One of seven b/w and color photographs by Sylvia Plachy are online at “Photobooth” the view from the New Yorker photo department. The images are from Sara Ruhl’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando” at Classic Stage Company, on view through October 17. The image above is also in the October 11 edition of the magazine. Also on view through October 17 is “Apparitions,” photographs by Sylvia at the Davis Orton Gallery.
Ernie Button’s portfolio, “Back and Forth” has been published in the online magazine, F-Stop Magazine.
According to Button, “Changes in society aren’t always obvious. Sometimes they can be very subtle. The grocery store rides that many of us enjoyed as children are slowly disappearing from the urban landscape. That mechanical horse or the spaceship ride made a trip to the grocery store bearable as a child but now seems hard to find.” Five years ago, Button began his project of photographing these rides in black and white. He has returned to the same locations and shot roughly the same frame in color – perhaps at a different time of day or slightly different perspective – all to suggest change and the passing of time.
F-STOP MAGAZINE is an online photography magazine featuring contemporary photography from established and emerging photographers from around the world. Each issue has a theme or an idea that the unites the photographs to create a dynamic dialogue among the artists.
Published online, bi-monthly since 2002.
Button’s series, “Cerealism” is currently on view at the Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson NY
As part of the Griffin Museum of Photography’s 16th Juried Exhibition, two photographers have been chosen to showcase their work in a joint show in the Atelier Gallery. Andrea Rosenthal was chosen for her “Stations of the Scale,” a photographic memoir about her problem with overeating that uses text, family materials, and self-portraits to present a visual expression of her inner state. Rosenthal says she was socialized at an early age about the importance of being thin, pretty, and nice. “From the time our pediatrician told my mother I was fat and prescribed a diet, I had a problem with distorted body image and secret eating,” she says. “My life became a long struggle with diet after diet, and I experienced supersized helpings of shame and frustration.” Using text and images of herself as a model, Rosenthal says, “I’ve tried to take an honest but ironic and humorous approach that makes visual what I feel and experience.
Rosenthal’s exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA runs from June 30 through August 29. (Artist talk and reception 6:15 pm., July 1.) Rosenthal’s photobook, “Stations of the Scale,” can be purchased at the museum, from the artist, and in Hudson, NY at the Davis Orton Gallery and Davis Orton Gallery online.
Thanks to Mary Kocol, featured artist at the Davis Orton Gallery for one of her panorama collages – this time – of the Davis Orton Gallery. Through May 30, the gallery is exhibiting Mary’s stunning c-prints, “Gardens and Arboreta” as well as “Short Stories,” paintings by Rebecca Doughty, Mary and Rebecca were in town for the artists reception.