Press Releases tagged with photography

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30 Americans Artists, December 5, 2008.  Left to right: Rashid Johnson, Nick Cave, Kalup Linzy, Jeff Sonhouse, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, Barkley L.  Hendricks, Hank Willis Thomas (front row), Xaviera Simmons, Purvis Young, John Bankston, Nina Chanel Abney, Henry Taylor, Mickalene Thomas (front row), Kerry James Marshall, and Shinique Smith.  Photo Kwaku Alston

Cincinnati Art Museum to present powerful African-American art in "30 Americans"

Released: January 28, 2016

CINCINNATI – The Cincinnati Art Museum will present 30 Americans, an exhibition featuring artworks by many of the most important African-American artists of the last three decades, from March 19 – August 28, 2016. This conversation-starting and sometimes provocative exhibition focuses on issues of race, gender, and historical identity in contemporary culture, while exploring the powerful influence of artistic legacy and community across generations. The approximately 60 artworks are drawn primarily from the acclaimed Rubell Family Collection, Miami, as well as from the Cincinnati Art Mus...

Lisa Lyon, 1982.  Robert Mapplethorpe American, 1946-1989.  Gelatin silver print.  Promised Gift of The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation to the J.  Paul Getty Trust and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 2012.88.614.  © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation

Robert Mapplethorpe Book Release to Coincide With Museum Retrospective

Released: January 26, 2016

Since his death in 1989, Robert Mapplethorpe (American, 1946-1989) has become recognized as one of the most significant artists of the late 20th century. The legacy of Robert Mapplethorpe is rich and complicated, triggering controversy, polarizing critics, and providing inspiration for many artists who followed him. Today, Mapplethorpe stands as an example to emerging photographers who continue to experiment with the boundaries and concepts of the beautiful. Robert Mapplethorpe: The Photographs (J. Paul Getty Museum, March 2016) offers a timely and rewarding examination of his oeuvre an...

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Fabrik Expo Welcomes Inner-City Arts as Opening Night Beneficiary for January 29, 2016 Launch: Art, Design & Architecture Converge at LA’s Newest Art Fair

Released: January 25, 2016

Fabrik Expo–a new art fair focused on the convergence of art, design & architecture–will open with a benefit for Inner-City Arts (ICA) on January 29, 2016.  An artist-centric show, Fabrik Expo and Inner-City Arts are committed to supporting creativity among today’s emerging artists.   “We are pleased that Fabrik, a preeminent voice in the LA art and culture community, is launching the Fabrik Expo in our backyard–the DTLA Arts District, and we are thrilled to be the beneficiary of this one-of-a-kind event” said Bob Smiland, Inner-City Arts’ President & CEO. “Fabrik Expo celebrat...


Don’t Miss INDIA! Exhibition-A Unique Photographic & Textile Narrative at The San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show February 18-21, 2016

Released: January 27, 2016

Don’t Miss India-An unusual photographic and textile narrative-chronicling the experiences of textile dealer Thomas Cole in India, will be on view at the San Francisco Tribal & Textile Art Show from February 18-21, 2016.   “Traveling to India in the last four of five years to do just one thing…See India, has been a revelation,” states Thomas Cole. “The idea behind ‘Don’t Miss India’ is to depict the wonder that was India after a mid 20th century historical work that is considered a seminal narrative of everything having to do with the people, their culture and the land.”   Don’...

Ciro Quintana / Cuba

Time for Painting: The Return, Latin American and Caribbean Artists Today Curated by Marisa Caichiolo / Building Bridges Art Exchange

Released: January 25, 2016

The painting as an artistic genre has never really gone out of production among artists. From the 1970s until today however, most critics and the general public moved away from traditional painting to the extent that some even proclaimed that painting was dead. Instead, critical and artistic attention was focused on the discourse generated by artists through space.  Time for Painting: The Return marks the rediscovery of painting by artists. “The return of the painting is not the result of an intensification of painterly activity, but rather a willingness on the part of the artistic com...

Anne Hathaway & Adam Schulman

Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman Host LA Art Show & Los Angeles Fine Art Show Opening Night Premiere Party Benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Jan. 27, 2016

Released: January 25, 2016

The LA Art Show & the Los Angeles Fine Art Show are pleased to welcome Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman as the 2016 Hosts of the Opening Night Premiere Party benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. The event will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in the heart of downtown. A VIP Patron Reception will begin at 7 p.m., with the public opening beginning at 8 p.m.   “We are thankful to Anne Hathaway and Adam Shulman for their continued support of our lifesaving work and for hosting this special event,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President a...

