Friday, December 23, 2011


ONE DAY Holiday Special!
Saturday, 24th December 11am — 3pm

 A Christmas Tree and Advertising Billboard ©Simon Roberts

To celebrate the Holiday Season, Klompching Gallery is offering a special 15% DISCOUNT FOR ONE DAY ONLY, for all works in our inventory. 

For all of you looking to give the wonderful gift of art to someone (or even to yourself), we have a diverse selection of exquisite artworks available for purchase from our roster of contemporary fine art photographers.

The see it • love it • buy it holiday special includes all artworks physically held in our inventory and, with current prices starting at $300 USD, there's something to meet everyone's budget!

Don't let that artwork you love so much, be the one to get away!

Disclaimer: cost of mounting/framing remains at full price.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Gallery artist, Paula McCartney, is well known for her Bird Watching series; exhibited at the gallery in March/April 2010. She's also extremely adept with making exquisite artist books. We have a limited number of these in our inventory and think they would make a great gift for collectors of photo books. We highly recommend an in-person inspection of On Thin Ice, In A Blizzard (just released) and Bird Watching.

On Thin Ice, In A Blizzard

"Snow begins to fall, grows denser, and obliterates my view while exposing the cosmos.  Ice shifts, opening a beautiful black void.  A wondrous view as I begin my descent.  On Thin Ice, In a Blizzard is a sub-series of my project, A Field Guide to Snow and Ice.   While all of the images in the field guide are excerpts of natural landscapes—just not all snow and ice—the images in this book were constructed in the darkroom.  A winter of my imagination".—Paula McCartney
10 x 8 inch artist book
Extent: 36 pages, saddle stitched with a die-cut soft cover
Published: December 2011
ISBN: 978-0-615-56612-2
Edition: 500, $25 USD
Special Edition: 20 with signed print, $90 USD

Bird Watching

Bird Watching is limited to 40 signed and numbered copies, handmade by the artist. It comprises of twelve chromogenic photographs mounted on rising Stonehenge 100% cotton paper. The printed text is in Souvenir Lt BT and the written text is in the artist's handwriting on Zerkall Nideggen sand paper. The endsheets are printed on Canson Mi-Teintes flannel gray paper. The book is covered in olive and brown Iris book cloth.

Publisher: Paula McCartney & Women's Studio Workshop
ISBN: 1-893125-47-5
Binding: Hardback
Extent: 14 pages
Trim Size: 10" x 8"
Photographs: 12 color C-Types
Price: $800 USD Special Holiday Price $700 USD

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Matthew-Robert Hughes' photographic work is centered on the crafting of unique hand-made C-Type prints, made in the darkroom using traditional and experimental printing processes to produce individual singular artifacts. This series of eight portraits are available through our print room. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind artwork, we strongly recommend these photographs. To view the complete series, click here.

Print: C-Type (Fuji Crystal Archive)
Edition: Unique
Size: 23 5/8” x 19 7/8”

This-Has-Them 9, (2008) ©Matthew-Robert Hughes

This-Has-Them 11, (2008) ©Matthew-Robert Hughes

 This-Has-Them 6, (2008) ©Matthew-Robert Hughes

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Gallery artist, Simon Roberts, has established himself as a photographer with a consistent and strong vision. His first two photography series — Motherland and We English —have been received to critical acclaim, with We English earning the artist his first solo museum exhibition at the National Media Museum in Bradford (UK). Both projects were published as monographs by Chris Boot Ltd. The Motherland book is now out of print and his second book, We English, is also selling well.

We have four copies of the We English special edition box set. The special edition includes a book which is signed, dated and editioned, an 11"x14" C-type print and a copy of a local newspaper collected on Simon Roberts' journey around England. They're housed in a silver/gray embossed clothbound slipcase, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Limited Edtion: 100 + 10 AP's
Print: Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire
Price: $350 USD  Special Holiday Price $300 USD

We English Special Edition Box Set

Bolton Abbey, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Untitled 4 ©Jennifer B. Hudson

Untitled 4, from the Flora series by Jennifer B. Hudson, is a meticulously constructed image of a staged narrative that, whilst autobiographical, is informed by themes of feminism, social placement, faith and intimate human relationships.

10" x 10" image on 11" x 11" sheet
Edition of 10 + 2 AP's: $650
Pigment Print on Hahnemühle Bamboo Paper
Price increases as the edition sells

The complete series of Flora, is in our inventory and available to view with immediate availability upon purchase. Also, check the artist's Medic series, which is also available.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

i3 LECTURE View Online

The presentation, given at the School of Visual Arts on November 16th, is now available to view online via iTunes. The lecture itself addresses the business of the image from a commercial gallery perspective and was specifically prepared for a photographer audience.

Please click here to view the lecture online.

