2021 Exhibitions

Movies/Celebrity

October 9 to November 14, 2021

Judith Henry

Anna May Wong in Williamsburg, 2014, pigment print 16×24″ by Judith Henry

Michael Hunold

Rabbit Guy by Michael Hunold, 17×22″, pigment print from “Shoot!”

Short Film by Susan Copich: The Cupcake

Film Still 3 from The Cupcake, 7 minute film by Susan Copich


Film Still 4 from The Cupcake, 7 minute film by Susan Copich

Portfolio Showcase
Theme: Movies Real and Imagined
Selected through our Portfolio Showcase International Call for Entries

Victoria Crayhon – Romance

Romance #1, 13×19″ pigment print by Victoria Crayhon

About the Artists and Their Work

Judith Henry, Me as Her & Beauty Masks

Edith Piaf in Williamsburg from Me as Her by Judith Henry

Ring, Ring from Beauty Masks by Judith Henry

Brooklyn-based artist Judith Henry repurposes a cornucopia of materials in her explorations of identity. Having pursued secretive, voyeuristic observations of people throughout her career, in Me As Her and Beauty Masks she explores, through photography, fame, celebrity, idealized beauty and the misalignments between cultural representation and inner psychology.

In Me as Her, using her long-standing practice of remaining hidden within her work, Henry, masked behind portraits gleaned from the internet, reimagines herself as a series of significant, accomplished, deceased women both young and old. Behind the mask, she places herself in locations in her Willamsburg neighborhood. Away from the glare of fame, and shot in black and white, each photograph comments on how little is known about those we admire and the true self.

In Beauty Masks, her photographic series of over 120 color self-portraits, Henry juxtaposes images of models’ faces ripped from fashion magazines over her own face. The stark contrast between the retouched and made-up faces and Henry’s actual hands and body are a reminder of the commodification of idealized beauty and a reflection of the fear of death.

Bio
For over five decades, New York based artist and designer Judith Henry has created multimedia artworks and books that explore the friction between interior life and the public self.
In New York, Henry’s work has been exhibited by BravinLee Programs, where her most recent exhibition Casting Call (2018) was of 300 small, idiosyncratic sculptures. Other recent solo shows were at Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 2016 and The National Arts Club, 2017. Her work has been included in group exhibitions nationally and internationally in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, London, and Switzerland.

Her graphic photobook Overheard Book Series, (Overheard at the Museum, Overheard at the Bookstore, Overheard While Shopping and Overheard in Love), published by Universe/Rizzoli (2000-2006), consist of overheard conversations in text and photos paired in surprising juxtapositions. Her self-published photobook, Beauty Masks (2019) is a mash-up of beauty, youth, and aging. In 1976, Henry created with the late artist Jaime Davidovich the now legendary Wooster enterprises whose conceptual paper products were sold nationally. The popular Crumpled Paper Stationery, which she designed, was produced and sold by The Museum of Modern Art for over 25 years.

Michael Hunold, SHOOT

Michael Hunold, Neighbors and Balloon, pigment print, 16x20", open edition, $400

Untitled (Neighbors) from SHOOT by Michael Hunold

Untitled (Inflatable Crowd) from SHOOT by Michael Hunold

Photographs and Movies are central to Michael Hunold’s personal history and experience of life. Since boyhood he has engaged with the world through photography. Immersed in the culture of movies, he found a career in motion picture production, lighting movies for a living. The images in SHOOT are part of his ongoing photographic account of his working life in a factory of dreams, that place where ordinary spaces and fabricated simulations of reality are transformed by camera and light into something mysterious and delightful.

Hunold favors a small point-and-shoot camera for its portability and unobtrusive size. It travels easily and is with him wherever he goes. This allows for a spontaneous response to surprise in the moment and a more discrete scrutiny of small details. His daily practice provides the content for his ongoing BIOPIC.

Bio
Michael Hunold of Woodstock NY has been a photographer, sometimes professionally, since his teens. He was a staff photographer with: The Soho Weekly News; The Center for Inter-American Relations; The Museum Of Natural History. He was stringer for Time-Life. His photographs have appeared in: The Village Voice; New York Magazine; The New York Times; The Woodstock Times; The Kingston Freeman.

His photographs have been exhibited at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art; The Goddard-Riverside Community Center; Davis Orton Gallery; and the Griffin Museum Of Photography; Some of the images in SHOOT appeared in his photobook, SHOOT, which was judged “Best-In-Show” in Davis Orton Gallery’s Photobook Exhibition, 2014. This exhibit also travelled to the Griffin Museum of Photography.

Hunold has an MFA from NYU Graduate Film School. He is a member of IATSE Local 52 and the Screen Actors Guild.

Susan Copich, The Cupcake (a short film & film stills)

Film still 1 from “The Cupcake” by Susan Copich

Film Still 2 from “The Cupcake” by Susan Copich

THE CUPCAKE Synopsis
The Cupcake is a short film that expands on the conceptual photographic series “Domestic Bliss” by Susan Copich.  Within the pristine environment of suburban living, a modern housewife (Susan Copich) longs for escape from an ennui bred of entitlement and isolation. She discovers expression and freedom through ritual and performance, to a dreamlike precision, that may only further the trappings of her perfect world.  As the external world repeatedly intrudes on her nighttime ceremony, she faces the ultimate challenge. Like the photographic series  The Cupcake presents tableaux rich with iconic symbols that dive into the psychological and asks the character to face herself or continue the endless loop of denial. As the central figure on an artificial stage, the housewife is at once the empty vortex and the compelling heroine in this morality play.