Jeff Gillete, Desert Debris Dismaland Castle

Artist Jeff Gillette’s Reimagined Dismaland Welcomes Visitors to Littletopia at the LA Art Show January 27-31

Released: January 25, 2016

Littletopia was conceived by Noah Antieau, of Red Truck Gallery, as a way to showcase a diverse but congruous collection of galleries within the LA Art Show. Most of the art sold under the Littletopia arch tells a story, rich in detail emphasizing masterful technique and creativity. "If imagination counts for anything in art, Littletopia is Mecca” states Greg Escalante, this years co-curator. The 2016 edition of Littletopia at the LA Art Show will feature the following galleries: Antler Gallery, Artists Republic 4 Tomorrow, Coagula Curatorial, Copro Gallery, Daniel Rolnik Gallery, Gauntlet...

The Way of Modern Man Installation and Performance Piece by Jana Cruder Explores Smartphone Culture and Human Physiology

Released: January 25, 2016

The Way of Modern Man installation and performance piece by Jana Cruder is a multi-faceted exploration into the interconnectedness between technology, communication, physiology and the human experience. Comprised of 30 minute performance sessions, that culminate in a photography exhibition, The Way of Modern Man illustrates how smartphone culture is literally changing what it means to be human.   Cruder was inspired by her time in Hong Kong people watching,  “I saw seas of people hunching over, never looking up…” It reminded her of those evolutionary charts that show fish growing legs,...

Wang Fei Face Series 14

Charm of Ink and Wash Exhibition Spotlights Contemporary Chinese Ink Painting With Solo Shows by Yin Yi, Wang Fei, Shen Xiangyin and Zhaung Yujun and a Group Show by Artists Who are Pushing the Boundaries of the Brush

Released: January 25, 2016

Chinese ink painting is being redefined thanks in part to a group of innovative artists who are pushing the boundaries of this traditional medium and moving it to the abstract, modern and even surreal. Charm of Ink and Wash, is comprised of a grouping of four solo shows by China’s rising stars Yin Yi, Wang Fei, Shen Xiangyin and Zhaung Yujun and a group show featuring works by Ding Zhujung, Hao Shiming, Jia Qiuyu, Li Gang, Li Geye, Lu Tianning, Shen Qin, Yu Zhengu and Zhang Yuxin. This exhibition is sponsored by China Cultural Media Group, Beijing (CCMG).   Perhaps the most iconic medi...

Ingrid Mwangi Robert Hutter, Collective Desires video installation

Africa Contemporary–A Curatorial Project: Continental Shift Year One in a Three Year Journey Exploring Contemporary Art Across a Vast Continent at the LA Art Show

Released: January 25, 2016

Top Emerging Artists Ingrid Mwangi Robert Hutter, Magema Michele, Mostapha Romli, Joana Choumali, Mouna Jemal Siala & Abdelmalek Berhiss The LA Art Show is embarking on a three-year journey exploring the African contemporary art scene. Curated by Marisa Caichiolo and Mostapha Romli, this curatorial project will shed light on the exciting emerging artists whose ideas are shaping a generation, and an entire continent. Year one, Continental Shift presents an overview of top artists representing North, Central and South Africa. Working in photography and video installation, artists In...

Margaret Vega, Umbria, Oil on Paper, 22x30

Fragmented Reality: An Exhibition in NYC

Released: January 23, 2016

With gusto and energy, Agora Gallery’s exhibition Fragmented Reality boasts over one hundred artworks by twenty artists. Angela Di Bello and her team have curated a remarkable exhibition which stages an interrogation of the dynamic balance of feminine and masculine energies while eschewing both romanticism and politics. Instead it solicits contemplation of three focused concepts: the interpretation of humans and animals within a shared environment; portraiture and abstract landscapes; and opposing forces, such as happiness and sadness, pleasure and pain. Presiding over the stunning visual ...

One of three paintings in the auction by noted Russian-born New York Modernist painter David Burliuk (1882-1967).

Works by Burliuk, Jacobsen, Le Sedaner will be sold at Louis J. Dianni's Feb. 13-15 auction

Released: January 25, 2016

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – An exceptional collection of Georg Jensen silver descended in the same family from the early 1900s, a circa 1760 Charleston, S.C. torchiere (torch lamp), a rare daguerreotype of 19th century author Washington Irving (one of two known), and a scarce 16th century Chinese cloisonné enamel Hu vase from the Ming Dynasty, will all be sold Feb. 13-15. They are just a few of the estimated 2,000 quality, market-fresh lots in a wide range of collecting categories that will be sold at the 7th annual Palm Beach Auction planned by Louis J. Dianni, LLC, based in Sunrise, Fla. T...

