A VISION AND A VERSE for Valentine's Day
|Celebrate the holiday of love by visiting http://www.avisionandaverse.com|
And hope you'll visit The Alliance Gallery, Narrowsburg, NY, where my photograph "Embrace" is part of "BE MINE", an exhibition showcasing photographs and poetry celebrating love. Opening to excellent press on Saturday, January 26, 2013, "Be Mine" runs throughout the Valentine's Day season, closing on Saturday, February 16. Alliance Gallery is located at the Delaware Arts Center at 37 Main Street, Narrowsburg, NY. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call (845) 252-7576 or visit http://www.artsalliancesite.org/programs/gallery.html
A VISION AND A VERSE for the Winter Solstice
|The latest issue of A VISION AND A VERSE celebrating the Winter Solstice is now on-line. Subscribe for free and see previous issues at:www.avisionandaverse.com|
Hope you'll visit the site - Happy Holidays!
EXTENDED TO JAN 2, 2013 - My photographs in ArtsWestchester's exhibition
|I'm pleased to tell you that the exhibition of rare and vintage portraits curated by Milton Ellenbogen, "CELEBRITIES: We Remember Them Well" has been extended at ArtsWestchester, White Plains, NY, through January 2, 2013.
In a special re-opening event on Wednesday, December 5, photographer Allan Tannenbaum will give a 7 P.M.gallery talk on his intimate portraits of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, followed by a reception. |
We hope you will visit the gallery over the holidays!
For details and to read more about the exhibition click www.artsw.org/celebrities
My photograph featured in MUSEE Magazine
|I'm pleased and honored to have my photograph "Between Lives" featured on page 85 of the latest issue of MUSEE Magazine, #4. The issue features interviews with David La Chapelle, Ralph Gibson, Deborah Bell, Henry Buhl and Lauren Greenfield among others, along with diverse, emerging photographers interpreting the issue's theme of "Connections".
MUSEE Magazine is an online quarterly publication dedicated to emerging photography and international emerging photographers. MUSEE is the brainchild of noted fashion and art photographer Andrea Blanch.
We hope you'll explore and enjoy this issue!
My work in Le Journal de la Photographie
|I'm proud to have a picture in the August 6, 2012 issue of Le Journal de la Photographie.
View the Issue
My Social Activism Photos Featured On aCurator
|I'm pleased and proud to tell you that my photographs of the peace and social justice movements, including Occupy Wall Street, are currently featured in the beautiful online photography magazine, aCurator. Founder and editor Julie Grahame produces this full screen showcase of diverse, vibrant photography talent. The weekly magazine's accompanying blog has won awards (2011) from Life and The British Journal of Photography for being one of the best photography blogs in the world. Click aCurator to view the full screen magazine feature.|
VIRTUAL FANTASY: An Online Exhibition
|My work is represented in Melissa Wolf Fine Arts on line exhibition VIRTUAL FANTASY. Artists and photographers were asked to present work suspended between the world of reality and imagination.
Four of my photographs, including BETWEEN LIVES were selected by Juror Mark Blickley, who has written about visual artists for Artis Spectrum Magazine; he is an English Professor at York College, C.U.N.Y. and a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Scholarship Award for Drama.
The exhibit is on display from now through May 11, 2012.
Visit the exhibition at www.melissawolffinearts.com
After that, it will be permanently archived in exhibitions on Melissa Wolf Fine Arts.
Melissa Wolf Fine Arts is an on-line venue dedicated to featuring the best art on the internet.
MY LATE NIGHT ANIMALS PHOTOGRAPHS AT RAANDESK GALLERY, NYC
|I'm pleased to tell you that images from my new series LATE NIGHT ANIMALS are included in the current exhibition Optical: Staged at Raandesk Gallery of Art.|
I'm honored to be one of the top five finalists selected by jurors Evan Mirapul and J.P. Pullos;
the exhibit will also include work by finalists Katarzyna Majak, Tom Prado, , Frances Berry and Vincent Zambrano
Please join us for the Opening Reception:
Thursday, March 10, 7 - 9 PM
16 W. 23rd Street, 4th Floor, NYC between 5 - 6 Avenues
The exhibition will run through April 23, 2011;
Gallery hours: Saturdays 12 - 4 pm and by appointment.
RAANDESK? GALLERY OF ART, located in New York's Chelsea district is the premier resource for art collectors and art enthusiasts to purchase works by emerging artist talent from all over the world. Each year Raandesk Gallery hosts an international competition in photography with a specific theme. The theme, Staged, was selected by one of the jurors for the 2010 competition and served as a single word platform for photographers to present their work. The exhibition is comprised of photographs created by the top five finalists of the competition and serves to be dramatic as well as insightful into each artist's individual definition of the theme.
Artist's Statement: Late Night Animals
This series began as a visual journal; I found myself drawn to the humor, wackiness and pathos in the spectacle of wild animals as guests on late night talk TV.
Most of us will never see these animals in their natural habitat or even in a zoo, for that matter. Our experience of them is through the medium of TV and through the culture of celebrity. The exotic, foreign and strange are presented for our entertainment. Some of the animals display great patience and dignity; some seem barely contained; others seem to like strutting their stuff and seem completely at home in the spotlight. The reactions of the TV hosts, from loving sentimentality to wariness to outright fear, mirror our own reactions. We want to know these animals better, but on our own terms and in our own comfort zone; and we want them to entertain us. Is this quintessentially American, or basic to human nature?
The animals are often brought on as TV guests with the best of intentions: to educate the mass TV audience. Often these species are perilously close to extinction. I found myself wondering: does our culture handle the vanishing of a species by giving them 15 minutes of fame before they are gone for good? In these pictures, I try to speak to our conflicted reactions about co-existing with wildness and the natural world, and the irony of a culture that seems to love these animals to death but can't seem to leave them alone.