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New Space Upgrade / The Secret Lives of Buildings

Featuring Marc Yankus' fine art photography exhibition titled "The Secret Lives of Buildings."

Exciting news happening at ClampArt! 

ClampArt, like pioneers, are forging a new neighborhood, and designing a new formula for how works are seen and sold. 

Recently, ClampArt opened their new gallery space located at 247 West 29th Street, New York City. The new space is a major upgrade, measuring four times the amount of square footage since their previous location. ClampArt now has a mezzanine and nineteen-foot ceilings, which allows them to exhibit works of a larger scale than they previously could. More importantly, the new location is highly accessible, standing nearby two main subway lines. 

Marc Yankus’ latest solo show, “The Secret Lives of Buildings,” is currently on display at ClampArt until November 26, 2016. 

“In some ways this work is capturing a historical record of the city....between documentation and fiction.”  Marc Yankus

A Love Story

 Amanda Fortier, My Beautiful Wife

Amanda Fortier, My Beautiful Wife

Every day is Valentine’s Day!

The day before the official Valentine's Day, I am introducing my new body of work titled Amanda, a love story. This work is honest and deeply personal, which I am sharing with the intention of inspiring others to love.

I would like to thank the following people who have helped with their feedback and guidance: 

Manjari Sharma
Paul Aresu
Clifford Hausner
Thomas Egger
Katrina Lee Ford
Elizabeth Harnarine
Vicente Munoz 
Ronald Porcelli 

The Making of 3rd Rail

Foley Gallery, New York City, January 21, 2015; Opening of 3rd Rail by artist Clay Patrick McBride

Wednesday night, an exciting evening on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Clay Patrick McBride brings to light his most anticipated exhibition yet. The show has a sense of danger, darkness and captivating power. Mr. McBride’s recent body of work about New York City’s underworld represents a conflict in his conscious comparable to being stuck in purgatory, a dark place of uncertainty that he had to go through and come out. 

"3rd rail is a must see event that is raw, expressive and powerful."  

Mr. McBride’s art installation is analogous to how we see through glass and doors opening and closing in the subway. He uses the storefront glass as another surface layer in front of his large wheat-paste black and white photographs measuring up to four by eight feet long. All pieces are one of a kind, achieved by scratching the edges and treating their surfaces. The display resembles a giant tiled black granite wall that was meant to inhibit the space.

3rd Rail is on view through February 22nd. Foley Gallery is open Wednesday – Sunday, 12:00 - 6:00 pm. Please see Press Release for additional information. 


About CPMcB

NYC-based photographer Clay Patrick McBride began his visual training in the South of France, where he spent his late teens and early twenties studying painting and art history. He eventually turned his focus to photography, moving to New York City in the early 1990s to attend the School of Visual Arts. While earning his BFA, McBride developed a bold style of portraiture intended to both celebrate and empower the subject with humor and honesty.

McBride’s portraits of top athletes and musicians such as LeBron James, Allen Iverson, Norah Jones, Jay Z, and Kanye West have appeared in countless magazines, among them Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated and Parade. His commercial work includes dozens of album covers for Sony, Blue Note and Atlantic Records, as well as print campaigns for Pontiac, Boost Mobile and Nike. The past few years have seen McBride expand into moving pictures with a number of short film projects and music videos. Characterized by a stark surrealist quality, his film work is an exciting and logical extension of his still photography. Current productions include The Incredible Exploding Boy, an autobiographical feature that explores father-son relationships, insanity and addiction.

In 2013, McBride earned his Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts – where he has also served as an instructor for nearly 10 years. McBride currently resides in Rochester NY and is a professor at the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology.  


Based on CPMcB's Recent Work

SVA Subway Poster Advertisements (1 of 3)

SVA subway Poster Advertisements (2 of 3)

SVA subway Poster Advertisements (3 of 3)

Feature Shoot

35 Voyeuristic Photos of People on Public Transport Around the World

5th Avenue and 42nd Street, Bryant Park in Manhattan

I am very happy to announce that one of my photographs from “Sub conscious way” has been highlighted on Feature Shoot, “35 Voyeuristic Photos of People on Public Transport Around the World.” 

