Unframed - JR Takes Over Ellis Island

Street Art // Tuesday, March 03, 2015
JR is currently installing wheatpastes and shooting a film in Ellis island's historic south side buildings  as part of an upcoming exhibition "Unframed — Ellis Island" that will be part of the new public tours to be conducted by Save Ellis Island. The artist is preparing life size historic photographs of Ellis Island immigrants that will be pasted on 16 or more selected interior walls on the south side of Ellis Island. The artist’s intent is to evoke a sense of time and place and give context to the human lives that were touched by their time at Ellis Island.

Pheromone Hotbox @ Steven Kasher Gallery, NYC

Erotica // Monday, March 02, 2015
This show just came down, but is definitely of note because it featured some of our favorite young photographers working today: Steven Kasher Gallery, in conjunction with Kasher|Potamkin, is proud to present the exhibition Pheromone Hotbox. The exhibition showcased the work of five young women photographers: Aneta Bartos, Amanda Charchian, Shae Detar, Olivia Locher, and Marianna Rothen. 

"IN THE STUDIO: PHOTOGRAPHS" @ Gagosian Gallery, New York

Photography // Sunday, March 01, 2015
Curated by Peter Galassi, former Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, “In the Studio: Photographs,”  includes over 150 photographs by 40 artists—spanning from the origin of the medium to the late twentieth century—and is divided into three particularly rich themes within the broader subject of images of the artist's studio.

Emily Stein's "Bubblegum"

Photography // Saturday, February 28, 2015
London-based photographer, Emily Stein has photographed a wide range of subjects, but we are especially fond of her playful series entitled Bubblegum. The photographer explains, “Bubblegum is a portrait series of children and teenagers shot on a beach in New York State over the Summer of 2013. The transience of youth has always been a popular theme in the history of western painting. In the symbolic language of this tradition, bubbles represent the transience of life."

Liz Nielson's abstract photograms

Photography // Friday, February 27, 2015
Using experimental darkroom techniques that apply transparent colored gels cut into objects and shapes that are then exposed to light, Liz Nielson has amassed a beautiful body of unique abstract works. Made popular by Man Ray with his “Rayographs,” Nielson process is cameraless photography described as “Photogram” and is created using light sensitive material. 

"Sylvania" by Anna Beeke

Photography // Friday, February 27, 2015
While pursuing an MFA at the School of Visual Arts in 2012, Anna Beeke began Sylania as a concentrated study of the ethereal woods of the Pacific Northwest that eventually led to a broader survey of forests across the country. 

Bricksy Is At It Again

Juxtapoz // Friday, February 27, 2015
“My favorite thing about Banksy's street art, and all of his other work, is how witty and thoughtful it is. He mixes clever humor with serious issues in a perfect balance,” says photographer Jeff Friesen. He has just come out with his second batch of Bricksy photographs using LEGO bricks recreating famous Bansky pieces and this time he's incorporated Banksy's New York residency Better Out Than In.

Romina Ressia asks “What Do You Hide”?

Photography // Thursday, February 26, 2015
In her series “What Do You Hide?”, Argentinian photographer Romina Ressia explores what people hide about their true identity in the effort to conform to social norms stemming from the desire to be accepted by all. Whether it is lifestyle preferences or physical attributes, Ressia mirrors this need to hide our true self by abstracting the human figure through the use of colorful patterned fabrics which stand in as a metaphorical camouflage. 

"Iran" by Manuel Tanner

Photography // Thursday, February 26, 2015
Manuel Tanner is a photographer currently living in Berlin. His series Iran, shares views from his time visiting the country. Though taken from an outsider's perspective, the photos in his series capture the country's capital city, Tehran, in a delicate manner, showing intimate and often serene moments.

Alejandra Carles-Tolra’s “The Bears” @ The Chazan Family Gallery

Photography // Thursday, February 26, 2015
Until February 27th, the new body of work by Spanish photographer Alejandra Carles-Tolra titled “The Bears” will be on display at the Chazan Family Gallery at Rhode Island College. The series documents the women of Brown University’s female rugby team. Carles-Tolra’s photographs examine the search for individual and group identity within the physically demanding community of rugby athletes. 


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