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Barry Frydlender at Andrea Meslin Gallery in Collector Daily

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Yaffo-Tel Aviv

Through June 21

The artist's forth exhibition with the gallery has been well reviewed, and the coverage in Collector Daily by Richard B. Woodward offered a particularly nice reflection on the artist's work and its context.  Woodward offers that Frydlender has succeeded in making images that are monumental in terms of their production-time and historical relevance.  They are critical in social-political terms as well as in relation to the history of the photographic media.  

The Yaffo-Tel Aviv images reveal a single street corner- the view from the artist's studio- over 16 years.  The images reflect a merging of two cities into one and the drama that unfolds and economical shifts that happen within the time it took for the cities to unite.  Some of the images evolved over days, months, even years and incorporate up to 75 images.  Though Frydlender moves, combines, and relocates figures and other elements there still is an underlying framing of truth that amounts.  These images reveal layers of mark and the become convincing as moments we want to linger in and read with greater care and attention.  As much as they solidify an artist's approved truth they pose challenge to the tradition in photography established by Henry Fox Talbot, who invented the media to "describe an array of objects honestly and simultaneously."  

For more information on this exhibition, please visit Andrea Meislin Gallery 
Review in Collector Daily

Image Information
Barry Frydlender Noach, 2007
Courtesy of Andrea Meislin Gallery

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Artist's Opening Reception: Tim Parchikov at Priska Pasquer

Posted By Administration, Friday, June 13, 2014
Fast-Moving Tides

Exhibition Dates:  June 14 - August 23, 2014

Artist's Opening Reception:
Friday, June 13
6:00 - 9:00 pm


The work of Tim Parchikov is charged with suspense and drama; his frames pull us in to a pinnacle moment and leave us with more questions than answers about the frame with which we are presented.  This exhibition with Priska Pasquer draws on three bodies of work:  Burning News, Matchbox, and a series of landscapes from Iceland mixed with negative photographs of Moscow.  All of the work emits a sensation of shift, and indeed these images either directly or symbolically address unease at shifting tides within political and social systems.  Burning News is most direct- in this work figures stand in a winter landscape holding newspapers being consumed by flame.  They address the difficulty that human consciousness experiences with a steady flow of "hot news," and what happens figuratively when these issues reach a critical point.  The landscape acts as counterpoint- frozen and sleeping it speaks of hibernation and disconnect, but also symbolizes a period of ease that can pre-curse or follow moments of chaos and aggression.  Matchbox is a video work where our protagonist is blindfolded and forced to participate in a kind of Russian roulette, and becomes metaphor for how history circles and repeats.  The landscapes of Iceland and Moscow seem quiet by comparison, they are cool and mysterious, disconnected from drama but again, perhaps only sleeping. 

For more information on this exhibition, please visit Gallery Priska Pasquer 

Image Information:
Tim Parchikov  Untitled from the series "Burning News,"  2011
Courtesy of Priska Pasquer

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Lisa Sette Gallery Gets a New Home

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Hello Midtown!

Opening Reception:  
Saturday, June 14
1:00 - 4:00

Lisa Sette Gallery celebrates their move to a new space in Midtown Phoenix with a group show, Hello Midtown.  Sette has been exhibiting photography, sculpture, painting, installation and performance works by an international roster of artists since 1985.  The gallery has remained dedicated to exposing artists who weave social and conceptual issues into their aesthetic, and the new space will allow Sette to expand her platform and possibilities for curatorial vision.  "After 28 years in Scottsdale we are doing what we do best", says Sette, "leading/forging new territory."  

The gallery will open their new space with a group show; the exhibition to include work by Damion Berger, Rachel Bess, Huang Binyan, Enrique Chagoya, Kim Cridler, Binh Danh, Claudio Dicochea, Angela Ellsworth, Alan Bur Johnson, Jessica Joslin, Siri Devi, Kahandavilli, Mark Klett, Mayme Kratz, Carrie Marill, Matthew Moore, Marie Navarre, Doug and Mike Starn, Anthony Velasquez, and Masao Yamamoto.

For more information on the gallery, its mission, artists, and new locale, please visit Lisa Sette Gallery

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Etherton Gallery Celebrates the 50'th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Posted By Administration, Saturday, June 7, 2014
Wild America

Debra Bloomfield and Ansel Adams

Exhibition Dates:  June 10 - August 30, 2014

Artist's Reception:
Saturday, June 21
7:00 - 10:00 pm

In celebration of the 50'th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Act Etherton Gallery is mounting an exhibition that pairs the work of naturalist master, Ansel Adams, with the work of contemporary artist and Bay Area photographer Debra Bloomfield.  The exhibition collapses time and the artists works harmonize together becoming both monumental tributes to and poetic indulgence of the longing for wild places.  In a world where such frightening topics as global warming, climate change, pollution, species endangerment and extinction are commonplace this exhibition does well to reflect on what has been saved but also sparks an urge for greater action.  

In a letter that introduced the Wilderness Act to Congress in 1960 writer Wallace Stegner used words that seem to speak as much to our current state as our past:  
Something will have gone out of all of us as people if we ever let the remaining wilderness be destroyed; if we permit the last virgin forests to be turned into comic books and plastic cigarette cases; if we drive the few remaining members of the wild species into zoos or to extinction; if we pollute the last clean air and dirty the last clean streams and push our paved roads through the last of the silence so that never again will Americans be free in their own country from the noise, the exhaust, the sinks of human and automotive waste. . .

These works speak with chilling resonance today, as some of these realities are upon us.  The work of Adams stands as firm and strong as it does elegant.  The pairing with Bloomfield's work is poignant at this stage of history, for it evokes desire for a primitive and natural state that perhaps has already been so far eroded it is forever gone.  Bloomfield uses not only imagery, but sound in her process; she was struck while on a trip to the Pacific Northwest and southeastern Alaska by the cry of the raven.  She made recordings that accompany the images and heighten a sense of urgency to find primal places and even to save them.  

Debra Bloomfield will be at the gallery's opening reception and available to sign her newly released book, Wilderness, which includes a CD of the sounds she encountered while photographing in Alaska.  Additionally, representatives from a variety of wilderness conservation organizations will attend the opening to distribute information on their activities.

For more information on this exhibition, please visit Etherton Gallery

Image information:
Debra Bloomfield, 38996-8, 2009 from Wilderness
Courtesy of Etherton Gallery

Tags:  Ansel Adams  Debra Bloomfield  Etherton Gallery 

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Galerie Lefebvre Finds a New Home

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 29, 2014
Galerie Lefebvre announces a move to a new location on 5 Quai Voltaire, Paris.

To celebrate this move the gallery will host a cocktail reception
May 29, 2014
7:00 - 9:00 pm

Galerie Lefebvre was established in 2000 and first opened in St. Germain des Pres.  This move to Quai Voltaire marks a new chapter for the gallery which specializes in French furniture, painting, sculpture, and Art Deco photography.  Gallery Director Romain Lefebvre combines rare works by French masters with contemporary design and European photography from the 1920's and 1930's; this elegant assemblage of works is a signature of his personal taste and the gallery's style.  

Learn more about Galerie Lefebvre and their slate of photographers at their website here.

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