For more details about this work please click here!

Castell Photography Gallery: 2014 NEXT

2014 “NEXT” New Photographic Visions

5th Avenue and 42nd Street, Bryant Park in Manhattan

With great pleasure, I would like to announce that one of my art pieces from “Sub conscious way” will be included in an upcoming group exhibition at Castell Photography Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina called “NEXT” New Photographic Visions. The exhibition dates are November 07, 2014 through December 20, 2014. (Opening Reception: November 7, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.)

Exhibiting artists include:

Ben Altman, Bina Altera, Sheri Lynn Behr, Christopher Borrok, Debi Cornwall, Sharron Diedrichs, KK DePaul, Francisco Diaz, Deb Young, Fran Forman, Juno Gemes, Ray Grasse, Lavonne Hall, Jessica Hines, Bilo Hussein, Ellen Jantzen, Michael Jantzen, Sarah Jun, Won Kim, Karen KlinedinstDavid Shannon, Ben Marcin, Jennifer Mcclure, Jim McKinniss, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Jessica Owen, Randhy Rodriguez, Donna RosserMark Roussel, Andi Schreiber, Magdalena Sole, and Kevin Wo.

Visual Arts Journal Publication

New York City, October 16, 2014; I am honored to announce that my work was published in the ‘Visual Arts Journal’ Fall 2014, along with notes in the Alumni Exhibitions section regarding my two group exhibitions along with other very talented artists.

For more information please see the following blog titles: Wondrous Indeed and Natural Selection

Shut Eye: Lenscratch Exhibition

Photographs of people sleeping or with their eyes closed…

"Hot Summer Day" from Body of Work Amanda

I am pleased to announce that one of my images has been featured in Lenscratch’s “Shut Eye” online Exhibition. For more details please click here!

About the Photograph

This photograph was taken in Brooklyn, New York during one of the few hot summer days we got this year (2014.) Amanda was feeling very uncomfortable because she was near the end of her pregnancy and the heat was not helping. Therefore, I opened all the windows in our apartment to get some cross ventilation. She leaned back to a corner in our bedroom to feel the breeze come in. I wanted to photograph the sunset, but the light was far more interesting in our bedroom.

This photograph contains lots of symbols (pregnant, dream catcher, shadow on the neck, head + arms + hands position, color of the shirt, and the warmth of the image) which were not intended. The reality is, I only saw a beautiful woman when I looked through the viewfinder and pressed the shutter button to make this photograph.

From this accomplishment, I would like to introduce my new body of work in progress which is titled “Amanda” after my beautiful wife.

“Amanda”

August 2014; Fort Pond Bay, Montauk NY 

Since getting the wonderful news of her pregnancy, Amanda fantasized of the idea of going to Fort Pond Bay to submerge herself in the calm waters and sense weightlessness. Feeling that her body is changing, movements becoming more restricted and knowing that the window for baby and mom to be together as one floating in the bay is closing, the fantasy became a strong desire.

She had been wanting to do this for the past eight months, and when it happened; it was magical!

Amanda and I have been together for over 9 years, and my camera has been beside me for the majority of this time capturing moments I want to remember. The first time I met Amanda was through a professional studio portrait on a computer screen.  Although, her profile picture was beautiful, it did not say much about her character other than the obvious. My first words to her were “You are beautiful!” to which she replied “You are not bad yourself!”

I truly enjoy making photographs of people, especially of Amanda because I am in love with her beauty and fascinated with her face. During our early days, Amanda was never too fond of photography. In fact, she did not want me to take portraits of her. During this time, she began to love me and with that I earned her trust.

