More featured artists at Art New York!

There are still two more days of Art New York at Pier 94! If you have not yet visited us at booth B203, make sure to stop by before 8 pm tonight, or 6 pm tomorrow, EST. We are featuring the work of some amazing artists, four of which physically construct what they photograph. Their processes span elaborate set design, painstaking digital collage, and arranged found materials.

Clarissa Bonet
In 2014, Bonet embarked on her second ongoing project, Stray Light, which looks at the anonymity of people in their homes at night. The artist photographs once the sun sets, capturing the colorful glows from hotel and apartment windows. Back in her studio, she carefully constructs each image from multiple photographs, transforming the urban cityscape into a constellation, as the mind tries to organize the information presented. Ultimately, the viewer is left dazzled by the glow emanating from windows that fill the city skies, much like the stars do on a clear night, far away from the lights of an urban landscape.

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SL.2016.0215 NYC, 2016 © Clarissa Bonet

 

Laurent Millet
For more than twenty years, Laurent Millet has channeled his innate curiosity to create photographs that question the way objects appear within space and time. Citing R. Buckminster Fuller and Denis Diderot among his influences, Millet creates an artistic vocabulary through metal wire, vineyard posts and barrel hoops – objects prevalent in the coastal town of France in which he resides. His 1997 series, Petites Machines Littorales, addressed his surroundings, as he transformed the sea into a place for scientific experimentation, creating contraptions that suggest a way to measure water or listen to fish. These “machines” invite curiosity and questions, much like a child experimenting in a science lab.

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Petite Machine Littorale du 13 mai II, 1997 © Laurent Millet

In his 2000 series Les Cabanes, Millet continues to build structures in the water, yet this time they appear to be bridges, ladders, architectural pieces and fences, suggesting a relationship between water and sky. The 2002 series, La Chasse, features objects that could be used to trap, to capture that which is hard to contain. And finally, in his 2014/15 series, Somnium, the artist photographed himself with geometric objects, polyhedra, that he fabricated. These images seem paranormal yet familiar, as the artist engages with objects hovering in the air, recording his encounter.

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Somnium, 2015 © Laurent Millet

Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison
Much has been written about Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison, the husband and wife duo who met as students in New Mexico. She was studying dance and metalsmithing, while he was focused on photography. Within a few years of graduating, they gained instant recognition for their collaborative works that presented constructed and choreographed scenarios about mans effect on the landscape.

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Logic of Spring, 2015 © Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

Creating a genre unique within the photo world, the ParkeHarrisons construct fantasies in the guise of environmental performances for their Everyman – a man dressed in a black suit and starched white shirt – who interacts with the earths landscape. Tapping into their surreal imagination, the artists combine elaborate sets (which can take months to construct) and an impeccable sense of wit and irony, to address issues about the earth and mankind’s responsibility to heal the damage he has done to its landscape.

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Riverview, 2015 © Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison

Their newest series, Precipice, combines their love of theater and performance. In each image, we see a man bearing witness to his own desires and struggles. By creating environments specifically to photograph, the artists address issues about the earth and our responsibility to heal the damage we’ve created, while investigating the human condition. This ideology has remained a constant, and is why they are so greatly admired. As the artists state: “The stage offers endless narrative possibilities and favors contradictions – hope and despair, desire and failure… to explore the fragile human condition, and the overarching shadow of environmental destruction. Perhaps the only true hope for our world and our human spirit rests in our ability to imagine.”

Gregory Scott
Gregory Scott has always blurred the lines between painting and photography. In 2008, upon receiving a Master of Fine Art from Indiana University, Gregory Scott stunned the art world with his mixed-media video works that combined installation, photography, performance, video and painting. As more and more artists blur the lines between medias, Scott has taken the idea to a whole new level, presenting video-based wall pieces that are humorous and poignant, contemplative yet accessible.

