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Janos Lanyi’s “Kaleidoscope” opens February 23

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, tPE members, Uncategorized by Gerhard Clausing on February 18, 2019

Photo LA 2019

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo books, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, tPE members, Uncategorized by Gerhard Clausing on February 6, 2019

The Photo LA and Focus Photo LA exhibition and events, held from January 31 through February 3, 2019, added up to an impressive opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to study the latest offerings in photographic art and book publications. Some 60 galleries, publishers, bookstores, non-profits, schools, and other organizations were present to provide a vast array of offerings.

Rather than cover the enormous quantity of what could be seen and the many friends and acquaintances I was able to share time with, I will describe a few special highlights here, along with some photographs of what surprises I found.

One of the organizations that never fails to impress is the Building Bridges Art Exchange, which featured the work of L.A. photographers Sarah Hadley, Bootsy Holler, JK Lavin, Lisa McCord, and Marian Crostic.


Moonrise by Sarah Hadley

The Lapis Press/Nazraeli Press stand featured, among others, images by Mona Kuhn, Abelardo Morell,  and Daido Moriyama (color work).


Chris Pichler, Owner & Publisher of Nazraeli Press, with a Valerie Belin Image


Morell image rear wall, right side (Nazraeli Press booth)
Image courtesy Douglas Stockdale © 2019

The Lapis Press: Miyajima by Daido Moriyama


The Nino Mier Gallery of Los Angeles and Cologne, Germany, surprised us with large prints of the visually and psychological altered state work Morphs by Polly Borland, in which the model is enveloped in colored body stockings:

Morphs by Polly Borland

At the Toth Gallery (Manhattan) two artists were presented that are both intriguing. Tom Blachford showed mysterious photographs of Southern California environments taken with long exposures in moonlight (below left) and Matthew Tierney exhibited multi-layered portraits that are painterly and modern (below right).



Among the bookstore/galleries, photo-eye had a stand with outstanding treasures: The lastest work by Nick Brand (whose book This Empty World will be reviewed in The Photobook Journal shortly), amazing portrait book featuring goats and sheep photographed by Kevin Horan, the animal portraits of Brad Wilson, and a wonderfully complex and elaborate hand-made photobook, Xian by Thomas Sauvin, celebrating vernacular photography; Rixon Reed, Founder and Director, ably demonstrated this work reminiscent of advent calendar windows behind which surprises can be found.




And speaking of surprises, I was delighted to see a number of representatives from China at this exhibition. Not only that, at the SoPhoto Gallery (Beijing), in addition to studying the great work of established fine art photographers, I was introduced to the talented newcomer Dia Yunzhi Wang, who was so kind as to present me with her one-of-a-kind hand-made artist book, I Was There in Your Shattered and Rosy Dreams, which also has been printed for general distribution, and which I will be reviewing in The PhotoBook Journal shortly. As I photographed her for this article, a priceless unstaged moment developed: two other photographers photographed me photographing Dia, and the whole thing was ably captured by the one and only Douglas Stockdale for your amusement:


Photographing Gerhard Clausing photographing Dia Junzhi Wang at SoPhoto Gallery
Photo courtesy Douglas Stockdale © 2019

Dia Yunzhi Wang with her handmade artist book

Last, but certainly not least, two presentations stood out, Open Show LA #50, featuring five local talents (shown here: Ave Pildas), and the Photobook Roundtable, featuring Aline Smithson, Dotan Saguy, Douglas Stockdale, and Khodr Cherri, and moderated by Richard S. Chow, which I discussed at TPBJ.

Open Show #50 – Ave Pilvas Presenting

The Photobook Roundtable

Looking forward to Photo LA 2020!

Gerhard Clausing

All images © 2019 by Gerhard Clausing, and Douglas Stockdale (where indicated), and/or the respective artists

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On-line exhibition: Water & Ice

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on January 7, 2019

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Within the artistic genre of landscape, documentary and still-live photography, the subject of water and all of its related forms is one of the classic themes. The subject of water has continued to evolve into contemporary art due to its metaphoric potential as representing one of the basic essences of life, thus carries the capability to visually represent a multitude of feelings and conditions.

This exhibition is an investigation of all of the conditions of water; whether it is a foggy day, the mist of a cold rain or a cascading waterfall runoff, and for this winter season, both ice and snow. This exhibition is inclusive of the events that occur in conjunction with water; how we as individuals, both directly or indirectly, interact with the various conditions and effects of water.

This is a broad interpretation of the myriad ways that visual symbols of water are investigated, whether the “modern” unadorned nature or the urban human landscape, as an abstract concept or a straight rendition while being created using digital capture, film or other analog techniques.

