Exhibitions


Opening at Project Space in Los Angeles this Thursday, August 12th, is a new exhibition of the work of aCurator favourite Janette Beckman, curated by Jen DiSisto of Art Duet.

"Janette Beckman's photography exhibition marks the third artist installment at Project Space. Beckman culls works from her time in London during the punk era through the hip-hop decade in New York and Los Angeles. The show will feature artifacts and photographs of musicians, their fans and youth culture."

LL Cool J © Janette Beckman.Rocks


Marissa Roth is a wonderful photojournalist and old friend. Quietly and unassumingly she puts herself in front of hard news: a coup in the Philippines, the LA riots, Kosovar Albanian refugees, photographing humanity in her own moving and deeply respectful manner. 

On Friday, July 9th, the Museum of Tolerance in LA will host the exhibition opening for Srebrenica: Then Is Now, Fifteen Years After the Massacre, photographs by Marissa Roth.

July 11, 2010 will mark the 15th anniversary of the 5‐day massacre of over 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and teen‐age boys after the fall of the Srebrenica enclave near the end of the war in the former Yugoslavia. During two extended trips to Bosnia and Hercegovina in 2009, photojournalist Marissa Roth went to Srebrenica Municipality and related areas to meet and photograph a number of women directly affected by the massacre and the war. The exhibition will remain on display through August 3rd.

Burned out homes, Srebrenica municipality © Marissa Roth

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John Cyr, photographer of the 'Developer Tray' series, invited me to the SVA gallery in New York's gorgeous Starrett-Lehigh building in Chelsea to view the Photo, Video and Related Media graduates' theses. Cyr's prints look as stunning on paper as in my magazine! 

Among a lot of interesting work (surprisingly, plenty shot on chrome and neg as well as digital) I was particularly drawn to Janosch Parker's 'Primordial Ooze Ensemble'. I saw large oil painted canvases that I understand he had made in China. "...the result of a series of performances in which Parker, also known as Jan Ebeling, submits to a number of vulnerability tests. Employing ingeniously designed mechanical devices and organic substances ('primordial ooze'), Parker seeks to express with self-deprecating wit our precarious human condition. Based on photographs of performances, these oil paintings evoke the grand tradition of European history painting."

Wash © Janosch Parker

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aCurator is proud to support Snap Galleries of London, England.

"Marianne Faithfull is the subject of our next full length exhibition, which features unseen images by Dennis Morris from the iconic Broken English session.

It's always a pleasure to work with Dennis Morris, a really inspirational photographer with an exceptional archive. This exhibition is a real exclusive - with the exception of the classic Broken English cover image, shown alongside, the images we will have on display in this exhibition have never been seen before. We will be posting further details on the website when the exhibition opens, but please do come and see this fabulous show, which starts on 11 June 2010.

Please note that edition sizes for Dennis' Marianne Faithfull collection are going to be reassuringly small. For example, the Broken English cover image, shown here, will only be offered in two sizes - with a 15 x 15 inch image size in an edition of 15, and a 30x 30 inch image size in an edition of 8.

If you can't wait and want to get this classic piece at the best possible price, you can order one right now here."

Marianne Faithfull © Dennis Morris


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From October 2009 through January 2010, four documentary photographers - Farhad Parsa, Arash Saedinia, Parisa Taghizadeh, and Ramin Talaie - focused their lenses on second-generation Iranian-Americans of Los Angeles, the world's largest population of expatriate Iranians. This Galleria exhibition offers a selection of engaging images by each of these photographers considering the everyday lives of their subjects. It also addresses the processes of documentation and how various understandings of hyphenated Iranian identities inflect the images that result.

See intriguing photographs capturing the varied lives and interests of L.A.'s Iranian-American community: from toddlers at play to an acupuncturist in the office of her Los Feliz practice, including a few recognizable figures such as public intellectual Reza Aslan and comedian Maz Jobrani.

The exhibition will be on view in the Goldenberg Galleria in the Fowler Museum at UCLA, from June 6 to August 22, 2010.

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"A team of humanitarians and art lovers have gathered together to create HeArt for Haiti, an impressive bevy of artwork to be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to Doctors without Borders/Medicines Sans for Haiti Earthquake relief.

World renowned photographers and artists including Ture Lillegraven, Danny Clinch, Stephen Wilkes, Peter Hapak, Martin Schoeller, Phil Toledano and Pamela Hanson, to name a few, have donated signed prints to the cause. The campaign is a collaboration of four organizations dedicated to healing the world through art: Heart Art, Sascha and Stephen Mallon, run red creative and agmac.

The auction, generously hosted by BenefitEvents will take place online here, starting May 19th at 9:00 am, and will be active until June 17th at 11:59 pm. There will be a one-night gallery opening on Wednesday, June 16th at Aperture Gallery, where potential buyers will be taken through how to register for the site and will have the opportunity to view the work they want to bid on in person.

Four months after the earthquake, the devastation in Haiti is still apparent to all who live there. There are still more than 1 million displaced, homeless people. While many governments are promising aid, there is still a lot that can be done with personal contributions."

With bids starting at $250, you could pick up a nice bargain and feel good about it.

© Stephen Mallon, Stone Wall, 2004, Chromogenic Print 28"x35"

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The family of Wynn Bullock announces a new website dedicated to the great man with work spanning four decades, and a traveling exhibition 'Wynn Bullock's Color Light Abstractions' is on now through June 26th at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, CA.

Typewriter, 1951 © Wynn Bullock

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Opening June 3rd is a group show curated by Jeffrey Walkowiak at La Mama La Galleria in New York's East Village.'To Believe' asks questions regarding the turn to faith many people experience during times of uncertainty, death and disease. Walkowiak cites an article in the NY Times stating that when the economy began to plummet, psychics and clairvoyants experienced an increase in business. The show includes Bede Murphy's work with the fascinating Unarians and a host of other multimedia artists exploring the metaphysical.

The show benefits the organization Visual AIDS which "utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over."

From The Unarius Project © Bede Murphy

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Opening this month, 'Paris Insolite', or 'unusual' Paris, features the work of Meredith Mullins, an internationally exhibited American photographer currently living in the City of Light. If you're fortunate enough to be there, go see 'Le Tango' and more at Greenlane Gallery, Rue des Deux Ponts. On view May 25th to June 6th, 2010.

'Le Tango' © Meredith Mullins

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Just off the Stephen Mallon presses is his announcement that two of his Subway Series 'Next Stop: Atlantic' prints will be on display in Grand Central Terminal, April 19-23, 2010, as part of Grand Central's Earth Day installations. Congrats Steve!

View Steve's feature in the magazine.

Read more about Earth Day.

Weeks 297, 2008, chromogenic print edition of 5 in two sizes © Stephen Mallon

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