Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography at the New York Times Magazine and recent Pratt Photography Lecturer, writes about Arne Svenson’s current exhibition “The Neighbors” on the 6th Floor Blog. The show is on view at Julie Saul Gallery through tomorrow, June 29th. Svenson used a telephoto lens to capture anonymous subjects in photographs, unwittingly, through their apartment windows. Ryan asks, “Do Svenson’s images constitute an invasion of privacy? If so, is that infringement defensible because they constitute art?” Kathy Ryan lays out a brief history on this concern. She would love to hear what you think and asks for your comments at the end of her post.
Planing on doing some gallery hopping this Thursday? Then add this opening to your list! Von Lintel Gallery is opening a group show of non-editioned photography. Often made without negatives or a camera, the work is created with unique and diverse techniques that result in one-of-a-kind photographs. The included artists represent several generations, including Pierre Cordier and Floris Neusüss, who have been pioneers in the field of camera-less, unique photography since the 1950s.
A difficulty lies in conveying the essence of a place that at once aches to show itself as full of allure, yet only reveals the depth of its beauty to those who reside within it. Hell’s Bells / Sulfur / Honeyis a body of color photographs that serves as a testament to New Orleans’ radiance and darkness as well as an allusion to the tension between beauty and hardship inherent in the city.
The title of this project comes from elements in a Louisiana Voodoo “cure-all” spell that can solve all one’s problems. Hell’s Bells are poisonous (aka Datura or Jimson weed) and are commonly found in New Orleans.
Sophie T. Lvoff’s new iteration of Hell’s Bells / Sulfur / Honey opens on Saturday, May 11, 6-10pm, at Good Children Gallery. 4037 St. Claude Ave. // For the New Yorkers: Sophie T. Lvoff is included in a group show at Howard Greenberg Gallery entitled “Scenes From the South,” opening Thursday, May 9, 6-8pm at 41 E. 57 St, Suite 1406 (at Madison Avenue).
above: Reynes Street at the Levee, 2012; Delachaise Street, 2012.
Photograph by William Gedney—Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery
Opening May 9th at Howard Greenberg Gallery: Scenes from the South, 1936-2012
Scenes from the South, 1936-2012, an exhibition of thirty photographs interweaving historical and contemporary images made in the American South over more than 75 years, will be on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery from May 9 through June 1, 2013. An opening exhibition will be held on Thursday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will be held in HGG Two, located next to the main gallery at 41 East 57th Street in New York City.
The exhibition will present work by artists including Berenice Abbott, Bill Burke, Edward Burtynsky, William Christianberry, Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, William Gedney, Dorothea Lange, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Peter Sekaer, and emerging artists Caroline Allison, Mikael Kennedy, Joshua Black Wilkins, and J.R. Doty. The exhibition is curated by Susan Sherrick, an independent curator based in Nashville.
Join Aperture’s PhotoBook Review and Self Publish, Be Happy for COMPILATION TOKYO: REMIX, a launch party for the Self Publish, Be Happy mash-up and the PhotoBook Review 004, edited by Charlotte Cotton.
Artist Charlie Engman will work in situ to create a new artist zine by remixing COMPILATION TOKYO, a recent Self Publish, Be Happy / Goliga Books publication of work by young Japanese photographers, Go Itami, Koji Kitagawa, Taisuke Koyama, Shinryo Saeki, Masafumi Shirakami, Hiroshi Takagi, Hiroshi Takizawa, Nerhol, Kenji Hirasawa, Daisuke Yokota, and Anne Schwalbe. This screen-printed, zine-like publication was originally created during a live event in Tokyo on April 7, 2013.
Engman will cut apart, re-photograph, and digitally modify photographs in order to create an entirely new body of work. These new works will be printed and photocopied on site to create a signed and limited-edition artist publication. The signed and limited edition publication will be available for sale after 8:30 pm at the Aperture Gallery and Bookstore.
Charlie Engman’s remix performance will begin promptly at 6:30 and will last approximately 2 hours; printing and book-making will continue throughout the evening.
Charlie Engman is an American artist and photographer. Engman received a BA First Class in Japanese and Korean studies from the University of Oxford in 2009, where he also studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. There he began working as a commercial photographer and exhibiting his artwork, most notably in the 2009 exhibition Boule to Braid, curated by Richard Wentworth for Lisson Gallery. Upon graduating, Engman returned to his home country, where he began integrating his commercial, fashion, and art practices. His publications include FIELD(Hard Workers Club Press, 2011) and Flounder (Pau Wau Publications, 2013). Engman lives in New York
Self Publish, Be Happy was founded in 2010 with the aim of celebrating, studying, and distributing self-published photobooks. Its London-based collection contains more than one thousand publications; with an extensive series of workshops, talks, and projects, the organization has become a platform for a worldwide community of contemporary photographers.
Working in Tokyo under the imprint GOLIGA, Ivan Vartanian produces, edits, and publishes limited editions, experimental book works, and photography-based events. The principal objective of GOLIGA is to experiment with innovative ways of disseminating and engaging with photography.