Bio
Susan Copich of upstate NY is an award-winning photographer known for her conceptual photographic series Domestic Bliss. The series, featuring her characteristic dark and witty humor, gives voice to her inner “darkness” while examining family life in a humorous and sometime sarcastic context.

Domestic Bliss went viral in 2014 after Peta Pixel’s rave review of her solo show in New York City and has since been written up and reviewed in many languages around the world. Susan continues to explore women and the endless narrative of being such in today’s world through her ongoing photography projects and her video exploration, THE CUPCAKE.

Her work has appeared in numerous group and solo shows in galleries and museums. It is held in private collections internationally.

Portfolio Showcase: Movies – Real and Imagined
Selected through our Portfolio Showcase International Call for Entries

Victoria Crayhon, Thoughts of Romance on the Road

Romance 2 from “Thoughts of Romance from the Road” by Victoria Crayhon

Romance 7 from “Thoughts of Romance from the Road” by Victoria Crayhon

Victoria Crayhon uses photography and video to document her text interventions on roadside marquee signs in this ongoing project. She place phrases on movie marquee signs, using her own sign letters and leaves the scene with the words left intact upon the marquee. Before she departs, she makes a photograph from the sidewalk or roadside. She then creates large-scale color prints as documents of the sign in its environment. The photograph becomes the sole remnant of the project as the letters inevitably disappear or are taken down. The work addresses the effect of media and technology upon human memory and desire.

Bio
Victoria Crayhon’s work has been exhibited, published and collected both internationally and throughout the United States. Her work has been prominently featured in publications such as British Journal of Photography, the Christian Science Monitor, Slate Magazine, Huffington Post, Fraction Magazine, Zero_Cento Editions, La Journal de la Photographie, Fade to Black, Art/Photo Magazine, and The Photo Review top ten of 2019 and 2014. It is also included in museum, corporate and private collections, among them The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Harvard/Fogg Art Museums, and Citigroup in NYC.

Crayhon holds a BFA Photography from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and an
MFA Photography from Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.


Alternative Visions of the Natural World

David Drake
 acrylic and pastel on Bristol

Dawn Watson
 photography & artist books

Portfolio Showcase
Connie Lowell & Lev L Spiro

Sept 4 to October 3, 2021


David Drake, Close by: Catskill

In March near Catskill, acrylic and pastels on Bristol by David Drake

painting

Almost Summer, acrylic and pastels on Bristol by David Drake

Dawn Watson,  Solastalgia

Ghost Shadows, February 5, 2013 Croton Point, Ossining, NY from Message from Grace: Imaginings from an Altered World Series by Dawn Watson

Bound N.5,from Drift/Bound series, dye sublimation on aluminum by Dawn Swan

Portfolio Showcase: Alternative Visions of Landscape
Selected through our Portfolio Showcase International Call for Entries

Connie Lowell, Broken Landscapes

Manmade Light, pigment print from glass plates collaged by Connie Lowell

Fire, pigment print from glass plates collaged by Connie Lowell

Lev L. Spiro, Fugitive Light

Unwoven, pigment print by Lev L. Spiro

Augury, pigment print by Lev L. Spiro

About the Artists and Their Work

David Drake, Close by: Catskill

painting

The End of Something, acrylic and pastels on Bristol by David Drake

The paintings in Close by: Catskill were all made within the last year in David Drake’s home studio in Catskill. They are about place and process—how he sees things, how he puts things together. They are informed by living, driving, and walking around Catskill and Hudson, but especially by the view from his studio window high on a hill. While he often works with photographs, these paintings are in no way intended to be photographic but rather about the feeling of his world and where he resides.

Some of his process can be seen in his small, rapidly painted gestural sketches. It is apparent in the larger pieces how color—and the emotions of color—emerge as central to the work.  Fascinated by the idea of the mobility of the mark on the surface of the painting—pentimento—Drake’s use of pastel, almost incised lines, reveal his thought process as he adjusts, changes his mind and adjusts again.

Bio

David Drake of Catskill NY, and longtime resident of Hudson NY, received his BFA in printmaking with a minor in photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art where he studied with Carroll Cassil, Ralph Woehrmann and Robert Jergens. After graduating, he taught photography in Cleveland Public Schools and began a lifelong practice of painting and drawing.

Drake’s work is represented in private and corporate collections throughout the country. Previous solo exhibitions include Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson NY and Cabane Gallery, Phoenicia NY. Among the galleries he has exhibited are the Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis MD; Neville-Sargent Gallery, Chicago IL; Southern Vermont Art Center, Manchester VT.

While earning his degree in printmaking, Drake waited tables and bartended, skills that have carried him through the financial ups and downs of life as an artist. Currently, he works at Swoon Kitchenbar, Hudson NY.

Dawn Watson, Solastalgia

photograph

In the Silence Deep, Grove from triptych, Witness series, 57×36″, pigment print panel by Dawn Watson

Solastalgia…is the “lived experience” of the loss of the present as manifest in a feeling of dislocation; of being undermined by forces that destroy the potential for solace to be derived from the present…”  Journalist Zoe Schlanger referencing philosopher Glenn Albrecht, Quartz post, 2018

Early mornings Dawn Watson often sits by the shore of the Hudson River as the sun rises. These moments of peace by the river are a balm to the soul and ground her. For Watson, this estuary known as the “river that flows both ways” serves as a metaphor for the push/pull of our global circumstance. Her years moving intuitively through space as a dancer developed a heightened sense of physicality which informs her process of manipulation and intervention. Subverting form and content, she explores themes of perception, adaptation and transformation as a response to our changing environment in this era of the Anthropocene.

In Solastagia she shares excerpts from three different yet related bodies of landscape imagery that morph from alarm to overwhelmed disconnect to finding balance and healing in the beauty that remains.

Bio

Visual artist Dawn Watson, formerly a professional dancer, shifted her artistic practice to photography finding affinity in the visual storytelling offered by the photographic image. Her former career continues to influence her art, as does her deep connection to nature.

Watson has exhibited her photographs and artist books throughout the United States and Europe. Solo exhibitions include: The Griffin Museum of Photography, the Los Angeles Center for Photography and Rhode Island Center for Photographic Arts. Group shows include: the Albrecht-Kemper Museum, Center of Photography at Woodstock, Gallery Valid Foto, LACP Gallery and Tang Teaching Museum. Her photography and artist books have been featured online and in print, including in Diffusion X Magazine, Elizabeth Avedon Journal, Lenscratch, South x Southeast Magazine and What Will You Remember.

Watson, of Hastings on Hudson, has deep roots in the Hudson Valley. She is a longtime supporter of Columbia Land Conservancy and serves on the board of regional environmental group Scenic Hudson, Inc.

Portfolio Showcase: Alternative Visions of the Natural World
Selected through our Portfolio Showcase International Call for Entries

Connie Lowell, Broken Landscapes

Split Lands, pigment print from glass negative by Connie Lowell

Connie Lowell constructs her Broken Landscapes from decades old photo dry and lantern glass plates which she has scorched and broken through controlled oxidized combustion. She then develops the two halves of each plate independently and ultimately, reassembles, collages and/or layers them into compositions.

The aged plates, often riddled with organic and inorganic artifacts impressed in their silver gelatin emulsion, reflect our precious and fragile world, subjected to its own seen and unseen forces – with or without us. She chose sparklers to burn and break the plates. Typically associated with celebration, she has uses them here to resemble a fuse…with the resulting damage. The broken plates, reassembled into constructed landscapes, suggest our human impact on the world and mourn our broken connection to the physical world.

As Lowell says, “The ‘party’ that these plates have survived in the past 50 -100 years, is now over.”

Bio

A native New Englander, Connie Lowell has spent much of her adult life in a cubicle, staring at a screen or if fortunate, out a window. Feeling isolated from the outdoors, she developed a passion for nature’s systems and frequently finds herself preoccupied with the myriad of changes humanity has introduced to the environment. Lowell reflects on the natural process selecting from a variety of aging and contemporary cameras, plates and other means to create her photographic art.

Lowell’s works have been selected for numerous juried shows across the US and beyond including the Glasgow Gallery of Photography, Scotland, The Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita KS and the Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis MN.  Her photographs have appeared in Shots Magazine, Artscope Magazine and the Boston Globe.

Lev L. Spiro, Fugitive Light

photograph

Invitation, pigment print by Lev L. Spiro

Lev L. Spiro thinks of his gardens as filled with mystery, wonder and visions of loveliness. While they do serve him as a refuge and an escape into the natural world, he notes that they often fail him. Thus, in his series Fugitive Light, as he records fleeting glimpses of ephemeral beauty, they are frequently interrupted by unsettling intrusions. Many of his photographs reflect depths of darkness which Spiro sees as both projections of his own subconscious fears, as well as his attempts to assert mastery over them.

Bio

Lev L. Spiro is a Los Angeles photographer and filmmaker whose fine art photography alternates, often with humor, between two visions of our humanity: the mystery and wonder of the natural and anthropogenic worlds and the tragedy of the human condition.  In his recent work he turns this attention to the intimate landscape of his gardens.

Lev’s photographs have been chosen for multiple group exhibitions including: the Midwest Center for Photography, Rhode Island Center for Photography and the Cleveland Print Room. They have also been published in Art Ascent Magazine and the blog, What Will You Remember.

Lev is best known as director of over 165 television episodes, pilots and features, including the Emmy-award winning series Orange is the New Black, Modern Family, Weeds and Arrested Development. His film “Minutemen” won a Director’s Guild nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement; he received the Emmy Award for Outstanding Children’s Program for his film, “Wizards of Waverly Place The Movie.”

