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February 17th, Denton, TX: Reception & Lecture for JEG 2015 Photography & Solo Exhibition

Texas Woman’s University
14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography & Solo Exhibition

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
4:00-5:00 pm: Guest Lecture with April Watson
5:30-8:00 pm: Opening Reception

“Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman’s University and the Photographic Artists’ Coalition (a student-run photography organization), the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera. Photographers from throughout the United States are invited to submit entries for the exhibition. The exhibition and endowment was established by Christine Shank and a small group of graduate students and named in memory of the mother of Professor Susan kae Grant. Exhibition proceeds fund the Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition Endowment, which supports photography scholarships for future graduate students in the Department of Visual Arts.

About the 2015 Juried Exhibition
April Watson, Curator of Photography at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, MO, served as juror for the 14th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition. Twenty- eight artists from throughout the United States and China were selected to exhibit their work. Artists include, Beverly Ahern, Ben Altman, Linda Alterwitz, Bennie Flores Ansell, Sarah Austin, Christine Carr, Bryon Darby, Marcus DeSieno, Garrett Hansen, Sharon Lee Hart, Abbey Hepner, John Holmgren, Paul Hooven, Allison Jarek, Priya Kambli, Janna Langholz, Holly Lay, Andy Mattern, Katie Newton, Ashley Raasch, Heather Ross, Jiehao Su, Jennifer Tremblay, Marydorsey Wanless, Angela Franks Wells, Linda Wilson, and Christine Zuercher.

2015 JEG Solo Exhibition Award
Selected by Elizabeth Siegel, Associate Curator of Photography, Art Institute of Chicago

Clare Benson, The Shepherd’s Daughter
My work is deeply rooted in my family history. After the death of my mother when I was eleven years old, I became increasingly curious about notions of family, memory, and mortality. I was raised by my father: an avid hunter, archery champion, and former hunting guide in the Alaskan wilderness. Growing up amidst the hunting culture of northern Michigan, I learned to see hunting as a tradition that ties humans to the natural world; a ritual that speaks to notions of mortality and the interconnectedness of life within a larger system. Before my father, my grandmother was a hunter and before that my great-grandmother, and long before that the stars made up constellations that told stories of the greatest hunts. In my work, the nuances of hunting and the rugged northern landscape of my childhood are woven with narratives of genealogy and gender, memory and mythology, time and space.

The East / West Galleries
Texas Woman’s University
Fine Arts Building, First Floor
Corner of Texas and Oakland Street
Denton, Texas, 76204

Read the press release here (PDF).

February 5th, San Francisco: Opening Reception & Book Signing “Alec Soth: Songbook”

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© 2015 Alec Soth

Fraenkel Gallery
Alec Soth: Songbook
Reception: Thursday, February 5, 2015, 5:30-7:30 pm

“Fraenkel Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition of the work of Alec Soth. On view from February 5 – April 4, 2015, Alec Soth: Songbook will feature approximately 20 new and never-before-seen photographs.

Celebrated for his haunting and influential portraits and landscapes in such acclaimed books as Sleeping by the Mississippi, Broken Manual, and NIAGARA, Alec Soth has recently turned his lens toward community life in the country. From 2012 to 2014 Soth traveled the United States looking for signs of social life in our era of virtual social networks. To aid in his search, Soth assumed the increasingly obsolescent role of community newspaper reporter. From upstate New York to Silicon Valley, he attended hundreds of meetings, dances, festivals and family gatherings.

With Songbook, Soth has stripped these pictures of their news context in order to highlight the longing for connection at their root. Fragmentary, funny, and sad, Songbook is a lyrical depiction of the tension between American individualism and the ongoing desire to be united.”

The exhibition will be on view February 5 – April 4, 2015.
The accompanying publication, Songbook, was published by MACK, January 2015.

Fraenkel Gallery, 4th Floor
49 Geary Street
San Francisco, California [map]

December 4th, San Francisco: McNair Evans Exhibition and Book Signing

Book & Job Gallery
Exhibition & Book Signing for McNair Evans, Confessions
Thursday, December 4, 2014, 5:00-10:00 pm

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November 7th, Bloomington, IN: Opening Reception for John Chervinsky

© 2014 John Chervinsky

© 2014 John Chervinsky

Picture Gallery
Opening Reception: John Chervinsky “Studio Physics + An Experiment in Perspective”
Friday, November 7, 2014, 5:00-8:00 pm

John Chervinsky is a photographer and Harvard engineer in applied physics. His images create a world where the two subjects playfully intermingle. Chervinsky says, “I am fascinated by the concept of time. I can measure it, account for it in an experiment in the lab, and live my life in it, but I still don’t know what it is, exactly.” His photographs mix elements of optics and perspective as a means to explore human knowledge and perception.”

The exhibition will be on view November 7 – December 27, 2014.

