Thursday, December 9, 2010

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Check out Danelle Manthey's Christmas USA at Jenkins Johnson Gallery opening tonight from 6-8pm. 
"A childhood family ritual served as inspiration for Danelle Manthey’s series of photographs entitled Christmas USA; every holiday season, her family loaded into the car and traveled around their South Dakota area, looking at houses covered in Christmas lights, much to the chagrin of Manthey, who would have preferred to be at home opening presents. When visiting her family as an adult, the renewed tradition sparked curiosity within the photographer, causing her to wonder about the people behind the lights. Manthey, who has twice been selected as Chashama’s Artist in Residence, began documenting the families of these decorated homes in front of their masterpieces in December of 2003, and continues to do so each year at Christmastime, shooting in South Dakota, upstate New York, New Orleans, Florida, and New York City, among others. As Manthey states, her “images are but a glimpse into the world of [her] subjects. Identity and the question of individuality are the themes”that are pervasive within the series”; her ultimate goal is to communicate something about the subject and have it understood through the portrait process."

Christmas USA will be on view until January 8th.
Jenkins Johnson Gallery
521 W. 26th St
5th FL.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Things and Time

107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002  
Opening Night Reception & Fundraiser to benefit the Lambi Fund of Haiti 
Friday, December 3rd 6:00-8:00pm
Join in for a special evening of music, food, dancing, and fundraising in celebration of Madeleine Hunt- Ehrlich’s photography exhibition, Caribbean in America: Things and Time. A series of related works will be on display, curated by Legacy Russell (CONTACTPROJECT.NET, Bruce High Quality Foundation), the infamous DJ Deadly Dragon Sound System will spin classic Reggae, Pastry Chef Hannah Sullivan (Baba Restaurant, Brooklyn) will be offering styled bites, and a set of limited-edition prints will be for sale. All profits will be donated to the Lambi Fund of Haiti, a Haitian-American non- profit working to rebuild the city of Port Au Prince. Event is free and open to the public.

A year ago, photographer Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich began working in Little Haiti, the well-known Haitian-
American immigrant community in Miami, Florida. Soon after she began this work, an earthquake devastated
the city of Port au Prince in Haiti. Families were displaced, and one of the cultual capitols of the Caribbean was
left in ruin. The struggle to rebuild Port au Prince has been followed closely by people around the world, and
as we near the anniversary of this tragic event, there is still much work to be done.

Titled after the classic Reggae riddim, Caribbean in America: Things and Time considers cultural memory in Caribbean-American neighborhoods in New York and Miami. An excerpt of this project was published by the Studio Museum in Harlem, and the complete work will be on view at Clemente Soto Velez for a limited time. This project was funded by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

F.L.O.A.T Gallery Opens

A new gallery is opening in Brooklyn this week. Check out the opening this Friday night:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Things Fall Apart

I'm heading off to Berlin tomorrow. Next week will be the opening  of Things Fall Apart, Curated by Amy Stein at Pool gallery. So excited to be apart of this show which also features the work of Robin Schwartz, Zoe Strauss, Amy Stein, Juliana Beasley, Lisa Kereszi and Stacy Mehrfar. I can't wait! Will also be stopping by Paris Photo next weekend.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Where I'm Calling From

Krowswork Logo
is pleased to present

Where I'm Calling From

featuring videos by Dale HoytJan Peacock
Anna Shteynshleyger, and Regina Clarkinia

and photography by Justine Reyes

Reception for the artists, Friday, November 5th, 5-9
exhibition on view October 29th-November 27th

"I won't raise my voice. Not even if she starts something.
She'll ask me where I'm calling from, and I'll have to tell her.
I won't say anything about New Year's resolutions.
There's no way to make a joke out of this."                  
-Raymond Carver, "Where I'm Calling From"

