Chervinsky, Boughton, Parisi, Doughty, Haven, Stettinius, Plachy – Updates

From Series "Studio Physics" by John ChervinskyUpdate: John Chervinsky Every year Light Work invites twelve to fifteen artists to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. Over 360 artists have participated in their Artist-in-Residence Program, and many of them have gone on to achieve international acclaim.

The 2012 line-up of Artists-in-Residence includes John Chervinsky  who exhibited photographs from his series “An Experiment in Perspective” at the Davis Orton Gallery in 2010. John will work on a photobook during his residency.

Work by each Artist-in-Residence is published in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual along with an essay commissioned by Light Work. Work by former Artists-in-Residence is also part of the Light Work Collection.

Evening News, photocollage by Nadine BoughtonUpdate: Nadine Boughton
Nadine Boughton will deliver the IRIS Lecture at the The Annenberg Space for Photography, in Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 2012  – her topic: Adventures in Digital Collage. Nadine was recently selected a “TOP 50 Finalist” in Photolucida’s Critical Mass.   Nadine’s work will be featured in a Photolucida Touring Exhibition “Contents: Love, Anxiety, Happiness and Everything Else, Critical Mass 2011” Photo Center Northwest (PCNW), Seattle, WA to – March 23; Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR, April 6 – April 29; RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, May 10 – June 15.

Boughton exhibited in the Davis Orton Gallery in 2009 and returns this summer with her portfolio, True Adventures in Better Homes.

Ham Mountain by Mary ParisiUpdate: Mary Parisi:
Mary Parisi is having a one person show of work from her series “FOOD” at the University of the Arts Gallery 1401 in Philadelphia. The show is up through March 2 (see below for more info).

This work has been reviewed twice by the newspapers in Philadelphia, most recently in a terrific piece by John Vettese in City Paper, the independent weekly.  “If abstract art is intended to present viewers with puzzles, Parisi does this with a taste of subversion. She turns our kitchens into alien landscapes, definitely not places you’d care to eat or prepare food.”

Mary’s photobook, “Food” was featured in the Davis Orton Gallery 2nd Annual Photobook Exhibit, 2011.  The 2011 Photobook Catalog will be available on the Davis Orton website for the next year.  Here one may order a book from the exhibit directly from the artist.

Sign by Rebecca DoughtyUpdate: Rebecca Doughty
The animal characters that inhabit Doughty’s paintings and drawings represent a kind of theatre, where stories and complex human predicaments are told through subtle gestures.  Several wonderful Doughty little paintings are included in the current exhibition through March 31, “The Calender’s Tales” at 808 Gallery at Boston University.  The exhibition presents work of contemporary artists who invent mythological beings, fantastic creatures, allegorical figures, fictional characters and personal avatars to both humble and heroic proportions in order to critically engage and challenge the concepts of otherness.

Rebecca exhibited at the Davis Orton Gallery in 2010.

Rest Stop by Mark Haven




Update: Mark Haven
Mark Haven recently returned from Cuba where he offered a workshop, “The Idiosyncratic Photographer”, at (ISA) Universidad de las Artes in Havana.  Mark will be exhibiting work from his series, “The Commute” at the Davis Orton Gallery, Spring 2012.




Rawker by Gordon Stettinius from Mangini Studio Series, a collaboration with Terry Brown






Update: Gordon Stettinius
Gordon Stettinius is a very busy guy.  In the past few months, besides his own fine art photography, as publisher of Candela Books he has produced his second book, the nationally acclaimed “Salt and Truth” by Shelby Lee Adams and opened the Candela Books Gallery in the arts district of Richmond, Virginia.  And he recently announced Candela Unbound First Annual Invitational Exhibition. Gordon’s ongoing series “The Mangini Studio Series”, a collaboration with Terry Brown, was exhibited in a portfolio showcase at Davis Orton Gallery last spring.


New York Panorama by Sylvia Plachy

Update: Sylvia Plachy
“Panorama of New York” by Sylvia Plachy and Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao — hers – in the moment and his – large format photographs taken over time then pieced together – are part of the inaugural exhibition at the recently re-opened South Seaport Museum. More slides and info in the New Yorker blog, Photo Booth.  Sylvia exhibited at the Davis Orton Gallery in 2010.