Thursday, April 25, 2013

Gallery Catalog

As part of our investment in our first presentation at the AIPAD Photo Show, we produced a gallery catalog, as a way to introduce the gallery and our artists to collectors not yet familiar with our roster.

The publication is image-rich and lavishly illustrated with photographs by the artists we represent. Text includes a short, concise introduction to the artwork of each gallery artist.

The publication was designed in-house by Darren Ching.
It's now available to purchase at the gallery ($10), or you can order it online here ($12).

Catalog cover image:  ©Brad Moore

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Family Dynamics Art Auction

In partnership with two of our gallery print room artists – Cara Barer and Jennifer B. Hudson – we are delighted to support the Family Dynamics 3rd annual Benefit Art Auction, with the donation of two photographs (below).

Art Auction and Cocktail Party
Honorary Chairman: Donald Sultan
Auctioneer: Christine Erickson of Christies 

Monday, May 6, 6:30pm–8:30pm
White Space Chelsea, 530 West 25th Street, NYC

Left: Untitled 3 (Extraction) ©Jennifer B. Hudson  Right: Anthology ©Cara Barer

"At Family Dynamics our core objective is to get young children off to a good start, help youth become responsible and independent adults and stabilize and strengthen families. Located in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick and East New York, Brooklyn, our community-based services include family counseling, after-school programs, literacy and workforce preparedness".

Tickets for the event are available online here.
View the online auction catalogue here.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

George Eastman House Acquisitions

We are delighted to announce that the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film (Rochester, NY), has acquired three photographs (below) from the series Thrice Upon A Time, by the Australian artist Odette England.

This accomplished series of photographs earned England the CENTER Project Launch Award (2012) and was selected for the Photographic Resource Center Exposure 2012 Exhibition. Also in 2012, the series was exhibited at the Klompching Gallery (June 6–July 20), the New Mexico Museum of Art and Galerie Huit, Les Recontres d'Arles Festival.

 Dad #12 (Right Foot), 2012 ©Odette England

Home is the center-weight of Odette England's (Australian, b.1975) artistic practice, with memory and forgetting being the counterbalances. Her photographs are fragile, contemplative and temporal spaces. She works with expired film, vintage cameras, damaged negatives and alternative photo processes; exploring the volatility of identity, emphasizing the unstable nature of the past/present and the parent/child seesaw.

 Dad #4 (Left Foot), 2012 ©Odette England

"I grew up on a dairy stud farm in South Australia. Falling milk prices and rising maintenance costs forced my parents, under the threat of bankruptcy, to sell everything and leave in 1989 when I was fourteen.

Twenty-two years later, Mum and Dad performed a kind of homecoming on my behalf. Every month for one year, from December 2010, they revisited our former family farm, wearing on the soles of their shoes a set of negatives I had made at the farm in 2005, when I took photographs of places where they had made snapshots of me as a child. As my parents walked the farm, the negatives became abraded and imprinted with local dirt and debris. The negatives were then returned to me, some so damaged they had to be pieced together with tweezers.  

This series is a movement of reclamation and transcription. Since I cannot work the land with my hands, I work it through the lens, and allow it to work the lens too, in a sense, through the tread of my parents. The dominant motive for this work is my longing for an idealized vision of home, for the sake of which I remove my parents’ agency, much as I feel my own agency removed. The resulting images mythologize my holy land, an inheritance I ache for. My parents are semi-supervised ghosts; I ask them when and where to haunt. Their repetitive, ritualistic motion helps me remember, depict, and fantasize". —Odette England

Mum #14 (Right Foot), 2012 ©Odette England

The complete Thrice Upon A Time series can be viewed online here.

Photographic prints are available as follows: 

Total edition of 3 + 1AP (available in choice of two sizes)
 27.3” x 36” image on 31.3” x 40” sheet
42.5” x 56” image on 44” x 57.5” sheet

Pigment Print on Museo Portfolio Rag

Purchase enquiries should be directed to Debra Klomp Ching at the gallery.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Debut at the AIPAD Photo Show

Top L–R: Debra Klomp Ching, Darren Ching, Wally Mason, Max de Esteban
Middle L–R: Lisa M. Robinson, George Tice, Frederic Weber
Bottom L–R: Vivienne Mann, Vince Alletti, Sally Mann
©Klompching Gallery

Our first AIPAD Photo Show proved to be an amazing experience. Not only were we welcomed by our peers, that make up the membership of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers, but we were supported and encouraged by our artists and clients.

