Jul 15, 2010

Tom Hawkins
Obelisk and Meeting House:  Bonaire
platinum and palladium print 2000/2010

Found is an exhibition that brings recently discovered and emerging artists to the public eye and gives them a chance to display their work in a professional setting. This is the second Found exhibition the John Cleary Gallery has hosted. The artists selected to be in this show were hand picked by Catherine Couturier, the owner of the John Cleary Gallery, for their uniqueness, quality, and craftsmanship. The artists in Found were discovered in Houston's FotoFest and New Orlean's PhotoNOLA.

Michael Donnor
waxed gelatin silver print

FotoFest's portfolio reviews at the Meeting Place occur biennially and PhotoNOLA's portfolio reviews take place annually. Both events offer the opportunity for artists to get their work exposure and for the reviewers to see the latest and most contemporary work not yet on the market. These mutually beneficial experiences were the catalyst behind Found.

John Chervinsky
All Watched Over
archival pigment ink, 2005

Found features artists who hail from as far away as Switzerland to as close by as Houston. Artists selected to be in the exhibition are Darryl Baird, Edward Eakins, EJ Major, Elaine Ling, Ferit Kuyas, Gerald Pisarzowski, Isa Leshko, Jessica Somers, John Chervinsky, John D'Agostino, Michael Donnor, Niniane Kelley, Robert Covington, Renate Aller, Tom Hawkins, and Trudy Cohen. Found will be each artist's first exhibition at the John Cleary Gallery.


John D'Agostino
The Arms of Undertow
archival pigment ink on canvas, 2008

Come by the gallery and see what we Found!

Congratulations to Mitch Dobrowner

Jun 25, 2010

Mitch Dobrowner
Storm Cell


Mitch Dobrowner has been selected as the first place winner in this year's "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3) competition in the Nature and Nature-Sky categories for his Storm series. Dobrowner's Storm series takes his landscapes to a different level by incorporating the turbulent elements of ominous and striking skies into the landscape, placing more emphasis on what is going on above the horizon line. As a result of Dobrowner's first place status in the Nature category, his work will appear in the full-color Px3 Annual Book.


Mitch Dobrowner

Px3 strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and to introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Juried by leading editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, consultants, creative directors, and art directors, Px3 brings the best of photography from across the globe to Paris. Artists have the option of submitting work in seven categories, which are advertising, photojournalism, book, book proposals, fine art, nature and portraiture.


Also, there is a Public Choice Award and 39,481 votes were tallied in the first annual Prix de la Photographie Paris. So be sure to vote for Mitch here.


Submit your work to Px3 for next year's competition:
Simply fill out the entry form and send it with your work to Px3. You can submit as many photographs in as many categories as you want.

Volcano with Cloud
- Leah

Niniane Kelley & Jessica Somers

Jun 10, 2010

Niniane Kelley
Parallel Pear
gum bichromate print
Niniane Kelley and Jessica Somers, both of whom will be in our upcoming Found exhibition on July 10, 2010, have exciting blog-worthy news.


Niniane Kelley
Parallel Snapdragon
gum bichromate print
Niniane Kelley will be presenting her work and discussing the historical photographic process of gum bichromate printing, which she uses in her own photography. Niniane, along with Brian Taylor, Hedwig Heerschop, and Rob Shaffer, will be giving an overview of gum bichromate printing and its current use by contemporary artists. If you live in or are planning to be in the San Francisco Bay Area tomorrow evening, this will be a fun, free, and informative event, open to everyone.
This event is at Gallery 291, on Friday, June 11, 2010, beginning at 6:30 pm.


Jessica Somers
Each New Chapter with Wonder
from Day 5 - May 26th, 2010, One Hundred Days 2010


Our other featured artist, Jessica Somers is working on an interesting and exciting project called One Hundred Days, in which she takes a photograph every day for one hundred days and posts it on her blog. The blog will create a narrative one photograph at a time. One Hundred Days is a summer collaborative project put into motion by artist volunteers. Jessica participated in the collaboration last summer and explored the tintype process.
Jessica Somers
Mundane Bliss Rushes In
from Day 19 - June 9th 2010, One Hundred Days 2010
Jessica will not be developing the work with her usual alternative processes, such as Ziatypes, or the traditional gelatin silver prints, but digital photography in color; however, despite Somers' change of photographic medium, the images in the project so far are still resonating with her elegant and poetic style of photography.
Coming soon:  More information about Found and the artists that will be featured in the exhibition.