International Juried Photography Exhibition

AFTER DARK

Opening Night: November 22nd, 2019. 6-8PM
Exhibition Dates: Nov 22nd - Dec 18th, 2019

Juror | Layne Kennedy

“Night does not show things, it suggests them. It disturbs and surprises us with its strangeness. It liberates forces within us which are dominated by our reason during the daytime.” ― Brassai

Spanning two centuries, night photography has captured the collective imagination of the masses. From the infamously long exposures required by early artists, to high speed color films and the advent of digital technology, the subject of the night has inspired an explosion of interest among contemporary artists. Natural vistas, celestial bodies, urban landscapes, factories, artificial structures and nocturnal interludes represent but a few of the limitless subjects of nighttime photography.

Praxis Gallery presents photographic works that explore the fundamental qualities that make night photography - from dusk to dawn - a compelling contemporary art form. 

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 International Juried Photography Exhibition
Opening Night: Oct 25th, 2019
Exhibition Dates: Oct 25th - Nov 24th, 2019

The Shape of Things

Juror | Ross Anderson

The rhythm of surfaces, lines, and values is for me the essence of photography; composition should be a constant of preoccupation... an organic coordination of visual elements. – Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

The term composition means ‘putting together’ or the act of combining parts or elements to form a whole - often adhering to compositional principles that make a work of photographic art more appealing or intriguing to viewers. These principles include the development of rhythm, movement, contrast, balance, unity, proximity and continuity to create expressive and compelling compositions – while emphasizing different visual concepts.

                                                           

Praxis Gallery presents works of art that explore composition as a fundamental aspect of the photographic aesthetic – be it pure visual formalism or in support of thematic objectives.

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The Sublime Landscape

Opening Night: 6-8PM • Sept 27th
Exhibition Dates: Sept 27th - Oct 21st, 2019

Juror | Laura Valenti

The sublime landscape is defined as having the quality of such greatness, magnitude or intensity, whether physical, metaphysical, moral, aesthetic or spiritual, that our ability to perceive or comprehend it is temporarily overwhelmed. According to aesthetic philosophy, the sublime landscapes can include any of five visual components: 1) great ideas, 2) passion, 3) the appropriate use of figures, 4) the right aesthetic diction, and 5) a skillful composition. Praxis Gallery presents photographic artwork that explores a broad, interpretive, and personal investigation of the sublime landscape.

 

 International Juried Photography Exhibition
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 International Juried Photography Exhibition
Opening Reception: Aug 23rd, 6-8PM
Exhibition Dates: August 23rd - Sept 23rd, 2019

The Abstract Image

Juror | Elizabeth Flinsch

‘An abstract photograph draws away from that which is realistic or literal. It draws away from natural appearances and recognizable subjects in the actual world. Some people even say it departs from true meaning, existence, and reality itself. It stands apart from the concrete whole with its purpose instead depending on conceptual meaning and intrinsic form.' John Suler

 

Praxis Gallery presents photographic works that explore the world through an abstracted lens; utilizing elements of color, light, shadow, texture, shape and line to express meaning outside of traditional representational and documentary styles of photography.

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Opening Night, July 26th, 6-8PM
Exhibit Dates: July 26th - Aug 19th, 2019

MONO - KROMATIK

Juror | Sandrine Hermand-Grisel

Half a century after the advent of color film, black and white & monochromatic photography continues to capture our collective imagination.  Utilizing  tone,  contrast,  texture   and   shape, monochromatic photography strips its subject to only the most essential visual elements; revealing  a  sense of  soul,  substance  and meaning – separate from the shifting sentiments, symbolism and cultural associations of color imagery.

 

Praxis Gallery presents photographic works that demonstrate the fundamental qualities that make black and white & monochromatic photography an enduring, contemporary  art form.

 International Juried Photography Exhibition
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 International Juried Photography Exhibition
Opening Night: May 24th, 6-8PM
Exhibition Dates: May 24th - June 23rd, 2019

Sensuous Geographies : The Nude

Juror | Douglas Beasley

The nude form has been portrayed in art throughout history, from the classical era to the enlightenment and the modern era. The nude figure in western art - specifically in photography - has expressed ideals of female and male beauty along with other human qualities including life, energy, and an array of complicated human emotions. Praxis Gallery presents a collection of photographic works that explore the varied iterations of the genre of the nude.

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 International Juried Photography Exhibition

THE DECISIVE MOMENT

Opening Night: 6-8PM, Mar 8th, 2019
Exhibit Dates: Mar 8th - April 8th, 2019

Juror | David L. Parker

Twentieth-century French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson described   the   decisive   moment   as   ‘the    simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms which give that event its proper expression.”

 

While the concept of the decisive moment is often associated with dynamic, synchronic activity captured in an instant - it may just as well apply to the photographic image that records a thoughtful moment of fleeting solitude or calm. 

 

© James Ritchie

Title: Night Lights No. 51