Friday, October 30, 2009

Amy Stein - Domesticated - Closes Saturday

This goes without saying. You only have two days left to check out Amy Stein's Domesticated at CLAMPART in Chelsea. It is definitely something you should be checking out this Halloweekend!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Blog 2 Blog: Greg Miller on NPR

"The first five minutes of any run always feels like a bad idea," said occasional NPR contributor Greg Miller over the phone. "Same thing with photographing." He was explaining the self-doubt that crept up on him during the first few weeks of his Guggenheim Fellowship, which he had chosen to spend not in a distinguished European city or dangerous developing country but in Nashville, Tenn.

Photos Mazu SF

If you live in San Francisco and you're a fan of Pan-Asian cuisine, get yourself down to Mazu, a very cool new bar and restaurant in the Richmond district recently opened by writer Leah Abiol and sisters KK and Silma Salamin, former chef at Ozumo. It's a family affair, as Leah Abiol's sibling Luke Abiol is one of the artists represented by KGP, and Mazu's website was designed by the one and only Kris Graves.

Featuring Pacific Rim inspired dishes and cocktails like Asian pear-glazed duck breast stuffed with sugarcane and a grapefruit cocktail with Thai chili, the restaurant's owners envision the space as a gathering place for a local community of international artists and DJs, and have invited a roster of creative talents to exhibit and spin in an intimate setting.
On a related and shameless self-promotional note, I'm excited to have been invited to display a few of my prints at Mazu until the end of November, with a small reception this Thursday night, October 29th from 7-9pm. The work is from one of my favorite series of photographs taken in Vietnam. So stop by, support a great woman-owned business and let me know what you think!

Mazu, 3809 Geary Blvd. at 2nd Avenue
Thursday October 29th, 7-9pm
through November 30th

Steven Paneccasio's Print - Last Day for $45, a steal!

Every week, 52 Editions presents a new original photograph, selected by Arnaud Gregori.
This week's edition:

Yellowstone Falls - Wyoming
Steven Paneccasio
8.5"x11" Archival Pigment Print
Limited Edition of 275
$45.00 Unframed

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Jason Hanasik at P.P.O.W Gallery in Chelsea

I have an image in the show Looking Forward, Feeling Backwards at P.P.O.W. Gallery in Chelsea. The show opens this Thursday, October 29th. The image, Steven (spotlight), is from the project He Opened Up Somewhere Along the Eastern Shore. Here is the press release:

Looking Forward, Feeling Backwards

Curated by Capricious & Tammy Rae Carland

Becca Albee / Arielle Falk / Jason Hanasik / K8 Hardy
Desiree Holman/ Whitney Hubbs / Ace Lehner Stephanie Leibowitz
/ Elizabeth Moy

October 29 – December 5, 2009
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 29, 6-8pm

P•P•O•W Gallery, in conjunction with Dotty Attie's exhibition, is pleased to present Looking Forward, Feeling Backwards in Gallery 2 curated by Capricious and artist Tammy Rae Carland. This exhibition is inspired by the forthcoming "Feminist Issue" of Capricious Magazine based on an open call for work about feminist feelings.

By insisting that a dialogue on feelings inflames the specter of feminism, and by asking what the world of feelings looks like, the curators have selected photographic and video works that hold potential for transformative ideas and experience. Empathetic vision, relentless loss, identity melancholia, compulsive hope, political depression, retooling trauma, shameless shame and feelings that have no names are all contending with one another in this group show of eight emerging artists. The curatorial selection gives the personal, political, social and emotional equal weight and emphasizes a generational lens on hope, humor and limitless self-invention.

Capricious Publishing was founded by Swedish photographer Sophie Mörner in 2004. It is a biannual publication dedicated to showcasing emerging fine art photography. Its contributors and collaborators span the globe. Capricious has an affinity for subjects such as animals, androgyny, opposition, reclaimed life, lust, natural as well as urban life, intimacy, revolution and nostalgia. Capricious Publishing has since produced GLU (Girls Like Us), LTTR V, Famous and Screen Capricious - a DVD compilation of short films.

Capricious Books is the group's latest endeavor. Their first book "The Known World," is a photographic collaboration by Anne Hall and Sophie Mörner, released in November 2008, and the second is a monograph, also of photographic work, by Dutch artist Melanie Bonajo, "I Have a Room With Everything." Next year Capricious will work together with K8 Hardy to publish her first artist monograph. Capricious Space is located in Brooklyn, NY. Founded in June 2008 as an offshoot of Capricious Magazine, it serves as a physical venue for work of the "capricious" aesthetic.

Tammy Rae Carland was born in Portland Maine in 1965. She received her MFA from UC Irvine, her BA from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and attended the Whitney Independent Study Program. She is an Associate Professor at the California College of the Arts where she also chairs the Photography Program. She is represented by Silverman Gallery in San Francisco and primarily works with photography, experimental video and small run publications. Capricious chose to collaborate with her because her work, throughout her career, is seen as pioneering in the realm of contemporary queer and feminist culture.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Blog 2 Blog: ArtMostFierce Exhibit in D.U.M.B.O.