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Hirst-O-Matic, 2016 © Gregory Scott

Gregory Scott builds sets in his studio that serve as his subject. In these sets, he records himself performing a variety of scenarios that are then edited into 6-10 minute videos. The sets are then photographed, and the resulting wall piece is a mounted photograph with a cut out for a monitor on which a video plays, and a painted element appears on the photographic surface. In each video, he shows how he constructed the set that he photographed, breaking down the barrier between maker and viewer. All of the hardware is attached to the inside of the frame, making his works self-contained.


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Art New York presented by Art Miami
Booth B203

Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 7
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Conservation at the Core

We would like to thank everyone who made it to the opening night of Art New York yesterday evening. It was an excellent start to what we’re sure will be an exciting week. Make sure you are following along this week as we highlight the artists in booth B203. And if you are in New York, stop by and say hello!

Today we’ll focus on three artists that photograph to document shifting landscapes and preserve their subjects.

Daniel Beltrá
Born in Madrid, Spain, Daniel Beltrá is a photographer based in Seattle, Washington. Over the past two decades, Beltrá’s work has taken him to all seven continents, including several expeditions to the Brazilian Amazon, the Arctic, the Southern Oceans and the Patagonian ice fields.

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Greenland 12, 2014 © Daniel Beltrá

Beltrá’s passion for conservation is evident in images of our environment that are evocatively poignant. His striking, large-scale photographs are shot from the air. This perspective gives the viewer a wider context to the beauty and destruction he witnesses, as well as revealing a delicate sense of scale. He states: “By taking viewers to remote locations where man and nature are at odds, I hope to instill a deeper appreciation for the precarious balance we are imposing on the planet.”

 

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Iceland 16, 2014 © Daniel Beltrá

Daniel Beltrá is a fellow and board member of the prestigious International League of Conservation Photographers.

 

Serge Najjar
Five years ago, Najjar started photographing the interaction of people and an architecture boom in his native Beirut. Influenced by the work of Kazimir Malevich, Josef Albers, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, and Alexander Rodchenko, Najjar took to the streets, focusing his lens on daily routines: construction workers sitting on a building ledge during lunch break, the sharp lines of a high-rise facade, a man looking out an open window, and children sitting on a windowsill.

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The Wave, 2016 © Serge Najjar

Whether working in Beirut, Munich or other places he visits, Najjar’s vision is unwavering – to show other people what they may not see themselves. As he states: “There is no such thing as an ideal place to photograph, or an ideal city. Architecture inspires me, but my whole approach towards photography is to focus on what people consider as common… the people I photograph are complete strangers. I never plan where I go and what or who to shoot. My images are faithful to what I see. And every single Saturday morning I am convinced that I will never capture the picture I had the chance to capture the week before…. It is a thin line between the ugly and the beautiful, the ordinary and the extraordinary, between chaos and order.”

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Reflected Red, 2016 © Serge Najjar

Francesco Pergolesi
Francesco creates photographic tableaus inspired by memories from his past: narrow cobblestone streets, the sound of a hammer coming from the open door of a shoemaker; the smell of fresh bread from a baker, the steady beat of a sewing machine from an open window, the smell of old paper in a used bookstore. Through Heroes, these sights and smells drive his art-making, as he seeks to preserve the past, before big-box and chain stores arrive. The artist presents his work as traditional photographic prints and as 5 x 7 x 2” / 9 x 12 x 3” photo boxes, lit from within. These small pieces force the viewer to stand inches away, creating an intimate interaction with strangers – it is what inspires Pergolesi every day, as he continues to wander the streets looking for a connection.

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Theodore, 2017 © Francesco Pergolesi

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Art New York presented by Art Miami
Booth B203

Wednesday, March 29
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 7
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Welcome to Art New York!

IMG_9934Opening night of Art New York is this evening! We are thrilled to be exhibiting eight photographers among the fair’s 150 galleries this week: Daniel Beltrá, Clarissa Bonet, Omar Imam, Laurent Millet, Serge Najjar, Robert & Shana ParkeHarrison, Francesco Pergolesi and Gregory Scott. Follow along with us here, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @edelmangallery for more information on our artists and for highlights from the fair.

