According to editor Brian K. Mahoney, “…. we were smitten with Allison Leach’s staged photographs of imagined imperialist nincompoops of yesteryear from the get-go…. The more we lived with Leach’s goofy adventurers—revealing the basic absurdity of colonialism through their collective fiction—the more we couldn’t live without them. … What says America better than a man waving a flag? Never you mind it’s the Union Jack.”
Theaters and the Theatrical with photographs by Stefanie Klavens, Nandita Raman, Michael Hunold and Allison Leach continues through July 31.
Meet Allison and the other artists at a Closing Reception and belo3rd Gallery Stroll on Saturday, July 30 from 5-8pm.
Elliot Ross‘s new book, with 50 photographs from his on-going series, “Animal” has been published by Schilt Publishing in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and is distributed in London by Thames and Hudson and in the US by Ingram Book Company.
‘The haunting animal portraits of the American Elliot Ross question our relation to other creatures and the ways we perceive the animal world’. Manfred Zollner in fotoMAGAZIN
“Animal” can be ordered online from Schilt, Photo-Eye, and Amazon. A Special Edition is available which includes a numbered and signed archival pigment print in a number and signed book in slipcase.
Elliot exhibited prints from “Animal” at the Davis Orton Gallery in June. The gallery has a selection of matted prints available.
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
Sylvia Plachy who will exhibit at the Davis Orton Gallery from September 23 to October 17 has a series of photographs of performer Tilda Swinton and writer-director, Sally Potter in the July 20 edition of the Village Voice. Online you will find a terrific slide show of seven images. Also, Plachy’s photographs can be viewed in an illustrated interview with Swinton and Potter by Melissa Anderson, on the occasion of the re-release, eighteen years later of the film they did together, “Orlando.”