"Where I'm calling from" until relatively recently was a static
notion; the phone you were using was stationary, and more
often than not you were phoning from home to someone else
in their home. Now, the cell phone's mobility, and our general
mobility as a society, has shifted that reality and the question
of where you are calling from becomes more literal, just as it
obscures the surety of notions of "home." Each of the video
works in this exhibition employs the phone as the potent,
elliptical tool that it is and explores its simultaneous relationship
to both place and placelessness, home and distance from home.
The photography by Reyes makes palpable the honest yearning
of place through her revelatory portraits of her mother and uncle
in their home and in hotel rooms in various locales from her
series "Home, Away From Home."
Krowswork Gallery 480 23rd St. Oakland, CA 94612

Foto Week DC

I am proud to have my work included in 100 Portraits / 100 Photographers

Selections from the Archive Produced by Andy Adams and Larissa Leclair


As an added fine art component to the NightGallery projections, this screening features 100 dynamic portraits from an exciting group of contemporary photographers in all stages of their careers, each selected from the digital archive on Our decision to highlight work from this website celebrates the role that a thriving online photography community plays in the discovery and dissemination of work produced by significant artists in the Internet Era. Contemporary photo culture is marked by a continuous flow of images online, and our aim is to take a moment to recognize some of the noteworthy photographs published in this ever-expanding archive over the past four years. In this context, projected several times larger than life, these portraits look back at us and embody a louder voice in the discourse of the gaze.


Amy Elkins /Amy Stein / Andreas Laszlo Konrath / Anna Bauer /Ben Handzo / Ben Huff /Betsy Schneider / Birthe Piontek / Bob Shamis / Bradley Peters / Brea Souders / Brian David Stevens / Brian Ulrich / Bronek Kozka / Caitlin Teal Price / Carl Wooley / Carrie Will / Chris Verene / Claire Beckett / Clayton Cotterell / Daniel Ramos / Daniel Shea / Darin Mickey / Dave Jordano / David Griggs /David Maisel / David Wright / Deborah Mitelstaedt / Dina Kantor / Dorothy Deiss / Doug Dubois / Elijah Gowin / Elizabeth Fleming / Eric Ogden / Eric Weeks / Finn O'Hara / Gloria Baker-Feinstein / Graham Miller / Hector Mediavilla / Jacob Koestler /Jaimie Warren / Jane Tam / Jason Florio / Jason Hanasik / Jen Davis /Jesse Burke / Jessica Todd Harper / Jon Feinstein / Joni Sternbach /Jorg Bruggeman / Justine Reyes / Justyna Badach / Katrina d'Autremont / Keliy Anderson-Staley / Lara Pannack / La Toya Ruby Frazier / Lydia Panas /Manjari Sharma / Mary Amor / Maureen Drennan / Mickey Kerr / Mikael Kennedy / Mikhael Subotzky / Molly Landreth / Mona Kuhn / Monika Merva / Myra Greene / Nadine Rovner /Nathalie Bothur / Noah Kalina / Philip Dembinski / Phil Toledano / Rachael Dunville / Rafal Milach / Sage Sohie / Robin Schwartz / Sage Sohier / Sara Code-Kroll / Sarah Small / Sarah Wilson / Shane Lavalette / Shawn Gust / Shen Wei / Simon Roberts / Sophia Wallace / Sophie Jacobson / Steffanie Halley /Stella Kalaw / Steve Giovinco / Stewart Simons / Susan Worsham / Suzanne Opton /Tamara Dean /Tealia Ellis-Ritter / Todd Hido / Victor Cobo /Wang Yi Fei / Will Steacy / Zoe Strauss / Zwelethu Mthethwa

Foto Week DC  Nov 6th-13th 2010

2 Shows, 1 Building. Opening Tomorrow at 111 Front St

Klompching Gallery presents Jim Naughten’s first solo exhibition in the United States, featuring photographs from Re-enactors.

In this body of work, Naughten has photographed some of the thousands of people, who step out of their daily lives to transform into historical characters from the First and Second World War.

Naughten has investigated the phenomena of re-enactment culture with a formal photographic rigour, that contributes to the role of photography in reinventing history. The portraits, themselves, are mostly three-quarter profile, from the legs up and with a stark, neutral backdrop. The striking detail of each image draws attention to the exactness of the costumes being worn and to the expressions of the subjects. Titled only with reference to nationality, unit and rank — nothing of the real lives of the individuals is revealed. The viewer is compelled to look and to wonder about who chooses to play a WWI Gunner, a US Medic or an SS Officer?

