The Photography of J. Avery Wham at Trumbull Town Hall

© J. Avery Wham
The photography of J. Avery Wham will be on exhibit at Trumbull Town Hall, 5866 Main St., Trumbull CT from March 2 until April 5, 2012. There is an opening reception on Friday, March 2, from 6-8 p.m.

Wham is a professional photographer who divides her time between New York City and Trumbull. She is a graduate of the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Read the story about Wham in the Trumbull Times.

Accidents: Photographs by Malcolm Tent at Molten Java, Bethel

"Form Fitting"
© Malcolm Tent
"Accidents," a collection of photographs by Malcolm Tent, will be exhibited at Molten Java, 213 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel opening on Friday, February 3, 2012 and will be on view for the duration of the month. The opening reception starts at 8 pm, and will feature a solo acoustic set of music by Tent. It is Tent's debut solo photography exhibition.

Malcolm Tent is a musician, songwriter, collector, and "punk rocker with a camera". Tent was the longtime owner of the record and collectibles store Trash American Style, now proprietor of Traveling Trash. Tent hosts a weekly radio show on called "Mr. Tent's Wild Ride" every Tuesday from 2 - 4 pm EST on WNHU 88.7 FM.

Noted and showing: Photographers Paul Berger and David Harlan

"Palm Reading"
© Paul Berger
"Palm Reading," a graphic, botanical black-and-white photograph by Paul Berger, was chosen for inclusion in "Tropical Paradise" at Ferguson Library Gallery in Stamford, CT. It will be on exhibit from January 26 through May 10, 2012 with a public reception on Thursday, January 26, 2012 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Paul Berger and David Harlan were among those chosen for the Carriage Barn Arts Center's 32d Annual Photography Exhibition. The exhibition was juried by Joan Fitzsimmons. The Carriage Barn Arts Center is located at Waveny Park 681 South Ave. (Rte 124), New Canaan, CT. There was an opening reception on Sunday, January 22, 2012. The exhibit runs from January 22 until February 19, 2012.

Berger's work is also currently featured in the Easton Arts Council's Annual Members Show 2012 at the Easton Library, 691 Morehouse Rd., Easton CT and will be on view until February 25, 2012. 

ART/BPT/2012: ALL PHOTOS at City Lights Gallery

© Jay Misencik
"ART/BPT/2012: ALL PHOTOS" is a Bridgeport-themed photography exhibition on view from January 12 - February 12, 2012 at City Lights Gallery in Bridgeport. The show features the photographers Michele Beaulieu, Pete Finch, Jay Misencik, Peter Tepper, Yolanda Vasquez Petrocelli, and Yves Francois Wilson.

There is a nice piece by Phillis A. S. Boros in the Connecticut Post, "Photographers capture Bridgeport's diversity -- past, present". It features a slideshow of images by the photographers.

Jay Misencik is a client of Still River Editions. Included in the exhibit are environmental portraits from his "Main Street" Bridgeport series.

There is an opening reception on Thursday, January 19, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. There will also be a special "Art and Chili Buffet" with an artists' talk on Sunday, February 5 from 3 - 5:30 p.m. (suggested donation $10.)

City Lights Gallery is located at 37 Markle Court, Bridgeport, CT.

Michele Muir: "Every 69 Seconds..." at Brother Chapman Gallery, New Rochelle

© Michele Muir
Michele Muir's moving black and white photo-essay about Alzheimer's disease, "Every 69 Seconds..." is on exhibit at Brother Chapman Gallery, Iona College Arts Center, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY from November 1 to December 1, 2011.

There is an opening reception Sunday, November 6, 1 - 3 p.m. There will be a special viewing on Thursday, November 10, at 6:30 p.m. presenting the film "I Remember Better When I Paint" with filmmaker Berna Huebner.

November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month, and Muir's photographs highlight with great compassion many facets of the lives of those living with the disease. The title of the show refers to the statistic that in the United States every 69 seconds, another person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

In addition to being an exhibiting photographer, Muir is Director of Communications and Public Policy of The Alzheimer's Association, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Koenig FrameWorks' Spring Photography Show: Fantasy

Koenig FrameWorks in Newtown, CT is presenting their Spring Photography Show from May 6 - May 27, 2011. The call for submissions was themed "Fantasy", and includes 60 images by 33 photographers. The theme was an intentional departure from the traditional, meant to inspire creative responses.

