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

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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

Welcome to The Photography Show

The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD, opens today! Below are five of our featured artists and a little about their work. If you’re in New York City, be sure to stop by booth 402 and see it all in person.

Omar Imam
Syrian photographer and refugee Omar Imam collaborated with other refugees in camps across Lebanon to create photographs about the chaos in their homeland. Images from Omar’s  Live, Love, Refugee series, accompanied by the subjects’ stories, will be on view at booth 402 . A set of photographs including the text are also available.

Laurent Millet
Also at AIPAD is a selection of work from Laurent Millet’s solo show Somnium, which is currently on view at the gallery. Somnium features four different series from Millet’s extensive oeuvre. Millet is known for photographing delicate constructions made out of mostly found materials. See images from La Chasse and Les Cabanes at our booth.

La Chasse 14, 2002
Cabane 22, 2002
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Robert and Shana Parkeharrison hung next shelves holding work by Laurent Millet.

Robert and Shana Parkeharrison
The Parkeharrisons have an extensive career of constructing sets and arranging scenes to be photographed. Mankind’s ongoing conflicts with technology and nature are explored in a range of mediums including photogravures and sculpture. Don’t miss seeing “Riverview, 2015” from Robert and Shana’s show Precipice with CEG last year.

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Riverview, 2015

Gregory Scott
In both homage to and critique of historical artists, Greg Scott creates humorous, multi-media installations in which he is the subject. Each of his pieces usually include elements of painting, video, and photography, but result in an object that subtly houses them all. His latest piece “Georgia and Alfred, 2016” presents the intertwined relationship between the two artists, as well as how their separate careers are shown in the collections of major institutions. This is one of two pieces by Greg we are showcasing.

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Georgia and Alfred, 2016

Jeffrey Wolin
Jeff is a dedicated photographer and a master printer. We are thrilled to have portraits from his Pigeon Hill, Then & Now project on view; a diptych accompanied by handwritten stories transcribed directly onto the surface of the image. Another of Jeff’s series, Stone Country, is also on view.

Follow along with us this week for coverage of AIPAD 2017, and to see more of the featured artists hanging in booth 402.

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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CEG arrives at Pier 94

After two days of installation, our booth is ready for The Photography Show to open! Here are some process shots of our space coming to life at Pier 94. AIPAD 2017 opens tomorrow evening at 5 pm, EST.

The gallery is exhibiting 15 different artists at The Photography Show this year, including a few special projects: photographs from Omar Imam’s Live, Love, Refugee series and Jeff Wolin’s Stone Country portfolio. Follow along here, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for highlights and behind-the-scenes images throughout the week. If you’re in New York, plan your visit here and stop by Booth 402 to see us in person!

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

Preparing for AIPAD 2017

Once again, our gallery team is in the midst of art fair preparation–this time for The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD.

Now held at Pier 94, the show has been relocated to enable flexibility and growth for all presenters. The Association of International Photography Art Dealers has enlisted top artists, curators, and galleries from around the world to speak and exhibit during the fair’s four days. As quoted in Photograph Mag: “We’re looking forward to a more comprehensive and educational experience that the large space at the Pier affords AIPAD. Not only can dealers showcase larger works and a more critical curated booth, but we have plenty of space for the AIPAD Talks, book dealers, a bistro, and bar with lots of seating, a charging station, champagne bar, coffee bar, a special projection on the Pier front doors, and three special exhibitions from noted collectors.”

Visit us in booth 402! But before we get there, take a look at the packing process from inside our viewing-room-turned-storage-space for the day.

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AIPAD public hours:

Wednesday, March 29: Vernissage
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Thursday – Saturday, March 30 – April 1
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 2 
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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New “People of the 21st Century” by Jan Kaesbach

Jan Kaesbach consistently surprises people who visit the gallery. His portraits contain over 3,000 still shots that, shown in succession, create a 3 to 4 minute video loop of his subjects. Showing the videos on a monitor is really the only clue to the viewer that these pictures are in fact, moving, not just illuminated.

This ongoing series is called People of the 21st Century, in homage to August Sander, who was known for his portraits typifying everyday tradespeople at the turn of the 20th century.

Jan’s newest portraits are of painters; you can see a few of them below. Visit us at AIPAD, March 29 – April 1 to see People of the 21st Century in person!

“Building a Universe” by Jacob Watts

Chicago Project artist Jacob Watts shared with us a new body of work entitled Building a Universe. Jacob’s curiosity in the Pleiades star cluster led him to research ancient mythology, and apply it to a modern re-telling of the tale:

“I remember being very young when I first saw the Pleiades star cluster. Peering into the summer night sky, watching the faint lights twinkle, I wondered why no one else around me seemed fascinated with it. That night burned into my memory and my interest in the cluster emerged again as an adult. Research revealed to me that many other people were fascinated with it: almost every other civilization for thousands of years had their own mythology about the Pleiades. The story was told in many different ways, but a common thread involving the Seven Sisters was ubiquitous. Believing that this ancient story should be given new life, I wanted to create my own version to pass on its tradition of storytelling. Building A Universe is a modern retelling of the mythology of the Pleiades and the Seven Sisters in the realm of science fiction.

“Using a process of photography rich with photo-manipulation, the images follow a story of the Seven Sisters on their journey to help a dying Earth from the destruction of nature. Hailed to the last civilization, Aymatoposem, the Sisters discover the planet’s nature is being consumed by large cube structures. Having been hailed by a man named ‘The Inventor,’ they travel to his laboratory to find his book he left behind for them. This book holds writings and blueprints to build machines for different tests to run on the large flying structures, and maybe even stop them.”

Using the Information Gathered from the Three Tests, the Seven Sister Search Through a River for the First Cube Built, 2017
Using the Information Gathered from the Three Tests, the Seven Sister Search Through a River for the First Cube Built, 2017
See more of Building a Universe, as well as work from Jacob’s other series, Evolution by viewing our online gallery.

You can see the full Building a Universe story on Jacob’s website.

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