Inspired by Richard Avedon’s In The American West, Naughten has stripped away the context of the participants, heightening the sense of artifice. These flawless digital prints — that include tanks and battle scenes — chromatically echo photographs of the past, yet are undoubtedly contemporary.

Jo Ann Walters  Vanity + Consolation at Kris Graves Projects
Jo Ann Walters has been practicing photography since the early 1980's. This selection of exquisite color photographic portraits from Walters' series Vanity + Consolation were made between 1985 and the present. She has been described by seminal photographer William Eggleston as "one of the few independently original photographers working in color today.” These original color prints have never been exhibited in New York. Walters uses her small blue-collar hometown, Alton, Illinois, as her continuing inspiration. Approaching her subjects through the eyes of an insider with all of the ambiguities and contradictions this implies. Walters observes the intimate moments of the women, girls, children, and families pictured within the confines of the domestic space, Walters examines the complexities and forcefulness of inner life.

Both shows run November 4th - December 18th. Join me at the openings tomorrow evening from 6-8pm.  Click here for directions.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Senate Arts Vote

Did you ever make the Honor Roll as a student? Being recognized for being in the top of your class – what an accomplishment! Well, our U.S. Senators brought home their grades and although they weren’t graded on their paintings or musical scales, some managed to make the arts Honor Roll.

The Arts Action Fund graded the members of the U.S. Senate on their support for the arts just like on those report cards that you used to bring home - except we used criteria like voting in support of the arts, joining the Senate Arts Caucus, and more. Senators had three opportunities to vote on the arts during the past two years—from including the arts in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to supporting public art along our nation’s highways to ensuring museums received federal funds. Your senators had the chance to stand up for the arts and many of them rose to the occasion.

Whether they speak out in support of the arts, are aware of the economic role the arts play and the well-being they provide in their state, or simply quietly cast their vote, each of the thirteen Senators we have featured received an A+ to B+ on their support for the arts. And they aren’t the only ones – in fact there are thirty-seven who received a B+ or above on our Congressional Arts Report Card.

Sadly, there are also many who failed in their support of the arts. You can learn more about what it means to fail the arts and who these Senators are in the Dirty Dozen feature of the Congressional Arts Report Card.

Making the Honor Roll affects more than just those Senators who find their names there. Acing the arts as a Senator means supporting the arts for the whole country. It is the support of the arts at the federal level that helps the arts in your community, and communities across the country thrive.

Take a moment to let these Senators know that while they might not receive a gold star for their A grade like they once did, their support is noticed. Share the Honor Roll via Twitter or Facebook with the links below and help get the word out. Or go one step further and support the arts year round by lending your voice to the growing grassroots movement for the arts in America.

View the grades for all members of the Senate.

View the Dirty Dozen.

View Same State, Different Story.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

20x200- Amy Stein's Halloween in Harlem

Untitled (Hulk) and Untitled (Powerpuff Girls) from Amy Stein's Halloween in Harlem series are now available from 20x200. I have seen the prints in person and they are beautiful. I'm very excited to get my copies and hang them up. This is such a great opportunity for would be collectors and art lovers limited on funds to own works by established and emerging artists. Amy's prints are selling out fast so get yours now! 
 "I am a big believer in the 20x200 mission of (limited editions × low prices) + the internet = art for everyone and was flattered when they asked me to participate. For my 20x200 edition I made the decision to offer C-prints which meant hand printing every last photo. It almost killed me, but I am in love with the final prints. Check out the 20x200 site to see (and purchase!) the editions." - Amy Stein

PDN Photo Plus Expo

Its that time of year again and PDN's Photo Plus Expo is gearing up to start tomorrow. Designed for professionals and advanced amateurs in the photographic and imaging industries, PDN PhotoPlus Expo showcases the latest advances in photography. Attendees are able to explore hundreds of exhibits and attend a wide variety of photography and imaging seminars. I will be a panelist on the Grant Writing 101 seminar presented by David Walker, Executive Editor, Photo District News with Ellen Liberatori, Author, Guide to Getting Arts Grants, Yukiko Yamagata, Associate Director, Open Society Institute,and Brenda Anne Kennealy, Photographer
Thursday, Oct 28, 2010 - 8:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Click HERE for a list of seminars.

Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
New York City
October 28-30, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Inner Views- Zwelethu Mthethwa

Don't miss this exhibition on view at the Studio Museum until October 24th.
Zwelethu Mthethwa: Inner Views brings together three series by South African photographer Zwelethu Mthethwa (b. 1960). “Interiors” and “Empty Beds” document the domestic lives of migrant workers around Johannesburg, South Africa, while “Common Ground” focuses on the shared experience of natural disasters in urban areas, featuring houses in New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina and on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa, after wildfires.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

After All

Laura Letinsky in Conversation with Lynne Tillman, Wednesday, September 15th, 7 pm at the SVA Theatre. On the eve of her upcoming solo exhibition, Letinsky will discuss her work with fiction writer and art critic Lynne Tillman.  Letinsky's solo exhibition, "After All," will be on view at Yancey Richardson Gallery from Sept 16- Oct 30th.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Please join me this Sunday for the opening of Digression at Hendershot gallery. I am very excited to be showing my installation Time, in Memoriam. This is sure to be a fantastic show featuring work by my fellow LMCC alums Kenya (Robinson) and Liz Magic Laser as well as Simone Leigh, Chitra Ganesh, Mary A. Valverde and Divya Mehra. Details below:

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A New Kind of Beauty


A NEW KIND OF BEAUTY — Phillip Toledano


Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 8, 6:00pm—8:00pm

Brought together for the first time as a solo exhibition, these breathtaking and provocative portraits depict people who have reconfigured their bodies by means of extensive plastic surgery. The photographs raise questions about self-perception and social paragons relating to what constitutes perceived notions of beauty. 

Don't miss this exhibition! 

KLOMPCHING GALLERY is located in the vibrant district of DUMBO, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

111 Front Street, Suite 206 

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

All in the Family

My work is included in this group exhibition All in the Family curated by Jason Paradis. Join me this Sunday for the opening.

All in the Family
June 23 - September 5, 2010
Reception: Sunday, July 25, 1 - 4 pm

Islip Art Museum
50 Irish Lane
East Islip, New York
(631) 224-5402

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Last Day at LMCC

I have finally come to terms with the realization that my Workspace residency at LMCC is now over. I have completely packed and moved out and its finally hitting me that I won't be back in my beautiful studio on Monday. It was so good while it lasted. These past nine months have been so fruitful and I feel so blessed to have been a part of the program. Many thanks to LMCC's Melissa Levin and Sean Carroll for all of their hard work and dedication and to my fellow residents for inspiring me with their work and gracing me with their time and friendship which I treasure. Above is the last still life I shot in my studio.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Just Got My Key to the City

Thank you Paul Ramirez Jonas and Creative Time for this unique public art piece. The key unlocks various doors and things in locations across the 5 boroughs until Labor Day. The key and passport are yours to keep and are really nicely made and quite lovely objects in and of themselves. Head down to Times Square to get yours until June 27th. 

Kiosk open June 3 to 27, 2010
Times Square, Broadway
Between 43rd & 44th Sts
Open M–F 2p–8p; Sa–Su 12p–8p

Monday, June 21, 2010

Review Santa Fe Recap

Its been a couple weeks since my return from Review Santa Fe. I was honored to have my series, Vanitas be recognized with a Juror's Choice award in the project competition by Tina Kukielski of the Whitney Museum. 
I was a little nervous about doing another review so shortly after Fotofest, which I found to be ultra-competitive and exhausting. I was pleasantly surprised to find that by the time I arrived in Santa Fe I had already befriended four other photographers and shared a ride from the Albuquerque airport.  There was such a sense of camaraderie and it was great to see so much beautiful work and be surrounded by so much talent. The reviews themselves were so well organized that it immediately put me at ease. Laura Pressley, Jessica Parker, and the entire staff and volunteers at Center did a phenomenal job of creating a review that ran like clock work but still managed to create an environment of mutual respect and sharing. 

