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GuruShots Presents
PRAXIS GALLERY • MINNEAPOLIS • USA
Opening Night Reception: Friday, Dec 3rd 7pm-9pm
Exhibition Dates: Sat & Sun Dec 4th & 5th, 2021 12pm-6pm

We are very excited to present a selection of the winning photos from our 'Powerful Composition' and 'Best of Black & White' challenge that will take place at Praxis Gallery in Minneapolis, United States in December 2021.

A huge congratulations is owed to those top ranked photographers showcased here.

Enjoy the incredible photos on display and don't forget to check out our other GuruShots exhibitions.

To find out more about GuruShots, please visit us at www.gurushots.com

View virtual gallery here.

POWERFUL COMPOSITION

BEST OF BLACK & WHITE

PRAXIS PHOTO ARTS CENTER  | INFO@PRAXISGALLERY.COM  |  612-345-5571  |  2637 27TH AVE S. MINNEAPOLIS | ENTER PARKING LOT  |  FREE SECURE OFF-STREET PARKING
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Praxis Gallery | Photo Arts Center Presents

ARTIST TALKING SERIES


Event Date: Tuesday 7pm - 8pm,  December 14th, 2021

Admission Information

Members free entry

Non-Members Suggested $10 donation at the door. 

Hors D'oeuvre & Beverages Served 

Seating is Limited Please RSVP at Eventbrite

Learn more about Elizabeth Flinsch

PRAXIS PHOTO ARTS CENTER  | INFO@PRAXISGALLERY.COM  |  612-345-5571  |  2637 27TH AVE S. MINNEAPOLIS | ENTER PARKING LOT  |  FREE SECURE OFF-STREET PARKING
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© Gary Beeber

 International Juried Photography Exhibition

Guest Curator Laura Valenti
DON'T MAKE ME LAUGH

Opening Reception: Saturday Dec 18th, 6pm-8pm
Exhibition Dates: Dec 18, 2021 - Jan 3rd, 2022

Guest Curator | Laura Valenti

Spinning humor out of tragedy is by no means a new phenomenon. Humor and irony are an historic way of processing fear and tragedy.

Humor and absurdity provide a healthy outlet for some people to diffuse feelings of doom and uncertainty - helping people struggling with depression and anxiety of conflicts such as our current global pandemic and civic unrest.
"Human beings are wired to cope, and we're wired to be funny -- even darkly humorous."
"Using humor as a coping strategy and connecting with other people who have that same approach has been greatly normalized through the digitization of our culture," Andrews says. "Now, people who use humor as a coping strategy have instantaneous access to millions of other people, and we find our niches and networks." Bart Andrews

 Praxis Gallery presents submission of photographic works that explore humor and irony in its varied styles including: candid moments, satire, dark humor, surreal, dry and deadpan just to name a few of the many iterations of this genre.

PRAXIS PHOTO ARTS CENTER  | INFO@PRAXISGALLERY.COM  |  612-345-5571  |  2637 27TH AVE S. MINNEAPOLIS | ENTER PARKING LOT  |  FREE SECURE OFF-STREET PARKING
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© Wendi Schneider

 International Juried Photography Exhibition

LANDSCAPES

Opening Reception: Saturday, Dec 18th 6pm-8pm
Exhibition Dates: Dec 18, 2021 - Jan 3rd, 2022

Juror: Wendi Schneider

“Landscape photography shows spaces within the world, sometimes vast and unending, but other times microscopic. Landscape photographs typically capture the presence of nature but can also focus on man-made features or disturbances of landscapes. Many landscape photographs show little or no human activity and are created in the pursuit of a pure, unsullied depiction of nature, devoid of human influence—instead featuring subjects such as strongly defined landforms, weather, ambient light and other sublime elements. Beyond purely aesthetic considerations, landscapes often contain intensely personal and emotional subjectivities; evidence of secret histories of fondness, love, and nurturing - or of past emotional turbulence, loss, longing and regret.

 

Praxis Gallery presents photographic artwork that explores a broad, interpretive, and personal investigation of the landscape - both as a place, or an idea - as a literal expression or conceptual iteration. 

PRAXIS PHOTO ARTS CENTER  | INFO@PRAXISGALLERY.COM  |  612-345-5571  |  2637 27TH AVE S. MINNEAPOLIS | ENTER PARKING LOT  |  FREE SECURE OFF-STREET PARKING
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© Gary Beeber

Praxis Gallery | Photo Arts Center Presents

Pictures from Sylvester Manor

A Solo Exhibition by Gary Beeber
Opening Night Reception: To Be Announced
Exhibition Dates: April 16th - 30th, 2022
Sylvester Manor, Shelter Island

When living in Sag Harbor, NY one of my great pleasures was taking the 10 minute ferry trip to Shelter Island (whose sleepy beauty starkly contrasts with the glitz and glamor of the Hamptons) and exploring/documenting Sylvester Manor. The island was originally inhabited by indigenous peoples, but was officially established as a slave holding provisioning plantation in 1652 by Nathaniel Sylvester, a sugar merchant from Barbados, who purchased the entire island for 1600 pounds of sugar. Sylvester Manor has been in the Sylvester family for 11 generations. Descendants of Nathaniel Sylvester used slaves to work the plantation until early in the 19th century when slavery was abolished in the north.People relate to this series because of Sylvester Manor’s history and mystery. I was drawn to it for those same reasons, and of course it’s sad, dark haunting beauty.

PRAXIS PHOTO ARTS CENTER  | INFO@PRAXISGALLERY.COM  |  612-345-5571  |  2637 27TH AVE S. MINNEAPOLIS | ENTER PARKING LOT  |  FREE SECURE OFF-STREET PARKING