Client Paul Berger's photograph, "Enchanted Rainforest" is among those included. Client Elisabeth Levy is also participating.

There is an opening reception on Friday, May 6 from 6 pm - 9 pm. Koenig FrameWorks is located at 97 South Main St. (Route 25), Newtown, CT

Andrew Buck: "Rockface" at Real Art Ways in Hartford

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Photographer and client Andrew Buck's show Rockface opens Thursday April 21, 2011 at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, CT. The show runs until June 10, 2011. From the press release: "Rockface is the result of the artist's three-year examination of the exposed and blasted rock created by mining and road development" which Buck photographed in Connecticut and Maine

From Buck's artist's statement: "This series links the two themes in my work: landscape and abstraction. All of the rock faces I have photographed were created by blasting through hills for construction or for granite and trap rock quarrying. The images are abstract, but they are also concerned with how our impact on the natural landscape creates an entirely new landscape."

The black and white archival carbon pigment prints are velvety and three-dimensional looking.

Also opening there is Zbigniew Grzyb: New Works: Branch/Sky Series

The opening is running during Real Art Ways' third-Thursday Creative Cocktail Hour, Thurs., Apr. 21, 6—8 p.m., $10/$5 Real Art Ways members.

Keith Johnson at Mercy Gallery

Aerial Photographs
©Keith Johnson
Photographer Keith Johnson is exhibiting new work in a group show called Earth & Sky at Mercy Gallery from Sept. 21 - Oct. 27, 2010. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, Sept. 21 from 6:45-8:45 pm.

Other artists participating are Susan Scott, John Mullin, and Leila Daw. Mercy Gallery is located at Richmond Art Center, The Chaffee School, Windsor, CT.


Tom Peterson at Christopher Martin's in New Haven

© Tom Peterson
Photographer Tom Peterson is the featured artist at Christopher Martin's Restaurant, 860 State St., New Haven through September. Peterson's areas of interest are urban documentary and landscape. The geometry and colors of the streetscape are his subjects.

There will be an artist's reception on Sunday, August 22, 2010 from noon-3 pm. 


Steve Boyle's Photography at Primer, Inc. in Hatboro, Pennsylvania

© Steve Boyle

Philadelphia-based photographer Steve Boyle is in a solo show at Primer, Inc. during the month of July, 2010. 

There will be an opening reception on Friday, July 2, at 6 pm.

Though Steve Boyle's imagery is usually centered around the athlete as individual and as archetype, and his photographs are varied in texture and feel. Several distinct bodies of work are on exhibit, including an intriguingly different black-and-white series of a dancer in deep shadow and contrast that focuses the viewer on her musculature--dancer as athlete. There are more traditional sports-related photographs, paired with almost abstract shots of winter sports. There are close-up color portraits, and a series of dramatic, colorful sleeping bags, undulating abstractly on a black background. Boyle's work has been commissioned by clients including ESPN Magazine, Runner's World, Gatorade, and the History Channel.

Primer, Inc. is located at 15 Byberry Rd., Hatboro, Pennsylvania. Primer, Inc. is a branding house/design studio that features a gallery with monthly shows.  Boyle's other website is The Philadelphia Photographer.

Still River Editions printed the photographs for this exhibit.


Cliff Abrams' Dualities at the Greenwich Art Society

Greenwich Art Society will be hosting photographer Cliff Abrams' solo show "Dualities" from July 7-31, 2010. There will be an opening reception Wednesday, July 7, from 6-8 pm.

In "Dualities", Abrams couples his images; the architectural, industrial, and geometric are paired with florals, botanicals, natural processes, or soft things (like skin, in one image). Abrams designs exhibitions, giving him experience grouping objects and images to create emotions or elicit questions. Proximity may change the meaning of his individual photographs, and the viewer must either connect or ultimately disconnect their relationship to each other. In that, there is both duality and simultaneity--which is its own duality.

