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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. Copyrights belong to all exhibitors.

Curated by Douglas Stockdale

Exhibition:

Diane Andrus

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Diane Reeves

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Douglas Stockdale

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Ellen Butler

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Frank Cancian

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Gerhard Clausing

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Jan Brueckner

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Janos Lanyi

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Jim Ashcroft

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Kathy Shapiro

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Marc Plouffe

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Michael Weitzman

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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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William Edwards

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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

Southeast Center for Photography – Masks

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on September 14, 2016

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Day of the Dead Performer copyright Jim McKinniss

SouthEast Center for Photography (SEC4P) exhibition – “Masks”

The exhibition dates are the month of October, 2016 and the opening reception for this exhibition is October 7th, from 6-9pm

Juror for “Masks” is Aline Smithson, photographer and founder of Lenscratch.

Exhibition concept:  We all wear masks. Halloween, Mardi Gras, at work we are one person, while at home, another and with friends we have yet more masks to choose from.

Members of the PhotoExchange included in this group exhibition are Jim McKinniss and Gerhard Clausing.

SouthEast Center for Photography is located at 1239 Pendleton St., Greenville, SC 29611

Gerhard Clausing – LACP Members Show

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on August 20, 2016

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Third Annual Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) Members’ Exhibition at the dnj Gallery in Bergamot Art Station

The exhibition will run from July 30 – August 27, 2016, with the opening night reception  held on Saturday, July 30, 6-8 pm 2016. The Los Angeles Center of Photography showcases our supporting Members’ work with an annual exhibition. The exhibition, normally programmed in July of each year, is open to Members’ only with the the opening reception at the dnj Gallery in Bergamot Station.

The juror for this exhibition is January Parkos Arnall, who is an interdisciplinary scholar and curator expert in photographic practice, theory and history, and grounded in modern and contemporary art movements in the United States. January is currently utilizing her comprehensive education in cultural studies and visual theory in her position within the curatorial department of the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles focusing on Public Engagement.

In discussing his photograph, Clausing states “This is one of a series of self-images that present anatomically ambiguous formations. Symmetry has always been a measure of beauty, yet here mirroring transforms normal body parts, such as a hand or a foot, into unexpected “scapes” and shapes, transporting the viewer to a world of fantasy. While evoking unexpected associations, these images are in the tradition of mutated body art and evoke both attraction and repulsion, as they challenge our notions concerning human appearance.”

dnj Gallery is located at Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1, Santa Monica, CA 90404 & the admission and adjacent parking is free.

Ellen Butler – IFAC All Media 2016

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on July 20, 2016

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I am very excited to announce that Ellen Butler, a member of the Photographers Exchange, was recently juried into the Irvine Fine Art Center (IFAC) All Media 2016 exhibition. The juror was Dan Cameron who most recently was the past Chief Curator for the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) and who is now an independent curator.

The All Media 2016 exhibition dates are September 3rd – October 22, 2016 at the Irvine Fine Art Center, 14321 Yale Ave., Irvine CA.

The opening reception is Saturday, September 3rd, from 4-6pm. Needless to say, I hope to see you there.

Cheers!

Irvine Fine Arts Center’s All Media 2016

Posted in Art Museums, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on July 13, 2016

 

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Memory Pods – Loss 2014 copyright Douglas Stockdale

I am very excited and honored to announce that Loss from my Memory Pods project was juried into the Irvine Fine Arts Center (IFAC) All Media 2016 exhibition. The juror was Dan Cameron who most recently was the past Chief Curator for the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) and who is now an independent curator. This acceptance is another great validation on the response to my Memory Pods project that I received during Photo Independent earlier this year.

The All Media 2016 exhibition dates are September 3rd – October 22, 2016 at the Irvine Fine Art Center, 14321 Yale Ave., Irvine CA.

The opening reception is Saturday, September 3rd, from 4 – 6 pm

We hope to see you there!

Cheers!

Update: at the reception, my photograph was awarded a Honorable Mention. Very nice!

OC High School Photo Invitational

Posted in Juried opportunities, Photo Galleries, Photographers, Photography, tPE members, Uncategorized by douglaspstockdale on May 20, 2016

The 24th annual Orange County High School Photography Invitational is in process, with today (May 20th) being the last day for submissions.

The accepted photographs will be exhibited at Orange Coast College (OCC) photography gallery on Wednesday, June 1st, 2016, from 5:30 – 8:30pm. The awards ceremony will occur at 6:30 pm.

The jurors for this year, who are members of the Photographers Exchange, are Larry Vogel, John Montich, Barbara Runge, Ellen Butler, and Larry Pribble.

This High School Photographic Invitation opportunity was started by Ellen Butler when she was the photo instructor at Costa Mesa High School.

Larry Pribble states “There are several hundred entries every year.  We are amazed every year at the level of creativity, artistry, and craftsmanship that we see, and at the reception we have the delightful experience of being able to meet and talk with the student artists whose work we also have the pleasure of recognizing with cash awards and donated prizes from local photo related businesses.”

As a way to help to encourage and honor the creative artistry of the students who enter, the Photographic Exchange has supported the exhibit by presenting a cash award or awards to deserving students for the quality of their work.  Members of the Photographers Exchange have also supported the students by attending the reception.  If you are able to make it to OCC on June 1st, you won’t be disappointed!

Photobook Independent review

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Photographs copyright 2016 Nancy Albright

This last week was Photo Independent which was held at the Raleigh film studios in Hollywood on sound stage #14. Within this larger event was Photobook Independent exhibiton, which was a group of exhibitors who were focused on the publication and presentation of their photobooks.

Photo Exchange member Douglas Stockdale was a guest curator, photobook exhibitor and one of the judges for this year’s photobook competition. Stockdale provided walking curatorial discussions of the winning photobooks and then the photobooks of some of the exhibitors. Stockdale also provided an interesting insight on the photobook judging process and the four key judging aspects: photography, concept/idea, design/layout and the book production and how all of these aspects are intertwined.

The photobooks at the event were very diverse, including the full spectrum from trade edition books to limited edition hand-made artist books. Exhibitors photographed below include Susan Burnstine showing photographs for her new book, Sara Terry and her recent self-published artist books series X, Marissa Roth and her photobook investigating Tibet and Ejen Chuang who is documenting the subculture of Cosplay.

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John Montich exhibition

Posted in Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on April 13, 2016

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Photographs copyright 2016 John Montich

John Montich will be exhibiting “Fast Forward?” April 14 through June 11th, 2016 at Utopia in Long Beach, CA. Montich is a member of the Photographers Exchange.

The opening reception for the artist will be April 23rd, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Utopia is located at  445 E 1st St, Long Beach, California.

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100 Years of National Parks exhibition at G2 Gallery

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on March 23, 2016

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Bill Edwards, a member of The Photographers Exchange, is one of the featured photographers that will be exhibiting at the G2 gallery as part of the 100 Years of National Parks; The South. This exhibition is in part sponsored by the Wilderness Society.

The exhibition opens April 5th and closes June 26th with the opening reception on Saturday, April 9th, from 6:30 – 9:00 pm.