LOCATIONS FILTERS

Allan Gill, Janna Ireland, Laura Parker, Ni Rong, Bill Sosin, Robert von Sternberg: Awareness

November 2, 2019 - January 4, 2020

3015 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA, USA +

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Allan Gill, Janna Ireland, Laura Parker, Ni Rong, Bill Sosin, Robert von Sternberg: Awareness

November 2, 2019 - January 4, 2020

EXHIBITION: “Awareness”
SHOW DATES: November 2, 2019 – January 4, 2020
RECEPTION: Saturday, November 2, 6-8pm
GALLERY HOURS: Monday – Friday, 10 am-5 pm; Saturday 11am- 4pm

dnj Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming group exhibition, “Awareness,” exhibiting work by: Allan Gill, Janna Ireland, Laura Parker, Ni Rong, Bill Sosin and Robert von Sternberg. A continuance of the gallery’s dedication to presenting photography that emphasizes concepts, thoughts, and impressions, brings together five artists who question our understanding and ability to perceive and become aware of our own environment. The images in this exhibition portray a level of consciousness that is not a final deduction, rather a presentation of various solutions and that add to an elevated state of knowledge.

In his floral photographs, Allan Gill creates airy and transparent images by highlighting the denser areas of each flower. Familiarity is important to examine his “unseen world.” As a result the picture presents the internal structure too, showing the veins, stem, buds, leaves, through an arrangement of varying shapes and forms. Gil’s unique pieces, “ Floral Images in Invisible Light … The Unseen Details”, display a style of photos that is practiced by only a few artists in the world. It requires an extensive body of learning. The delicate artworks stress the saturation of the X-ray beam, unlike the reflected light rays of a traditional method.

Janna Ireland’s photographs initially appear to be mere documents of life, but they are fictitious, imaginary performances that mirror reality. Identity, race, gender, culture, and economic status are the unspoken building blocks of her world. As Ireland states “… they are a means to process my real concerns about what the future might look like for my children; increasingly, I fear that the America my sons will come to know will be even less welcoming than the one I see today.”

Laura Parker examines the visual structures of insight and observation. She asks her viewer to question the concept of truth as it relates to an accepted reality. Impressionistic by nature, photography leads to issues of understanding. Images introduce imprints, which are then completed by the viewer. “The mind sees fragments but has an uncanny ability to ‘fill in the blanks’, restoring a picture to its ’wholeness’.” Primarily, Parker’s work evokes real feelings, and celebrates the slippery slope of uncertainties her artwork poses.

Ni Rong lived in China until the age of 28, when she immigrated to the United States for graduate school. Her uncertainty toward her cultural identity is illustrated in her series “In America – Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter.” “Since I left China, I have lived in the dichotomy of two worlds, East and West, Old and New. Where home is, and what home means, are questions I live with each day.” Rong’s self portraits are visual interpretations of the tension between her desires to embrace the past while looking for a future for herself in a new land. In the end, she realizes that every experience, in each country, will establish her identity.

Bill Sosin composes richly colored photographs that capture urban scenery in the rain. The images are a collection of transient moments, with sudden glimpses of mysterious figures. The pieces in “Weather Spell” manipulate the texture, shape, weight, and direction of raindrops as well as employ the twinkling luminescence of car beams, streetlights, storefront signage, florescent buildings, and passing pedestrians, creating. “abstract and suggestive patterns … “ Sosin’s pieces, whether figurative or a deconstructed sight of blocks and shapes, are suggestive of another diverse, imagined reality.

In a world saturated with images, Robert von Sternberg uses humor and wit to lead his viewers to the discovery that there is still a reason to look. His series, “Crowded Vacancies” employs complex compositions of vacant lots, extensive spaces, hidden alleyways, and empty highways to demonstrate his ideas of man intruding in nature. Though the photographs cover a range of subjects, together they showcase von Sternberg’s talent for finding and capturing the exquisite, yet easily overlooked moments of everyday life. As von Sternberg states, “Rather than focusing on the most canonical or scenic tourist destinations, I often pursue the potential visual possibilities of overlooked ‘roadside attractions’ and chance conjunctions.”


