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Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera at the Modern

Laurie Simmons, Big Camera/Little Camera, 1976. Gelatin silver print

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Presents
Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera
 
October 14, 2018 – January 27, 2019
Laurie Simmons: Big Camera/Little Camera will be on view to the public at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth from October 14, 2018, through January 27, 2019, and travel to the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, February 23 through May 5, 2019, where it will be overseen by Omar Kholeif, Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives. The exhibition is organized by Andrea Karnes, senior curator, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, with full support of the artist. Special exhibitions are included in general Museum admission: $10 for adults; $4 for seniors (60+) and students with identification; free for children 12 and under; free for Modern members.
Dr. Marla Price, director of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, announces a major survey of the works of Laurie Simmons (American, born 1949). This exhibition will showcase the artist’s photographs spanning the last four decades, from 1976 to the present, a small selection of sculpture, and two films.
Simmons’s career-long exploration of archetypal gender roles, especially women in domestic settings, is the primary subject of this exhibition and is a topic as poignant today as it was in the late 1970s, when she began to develop her mature style by using props and dolls as stand-ins for people and places. Often isolating the dolls and photographing them situated in tiny, austere settings, in series such as Early Black & White, 1976-78, Simmons uses fictional scenes to make observations about real life. These works are now iconic of her career. “Simmons’s imagery takes into account her own experience of coming of age in the 1950s,” says Andrea Karnes, senior curator at the Modern and organizer of this exhibition. “Without being autobiographical or spelling out specific narratives, however, the work strikes a psychological chord, seeming to underscore the difficulties of living the American dream, or in a larger context, any dream of domestic bliss.”
By creating compositions that at times merge actual interior or exterior spaces with dolls and miniatures, and by placing props alongside functional objects, Simmons could explore her other central interest, to which photography lends itself so well: manipulating scale. The namesake image for this exhibition, Big Camera/Little Camera, 1976, from Early Black & White, illustrates this point. The actual camera in the image, which is juxtaposed with a miniature camera, was given to Simmons by her father, who was a dentist by trade and took up photography in his free time. “I put the two cameras together for scale,” Simmons explains, “and as a metaphor – real life versus fiction. It was also a statement about what I intended to do with the camera.”
After graduating from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1971, then living in upstate New York and subsequently traveling through Europe while living out of her car, Simmons moved to a loft in the then-low-rent Bowery section of Manhattan. To make a living, she worked as a freelance photographer for a dollhouse miniature company, and in her off hours she pursued her main ambition of becoming an artist. Influenced by her day job, Simmons began to photograph dolls and small plastic objects, particularly those from the 1950s, the era of her childhood. Describing these early works, Simmons has said, “I was simply trying to recreate a feeling or mood from the time I was growing up: a sense of the fifties that I knew was both beautiful and lethal at the same time.”
A carefully chosen group of props preserved by the artist over the years, such as those used to create these early photographs, will be on display in Big Camera/Little Camera. This ephemera will offer new insight into Simmons’s process, disclosing her longstanding fascination with models and fleshing out her use of color-coding to organize vignettes into cohesive and precise imagery.
The exhibition will include other crucial series that show the evolution of Simmons’s work from female domains to notions of masculinity, such as Cowboys, 1979. Family Collision, 1981, addresses the psychology and dynamics of family. Medium- to large-scale works from the artist’s seminal series, Color Coordinated Interiors, 1982-83, which investigates the formal characteristics of color, shape, and light; Tourism, 1983-84, a series of posed dolls set against postcards of famous tourist sites; and Clothes Make the Man, 1990-92, depicting male ventriloquist dummies in various attire from beach-casual to black tie, will also be on view. Humorous and strange, Clothes Make the Man symbolizes the aspirations of men and the falsehoods that can come about by acting the part – here Simmons is literally dressing up the dummy.
One of the artist’s most well-known series, Walking & Lying Objects, begun in 1987, reveals an important shift in her oeuvre: It marks the first time Simmons uses larger-than-life props, as opposed to miniatures, and with these works, she increases the scale of her prints. People pose wearing giant props, hiding their faces but showing their legs. The personified objects probe the question of the importance of “props” with respect to humanity by representing the items we rely on to help define who we are. A birthday cake, house, camera, and hourglass, for example, animated by human legs, symbolize milestones, the passage of time, and how we record and remember past moments.
The exhibition will also present Simmons’s more recent series, such as The Love Doll, 2009-11, which features high-end, life-size Japanese dolls in day-to-day scenarios. Just as Walking Objects represents a transition to monumental props, The Love Doll moves away from dolls in miniature, a change that jars our sense of space and scale in a new way – and yet the added element of strangeness is not unlike that evoked by the miniatures. Her latest body of work, How We See, 2015, shows another iteration of the artist’s long-term interest in gender roles. For these images, Simmons hired make-up artists to paint open eyes on her sitters’ closed eyelids. Photographing models with closed eyes that appear to be open examines cultural trends of masking in everyday online interactions. Simmons says, “Social media allows us to put our most perfect, desirable, funny, and fake selves forward, while naturally raising questions about our longings, yearnings, and vulnerabilities. In How We See, I’d like to direct you how to see while also asking you to make eye contact with ten women who can’t see you.”
Two films by Simmons will be showcased in this exhibition. The first, The Music of Regret, 2006, will be shown within the gallery space. The 35 mm film is a mini-musical in three acts and grew out of three distinct photographic series by Simmons: Early Interiors, Walking Objects, and Café of the Inner Mind. The theme of regret is underscored as vintage puppets interact with actress Meryl Streep, who plays the lead role.
My Art, 2016, will be shown as a feature film in the auditorium during the run of the exhibition. Simmons, who wrote and directed My Art, plays the role of an artist living in New York who is frustrated with her work and lack of recognition. Embarking on a new project, she begins to reimagine shot-for-shot vignettes from her favorite movies. Art and life collide in My Art when the film scenes mirror unfolding relationships in her life. The film debuted in September 2016 at the Venice Film Festival and premiered in North America at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, where it received high accolades.
About the Artist
Laurie Simmons is an internationally recognized artist who has had solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Long Island City, New York; Artists Space, New York; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Baltimore Museum of Art; San Jose Museum of Art; Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden; Neues Museum, Nuremberg, Germany; The Jewish Museum, New York; and Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis. Her work has been featured at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich; New Museum, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and many others.
Catalogue
Big Camera/Little Camera will be accompanied by a fully illustrated, color exhibition catalogue with insight and analysis of Laurie Simmons’s work by scholars in the fields of film, photography, and feminism. This publication will feature contributions by Andrea Karnes, Senior Curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and organizer of the exhibition; Andrianna Campbell, art historian and writer; Omar Kholeif, Manilow Senior Curator and Director of Global Initiatives at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago; William Simmons, Provost’s Fellow in the Humanities at the University of Southern California and a Mellon Fellow in Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society; and Jeffrey Uslip, independent curator. Michael Auping, former chief curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, will contribute an interview with the artist.
LOCATION
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
Telephone 817.738.9215
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Museum Gallery Hours
Tue 10 am-7 pm (Feb-Apr, Jun-Jul, Sep-Nov)
Tue-Sun 10 am-5 pm
Fri 10 am-8 pm