Love taught me how to feel every portrait, and time sharpened my senses for the kinds of photographs I wanted to make. Although, at times her patience can be fleeting, I have managed to capture the beauty I am in love with.

And so, this new body of work is from my vast collection of portraits of love for my beautiful wife, Amanda.

Road Trip: Lenscratch Exhibition

I am very happy to announce that one of my images has been featured in Lenscratch’s Road Trip online Exhibition. For more details please click here!

About the Photograph

This photograph was taken on route 78 in Warren, New Jersey during a strong snow storm. It was a disturbing accident, where the car in front of us lost control and caused a snow ball effect disaster involving at least fifty cars. As I remember, this accident occurred at slow speed, but could not be controlled due to the weather conditions. The collective force of mangled metal running down hill was analogous to a river going down stream. From this unfortunate event, I managed to capture this photograph which I titled “Dead River Rd” after the overpass above the accident.

 

Purchased by Private Collector

I am thrilled to announce that I sold another one of my prints from my body of work “Sub conscious way” to a private collector.

In this photograph, I am inspecting the work before it goes to another facility for a custom frame finish. Measuring at 60” wide x 22.5” tall, it is the largest size available from this series. In addition, there are other smaller sizes available for sale. Please contact me at info@randhyrodriguez.com for additional information. 

Natural Selection Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Calumet Gallery, New York City, February 20, 2014; The atmosphere was full of excitement, lots of familiar faces plus new ones have come together under one roof to celebrate photography.

In my opinion, this show has been one of the most successful I have been part of. Part of the exhibit’s success was the gallery space. Calumet Gallery can easily hold 250 or more people with enough space for them to walk freely holding a drink, eating appetizers, and talking with friends while enjoying the show. It is safe to say that this is what had happened during the event plus more.

In addition, the show was well received by the people. The diverse list of exhibiting artists shared a common interest which touches the development and evolution of their personal work. Exhibiting artists and visitors both got to enjoy a great night with friends and families plus a chance to connect with new people.

On behalf of all exhibiting artists, I would like thank the School of Visual Arts for helping us with the show. Last but not least, a special thank you to Calumet Photographic for providing us with such space for the celebration of photography.

Overall Gallery Interior Space

Exhibiting Artists, Works

Left to right, works from Dila AtayImara Moore Diana Kahrim,  Bina Altera and Anna Colliton

Fruits of Nature  Dila Atay
In Fruits of Nature elaborate miniature still lives address the imaginary line of fear and wonder as humankind interacts with wildlife. Additionally,the work questions how much damage humankind is causing to the planet and what we can do to right our wrongs.  

 Revelation Through Trees  Imara Moore
After her father’s death, the artist found herself comforted by trees, which appeared to her as representations of a dialog between reality and spirituality. Revelation Through Trees is a collection of photographs taken during this time. 

A Fisherman's Journey  Diana Kahrim
Born and raised in a fishing village in the Caribbean, the artist grew up with her father’s stories that shaped her life, defined her values and inspired her ambitions. In A Fisherman's Journey she returned to the village of her birth to photograph its residents and explore a way of life that so intimately influenced her.

Immemorial  Bina Altera 
Immemorial is a series of images of objects that represent legacy, death, personal relationships or power symbols that act as footprints or significant markers in people’s lives.

Thursday on the Island  Anna Colliton
Thursday on the Island is a visual representation of a mystery story that explores the themes of loss, isolation and confusion, as well as searching and finding.

Left to right, works from Vicente Muñoz, Masha Ermak and Clay Patrick McBride

Euphoria  Vicente Muñoz
Euphoria seeks to understand electronic dance music, DJs, and raves as a means of social interaction, pleasure and escape from reality.  

The Strangers  Masha Ermak
Inspired by a raw chicken, the artist abstracts her own body to invent new creatures with human personalities. The Strangers flips beauty on its end, playfully forcing the viewer to see the human form in a new way.

Underworld  Clay Patrick McBride
Underworld investigates the New York City subway system and its passengers. It portrays the subway as a separate and almost subconscious realm, where the basest of human fears of apply.