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dnj Gallery

3015 Ocean Park Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA, USA

310.315.3551

info@dnjgallery.net

Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday 11am-4pm



Janette Beckman, David Corio: BEAT POSITIVE

November 21, 2019 - February 2, 2020

1 Fulton Street, New York, NY, USA +

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Janette Beckman, David Corio: BEAT POSITIVE

November 21, 2019 - February 2, 2020

An exhibition celebrating hip hop photography from 1981-1993, in collaboration with Getty Images Gallery.


10 Corso Como New York

1 Fulton Street, New York, NY, USA

212.265.9500

gallery@10corsocomo.nyc

Open Monday-Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm, Sunday 12 pm - 6 pm



Karen Kilimnik

November 1 - December 20

555 West 21st Street, New York, NY, +

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Karen Kilimnik

November 1 - December 20

303 Gallery is pleased to announce our twelfth solo exhibition of the work of Karen Kilimnik. Throughout the gallery, more than 70 works of painting, photography, collage, sculpture and video, are displayed in the Petersbuger style.

 

Included in the exhibition is a new video of excerpts from the 19th century ballets, The Awakening of Flora by Marius Petipa, Reconstruction by Sergei Vikharev, music by Riccardo Drigo, with additional excerpts (Le Talisman, Pas D’Esclave  and Animated Frescoes), as performed by the graduate students of The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, on the occasion of Opening Day of the 57th Carnegie International, and the 200th anniversary of Petipa’s birth. The video, The World at War, (2018) brings together clips from color and black and white films primarily set during World War II, selected for their music and their depictions of camaraderie between troops and officers singing, seen amid battle as well as off the field.

 

These works combine the worlds of history, architecture, art, fashion, film and television, music and ballet, animals and nature, science and literature.

 

Recent major solo exhibitions dedicated to Karen Kilmnik’s work include Château De Malmaison, Rueil-Malmaison (2016); Le Consortium, Dijon – La Romanée Conti (2014); the Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich (2012); Belvedere, Vienna (2010); Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris (2006); Serpentine Gallery, London, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (2007); Fondazione Belvilacqua La Masa, Venice (2005); and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2002). Major group exhibitions include the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2018); Rubell Family Collection, Miami (2015); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2008), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and MoMA PS1, New York (both 2006); MoMA, New York (2005, 2001, 1999); Institute of Contemporary Art, London (1997, 1992); and Secession, Vienna (1994). In 2011, Kilimnik created a stage setting for the ballet Psyché by Alexei Ratmansky, at the Opéra national de Paris. Kilimnik lives and works in Philadelphia.

 

CONTACT

303 Gallery is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10 am – 6 pm.

For press inquiries, contact Renee Delosh at press@303gallery.com.

For further information on Karen Kilimnik, visit 303gallery.com or contact Kathryn Erdman.


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303 Gallery

555 West 21st Street, New York, NY, United States

212.255.1121

Open Tues-Sat 10-6


Josephine Sacabo: Josephine Sacabo: Moments of Being

October 3, 2019 - January 4, 2020

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA +

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Josephine Sacabo: Josephine Sacabo: Moments of Being

October 3, 2019 - January 4, 2020

MOMENTS OF BEING

What would such an inexperienced soul do without
the solution that a body had been”
-Clarice Lispector

Snapshots of the life within.
Echoes of thoughts and feelings expressed in the only terms I really understand which are those of light and shadow and the softening of edges.
The things expressed have already happened. Here they are remembered tenderly, in the repose of passion.

Josephine Sacabo


A Gallery for Fine Photography

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130

504.568.1313

joshuamann@att.net

Open Thur-Mon 10:30-5



Richard Sexton: Enigmatic Stream

August 26, 2019 - January 5, 2020

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA +

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Richard Sexton: Enigmatic Stream

August 26, 2019 - January 5, 2020


A Gallery for Fine Photography

241 Chartres St New Orleans, LA 70130

504.568.1313

joshuamann@att.net

Open Thur-Mon 10:30-5



Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

October 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA +

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Men of Steel, Women of Wonder

October 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Superman and Wonder Woman are two of the most beloved icons in American pop culture. Created in times of economic adversity and war, these characters quickly emerged as beacons of American morality, representing the ideals of truth, justice, and the American way.