General Admission Prices (includes special exhibitions)
$4 for students with ID and seniors (60+)
$10 for adults (13+)
Free for children 12 and under
Free for Modern members
Free every Sunday and half-price every Wednesday.

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Elements: Brenda Woodson & Asher Swan at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press


Now Showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press: Elements

November 1-22, 2017 | Reception November 9, 6-9pm

ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press presents the November show, Elements, curated by The Artsy Monkey LLC. Artist Brenda Woodson and Photographer Asher Swan have joined forces for a unique exhibition of paintings and photography that explore the four major elements.

Showing: November 1-22, 2017
Viewing Hours: MondayFriday, 9am-4:30pm
Artist Reception: Thursday, November 9, 6-9pm

From Brenda Woodson: “I create abstract acrylic paintings utilizing the circle to explore perfection, the self, and wholeness… The painting technique I use involves scraping paint onto the canvas to create a focal point and then texturizing the surface to reveal irregularities and imperfections. This creates a contrast between the symbolic shape and the imperfect reality. My art aims to represent how, in our individual journey for wholeness, we must learn to accept imperfections in ourselves and others.”

From Asher Swan: “When selecting these images for this show I wanted to depict a unique perspective of what the elements of nature can encompass. I wanted to give thought and resonance to the landscape to which we live through my imagery. The abandoned series I call “The Things we leave Behind” I have selected because we as humans tend to inhabit a place and when done leave it the wind and let earth have it back. The images tell the story of that. What once was so dear and important to someone is now left to the Elements to regain.”

To find out more about the artists or The Artsy Monkey LLC, visit www.facebook.com/artsymonkey.


ArtSpace hours: MondayFriday, 9am-4:30pm & for the Artist Reception, November 9, 6-9pm

Open to the public, the ArtSpace gallery is located inside the Metropolitan Press building at 1250 Majesty Drive in Dallas. We feature both up-and-coming and established artists on a monthly rotation.

Are you an artist interested in showing at ArtSpace at Metropolitan Press in 2018? Contact us through our website, www.metpressinc.com.

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Join JM Gallery for an Reception Nov. 11 Featuring Photography from Shawn Saumell

Join JM Gallery this Saturday, November 11, from 5 until 8 for our opening reception featuring photography by Shawn Saumell. First 50 guests will receive a complimentary copy of Shawn’s limited edition artist book A Lot to Say.

