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Miska Draskoczy, Dianne Yudelson on the FENCE in Brooklyn & Boston

Street Jungle by Miska DraskoczyStreet Jungle by Miska Draskoczy

Chilean Flamingos by Dianne YudelsonChilean Flamingos by Dianne Yudelson

The images of Miska Draskoczy and Dianne Yudelson have been selected for inclusion in two  summer-long outdoor exhibitions. Their work appears both in 1000ft long photographic installation, The FENCE at PHOTOVILLEBrooklyn Bridge Park in NYC, and a special curated version of THE FENCE, displayed along the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.  The FENCE is presented by United Photo Industries, Photo District News (PDN), and Brooklyn Bridge Park, and their newest partner, Flash Forward Festival.

Miska’s portfolio, Gowanus Wild was featured in exhibition at the Davis Orton Gallery in April.  Dianne’s portfolio, Antiquary Aviary, will be featured at the Davis Orton Gallery from June 28 to July 28.

Announcing Portfolio Showcase, Animals Real and Imagined: Yudelson and Nickelson

Snowy Egret by Dianne Yudelson Hope Elephants 1 by Jim NichelsonCongratulations to Diane Yudelson and Jim Nickelson.  Their portfolios, Antique Aviary (Yudelson) and Hope Elephants (Nickelson) will be shown at Davis Orton Gallery from June 28 to July 29 in exhibition with The Magnificent Chicken, Tamara Staples and Ink, Rebecca Doughty.  Left: (top) Snowy Egret by Dianne Yudelson, Hope Elephants 1 by Jim Nickelson.

Dianne’s work can also be seen this summer on The Fence at Photoville, Brooklyn and The Fence on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

The deadline for next Davis Orton Gallery Portfolio Showcase call for work is July 10.


Reception for Artists at Davis Orton Gallery and DINE/ART

April 6 Reception at Davis Orton GallerySaturday, April 6 was a great night for art and dining at the Davis Orton Gallery and all of BeLo3rd.  Visitors to the gallery feasted on tastings from Cafe LePerche and feasted upon the  exhibition of photographs by Stephen DiRado (Celestial) and Bob Avakian (From Night to Day) and the portfolios of Susan Bowen (Legs and Feet) and Miska Draskoczy (Gowanus Wild). Thanks to Ellen Feldman for the reception pix.


Jeff Jacobson’s The Last Roll at CPW – reception April 13

from The Last Roll, photograph by Jeff Jacobson

Help celebrate Jeff Jacobson’s newly published book and exhibit by the same name at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. We were delighted to exhibit work from “Melting Point” and “The Last Roll” at the Davis Orton Gallery in 2011. The exhibit at CPW continues through July 16. (above, from The Last Roll by Jeff Jacobson)

Ernie Button’s Vanishing Spirits featured on NPR

Ernie Button Vanishing SpiritsMacallan 101 by Ernie Button

Ernie Button’s series on “Vanishing Spirits,the Dried Remains of Single Malt Scotch” is featured on a recent NPR blog posting by Audrey Carlsen.  It’s an interesting read and includes other terrific images.  Besides their mystery and beauty, his single malt photographs have intrigued researchers at Princeton University’s Complex Fluids Group.  Ernie exhibited images from his series, “Cerealism”, at the Davis Orton Gallery in 2010.

Raves for Tamara Staples’ book “The Magnificent Chicken”

staples blue cochin bantam pullet staplesbookcovermagnificent-chicken_normTamara Staples, who will exhibit at the Davis Orton Gallery June 28 to July 28, has been receiving rave reviews for her new book, published by Chronicle Books, “The Magnificent Chicken”. The book, which features an introduction by Ira Glass of This American Life, has received a number of glowing reviews. The LA Weekly, Slate, and the Wall Street Journal (you need a subscription for this one) are unanimous in their praise for the poultry and the photographer. Tamara was also a guest blogger for the Chronicle Books Blog where she shared the personal side of this project.  Happily, all these sites feature lots of images and information about the book. (above: Blue Cochin Bantam Pullet by Tamara Staples)

Jeff Jacobson’s latest book, “The Last Roll”, now available

jeff jacobson, the last rollDaylight Publications has announced the release of Jeff Jacobson’s latest book, “The Last Roll”.  It may be purchased directly from Daylight and we hope to have some for sale at the gallery very soon.  Jeff exhibited photographs from both “Melting Point” (Nazraeli Press, 2006) and “The Last Roll”  at the Davis Orton Gallery in 2011. Jeff’s photographs are disorienting, mysterious and beautiful. Composed in the camera with no additional manipulation, they pull us in to an unreal world that emerges from the every day.

Landscape Workshop offered by Karen Halverson

Karen Halverson

Karen Halverson, an award winning artist who has exhibited in museums nation-wide and at the Davis Orton Gallery  in 2012 is offering a landscape workshop April 20 to April 24 at her home/studio in beautiful Columbia County. (She will also include applicants who can only attend the weekend of April 20-21.)

This is a great opportunity for photographers to work with an outstanding photographer and teacher to explore new directions re project ideas, aesthetics, technique, picture editing and structuring a portfolio.  Karen, traditionally uses large format cameras in her work but is now also working with a Nikon D 800 and finds the results stand up beautifully – both absolutely and in comparison. She anticipates most attendees will be working digitally.  Contact Karen for more information.