UNseen: A Photographers Salon

Thursday, October 22, 2009, 6:30-9pm
Randall Scott Gallery
111 Front Street - DUMBO (our building)
October 22- November 21, 2009

Unseen is an introduction to some of New York’s most promising, hard working, and creative minds in the photography field whose bold ideas, themes, and techniques work to transcend the history of photographic art.

Adam Krause, a third generation Holocaust survivor, creates portraits of Neo Nazis. Nicola Kast, A German, explores and deconstructs German History. Cara Phillips Singular Beauty is a haunting social critique on modern surgical rooms while Phil Toledano’s portraits of plastic surgery patients is a classic aftermath of the surreal. Portrait work by Chad States, Natasha Gornik, Eric McNatt, Richard Renaldi, Bon Duke, and Ryan Pfluger examine the notions of self and the other. Leah Oates and Megan Cump visit serene, painterly landscapes while Nadine Rovner sends us back to retro the seventies through feel and color. Elizabeth Fleming examines the simplicity of the moment in a child’s world, Clayton Cotterell documents his brother now serving in the US military, and Alex Leme searches random urban settings.

Ruben Natal-San Miguel
Art Collector and UNSEEN curator

Nashville Memoir - Greg Miller

Cheekwood is pleased to announce the exhibition of Nashville Memoir: Photographs by Greg Miller.

In this body of work, Miller attempts to reconstruct distant memories by photographing, as starting points, familiar spaces from his childhood. Miller often photographed complete strangers cast in scenes, drawn from the lasting emotional remnants of his past, against a backdrop of contemporary Nashville. A resident artist of New York for 20 years, Miller returned to photograph his hometown after receiving a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008.

This exhibit opened Oct 3 and runs through February 21 2010.

This exhibit will be traveling to our gallery in New York for March 2010, displaying during every major NY art fair.

Thursday, October 15, 2009



featuring the photography of Lois Conner, Jed Devine, Jan Groover, Laura McPhee, Ray Mortenson, Victor Schrager, Steve Smith, and Jo Ann Walters, among others.

Curated by Kris Graves & Diana Scarpulla

Friday, October 16 through November 21, 2009

A Opening Reception of these works will be held on Friday, October 16th, from 6:00-8:30pm

+Kris Graves Projects is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition: “OF LAND” which features eight remarkable and influential photographers. Lois Conner, Jed Devine, Jan Groover, Laura McPhee, Ray Mortenson, Victor Schrager, Steve Smith, and Jo Ann Walters have all used the medium of photography to interpret landscape. The exhibition will also include works by Peter Baker, Andreas Gehrke and Amy Finkelstein

The ideas and images in OF LAND are reminiscent of the work included in William Jenkins 1975 exhibition: New Topographics. Much like the photographers in that exhibition these seven photographers are interested in exploring and depicting the urban and suburban realities of landscapes altered by man. The work of these artists examines different aspects of looking at how the land has been manipulated throughout time. These artists depict landscape from a variety of approaches and with varying techniques to bring together a diverse display of land.

JED DEVINE is known for constructing images with an elegant sensibility and great passion. The photographs that are featured in OF LAND are panoramas made from joined medium format negatives picturing both rural and urban American vistas.

STEVE SMITH has recently been documenting the transition of the western landscape into suburbia. Working in both Utah and Nevada, Smith has made photographs that are not only aesthetically pleasing but that possess a hint of humor in their juxtaposition of unnatural objects set within the natural.

LOIS CONNER is interested in photographing urban development and culture any where from Brooklyn to Shanghai and the American west. Photographing with a 7”x17” format banquet camera she creates elongated images allowing the subject to describe it’s environment with great detail.

JO ANN WALTERS has always been intrigued and inspired with the subtlety of the world around her. Her attention to detail and a muted color palette create a beautiful combination for describing the bleak midwestern winters that her images portray. These rural and industrial sites that she has documented are representative of what the landscape is evolving into throughout the world.

In his series DIE MARK the German photographer ANDREAS GEHRKE explores the aesthetic character of the cultural landscape of the German federal state of Brandenburg. Like in his other body of work, Gehrke documents an atmosphere of the in-between: The traditional architectural profile of the cultural landscape of Brandenburg is no longer existent while the projected is not yet fulfilled; traces of past and future functionality blend into each other.

OF LAND will be on view during regular gallery hours, Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00-6:00pm and by appointment. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the gallery at 212.796.7558 or email us at:

Friday, October 2, 2009

Luke Butler: Captain! (SF Bay Area)

Bridge, 32x38 inches, Acrylic on Canvas, 2009

A stellar show is currently up at Silverman Gallery in San Francisco. I highly recommend checking this show of paintings and collages out before October 17th when it closes. Here is the website:

If you need further prompting to go, check out a review I have contributed to the website The New Gay