Shawn Saumell returns with two bodies of work, a ply and in a moment…for a moment, asking us to reconsider our understanding of photography and perception.  With a ply, Shawn explores our perceptions of reality and the way photographs “represent” that reality. On one level, these are simply images of tissues suspended in space and photographed. But they are much more than pictures “of” tissues. Disassociated from its original context, the physical reality of the tissue transforms into something else. Undulating, overlapping planes float in a mysterious space and appear as anything from metaphysical landscapes to conceptual architecture. As Shawn explains, “A clean pure energy is charged from the taint of our daily lives teetering on the idea of an aesthetic truth.” in a moment…for a moment explores our notion of time and moments. It is often said that photographs capture “moments,” but what is a moment? And can we capture a moment to dwell in it without the effects of time? We think of moments as points in time, distinct from the past and the future. Such moments, though, are meaningful only in light of our memories of the past and our expectations for the future. Neither past nor future, each moment becomes the past in an instant—in a moment?—as we flow, unceasing, into the future. These images, themselves captured moments, evoke the ephemeral nature of time and memory and question what it means to exist in a moment.

ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

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Winners of the Irving Art Association 2017 Photography Exhibition

This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried exhibition devoted solely to photography. 75 Photographs from 44 photographers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area were selected by juror Mark Thompson for the show.  For the Preview Gallery click here.

The Reception & Awards Ceremony was held on Sunday, November 5th, from 2-4pm. Almost 100 people attended to view the show and awards. Reception photos will posted soon on the IAA Photo Album.

Click here for the show catalog: 2017PhotographyExhibitCatalog

The show will be on view through December 1st. Selected works will travel to the West Irving Library for an exhibit Dec. 3 – Jan. 7, 2018.

Award Winners

For the Winners Gallery see http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/11/winners-of-the-iaa-2017-photography-exhibition/

Best in Show
Robert Moore
Varanasi Waif, Varanasi
Black & White 25.5 x 20 $375

 

Black & White Color Non-Traditional
1st Place
Justin Higgs
Blood Bondage
1st Place
Donna Miller
Catch Me If you Can
1st Place
Rajesh Jyothiswaran
The Money Shot
2nd Place
John Fernandez
Trombones
2nd Place
Jaminet Rivera
Red Barn
2nd Place
Minvi Duncan
Bella Firenze
3rd Place
Joseph Peña
Hays and Rays
3rd Place
Denise Remfert
Sheer Grace
3rd Place
Toby Cheng
Wild Light
Honorable Mention
Bredt Bredthauer
Thamel St.
Honorable Mention
Klaus Mayer
The Grande Mosque
Honorable Mention
Hannah Whittemore
Fire Springs

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Reception & Awards Nov. 5 for IAA’s 2017 Photography Exhibition

Sunday, Nov. 5 2-4pm

Reception & Awards for
IAA’s 2017 Photography Exhibit

Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, 1975 Puritan Drive, Irving TX 75062  directions

Don’t miss this special event! Come and see the beautiful photography and meet the photographers in Irving Art Association’s first juried photography show. $2,000 in prizes will be awarded.

75 works from 44 photographers were selected by juror Mark Thompson for the exhibit at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts. For a preview of the show see http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/10/2017-iaa-photography-exhibition-preview-gallery/

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FLORA opens Nov. 18 at PDNB

Gravure

 

FLORA

November 18 – December 30, 2017

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 18, 2017 From 5:00 – 8:00 PM

In conjunction with the solo exhibitions for John Albok and John Herrin, PDNB Gallery presents Flora, a group exhibition that surveys artists who utilize photography and its diverse alternative photographic processes as a means of observing and connecting with nature, exploring the dialogue between visual art and science. Opening reception of these noteworthy exhibitions is Saturday, November 18th from 5 – 8 pm.

 

Image: Karl Blossfeldt, Polystichum munitum, Wunder in der Natur, c. 1920s

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JOHN ALBOK: REVISTED opens Nov. 18 at PDNB

JOHN ALBOK: REVISTED

November 18, 2017 – February 10, 2018

Opening reception, Saturday, Nov. 18th from 5-8 pm

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PDNB Gallery revisits the archive of John Albok to exhibit photographs by this New York artist that are unfamiliar yet timeless. Depictions of New York City during the 1930’s – 1950’s, show Americans living through the Great Depression to more promising times of the 1950’s in the iconic Metropolis.

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery is a fine art gallery dedicated to photo-based art. We are now located at 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, across the Dallas Contemporary. The gallery opened its original Uptown location in 1995. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM

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Site_Fjord_Fjall>>blueblackgreen, An Exhibition of works by Adam Fung & Nick Bontrager

COLLIN COLLEGE HOSTS SITE_FJORD_FJALL>>BLUEBLACKGREEN Works by Adam Fung and Nick Bontrager

THE ARTS gallery will host Site_Fjord_Fjall>>blueblackgreen, an exhibition, from November 1 – December 8, 2017.

