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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, 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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Bosworth_Beatta_Untitled_1

Bosworth_Beatta_Forgotten_1

 

Jan Brueckner

Jan_Brueckner - Fall in Connecticut #1

Jan_Brueckner - Prairie Winter

Jan_Brueckner - Fall in Connecticut #2

 

Harvey Chin

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Chin_Harvey_FallJapan-2

 

Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing

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Clausing_Gerhard-Festive_Season-4

 

Bill Collins

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Collins_Bill_Aspen at Rush Creek_2

Collins_Bill_Spring Thaw_1

 

Jim McKinniss

Jim McKinniss_Raven Goddess_2 - B&W

Jim McKinniss_Angle of Death

Jim McKinniss_Karin Upahl_2

 

Stan Kuran

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Scott Mathews

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Mathews_Scott_Aspen-Snow_2

 

Douglas Stockdale

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Ellen Butler at Flux Art Space, with Dan Gerchik: “fistfuls of change”

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, tPE members by Gerhard Clausing on October 31, 2018
 
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Two photographers will be showing their work at Flux Art Space, Long Beach – Ellen Butler and Dan Gerchik:  Ellen’s public telephones and Dan’s gritty urban images.

The reception is on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 3 – 5.

Ellen will be at the gallery this Saturday, Nov. 3, from 12 – 5.

Hours are limited, but alternative visits are possible, contact Ellen here.

Thanks to Betsy for the show and to all who attend!

Flux Art Space connects mid-career artists with each other and with members of the vibrant Southern California community through exhibitions, workshops, and gatherings.

And here, as a preview, are some of Ellen’s images:

 

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All images Copyright © Ellen Butler

 

 

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The Abstract Visions Exhibition

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, tPE members, Uncategorized by Gerhard Clausing on October 9, 2018

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Ellen Butler

 

The Abstract Visions Exhibition

Abstract photography is connected to the external world in mysterious and ambiguous ways, to stimulate something within us. As you look at such images, you not only have something to think about, but may also have some feelings stirred up, since there are a variety of ways to interpret images that are not straight-forward; your associations for each image are part of your individual experience. Formations and shapes, colors, movement and juxtapositions may cause you to linger and let your mind and heart wander and wonder…  I was very pleased to see a range of levels of abstraction in what was submitted for this theme, because there is also a range of levels between what is real and what is unreal, especially these days.

The included submissions constitute an amazing array of abstract visions. Congratulations to Ellen Butler for having her image chosen as the key image, and kudos to all the participants for their imaginative work:  Bill Collins, Bill Edwards, Diane Reeves, Douglas Stockdale, Ellen Butler, Gerhard Clausing, Jan Brueckner, Janos Lanyi, Jim McKinniss, Paul Anderson, Roger Bennett, Scott Mathews, and Stan Kuran. Given such interesting diversity in the approaches taken, I have arranged the images alphabetically by first name. All images are  Copyright © by each individual photographer, with websites available by clicking the name when underlined. In order to let the images speak for themselves when first viewed, I have decided to list the titles, as supplied, at the end of the exhibition.

Enjoy!

Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing, Exhibition Curator

 

Bill Collins

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Bill Edwards

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Diane Reeves

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Douglas Stockdale

Douglas Stockdale - Angst, from the series Memory Pods.jpg

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Douglas Stockdale - Loss, from the series  Memory Pods.jpg

 

Ellen Butler

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Gerhard Clausing

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Gerhard Clausing 03 - Fake World.jpg

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Jan Brueckner

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Jan Brueckner - Abstract 3.jpg

 

Janos Lanyi

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Janos Lanyi - Here Be Monsters.jpg

Janos Lanyi - Light My Fire.jpg

 

Jim McKinniss

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Jim McKinniss 02 - Horse on the Beach #14.jpg

Jim McKinniss 03 - Horse on the Beach #5.jpg

 

Paul Anderson

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Roger Bennett

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Scott Mathews

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Scott Mathews - One Stone.jpg

 

Stan Kuran

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Titles of the images:

Bill Collins:  Almost Monochrome

Bill Edwards:  Abstract

Diane Reeves:  Arial 58 – Arial 83 – Homage to Miró

Douglas Stockdale:  Angst – Confusion – Loss, all from the series Memory Pods

Ellen Butler:  Untitled – Untitled – UPS

Gerhard Clausing:  Arrival or Departure – Fake World – Punctured Recollections

Jan Brueckner:  Abstract 1, Abstract 2, Abstract 3

Janos Lanyi:   Don’t Let Them Wear You Down – Here Be Monsters – Light My Fire

Jim McKinniss:  Three Horses on the Beach – Horse on the Beach #14 – Horse on the Beach #5

Paul Anderson:  Oblivious – Symphony #1 – The Conversation

Roger Bennett:  Torrey Pines – Yosemite – Lower Antelope Valley

Scott Mathews:  Chaos – Flow – One Stone

Stan Kuran:  Curtain Pattern – Calla Lilies – Eucalyptus Abstract

 


 

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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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Survey of Contemporary Landscape

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on September 10, 2018

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Diane Reeves, Pyramid, Nevada

The investigation and image capture of the landscape dates back to the earliest photographs made by a camera in 1826 by Joseph Nicephore Niepce and the landscape still remains as one of the classic photographic genres.