 

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Abstract Expression
July 31 to August 29, 2021

Jessica Ann Willis

Linda Cassidy

Portfolios by
Marcie Scudder & Betsey Hansell


Jessica Ann Willis, ken : embodiment

Jessica Ann Willis-I find myself here, pigment print 30×20″

Dog, Woman, Woods by Jessica Ann Willis

Linda Cassidy, The Sushumna Series

The Sushumna Project 1 by Linda Cassidy

The Sushumna Series 1 by Linda Cassidy

The Sushumna Project 2 by Linda Cassidy

The Sushumna Series 2 by Linda Cassidy

Portfolio Showcase: Abstract Expression
Selected through our Portfolio Showcase International Call for Entries

Marcie Scudder, Synesthesia

Synesthesia 1 by Marcie Scudder

Synesthesia 1 by Marcie Scudder

Betsey Hansell, Mysteries

Mystery 16, 17×22″, pigment print by Betsey Hansell

About the Artists and Their Work

Jessica Ann Willis, ken : embodiment

Untitled 2018-05-07-22-50-33 by Jessica Ann Willis

The conceptual thread that unites Jessica Ann Willis’s work in several media is the idea that seeing is a practice.  We choose what we see. Much of her photo work of the past five years has been about yielding to and dialoguing with two tendencies: we are hardwired to recognize patterns that give meaning; we avert our eyes from things we don’t like, that frighten, that trigger repulsion.

Willis’s subjects originate in snapshots she makes or finds – often something cliche or an image easily ignored. She folds a snapshot upon itself in multiple ways to produce an image that belies the original photograph.  Often, through this process, she finds figures she draws out and intensifies through dense layers of imagery to create a complex narrative.

Bio
Jessica Ann Willis is a Hudson NY based media artist whose ongoing work in photography, sculpture and painting are at the core of her practice which is installation.  Jessica’s work has been shown regionally in numerous solo and group shows since moving to the Hudson area twelve years ago.  Two of her virtual reality pieces were selected for the 2018 Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region Juried Show, receiving a Juror’s Award.  She contributed paintings to Monsters in America, at 5 Mile Gallery in Kingston NY which traveled to the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland Maine. Her artwork and installations appeared in two iterations of Bedroom with The Woman Artist Team and her video and installation work appeared at the Mobile Home Show in Catskill NY.  In 2020 she had a virtual Artist Showcase solo show at Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson and was one of thirty selected artists in Jewel the Wound at the Milliner at Salon.

Linda Cassidy, The Sushumna Series

The Sushumna Project, 0 by Linda Cassidy

The Sushumna Nadi is theorized by yogis to be the central channel in the human body through which prana, the subtle life energy, flows. Comprehensible only through imaginative inquiry, the Sushumna retracts in the face of certainty. So we tip-toe towards that interactive edge between what our senses tell us is real and our inward not-knowing, reveling for a moment in the light that comes forward to meet the light.

In The Sushumna Series Linda Cassidy explores that point where the beauty of the world, hidden in plain sight within every form, becomes momentarily and clearly discernible.  T.S. Eliot refers to it as “the still point of the turning world.”

That still point speaks to Cassidy in color.

Bio:
Artist Linda Cassidy lives and works in the Hudson Valley. Her recent work probes the intersections between the perceived surfaces of the 3-dimensional physical world and the vast virtual possibilities of digital art. This includes photos that behave like paintings, paintings that become transformed into layered photos, light streams that transpose into perceived matter, fractalization of common forms; all are part of her present inquiry.

Her work is represented internationally in private collections as well as the Water Mill Museum and Guild Hall Museum, Easthampton NY. She received her BA from Bard College, where she studied with poets George Quasha and Robert Kelly, composer Ben Boretz and painter Elizabeth Murray. She received her MA from SUNY Stony Brook, where she worked with Robert White, Howardina Pindell and Lawrence Alloway.

Portfolio Showcase: Abstract Expression
Selected through our Portfolio Showcase International Call for Entries

Synesthesia 6 by Marcie Scudder

Marcie Scudder, Synesthesia

Mondays were green. Tuesdays were yellow. Fridays were always a deep shade of violet/black. Until recently, Marcie Scudder believed everyone associated days of the week with color. Her mind experienced space as color, shadow as hue, light as a sparkly interplay between the two.

Josef Albers spoke to the complexity of seeing color as it truly is. Marcie Scudder likes to believe that color is not simply seen, but experienced and imagined through all of our senses. Synesthesia is an exploration into the color and joy of simple play. It acts as an explanation and response to her internal sensual perceptions.

Bio:
Marcie Scudder is a lens-based mixed-media artist from Vermont currently working in photography, artist bookmaking and larger scale installation art.

Her art is rooted in Modernist Formalist practices, with color as a common thread. Inspired by the ever-changing Vermont landscape, subject matter ranges from representational to abstract. Her work has appeared in numerous featured and group shows regionally and on her popular art blog.

Her background also includes work as an architect, writer, and yoga instructor.  She is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Fine Arts at Maine Media College.

Betsey Hansell, Mysteries

Mystery 13 by Betsey Hansell

Mystery 13 by Betsey Hansell

In Mysteries, Betsey Hansell creates abstracted photographs of real objects that probe beneath surfaces, challenge perception and can bypass logic to engage with one’s deepest feelings – much as music does. Bounced around by glass and mirrors, a constructed scene becomes a dreamworld that cannot, yet does exist.

Her photographs suggest the fragility and impermanence of what is real and the possibility that what you see may be vastly different from what it appears to be.

