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Mitch Dobrowner: New Work

Please join us Saturday, June 4, from 6 - 8 p.m. for the opening of Mitch Dobrowner: New Work. The exhibition will run through Wednesday, August 31. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception.


Monsoon, Lordsburg, New Mexico 2010


Born and raised on Long Island, New York, Mitch Dobrowner began his photography career the moment his father gave him an old Argus rangefinder. At the age of twenty one he quit his job and toured the American Southwest, finding inspiration in the limitlessness of the natural landscapes and the photography of artists like Ansel Adams and Minor White. It is no wonder then that Mitch's work exudes a reverenced solemnity for the American vistas in his landscape portraits and the tumultuous elegance of the elements in his storm series.


Trees-Cloud, Texline, Texas 2009


Mitch's photographs are on display in galleries and museums around the globe, including the Ordover Gallery at the San Diego Natural History Museum, the Photography Museum of China in Lishui, and the Photo-Eye Gallery of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Additionally, they have been featured in publications including, but not limited to, Newsweek, LensWork, and National Geographic's 2009 Visions of Paradise.


Clouds, Near Limon, Colorado 2010


The John Cleary Gallery is thrilled to welcome back Mitch for another exhibition since his international debut at the gallery in 2004.

Please note, as a result of the devastating string of natural disasters running rampant in the South over these last couple of weeks, a portion of the proceeds of sales of Mitch's work will be donated to disaster relief efforts in affected areas.

Go West

Posted on May 13, 2011

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Stormy Weather

Posted on May 13, 2011

*This was intended to go up yesterday but Blogger was out of service the whole day! WELL! Houston has finally gotten some rain to quench our Texas sized thirst? and I'm pretty sure it's been months since any kind of sizeable amount of H20 has graced our fare…

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Posted on May 5, 2011

  This week marks the third anniversary of Catherine's tenure as owner of the John Cleary Gallery and we celebrated the only way we Texans know how--with a meal and margaritas!! Both Catherine and I are big fans of the Support Local, Grow Together (SLGT)…

Preparations for Henry Horenstein: Show

Posted on Apr 29, 2011

  Today we're in the final swings of getting up the Henry Horenstein exhibit at the gallery.  For the last show, Keliy (the artist) and her husband Matt hung the pictures up themselves but generally Catherine does her own.  So this time she taught me all…

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Posted on Apr 24, 2011

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Henry Horenstein: Show

Posted on Apr 23, 2011

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Elliott Erwitt Price Increase

Posted on Apr 19, 2011

  New York City (Dog Legs), 1974; gelatin silver print   Effective May 1, 2011 the price for Elliot Erwitt prints will increase, on average, $1,000.  For those of you who have been contemplating purchasing one of his works--now's the best time to do so! Paris,…

Civil War Photography

Posted on Apr 12, 2011

  The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War is being observed today and we thought it would be as good a time as any to look back at some of the oft-forgotten photographs from the late nineteenth century. (All examples taken from,…

It's More than Just Black and White

Posted on Apr 9, 2011

  For a continuation of our ongoing series regarding the different types of photography I thought today we'd take a look at three more well-known processes. Gelatin Silver Print: As the dominant photographic mode from its inception in the 1880's through…