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2012-2013 Exhibition Schedule is Live!

The gallery is once again gearing up for another wonderful year of exhibitions here at NESOP.

The Exhibition Schedule is now published in the tab above with some really exciting work.  And new this year, we are kicking off the season with a NESOP faculty show, with over 15 of the full time faculty members participating in the exhibition.

Stay tuned for more details in the days ahead!

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Carolyn Conrad Opening Tonight!

The last solo exhibition of the season is now up in the gallery, and the opening reception is tonight, Wednesday April 18th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Here’s a sneak peek at Carolyn’s work:

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Annie Claflin FT ’01 included in online gallery exhibition

Great news from yet another alum!  Annie sent me an email letting me know that one of her lovely images of her mother has been included in The Kiernan Gallery’s online exhibition of Family Dynamics which was juried by Henry Horenstein!  Go Annie!  Here’s the image that was included:

And make sure to check out the rest of the show HERE if you’ve got the time to spare!

Art Update from Keiko Hiromi FT ’05

Wow, have I got an update for you!  Keiko has been busy as ever, and she’s had an amazing string of exhibitions starting this fall and she’s still going!

First up, she was in a two person exhibition at Project Basho in Philadelphia that featured her work from the series “Monadnock Street”.  The show was titled Within Reach and ran from Oct. 14 – Nov. 23, 2011 and also featured the work of Tamaki Obuchi.

Keiko then had a solo show in Tokyo at Gallery Bauhaus from Nov. 1 – Dec. 24 titled Drag Queen 2011 and was even featured by the French magazine, “Photo” as a show to see in Tokyo! “I am happy to tell you that my show in Tokyo went superb: could not ask anything better :)”  Here’s one of her images from the show:

And to top it all off, she is included in a spectacular line up of photographers for the Gallery Bauhaus 5th Anniversary exhibition that  runs from Jan. 11 – Mar. 31, 2012!  Just to drop some names of who else is in the show…. Robert Frank, Robert Doisneau and Hiroshi Sugimoto!  This is one of the two photographs that Keiko has in the exhibition:

If this isn’t enough to make you want to keep up with her latest and greatest, I don’t know what is.  Make sure to check out her new page on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keiko-Hiromi/114842851968122

And don’t forget to stop by her website and see all her other work: http://www.keikohiromi.com/

Congrats Keiko!!!

 

Coming Soon!!!

The gallery is in flux yet again, as another show comes down and the next is preparing to go up.  Stay tuned next week to see what the next installment brings!

*Hint – the “Current Exhibition” has the press release info already posted

John Benford FT ’11 First Solo Show

Great news again for the class of 2011 – John Benford will be showing his Farm Series at the art gallery at Natick Community Organic Farm in February and March, 2012.  Get a sneak-peek of the work on his website HERE.  There will be an opening reception on Saturday, February 4, from 4-7pm.  Stay tuned next year for more details…..

Amy Theiss Giese: Concealed at first at last I appear

New work is up in the gallery!

This week opened Amy Theiss Giese’s exhibition of new site specific work.  Giese uses a unique process of directly recording light onto black and white photographic paper to make large scale installation environments.  The opening was Wednesday evening, and she will be giving an artist talk next Thursday, Dec 8th at 6pm in the gallery.  Here are some detail views of the work:

 

 

Gallery Director, Erin Carey writes:

Amy Theiss Giese’s skiagrams (shadow drawings) investigate how the most basic photographic method, light recorded onto paper, can reveal overlooked interior moments. Embedded in each drawing is an abstracted compression of an experience: The weather, the hand of the artist and the interior space of the room itself. Reminencent of Fox Talbot’s initial photographic explorations, these singular images compel vital questions.

About the Artist: Giese recently completed an M.F.A in photography from Parson School of Design with honors in 2009. She received her B.A. from Amherst College, majoring in Fine Arts, and is also a graduate of The New England School of Photography. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally including the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, the Visual Arts Center of NJ, Arnold & Sheila Aronson Gallery in NYC, the Sydney College of the Arts galleries and Real Art Ways in Hartford, CT.

To learn more about Amy, please visit her website at:

www.amygiese.com

Class of 2011 Update

Well well well.  This is a big update.  I’ve gotten news from three members of the class of 2011 that I thought I’d pass along.

First up, Tommy Chevalier is getting work picked up by the New England Post – congrats Tommy!  Check out his images HERE where he catches Russell Simmons in Boston speaking to the Occupy Boston movement.  Also take a look at his images that accompanied THIS STORY about another Boston rally about potential cutbacks in social services.

Next up, Yusuke Suzuki is featured this month as the PRC’s NEO (that stands for Photographic Resource Center’s Northeast Exposure Online)!  Check out the full curatorial statement and Yusuke’s artist statement about his compelling images Muslims in America by clicking HERE.

Finally, Scott M. Lacey was featured yesterday (Nov. 16th, 2011) on the Profoto International Blog!  Great write up about Scott’s blog and a post he wrote, and some glowing comments about his stellar photography in general.  Here’s the LINK to the Profoto post, and here’s another LINK to Scott’s blog itself.

Congrats again to all three on making it work less than a year out!

Ruin – Brian Vanden Brink

Eldorado, Maryland, 1996

RUIN

Brian Vanden Brink

October 3 – November 19, 2011

Reception: October 12, 2011 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

In this body of work, Brian Vanden Brink examines rural, industrial, post-industrial, and abandoned architecture and its relationship to the landscape. There he discovers a fascinating world of shapes, textures, spatial relationships and history:  “I love to photograph how and where we live, seeing in our architecture an expression of what we value.”

About the Artist: Brian Vanden Brink was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1951 and began his career in photography there.  He moved to Maine in 1978 where he built an award-winning career in architectural photography for the last three decades. His work has been featured widely in a variety of design and consumer publications such as Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Boston Globe Magazine, Coastal Living, Dwell, Design New England, Down East, Maine Home + Design, New England Home, New York Times Magazine, Photo District News, and View Camera Magazine.  In addition, he has published several monographs such as Ruin and his latest publication Porch. Brian currently lives in Camden with his wife Kathleen and teaches workshops at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, ME.

 

Roadside Chapel, St. James Parish, Louisiana, 1999

Ruins, Ashford Mill, California

Summer Light for the Winter

Simmer Dim:  The Endless Twilight of Scottish Summer
Photographs by Lance Keimig
November 29th, 2010 – January 7, 2011
Opening Reception: December 1st,  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Lecture and Book Signing: December 8th,  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Despite the upcoming dark winter days,  Lance Keimig’s photography exhibit, Simmer Dim: The Endless Twilight of Scottish Summer, prolongs feelings of the midsummer nights.  The photographs in this exhibit are taken during the long twilight hours from about 11 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Scotland’s northern archipelagos of Orkney and Shetland. It never quite gets fully dark here at midsummer, and the sky glows with a magical light that the locals call “Simmer Dim”. The faint glow in the sky balances perfectly with the street lights of the towns like Stromness, Kirwall and Lerwick, and Keimig’s quiet studies of their architecture and narrow streets create a sense of anticipation. Away from the towns and streetlights, Keimig often supplements the natural light of the landscape with a technique called light painting.  

Lance Keimig is a Pembroke, Massachusetts based photographer who is best known for night photography of the built environment. His book, Night Photography- Finding Your Way In The Dark was published by Focal Press in August of 2010. Keimig is the curator of Darkness, Darkness, a traveling exhibit of Night Photography and of the Three Columns Gallery at Harvard University.  For more information about Lance Keimig’s photography, visit his website at www.thenightskye.com