Many people have been asking me lately what my experiences at portfolio reviews have been like. Judging between Review Santa Fe and Fotofest I would have to recommend RSF hands down for many reasons. Keep in mind that each portfolio review is unique and has something different to offer and there are many to choose from: Center, Fotofest, Photolucida, PhotoNOLA, Photo Espana, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, En Foco, and now the Exhibition Lab just to name a few. It is good to be informed before selecting the right portfolio review for your work. Amber Terranova lays it out quite nicely in this month's PDN

Friday, June 18, 2010

Flak Photo Features 25 Photographers from Review Santa Fe 2010

Check out Flak Photo this month to see the work of 25 of the 100 participants of the 2010 Review Santa Fe.

This image, Al with Eye Patch is featured from my Home, Away from Home series.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Save the Arts Campaign

We have written to you previously about the Governor’s plan to cut the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) budget by 40% and we want to thank all of you who have written to and called your legislators. NYSCA is the glue which holds the state’s rich cultural community together and such a cut would be devastating. It would be devastating for NYFA and for museums, theatre and dance companies, film and literary festivals, after-school and education programs and other cultural initiatives and institutions throughout the state. The email below outlines a number of actions you can take not only as an artist, but as a taxpayer.

NYFA is here to help. It you can make it to our office at 20 Jay Street in DUMBO Brooklyn, we have postcards available and you can stop by, fill them out, and we will take care of the rest. Wherever you live, we can also help you find the information for your local officials, simply email your zip code to us at and we will get you the information. Then you can just print and mail the postcards below.

We will be posting the Save the Arts logo on our Facebook page and urge you and your Facebook friends to do the same.

Hopefully, by working together, we can make out voices heard.

Thank you and thanks also to Judy Weiner and NYS Arts for providing the vital tools below.

Michael Royce
Executive Director
New York Foundation for the Arts

SAVE THE ARTS starts MAY 20 and continues until we have a state budget.

Here are examples of what YOU can do:

  • Send the SAVE THE ARTS logo to your constituent organizations and artists so they can take action. Of course, take action yourself.
  • Download and Print out the SAVE THE ARTS IN MY COMMUNITY postcard. Ask your constituents to do the same.

click image and use it on your website and social networking pages

Distribute the postcards at every performance, exhibition, class, reading, meeting, to your board and to your staff. Then mail the postcards to the appropriate legislators.

  • Download and customize the press release so it describes what your organization will be doing to demonstrate the impact of the 40% cut.
  • Post the SAVE THE ARTS logos to your facebook page.
  • Facebook and Tweet the 40% cut message.
  • Continue to send emails to your legislators and to the leadership in Albany, Assemblyman Silver and Senator Sampson.

We already have more than 16,000 emails in their inboxes. BUT we must keep up the pressure. So forward the email to everyone you know.

Our campaign strategies were developed in collaboration with your colleagues, NYS ARTS' Regional Captain Network. The Regional Captain in your area will answer questions and help coordinate media coverage in your region. Here is the quick overview of the budget numbers: The Governor's proposal slashes the NYSCA grants budget from $41.6 million to $25.2 million, making it the largest state agency cut. He also proposes a 12% cut to state operations, reducing it from $5.29 million to $4.84 million.

We are told that there is little or no movement on the budget in Albany, although we are already almost two months past the budget deadline.....and the state continues to operate on weekly continuing resolutions. If the legislature does not approve those weekly resolutions, then the state government grinds to a halt. Chaos reigns.


Judith K. Weiner

Executive Director
NYS Arts

Monday, May 10, 2010

Aperture Foundation | Events | Emerging Artists' Support Systems, Part 1

Brooklyn, New York

Aperture Presents: at the
2010 New York Photo Festival
Emerging Artists' Support Systems, Part 1
The Artist's Perspective: Justine Reyes,
Brian Ulrich, Hank Willis Thomas

Thursday, May 13, 2010
4:30 pm

Admission required

St. Ann's Warehouse

38 Water Street
Brooklyn, New York

The Aperture Presents programming series premiers with a two-part event focusing on emerging artists' support systems. Here, in part 1 of the discussion, Aperture brings together three artists to present their work and experiences securing the funding, reviews, fellowships, and grants that are so valuable in earning recognition for their efforts, providing feedback and input on ongoing projects, and often significantly impact the work itself.

