Wednesday, December 5, 2012

DUMBO 1st Thursday Gallery Walk

Give The Gift Of Art

The gallery will be open until 9:00pm on Thursday, December 6th

Over the past several years, this monthly event has steadily grown in popularity. This month, there are approximately 22 exhibitions/performances to visit, with the critical mass centered on the gallery building where Klompching Gallery is located.

More details about the gallery walk can be found here.

This month, it's a great opportunity to catch our current exhibition, of outstanding photographs by John Blakemore, before the show closes on the 22nd of December. If you haven't had a chance to visit it yet, we really do recommend it. Blakemore's photographs are on offer from a very conservative $1,500, and would make an excellent addition to any collection.

We look forward to seeing you!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

MOMA Acquisition

Paula McCartney

The Museum of Modern Art has acquired two of Paula McCartney's artist books: On Thin Ice, In A Blizzard and As If Everything You Imagined Were True.

On Thin Ice, In A Blizzard ©Paula McCartney

As If Everything You Imagined Were True ©Paula McCartney

We recommended the former in a previous blogpost as a Great Gift Idea and still have copies available in the gallery. More information about the second book can be found here.

MFAH Acquisition

Max de Esteban

We are delighted to announce that the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, has acquired PO5 by Max de Esteban. The acquisition was made possible through the Museum's Photo Forum Patron Group.

PO5 (2011) ©Max de Esteban

The photograph forms part of the Proposition One: Only The Ephemeral series, which was exhibited at the gallery as a solo exhibition in October – December 2011. We wrote a SPOTLIGHT blog post about Max de Esteban in October 2011, which you can revisit here.

The complete series can be viewed online, with the photographs available as follows:

20.7” x 27.6”, Edition of 5 + 1AP
39.4” x 52.5”, Edition of 5 + 1AP

Sunday, December 2, 2012

SPOTLIGHT Frederic Weber

We started working with US artist, Frederic Weber, after featuring one of his photographs in our interview with W.M. Hunt for At Length last year. Weber has been an actively producing artist for several years, with a number of collections holding his work. These include such renowned institutions as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the George Eastman House and Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

You'll find Weber's work in the gallery Print Room. Our inventory is made up of his two most recent bodies of work; Domestic Views and Gravitas.

After Magritte, 2012 from Domestic View series ©Frederic Weber

Memento Vivere, 2012 from Gravitas series ©Frederic Weber

In Domestic Views, he uses the tropes of the still life to explore the joys and terrors of growing up, while Gravitas 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.

Both of these thoughtful and provocative series can be viewed here and are available as follows:

16” x 20”, Edition of 10
30” x 40”, Edition of 7
40” x 50”, Edition of 3