Yusuke Sakai’s “Skin”

Photography // Friday, August 22, 2014
In his series “Skin”, Japanese photographer Yusuke Sakai used his camera to explore the unique surfaces of a variety of zoo animals’ skin. Sakai decided to stray away from the usual full form images taken of the animals and got extremely close to capture full frame images of their skin. Because of the scale and compositions of the images, the depicted skins become an abstracted form of themselves through the unique textures and patterns that are the unnoticed norm for each animal. 

Woven Portraits by David Samuel Stern

Juxtapoz // Thursday, August 21, 2014
Each of these portraits by Brooklyn-based artist David Samuel Stern is the result of physically weaving together two photographic prints of the same sitter. 

"Web on the Wall" @ Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco

Photography // Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Robert Koch Gallery is pleased to present Web on the Wall. This exhibition presents a wide array of aesthetic points of view by artists who source images from the internet. The digital era provides artists with vast visual repositories such as Google, Flickr, eBay, Youtube, and Craigslist. 

“The Public Library: A Photographic Essay”

Photography // Wednesday, August 20, 2014
In the visual survey tradition made famous by Bernd and Hilla Becher with their water towers, photographer Robert Dawson set out to photograph some of America’s most intriguing public libraries. In his book titled “The Public Library: A Photographic Essay”, Dawson travelled across the country to find the most unique and eccentric public libraries he could find. 

Cole Barash's "6 Girls 6 Cities"

Photography // Wednesday, August 20, 2014
With an experimental spirit and uncertain expectations, photographer Cole Barash dreamt up a concept - 6 Girls 6 Cities. He then traveled across the world to Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Moscow, Paris, London and New York where he exposed one roll of film per model to one roll of her city. 

Arvida Byström for Polyester Magazine

Photography // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Check out the latest series by internet princess Arvida Byström, done in her typical candy-colored hue. The series, "My Girl Lollipop" was shot for Polyester Zine. Polyester followed up the series with a write-up on the notorious artist, Meadham Kirchhoff muse, and Gal Space curator and founder. 

Francesca Woodman's "ZigZag" @ Victoria Miro Gallery, London

Photography // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Zigzag is an exhibition of the work of photographer Francesca Woodman, focusing on structural compositions and the graphic forms which grounded her emotive portraits and interiors. The show, set to open next month in London, consists of more than 800 prints showcasing Woodman’s abstractions.

Kippo (Yoshinori) Mizutani’s “Colors”

Photography // Tuesday, August 19, 2014
In his photographic series “Colors”, Kippo Mizutani forces the images to speak for themselves. Through the use of bold colors, abstracted surfaces, and conceptual portraits, the Japanese artist creates a visual narrative that differs from viewer to viewer. "Sometimes photography without context is enough. 

Sea Monsters

Photography // Monday, August 18, 2014
In 2007, photographer Damian VanCamp began an exploration into human fear. During his investigation, VanCamp determined that what is most terrifying to individuals is not a fear of “The Unknown”, but rather self-imagined projections of what we interpret “The Unknown” to be. In his series “Sea Monsters”, VanCamp finds inspiration in these self-imagined fears and creates his own composited creatures of the dark. 

NSFW: Ryan Mcginley's "Yearbook" @ Team Gallery, NY

Photography // Sunday, August 17, 2014
Team Gallery will present new work by New York-based artist, Ryan McGinley in a solo exhibition entitled YEARBOOK opening on September 7, 2014. YEARBOOK is a single artwork that consists of over five hundred studio portraits of some two hundred models, always in the nude, printed on vinyl and adhered to every available inch of the gallery’s walls and ceilings.