Pictura Gallery
122 W 6th St
Bloomington, Indiana [map]

October 8-12, Cincinnati: FotoFocus Biennial 2014 Lectures & Performances

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FotoFocus Biennial 2014
Memorial Hall Program
October 8-12, 2014

“FotoFocus Biennial 2014 is a month-long celebration of photography and lens-based art. Centered around historic Washington Park, the Biennial 2014 features special exhibitions and five days of lectures, panel discussions, screenings and performances in and around Memorial Hall on October 8–12.”

The Memorial Hall Program of events includes film screenings of Vivian Maier: A Quiet Pursuit and Somewhere to Disappear, With Alec Soth, a conversation between Elena Dorfman and Alice Gray Stites, a forum on Street Photography, a performance by John Waters, This Filthy World, and so much more.  For the full list of programing visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org/memorial-hall-program.

Tickets are required to attend Memorial Hall events ($15 Student | $25 Regular), you can purchase them here.

Memorial Hall
1225 Elm Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 [map]

FotoFocus is month long celebration and there are many other lectures, panel discussions, and exhibitions participating in FotoFocus throughout the month of October that are free and open to the public.  Visit www.fotofocusbiennial.org/participating-venues for the complete list of events.

September 18th, Tucson: CCP Opening Reception and Artist Talk by Jo Ann Callis

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© 2014 Jo Ann Callis

Center for Creative Photography
Artist Talk by Jo Ann Callis

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 5:30-6:30 pm

“Join Performance: Contemporary Photography from the Douglas Nielsen Collection artist Jo Ann Callis for a presentation of her work followed by a conversation with collector Doug Nielsen and CCP Chief Curator Joshua Chuang.”

Callis’ talk will be followed by an opening reception for: Performance: Contemporary Photography from the Douglas Nielson Collection. On view until January 4, 2015.

Center for Creative Photography
CCP Auditorium & Gallery
1030 N. Olive Road
Tucson, Arizona

June 6th, Santa Fe: Reception for Richard Tuschman and photo-eye Grand Opening

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© 2014 Richard Tuschman

photo-eye
Opening Reception: Richard Tuschman, Hopper Meditations
Friday, June 6, 2014, 5:00-7:00 pm

“[Edward] Hopper was a master at using light to expressively illuminate his subject. I also like the fact that almost all of his human subjects are contemplative. There is, for the most part, no action. This sense of quietude contributes to the open-ended quality of the narratives, and leaves room for significant emotional depth. This seems a lot like real life, and what I would like to carry over in my work.” — Richard Tuschman

The exhibition will be on view June 6 – July 19, 2014.

This opening reception is in conjunction with photo-eye’s new gallery space grand opening.  The new photo-eye Gallery is located at:

541 S. Guadalupe St.
(in the Railyard Arts District)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
  [map]

May 31st, NYC: Artist Talk & Opening Reception: Ruben Natal-San Miguel “NYC: Concrete Jungle”

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© 2014 Ruben Natal-San Miguel

En Foco
Artist Talk & Opening Reception by Ruben Natal-San Miguel,
NYC: Concrete Jungle
Saturday, May 31, 2014, 2:00-3:00
Reception: 3:00-4:00

Ruben Natal–San Miguel work has been widely exhibited and published. His work is mostly focused on the ongoing gentrification throughout the five boroughs of New York City and the documentation of the eminent loss of street life and traditions that were part of the various city neighborhoods.”

The exhibition will be on view until June 20, 2014.

Washington Heights Branch/NYPL
1000 St. Nicholas Avenue @ 160th Street
New York, NY 10033
tel: 212-923-6054

May 16th, NYC: Artist Talk and Book Signing with Christopher Payne

General Society of Mechanical Tradesmen of New York
Artist Talk by Christopher Payne North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 6:30 pm; book signing and reception to follow

NBI_Book_Cover-DUP“Photographer Christopher Payne specializes in the documentation of America’s vanishing architecture and industrial landscape. His recently published book, North Brother Island: The Last Unknown Place in New York City, explores an uninhabited island of ruins in the East River. Mr. Payne’s photographs invoke the former grandeur of the site over dierent seasons, capturing hints of buried streets and infrastructure now reclaimed by nature, while also offering a unique glimpse into a city’s future without people.”

Free and open to the public. To register, please contact the General Society at: 212.840.1840, ext 2 or e-mail: karin.taylor@generalsociety.org

The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York
20 W 44th St
New York, NY 10036  [map]

January 7th, NYC: Opening Reception for “Observance” Photographs by James Estrin

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© 2014 James Estrin/The New York Times

92nd Street Y
Observance: Photographs of Spiritual Experience by James Estrin
Opening Reception: Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 5:00-7:00 pm

New York Times photographer James Estrin has been exploring and documenting spiritual experience since he started working at the Times in 1987.

The images were taken in a variety of sacred spaces including churches, synagogues, mosques, temples, prison sweat lodges, kitchen tables and childbirth suites. Together they reveal the search for transcendence and the divine as an essential part of the human experience.”

This exhibition will be on view January 7 – March 3, 2014.

Milton J. Weill Art Gallery
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York City  [map]

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