Bio:
Artist Betsey Hansell, based in Yardley PA, uses mirrors, glass, and reflections, to make abstract photographs of a mysterious space between truth and fiction, revealing bits of the real world in the distorted confusion of dreams.

Her work has been featured at Soulcatcher Studio, Santa Fe; The Curated Fridge, Boston; Black Box Gallery, Portland; Women’s Caucus for Art and Philadelphia Photo Arts Center in Philadelphia, PA. Photographs from Penn’s Point, about the transformation of a suburban woodland habitat into an attached housing development, will be exhibited in Environmental Alterations, at the Millepiani Gallery in Rome in September 2021.

Hansell earned BFA and MFA degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit, where her paintings of unmade beds appeared in solo and group exhibitions in museums and galleries.


Hudson River Towns, Hudson River Valleys
June 26 to July 25, 2021

Ken Dreyfack

Deena Feinberg

Other River Towns/Valleys Portfolios by
Mark Indig & David Whitney


Ken Dreyfack, Silent Stages (Hudson River Towns)

Finest, Hudson NY, 2019, by Ken Dreyfack

Tanzy's, Hudson NY, 2019

Tanzy’s, Hudson NY, 2019 by Ken Dreyfack

Deena Feinberg, Morning Becomes Us
Walking the Hudson River Valley

untitled - Hudson Valley (canopy) by Deena Feinberg

7:53 October 20, 2019 by Deena Feinberg

723am | January 22 2021 by Deena Feinberg

723am | January 22 2021 by Deena Feinberg

Portfolio Showcase: River Towns, River Valleys
Selected through our Portfolio Showcase International Call for Entries

Mark Indig, Ohi: Yo’

Ravenswood WV by Mark Indig

Ravenswood WV by Mark Indig

David Whitney, Merrimack River Landscapes

Merrimack River Landscape 2 by David Whitney

Merrimack River Landscape 2 by David Whitney

About the Artists and Their Work

Ken Dreyfack, Silent Stages

Outside In, Woodstock NY, 2016, by Ken Dreyfack

Outside In, Woodstock NY, 2016 by Ken Dreyfack

Ken Dreyfack searches the streets of towns and cities for dramatic settings. Akin to movie sets and theatrical stages – they become platforms built for narratives. In this selection of images, he present silent stages of Hudson Valley towns. It was years after he started this project that he realized how the choices he makes in his photographs reflect the particularities of his life and sensibility.That’s why he shoots at night, makes the lighting dramatic, prints in black and white and why some elements may be so dark or blurry, they resist resolution. His images give voice to his memories of times, places, experiences and feelings he hardly knew remain within him.

Bio: Ken Dreyfack’s life has been divided between two countries, languages and cultures. He is a Hudson Valley resident, New Yorker by birth and a Frenchman by naturalization. As a journalist and commercial writer, Ken has worked in the broadcast and print media in New York, Paris and Chicago.     Ken’s photographs have been exhibited in a solo show at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM). Group shows include: the Site:Brooklyn and Foley Gallery in NYC; the Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins CO;  Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) ;Griffin Museum, Boston; Greg Moon Gallery, Taos NM, and Sohn Gallery in Lenox, MA. Special recognition includes awards from The Photo Review, San Francisco Bay International Photography Competition and Texas Photographic Society. Ken serves as co-moderator of the ongoing Photographers’ Salon at CPW.

Silent Stages, the first monograph of his work, was published by Daylight Books in 2020. Introduction by David A. Ross, former Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. 10.5×9.5″, 107 pages, 54 photographs, $45.
On sale at Davis Orton Gallery.

Deena Feinberg, Morning Becomes Us

716am May7 2018 by Deena Feinberg

Deena Feinberg photographs landscapes in the Hudson River Valley that she walks repeatedly in all seasons.  She has become intimate with these landscapes—emotionally, psychologically and physically. In her early morning visits, she is particularly drawn to nuances of light including the changing colors and shapes that appear at this time. Shifting her perspective in places she is so familiar with reinforces her appreciation of and connection to this land. As an element of her daily meditation practice, making these images provides a quietness and calm that counterbalances the stories in her mind.

Bio: Deena Feinberg of Rhinebeck, NY approaches photography as a medium for her imagination that can stir emotion through meditations of the ordinary. She has exhibited her work nationally, including group exhibitions at Davis Orton Gallery (Hudson, NY), PhotoPlace Gallery (Middlebury, VT), The Center for Photography at Woodstock (Woodstock, NY), A Smith Gallery (Johnson City, TX), Wired Gallery (High Falls, NY) Texas Photographic Society Coppell, (TX). Publications include The Wall Street Journal, Hamptons Magazine, Lenscratch, Edible Hudson Valley and Robb Report.

Deena has been a working photographer for the last 25 years in interior design, portraiture, editorial and fine art. She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Photography from Southampton College, Long Island University. She is certified as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning and currently teaches children and adults with disabilities in Esopus, NY.

