International Juried Photography Exhibition

EMPTY PLACES : ABANDONED SPACES

Open by Appointment
Exhibit Dates: Jan 16th - 30th 2021

Juror | Layne Kennedy

Through the visual representation of abandoned spaces, artifacts of history are at once fresh and new, ancient and decayed. The past continues to live in these forsaken, ruined, or empty spaces and we ask— Who were the people who lived and worked here? What were their lives like? What were their stories? What happened to them in these spaces?

Praxis Gallery presents photographic art that explores the visual and social significance of abandoned space - where derelict factories, churches, private houses or other empty places serve as the basis for creative investigation.

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© Chad Schneider

 International Juried Photography Exhibition

AFTER DARK

Open By Appointment
Exhibition Dates: Dec 19th - Jan 5th, 2021

Juror | Lance Keimig

“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 art that explores the fundamental qualities that make night photography - from dusk to dawn - a compelling contemporary art form. 

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 International Juried Small Group Exhibit

ANTHOLOGIES

Six Artists • Six Short Stories
Open By Appointment
Exhibit Dates: Jan 16th - 30th 2021

Jury Panel: Praxis Directors

Praxis Gallery is inaugurating a triennial, 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 - inviting the viewer to introduce 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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Open By Appointment
Exhibition Dates: February 20th - March 6th, 2021
 International Juried Photography Exhibition

The Abstract Image

Juror | Aline Smithson

‘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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© Aaron Nesheim

Praxis Gallery | Photo Arts Center Presents

This Could Have Been Avoided

A Solo Exhibition by Aaron Nesheim
Opening Night Reception: April 17th,2021
Exhibition Dates: April 17th - May 1st, 2021

Aaron Nesheim | This Could Have Been Avoided

This project is from my ongoing documentation of the communities efforts to improve the lives of communities of color, LGBTQ, those who are houseless, and other marginalized groups. My aim is to shed light on those working toward reforms. To amplify the voices of those whose efforts fly under the radar. When I dreamed of becoming a photojournalist, those dreams always included documenting struggles in far away places. These last four years have reminded me that there are plenty of struggles only a few steps out of my front door.

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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: Sept 18th - Oct 2nd 2021
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: October 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.

INTERSECTIONS

© Sam Blair

Woman In Chartres Cathedral