Lot 71 William Richards (1917-2004) Hour Glass Parade, Chromogenic color print assemblage, sold $650.

100% of Richards’ Photographs sold at Gray’s

Released: January 22, 2016

Gray’s solo artist auction of William Richards’ chromogenic color photographs was held yesterday in Cleveland at 11:00 am. The collection had an outstanding 100% sell through rate, setting a record for Gray’s Auctioneers. Bidding was accepted live, by telephone and online, with the majority of the sale going to the floor bidders. Richards’ unique prints were ahead of their time; his experiments with light and reflection began in his basement darkroom in the 1950s. Gray’s is now thrilled that Richards’ pieces will be seen and enjoyed by people throughout the world, as they are meant to be. ...

7th Annual Abstracts Online Art Competition

7th Annual “Abstracts” Online Art Competition

Released: January 20, 2016

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces its 7th Annual “Abstracts” online juried art competition for the month of February 2016.  The gallery urges all 2D and 3D artists (Including Photography) to submit their best abstract art.  Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field to send the gallery their best interpretation of the theme “Abstracts".  The "Abstract" theme will be the artist’s interpretation and depiction of nonobjective or nonrepresentationa...

Dizzy Gillespie, New York City, 1948 © Herman Leonard Photography, LLC.  –

Herman Leonard: Jazz Memories at Lyman Allyn Art Museum

Released: January 19, 2016

The Lyman Allyn Art Museum (Conn.) presents Herman Leonard: Jazz Memories, an exhibition that will feature thirty photographs from Leonard’s Jazz Memories series, displayed together for the first time since they came to the Museum in 1998. The exhibition will be on view from January 22 through May 29, 2016. Among the greatest of all jazz photographers, Herman Leonard created iconic portraits that shaped the image of jazz music and its identity in the American psyche. In the late 1940’s, both jazz music and the country were on the brink of tumultuous change. In the recession that followed...

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Douglas Kirkland, Marilyn Monroe

'Marilyn Monroe: The Woman who made Love to the Camera,' Photographs by Douglas Kirkland & Milton Greene in Amsterdam

Released: January 16, 2016

9 January – 5 March 2016 – Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam Two legendary photographers and one subject: Marilyn Monroe. The American actress and singer became an icon as sex symbol in the fifties. And she is still immensely popular. Eduard Planting Gallery in Amsterdam presents from January 9 until March 5, 2016 an exhibition of unique photographs by Milton Greene and Douglas Kirkland. The New York-born Milton Greene (1922-1985) belonged to the international top of fashion and celebrity photographers for many years. Already at the age of 23 he was known as the 'Color Photography's...

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Solo Art Series - Ed Anderson Winning Artist

Ed Anderson Awarded a One Month Solo Art Exhibition

Released: January 15, 2016

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce Ed Anderson has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their site.  Ed and his canine portraiture will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” section of their website. Ed Anderson will also be promoted in press releases and throughout the gallery’s social media networks.  In addition, his art will be highlighted on their YouTube channel, in an event catalogue and with an event postcard.  At the conclusion of the solo art exhibition his artworks will continue to be available for v...

Call To Artists: "Cultural Diversity"

Released: January 14, 2016

##For Imediate Release ## Call To Artists "Cultural Diversity" $1,675 in Cash plus Extensive Art Marketing In response to our survey to artists, the first Art Call theme for 2016 is "Cultural Diversity" and the number of winners increased to 7 plus 10 Honorable Mentions. announces the art call "Cultural Diversity" for our first competition in 2016. Deadline: February 8, 2016 (Midnight EST). There will be 7 winners and 10 honorable mentions. This competition is open to all artists/photographers worldwide. T...

Lot 1 Emile Gruppe (1896-1978) Winter Scene.

Interiors at Gray’s

Released: January 12, 2016

Gray’s January 27th auction features works of art by many notable artists including Thomas Hart Benton, Kieff Grediaga, and Richard Lindner.  The auction also features an eclectic collection of 18th – 20th century decorative art and furniture. Lot 1, “Winter Scene” by Emile A. Gruppe (1896 – 1978), is a charming northern winter landscape. Born in Rochester NY, Gruppe was highly influential regionalist, opening a studio in Gloucester MA, and playing an active role in the Cape Ann School of artists. Lot 16, Laurent Vialet’s (b. 1967) evocative oil “Concarneau” depicts the medieval Ville Cl...

