Past Showcases

Photographers and Color

March 1st - April 30th, 2022

 

In this showcase, artists have fully embraced color as an important narrative aspect in their work. From lush noir tones to delicate saturations, their color palettes help to set a tone and mood. Some explore color in its political and cultural aspects while also pushing the boundaries of traditional materials. The pandemic and lockdown play a role in several photographers' work and shows the ability of art to help us reimagine our experiences. Many thanks to PhotoBook Journal for curating a wonderful set of photography books where how the artist works with color is an important element. Use this link for the showcase introduction, otherwise you can go directly to each artist using the grid.

Photographers and Text

January 1st - February 28th, 2022

 

I searched for a wide range of approaches in putting this showcase together - much of the work is about exploration. We have a collaboration in the study of a relationship, as well as imagery that looks back at, or plays with the idea of, memories. One artist explores the marks of others. Another brings lives lived to the foreground, giving a voice to the silenced. Additionally, photobooks are such a perfect pairing of imagery and words and I'm so happy to have a guest contribution by  PhotoBook Journal with reviews of six books where text has played a strong role. Use this link for the showcase introduction, otherwise you can go directly to each artist using the grid.

Photography and Structure

October 18th - December 19th, 2021

 

These five photographers have found very interesting ways to explore the structure. From intimate to urban to historic, we look at purpose, scale and the human cost of our domestic landscape. We look at what remains when a significant structure, one that changed the lives of a generation, is no longer present. We even see photographer as architect in the creation of mind-bending, often humorous, structures that challenge our assumptions. Use this link for the showcase introduction, otherwise you can go directly to each artist using the grid.

Photography and Time

August 16th - October 17th, 2021

I looked to find an interesting range in the six photographers featured here. Utilizing the mechanics of photography, several artists have transcended the technical to create magical moments: from insomnia-driven wanderings, to examining what happens even before you shoot, to creating floating, ephemeral sculptures in the air. Exploring memory and the passage of time, several artists examine that experience and the sense of longing the journey can leave us with. Use this link for the showcase introduction, otherwise you can go directly to each artist using the grid.

Photography and Nature

June 16th - August 15th, 2021

Each of the six artists featured here  have a very thoughtful partnership with nature. Some of the work has been a response to our last year, the forced isolation that we all found ourselves under and turning to nature as an inspirational resource. Others seek to connect us to nature’s magical world, or draw our awareness to the consequences of our actions. Throughout the showcase, there is an understanding that the world/space we inhabit is important and should be honored. Use this link for the showcase introduction, otherwise you can go directly to each artist using the grid.

Staged Photography

April 11th - June 15th, 2021

I have chosen six photographers for this showcase whose art runs a wide gamut of what “staged imagery” can involve. Several have found imaginative ways to transform the everyday through reinvention and abstraction, finding the power in the ordinary. While others seek to evoke a mood,  capture vanishing moments of beauty, or even include the presentation of the print as part of their staging.

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Photograph As Object

February 14th - April 10th, 2021

Looking at artists who free photographs from walls and release them into our three-dimensional world.  Some give life to the paper itself - leading the viewer on a journey as it folds and warps. Others offer, even demand, interaction that grants viewers a share of authorship/ownership experiences.

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