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Art New York provides a fresh alternative for acquiring important, never-before exhibited works from both primary and secondary markets. The fair welcomes both experienced and new art collectors who are looking to experience a carefully-curated, rich-in-content presentation of the best in the global contemporary art market. See all the artwork on our website, or preview the show on Artsy. Of course, we highly recommend you see all the work in person, so stop by booth B203!

IMG_9942The fair’s VIP Preview will take place today from 2:00 – 5:00 pm, followed by a public opening reception from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Please join us anytime this week, May 3 – 7, 2017 for Art New York presented by Art Miami at Pier 94.

Art New York presented by Art Miami
Booth B203

Wednesday, March 29
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, May 4 through Saturday, May 6
2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sunday, May 7
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Final day of The Photography Show

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Our gallery director Juli and Catherine in our AIPAD booth.

Today is the last day of The Photography Show. We’ve enjoyed being at Pier 94 this week and meeting so many new people. If you haven’t already, stop by our booth, #402, and see photographs from our 15 featured artists. The show will be open until 6 pm EST, and then we pack up for Chicago.

However, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be back in New York City this May for Art New York! Stay tuned for more details as we prepare for our next fair.

Click here to see a complete list of all our featured artists.

The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD

Wednesday, March 29
Vernissage: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1
12:00 – 8:00 pm

Sunday, April 2
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

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Can’t-miss color at The Photography Show

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Work by Serge Najjar (left) and Liat Elbling (right), with Ysabel LeMay in the background.

It’s the weekend, and there are still two days left at The Photography Show! As you make the rounds, you won’t be able to pass up the color in our booth. Stop by and see our featured artists adept at utilizing color in their photographs.

Kate Breakey
Kate is best known for her large-scale photographic work with birds and flowers that she painstakingly brings back to life with colored pencils. In 2014, Breakey turned her focus to the land, and the small details of everyday life: a hummingbird resting on a tree limb, a wilting tulip, figs on a counter, the moon setting over the mountain, trees swaying in the evening dusk. Produced as Orotones (prints made on glass and backed with 23k gold leaf) Breakey creates small objects that command our attention, using an early technique to comment on the beauty, fragility and simplicity of her daily surroundings.

Liat Elbling
In her series Interactions and Proposals for Disorder, Liat constructs monochromatic, geometric environments to be photographed. Liat states that the final product addresses “perspective, light and shade, examines the relationship between two-dimensionality and three-dimensionality, and encounters between materials, colors and textures. I wish to explore of course principles which are prevalent in photography – creating a replica in relation to the original, visual deceptions and disruption of space – but also am fascinated by how we can, briefly, simply, almost just ‘forget’ about the photograph.”

 

Ysabel LeMay
Ysabel’s technique is very straightforward, yet extremely time consuming. She photographs flora, birds, tree limbs, flowers, and anything else she finds along her daily walks. Once back in the studio, she assembles all her files into her computer and starts layering images, using hundreds of individual files to construct each final photograph. Balancing color, light and subject, Ysabel creates pieces that vibrate with an intensity often experienced in dreams.

Galaxy, 2016 by Serge Najjar
Galaxy, 2016 © Serge Najjar

Serge Najjar
Five years ago, Serge Najjar started photographing the interaction of people and architecture in his native Beirut, where he also practices law. Influenced by the work of Kazimir Malevich, Josef Albers, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, and Alexander Rodchenko, Najjar took to the streets, focusing his lens on daily routines: construction workers sitting on a building ledge during lunch break, the sharp lines of a high-rise facade, a man looking out an open window, and children sitting on a windowsill. Whether working in Beirut, Munich or other places he visits, Najjar’s vision is unwavering – to show other people what they may not see themselves.

Holly Roberts
Roberts uses paint to define the photographic image, allowing the brush to guide her through a piece — to move forward while still being led. In 1980, while living on a Zuni reservation in New Mexico, Roberts quietly painted on photographs she had taken of her husband, children, animals and friends. The results of her efforts was startling, as her work was embraced across the country for its innovative style and psychological dramas which confront the anguish, joy, challenges and complexities involved in daily life.

