Artist David Ondrik, who was featured in Fraction Issue 9, will be speaking at the Photoeye Salon.
In the next few days I will start posting photographs for sale by artists that have been featured on Fraction Magazine.
Once again, Fraction featured artists will make some of their work available to the Fraction audience at very special (and reasonable) prices.
Center is proud to announce that we are partnering with Slideluck Potshow to bring an evening of food and photography to Santa Fe. This event is free and open to the public.
Open to all photography lovers living in .
The deadline for submissions is
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CENTER’S SLIDELUCK POTSHOW SANTA FE
A LIGHT POTLUCK AND SLIDESHOW PRESENTATION
- Center and Slideluck Potshow produced, co-sponsored by the New Mexico History Museum
- Light fare from ; slideshow presentation begins at 7:45pm
- December 9, 2009;
- New Mexico History Museum,
- Free and open to the public
You are invited to join Center for an evening of photography, food and fellowship. Center has partnered with the nonprofit photography organzation Slideluck Potshow to bring this exciting event to Santa Fe, NM.
Slideluck Potshow is a forum for exposing artists, curators, collectors, and editors to new work while infusing the arts community with a non-commercial vitality and refreshing exchange. “More than anything else, this is a fun, inspiring evening that is meant to remind us of why we create in the first place,” states Alys Kenney, Co-producer.
Today, the 52 finalists have been announced in the Critical Mass competition. You can see the list, the rules, and the voting techniques here.
I looked at 180 portfolios which had 10 photographs in each. Of these 180 portfolios, I gave 14 of them a WOW score, the highest score possible and 38 of them a YES+ score, which is the second highest score possible. Out of the ones that I gave a WOW and a YES+, a total of fifty two, 19 were included in the Top 52. Not bad.
I must admit that there were quite a few surprises and a few disappointments.
All of the above showed very strong work, and if I were to single out one person, it would be Hollis Bennett whose work was quite amazing and I think a bit under the radar and seriously under priced (buy it now).
I plan on contacting all 14 photographers whom I gave a WOW vote to, so that I can showcase them here on Fraction. I also plan on writing about the lack of personal vision/style. There was a lot of work that looked alike and I’m not the only one who thinks so. But that is for later.
For now, congrats to the 52 finalists.
First Wednesday Photography Salon
Artists presenting: Kelly Eckel, Greg MacGregor, and Ford Robbins
November 4th, 2009, 6:30 meet the artists, 6:45-9 salon
photo-eye Gallery, 376-A Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Contact: Melanie McWhorter
505.988.5152 × 112
First Wednesday’s October salon will be held on October 7th, with the opening reception starting at 6:30pm and the salon running from 6:45pm to 9pm. For this month’s Salon, Kelly Eckel will be presenting a variety of work, including work from her series Fragmented. Ford Robbins will be presenting work from and discussing the process of publishing his book Connections: A Visual Journey through the University of New Mexico Press, and Greg MacGregor will be giving a talk entitled Explosions in the Western Landscape— Mine and Theirs, consisting of photographs of explosions.
Curated by Jon Feinstein
Exhibiting photographers: Erica Allen, Michael Bühler-Rose, Robyn Cumming, Louis S. Davidson, John Hutchins, Lyndsy Welgos, and Ann Woo
On view: November 5th – December 19th, 2009
Opening reception: Thursday, November 5th from 6–8 pm
The Camera Club of New York
336 West 37th Street, Suite 206
(bet. 8th and 9th Avenues)
New York, New York 10018
212.260.9927 | cameraclubny.org
Gallery hours: Monday–Saturday 12-6 pm
Still Life examines a tendency in contemporary portraiture to remove the subjectivity of the persons photographed, literally transforming them into objects. The artists depict people as matter rendered through light and color, with emphasis placed on their formal or cultural qualities above all others. The exhibition juxtaposes this contemporary work with studio portraits from the Camera Club Archives, fostering a discussion about the relationship between classical idealized studio portraiture and contemporary critical portraiture.
With their bust portraits, Lyndsy Welgos and Ann Woo turn their subjects into nothing more than swatches of light color and gray tonality, and engage little with their individual identities. While their subjects are nude, the images are less about their personal sexuality or vulnerability and more about their physical surface. Michael Bühler-Rose’s portraits cast western women who were raised in India, as cultural objects. Unlike Woo and Welgos’ stark socially removed explorations of light and form, the women in Bühler-Rose’s pictures contain heavy social and cultural signifiers, as the women are adorned with various elements of eastern and western culture. They display heavily directed gestures and costuming and pay homage to orientalist painting, but we know little about their identity below the surface cues.
Erica Allen’s Untitled Gentlemen uses anonymous faces from found barbershop portraits to explore representations of identity. Appropriated and repositioned, the actual identities of the men remain as lost as they are on the walls of barbershops. The portraits comment on larger issues of gender while avoiding any appearance of personal identity or inner dialogue. Lastly, Robyn Cumming’s work addresses these ideas on the most direct level as she photographs women fused with flowers and other symbols of femininity, literally turning them into objects.
For more information, please contact Jon Feinstein at email@example.com or The Camera Club of New York directly at 212.260.9927.