Men of Steel, Women of Wonder examines art world responses to Superman and Wonder Woman ranging from their Depression-era origins to today’s contemporary artist interpretations. The exhibition includes over 70 paintings, photographs, installations, videos, and more by a wide range of artists, exploring national identity, American values, social politics, and the concept of humanity.

Men of Steel, Women of Wonder is organized by Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas.

Generous support for the Addison’s presentation of this exhibition has been provided by the Arthur and Vivian Schulte Exhibitions Fund.


Addison Gallery of American Art

Phillips Academy, 180 Main St Andover, MA 01810

978.749.4015

Open Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5

Summer Hours: Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5; closed Mondays, July 4, and the month of August


Photos, Please Do Not Bend: The Catherine Johnson Collection

October 8 - December 29

101 Park Avenue, New York, NY, USA +

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Photos, Please Do Not Bend: The Catherine Johnson Collection

October 8 - December 29

Johnson’s collection of amateur and vernacular photography will include approximately 200 photos on display, spanning multiple decades. Each group of pictures will be accompanied by a moving quote about dogs relating to the selected photographs.

The title of the exhibition, “Photos, Please Do Not Bend,” refers to a time when photographic prints, due to the time and expense in obtaining them, held more esteem as valued objects. Before the advent of the polaroid camera, one often waited for photos to arrive via mail. Envelopes were marked “Photos, Please Do Not Bend.” This collection allows a glimpse into the lives of dog owners and their relationships with their companions.


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AKC Museum of the Dog

101 Park Avenue, New York, NY, USA

212.696.8360

Open Tuesday – Sunday 10am-5pm


The Distance of the Moon

November 9, 2019 - March 15, 2020

One South High Akron, OH +

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The Distance of the Moon

November 9, 2019 - March 15, 2020

In 1969, the astronauts aboard Apollo 11 made history by becoming the first people to set foot on the moon. Unbeknownst to them, this year also marked the arrival of the first works of art to the lunar surface—The Moon Museum. Covertly orchestrated by members of the group Experiments in Art and Technology, a miniscule ceramic tile bearing reproductions of artworks by six artists was snuck onto the lander. A rare original tile, featuring work by Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Forrest Myers, David Novros and John Chamberlain, will be on view in The Distance of the Moon.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, this exhibition examines the moon through the lens of photography and video. From Georges Méliès early film Le voyage dans la lune (1902) to Robert Longo’s striking study Untitled (Moon in Shadow) (2006), the moon has served as an important touchstone and inspired countless works of art and imagined lunar voyages. Utilizing images from exploratory missions to the moon, Nancy Graves created an immersive filmic meditation on surface textures and sonic space. Over forty years in the making, James Turrell has slowly transformed a dormant volcano into an aperture for observing the moon and other heavenly bodies.

Moody nocturnes and celebratory renderings are shown alongside early stereographs of the full moon, made possible by the most advanced photographic technology of the day. Combining historic prints with modern images of the lunar surface taken by NASA on a series of exploratory missions, The Distance of the Moon considers the relationship between artistic impulse and scientific discovery, and our collective fascination with this celestial body.

Artists: Nancy Graves, Craig Kalpakjian, Robert Longo, Georges Méliès, and James Turrell, with additional materials from the Archive of Amateur Astronomers Society of Voorhees and NASA


Akron Art Museum

One South High Akron, OH 44308

330.376.9185

Open Wed-Sun 11-5, Thur 11-9


Robert W. Fichter: Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter

August 28 - December 18

1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD +

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Robert W. Fichter: Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter

August 28 - December 18

Experimentalist: The Art of Robert W. Fichter presents the first retrospective of the artist’s career in over thirty years. Drawn from his archive at UMBC, 55 works created between 1962 and 2006 highlight Fichter’s exploration of the human condition across photography, printmaking, and painting. Fichter employs shifting moods and mediums as well as wit, humor, and satire to deliver trenchant critiques of war, nuclear proliferation, and environmental disaster. Firmly rooting his expressive compositions in a strong sense of place—the surreal landscapes of his native Florida—Fichter presents a singular vision of humanity on the brink.


Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

1000 Hilltop Circle Baltimore, MD 21250

410.455.2270

Open Mon-Fri 10-4:30, Thur 12-8, Sat-Sun 12-5



Weather Report

October 6, 2019 - March 29, 2020

258 Main St Ridgefield, CT +

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Weather Report

October 6, 2019 - March 29, 2020

Weather Report will reveal the sky as a site where the aesthetic, the romantic, the political, the social, and the scientific co-exist and inform one another. The depiction of weather phenomena in the visual arts is traditionally linked with either landscape painting or photography, but in the last two decades artists have increasingly turned to other media to explore weather and, by extension, the larger subject of the Earth’s atmosphere. Featuring the work of Bigert & Bergström, Barbara Bloom, Sara Bouchard, Nick Cave, Violet Dennison, Bryan Nash Gill, Andy Goldsworthy, Nancy Graves, Ellen Harvey, Ayumi Ishii, Jitish Kallat, Kim Keever, Byron Kim, Damian Loeb, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, Colin McMullan, Hitoshi Nomura, Pat Pickett, Sean Salstrom, and Jennifer Steinkamp, and an installation by researchers Amanda Bunce, Joel Salisbury, and Michael Vertefeuille. The exhibition will be accompanied by a publication with an essay by exhibition curator Richard Klein.


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Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

258 Main St Ridgefield, CT 06877

203.438.4519

Open Wed-Mon 12-5, Sat 10-5



Irma Bohorquez-Geisler, Glen DiCrocco, Lee Donlon, Thomas J. Giarraffa, Olga Ginzburg, Louis Heilbronn, Emir Ibrahimof, Roxanne Jacobson, Dany Krom, Adam Pape, Samuel Partal, James Yarusinsky.: Deliberate Acts: The Alice Austen Triennial of Photography

October 5 - December 22

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY +

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Irma Bohorquez-Geisler, Glen DiCrocco, Lee Donlon, Thomas J. Giarraffa, Olga Ginzburg, Louis Heilbronn, Emir Ibrahimof, Roxanne Jacobson, Dany Krom, Adam Pape, Samuel Partal, James Yarusinsky.: Deliberate Acts: The Alice Austen Triennial of Photography

October 5 - December 22

DELIBERATE ACTS, inspired by the writing of Audre Lorde, former Staten Island resident and celebrated Black lesbian feminist, writer, and activist attempts to uncover the state of contemporary photography on Staten Island and showcase a borough that is often under-represented citywide. Featuring photography by Staten Island residents and others looking at the borough, this juried exhibition will aim to find contemporary themes and narratives that photographers are currently exploring in their work through traditional, digital and innovative uses of the medium.


Alice Austen House Museum

2 Hylan Boulevard Staten Island, NY 10305

718.816.4506

Open Tues-Sun 11-5


Cornell Capa, Richard Avedon, Philip Trager, and others: Shutter Speed

July 30 - December 15

Oberlin College, 87 N Main St, Oberlin, Ohio +

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Cornell Capa, Richard Avedon, Philip Trager, and others: Shutter Speed

July 30 - December 15

Comprising more than 60 works on paper from the AMAM collection, Shutter Speed explores the ability of photography to capture movement, particularly of the human body. The exhibition spans the history of photography, from the late 19th century to the end of the 20th, stretching from Eadweard Muybridge’s attempts to arrest motion with the camera shutter to Harold Edgerton’s experiments with the stroboscope, and on to Sarah Charlesworth’s appropriated images of falling subjects.

Not coincidentally, Shutter Speed also features many photographs of dancers and athletes, including recently acquired vernacular photographs from the Peter J. Cohen Collection. Conveying the elegance, physicality, fluidity, and velocity of the human body traversing space requires technical expertise and a deep sensitivity, both of which are in evidence in photographs by Cornell Capa, Richard Avedon, Philip Trager, and others. Together these images of movement attest to our fascination with the camera’s ability to catch “the moment,” in the words of André Kertész, “when something changes into something else.”

Organized by Ellen Johnson ’33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Andrea Gyorody, with assistance from Amy Baylis ’20.


Allen Memorial Art Museum

Oberlin College, 87 N Main St, Oberlin, Ohio 44074

440.775.8665

Open Tues-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5