Portfolio Showcase: River Towns, River Valleys
Selected through our Portfolio Showcase International Call for Entries

Mark Indig, Ohi:Yo’

Wellsburg WV by Mark Indig

Mark Indig’s project focuses on the current state of civilization along the Ohio River within a half mile of its banks. All of his images in this Ohi:Yo’ were captured inside those limits. He traveled more than 3200 miles by car, foot and boat to explore every town, access point and all 55 bridges to see the river from as many angles as possible. The 981-mile Ohio River flows through or along the border of six states and knits together the cultures of the East, Appalachia, the South and the Midwest. It can be argued that the Ohio has been equally if not more important than the Mississippi River in the history, development, economy and politics of America.

Bio: Mark Indig has spent 40 years in the motion picture industry most recently as a Studio Executive, Producer and Unit Production Manager for companies such as Disney, Miramax, Universal and Dreamworks. He has worked on films such as Body Heat, The Big Chill, Titanic, The Village, The Guardian, Tropic Thunder and the ridiculously expensive and disappointing Lone Ranger. But it was his 15 years as a Location Manager that gave him a love of photography and a unique perspective on the landscape.

His work has been exhibited at the Annenberg Space for Photography, Leica Gallery, Duncan Miller Gallery, Griffin Museum, Davis Orton Gallery. It has been featured in Shadow & Light Magazine, f-stop Magazine, Compass Magazine, Locations Int’l Magazine.

 

Ohi:Yo’ the book, photographs and text by Mark Indig may be purchased here

David Whitney, Merrimack River Landscapes

Merrimack River Landscape 3 by David Whitney

Merrimack River Landscape 3 by David Whitney

David Whitney has lived in the Merrimack River Valley for over forty years and feels a strong connection to its story. The river spans 120 miles from Franklin NH to the sea at Newburyport MA. For more than 400 years it has shaped the lives of those from other continents who settled near its banks, as it had for Native Americans millennia before that. Then came centuries of immigration and unparalleled industrialization built around the river, its falls, canals and mills. Then came the decline as the river towns were abandoned by an economy that no longer needs them. Shaped by the rise and fall of mills and the industries they once supported, many towns along the Merrimack struggle with the currents to transform themselves.

Bio: David Whitney is a Boston-based image artist with an interest in candid public and documentary photography. He has studied at the New England School of Photography in Boston and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. His work has been exhibited at various museums and galleries, including the Danforth Museum, Lens Culture, the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Garner Center at the New England School of Photography, the Bromfield Gallery and the Davis-Orton Gallery. His work is also held in private collections.


Life in the Pandemic Group Show online
May 29 to June 20, 2021

Amy Shapiro
Anita Harris
Carole Glauber
Charles Birnbaum
Claire Sersun
Claude Peschel Dutombe
David Quinn
Debbie Miracolo
Diane Fenster
Joan Lobis Brown
Lodiza LePore
Marita Gootee
Mollie Hewitt
Wayne Palmer
Yunzhi Zhang

In thisonline exhibit, each selected artist has been asked to provide a brief statement about their work and life in the pandemic.

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Carole Glauber

My portraits of my husband, Harry, and my self-portrait were made during the time of Covid lockdowns and restrictions. Because we were confined to our apartment for long periods of time, I turned the camera toward ourselves, whether reading or contemplating the changes in our lives where isolation had become the norm. Even when we could venture out, we always wore our masks. caroleglauber.com

Self-Portrait at the Mediterranean Sea by Carole Glauber

Harry Reading, Orchid by Carole Glauber

Harry at the Window by Carole Glauber

Joan Lobis Brown

Pause: During the pandemic, time trapped me in a mysterious universe of unknown marked by changes in the seasons, weather, light, and coupled by the emotions that enveloped me. I experienced isolation, despair, hope, befuddlement, loneliness, anxiety and intense grief.

While each photograph is a metaphor for this ordeal, the process of examining the dual nature of all of these project images is an exploration of our collective private journeys of the human experience.  joanlobisbrown.com

Pause #4 by Loan Lobis Brown

Pause #1 by Joan Lobis Brown

Pause #5 by Joan Lobis Brown

Marita Gootee

This past year has been a mental maze as the feeling of being seen from beyond and through openings that all seemed to be beyond my reach. It felt like I could reach out to touch the other side, but the touch is what has to be denied. When the world reopens, I wonder if we will embrace each other or keep a distance out of self-preservation. The maze does not end only turns, again.

Window by Marita Gootee

6 Feetfrom Grandma  by Marita Gootee

Chloe by Marita Gootee

Anita Harris

Photography allowed me to capture moments of beauty, joy, light and humor throughout the dark days of the pandemic: colors of the sunset reflected in a storm door; birthday gifts from friends adorning Spot, my stuffed Labrador; my late mother’s Pilgrim candles joining our family Thanksgiving zoom call.  By sharing moments like these, I hope to provide inspiration, creative energy and, perhaps, stepping stones—for our journey toward a happier, more harmonious future. anitamharris.com/photography

Inside Out by Anita Harris

Thanksgiving by Anita Harris

Birthday Gifts by Anita Harris

Yunzhi Zhang

The cycle of four seasons is deeply reflective of the physical and emotional changes in my experience. During the pandemic, I found myself eagerly looking for a touch of nature. I wanted to create images using a language of abstract color to portray each season and the emotions I associate with it. The whole creative process is very intuitive, and maybe that’s why all the images have this wizard, distorted, and enchanting character. cassiezyz.com

 

Spring 2 by Yunzhi Zhang

Spring 1 by Yunzhi Zhang

Summer by Yunzhi Zhang

Charles Birnbaum

My photography points to the possibility of going beyond objective reality and revolves around a puzzle to disassemble. The images take on the character of apparitions leading to my hope to find traces of an ephemeral or transient presence.

