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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!
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Elizabeth Clark Libert is now UP!

There is new work up in the gallery!  Wonderful images from Elizabeth Libert are on view in the gallery through mid April.

And come meet the artist at the opening reception tomorrow, Wednesday February 29th from 6:30-8:30 pm.

As a preview, here are a few images from her series, Libert & Company:

Also, make sure to see more of this series and some of Elizabeth’s other work on her website.

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

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

Architecture Exhibition Featured on Citysearch

Great news!

The NYC Architecture Exhibition was featured on Boston’s Citysearch!

The 4-Day Weekend

New York City in Boston

NYC City Architecture Exhibition
August 16,2010 – October 1, 2010
Opening Reception: August 18, 2010 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Exhibiting Artists:
Keitaro Yoshioka
Ben Gebo
Ray Conway
Philipp Lehmann
Rebecca MacPherson
Chelsey Rosengrant
Morgan Ione Yeager

Over one weekend in April each year, New England School of Photography offers an architectural photography shooting expedition in New York City. Accessible and vibrant, NYC is home to some of the most stunning and varied architecture in the United States. From early Gothic revival landscape to high-rise skyscrapers, NYC offers limitless shooting opportunities for the emerging and professional architectural photographer. On April 16th, 2010, Keitaro Yoshioka, his teaching assistant Ben Gebo and 5 NESOP professional photography program students, Ray Conway, Philipp Lehman, Rebecca MacPherson, Chelsey Rosengrant and Morgan Ione Yeager arrived in New York City to begin their weekend intensive expedition. These photographers scoured and climbed numerous stairs up rooftops to capture the distinct view, examined various restaurants with their lens to find that prefect shot, and were able to find the quirkiness in the heart of the busy city. The photographs from this trip will be on display in the New York City Architecture Exhibition from August 16th, 2010 – October 1st, 2010 at the Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions.

Andrea Wenglowskyj: Сокіл/Sokil

Andrea Wenglowskyj
Сокіл/Sokil
April 26th ,2010 – June 4th,2010
Opening Reception – Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 7pm – 9pm

Andrea Wenglowskyj

Andrea Wenglowskyj

In Сокіл/Sokil,” Andrea Wenglowskyj’s photographs are an ongoing study of the formal and conceptual structure of the scouting rituals of Noviy Sokil, a summer camp located outside of Buffalo, NY. During the beginning of the social and political upheavals that were occurring across Europe in 1912, Plast, a Ukrainian Scouting Organization, was formed in the occupied city of L’viv, Ukraine. Despite numerous attempts to completely abolish it, Plast gained popularity and has been preserved to this day across the world. In the Ukrainian-American community, Noviy Sokil  is a representation of the importance of preserving the heritage and traditions of the Ukrainian culture. These photographs establish a space for the viewer to reflect upon of the thinning threads that connect the scouting participants to a distant foreign homeland and back to their American lives.

Artist Information: Andrea Wenglowskyj was raised in Rochester, NY and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received her Master of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University, and her BFA in Photography from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Her work has been exhibited in New York and Boston. For more information and her artwork, http://andreawenglowskyj.com/

Eva Timothy: Lost in Learning The Art of Discovery

Eva Koleva Timothy
Lost in Learning: The Art of Discovery
February 15th, 2010 – March 19th, 2010

Eva Timothy, Sun, Earth, & Moon

Eva Timothy, The Man Behind The Mona Lisa

Bulgarian born, Eva Koleva Timothy, provides us with an extraordinary glimpse into the world of historical fine art photography in her traveling exhibit “Lost in Learning: The Art of Discovery”.

From a young age Eva Koleva Timothy aspired to come and study in the U.S., but under the strict controls of Communism, such a dream was nearly impossible.  However, when the Communism collapsed, Eva danced and shouted at the top of her lungs in Sofia’s main square. For her, the freshly fallen wall meant that an opportunity to realize her childhood dream of coming to study in the U.S. It is then no surprise that Eva’s work draws largely from her European roots or that the empowering nature of education figures prominently as a theme in her work.

Inspired by the stories of the great explorers, scientists and artists who charted the course of Western civilization Eva has depicted Galileo, Columbus, Da Vinci and various other household names. However, her work goes much further than a simple examination of what these people did, digging deeply into the creative passions which inspired the heroes of an age. Combining uncommon angles with an enigmatic touch of sfumato, “Lost in Learning: The Art of Discovery” transforms otherwise familiar portraits and artifacts into vivid narratives, rich with emotion and leaving you wanting to know more.

Artist Information: Eva Koleva Timothy is a Media/Communications graduate with a B.A. from the University of Utah and a graduate of the Oxford School of Photography holding a Licentiate Certification from the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain.

Her work is often described as “Focusing Art” for its propensity to lead viewers to consider life more acutely and for its possibilities. Eva has exhibited throughout Old and New England and her images have been spotlighted in such prestigious publications as the Boston Globe, The Oxford Times and Best of Photography Annual. Many of those same images have been awarded with accolades including Best in Show in the 2005 UK CACC slide competition. You can learn more about Eva and her work at www.illumea.com.

Nicole Hatanaka: Taxinomia

Nicole Hatanaka
Taxinomia
January 11, 2010 – February 12th, 2010

Nicole Hatanaka, Backroom

Nicole Hatanaka, Storage

Nicole Hatanaka, Storage 2

In Taxinomia, Nicole Hatanaka examines arrangements of objects in natural history museums and nature laboratories. Many of the photographs in this series were taken in the storage spaces, workspaces, offices, and backrooms of these institutions, and focus on the unexpected, accidental, and commonly overlooked. Underscoring this project is an interest in how specimens become worthy of preservation and study. What gets preserved and what gets thrown away? Which objects are put on a pedestal and which in a drawer? What determines value? More broadly, Hatanaka’s practice represents an attempt to deconstruct such binaries as ordinary and extraordinary, order and disorder, official and non-official, valuable and insignificant, in order to reframe the ways in which meaning may be constructed and interpreted for both the individual and the collective.

Artist Information: Hatanaka lives and works in Providence, Rhode Island. She has exhibited her photographs in galleries and museums throughout the United States, including the Center for Fine Art Photography, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and the New York Hall of Science. Her work has also been featured in publications such as American Photography 25. Hatanaka received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 and a BA from University of California, Los Angeles in 2004.

website: http://www.nicolehatanaka.com/

Tony Donovan: Ardoyne, Belfast, Ireland

Tony Donovan
Ardoyne, Belfast, Ireland
November 16th, 2009 – January 8th, 2010

Tony Donovan, Irish Girl

Tony Donovan, Informers Beware

Tony Donova, Father and Son

More images are available through his website; http://www.connecticutweddingphotographer.com