Throughput  Elizabeth Harnarine
Throughtput examines the strange experience of living with Crohn’s Disease and the discovery that, despite the overwhelming amount of information and technology available, there are very few options for controlling its impact on daily life.

 Beauty Blueprints  Heather Meyers
In Beauty Blueprints the artist photographs her subjects and then has them mark-up their portraits for retouching. This process becomes a collaborative exploration of the effects of societal ideals of beauty and self-image.

 Mind Chatter  Stephanie Guttenplan
Mind Chatter presents a visual representation of an ongoing internal dialogue in a collection of self-portraits that express fantasized and theatrical private thoughts.  the effects of societal ideals of beauty and self-image. 

Left to right, works from Shelly Au, Cana AtayLavonne Hall and Randhy Rodriguez

 Two Beautiful Daughters  Shelly Au
Two Beautiful Daughters is a series of images depicting how China’s rapid growth has ushered in the destruction of history and communities. The artist finds hope and courage through the chaos and brokenness of demolition.

Disquieting Muses  Cana Atay
Disquieting Muses portrays fictional stories based on conscious and unconscious memories. They tell the journey of a conflicted woman seeking to find and overcome moments in her past that haunt her.

 Correlations  Lavonne Hall
Correlations is a project that explores the connection New York City residents feel to specific locations within their city. Two elements of each image—the subject and the location—form a complex relationship of layers and reflections. 

Left to right, works from Randhy Rodriguez and Yannick Bindert

Sub conscious way  Randhy Rodriguez
Sub conscious way explores the effects of imposed architectural spaces on the subconscious mind and how the uninviting, confusing and labyrinthine design of subway stations is beautiful and inspiring when seen with an inquisitive eye.

Wild Encounters in the Remnants of the City  Yannick Bindert
Wild Encounters in the Remnants of the City combines the tragic beauty of abandoned structures with the symbolic hope of renewed life found in the presence of wildlife.
The artist imagines an eyewitness account of the last man on Earth, for whom these encounters have taken on new meanings of beauty, companionship and survival.

MPS Digital Photography, Class of 2014 Work in Progress

The gallery of the class of 2014 features a diversity of work created to fulfill fall and spring class assignments. The images were printed on media donated by MOAB Paper by Legion. Curated by Katrin Eismann

Left to right, works from Hsin Wang, Andre Avanessian, Adriano HultmannSarah Jun, Henny Gylfadottir, Ailin Blasco and Mark Roussel

Left to right, works from Sharron Diedrichs, Lacy Kiernan, Bilo Hussein, Kevin Wo and Meg Laubscher

Left to right, works from Meg LaubscherWon Kim, Jaime Lefkowitz and Evy Reinhart

Left to right, works from Evy Reinhart, Victoria Hardina and Zilan Fan

MPS Digital Photography, Class of 2014

Hsin Wang, Andre Avanessian, Adriano Hultmann, Sarah Jun, Jaime Cody, Ailin Blasco, Henny Gylfadottir, Lacy Kiernan, Agnieszka Korbica, Zilan Fan, Victoria Hardina, Bilo Hussein, Jonathan Kanter, Meg Laubscher, Jaime Lefkowitz, Gale Martineau, Kitty Mussallem, Evy Reinhart, Mark Roussel, Jeff Shaffer, Josh shagam, Jane Sheng, Alison Smith, Won Kim, Kevin Wo, Taylor Mickle, Sharron Diedrichs

Wondrous Indeed Exhibition

Location Complex

The Center for Fine Art Photography

February 7, 2014, Fort Collins, Colorado: Opening reception, people from different parts of the United States have congregated to celebrate and enjoy photography at The Center for Fine Art Photography (C4FAP.) As one of the exhibiting artists, I was there representing my work and meeting with people of similar interests. In addition, members of C4FAP and exhibiting artists attending received an exclusive presentation by Phillip Toledano regarding his past and most recent work, which was interesting and engaging. The show was well received by the public, in fact, I had the pleasure to hear great comments about my work from a spectator’s standpoint which was new to me. Overall, it was a very exciting and joyful night.

Main Gallery Overview 

To view additional detailed images of the exhibition please click here

During the exhibition, I met with fellow exhibiting artists to share ideas and talk about our work. These artists were Brenda Biondo, Lori Pond,  David Howe, Thomas Jackson,  Meghan Boilard, Melissa Lynn,  Logan Mock-Bunting, and John Lewis

Here are photographs of some of us: 

 Left to Right:  Randhy Rodriguez  and    David Howe

Left to Right: Randhy Rodriguez and David Howe

 Left to Right:  Randhy Rodriguez , (MB's Work) and  Meghan Boilard  

Left to Right: Randhy Rodriguez, (MB's Work) and Meghan Boilard 

 Left to Right:  Randhy Rodriguez  and  Logan Mock-Bunting

Left to Right: Randhy Rodriguez and Logan Mock-Bunting

Exhibiting Artists

Allyson Anne LambTami BahatCeline BardouClare BensonBrenda BiondoMeghan BoilardRicardo Bouyett,Michael Butler, Mike Enright, Dimitra ErmeidouMingshan Fan, Paul Greenberg, Jess Hardcastle, Melissa Hogan, David HoweThomas Jackson,Kate Jones, John Lewis, Michael Loderstedt, Melissa Lynn, Toby MacLennan, Lilliana MarieYvette MeltzerLogan Mock-BuntingEnrique Munoz-Garcia, Tamy Novak, Jenny PapalexandrisLori PondJessica RechRandhy RodriguezJacinda Russell, Leah Schretenthaler, Harriet Stein, Gordon StettiniusAlison TurnerBenita VanWinkle and Kelsey Wagner.

Portfolio Fabrication

Also, I had the opportunity to meet with Phillip Toledano and Hamidah Glasgow for a portfolio review. See below image and time-lapse of portfolio fabrication. (This is a good example where I get to use my architectural background toward my advantage.)

Handmade Porfolio by Randhy Rodriguez

Natural Selection Exhibition Opening Reception

 Photograph by  Masha Ermak

Photograph by Masha Ermak

"Natural Selection" features the work of 16 emerging photographers from around the globe, and highlights the raw power of their vision as they address fears, insecurities, relationships, mourning, and personal turmoil. The exhibition, curated by NYC gallerist and educator Michael Foley, is on view February 20 through February 28 at the Calumet Photographic Gallery, 22 West 22nd Street in Manhattan. The opening reception will be on February 20 from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

In "Natural Selection," the artists explore the surface and subsurface of the New York subway system, its neighborhoods, music, and nightlife; envision humanity’s impact on the environment, capture urban destruction in China, and the life of a fisherman in Trinidad and Tobago; and address how we perceive ourselves through editorial photography, fine-art compositing, and surreal and deeply personal medical images. NATURAL SELECTION is a brave show that is born out of personal unrest and a yearning for change and evolution, while honoring common vulnerability and morality.

Calumet Gallery

Natural Selection
Fine Art Photography Exhibition
Curated by Michael Foley

On view: February 20th – March 1st

Reception: Thursday, February 20th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Open Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, 
Saturday 10:00 am – 5:30 pm. 
Closed Sunday.

Exhibiting Artists

Bina Altera, Elizabeth Harnarine, Imara Moore, Diana Kahrim, Shelly Au, Yannick Bindert, Clay Patrick McBride, Heather Meyers, Lavonne Hall, Vicente Muñoz, Masha Ermak, Anna Colliton, Dila Atay, Cana Atay, Stephanie Guttenplan, and Randhy Rodriguez (Me.)

Wondrous Indeed Exhibition Opening Reception

This exhibition is bound to be unusual. The juror, Phillip Toledano is an internationally renowned photographer with an eye for finding the incredible in the everyday. While an image of a tree surrounded by floating cheese-balls is an actual unbelievable sculpture, the cat in the woman’s mouth is not. Both the real and the surreal combine to delight the senses in this exhibition. Expect to see things in a whole new way after seeing Wondrous Indeed.

Wondrous Indeed  | THE CENTER FOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Juror Phillip Toledano and several exhibiting artists will attend the First Friday reception celebrating the exhibition from 6-9 on Friday February 7th. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter at @C4FAP to get more news on the latest events and art happenings at the Center.

+ Meet and greet with visiting artists at the reception.
+ Juror talk with Phillip Toledano at 5:00 preceding First Friday reception.
+ Catch the New Exhibitions in the North and Gould Galleries
+ Sponsored by Odell Brewing, and a Fort Fund Grant
+ Exhibitions and Receptions at C4FAP are always free and open to the public
       
THE CENTER WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE ARTISTS CHOSEN FOR THIS EXHIBITION
Exhibiting artists include: Allyson Anne Lamb, Tami Bahat, Celine Bardou, Clare Benson, Brenda Biondo, Meghan Boilard, Ricardo Bouyett, Michael Butler, Mike Enright, Dimitra Ermeidou, Mingshan Fan, Paul Greenberg, Jess Hardcastle, Melissa Hogan, David Howe, Thomas Jackson, Kate Jones, John Lewis, Michael Loderstedt, Melissa Lynn, Toby MacLennan, Lilliana Marie, Yvette Meltzer, Logan Mock-Bunting, Enrique Munoz-Garcia, Tamy Novak, Jenny Papalexandris, Lori Pond, Jessica Rech, Randhy Rodriguez, Jacinda Russell, Leah Schretenthaler, Harriet Stein, Gordon Stettinius, Alison Turner, Benita VanWinkle and Kelsey Wagner.

About C4FAP
Since 2004, The Center for Fine Art Photography has been a preeminent supporter of photography. As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization, the Center is supported globally with donations, grants, and memberships. Based in Fort Collins, CO, the Center for Fine Art Photography offers three public galleries, classes, and online exhibitions that give photographers and photography enthusiasts from all over the world an opportunity to engage with the Center and it’s community. For more information about the Center, including information on workshops, membership, becoming a donor and exhibitions, please visit the website at c4fap.org.

Gallery Location
400 North College Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Download Press Release Here!

Natural Selection: Exhibition Preparation

Architectural Influence

Architectural Floor Plan Sketch of Calumet Gallery Space

Calumet Gallery, New York City: My architectural practice has a major influence in my photography career. Recently, I was at the Calumet Gallery taking some overall dimensions of the space to prepare for the 2014 group exhibition called “Natural Selection” which comprises work from: Bina Altera, Elizabeth Harnarine, Imara Moore, Diana Kahrim, Shelly Au, Yannick Bindert, Clay Patrick McBride, Heather Meyers, Lavonne Hall, Vicente Muñoz, Masha Ermak, Anna Colliton, Dila Atay, Cana Atay, Stephanie Guttenplan, and Randhy Rodriguez (Me.) While I was there doing my work, I found myself using some of the basic tools I used during field visits as an architectural designer. This realization, brought fond memories of the past as well as happiness to the present because I was reassured that both of my careers are interconnected directly with my creativity.

Gallery Space Measure Up Timelapse

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Special Thanks

I would like to thank Daniel Wiess, Lighting Master and Digital Wizard at Calumet Photographic, for giving me a hand with the measure up of the gallery's space. Also, for helping coordinate the upcoming "Natural Selection" exhibition show, which will be taking place at the New York Calumet Gallery located at 22 W. 22nd Street, 2nd fl., New York, NY 10010. The exhibition will be active from opening date February 20 through March 1, 2014.

 

To see the gallery space please click, here!

Meet Judy Rosenblatt

Judy Rosenblatt standing next to her work

Calumet Gallery, New York City, December 23: Today, I was visiting the Calumet Gallery to obtain photographs and dimensions of the space in preparation for the upcoming show called "Natural Selection."

A wonderful lady by the name of Judy Rosenblatt approached me and asked if I was there to photograph the space for the New York City Sierra Club Photography Committee. My answer was no, I was there for a different purpose. Judy looked at me with a smile on her face and said something like, “oh, that is unfortunate because I am not sure if someone from the NYC Sierra Club Committee is doing that and the show will close the 27th of this month.” We continued to talk for 30 minutes or so, and realized that we had many things in common. I was compelled by her happiness and immediate friendship. Fortunately for Judy, I just could not say no to such a lovely person.

2013: Encounters with Nature, December 3–27

Exhibition Space Images

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The Center for Fine Art Photography: Wondrous Indeed with Phillip Toledano

 Randhy Rodriguez made the chosen artist selection

Randhy Rodriguez made the chosen artist selection

The Center for Fine Art Photography (C4FAP) congratulates Randhy Rodriguez for his inclusion in the Wondrous Indeed exhibition. According to C4FAP, there was so much incredible work submitted to this exhibition that selecting fifty images was an incredibly difficult process for Phillip Toledano, Juror.



"Connecting Ends" Day After of Final Installation

   
  
   
  
    Left to right art work from Bina Altera, Heather Meyers,
Stephanie Rachel Guttenplan, Diana Mathura and Dila Atay

Left to right art work from Bina Altera, Heather Meyers, Stephanie Rachel Guttenplan, Diana Mathura and Dila Atay

 Left to right, works from Bina Altera, Heather Meyers and Stephanie Rachel Guttenplan

Left to right, works from Bina Altera, Heather Meyers and Stephanie Rachel Guttenplan

Immemorial  Bina Altera
Immemorial is a series of images of objects that represent legacy, death, personal relationships or power symbols that act as footprints or significant markers in people’s lives.

 Beauty Blueprints  Heather Meyers
In Beauty Blueprints the artist photographs her subjects and then has them mark-up their portraits for retouching. This process becomes a collaborative exploration of the effects of societal ideals of beauty and self-image.

 Mind Chatter  Stephanie Guttenplan
Mind Chatter presents a visual representation of an ongoing internal dialogue in a collection of self-portraits that express fantasized and theatrical private thoughts.  the effects of societal ideals of beauty and self-image.

 

 Left to right, works from Diana Mathura and Dila Atay

Left to right, works from Diana Mathura and Dila Atay

A Fisherman's Journey  Diana Kahrim
Born and raised in a fishing village in the Caribbean, the artist grew up with her father’s stories that shaped her life, defined her values and inspired her ambitions. In A Fisherman's Journey she returned to the village of her birth to photograph its residents and explore a way of life that so intimately influenced her.

Fruits of Nature  Dila Atay
In Fruits of Nature elaborate miniature still lives address the imaginary line of fear and wonder as humankind interacts with wildlife. Additionally,the work questions how much damage humankind is causing to the planet and what we can do to right our wrongs.  

 Left to right, works from Randhy Rodriguez, Rou Bing Li and Lavonne Hall.

Left to right, works from Randhy Rodriguez, Rou Bing Li and Lavonne Hall.

 Works from Randhy Rodriguez

Works from Randhy Rodriguez

Sub conscious way  Randhy Rodriguez
Sub conscious way explores the effects of imposed architectural spaces on the subconscious mind and how the uninviting, confusing and labyrinthine design of subway stations is beautiful and inspiring when seen with an inquisitive eye.

 Left to right, works from Ruo Bing Li and Lavonne Hall

Left to right, works from Ruo Bing Li and Lavonne Hall

Fashion Meet Flora  Ruo Bing Li
Fashion Meet Flora uses the stylistic conventions of fashion and beauty photography to explore the relationship between the human and natural worlds. Some of the images have a fresh, pastel quality, while others are dark and moody. This project creates a sense of blooming beauty, suggesting that beauty exists in all realms of life.

 Correlations  Lavonne Hall
Correlations is a project that explores the connection New York City residents feel to specific locations within their city. Two elements of each image—the subject and the location—form a complex relationship of layers and reflections.

 Left to right, works from Elizabeth Harnarine and Shelly Au

Left to right, works from Elizabeth Harnarine and Shelly Au

Throughput  Elizabeth Harnarine
Throughtput examines the strange experience of living with Crohn’s Disease and the discovery that, despite the overwhelming amount of information and technology available, there are very few options for controlling its impact on daily life.

 Two Beautiful Daughters  Shelly Au
Two Beautiful Daughters is a series of images depicting how China’s rapid growth has ushered in the destruction of history and communities. The artist finds hope and courage through the chaos and brokenness of demolition.

 Left to right, works from Anna Colliton and Imara Moore and Yannick Bindert

Left to right, works from Anna Colliton and Imara Moore and Yannick Bindert

Thursday on the Island  Anna Colliton
Thursday on the Island is a visual representation of a mystery story that explores the themes of loss, isolation and confusion, as well as searching and finding.

 Revelation Through Trees  Imara Moore
After her father’s death, the artist found herself comforted by trees, which appeared to her as representations of a dialog between reality and spirituality. Revelation Through Trees is a collection of photographs taken during this time.

 Wild Encounters in the Remnants of the City  Yannick Bindert
Wild Encounters in the Remnants of the City combines the tragic beauty of abandoned structures with the symbolic hope of renewed life found in the presence of wildlife.
The artist imagines an eyewitness account of the last man on Earth, for whom these encounters have taken on new meanings of beauty, companionship and survival.

 Left to right, works from Cana Atay and Alice Kivlon

Left to right, works from Cana Atay and Alice Kivlon

Disquieting Muses  Cana Atay
Disquieting Muses portrays fictional stories based on conscious and unconscious memories. They tell the journey of a conflicted woman seeking to find and overcome moments in her past that haunt her.

 Dreamscapes  Alice Kivlon
The illustrations in Dreamscapes are seeded from the artist’s dreams. Each element in Dreamscapes, recognizable or not, is fraught with meaning; the relationships within the pieces recreate the intensity of a fleeting dream.

 

 Left to right, works from Joong Yeol Ahn and Vicente Muñoz

Left to right, works from Joong Yeol Ahn and Vicente Muñoz

The Pale City  Joong Yeol Ahn
The Pale City City explores thoughts and emotions regarding the current crisis and looming military threat from North Korea. The artist uses found imagery to integrate violence and militarism into scenes of everyday life.

Euphoria  Vicente Muñoz
Euphoria seeks to understand electronic dance music, DJs, and raves as a means of social interaction, pleasure and escape from reality.  

 Left to right, works from Masha Ermak and Peige Denkin

Left to right, works from Masha Ermak and Peige Denkin

The Strangers  Masha Ermak
Inspired by a raw chicken, the artist abstracts her own body to invent new creatures with human personalities. The Strangers flips beauty on its end, playfully forcing the viewer to see the human form in a new way.

 Danseuses d' Adagio  Paige Denkin
In Danseuses d' Adagio the artist uses an all in-camera technique to show the inner strength and power found, but often overlooked, within ballet dancers. Focusing on female pointé dancers and the wide range of motion that propels them, she hopes to reveal the truth behind these athletes, emphasizing the fluidity of their movements with the raw strength of their bodies.

 Left to right, works from Clay Patrick McBride and Masha Ermak

Left to right, works from Clay Patrick McBride and Masha Ermak

Underworld  Clay Patrick McBride
Underworld investigates the New York City subway system and its passengers. It portrays the subway as a separate and almost subconscious realm, where the basest of human fears of apply.