We met numerous collectors, curators and art consultants, who were not only introduced to the gallery for the first time, but made aware of the amazing photographs made by our artists. It was wonderful to place work into the collections of experienced collectors and first-time buyers alike.

A good amount of online press made mention of the gallery and our artists' photographs – The Photo Collector, ArtLog, Le Journal de la Photographie, AI-AP Design Arts Daily amongst others.

Thrilling, informative, successful and exhausting! Looking forward to AIPAD 2014!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Interview: Le Journal de la Photographie

A week or so before the AIPAD Photo Show, we were interviewed by Stephanie de Rouge for Le Journal de la Photographie. This forms part of a series that Stephanie is completing, focusing on photography art dealers in New York City. We were delighted to spend time with her. Part of the interview included a photo-shoot and selecting one photograph from our collection that has special meaning to us.

The complete interview can be read here.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wall Street Journal Reviews Jim Naughten

 Jim Naughten: Conflict and Costume – William Meyers
April 5, 2013 

The emphasis in Jim Naughten's 2012 photos of the Herero people of Namibia is on their clothing, which is adopted from that of their former colonial occupiers and has elements relating to their own pastoral heritage. Their land was claimed by Germany from 1884 until the end of World War I; when they rebelled, the Germans waged a war of extermination against them. As many as 85% of the Herero were killed; some in combat, many by being driven into the desert and deprived of water, others in extermination camps.

The Herero women wear gowns modeled after the Victorian outfits their people first encountered more than 100 years ago. They have brightly colored full skirts that fall to the ground, leg-of-mutton sleeves and unique headgear of the same material made to stick out like cattle horns. Mr. Naughten (b. 1968) photographed them outdoors with the white sand of the desert and clear blue skies as backdrops, and used a low vantage point to draw attention to their dignified postures. The men wear ersatz military uniforms made from bits of this and that; there are faux insignia, epaulettes, captain's caps (including one made out of cardboard) and simulated greaves. A cadet wears a plaid kilt and bonnet, maybe in reference to the British who succeeded the Germans. In one dramatic image, two dozen Herero women in long red skirts, full black blouses, and their unique red headgear parade across the desert.
—Mr. Meyers writes on photography for The Wall Street Journal. 
See his work at

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

AIPAD 2013: Frederic Weber

Cuckold (2012) ©Frederic Weber
from the Gravitas series

Frederic Weber's (b.1958) Gravitas series is a meditation on the transition from midlife into old age. Weber photographs with color negative film—highlighting the importance of light, chemistry and film emulsion to his practice. The resulting pigment prints are exquisitely color-rich.

Weber’s artworks are represented in several museum collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the George Eastman House, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

AIPAD 2013: Helen Sear

Beyond The View, No. 5 (2009) ©Helen Sear
from the Beyond The View series

Helen Sear's (b.1955) photographic practice has developed from a fine art background of performance, film and installation work made in the 1980's.

With her most recent photographs, Sightlines and Pastoral Monuments, Sear continues her commitment to conceptual applications, integration of photographic process, historical reference and visual allure.

Named in 2009 by Portfolio Catalogue, as one of the "50 most significant artist photographers in the UK," the recent publication, Helen Sear: Inside The View, published by Ffotogallery in 2012, surveys her 25+ year career and marks a period in which Sear is at her most productive.

Monday, April 1, 2013

AIPAD 2013: Lisa M. Robinson

Surge (2010) ©Lisa M. Robinson
from the Oceana series

In her photographs, Lisa M. Robinson (b.1968) pursues an investigation into ideas of transition and evolution, representing this through a careful consideration of photography's key elements and the representation of what she calls the "rhythms of natural time."

Robinson is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant and has been an Evelyn Stefansson Nef Fellow at the MacDowell Colony. She is an internationally-exhibited artist, with her work represented in the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Photogrpahic Arts, San Diego and Fidelity Investments amongst others.

A monograph of her first series, Snowbound, was published by Kehrer Verlag in 2007.