Greenwich Art Society is located at 299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut.


Michael Elsden: Pogonophora at Westport Arts Center's SOLOS 2010

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© Michael Elsden

Photographer Michael Elsden will be exhibiting at Westport Arts Center's SOLOS 2010 from June 11 to July 25, 2010. Elsden's body of work is called Pogonophora (the beard bearers), and features monumental photographs whose light and feel resemble old master paintings. In each, a solitary man with a beard stands out against a dark background. There is a great richness of detail, as Elsden shot the portraits with a large-format camera. Any prior associations with beards and hyper-masculine gruffness (a "mountain man" preconception) are set aside, and instead there is beauty. Elsden says of the work, "In these images I was looking for a feeling of the reflective, classical, even 'monastic' quality seen in renaissance period portrait painting."

SOLOS 2010 is Westport Arts Center's annual juried members exhibition. Other artists included are Harriet Diamond, Michele Gage, Claire Watson Garcia, Mary Jo Lombardo, Barbara Salinas, Forrest Solis, and Megan Youngquist. The juror was Richard Klein, artist and Exhibition Director at the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Ridgefield, CT.

The opening reception is on Friday, June 11, from 6:30-8:30 pm. Westport Arts Center is located at 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT.


AIPAD Photography Show - New York City

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It is that time of year again. If you have never been to this show it is well worth the admission. All the major photo galleries from around the world have booths filled with every famous and some still unknown photographer's works, all for sale. If anything it is just a great place to view (and actually handle) this much photography at one time. Click here for more info.

NY Times story here.


Harrison Judd: Signs Along the Way at Silver Circle in Putnam, CT

© Harrison Judd

Photographer and multi-media artist Harrison Judd is exhibiting "Signs Along the Way" at Silver Circle Studio in Putnam, CT. Judd's photographs are witty and colorful, and document often overlooked remnants of commercial culture through Judd's curious lens.

The opening reception will be Friday, March 5 from 6-8 pm. The exhibit will be on display until April 3, 2010. Silver Circle Studio is located at 75 Main St. 3, Putnam, CT 06260.

If you can't make it to the exhibition, the body of work is on Judd's website.


Catherine Vanaria exhibiting at Images 2010 29th annual photo exhibition

Our very own Catherine Vanaria has been accepted into the 2010 Images 29th Annual Photo Exhibition. Held at Guilford Arts Center in Guilford, CT. This is the 4th time she has been picked for this prestigious show. She will be exhibiting two of her current series of large format black and white portraits. Opening reception and awards ceremonies takes place February 7th, 3-5pm.

Directions to Guilford Art Center's Mill Gallery : I-95 to Exit 58 Guilford, go north on Route 77 for 200 yards. Turn right into the center. The gallery is the yellow building. The exhibition will be shown February 8th through February 27th, 12-4pm daily.


Andrew Buck in "Photography: Three Worlds" at Flinn Gallery, Greenwich

"Tobacco 96"
© Andrew Buck

Photographer Andrew Buck is featured in a new exhibit at the Flinn Gallery with Phil Stein and Lacey Terrell. "Photography: Three Worlds" runs from February 4-March 7, 2010. Flinn Gallery is located at the Greenwich Library, Second Floor, 101 West Putnam Ave., Greenwich, Connecticut.

Images are from Buck's series "Tobacco", "Tobacco Panoramas", and "Ohio Horizon".

Buck says something interesting about the idea of landscape on his website, "My use of the word 'landscape' is based in the writings of John Brinkerhoff Jackson. He went back to the source word, the German landschaften, which referred to that which results when 'man' reconfigures or uses the land, in essence creating his own landscape on the natural landscape. I’ve always found this landscape of much more interest than purely natural landscapes."

Buck's "Tobacco" images made me think of the rural South, but when he said they were from Windsor, Connecticut, he reminded me of Connecticut's role in the cigar industry. The gauzy forms of covered tobacco rows are well-suited to Buck's eye, and his panoramic treatment.

The opening reception is Thursday February 4, from 6-8 PM.