The fourteen artists in this exhibition include: Paul Anderson, Roger Bennett, Beatta Bosworth, Jan Brueckner, Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing, Bill Collins, Stan Kuran, Janos Lanyi, Scott Mathews, Jim McKinniss, Marc Plouffe, Diane Reeves, Robert Staeck and Douglas Stockdale. I have arranged the images alphabetically by last name. All images are Copyright © by each individual artist/photographer, with websites if available by clicking on the name when highlighted.

The exhibition is open only to members of Photographers Exchange and it is our custom (contrary to practice for other exhibits) to include some of the curator’s images as well, if only to call attention to yet another particular artistic perspective.

Cheers,

Douglas Stockdale, Associate Editor & exhibition curator

Exhibition:

Paul Anderson

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Roger Bennett

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Beatta Bosworth

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Jan Brueckner

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Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing

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Ocean Power

Bill Collins

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Stan Kuran

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Janos Lanyi

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Scott Mathews

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Jim McKinniss

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mckinniss_jim_morning #14

Marc Plouffe

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Diane Reeves

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Robert Staeck

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Douglas Stockdale

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Photo LA – Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, 2019

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Uncategorized by Gerhard Clausing on January 4, 2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Photo LA, Barker Hangar, Santa Monica

January 31 – February 3

Details here:   https://www.photola.com/


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Fall Season – On-line Exhibition

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on November 8, 2018

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Photographer; Harvey Chin

The year is traditionally marked by the passing of time as indicated by the seasonal weather conditions; it is currently the fall while steadily heading into winter. This seasonal period also has events that are well known; Halloween, Thanksgiving, and coming soon Christmas and Hanukkah. Most of these holiday events are family events in combination with a reflection of the seasonality time of year; the fall colors of Thanksgiving and snowy conditions we usually associate with Christmas.

This exhibition investigates this fall time of year; either as a holiday event or seasonal environmental conditions that describes the Fall Season.

The ten artists in this exhibition include: Roger Bennett, Beatta Bosworth, Jan Brueckner, Harvey Chin, Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing, Bill Collins, Jim McKinniss, Stan Kuran, Janos Lanyi, Scott Mathews, and Douglas Stockdale. I have arranged the images alphabetically by last name. All images are Copyright © by each individual artist/photographer, with websites available by clicking on the name when highlighted.

Cheers!

Douglas Stockdale, Exhibition Curator

Fall Season exhibition:

Roger Bennett

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Beatta Bosworth

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Jan Brueckner

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Jan_Brueckner - Prairie Winter

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Harvey Chin

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Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing

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Bill Collins

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Jim McKinniss

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Jim McKinniss_Angle of Death

Jim McKinniss_Karin Upahl_2

 

Stan Kuran

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Janos Lanyi

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Scott Mathews

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Mathews_Scott_Aspen-Snow_2

 

Douglas Stockdale

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Report on the Opening Night of the Photo Independent and Fabrik Expo Show

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo books, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, tPE members by Gerhard Clausing on October 6, 2018

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Last night I had the great pleasure to attend the opening of this important annual event, held at the Reef in Downtown Los Angeles.

It is a great opportunity to get in touch with old friends and make some new ones as well. The ever so gracious host, Chris Davies of Fabrik Media with his great staff, did a fabulous job making everyone feel welcome and taken care of.

Especially noteworthy this year was the attraction called Skulpturengarten, which even included a set of nature scenes on large panels by Sandra Mann – photography as sculpture. Other attractions were architectural shots by Richard S. Chow, abstracts by Jonas Yip, the work by Cathy Immordino, which has a special appeal, as it combines old and new elements; check it out below. On the even more edgy side, there were nudes and other provocative images by a number of gifted photographers; I was particularly impressed by the work presented by Vlad Kenner, Carl Shubs, and Milan von Brünn. A special treat was the series Dressed by Jerry Weber: his fascinating work that touches many subjects – especially gender, culture, and fantasy – was ably enhanced by the presence of some of his models in costume, as you can see in my images below.

Since I am on the Editorial Board of The PhotoBook Journal, I was also looking out for interesting books. Jonas Yip, Richard S. Chow, Ara Oshagan, and Douglas Stockdale were ably conversing with many interested guests concerning previous and new book projects; check out our forthcoming book reviews for more details. Not only that, but the renowned printing company Dual Graphics of Brea, California, whose work goes back all the way to Ansel Adams, was present to consult with potential authors.

A most enjoyable event; as announced in previous posts, the show continues through Sunday, October 7. Don’t miss it!

Gerhard Clausing

 

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Dennis Keeley, Chair of Photography at Art Center College of Design, in conversation with Chris Davies (right)

 

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Jonas Yip

 

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Richard S. Chow

 

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Cathy Immordino

 

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Upper picture: Douglas Stockdale, whose books are printed by Dual Graphics. Craig Evans, lower picture right, explains the finer points of quality printing to a potential customer.