JUSTINE REYES received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and her BFA from Syracuse University. She has participated in such festivals as Proyecto Circo at the 8th Havana Biennial and Contemporary Istanbul. In 2009, Reyes' Guayabera series was shown at the Queens Museum of Art, New York. She was recently awarded the Individual Artists Initiative from the Queens Council on the Arts and a workspace residency from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council for 2009–10. Reyes lives and works in New York.

HANK WILLIS THOMAS received his BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and his MFA in photography, along with an MA in visual criticism, from the California College of the Arts, San Francisco. Willis Thomas is the winner of the first-ever Aperture West Book Prize for his project—and later first monograph—Pitch Blackness. His work was featured in the exhibition and catalog 25 under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers. He is a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award, the 2007 Renew Media Arts Fellowship (Rockefeller Foundation), and was commissioned with ©ause Collective to create a video installation for the Oakland International Airport. Willis Thomas has exhibited in such galleries and museums as the Studio Museum in Harlem; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut; Leica Gallery, New York; and National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.

BRIAN ULRICH earned an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA from the University of Akron, Ohio. His first monograph, Copia, was published by Aperture in 2006 as part of MP3: The Midwest Photographers Publication Project. In 2007, Ulrich was named one of the year's 30 Emerging Photographers by Photo District News magazine, and a critic's pick by Richard Woodward for ARTnews magazine. He was recently awarded a 2009 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. Ulrich's photographs portraying contemporary consumer culture reside in the collections of such major museum as the Art Institute of Chicago; Cleveland Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. He currently lives and works in Chicago.
Part 2: Funds, Fellowships, and Reviews will take place on Friday, May 14, 4:30 p.m., and will feature Amy Elkins, Women in Photography; Ariel Shanberg, Woodstock Center for Photography; and Amy Yenkin, Open Society Institute.

The third annual New York Photo Festival (NYPH) will open on May 13, 2010, in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Founded by Daniel Power and Frank Evers, the festival is an initiative of powerHouse Books and is the first international festival of photography in the U.S. The four main pavilions, each showcasing compelling and personal visions of contemporary photography, will be curated this year by Vince Aletti, author, critic, and curator; photography curator, writer, and picture anthropologist Erik Kessels, a founding partner and creative director of KesselsKramer, Amsterdam; Fred Ritchin, professor of photography and imaging at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts; and playwright, poet, musician, and photographer Lou Reed, whose photographs have been exhibited worldwide. The festival features Aperture Presents, a series of panel discussions at St. Ann's Warehouse, curated by Aperture. Panels will take place every day from 4:30–5:20 p.m. Visit our booth in the powerHouse arena to see new, exclusive Aperture books and limited-edition photographs.

> View related events

> Visit the official New York Photo Festival website for more details

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


DEADLINE: Saturday, May 15, 2010, 8 P.M. (EST)

, writer/critic, the New Yorker magazine;
, editor/curator, Radius Books;
, gallery owner/director, Julie Saul Gallery;
, photographer;
, photographer;
, international photo editor, Newsweek magazine

TAJ FORER and MICHAEL ITKOFF, editors, Daylight Magazine
, publishing director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
, exhibitions director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

In recognition of our mutual interest in documentary and fine art photography, Daylight Magazine and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University have started an international competition, the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, to honor and promote talented and committed photographers, both emerging and established.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Aperture and Steven Kasher Tomorrow Night

Aperture Gallery Presents: Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain

A new exhibition of photographs from Eirik Johnson’s body of work and recently released monograph Sawdust Mountain will open at Aperture gallery April 15th and will remain on view through June 4th.

In Johnson’s words his photographs are “a melancholy love letter of sorts, my own personal ramblings.” This poetic sensibility is apparent in the images of Sawdust Mountain which consider the environmental impact and sustainability of industries reliant on the natural resources of Oregon, Washington and Northern California. Depicting towns at the heart of the worlds of logging and salmon farming in the U.S., Johnson captures the uncertainty that follows after an industry boom has ended as well as the hazy light and landscapes of the Northwest.

