

Transformations features partially or fully nude figures poetically presented; Tenneson’s photographs have always been interested in the magic of the human figure, contained within bodies of all ages and emotions in a broad range that are both vulnerable and bold. She interweaves elements that feel vaguely mythological or symbolic, her figures embodying Classical sculptures of gods and goddesses, both mighty and mercurial. Elements such as shells, fruits, or daggers are expressions of inner journeys and self-discovery, and draped fabric and netting echo the shifting flow of time, energy, and identity. The ethereal quality imparted by the Polaroid process resonated with Tenneson, who stated: “I often felt like a channel—the images that had been part of my inner psyche for years emerged from some mysterious source.”

This exhibition is organized by the Asheville Art Museum and curated by Hilary Schroeder, assistant curator.


Asheville Art Museum

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA

828.2.53..3227

Open Wed-Mon 11-6, Thur 11-9



Richard Misrach, Guillermo Galindo: Border Cantos | Sonic Border

July 22 - October 24

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA +

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Richard Misrach, Guillermo Galindo: Border Cantos | Sonic Border

July 22 - October 24

Border Cantos | Sonic Border, a unique collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican American sculptor and composer Guillermo Galindo, uses the power of art to explore and humanize the complex issues surrounding the Mexican-American border through a transformative and multi-sensory experience.

Misrach, who has photographed the border since 2004, beautifully captures landscapes and objects, including things left behind by migrants. His large-scale photographs, along with grids of smaller photos, highlight issues surrounding migration and its effect on regions and people, and also introduce a complicated look at policing the boundary.

Responding to these photographs, Galindo fashioned sound-generating sculptures from items Misrach collected along the border, such as water bottles, Border Patrol “drag tires,” spent shotgun shells, ladders, and sections of the border wall itself. The sounds they produce give voices to people through the personal belongings they have left behind. The composition embraces the Pre-Columbian belief that there was an intimate connection between an instrument and the material from which it was made, with no separation between spiritual and physical worlds. Based on the Mesoamerican Venus calendar, Sonic Border plays for a total of 260 minutes and is separated into 13 cycles of 20 minutes. Within these cycles, the instruments play in small groups of two or more, or all together as an orchestra.

Presented in English and Spanish, Border Cantos | Sonic Border offers perspective on the challenges of migration, inviting us to bridge boundaries. When experienced as a whole, the images, instruments, and emanating sounds create an immersive space in which to look, listen, and learn about the complicated issues surrounding the Mexican-American border. While the artists do not seek to provide solutions to these issues, they do provide insight into a place where most people have never ventured, creating a poignant connection that draws on our humanity.

Border Cantos | Sonic Border is organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas. Support for the national tour of Border Cantos | Sonic Border is provided by Art Bridges.


Asheville Art Museum

2 South Pack Square, Asheville, NC, USA

828.2.53..3227

Open Wed-Mon 11-6, Thur 11-9



Cristina Velasquez: As If It Were the Sun

July 16 - August 27

4411 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX, USA +

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Cristina Velasquez: As If It Were the Sun

July 16 - August 27

Assembly is pleased to present As If It Were the Sun, new work by Colombian artist, Cristina Velásquez. This is Assembly’s debut exhibition at our brick-and-mortar gallery in Houston, Texas. As If It Were the Sun extends the artist’s inquiry into the photographic gaze against issues of identity, history, and colonialism through photographs and photographic weavings made with cardboard. 


Assembly

4411 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX, USA

713.485.5510

info@assembly.art

Open Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 6 PM or by appointment