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Fotofest So Far

Even though I'm completely and totally exhausted (and leave painfully early in the morning for New York for Aipad), I have to admit that March is a really exciting month here at John Cleary Gallery. Fotofest opened Friday, and I had a great day reviewing the artists with whom I was lucky enough to be matched. I found some work that was great (but not right for my gallery) and some work that was great (AND right for my gallery). Two artists with whom I'm friendly from Fotofests past (Catherine Cameron and Oyvind Hjelmen) asked me if I love my job. I admitted that my favorite part was looking at fine art photography all day, and Fotofest definitely fills that bill.

The best part of Fotofest for me this year is that each and every artist with whom I've met (both at The Meeting Place and at the gallery) has been completely ready for the review experience, i.e., listening to what each reviewer has to say with an open mind. One artist, Deborah Samuels is a mentee of Jeffrey Becom and his charming wife Sally Aberg. Monica Cheon, with whom I met two years ago, is still making beautiful work. Rania Matar and Natan Divir are planning to combine their series of youths into a joint project that promises to be enlightening. I could go on and on and on and on, but then you'd have no reason to come to the gallery in July for my "Found" show that will highlight all the fabulous work I've... well... found, this weekend.

Saturday was a very busy day at the gallery. I met with artists and tried to ready myself for AIPAD while Eric, Morgan, and Mauro set up the installation of Mauro Firoese's "mockumentary." I was so pleased to have a great crowd for the event that I'm going to show the work again this Saturday! If you missed it last week, be sure and get to the gallery on Saturday, March 20 from 6-8 p.m. to see the film (featuring the likes of Duane Michaels, Maggie Taylor, Jerry Ueslmann, Michael Kenna, Keith Carter, and a certain gallery owner who shall remain nameless due to her complete lack of acting ability), the Jefferson Hayman exhibition, and snag a signed book by Thomas Kellner.

For those of you in the greater New York City area, I'll see you all week at the Park Avenue Armory for AIPAD: The Photography Show in booth 118!

AIPAD The Photography Show

Posted on Mar 8, 2010

The Association of Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) will hold its annual art fair, The Photography Show, Thursday, March 18 - Sunday, March 21 at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City. We will be exhibiting along with 90 of the best photography galleries…

21st Editions

Posted on Mar 8, 2010

I am very excited to announce that John Cleary Gallery is the exclusive Texas dealer for 21ST Editions! I have worked with Lance Speer and Steve Albahari many times through the years, and I am looking forward to representing their beautiful publications on…

One Night Only! Mauro Fiorese's "mockumentary"

Posted on Mar 8, 2010

Please join us this Saturday, March 13, from 7-9 p.m. for a one night only exhibition of Italian artist, Mauro Fiorese's, U.Ph.O. photographs and film. It will represent the first film exhibition at John Cleary Gallery and the first time this work has been…

Mitch Dobrowner Price Increase and New Work

Posted on Feb 28, 2010

Important news on the Mitch Dobrowner front: His prices will increase on April 1st!See current images and prices hereDobrowner has two brand new pieces as well, each of which is available in the largest size he's produced thus far of 35x52 inches, edition…

Mark Jaremko: Nightscapes Opening and Exhibition

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

John Cleary Gallery will open our newest exhibition, Mark Jaremko: Nightscapes, this Saturday, October 24, with a reception for the artist from 6 - 8 p.m. The show will continue through November 28 and will represent the first show of Mr. Jaremko, an artist…

Changing Shows, Passings, and Artists

Posted on Oct 13, 2009

Saturday, October 17 is the last day to see the amazing Introducing: Josef Hoflehner show. If you're not able to see the pieces in person, be sure to check out the website. October has seen the passing of photography great Irving Penn), and Warhol Factory…

New Mitch Dobrowner Work

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

Just after our June exhibition of Mitch Dobrowner's work, Mitch left Texas to chase storms. If I thought he was nuts before he left, I definitely think he's crazy now that I've seen how close he was to cyclones, lightning, and other weather formations that…

Henry Horenstein, Honky Tonk Book

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

Henry Horenstein's book 'Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music 1972-1981' just arrived yesterday. What a fantastic publication of Horenstein's photographs of country music's most renowned and celebrated stars.

Deck the Walls

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

Last Saturday's Deck the Walls opening was a hit!This annual show allowed us to display a variety of gallery artists and price ranges for the holidays. The annual show featured gallery favorites such as: Elliott Erwitt, Maggie Taylor, Dan Burkholder, Stanko…