Tuesday, February 24, 2015

2015 SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS

We are delighted to share the news that gallery artist, ANTONY CROSSFIELD, has been named a Finalist for the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, with his stunning photograph, "Bomb", 2014.

"A man performs a 'bomb' dive in the ocean. This image was intended to undermine stereotypes of masculine strength and power. The bomb dive - a metaphor of power and destruction - is revealed as ineffectual and pointless posturing, a tiny gesture in the face of wider forces. Furthermore, the image comments on the possibilities of fiction in digital photography, a seemingly believable image is also somehow completely impossible, a perfect reflection permanently fixed on the brink of disruption."—Antony Crossfield. 


"Bomb" is available for purchase as follows: 

50cm x 50cm, Edition of 10 + 1AP
80cm x 80cm, Edition of 5 + 1AP

Please contact the gallery for price and availability. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

UPCOMING EXHIBITION: DOUG KEYES


We are delighted to announce an exhibition of new photographs by Doug Keyes. Portrait is Keyes’ third body of work, and his second solo show at the gallery.

The genesis for this series was the Chuck Close catalog, that Keyes photographed in 1998 for the widely applauded Collective Memory series. With this image, multiple exposures resulted in two portraits that represented Close’s body of work. Keyes now continues this focus on portraits made by other artists and documentarians.

Sourcing images from books and the internet, and often inspired by portraits experienced in person, Keyes selects images that collectively create an overall representation of each artist’s portraiture work. The resulting photographs reshape the work of such iconic names as Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, Martin Schoeller and Frida Kahlo. At times, his work conjures up more than the purely visual, such as with Nick Cave (2014), which pierces the viewer with a cacophony of suggested sound and movement, gloriously melded together. 

Beyond the subject of the portrait itself, Keyes is most interested in the cognitive impression left after seeing the work. Keyes’ work proposes that the brain creates collections of layered images over time, not individual snapshots of moments like a camera. When we think of a person it’s not a static, flat impression. We live in time and space, always moving, always inputting new data. And this data is never objective, it’s not a collection of precisely copied information; it’s as imperfect as our memory.

This series continues the artist's sophisticated use of multiple exposure; an artistic paradigm that he has steadfastly cultivated over the course of some twenty years. Keyes is a perceptive, quietly intelligent fine artist, whose transformative artworks exhibit a confident authorship, are conceptually rigorous and present an accomplished and well-defined aesthetic. 

Doug Keyes is an American artist currently living and working in Seattle. Collections holding his work include the Akron Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Microsoft, Fidelity Investments, Berkeley Art Museum and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston amongst others. He is the recipient of several awards including the Ned Behnke Artist Fellowship, Juror’s Choice Award from CENTER and more recently the PONCHO Merit Award. Keyes’ photographs have been exhibited at numerous venues across Northern America. In 2008, Collective Memory was published by Decode Books.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

ODETTE ENGLAND: MULTI-AWARD FINALIST

Congratulations to gallery artist, Odette England, on being named a Finalist for the following prestigious awards.

2014 Sunshine Coast Art Prize for the Thrice Upon A Time series. It awards a $15,000 prize, with an accompanying exhibition for finalists at the Caloundra Regional Gallery (Australia), August 7–October 26, 2014.

2014 IRIS Award for Self Diagnosis series. The award is managed by the Perth Center for Photography (Australia), provides a $4,000 prize, and an exhibition of finalists ran May 9–June 8, 2014.

2014 DUO Magazine Percival Photographic Portrait Prize. Nominated for the Self Diagnosis series. The award provides a $10,000 prize, and an exhibition of finalists is currently showing at the Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville (Australia), through July 13, 2014.

Selected for the10th Anniversary publication of Flash Forward by the Magenta Foundation (Canada). Featuring the Top 100 list of photographers from Canada, the UK and the US.


Self Diagnosis, VII (2011) © Odette England
6.5" x 9.3" image on 8.5" x 11" sheet,  Edition: 3 + 1AP

Monday, June 9, 2014

MANUEL COSENTINO: UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

Gallery artist, Manuel Cosentino, will have his Behind A Little House series shown at two upcoming exhibitions. 

The first exhibition will open on June 18th, at the Griffin Atelier Gallery, continuing through to June 30th. The second will see his work shown as part of 'The Fence', a public art installation in Brooklyn (NY) and Atlanta (Georgia), throughout Summer 2014, and produced by United Photo Industries.

Cosentino's work has been placed into several private collections, and is held in the permanent collection of the Bibioth√®que Nationale de France. 

To see the complete series and additional information, go here

Behind A Little House, installed at Klompching Gallery in July/August 2013.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

ODETTE ENGLAND: MUSEUM ACQUISITION

It's with much pleasure that we can announce the acquisition of work from the Thrice Upon A Time series (below), by the Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) in Chicago. This follows on from the photographic series, being included in the museum's recent and critically admired Of Walking exhibition.

Mum #3 (Right Foot), 2012 © Odette England