Adam Fung and Nick Bontrager are Assistant Professors of Art at Texas Christian University (TCU). Both artists have exhibited in multiple colleges including the recent University of Dallas exhibition. Adam is currently showing Iceberg X at the Ro2 Art gallery in Dallas.

Adam Fung and Nick Bontrager will present talks in the Spring Creek Campus Library on Thursday, November 2 from 12:00 to 12:45 PM in room L201AB.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, November 2. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m-3 p.m., Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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JOHN HERRIN: Nature Mort opens Nov. 18 at PDNB

John Herrin, Flower 6B, 2008

 

JOHN HERRIN: Nature Mort

November 18 – December 30, 2017

Artist Reception: Saturday, November 18, 2017 From 5:00 – 8:00 PM

 

A small exhibition of still lives by Houston artist, John Herrin, will be on view at PDNB Gallery. After Hurricane Ike hit Houston, Herrin’s flower arrangements within his home took on a different character in darkness, resulting in the days long power outage. That was when he decided to photograph the flowers that his wife often brought to the house, beautifully inserted into unique vases from their collection. The exhibition highlights how Herrin pursues the beauty of nature with great technical and visual acumen.

John Herrin Flower2

Artist reception is Saturday, November 18 from 5 – 8 pm.

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery is a fine art gallery dedicated to photo-based art. We are now located at 154 Glass Street, Ste. 104, across the Dallas Contemporary. The gallery opened its original Uptown location in 1995. Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11 AM – 5 PM

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PDNB Gallery also revisits the archive of John Albok to exhibit photographs by this New York artist that are unfamiliar yet timeless. Depictions of New York City during the 1930’s – 1950’s, show Americans living through the Great Depression to more promising times of the 1950’s in the iconic Metropolis.

 

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2017 IAA Photography Exhibition Preview Gallery

This is the first year that Irving Art Association has sponsored a juried exhibition devoted solely to photography. We received a great response to our call and are proud to announce that work from 44 photographers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area has been selected to be in the show.  For the Preview Gallery go to http://irvingartassociation.org/2017/10/2017-iaa-photography-exhibition-preview-gallery/

Juror is Mark Thompson, an award-winning photographer, videographer and filmmaker. Mark began his career as a painter before discovering his penchant for digital media, at which point he began making the move from being a full-time painter to full-time professional photographer and videographer. Over the years Mark’s training and experience has touched on a variety of different genres that include everything from commercial & product photography to fine art and even filmmaking. Mark has worked as photographer for such outfits as CBS News, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Deep Ellum Foundation, and the Lyndie Wilkes Advertising Agency (just to name a few), his photography as been shown in art galleries all over North Texas, and he is currently producing his first feature-length documentary film.

75 works will be in the exhibit opening October 29 at the Jaycee Park Center for the Arts, Irving TX. The Reception & Awards Ceremony will be Sunday, November 5th, from 2-4pm. The show will be on view through December 1st.  Selected works will travel to the West Irving Library for an exhibit Dec. 3 – Jan. 7, 2018.

Congratulations to those IAA members whose work was selected: Tina Alvarez, Eleanore Avery, Amy Keng, Ron Kreml, Liang Li, Quentin Ochs, Kathleen Ramirez, Alfredo Santesteban and Mary Ann Vela.

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Student Exhibitions at the CAC

At the Creative Arts Center of Dallas (CAC) we will have two exhibitions on view October 12th through December 4th.
 
Looking Another Way (a student & instructor show) and unseenamerica (the resulting exhibition of a free eight-week program offered by CAC instructors at nearby Bayles Elementary that teaches digital photography skills and provides the students a voice in their community).
The CAC is located at 2360 Laughlin Drive, Dallas, TX 75228 website: http://www.creativeartscenter.org

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SEPIA Exhibition: A Legacy in Photography

“Sepia magazine began in Fort Worth, Texas in 1947 as Negro Achievements, a magazine highlighting African American success articles and featuring reader-submitted true confessions stories. In 1951, two years after the death of its black founder, Horace J. Blackwell, Sepia found new leadership in white business mogul, George Levitan. With Levitan’s guidance, the magazine became the longest standing competitor to the more successful African American magazine, Ebony.”

– Mia L Anderson, Ph.D. Seeking a Place in the Sun, Sepia Magazine’s Endeavor for Quality Journalism and Place in the Negro Market, 1951-1982


Sept. 25 – Oct. 27, 2017

South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh, Dallas TX  sdcc.dallasculture.org/


Horace J. Blackwell, a black entrepreneur, set out to create a publication company that produced a true confessions tabloid magazine for African Americans. His first endeavor was The World’s Messenger in 1942 and was one of only two publications distributed regionally for African Americans. Blackwell’s success with The World’s Messenger, led to his 1946 production of Negro Achievements. John H. Johnson’s new publication, Ebonymagazine in 1945, was also influential in Blackwell’s creation of the additional magazine. This new publication would provide an alternative for Blackwell’s regional audience. Blackwell died in 1949 of a stroke, but left intact a publication company that changed ownership to a new leader.

In 1951, George Levitan purchased Negro Achievements and changed the name of the magazine to Sepia. The publication focused primarily on various aspects of African American culture, including religion, civil rights, education, entertainment, and politics. With the objective of fostering leadership, the magazine also published articles on the development of Black institutions, including colleges and universities.

Sepia had a circulation of approximately 160,000 in 1982, which was its final year of publication. Beatrice Pringle one of the first African American women publishers was its last publisher and left the magazine 1981. The Sepia Photographic Archive is one of the most valuable resources of African American achievement in the world, and is an immense catalogue of American culture and history. The archive contains over 10,000 photographs, and is one of the most important collections of historical photography ever amassed. The Sepia Photographic Archive is the property of the African American Museum in Dallas, TX.

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Slideshow with photographs from American National parks Oct. 14

National State Park Slide show: Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017  from 7 pm to 8 pm

This slideshow shows one man’s use of slide film as a medium, his love of nature and in particular Our National Park System. One of very few people who have visited and photographed all the National Parks in the continental United State during a time when slide film and in particular Kodak’s Kodachrome slide film was king.

Location: Blue House Too, 934 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, TX 75013

David J. Stana: “My journey through life has been with an instrument to record the beauty of what I see on earth. I endeavor to capture the essence of what I see in its purest form and offer it as my interpretation for others to enjoy.”

David’s multi-image slide show is produced to present his photography with what was then State of the Art equipment in slide shows, it event had an actual computer to control the images. This has become a lost art form since slides have been for the most part replaced with digital imaging.

David J. Stana, Cr. Photog., CPP

David J. Stana has a very diverse background in photography as well as the audio/visual field including Producer, Director, Photographer, Cinematographer & Staging Director. His passion for photography and image capture started with his love of nature. For more than four decades starting in 1975 he traveled extensively throughout the National Parks. During that time he had photographed all the National Parks in the continental United States and Hawaii. The images in this collection are from film (slides) and are not Photoshop creations. The process includes high resolution slide transfer (scanning), archival pigment printing by Nash Editions, and high quality framing using museum glass. The intent of each step in the process was to keep the images as close as possible to what David saw when first looking at the image through his camera viewfinder.

David owns a diverse photography business that focuses on traditional studio portraits & commercial photography, including architecture. He has been honored with numerous international awards including a number of international Telly Awards, Matrix Awards, Nikon Response and Recognition Awards, “Flight” (was displayed in the New York Museum of Modern Art) Color Camera Club Awards and PPA – Professional Photographers of America merits. His commercial clients include a list of the Fortune 500 such as AT&T, Metropolitan Life, Alcoa, 84 Lumber, Cornell University, Snap-On-Tools, UPMC, National Council of Community Hospitals, The Coleman Company, Neiman Marcus & Raytheon to name a few.

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Art Exhibit: America in Kodachrome

America in Kodachrome” is about the days when slide film photography may have been at its best and image capture was at its purest before the influence of computers. What you saw through the viewfinder was what you got and the only real manipulation of the image was with camera exposure. Sure you had focus and depth of field and different ISO films but shooting slides was very limited on the latitude the film could handle. …and no control during the processing of the image.

Location:

Blue House Too ArtSpace

934 Watters Creek Blvd, Allen, Texas 75013

This exhibit is about one man’s use of slide film as a medium, his love of nature and in particular Our National Park System. One of very few people who have visited and photographed all the National Parks in the continental United State during a time when slide film and in particular Kodak’s Kodachrome slide film was king. David J. Stana: “My journey through life has been with an instrument to record the beauty of what I see on earth. I endeavor to capture the essence of what I see in its purest form and offer it as my interpretation for others to enjoy.”

Beyond the exhibited images on the walls David will be exhibiting several Multi-Image slide shows produced to present his photography starting with his earliest presentation entitled “Moods” that was produced over 40 years ago and with what was then State of the Art equipment in slide shows with an actual computer to control the images. This has become a lost art form since slides have been for the most part replaced with digital imaging and the slide show is now a video on You-Tube.

Come and see what media was like before MTV and smart phones and see an exhibit of unaltered images directly out of the camera and learn what shooting slide film was all about!!

 

Exhibit Dates and Hours

Open through Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Wed – Fri: 1 pm – 5 pm
Saturdays: 1 pm – 9 pm
Sundays: 1 pm – 6 pm

Multi-Image slide show:

Oct. 14 from 7 pm to 8 pm

David J. Stana, Cr. Photog., CPP

David J. Stana has a very diverse background in photography as well as the audio/visual field including Producer, Director, Photographer, Cinematographer & Staging Director. His passion for photography and image capture started with his love of nature. For more than four decades starting in 1975 he traveled extensively throughout the National Parks. During that time he had photographed all the National Parks in the continental United States and Hawaii. The images in this collection are from film (slides) and are not Photoshop creations. The process includes high resolution slide transfer (scanning), archival pigment printing by Nash Editions, and high quality framing using museum glass. The intent of each step in the process was to keep the images as close as possible to what David saw when first looking at the image through his camera viewfinder.

David owns a diverse photography business that focuses on traditional studio portraits & commercial photography, including architecture. He has been honored with numerous international awards including a number of international Telly Awards, Matrix Awards, Nikon Response and Recognition Awards, “Flight” (was displayed in the New York Museum of Modern Art) Color Camera Club Awards and PPA – Professional Photographers of America merits. His commercial clients include a list of the Fortune 500 such as AT&T, Metropolitan Life, Alcoa, 84 Lumber, Cornell University, Snap-On-Tools, UPMC, National Council of Community Hospitals, The Coleman Company, Neiman Marcus & Raytheon to name a few.

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Free Film Screening: American Experience: Bonnie & Clyde Oct. 14

In conjunction with the current exhibition,
“Bonnie & Clyde: The End”
PDNB Gallery will be presenting a documentary screening of
“American Experience: Bonnie & Clyde”
Saturday, October 14 at 2 PM & 4 PM. Runtime: 54 minutes No RSVP required. Event is free and open to the public.

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Collin College ARTS Gallery hosts the Arts Faculty Exhibition PROOF

THE ARTS gallery will host “PROOF” photographic works by Professor Byrd Williams, from September 27 through October 25, 2017. Byrd Williams is a fourth generation photographer, Williams is best known for his urban work in the US and Europe. He produces extremely detailed photographs, usually as triptychs, using a very large format view camera.

Byrd Williams has been teaching photography for 26 years in the photography/graphic design department at Collin College. Williams is a published writer and international artist whose work has been shown and collected at the Amon Carter Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the Stadt Museum of Trier Germany as well as many publications and collections throughout the US and Europe. For the year 1997, Byrd was selected as an artist in residence in Bad EMS, Germany and lived at Wagner’s Castle the “Schloss Balmoral”. His work on the civic use of German, French, Belgian, English and Dutch street corners was featured on television and exhibited in several West German cities in 1997 and 2007.

Williams will present a talk in the Spring Creek Campus Library on Thursday, October 5 from 12:00 to 12:45 PM in room L201AB.

A reception will be held, free and open to the public, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Thursday, October 5. The gallery is located on Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus, Room A175, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. Regular gallery hours are: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM., Monday-Thursday; 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Friday-Saturday.

For more information about this or other exhibitions, contact Gallery Director Julie Shipp at 972.516.5070 or jshipp@collin.edu . THE ARTS gallery webpage is http://www.collin.edu/THEARTSgallery .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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Photography by Kanyi Muraguri and a Multi-Media Happening @ the Cove in McKinney

402 N. Tennessee St., Downtown McKinney  www.thecovemckinney.com

Information on the next two weekend shows:

Treasured Moments. Photographs by Kanyi Muraguri

Friday     8/11  7-9 pm  Opening Reception, Artist Talk, 8pm
Saturday 8/12  2-9pm   Artist Talk, 8pm (wine will be served)

Photographer Kanyi Muraguri invites you to his latest solo exhibition. This unique body of work captures the treasured moments between him and his 86-year-old friend, during the 3 years he cared for her.

A Multi-Media Happening @ the Cove

Friday  August 18 7pm-9pm
Saturday August 19 6pm-9pm
Sunday August 20 2pm-4pm

Artists creating, performing, exhibiting: Valerie and Wayne Batchelder, Leslee Ortega, Melissa Patrello and puppeteers, Udani Satarsinghe, Pernie Fallon, Guy Giersch, Jeni Tomlinson, Kelly Marra, Darby LaGrave, Frances Dezzany, Kim Guthrie, and Milessa Murphy Stewart.

Musicians and poets:  Friday night, Kate Moore (vocal), Tom Sullinger (keyboard), Jerry Rizzi (electric bass and cello); Saturday night, Jason Lim (viola); Sundayafternoon, Steve Wright (guitar), Steve Powell (actor/reader), Charles Esser (poet), and Susan Mardele and friends (Concertina, Guitar and Fiddle)

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Michael and Ron Heinlen: Photography Exhibit at JM Gallery

Join JM Gallery August 5, from 5 until 8 for our opening reception featuring photography from Michael and Ron Heinlen.

 

JM Gallery is pleased to present works by Ron and Michael Heinlen, father and son photographers who look for the extraordinary hidden within the seemingly ordinary. Ron’s camera is his constant companion, and he collects images from around the world. Many of his photographs capture everyday city scenes—a man eyeing produce in a Boston storefront or a pair of beggars in Beijing—that appear fleeting, but reveal a sense of the shared humanity we too often forget. Michael finds beauty in ordinary and decayed forms, like the graceful lines and shadows of telephone wires or the suggestive patterns of crumbling concrete and broken glass in an abandoned building. He photographs common objects that we may “see” but that remain unseen, re-visioning them into novel forms and exposing the grace that surrounds us. Whether by memorializing the routine or by shifting perspectives, both father and son focus on the commonplace and elevate their subjects.

30% of all sales from this show will be donated to Big Thought. For 30 years, Big Thought has collaborated with local partners to bring creative learning opportunities to youth in Dallas neighborhoods with the greatest need. Students in these high-need neighborhoods do not have equitable access to crucial out-of-school education, which widens the opportunity gap. Big Thought develops and facilitates after-school, in-school, summer, and community programs that stimulate the imagination, instill and strengthen crucial social and emotional learning skills, and impact academic achievement.

ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

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COWBOYS, COWGIRLS AND SOME INDIANS [sic] opens Sept 9 at PDNB

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September 9 – November 11, 2017

Opening reception Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm

This great state of Texas is well known for its legendary history of oil discovery, but more importantly, Texas is known for expanding the myth and of the Cowboy. The cowboy culture will be the theme of PDNB’s upcoming group exhibition, with photographs by Bank Langmore, John Langmore, Chris Regas, Jeremy Enlow, John Stryker and Edward S. Curtis. The exhibition will be on view from September 9 – November 11, 2017 with an opening reception , Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 5 – 8 pm. Exhibition is free and open to the public.

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Milton H. Green: Women at the Arlington Museum of Art

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Current Exhibit:
Milton H. Greene: Women
Tuesdays – Saturdays: 10am – 5pm
Sundays: 1pm – 5pm
CLOSED JULY 4, 2017 IN CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE DAY!
 If you love Hollywood, celebrities, fashion or Marilyn Monroe, you will love this exhibit. Greene is known for his fashion and celebrity photography from the 1950’s – 1970’s. He developed a close friendship with Marilyn Monroe after a famous photo shoot for Look Magazine and became known for his photography of her. This is a beautiful exhibit that you should not miss.

The exhibit named one of 6 “international exhibitions opening this week” by L’oeil de la Photographie Magazine.

Exhibit runs from May 13 – August 6, 2017.
Museum hours: MondaySaturday 10am – 5pm, Sundays 1pm – 5pm
Arlington Museum of Art, 201 West Main, Arlington, TX 76010
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Photo: Marilyn Monroe at “Schenk House” for Look Magazine. Los Angeles, 1953 ©Milton H.Greene / Courtesy Elizabeth Margot Collection
Exhibition organized by diChroma photography and curated by Anne Morin.
The Arlington Museum of Art would like to thank:

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A Plain View by Jason Lee opens June 2nd at Artspace111

 

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Artspace111 is proud to present a special print preview of photographs from Jason Lee’s A PLAIN VIEW, the forthcoming book from RF Books and Film Photographic. The collection explores Texas through large format color film photographs, and will be on display June 2-18. Opening Reception on June 2nd from 5:00pm – 8:30pm.

Artspace111 is dedicated to its vital role in the city of Fort Worth, and to making contemporary art approachable to individuals of all ages. With its sculpture and distinctive architectural character, the gallery offers a striking setting to host corporate and private events, and is also available for tours and other social gatherings.

Artspace111 is located east of Downtown Fort Worth at Hampton Street and Weatherford. The gallery is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 – 5 pm and Saturday 10 – 3. To schedule a private viewing, contact Margery Gossett or William Grella by calling 817.692.3228 or emailing art@artspace111.com.

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Milton H. Greene opens May 13 at the Arlington Museum of Art

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Milton H. Greene opens Saturday, May 13 at the Arlington Museum of Art. If you love Hollywood, celebrities, fashion or Marilyn Monroe, you will love this exhibit. Greene is known for his fashion and celebrity photography from the 1950’s – 1970’s. He developed a close friendship with Marilyn Monroe after a famous photo shoot for Look Magazine and became known for his photography of her. This is a beautiful exhibit that you should not miss. 
 

The exhibit named one of 6 “international exhibitions opening this week” by L’oeil de la Photographie Magazine. 

 
Exhibit runs from May 13 – August 6, 2017.
Museum hours: MondaySaturday 10am – 5pm, Sundays 1pm – 5pm
Arlington Museum of Art, 201 West Main, Arlington, TX 76010
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Photo: Marilyn Monroe at “Schenk House” for Look Magazine. Los Angeles, 1953 ©Milton H.Greene / Courtesy Elizabeth Margot Collection
 
Exhibition organized by diChroma photography and curated by Anne Morin.
 
 
The Arlington Museum of Art would like to thank:

 

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Not a Member? Need to renew your Membership?
Know someone who would love to join?

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Blue Skies: Geof Kern at North Park

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Photographs by Geof Kern

May 8 – 31, 2017

North Park Center, Dallas TX

Artist Reception Hosted by Neiman Marcus

Thursday May 11th, 2017

6:00 – 8:00 pm

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Thin Line Film Fest April 19-23

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April 19-23, 2017, FREE
Thin Line Fest is a five-day film, music, and photography festival in Denton, Texas. 

Thin Line Film is Texas’ only all-documentary film festival. Films from around the world and around the corner.

Thin Line Music features local, regional, and national acts on small, intimate stages. When the films end, the parties begin!

During the exhibition, enjoy Thin Line Photo, a curated exhibition of over 100 photographs at gallery spaces around Downtown Denton including the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center. Learn more at http://thinline.us/

 

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truly, madly: Collaborative Photography by Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada

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http://kasumianddesiree.com/portfolio/truly-madly/

Location: Murchison Performing Arts Center, University of North Texas
Spring Semester 2017, FREE

truly, madly is feeling wholeheartedly however shallow or deep. In this series of collaborative photographs by Kasumi Chow and Desiree Espada, the artists construct single colorful frames of common objects juxtaposed by portraits of young women, teetering between anxiety and euphoria. The photographs are glazed with mild angst, impulse, and deliberately awkward situations. There is a vanitas-laden visual syntax at work. However, these contemporary still lifes are more visually succinct in their delivery than their predecessors. A lopped off pony tail stands on its own upon a bright yellow backdrop, chola-style nails offer fist-fulls of lifeless gelatinous gummy worms, a ring pop is cast off into a glass of champagne. These works are not about eternal preservation or nature morte, but rather about unapologetically living in the moment, where humor and sorrow intersect all in the same square.

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Reception March 3 for Jeremy Lock at JM Gallery

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Join JM Gallery Friday, March 3, from 6 until 9 for an opening reception featuring photographs from Jeremy Lock. 

JM Gallery, 1722 Routh Street Suite 106, Dallas, Tx 75201

During his adrenaline-filled career as a military photographer, Jeremy Lock documented battles, disasters, and everyday life in Afghanistan, Iraq, Japan, Haiti, Mongolia, and many other locations. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for distinguished service in Iraq, and was named Military Photojournalist of the Year seven times. Though no longer in the military, Jeremy’s intense vision and passion continue to motivate and inspire him and his work. He travels constantly, documenting landscapes that evoke the frightening power and awesome beauty of our world and capturing images of the people who occupy it that evoke the essence and reality of humanity at its finest and its worst. As he explains, “Not only do I get to live my life, but I’ve been able to live the lives of those I photograph, even if it was just for a moment. I thrive on sharing those experiences.” For this show, Jeremy shares his experiences with a collection of aerial landscapes and portraits from around the world. The vistas and people, though far-flung and diverse, are united in his photographs by pattern, shape, color, and texture. African deserts, Alaskan tundra, an old man’s face—all very different, yet with so much in common, if we know how to look. These photographs help us to see past our differences and understand how much of the world and our human experience within it are held in common.
ABOUT JM GALLERY // JM Gallery offers works of art on paper and sculptural forms that engage both the eye and the mind. The gallery promotes artists who create smart, visually compelling work and showcases their art in a space that is inviting and accessible. JM Gallery is committed to working closely with artists as they develop their work and careers and to developing lasting relationships with collectors. In collaboration with area schools and non-profits, they enrich the creative community by teaching artists and collectors about navigating the complex world of art.

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Elizabeth Claffey Photography Exhibit

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Mother’s Milk, Father’s Blood | Elizabeth M. Claffey

East | West Galleries, Department of Visual Arts / Fine Arts Building / Denton, Texas

Exhibition Dates: July 6 to September 9, 2015

Reception: September 1, 5-7 pm

Lecture by the artist: September 2, 4-5 pm / West Gallery, Fine Arts Building

TWU Department of Visual Arts welcomes back Elizabeth Claffey, MFA 2011 in Photography. We are very proud to have her as the inaugural exhibition showcasing accomplished alumni from the TWU Department of Visual Arts.

Elizabeth received a Fulbright Fellowship to work in Albania upon graduation from TWU. The photographs in the exhibition were taken during her year living abroad in Albania from 2012 to 2013.

Gallery Contact: Vance Wingate 940-898-2533 / vwingate@twu.edu / www.twu.edu/visual-arts

The East l West Galleries are on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, at the corner of Texas & Oakland streets (300 Texas Street), TWU campus in Denton, Texas, 76201.

Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9am to 4pm, when the university is in session. Weekends by appointment only.

For directions, please go to the TWU website: http://www.twu.edu/visual-arts

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