Photographers have romanticized the landscape as part of the Pictorialist movement in the early 1900’s and incorporated it into the Modernist movement of the f/64 group in the 1940’s through the late 1960’s. The landscape photograph evolved with the Conceptual art movement, harking back to the New Topographics exhibition in 1975 at the George Eastman House exhibition. Today landscape photographs have become ubiquitous, either in the multitude of family vacations or the documentation of the surrounding urban/rural environments posted on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr or other social media.

The images in Contemporary Landscape in this on-line exhibition are a broad investigation of the myriad ways in which we investigate the landscape through art and photography. It is a photographic survey of current landscape practices; whether investigating “classic” unadorned nature or the gritty urban landscape, as an abstract concept or a straight rendition while being created using digital capture, analog/film, digital manipulation or in combination with other medium and artistic expressions.

The 13 artist/photographers in this exhibition include: Paul Anderson, Jan Brueckner, Ellen Butler, Frank Cancian, Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing, Jim McKinniss, Jim Koch, Stan Kuran, Janos Lanyi, Scott Mathews, Marc Plouffe, Diane Reeves, Douglas Stockdale.

Cheers!

Douglas Stockdale, Exhibition Curator

Survey of Contemporary Landscape

Paul Anderson

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Jan Brueckner

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Ellen Butler

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Frank Cancian

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Gerhard “Gerry” Clausing

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Jim McKinniss

Jim McKinniss_Sphere on the Road Ahead

Jim McKinniss_RV Park After the Apocalypse #2

 

Jim Koch

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Stan Kuran

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Janos Lanyi

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Scott Mathews

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Marc Plouffe

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Diane Reeves

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Douglas Stockdale

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CONNECTIONS

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on August 8, 2018

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CONNECTIONS exhibition

Photography is a medium that allows us to connect: to communicate with other individuals as well as with the world as our ever-present backdrop. While in our current time digital processes seem to create distance, the medium of photography cuts through this digital omnipresence and enables us to address human concerns and to draw parallels and achieve insights that are at the core of our existence. Time, place, light, and emotions inspire the photographer to create images which are intended to engage the viewer in our shared human experience, and a multitude of human emotions can be elicited through images that range from the tangible to the abstract and metaphorical.

The images in CONNECTIONS present individual interpretations of the myriad ways in which we connect to each other through photography. As the images were created, a connection between the subject and the photographer was established. A second level of connection may be shown or implied through the elements depicted in the photograph. A third connection then is created by the viewer’s interpretation of the image. Thus the process of CONNECTIONS is indeed a multifaceted and creative one that reaches beyond the depiction itself and is intended to share human experiences and interpretation, facilitated though the medium of photography.

Artists & photographers who are included in this exhibition include: Diane Andrus, Diane Reeves, Douglas Stockdale, Ellen Butler, Frank Cancian, Gerhard Clausing, Jan Brueckner, Janos Lanyi, Jim Ashcroft, Kathy Shapiro, Jim Koch, Marc Plouffe, Michael Weitzman, Paul Anderson, Raquel Landworth-Kleinhenz, Robert Staeck, Roger Bennett, Scott Mathews, Stan Kuran, & William Edwards (listed by first name). Copyrights belong to each artist/photographer.

Curated by Douglas Stockdale

Exhibition:

Diane Andrus

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Diane Reeves

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Diane_Reeves_On Thin Ice_2

 

Douglas Stockdale

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Douglas_Stockdale_Connection26

 

Ellen Butler

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ellen butler Jolene's Strength

 

Frank Cancian

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Frank_Cancian_Connection9

 

Gerhard Clausing

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Gerhard_Clausing_Connection11

 

Jan Brueckner

Jan_Brueckner_Connection7

Jan_Brueckner_Connection6

 

Janos Lanyi

Janos_Lanyi_Salamanca

 

Jim Ashcroft

Jim_Ashcraft_Connection4

 

Kathy Shapiro

Kathy_Shaprio_Connection23

 

Marc Plouffe

Marc_Plouffe_Connection29

Marc_Plouffe_Connection18

 

Michael Weitzman

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Michael_Weitzman_Connection28

 

Paul Anderson

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Raquel Landworth-Kleinhenz

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Robert Staeck

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Roger Bennett

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Scott Mathews

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Stan Kuran

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After The Fall

William Edwards

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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