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The Asian Series: Photographs by Phyllis Crowley


Exhibition Runs
: Monday, October 6th through November 7th, 2014
Artist Reception: Thursday, October 16th, 5pm – 7pm

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The Asian Series: Photographs by Phyllis Crowley

High in the mountains of rural China the clouds descend, envelop the land and a photograph is made. The Asian Series quietly unfolds artist Phyllis Crowley‘s long-standing interest in interfaces that insert themselves between the subject and the viewer, obscuring and distorting, hiding and revealing. These dusky dirges denote an intimate connection to the landscape in moments of transformation. The photographs insinuate smudged outlines of memories, hinting as the familiar while remaining at times obscure. The glowing line movements in each frame liken themselves to jazz notes hanging heavy in the air, gorgeous streaks of light that enliven the soul.

Phyllis Crowley grew up in New York city, learning the love and craft of photography from her father. She references Minor White, Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind as serious influences on her work. She graduated from Vassar College, lives in New Haven CT, and has taught photography at Norwalk Community College, University of Bridgeport and the Creative Arts Workshop in New Haven.

Over the last 25 years, while making a living as a commercial freelance photographer, Phyllis’ art work has been widely exhibited in various galleries in New York City and extensively throughout New England as both solo and group artist.

 
 Meet the artist on Thursday, October 16th 5pm -7pm!

Suzanne Revy: To Venerate the Simple Days

ImageTo Venerate the Simple Days is a magical visual essay crafted by photographer Suzanne Revy on the joys of family and the explorations of summer.

Her images capture the sheer bliss of long days, imaginative play, and freedom within the landscape. Her use of a toy camera draws out a surprisingly melancholic mood at times, revealing memories and continued traditions within a family when school is over and obligations fall away. Experiencing this work is akin to gazing upon a field of fireflies at dusk, a rare and ephemeral experience to warm the heart.

Suzanne Revy received her B.F.A in photography from Pratt Institute. She was the Photo Editor of U.S. News & World Reports for nearly a decade before becoming Acting Picture Editor at Yankee Magazine in the late 90’s. For the last 10 years Suzanne has focused on her career as an artist: she has been exhibited locally and nationally as such venues as the Danforth Musuem, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Photoplace Gallery, and Texas Photographic Society. Suzanne is Represented by Panopticon Gallery, Boston MA.

Phillip Jones: Selected Photographs

Exhibition: November 5 – December 20, 2013
Artist Reception: Wednesday November 13, 5-7pm

Currently on view at the Garner Center, Phillip Jones’ investigations of transition, construction and progress in the urban landscape. Phillip’s ethereal and energetic scenes take use across America and Europe stealthily by night, leaving no stone unturned. His squares, subtle yet poignant, respond to the relationship between architecture and societal values. The often overlooked or undiscovered vantages are magically brought to life through operatic silver gelatin prints not to be missed!

Biography:

Phillip Jones was bon in 1951 in the metropolitan Washington DC area. His father was an Academy award-winning filmmaker and his mother operated an art gallery in Dupont Circle.

He studied at the Corcoran School of Art, Antioch College and Cooper Union.

In the early 70’s he worked in the television industry. His short film Secrets won numerous awards and was exhibited at the Whitney  and Hirschhon Museums. In 1979 he became a free-lance artist working both in set design for opera and medical illustration.

In 1990 Phillip and his wife  moved to Boston as he began exhibiting his photographic work. He has been exhibited at the DeCordova Museum, the Fuller Museum, the Lafayette Museum, the Hunter Museum, the Athenaeum, the Boston Public Library, the Boston Center for the Arts, the Federal Reserve Gallery, the Cesium Gallery and Chatham Gallery with fourteen solo exhibits at his primary venue; the Mercury Gallery.

His work is in numerous collections including the DeCordova Museum, the Athenaeum, the Boston Public Library, Pfizer, Fidelity Investments, Putnam Investments, Accenture, Banana Republic, Levi Strauss, Raytheon, Goldman Sachs and The Four Seasons.

He currently splits his time between Boston and Atlanta.

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Dina Kantor: Finnish & Jewish

Dina Kantor: Finnish & Jewish

Exhibition runs: February 25, 2013 – April 12, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 7 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

New York based photographer Dina Kantor investigates the ways photography contributes to the construction of identity and community, recording cultural signifiers and traditions of small Jewish communities in Finland, a country with only two synagogues. In a nation of 5.3 million people, the photographer asks: “How do 1,500 Jews maintain their cultural identity?” Her portraits reveal a hybridized, modern family life.

Today’s society is increasingly complex and multi-cultural. As our heritages blend, our identities are no longer definable by a generic social stereotype of community, but by our unique experiences and backgrounds.” – Dina Kantor

Dina Kantor lives and works in Brooklyn. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2007 and her BA from the University of Minnesota in 1999. She teaches photography at SVA, ICP and Adelphi University. Her work is included in the permanent collections of The Jewish Museum in New York, the Portland Art Museum and the Southeast Museum of Photography. She is one of the recipients of the Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship for 2012.

Meet the artist at the Opening Reception on Thursday, March 7 from 6pm – 8pm!

The Garner Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The gallery is located at 537 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston on the second floor of the New England School of Photography.

Jerry Reed: Paper Work

Jerry Reed: Paper Work

Exhibition runs: January 7, 2013 – February 22, 2013
Opening Reception: Wednesday, January 16 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Nationally exhibited artist Jerry Reed presents selected works of minimal black and white photography positing questions on the relationship between performance and the document.

Using simple tools of paper and studio lighting, Reed composes meditative visual haiku, elevating a simple line quality reminiscent of abstract expression masters. The elegance of his work derives from its frank relationship to nature, structure and design itself.

Meet the artist at the Opening Reception on Wednesday, January 16 from 6pm – 8pm!

The Garner Center is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  The gallery is located at 537 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston on the second floor of the New England School of Photography.

Upcoming Exhibition from 2012 NESOP Grad Eileen Clynes

Upcoming Exhibition from 2012 NESOP Grad Eileen Clynes

Exhibit opening at the Extension Gallery, Saturday June 16th from 8:00-11:00 PM.

‘Exceptional Holiness’ is a solo exhibition of photo collage work by recent New England School Of Photography graduate Eileen Clynes. The work is a modern take on traditional Roman Catholic Saint cards, drawing inspiration from tchotchke style religious art such as hologram last suppers and light-up Virgin Marys.

Alongside the collection of 17 large size photo prints will be assorted styles of knick-knacks including prayer candles, varnished wooden clocks and plaques, and hologram cards bearing these original photo collages.

This opening is a 21+event and Pabst Blue Ribbon and Refuge Cafe will be providing refreshments for the evening. The exhibition runs through July 16th at the Extension Gallery at Orchard Skateshop, 156 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA.