Thursday, September 24, 2015

New York Diptychs: I & II by Robert Kalman at The Gallery at Still River Editions

© Robert Kalman
The exhibit "New York Diptychs: I & II" features 22 of photographer Robert Kalman's large format black and white portraits of New Yorkers. It will be at the Gallery at Still River Editions from October 10 through December 18, 2015. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, October 10 from 2 pm - 4 pm.

Robert Kalman, who lives in Brewster, NY, uses an 8"x10" film camera to photograph people on the street in New York City. His method makes him different from other street photographers, many of whom shoot candidly with smaller cameras, or using digital gear. He asks each subjects a question, and they answer in their own writing, which appears with their portraits.

The resulting diptychs are beautiful portraits first, and also brilliant glimpses into the lives of New Yorkers. While Kalman shoots traditional black and white film, he scans his negatives as well as his subjects' writing into the computer and prints them digitally. Kalman chooses to wait until it is time to scan to see what his subject has written. While his working method is controlled, it maintains an element of surprise.

Some of the photographs were first shown at Soho Photo Gallery in April, 2015. The exhibit at Still River Editions also features new photographs from 2015 that have not yet been exhibited.

The Gallery at Still River Editions is located at 128 East Liberty St., Danbury, Connecticut.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Dimensional Contrast at Art & Frame of Danbury: Dayna Wenzel & Shona Curtis

The exhibit "Dimensional Contrast" features photographs by Shona Curtis and sculpture by Dayna Wenzel and runs from September 26 through November 6, 2015 at Art & Frame Gallery in Danbury. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, September 26 from 5 pm - 7 pm with light refreshments and a musical performance by Wendy Cahill of Sans Cherubs. There will be an artist talk Thursday, October 15 at 6 pm. Art & Frame of Danbury is located at 60 Newtown Rd., Danbury, Connecticut.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Newtown Arts Festival takes place Sept. 19 and 20, 2015

© Tara Tomaselli
Photographer Tara Tomaselli is among the artists selected by jury to exhibit and sell work at the Newtown Arts Festival on September 19 and 20 2015. The festival runs from 10 am - 6 pm both days (rain or shine) outdoors at Fairfield Hills Campus, 3 Primrose St., Newtown, CT.

The festival also hosts music, dance, poetry and demonstrations. A schedule is available here.

Members of SCAN and Flagpole Photographers will be there as well discussing membership and giving demonstrations.
Still River Editions is pleased to announce a new canvas to our already large selection of print media. Hahnemuhle Leonardo Glossy Canvas. A cotton canvas with a gloss inkjet coating. Its surface is water resistant and hard-wearing and does not require varnishing after printing. Stop by to see a sample or request one sent to you via US mail.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Gene Gort "Venetian" at Five Points Gallery

Gene Gort's installation "Venetian" will be exhibited at Five Points Gallery, 33 Main St., Torrington, CT from Thursday, September 17 through Saturday, October 17, 2015. There is an opening reception Friday, Sept 18 at 6 pm and there will be and artist panel conversation on Friday, October 2 at 6 pm.

From his website: "This series is based on photos taken during morning walks in Venice in June 2013. Each morning, as I walked past the luminous stucco walls of the city, I took photos of the color variations. The images are intentionally blurred to highlight the color palette and de-emphasize the surfaces or "object-ness" of the architecture. The series is organized in seven color groups meant to be exhibited as discreet sets of five images. They are inkjet prints in editions of 3 with 2 artist proofs. The prints are 28" x 28" on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, 308 gsm with Epson Ultrachrome Inkset."

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Four artists' "Stories" at Trailer Box Gallery

© Mark Savoia
The exhibit "Stories" features artists Suzanne Benton, Hope Killcoyne, Mark Savoia, Cathy Vanaria, and will run from September 12 through October 10, 2015 at Trailer Box Gallery, 15 Great Pasture Rd., Danbury, CT. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, September 12, from 5 pm - 7 pm.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

WCSU Faculty Art Exhibit Opens Thurs 9/3/15

A reception for the Department of Art Faculty Exhibition will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 3, 2015. in the Art Gallery of the Visual and Performing Arts Center on the WCSU Westside campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension in Danbury. The exhibit will be on display from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, through Sept. 13. The reception and exhibition will be free and the public is invited.

Faculty participants will include: Bob AlberettiVincent BaldassanoDavid BoyajianDavid BradfordRiley BrewsterLeslie Cober-GentryDavid FerreiraChris HartmanJilaine JonesStacey KolbigJurg LanzreinEd LittleMegan Marden,  Sabrina MarquesPlonia NixonFran PatnaudeMarjorie PortnowKaren RoffKen ScagliaElyse ShapiroDavid SkoraJack TomCatherine Vanaria and Terry Wells.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Marko Susla in Salmagundi Club Annual Juried Photography & Graphics Show

Marko Susla's photograph "And So I Wander" is included in the Salmagundi Club Annual Juried Photography & Graphics Exhibition. There is a closing reception and awards ceremony on Friday, August 7 at 6 pm. The Salmagundi Club is located at 47 5th Ave., New York. The exhibit opened on July 27, 2015.

This competitive fine art exhibition is comprised of works from all over the country. This annual presentation allows both well known and up-and-coming artists to exhibit their work in the Salmagundi Club's prestigious galleries.

Monday, July 13, 2015

New Still River Editions discussion group

Still River Editions is pleased to announce its new discussion group on Yahoo. Its easy to join. Open discussions on art, photography, digital printing, etc. Check it out, start a topic or join in on one already started. Still River Editions Yahoo E-Group

Friday, July 10, 2015

Phyllis Crowley in "Voicings" exhibit at City Gallery, New Haven

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Photographer Phyllis Crowley is one of four artists featured at City Gallery in an exhibit called "Voicings" which runs from July 9, until August 2, 2015. The other artists featured are Meg Bloom, Kathy Kane and Karen Wheeler.

There is an opening reception on Friday, July 10 from 5pm - 7 pm. City Gallery is located at 994 State St., New Haven.

A Daily Nutmeg story gives some insight into the title.