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Metro at Julie Saul Gallery

Posted By Blog User, Friday, February 14, 2014

Reinier Gerritsen, Adam Magyar & David Molander


Exhibition Dates:  February 27 - April 19, 2014 


Opening Reception with the Artist David Molander

Thursday, February 27

6:00 - 8:00 pm


This three-man show of urban scenes by European artists is super-charged, images are full of the bustle, energy, and an over-saturation imposed on us our contemporary urban environments.  All three artists are using cutting-edge technology to compose their final frames.  Though there is something believable to all the artist's works, we are aware of an underlying layering, so while we move between possibility and impossibility what we are left with is the sense of place and the aura of urbanism surrounds us.


Armed with a camera capable of rapid succession shooting, Reinier Gerritsen captures a series of closely related images at the Wall Street subway stop in New York City then makes selections.  Gerritsen draws each figure out separately, selecting by expression and gesture to create the final image.  Here we experience the sense of closeness and an almost cocoon-like moment of introspection in an overcrowded public space.  Adam Magyar also works through selections and photographs from an overhead perspective.  Patterns of figures set against generic brick ground move like insects far below our viewing plane.  Anonymity is strong and we are quickly seduced by the rhythm of the figures.  Our eye is unable to rest, and as we float from figure to figure the sense of movement comes from our engagement with the work.  David Molander's work is expansive and pushes belief to its limits.  He seeks to capture the essence of urban centers by weaving together a series of images.  Frames meld figures, space, structures, cars and more into impossible scenarios.  Molander's city is fragmented but fascinating and we want to be swept up into the energy of the city at night.  More symbolic or felt than literal, these works let us feel the pulse and frenzy of the often overwhelming energy of the city. 



For more information on this exhibition, please visit Julie Saul Gallery


Image information:

David Molander, Fountain LES, 2013

Chromogenic print, 39 1/2 x 79" edition of 3

Courtesy of Julie Saul Gallery

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Revisiting a Photographic Legacy: Image Gallery Redux at Howard Greenberg Gallery

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 12, 2014
The Image Gallery:  Redux (1958 - 1962)
through February 22, 2014

"In those days, photographic prints were not well known.  People would walk in, point to the wall, and ask, ‘What’s that?’ They thought I had cut the images out of a  magazine!” 
                                                                                                - Larry Siegel 
Larry Siegel was a man ahead of his time.  In 1955 the artist saw the famed exhibition Family of Man at MOMA and four years later in 1959 he opened a gallery dedicated to photography, the Image Gallery.  Short-lived but long remembered the gallery was an early leader for the photographic media and its appreciation as art.  The work of Rudy Burckhardt, Sid Grossman, Saul Leiter, Duane Michals, Charles Pratt and Garry Winogrand among others showed at Image, and the gallery is still thought of as one of the models for exhibiting photography.  
Siegel was more than a gallery director, he was an artist in his own right, and the community around the gallery quickly became a meeting place for photographers. Eugene Smith stopped by early for the first exhibition and ended up helping to hang the show when Larry Siegel realized that he had never done so himself. Two photographers who showed their work at the gallery were neighborhood residents. Saul Leiter lived across the street, and Robert Frank lived around the corner and would stop by regularly. Other visitors included the photographers Ansel Adams, Roman Vishniac, Aaron Siskind, and Minor White, as well as writers from The New York Times and The Village Voice, who reviewed exhibitions regularly.  The only sticking point for the gallery was the patronage; Siegel was so ahead of his time that the work he was showing was yet to be broadly celebrated.  Though Siegel closed the gallery after only a few years to pursue his career as an artist, the legacy of Image Gallery has endured.  
To commemorate the history and relevance of Image Gallery Howard Greenberg Gallery will present the work of 21 photographers whose work was shown at Image Gallery.  The exhibition will present photography by Gert Berliner, Lou Bernstein, Sheldon Brody, Rudy Burckhardt, John Cohen, Martin Dain, Arthur Freed, Sid Grossman, Charles Harbutt, Dave Heath, Simpson Kalisher, Saul Leiter, Duane Michals, Enrico Natali, Charles Pratt, Steve Schapiro, Larry Siegel, Ann Treer, Kenneth Van Sickle, David Vestal, Garry Winogrand, and Jasper Wood.
For more information on the exhibition, please visit Howard Greenberg Gallery
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Image Information:
Gert Berliner, Grand Centeral, c. 1960

© Courtesy of the artist / Howard Greenberg Gallery

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Etherton Gallery Celebrates the 50'th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Danny Lyon:  

Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement


through March 15th.


