Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery | Hunter College, NYC

Fall 2009 Exhibitions

September 24 – December 12, 2009
Opening reception: Thursday, September 24, 6-8 pm

Hunter College presents Processed: Considering Recent Photographic Practices, curated by Hunter alumna and guest curator, Amie Scally and featuring the work of artists Markus Amm, Josh Brand, Marco Breuer, Tamar Halpern, Curtis Mitchell, Wolfgang Tillmans and Jennifer West. This exhibition considers the recent proliferation of non-representational photography and film within the context of contemporary art—specifically artists who emphasize experimentation and process in their respective practice. The serendipitous aesthetic possibilities that result from experimenting with photographic processes have intrigued many artists over the past century from Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Man Ray, and Sigmar Polke to contemporary figures such as Wolfgang Tillmans and James Welling. In recent years, there has been an exponential increase in the number of artists who are investigating and engaging with analogue processes and digital parallels in the studio and darkroom. A variety of processes and techniques are employed to create this work, including subjecting photo paper to light and chemicals, and interventions such as scratching, burning, and torching. The result is intriguing works produced ultimately by chance.

The exhibition Processed: Considering Recent Photographic Practices explores an aspect of non-representational image-making, offering a distinct voice in the larger conversation through a focus on a uniquely process-oriented approach that reveals the presence of the hand and painterly abstraction. As Professor Katy Siegel states, "For the past year or two, there has been a lot of interest in photographic abstraction. I think our constant daily involvement with digital imagery has sensitized us to the materiality and magic of older forms of picture-making, like analog photography. Other shows have been quickly put together to represent the phenomenon, but the gallery at Hunter allows a scholarly curator the time to assess not only what is happening, but why, and to write about the art as well as exhibit it."
The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College
S.W. Corner of 68th Street and Lexington Avenue
New York, N.Y. 10065

Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 1 to 6 p.m.
The Gallery is free and open to the public

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First Impression    

"The Camera Club of New York is pleased to present First Impression, a group exhibition of unique photographs, curated by Michael Paris Mazzeo, on view from September 16 through October 30, 2009. A reception for the artists will be held on Wednesday, September 16, from 6 to 8 PM.

First Impression is an exhibition of contemporary work by artists employing arcane photographic methodologies resulting in unique, first-generation imagery. The selection of work includes examples of calotypes, tintypes, photograms and other unusual, unlikely and untimely processes by featured artists, Marco Breuer, Eric William Carroll, Dan Estabrook, Michael Flomen (for an example of Michael's video work click here), Michelle Kloehn, and Chris McCaw."

 Untitled, 2002, © Marco Breuer
courtesy of Evan Mirapaul

Greater New York 2005

March 13, 2005 - September 26, 2005

Greater New York 2005, jointly organized by P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and The Museum of Modern Art, will be on view at P.S.1 on March 13,2005 until September 26, 2005 and showcase more than 160 artists from the New York area. This exhibition builds from the spirit of its first incarnation, Greater New York, which opened at P.S.1 in 2000, shortly after the two institutions became affiliated.

Greater New York 2005 presents artists who have emerged since 2000. Their work explores both this specific time period, during which New York City has changed dramatically; shows vitality, energy, and exciting promise; and anticipates new artistic directions. The exhibition includes artists from New York's five boroughs, as well as nearby towns in New Jersey.

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