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Gerald Pisarzowski: Art and Alchemy


Please join us Saturday, March 24, from 6 - 8 p.m. for the opening of Gerald Pisarzowski: Art and Alchemy. The exhibition will run through Saturday, April 21, 2012. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception.


Scott's Falls #1, ON


Canadian photographer Gerald Pisarzowski has made a career of working in the art and alchemy of platinum printing. As a photographic medium, platinum prints have long been admired for their rich and delicate tonal scale and unmatched archival quality, and Pisarzowski ultimately exploits these benefits to his advantage. Fascinated with the juxtaposition of hard and soft forms, movement and scale, light and darkness, he prefers to work in areas he knows best, returning over time to get beyond the obvious and explore the more intrinsic qualities of his subjects.


Stones and Surf, CA


In addition to his own work, Pisarzowski conducts workshops in both landscape photography and the art of platinum printing, as well as printing for a wide range of his photographic contemporaries. Though he received his education at the University of Toronto, his photographic training came through a myriad of self-taught practices and formal and informal venues, including courses at Humber College and Ryerson Institute of Technology; workshops with Fred Picker, Freeman Patterson and Elizabeth Siegfried; and private study with Paul Hoeffler.

Lobster Head Cove NF

Lobster Head Cove, NF


Gerald has had a number of solo and group exhibitions in galleries in Canada and in the United States. His award winning work is included in a number of corporate and private collections as well as in the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the City of Toronto Archives.


FF12-PS_FINALSpecial Event: In conjunction with the 2012 FotoFest Biennial, now underway in Houston, we are also please to announce a special book signing event with gallery photographers Frank Yamrus, Renate Aller, 21st Editions and others on Saturday, March 24 from 11 am to 1 pm.

Mitch Dobrowner Passes a YouTube Milestone / Price Increase Announcement

Posted on Mar 9, 2012

  A big congratulations to Mitch Dobrowner for reaching over 1 MILLION views on his Google produced Epic Storms video!     Please Note: Due to their popularity, many of Mitch's images have sold into the next price tier and will be undergoing an increase…

Tickets and Schedule for The AIPAD Photography Show in New York

Posted on Mar 9, 2012

  With the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) Photography Show in New York close on our heels, we here at the John Cleary Gallery wanted to give you the most up-to-date information regarding schedules and purchasing of tickets. Catherine…

Understanding Jewish Ceremonial Art: A Conversation with Dr. Vivian Mann

Posted on Mar 9, 2012

  Though we often focus primarily on photography and goings-on here at the John Cleary Gallery, it is also of importance to us to celebrate and acknowledge other artistic conversations occurring in the Houston area. This Sunday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.,…

Jeri Eisenberg Price Increase

Posted on Mar 9, 2012

  Effective May 1, 2012, the price for Jeri Eisenberg's A Sojourn in Seasons waxed Kozo series will be undergoing an across-the-board price increase.   Magnolia, No. 9     Friends of the John Cleary Gallery will remember Jeri's exhibition that opened…

David Fokos featured in Rangefinder and Natural Landscape Photography

Posted on Mar 8, 2012

  Recent exhibitioner, David Fokos, has been featured in this month's edition of Rangefinder: "When David Fokos takes a photo, his goal is to create the feeling he wants the viewer to experience; the objects in his images are simply devices to stir up specific…

Oxford American's "The Visual South" 100 Under 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art

Posted on Mar 1, 2012

  Hitting newsstands today is Oxford American's The Visual South issue, featuring "100 Under 100: The New Superstars of Southern Art."  The John Cleary Gallery is pleased to congratulate photographers Keliy Anderson-Staley and Blake Fitch, as well as fellow…

A Photographic Leap Day

Posted on Feb 29, 2012

  In celebration of Leap Day--the best of all temporally related quadrennial celebrations--I thought it would be fun to take a photographic look at the "art of the leap." But first, let's take a moment to define what is, and what is, not a leap. For instance?. NOTa…

Remembering Eleanor Callahan

Posted on Feb 29, 2012

  On Tuesday, February 28, 2012 Eleanor Callahan, wife and muse of photographer Harry Callahan, passed away at the age of 95. The New York Times' Richard B. Woodward had a fitting tribute to her memory yesterday. (Click here for the full article). Harry…

Jerry Uelsmann in the Wall Street Journal

Posted on Feb 28, 2012

  Today's Wall Street Journal features an excellent article on the opening of "The Mind's Eye: 50 Years of Photography by Jerry Uelsmann" at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts, the first in a collection of exhibitions highlighting PEM's 2012…