Eirik Johnson: Sawdust Mountain

Opening Reception:

Thursday, April 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM


Aperture Gallery
547 West 27th Street, 4th floor
New York, New York
(212) 505 - 5555

A group show titled Between the Bricks and the Blood: Transgressive Typologies, co-curated by Steven Kasher and Damon Brandt, will be on view at Steven Kasher Gallery from April 15 to May 8. The show will feature grids of work by Robert Mapplethorpe, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andy Warhol, Walker Evans, Emory Douglas, the Minneapolis Police Department, Ara Galant, Alexandra PenneyHyers and Mebane, the IRT Corporation, Anonymous and more. The exhibition will explore a grid of themes, including: the portrait as incarceration, anonymous engineers as artists, the inverse effects of seriality, revolution and repetition, the bureaucratic gaze returned, and chance as a disruptive strategy. The opening reception will take place on April 15 from 6-8 pm
Steven Kasher Gallery 521 West 23 Street New York, NY 10011

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Phil Toledano Lecture at ICP

 I'm being abused by the lovely Melanie Flood at the opening of America the Gift Shop at House Projects 10-29-09

The Photographers Lecture Series

April 7 | Wednesday | 7:00 pm | $15 each at the door
School at ICP, 1114 Avenue of the Americas

In this lecture series, photographers show their work and share their ideas and concerns with the audience. Join me at ICP to hear "The Mr Toledano" talk about his work. Phil Toledano is as interesting and entertaining as his thought provoking work. This is not a lecture to be missed.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Vestige Opening Reception

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday April 9th 7-11pm, 58 Gallery, 58 coles st jersey city nj. 07302

DIRECTIONS: 58 Gallery is easily accessible from NYC by PATH train. Enter the PATH station on 6th Ave. at 33rd, 23rd, 14th, 9th, Christopher St., or World Trade in Manhattan and exit at Grove St. in Jersey City. Take a short walk up Newark Ave., make a right onto Coles St. The gallery is between 3rd and 4th. 58 Coles Street.

For more info, visit:

Vestige pairs the work of Justine Reyes and Sonja Thomsen. Through both photography and installation both artists’ work tackle the concepts of memory and loss.

Justine Reyes: These Last Things consists of large-scale color photographs of the interior of four drawers. I took these drawers out of my uncle's dresser after he passed away.  The title refers to the Novissima or the Four Last Things that every man must face; Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell. I chose this title not only because my uncle was Catholic and very religious but also because it refers to the things we leave behind when we die. These drawers are the last physical trace or vestige of my uncle, left untouched in his memory.

 Sonja Thomsen: As the word Lacuna references both intellectual and physical gaps, the temporal installation titled lacuna is a metaphor for memory and aging.  70 small images hang on the wall, some in stacks of reproductions waiting to be peeled away.  Throughout the duration of the installation the images are removed, fade and reveal an impression in plexi of the image that was once there. Place and person become symbol and impression in the work creating an emotive narrative suspended in the gap between; a man straddling dementia, a boy in his teenage prime, hands cradling the last harvest of raspberries.  

Friday, April 2, 2010

31 Women in Art Photography Panel Discussion

Women in Art Photography: Past, Perspective
and Projections 
Presented by 
Humble Arts Foundation and
Affirmation Arts, in conjunction with
31 Women in Art Photography 

Saturday, April 3, 2010, 2PM

Moderator: Marla Goldwasser, Director,
Affirmation Arts


Charlotte Cotton / Co-curator, 31 Women in
Art Photography
,Creative Director,
National Media Museum
Jon Feinstein / Co-curator, 31 Women
in Art Photography
,Co-founder and Curatorial
Humble Arts Foundation
Vanessa Kramer / Director of Photographs, Phillips
de Pury & Company
Justine Reyes / Exhibiting artist, 31 Women in Art Photography
Sasha Rudensky / Exhibiting artist, 31 Women in Art Photography

Affirmation Arts
523 West 37th Street 
New York, NY 10018 
(212) 925.0092

Light refreshments will be served after the panel.

Further information