It is hard to imagine the world that Danny Lyon's works take us back to.  In this selection at Etherton Gallery we celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  In the work we see rallies, protestors, and marches; preachers, police, and jail cells.  All these years later the images remain super-charged.  There is a throbbing urgency to the frames and a potency to the gazes of all his subjects; they are full of passion, hope, and at times hate.  Lyon is celebrated as a photographic legend and has spent his life documenting his subjects as an insider, and to make them Lyon was harassed, beaten, and even jailed.  These works take us back, instantly, to the front lines of a movement that changed American history forever.  


Fifty images for fifty years, Etherton's selections traces Lyon's work into the deep South to Selma, Birmingham, Montgomery, Albany, and Danville.  Lyon was the first staff photographer of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, which played a leading role in student mobilization across the segregated south.  It was this early work that helped Lyon sharpen his attentiveness to the defining moment, but to the power of documentary photography itself. 


Accompanying the exhibition Etherton has signed copies of Lyon's book, Memories of Southern Civil Rights Movement, as well as additional works from his oeuvre.


Please visit Etherton Gallery for additional information on the exhibition and the artist.

Additional press links available from Etherton's site, including a Zocalo Magazine article and videos of Lyon in discussion on the work in conjunction with the 2014 National Geographic Photography Seminar.


Image Informatin:

Albany, Georgia 1962 

Danny Lyon ©, courtesy Etherton Gallery

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Going Solo: Camilla Grimaldi to become Solo Director

Posted By Blog User, Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Camilla Grimaldi is proud to announce that she will carry on the gallery's activity as sole director and owner. Formerly known as Brancolini Grimaldi, the gallery will now trade under the name Camilla Grimaldi and exhibit from an interim space at 25 Old Burlington Street, Mayfair. 


The gallery will present a specially curated programme of exhibitions, continuing to represent a broad range of international artists who share a ground-breaking and experimental approach to photography as a means of artistic expression.  The new space will launch with the following exhibitions: 


Sophy Rickett
Objects in the Field / 14 February - 21 March 2014


Martina Bacigalupo 

Gulu Real Art Studio 28 March - 25 April 2014



Sophy Rickett's most recent body of work, Objects in the Field, was made during her time as Artist Associate at the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, and develops the artist's interest in the role of the camera as a mediator between people and the natural world, exploring how light and darkness define and articulate our relationship to space.  


Martina Bacigalupo's Gulu Real Art Studio will be her first exhibition in the UK. The show will present an edited selection of 6 x 4 inch prints that the artist found discarded at Obal Denis' studio in Gulu, Uganda. Bacigalupo's collection represents a typological cross-section of Gulu's society today - nurses, soldiers, farmers, teachers, businessmen, nuns, students, mothers and children - defined through poses, clothing and objects. Vivid and diverse, the images extend the tradition of African vernacular studio portraiture, at the same time creating completely unconventional portraits. What remains of the image, after the faces are cut out, heightens the viewer's attention to gesture, and it is through subtle details that other markers of identity reveal themselves.


For more information, please visit Camilla Grimaldi


Image information:

Martina Bacigalupo

Gulu Real Art Studio (detail)

C-print, Unique Courtesy of Camilla Grmaldi

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Book Launch & Artist Talk: Peter Sramek at Stephen Bulger Gallery

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Book Launch of Piercing Time:  Paris After Marville and Atget

Thursday, February 13th

6:00 - 9:00 pm


Artist's Talk:

6:30 - 7:30 pm


seating is limited RSVP requested.


The City of Lights' urban history is explored in the photographic project Piercing Time.  The series examines the archive of topographic Paris made by Charles Marville between 1865 - 1877; Marville worked for both the Georges Haussman and later for the Third Republic.  In the text Marville's images are paired with Sramek's contemporary images, and we experience an unfolding of time.  Marville was charged with photographing areas slated for demolition prior to the "modernization of Paris."  In Marville's work we see the tight winding cobbled streets of Paris.  The dingy but authentic old city.  Sramek's images show the wide boulevards the city has become known for.  While the monumentality of the renovated city has become a trademark of Paris, Srramek's work and talk address questions at our ambivalence to urban change and the inevitable loss of heritage that accompanies that choice.  The book includes supporting essays by the artist and coauthors Min Kyung Lee and Shalini Le Gall.


To RSVP contact:

                              416 - 504 - 0575


visit online: Stephen Bulger Gallery


1026 Queen St. West

Toronto ON

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