Archive for September 5, 2010

September 12th: Luis Gonzalez Palma speaks at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson

At 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 12th, LUIS GONZALEZ PALMA will give a lecture at the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona in Tucson.  From the CCP:

“This lecture is being held at CCP in conjunction with an exhibition of Guatemalan photographer Luis Gonzalez Palma’s hand-colored gelatin silver photographs on view at Etherton Gallery, 135 S. 6th Avenue, opening September 7 and showing through November 6.  Palma’s images, which are part of a larger Etherton Gallery exhibition entitled, Ojos bien abiertos/Eyes Wide Open, challenge the cultural myths and historical understanding that have conditioned our appraisal of Latin America. His new work features portraits of young women with bleached, riveting eyes. The series, inspired by Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935), articulates Palma’s belief that, “when we see, we do not see what we see, we see who we are.”

The Etherton Gallery exhibition opening this Saturday.  From the exhibition webpage:

Opening: Ojos Bien Abiertos/Eyes Wide Open
September 7 – November 6, 2010
Opening Reception: 7 – 10 pm, Saturday, September 11, 2010



“Etherton Gallery starts off its 30th year with three distinguished artists in Ojos Bien Abiertos/Eyes Wide Open, an exhibition that will make you look and then make you see.

Mexican photojournalist Rodrigo Moya laid witness to politics, celebrity, war, and workers in his 30-year career in the 1950s and ’60s. From guerillas in Venezuela to his iconic images of Che Guevara, taken in Havana in 1964, Moya’s dramatic photographs go beyond the printed page to the heart of the era. Guatemalan-born photographer Luis Gonzalez Palma, who will travel here from his home in Argentina, says he tries to “portray the soul of a people” in his intimate portraits where the direct gaze of his subjects conjures universal questions of truth, passion and wisdom. And wielding the tools of her trade to cut white marks into black surfaces with surgical precision, Alice Leora Briggsbrings her layered perspective of current events to the fore, including her response to the horrific violence in Juárez, featured in her new book with Charles Bowden, Dreamland: The Way Out of Juárez.

Ojos Bien Abiertos/Eyes Wide Open Events Not to Miss:

  • Booksigning for Dreamland: The Way Out of Juárez with Alice Leora Briggs and Charles Bowden
    2 – 5 pm, Saturday, September 25, at Etherton Gallery
  • Artist Talk with Luis Gonzalez Palma
    2 pm, Sunday, September 12, at the Center for Creative Photography

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Deadline September 14th: Spectra Photography Triennial 2010, Juror is Brian Paul Clamp

From the Silvermine Guild Arts Center website:

SPECTRA ’10: National Photography Triennial

Click here to download a prospectus.

Juror: Brian Paul Clamp, owner, ClampArt, Chelsea, NY

Brian Paul Clamp is the owner and director of ClampArt, a gallery in Chelsea in New York City specializing in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on photography. ClampArt mounts ten to fifteen exhibitions per year featuring the work of emerging and mid-career artists. Mr. Clamp opened the gallery in 2000 after completing a Master of Arts degree in Critical Studies in Modern Art at Columbia University. For eight years prior to that Mr. Clamp served as the director of a gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side specializing in late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings. Aside from exhibitions at his own gallery space, Clamp has curated numerous photography shows at various venues throughout the United States, and has reviewed photographers’ portfolios on dozens of panels over the past several years. Mr. Clamp is the author of numerous publications on American art to date, and also occasionally contributes written work to various art periodicals.

Eligibility: All original photography, completed since January 2007, is eligible. Residents of the United States only. Maximum print size must not exceed 165 inches in length or width. CD-ROMs and DVDs will be accepted. No slides.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 14, 2010

All entries received after that date will not be eligible.


ABOUT SILVERMINE:

Silvermine is a learning community on four scenic acres in New Canaan, Connecticut.  We are dedicated to creativity and growth through the making and understanding of the visual arts.  Silvermine Guild Arts Center promotes artistic experimentation and growth through the Guild of Artists; courses and workshops in ceramics, sculpture, photography, new media, painting, drawing, jewelry and more.  Our classes, lectures, gallery and community outreach offer a full spectrum of opportunities to creative individuals of all levels and ages.  The facilities feature fully equipped art studios and galleries.  Silvermine Guild Arts Center’s programs and activities draw 15,000 artists and patrons annually to this historic section of Fairfield County dedicated to the fine arts.

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