Untitled (color) by Charles Birnbaum

Altarpiece and Patron by Charles Birnbaum

Two Apple Cores by Charles Birnbaum

Wayne Palmer

How could I justify street photography when ambulance sirens blared day and night a block away? The virus was very close to home, and I worried for family and friends. “Pandemic Birthday” recognizes the need to continue life in the face of the pandemic, while the ceiling fan of “Lockdown Summer 2020” acknowledges the long-term weariness of daily survival.  With these two images I was able to connect my craft with my fears.  waynepalmerphotography.com

Lockdown Summer 2020 NYC by Wayne Palmer

Pandemic Birthday 3/22/20 by Wayne Palmer

Amy Shapiro

The story of my evolving hair is a metaphor for the Covid-19 pandemic.  Amidst the non-stop sirens and palpable fear I stopped caring about hair dye. The encroaching gray is a measurement of the passage of time as one might mark the height of their children with a notch on a doorframe.  I am a photographer with a performance background and recording my ever-changing hair gave me a way to reach out to others. amyshapiro.com

Wet Gray Hair by Amy Shapiro

Pandemic Year One by Amy Shapiro

Luna by Amy Shapiro

Claire Sersun

End of an era, beginning of a new one. This image selection is from my self-portrait series entitled HOME in which I say goodbye to my college years and the city that shaped me amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic. Through my iPhone, I recorded my ephemeral play and communion with my old apartment and final college moments. clairesersun.com

Home 12 by Claire Sersun

Home 1 by Claire Sersun

Home 8 by Claire Sersun

Diane Fenster

A Long History of Dark Sleep – self-portraits photographed during the pandemic. In this time of COVID-19, I sleep alone but fear is my lover. We embrace fretfully and stare at the ceiling. The camera accompanies me; a flashlight is my light source. This is my chance to record anxiety, the noir that surrounds me, and come face to face with my potential demise. Or perhaps I’ll find truth and maybe even beauty in the dead of night. lensculture.com/diane-fenster

COVID 19.06 by Diane Fenster

COVID 19.23 by Diane Fenster

COVID 19.25 by Diane Fenster

Mollie Hewitt

Isolated at home during the pandemic I began documenting the mundane moments of my every day.  Confined and alone, I still felt the need to create.  I started exploring what light I could find in the shadows.  I purposely chose to shoot in black and white to emphasize any available light in the darkness, a metaphor of sorts for my personal experience, finding any bit of hope in the darkness of the pandemic.

Isolation No.2 by Mollie Hewitt

Isolation No. 4 by Mollie Hewitt

Isolation No. 2 by Mollie Hewitt

David Quinn

Cabin Fever describes the isolation, boredom, and darkness brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic. Needing a creative outlet, I turned to capturing the ephemeral shadows appearing on the walls of my home. Creating photographs during the adversity of isolation was an escape and a way of transforming these oppressive moments. Ultimately, the fleeting magic and mystery of the shadows provided a surprising solace that even in tough times a person can experience solemn, yet uplifting beauty.  dquinnphotography.com

 

Cabin Fever 9 by David Quinn

Cabin Fever 10 by David Quinn

Cabin Fever 11 by David Quinn

Claude Peschel Dutombe

‘Dreams of a Distant Place’ is an attempt to reconstruct the visuals of my childhood daydreams when my mind started wandering, driven by a politically suppressed Wanderlust while growing up behind the iron curtain of the cold war in East Berlin.
For the past 15 months all those feelings of longing for escape were brought back to me while being locked up again due to the pandemic. dutombe.com

Dreams of a Distant Place 92 by Claude Peschel Dutombe

Dreams of a Distant Place 126 by Claude Peschel Dutombe

Dreams of a Distant Place 103 by Claude Peschel Dutombe

Lodiza LePore

Fear and isolation have infected far more people than the virus.  “Safe” and “social” are being redefined every day.   And thoughts….well, nostalgia for “before” and fear of “soon” make for a grim “now.”

The Distance Between Us by Lodiza LePore

A Perpendicular Expression by Lodiza LePore

Debbie Miracolo

Created during the surreal early months of the pandemic, Imagined Moments from the Porch is, on the surface, a series of photo composites in which neighbors in front of my house have been rearranged in invented juxtapositions. Within the fictional compositions, however, are intertwined layers of meaning in which I consider themes of confinement, relationships, separation, and aspects of time, all of which were glaringly spotlighted by an out-of-control virus.   debbiemiracolo.com

Undistanced by Debbie Miracolo

I Used to Float by Debbie Miracolo

On the Lookout by Debbie Miracola



7th Annual Group Show ONLINE
photography, photo-based works, video

Juror: Paula Tognarelli
Executive Director & Curator: Griffin Museum of Photography 

