Thursday, August 15, 2013


The second FRESH 2013 interview is with Italian artist, Manuel Cosentino, about his Behind a Little House series. This wonderful sequence of photographs has captured the imagination of audiences worldwide, and generated a lot of discussion with visitors to the gallery, whilst it was exhibited. The participatory artist book was extremely popular, filling up with a broad range of drawings by people visiting from countries as far away as South Korea.

Installation view of Behind a Little House ©Klompching Gallery

Read the interview on AT LENGTH MAG

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


The FRESH 2013 summer exhibition is curated upon the concept of the The Wall, The Page, The Internet. This reflects that photographs are exhibited as objects, published in print as reproduction and disseminated across digital technology. 

The Klompching Gallery provides an excellent environment in which to showcase the five carefully selected artists. Unlike other group shows, that are curated from open submission, the FRESH exhibition is curated upon the premise of representing a body of work by each artist—rather than a single image or two—thus providing collectors and audiences with a better insight into the vision of the emerging photographer's work.  

Partnering with BLINK magazine, the audience is expanded beyond the wall and into print. For those who view first-hand, both the exhibit and the magazine feature, it clearly demonstrates how audiences relate to photographs differently, depending upon how those photographs are encountered. 

The third installment of FRESH, is an additional level of exposure to a wider audience, together with some delving into the back-story of the photography presented at the gallery. We do this through long-form interviews with each photographer, published on AT LENGTH magazine, and illustrated with large-scale reproductions of their photographs. 

We begin the FRESH 2013 interviews with Priya Kambli, talking with her about her series of photographs, Kitchen Gods.

Dada Aajooba and Dadi Aaji, 2012-2013. ©Priya Kambli

To read our interview, visit AT LENGTH MAG

Thursday, August 8, 2013


As our annual summer show, FRESH 2013, draws to a close, we would like to encourage a personal visit to the gallery. All of the photographic artworks on display are available for purchase and would make excellent additions to any collection.

The retail value ranges from $1,250 – $4,850. If you see a piece that you like, be sure to stop by the gallery before Saturday, August 10th, 6pm.

To view the complete exhibition online, click HERE.
For all acquisition enquiries, please contact Debra Klomp Ching: info (at)

Behind a Little House (A), 2008 ©Manuel Cosentino

Mountain IV, 2012 ©Peter Croteau

Dada Aajooba and Dadi Aaji, 202-2013 ©Priya Kambli

Six Thousand Impressions of Times Square, 2013 ©Chang Kyun Kim

Size 7 Floral, 2012 ©Maxine Helfman

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Black Ice I & Black Ice II ©Paula McCartney
from A Field Guide to Snow and Ice

Two photographs from Paula McCartney's series, A Field Guide to Snow and Ice, have been selected for the exhibition Critical Mass Top 50 2012: Color and Light. Curated by W.M. Hunt, the exhibition is showing at the Southeast Museum of Photography and is presented in partnership with PhotoLucida.

Paula McCartney says: 
"A Field Guide to Snow and Ice is my interpretation of the idea of winter. After moving from San Francisco to Minneapolis I decided to brave the elements and explore the snowy landscape, however, at times without being out in the cold. The series includes images of snowfalls and wildflowers, frozen waterfalls and stalagmites, snowdrifts and piles of gypsum sand, as well as other icy forms in order to explore and reinterpret natural structures and the way they can reference multiple ideas on both micro and macro levels. The ambiguity of scale and substance helps the subjects transcend their source. With less there becomes more. 
I see winter in every environment, in every season and categorize it by pattern, shape, and line rather than merely by substance. I am fascinated by the way the frozen waterfall at Minnehaha Falls, in my neighborhood, dialogues with the dripped accumulation of calcite from the water that formed the stalagmites in Carlsbad Caverns over millions of years. Scattered calcium sulfite deposits on a lava bed in Hawaii speak to a snowfall at night – both yearn to be the cosmos. I found the Alps in the snowplowed piles of sand along the side of the road at White Sands National Monument, my own Arctic ice floes in the ice that broke free from the harbor and floated out into Lake Superior. 
The experience of winter is central to people living in the North; we often talk about the weather. This work invites viewers to look at the winter that surrounds them in a new way, abstracted from the vast landscape-the winter of my imagination. Combining images of true snow and ice with forms reminiscent of these substances initiates conversations regarding truth in photography and recurrent forms throughout nature, as well as suggesting and encouraging a wider and more open way of looking". 

Exhibition details can be found here.

McCartney's A Field Guide to Snow and Ice will be exhibited at the Klompching Gallery during the 2013-2014 season. More information will follow soon.