© Aaron Nesheim

Praxis Gallery | Photo Arts Center Presents

This Could Have Been Avoided

A Solo Exhibition by Aaron Nesheim
Postponed Artist Reception: May 15th,2021
Exhibition Dates: April 17th - May 15th, 2021

Aaron Nesheim | This Could Have Been Avoided

On the evening of May 25th, 2020 our community was reminded that the status quo remained the same. The world watched as a Minneapolis Police Officer knelt on a black mans neck until he died. After years of calling for reform in the way police interact with the community and the often violent consequences, many in our city had seen enough. This project is from my ongoing documentation of communities efforts to improve the lives of people of color, and other marginalized groups. My aim is to shed light on those working toward reforms. To amplify the voices of those whose efforts have gone unnoticed.

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 International Juried Photography Exhibition

THE BEAUTY IN MADNESS

Opening Night Reception May 15th 6-8pm
Exhibit Dates: May 15th - 29th 2021

Juror | Sarah Weiss

Madness (mental illness) is something that frightens and fascinates us all. It is a word with which we are universally familiar yet haunts the human imagination. Through centuries, in poetry, prose, drama, and the visual arts, “madness" has been on display for all to see. 

With devastating effect, mental illness can disturb our commonsense assumptions; create unbearable disruptions in the routine of daily living; and turn our experience and our expectations upside down. And yet, it is this upside-down world view that opens a universe of unique and inventive perspectives oblivious to those from free from disruptions of the mind.
 

Praxis Gallery presents work that explores ideas linked to mental health, be it conflict or humor, fiction or fact, or any other literal or ephemeral lens-based investigation. We welcome photographic art that questions conventional assumptions about mental health or celebrates the unique perspective only visible to those who can see the "beauty in madness”.

© Sarah Weiss

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© Dallas Crow

 International Juried Photography Exhibition

Letters, Numbers & Symbols

Opening Night Reception May 15th 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: May 15th - May 29th, 2021

Juror | Dallas Crow

What’s written, scrawled, printed, posted, erased, illegible, letters, words, glyphs, equations, signatures, graffiti, advertising, envelopes, love letters, cursive, ampersands, abbreviations, charts, graphs, lines in the sand, hieroglyphs, runes, legends, typos, billboards, mistakes, regrets, palimpsests, fragments, fractions, chicken scratch, alphabets, phrases, nouns, verbs, neon, slogans, documents.

 

Praxis presents photographic art that includes letters, numbers, words, and/or symbols as a fundamental aspect of the composition. 

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© Artist

 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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© 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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© Eduardo Lopez Moreno

Praxis Gallery | Photo Arts Center Presents
A Solo Exhibition by Eduardo Lopez Moreno
Opening Night Reception: To Be Announced
Exhibition Dates: TBD
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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