Image: ©2011 Jaime Permuth

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


We are very honored to have been invited to speak at the School of Visual Arts, as part of the SVA Digital Photography i3 Lecture Series. Our presentation will be provide an insight into the business of the image, from the perspective of a commercial art gallery.

The i3 Lecture Series is also being podcast via iTunes.

Venue: SVA, 136 West 21st Street, Room 418F, New York.
Date: Wednesday, November 16.
Start Time: 7pm (duration approximately one hour).
Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

SPOTLIGHT Simon Roberts

 Blackpool South, from Pierdom series. ©2011 Simon Roberts

We are pleased to announce the release of a new series of photographs, Pierdom, by Simon Roberts. This new series of photographs follows Roberts' acclaimed We English series, that was concerned with the culture of leisure in contemporary English society.

 Eastbourne, from Pierdom series. ©2011 Simon Roberts

With Pierdom, Roberts turns his camera to a specific architectural remnant that bears witness to leisure of the past—not just in England, but around Britain. Mostly built in the 19th Century along the coastline of Britain, these piers were originally constructed as landing docks for pleasure steamers, but progressively catered to the needs of seaside day-trippers, who were escaping the grime and smog of the cities. In their heyday, the 'pleasure piers' incorporated cafes, casinos, theaters and even tramways.

Weston-Super-Mare Grand, from Pierdom series. ©2011 Simon Roberts

The portfolio of 15 photographs will be available to view in the next week and will be uploaded to the gallery website and promoted widely at that time. The quality of the work is outstanding and, based on the strong sales of Roberts' photographs from the We English and Motherland series, we recommend an early purchase.

For a preview of the photographs, please contact the gallery directly.

The Pierdom photographs are available in the following editions:

48" x 60", Edition of 4 + 1 AP
20" x 24", Edition of 7 + 2 AP's
11" x 14" Box Set of 15 Prints, Edition of 9 + 2 AP's

The photographs are C-Types, (Fuji Crystal Archive).
Prices increase as the editions sell.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

SPOTLIGHT Max de Esteban

We are delighted to be working with Spanish artist, Max de Esteban, and to present his first solo exhibition in New York with Proposition One: Only The Ephemeral. This is his most recent body of work, that contributes to an overall artistic practice that explores socio-political concepts within visual structures of serialization and repetition.

PO9 from the Proposition One series. ©2011 Max de Esteban

"In constructing this photo-installation my concerns are: the consequences of today's accelerated embracement of new technologies and formats in the art practice; the political implications of technical and functional obsolescence; and the conflicts involved in the concept of progress".— Max de Esteban

PO8 from the Proposition One series. ©2011 Max de Esteban

Through a time-consuming and meticulous process, Max de Esteban disassembles apparatus such as film projectors, 35mm film cameras, VHS tape and record players. Piece-by-piece, the parts are painted white, the machines are then reassembled and photographed at different stages of being re-built. The photographed layers are themselves assembled into a single image, resulting in x-ray-like photographs that are reminiscent of architectural cyanotype plans.

 PO16 from the Proposition One series. ©2011 Max de Esteban

The resulting photographs are exquisite pigment prints that provide us with a rare glimpse into the internal workings of retro technology—at once beautiful for their simplicity and yet ingenuously complex in their design. They bring to mind the idea of a technological taxidermy; not at all nostalgic but certainly a form of embalming that calls references the photograph as memento mori.

Exhibition Dates: October 26th—December 9th.

Thursday, October 27, 2011


Recently, we had the privilege of interviewing W.M. Hunt (Bill Hunt) about his photography collection The Unseen Eye, which is currently being exhibited at The George Eastman House in Rochester, New York and is the subject of a newly released monograph by Thames & Hudson (UK), Aperture (US) and Actes Sud (France).

To read our interview, visit At Length.

Ethan Hill‘s portrait of W.M. Hunt © Ethan Hill

Thursday, September 22, 2011

DUMBO Arts Festival

Each year in the Fall,  our neighborhood becomes a frenzy of activity, when the DUMBO Arts Festival presents a broad selection of local, national and international art amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.

Attracting circa 200,000 visitors over 3 days, the festival  features 500 artists from a variety of disciplines, 100 studios, 50 galleries and stages and 100 programming partners. The festival is upon us; opening tomorrow.

Friday: 6pm—9pm
Saturday: 12pm—8pm
Sunday: 12pm—6pm

As with previous years, Klompching Gallery will be open throughout the festival. We look forward to seeing you over the course of this weekend and please consider us for the AT&T Audience Award.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Cornelia Hediger's DOPPELGANGER

As art dealers, working with a carefully selected stable of artists, we are often asked how it is that we find our artists and what it is that we are looking for?

