Maria Levitsky: Interior

Jun 1, 2010

Above:  Maria Levitsky, Dijon Art School Corridor, 2004/2010, platinum and palladium print
Please join us Saturday, June 5, from 6 - 8 p.m. for the opening of Maria Levitsky: Interior. The show will run through July 2, 2010. The artist will be in attendance for her first John Cleary Gallery exhibition.
Above:  Maria Levitsky, Roosevelt Stairs, Double Platinum, 2003/2009, platinum and palladium print
New York based photographer Maria Levitsky has been working for over a decade in analogue printing techniques including alternative processes which employ copper, silver, platinum, and gold. Interior will feature her platinum-palladium prints which examine the relationship between architectural space and perception of light and how these facets influence each other in the making of a photograph. The rich palette of platinum-palladium allows the small shifts of light and shadow to be revealed. The subtlety of light coming through in the photograph is especially important in Levitsky's photographs because she employs only available light conditions.


Above:  Maria Levitsky, Dijon Warehouse 1, 2004, platinum and palladium print

Levitsky's work has been shown in galleries in New York, Boston and San Francisco and in several publications including the Crime issue of the Paris Review. Levitsky has been supported by residencies at the Macdowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and by a fellowship from The Camargo Foundation. Maria is a former dancer and performance artist whose resume includes a stint as the Coney Island Freakshow snake dancer/electric lady, as well as a music DJ with an occasional radio show. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

Come experience the work of Maria Levitsky first hand at John Cleary Gallery.

Jefferson Hayman: Provincetown Film Festival

May 27, 2010

Pax Camera
toned gelatin silver print
edition of 25


The Schoolhouse Gallery is pleased to announce a special portfolio of photographs by renowned photographer Jefferson Hayman, who is represented by the John Cleary Gallery, assembled and presented by the Schoolhouse Gallery in honor of the Provincetown International Film Festival and in support of the Festival's effort to acquire the Whaler's Wharf Cinema as a home for films on the edge.

Creamer, Cafe Amelie
toned gelatin silver print
edition of 25

The limited edition portfolio will be on exhibit at the Schoolhouse Gallery from June 4 - 23, 2010 as part of the gallery's special Festival programming. The boxed set of twelve prints plus an introductory image is being offered to festival supporters at a special pre-exhibition price resulting in a reduction from its of more than 60% if the works were to be purchased individually --and 20% of the purchase price will be donated to the festival campaign.

My Wingtips
toned gelatin silver print
edition of 25 

Jefferson Hayman's Provincetown Portfolio consists of twelve carefully selected Archival Pigment Prints and one introductory image, all on archival 100 lb. matte surface paper presented in a boxed set with titled overlays. The photographs have been selected by the photographer as a note to Provincetown and consist of nine images taken of the town and surrounding seashore during the last three years and four images from the photographer's studio. The suite of images specifically addresses aspects of the Cape's landscape such as time, nostalgia, light, memory, journeying, and art history. The portfolio is being produced as an edition of twenty-five boxed sets.

toned gelatin silver print
edition of 25
The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) is dedicated to showcasing new achievements in independent film and honoring the work of acclaimed and emerging directors, producers and actors. PIFF is equally devoted to expanding the audience for independent film and to serving our Provincetown community by filling the void for year-round film programming and reflecting the community's rich diversity in our selected films and honorees. An integral part of PIFF's mission is to contribute to the economic and creative vitality of America's oldest art colony.
Verso 2
toned gelatin silver print
edition of 25
Jefferson Hayman's black and white still lives, cityscapes and portraiture are a nostalgic journey to an obscure and imperceptible time period. His work suggests solitude and the tranquility of a contented slumber. Hayman uses negative space, filtered light and grainy tones to build an aesthetic of mystery, shadows and time suspended. His subject matter is familiar - personal objects, moments, situations and places that seem to be evidence of an imagined history, one where memories are dreamed, felt and shared but not owned. Hayman works with themes of nostalgia, common symbols & memory to make photographic images that seem historically timeless. His nude figures, silent typewriters, lonely suitcases & forgotten skulls are captured with a delicacy of tonality that brings to mind the highest traditions of graphic art and early photography. His work is in many notable collections, among them the Museum of Modern Art, Library of Congress, NY Public Library, President Clinton, Cornell University, Whoopi Goldberg, Banana Republic, Inc., Rudolph Kicken, Robert DeNiro & David Mamet.

Isa Leshko at John Cleary Gallery

May 19, 2010


One of our photographers, Isa Leshko, has been receiving a myriad of press, reviews, and praise. Her series "Thrills and Chills" is delighting the public and critics alike with her darkly printed silver gelatin images of scenes from amusement parks, which are taken with a Holga. In this series Leshko uses her camera to examine her own fears and depict the range of emotions people experience visiting amusements parks and seeking out adrenaline pumping rides.

Swing Ride at the Big E

Isa was featured in the March issue of Fraction Magazine and was reviewed by Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Feeney in the April 30, 2010 edition of the Boston Globe. In the blogging world, Isa and her work have been included on NPR, Lenscratch, and Center for Fine Art Photography's Perspectives blogs.

Rooster, Age Unknown

Over the past several months Isa has been honored in various ways.  She has been accepted to the esteemed Review Santa Fe as well as Project 5 Portfolio Review.  Her work has been featured in RayKo Photo Center's International Plastic Camera Show, accepted into Center for Fine Art Photography's Portfolio Showcase Volume 4 online exhibition and book, nominated for the second year in a row for a Black and White Spider Award for Outstanding Achievement in Fine Art in the professional category, and she received honorable mention in the 2010 Houston Center for Photography Juried Fellowship Competition for her Elderly Animals project.

Moonie, Age 32

Recently Isa's work was on exhibit at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, from April 8 - May 9, 2010 and five of her prints are now in the collection of the Boston Public Library.  Isa's work will be featured in our upcoming show Found, which will open July 10th this summer. 
Pirate Ship, Topsfield Fair, MA

Isa recently moved to Houston, and if you would like to come by the gallery to meet her and see her beautiful work (with prices starting at $600), just give us a call or shoot us an email. We'll make the arrangements. 

Sassy, Chinese Crested Dog with Heart Disease