Image by Elaine Hunter

November Art Competition Winners are Announced

Released: December 21, 2015

“Clouds” by, Percy Bysshe Shelley “Over earth and ocean, with gentle motion, This pilot is guiding me…The sanguine Sunrise, with his meteor eyes, And his burning plumes outspread…And the crimson pall of eve may fall From the depth of Heaven above…When the whirlwinds my banner unfurl. From cape to cape, with a bridge like shape, Over a torrent sea…I am the daughter of Earth and Water, And the nursling of the Sky; I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores; I change, but I cannot die…” During the month of November, for the online weather art competition, Contemporary ...

Lot 12 William Richards (1917-2004) Untitled.

William Richards (1917 – 2004) Chromogenic Color Photographs

Released: January 7, 2016

Gray’s Auctioneers is honored to conduct the solo artist auction of a truly unique and rare artistic talent. William Richards’ works of original, one-of-a-kind, chromogenic process color photographs, were created during the late 1950’s – 1980’s in his basement darkroom studio, using a developing process, that now has been replaced by digital image printing and enhanced photographic/design software. This stunning collection was discovered by Deba Gray, long forgotten in the basement studio of the artist’s Cleveland, Ohio home. By day, William Richards worked as a creative director in Clev...

Brett Weston (American, 1911-1993).  desert landscape, California, ca.  1950.  Gelatin silver print.  Oklahoma City Museum of Art.  Gift of the Christian Keesee Collection, 2015.006, © The Brett Weston Archive

Oklahoma City Museum of Art receives 50 Photographs from Brett Weston Archive and Christian K. Keesee Collection

Released: January 5, 2016

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art has received 50 gelatin silver prints by American photographer Brett Weston (1911-1993) from the Brett Weston Archive and Christian Keesee Collection. The photographs in the donation were taken between 1937 and 1980 and consist predominantly of the natural and material abstractions for which the artist became known. Photographs such as lily pad, water, Europe (1968), terraced fields, Mexico (1964), and sculpture, Europe (ca. 1970) reference Brett's extensive travels. He also spent a considerable amount of time in California and Hawaii, photographing images s...

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Laurie Simmons , Woman Listening to Radio , 19 78 , gelatin silver print , 5 1/4 x 8 in.  , Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andove r, MA, museum purchase and partial gift of the artist , 2015.31

Addison to Exhibit Laurie Simmons's Pioneering Photographic Series 'In and Around House'

Released: January 5, 2016

Beginning February 6, 2016, the Addison Gallery of American Art, located on the campus of Phillips Academy, will present Laurie Simmons: In and Around the House. The exhibition celebrates the Addison’s recent acquisition of a complete set of Simmons’s seminal series of photographs of the same name. Created by the artist from 1976–1978 at the threshold of her career, the 59 black-and-white prints depict female dolls performing the stereotypical chores of a 1950s housewife in dollhouse interiors constructed by the artist. Describing these poignant and melancholy images, Simmons has said, “I ...

Brett Weston (1911–1993) Coast, Big Sur, California, 1963 Gelatin silver print © Brett Weston Archive Amon Carter Museum of American Art, gift of the Christian Keesee Collection

Amon Carter Museum of American Art Announces Acquisition of 46 Original Photographs by Brett Weston

Released: January 5, 2016

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces the acquisition of 46 photographs by Brett Weston (1911–1993), one of the most acclaimed American photographers of the 20th century. A generous gift from the Christian Keesee Collection, this acquisition enables the Amon Carter to amplify its current holdings of Weston’s photographic strength—vivid, graphically driven abstraction—and add key works from other parts of Weston’s career, including his early San Francisco street views, his wartime work in New York, and his heralded late-career Hawaiian plant studies. “The acquisition helps us b...

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All Women 2016 Online Art Exhibition

5th Annual "All Women" 2016 Art Exhibition Now Online Ready to View

Released: January 4, 2016

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its January 1, 2016 art exhibition, the 5th Annual “All Women” Art Exhibition is now posted on their website and can be viewed online.  The theme for this art exhibition is for women artists only and they were asked to submit their best 2D & 3D art.  There was an open theme for this competition. An art competition was held in December 2015 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received submissions from 33 different countries from around the world and they also received entries from 38...

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