Click here to see a complete list of all our featured artists.

The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD

Wednesday, March 29
Vernissage: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1
12:00 – 8:00 pm

Sunday, April 2
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

#AIPAD2017 #ThePhotographyShow @edelmangallery

Familiar faces at Pier 94

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Jeffrey Wolin stands in front of his work in our booth.
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Catherine discusses Omar Imam’s photographs with a collectors’ group.
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Francesco Pergolesi standing near his framed “Heroes.”

We still have three full days of The Photography Show ahead of us, but we’ve already had the chance to catch up with many artists, collectors, and clients, old and new. It’s always a fun experience to see familiar faces every year. Each of the artists we’re featuring today have a contemporary take on portraiture. Be sure to seem up close and in person at the fair!

Keliy Anderson-Staley
Keliy has been making wet plate collodion tintypes and ambrotypes for over a decade. The photographs that make up [Hyphen]-Americans ask that we dispel labels and judgement. She writes: “…although the heritage of each individual might be inferred from assumptions we make about features and costumes, the viewer is encouraged to suspend the kind of thinking that would traditionally assist in decoding these images in the context of American identity politics.”

Dan Estabrook
Dan’s work is at the intersection of yesterday and today. Working with salt prints, calotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes, Estabrook creates art that echoes his life, loves, desires and fears. Like many practitioners before him, he turns the camera on himself to make contemporary works inspired by the gap between today’s photographic perfection and the past’s technical limitations. As he states:  “Using 19th-century techniques and celebrating their flaws and failures, I make seemingly anonymous photographs in order to re-imagine a more personal and dream-like history of photography, seen from a 21st-century perspective. With these processes, I can create my own ‘found photos’ – highly personal objects in which to hide my own secrets and stories.”

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Some of Keliy’s and Dan’s pieces alongside Kate Breakey and Laurent Millet.

Jan Kaesbach
For his series People of the 21st Century, Jan Kaesbach creates portraits of tradespeople that resemble contemporary August Sander’s photographs. The artist makes videos that appear static, yet upon closer examination, an eye twitches, a flame flickers or a hand tremors. Each “moving portrait” is made by seamlessly looping 3500 still images, which are then played back at standard film speed. The videos last between 3-4 minutes, creating a tension between the sitter and the artist, as each subject attempts to remain still. These are quiet pieces that allow an intimate interaction with the viewer.

Francesco Pergolesi
Francesco creates photographic tableaus inspired by memories from his past: narrow cobblestone streets, the sound of a hammer coming from the open door of a shoemaker; the smell of fresh bread from a baker, the steady beat of a sewing machine from an open window, the smell of old paper in a used bookstore. Through Heroes, these sights and smells drive his art-making, as he seeks to preserve the past, before big-box and chain stores arrive. The artist presents his work as traditional photographic prints and as 5 x 7 x 2” / 9 x 12 x 3” photo boxes, lit from within. These small pieces force the viewer to stand inches away, creating an intimate interaction with strangers – it is what inspires Pergolesi every day, as he continues to wander the streets looking for a connection.

Click here to see a complete list of all our featured artists.

The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD

Wednesday, March 29
Vernissage: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1
12:00 – 8:00 pm

Sunday, April 2
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

#AIPAD2017 #ThePhotographyShow @edelmangallery

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Opening night at The Photography Show

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Photo courtesy of Jason Robinette

 

Thank you to everyone who attended opening night of The Photography Show! We had a successful first night of the fair and are looking forward to a busy week here at Pier 94. To plan out your visit, check out Aesthetica Magazine’s AIPAD highlights, including Omar Imam’s Live, Love, Refugee series, on view at booth 402!

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Photo courtesy of Jason Robinette

 

The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD

Wednesday, March 29
Vernissage: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1
12:00 – 8:00 pm

Sunday, April 2
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

#AIPAD2017 #ThePhotographyShow @edelmangallery