 

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Where does reality end and fantasy begin?

 

All photographs above Copyright © 2018 by Gerhard Clausing

 

 

Photo Independent at the Reef, Downtown L.A., this weekend

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo books, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits by Gerhard Clausing on October 4, 2018

Check it out, interesting events and exhibits! Doug Stockdale and I hope to see you there!

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Medium Festival Accepting Submissions for Size Matters; Some Portfolio Review Openings

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Uncategorized by Gerhard Clausing on July 1, 2018

Our media partner, the Medium Festival of Photography in San Diego, Oct. 18-21, 2018, is  accepting submissions for the Size Matters Exhibition throughout July. They also have a few openings for portfolio reviews left at this point.

Size Matters is the signature exhibition of the annual Medium Festival, presenting a curated selection of works smaller than 10″. The exhibition echoes our belief in small gatherings, small works, and exhibitions that highlight these values. The 2018 exhibition will be held at Sparks Gallery in San Diego’s Gaslamp district with an opening reception on Oct. 20 from 7-10pm. The exhibition juror is Brian Clamp, director of ClampArt in New York City.

Three awards are given to participating photographers, including a $500 Purchase Award where the selected work of art will be donated to a prominent museum collection. The Director’s Choice Award will include two VIP Passes to the 2019 Medium Festival, and an honorable mention will receive a significant award from our supporters.

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Photo Independent 2018: Los Angeles Oct. 5-7 and Paris Nov. 8-11

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits by Gerhard Clausing on June 27, 2018

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PHOTO INDEPENDENT IN LOS ANGELES

AND LAUNCHING IN PARIS

Photo Independent is excited to announce it will also be launching a Paris edition this fall. Applications now open!

Photo Independent Paris will be located at the Carousel du Louvre (at the Louvre Museum), and will be sharing the venue with fotofever, a gallery-based photo fair — who will be celebrating their 7th edition this year.

Both fairs will be celebrated alongside Paris Photo and many other photography events in November during what is known as PARIS PHOTO WEEK in Paris.

 

FROM THE NEWS RELEASE:

As the leading photographic art fair worldwide for affordable, contemporary photography, Photo Independent is here to support photographers gain the exposure they are seeking.

Connect with the European Market

Sharing a venue with fotofever, who attracted over 10,000 visitors in 2017, will enhance the exposure for photographic artists participating in Photo Independent Paris, and their ability to connect with collectors and lovers of photography in Europe.

We are offering previous exhibitors of Photo Independent Los Angeles the first opportunity to apply for the Paris edition, as there is a limited number of photographers we can accommodate this year.

Photographers who are interested in participating in both Los Angeles and Paris will receive a discount to participate for both fairs.

Please, if you are interested in participating in Paris, don’t hesitate to apply, as we ARE limited in the amount of photographers we can showcase for this year.

More information about Photo Independent Paris can be found on our website at photoindependent.com.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Chris: chris@photoindependent.com. There are also discounts for participating in both Los Angeles and Paris fairs.

Douglas Stockdale – Artist talk at Fabrik Projects June 2nd

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on May 30, 2018

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Middle Ground exhibition, Fabrik Projects, photograph by Don Webb II

One of the requests that apparently reoccurred during my opening reception is for an artist talk about this exhibition and artist project. The artist talk is now scheduled to coincide with the exhibition closing reception at 4pm on Saturday, June 2nd (2018) at the Fabrik Projects gallery.

To talk about myself and my art projects is not always the easiest thing for me to do. To write about it as I have on this blog is okay, perhaps something I am more comfortable with in that I have an opportunity to develop what I write and the edit before I commit to publishing it. Even then when I have some second thoughts, I can come back and edit what I wrote. I am also very comfortable teaching a workshop about a subject that I am very familiar with, such as my book development class with LACP. Talking about myself and my art projects, perhaps not so much.

What does help if I start taking some notes to outline what I want to convey, then leaving plenty of time for questions and answers. I am going to try to cover the basics about this artist project: what, where, when, how and maybe the most critical; why. I also suspect that this will be a walking talk, not a formal group sit-down, which will help me a little bit more in that it’s a bit easier for me if I can walk and talk about the exhibition.

The photograph above is the exhibition space that I had envisioned for this project in how the photographs (barriers) would ring around a room and thus surround the viewer. One of the many exhibition trade-offs; larger prints but then less images in this space. It will be interesting to get some more feedback during my talk as I already plan to defer to some open ended questions for the group.

Location: Fabrik Projects; 2636 S. La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles (near Culver City)

Artist talk & reception: Saturday, June 2nd,  4 -7pm

Cheers & hope to see you there!

Doug Stockdale, Associate Editor