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 International Juried Photography Exhibition

MONO - KROMATIK

Opening Night Reception June 19th 6pm-8pm
Exhibit Dates: June 19th - July 3rd, 2021

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. 

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© Elizabeth Flinsch

 International Juried Photography Exhibition

Guest Curator Elizabeth Flinsch

FEMALIA

Opening Night: June 19th 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: June 19th – July 3rd 2021

Guest Curator | Elizabeth Flinsch

We are programmed to understand gender and femininity within narrow and restrictive definitions. Photographs, both historical and contemporary, often reinforce these definitions and boundaries that no longer serve us. 

 

Photography has the power to transcend all manner of boundaries. It can blur miniscule lines between otherwise dichotomous realms of physical and philosophical space. If we are to reflect on photography’s capacity to challenge concepts of gender and femininity, we enter into an extraordinary opportunity to re-envision and expand our understanding of all who identify as women. We can confront our programmed understandings and reinterpret, both what is in front of the camera and what is behind it. 

Praxis Gallery presents photographic art or lens-based artwork that challenges, criticizes, redefines, and disrupts our concepts of female identity. 

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© Ellen Jantzen

 International Juried Photography Exhibition

LIQUID ~ SKY

Opening Reception: Saturday July 17th 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: July 17th - July 31st, 2021

 

Juror | Ellen Jantzen

Liquid conforms to the shape of its container. The sky is an abstract sphere, centered on the earth. Liquid, Water, Sky and the liminal space between are by definition poetic and symbolic. Yet there are infinite iterations of liquid & sky: consider our human drive to master and contain liquids (pools, levies, faucets and bottles); idiomatic lamentations of “spilt milk” or “water under the bridge”– while also reaching upward in towering buildings, air planes, and rockets pushing skyward.

Praxis Gallery presents photographic art that explores the ideas of liquid and sky in their myriad iterations; from landscapes to still life – from scientific to conceptual, Praxis seeks a broadly interpreted investigation of these forever flowing, forever ethereal ideas. 

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 International Juried Small Group Exhibit

ANTHOLOGIES 2

Six Artists • Six Short Stories
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 17th 6-8pm
Exhibit Dates: July 17th - 31st, 2021

Jury Panel: Praxis Directors

Praxis Gallery presents our biennial, small group exhibition featuring narrative based collections of photographic art limited to six artists with four images each. The title of the show, Anthologies, is derived from the Greek meaning “to gather, or collect”. In this precise sense Praxis Gallery seeks to explore the manner in which photographic artists gather and organize images into collections - thereby creating meaning. However, this is not an exercise in sequencing images or linear chronologies; it is more an interpretive exploration of the interdependence of each image vis a vis the collective meaning of the group of images - indulging the viewer to extract their own subjectivities, searching for meaning out of collected images that may seem meandering, anfractuous and excursionary – as much as they may also seem explicit and absolute in substance.

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© Brandon Movall

Praxis Gallery | Photo Arts Center Presents

VOLUME 1: 2016-2021 

5 YEARS OF BPHOTOGRAPHY

Event Date: Saturday 6pm, Sept 11th, 2021
Brandon Movall 

BPHOTOGRAPHY is 5 years old this September! To commemorate this achievement, BPHOTOGRAPHY is releasing VOLUME 1: 2016-2021 - a new photobook containing all of his award-winning images from the last 5 years. Join us on September 11th at 6pm at Praxis Gallery to celebrate the book launch and 5 years of great photos.

Flyer for event

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© Eduardo Lopez Moreno

Praxis Gallery | Photo Arts Center Presents
A Solo Exhibition by Eduardo Lopez Moreno
Opening Night Reception: To Be Announced
Exhibition Dates: Oct 16th - 30th 2021
Eduardo Lopez Moreno

I am an architect, with a masters in sociology and PhD in urban geography. I am considered as a social photographer. My photos are a look at someone’s world, a journey into their space and their life; an attempt to build a story without affection, as part of a social commitment. I present different visual stories that intersect in the streets and in their plurality create a certain connection.

 

I want to build visual bridges that bring closer different people, places and words, in an attempt to unite and integrate through symbolism, imagery and space. The essence of parks, markets, religious celebrations, city functions, and movements of people, all reflect a way of being that after all have too many similarities and points in common in many parts of the world. I hope these images arouse more suspicions than certainties in a way that is possible to speculate with them to open paths of contrasting narratives.

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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.

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