Isa Leshko at Houston Arts Alliance

Oct 12, 2010

John Cleary Gallery's own Isa Leshko will have her first solo exhibition in Houston at the Houston Arts Alliance, in conjunction with Houston Center for Photography, entitled Thrills and Chills. The opening reception for Thrills and Chills will be held at the Alliance Gallery, Houston Arts Alliance, 3201 Allen Parkway, Houston, TX on Thursday, October 14, from 6 - 8 p.m. The exhibition will run through December 31, 2010 and will be accompanied by a limited edition catalogue, available for purchase at the opening reception.


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Isa Leshko, Point Pleasant, NJ 1, from the series Thrills and Chills
2006, gelatin silver print

? Leshko's Thrills and Chills series consists of darkly printed black and white gelatin silver photographs. The images are scenes from amusement parks, county fairs, and along boardwalks, taken with a Holga, often considered a toy camera. Leshko uses her camera to examine her own fears and emotions, all the while depicting the range of emotions other people experience while visiting amusement parks in search of adrenaline pumping rides.

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Isa Leshko, Disenchantment from the series Thrills and Chills
2010, gelatin silver print


Isa Leshko's prints from Thrills and Chills will be available to purchase through the John Cleary Gallery.  Images from the Thrills and Chills series begin at $600.  Please call, e-mail, or come by the John Cleary Gallery to view more of Isa's work.

John Cleary Gallery at Affordable Art Fair in New York City

Sep 23, 2010

 
 
We at John Cleary Gallery are thrilled to announce that we will be exhibiting at The Affordable Art Fair (AAF) in New York City September 30th through October 3rd.  The fair will be held at 7 West 34th Street near 5th Avenue (across from the Empire State Building), with a private preview party Wednesday September 29, from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
 
This is the first time we have exhibited at this innovative contemporary art fair, in which no piece can be over $10,000, and 75% of work must be under $5,000.  With all the wonderful artists we have, and the ability to have so much work in bins, we are sure to have something for everyone.
 
We are happy to be able to offer (free) Preview Party tickets, (free) Day Pass tickets, and discounted Day Pass Tickets electronically to our friends and clients.  The free tickets are limited, so be sure to get them while you can, and please pass the links on to fellow collectors who would like to visit the show.
 
Day Pass
 
Code is valid for 100 entries (2 tickets each time); expires 4pm on Sunday, October 3
Direct Link: http://aaf2010.eventbrite.com/?discount=CLEARTX
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Code: CLEARTX
 
Private Preview Invitation
Code is valid for 50 entries (2 tickets per entry); expires 8pm on Wednesday, September 29
Direct Link: http://aaf2010.eventbrite.com/?discount=CLEARTXPP
Website: http://aaf2010.eventbrite.com/
Code: CLEARTXPP
 
$5 off General Admission
Code is valid for 150 entries; expires 4pm on Sunday, October 3
Direct Link: http://aaf2010.eventbrite.com/?discount=CLEARTX5
Website: http://aaf2010.eventbrite.com/
Code: CLEARTX5
 
If you will not be in the New York area for AAF please come visit us at the gallery and be sure to check out our website at http://www.johnclearygallery.com/ to join our email list.  We hope to see you soon!
 
Sincerely,
 
Catherine Couturier
Owner and Director
John Cleary Gallery

Mirage: Images from India, New Work by Jeffrey Becom

Sep 7, 2010

Please join us Saturday, September 11, from 6 - 8 p.m. for the opening of Mirage: Images from India, New Work by Jeffrey Becom. The exhibition will run through October 16, 2010. The artist will be in attendance for the opening reception.


Jeffrey Becom
Red Pillars, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India, 2008
archival pigment ink print

Jeffrey Becom comes to his art as a photographer and painter with formal training as an architect. For him these three pursuits ignite one passion: painted walls. The traditional painted façades of vernacular architecture around the globe offer this inveterate traveler subject and palette from which to derive his own artwork while he, in turn, documents their history, mystery and power. Paint then--and specifically color--is Becom's life's calling, whether he photographs, paints, or write books about painted color customs, myths and meanings.

Jeffrey Becom
Pink Pillar, Pushkar, Rajasthan, India, 2008
archival pigment ink print

A dozen years pursuing painted color in the lands bordering the Mediterranean Sea were followed by a decade's search in the lesser-known corners of Mexico and Central America to unravel the Maya's enduring color cosmology. Then in 2002 Becom unfolded his map of South America. His search began in Peru, and so far he has wandered no further through South America. In between trips to the Andean Highlands, he has returned to Mexico and Guatemala again and again.

Jeffrey Becom
Red Bundle, Bundi, Rajasthan, India, 2008
archival pigment ink print

In the winter of 2009, Becom released a new series of film-based images from Northern India and Kashmir as pigment ink prints on German etching paper. Our upcoming exhibition will highlight his newest series of work done in India. Becom's latest work is more figurative than previous work, but the focus on color and architecture remains.

Jeffrey Becom
Taj, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2008
archival pigment ink print

Becom is also a writer, designer and visual anthropologist. With his partner, Sally Aberg, he has authored two award-winning books, Mediterranean Color and Maya Color: The Painted Villages of Mesoamerica (both from Abbeville Press, New York, 1990 and 1997), for which they won the annual Lowell Thomas Gold Award from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation for "Best Travel Book." Becom is the subject of an hour-long PBS / BBC documentary entitled For the Colors, A Journey Through Italy (soon available for purchase on DVD). His work is held in public and private collections worldwide and represented by ten fine art photography galleries across the country. He was featured in the inaugural issue of COLOR Magazine in April 2009.

Jeffrey Becom
Ganesh Wall, Balotra, Rajasthan, India, 2008
archival pigment ink print

Stop by the gallery to experience these works and more for yourself!