05.18.09 Set 1 from the Doppelgänger II series. © 2010 Cornelia Hediger

First and foremost, we respond to that intangible 'spark'. And ... every now and again, you come across work that simply takes your breath away. This is exactly what we experienced when we first set eyes on the work of Cornelia Hediger in the Spring of 2008 at the Center for Photography at Woodstock.

07.10.09 from the Doppelgänger II series. © 2010 Cornelia Hediger

We could not pull ourselves away from the photographs that formed her first Doppelgänger series—in which she explores an internal dialogue and struggle between the conscious and the unconscious. The narratives are complex, expressed through simple assemblage and are photographed to exploit and exaggerate spatiality in the photograph. Each frame is a complete and unadulterated full-frame photograph, lush in color, exquisitely staged and in which Cornelia is both photographer and performer. They are executed to perfection, piercing our appreciation for photography on every level; visceral and intellectual.

 11.17.08 from the Doppelgänger II series. © 2010 Cornelia Hediger

We remember being completely and utterly overwhelmed by them. By a stroke of luck, we had the good fortune to meet Cornelia within hours of first seeing her work—we conversed at length about her photographs and overall artistic practice. There was a mutual synergy and, following a wonderfully long portfolio viewing, we started representing her a week later. In September of the same year, we opened the  2008/2009 gallery season with the very same images that mesmerized us.

In our minds, she is a huge talent, a rare artist who is completely and utterly committed to her creative practice; with a single vision that is uncompromising to the point of being obsessed.

05.29.10 Set 2 from the Doppelgänger II series. © 2010 Cornelia Hediger 

 Three years on and we are now exhibiting Doppelgänger II, Cornelia's second solo show with the gallery and urge our readers in New York to visit the gallery and view the work.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Elaine Duigenan's MICRO MUNDI

During June—August 2010, we exhibited a new series of photographs by our gallery artist, Elaine Duigenan, entitled Micro Mundi. In this intimate series of images, she has photographed the arterial wanderings of snails, as they graze upon algae, leaving behind an aftermath of claw-like patterns—caused by the rasping action of the snail’s spiky tongue. 

Orbis Atlantis from the Micro Mundi series. © 2010 Elaine Duigenan

On a micro level, these rambling, chaotic and protracted patterns, attest to a seemingly plodding yet vigorous life-form. On a macro level, they’re dendritic appearance resemble earth’s estuaries as viewed from far above. By presenting the images within a circular frame, these stunning monochromatic photographs are transformed into floating planets, as we would imagine them to be on a cosmic scale. The planetary metaphor is further enhanced with titles that refer to cartographic terms of old, that placed Earth in a philosophical and religious setting.

Prior to their completion and exhibition, an image from Micro Mundi was launched into space on Shuttle Atlantis on November 16th 2009.

This came about as a collaboration with Astronaut Leland Melvin, who was so taken with the ideas in the work, that he offered to carry an image on the mission and photograph it in a window of The International Space Station. Below is Elaine Duigenan's photograph, Orbis Atlantis, in the The Kibo Lab and photographed by Leland Melvin to connect with the Earth (see the Amazon River).

Mission STS-129. 171 orbits round the Earth, 17,500 mph, distance 4,490,138 miles. Image © 2009 Leland Melvin/NASA.

As we write, Space Shuttle Atlantis is completing its final mission. You can own both a small piece of its illustrious legacy and an exquisite photograph by a talented artist.  Orbis Atlantis is available for purchase through the gallery in two editions. 

14" diameter, 24"x20" sheet (Edition of 5, 2 AP's), Availability: 2 & 1 AP
18.5" diameter, 32"x24" sheet (Edition of 2, 1AP), Availability: 2 & 1 AP
Medium: Pigment Print on Hahnemühle Cotton Rag

 A copy of the above certificate accompanies each edition of Orbis Atlantis.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

FRESH 2011

The gallery's annual Summer Exhibition has been retitled and revamped. Called FRESH, the show will be curated each year from an open call for submissions, with selections for the exhibition being made by Darren Ching and a guest curator.

For the inaugural FRESH exhibition, we're delighted to be collaborating with W. M. Hunt — esteemed collector, dealer, writer and curator. In this video from Artlog, he shares his viewpoint on collecting photography, which he's been doing passionately for some thirty-five years. His upcoming book, The Unseen Eye (Thames & Hudson), is a fascinating insight into one of his vast collections.

The FRESH exhibition dates are July 20—August 13, with an opening reception on Thursday, July 21, 6pm—8pm. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Lisa M. Robinson's OCEANA

Elegy from the Oceana series. © 2010 Lisa M. Robinson

On the eve of her second solo show with the gallery, we spoke with Lisa M. Robinson about the creative journey from Snowbound to Oceana. To read the full interview, visit At Length. The exhibition, Oceana, is on view through to June 10, 2011