ONLINE CATALOG
includes info on all artworks and artists

ONLINE Show Dates: April 17 to May 23, 2021

7th Annual Group Show Preview

7th Annual Group Show Preview

•Debra Achen •Julia Arstorp •Deyva Arthur   •Gary Beeber   •Bruce Berkow   •Joan Lobis Brown   •Jenny Carey   •Syl Arena   •John A Benigno   •Linda Cassidy   •Sally Chapman   •Patricia Houghton Clarke   •Ellen Feldman   •Diane Fenster   •Beth Galton   •Steven Parisi Gentile   •Karen Ghostlaw   •Danielle L Goldstein   •Katie Golobic   •Rohina Hoffman   •Susan Higgins   •David Kulik   •Randy Matusow   •Olga Merrill   •C E Morse   •Xuan-Hui Ng   •Catherine Panebianco   •Bruce Panock   •Thomas Pickarski   •Michalis Poulas   •Michael Prais   •Susan Richman   •Russ Rowland   •Jacque Rupp   •Meryl Salzinger   •Paul David Shea   •Vicky Stromee   •Edgar Takoyaki   •Larry Torno   •Benjamin Tankersley   •John Tunney   •Jim Turner   •Karey Walter   •Molly Wood   •Thomas Yackley

The following presentation of images has been arranged / sequenced by Juror, Paula Tognarelli. It simulates an imaginary walk around our physical gallery space (enjoy your stroll)

Conveyance by Debra Achen

Conveyance by Debra Achen

Landscape #42 by Tomas Pickarski

Landscape #42 by Tomas Pickarski

Perimeter by Michael Poulas

Perimeter by Michael Poulas

Maru by Syl Arena

Maru by Syl Arena

Retro 2 by Edgar Takoyaki

Retro 2 by Edgar Takoyaki

Gym Class by Benjamin Tankersley

Gym Class by Benjamin Tankersley

Disjointed Devotion by Catherine Panebianco

Disjointed Devotion by Catherine Panebianco

Mad Hatter by Diane Fenster

Mad Hatter by Diane Fenster

Magic is Coming by Olga Merrill

Magic is Coming by Olga Merrill

Meet Me Here by Jenny Carey

Meet Me Here by Jenny Carey

Memory Motel by Gary Beeber

Memory Motel by Gary Beeber

Untitled, Savannah GA by David Kulik

Untitled, Savannah GA by David Kulik

Apple Tree by Julia Arstorp

Apple Tree by Julia Arstorp

Maple Leaves by Jim Turner

Maple Leaves by Jim Turner

Untitled by Joan Lobis Brown

Untitled by Joan Lobis Brown

Yard 10 by John A Benigno

Yard 10 by John A Benigno

Floating Orange Poppy by Meryl Salzinger

Floating Orange Poppy by Meryl Salzinger

Poppy 942 by Molly Wood

Poppy 942 by Molly Wood

Self Portrait With Gumby by Bruce Berkow

Self Portrait With Gumby by Bruce Berkow

Preacher Baptising by Deyva Arthur

Preacher Baptising by Deyva Arthur

I See Myself Reflected by Beth Galton

I See Myself Reflected by Beth Galton

End of February by Karen Ghostlaw

End of February by Karen Ghostlaw

Pegasus by Larry Torno

Pegasus by Larry Torno

Up the Hill by Katie Golobic

Up the Hill by Katie Golobic

Peeping by Ellen Feldman

Peeping by Ellen Feldman

The Feeling of Alone by Bruce Panock

The Feeling of Alone by Bruce Panock

Finntown 73 by C E Morse

Finntown 73 by C E Morse

Agnes 1928 by Jacque Rupp

Agnes 1928 by Jacque Rupp

Always Buy Flowers by Rohina Hoffman

Always Buy Flowers by Rohina Hoffman

Juanita, Mexico-USA by Patricia Houghton Clarke

Juanita, Mexico-USA by Patricia Houghton Clarke

The Yard, Early Spring by Susan Higgins

The Yard, Early Spring by Susan Higgins

Out of Context, Schultz Bakery Doorway and Wall by Michael Prais

Out of Context, Schultz Bakery Doorway and Wall by Michael Prais

Stuck in the Brambles by Susan Richman

Stuck in the Brambles by Susan Richman

Magnolia Bud by Randy Matusow

Magnolia Bud by Randy Matusow

White Fallow Buck by Karey Walter

White Fallow Buck by Karey Walter

Singing in the Rain by Thomas Yackley

Singing in the Rain by Thomas Yackley

Victory Marsh by Sally Chapman

Victory Marsh by Sally Chapman

Wave Action by John Tunney

Wave Action by John Tunney

Submerged by Paul David Shea

Submerged by Paul David Shea

What's Unseen by Vicky Stromee

What’s Unseen by Vicky Stromee

Snow by Danielle L Goldstein

Snow by Danielle L Goldstein

Storm City by Russ Rowland

Storm City by Russ Rowland

Metamorphosis by Huan-Hui Ng

Metamorphosis by Xuan-Hui Ng

Videos

Video - Blue Arising by Linda Cassidy

Video – Blue Arising by Linda Cassidy (opens in new tab)

Video - Cause and Effect by Steven Parisi Gentile

Video – Cause and Effect by Steven Parisi Gentile (opens in new tab)


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