Nancy Newberry Micro Print Sale

Jun 20, 2019

Nancy Newberry

Our friend and Texas photographer Nancy Newberry got into a serious accident last December. To help offset medical costs, she has launched a Micro Print Sale. The sale includes a limited series of small affordable works made available on a continuous basis. The works will be available for $125.00 USD for five weeks. After that time, new images will be available for five weeks.

Please take a look at her project and consider supporting her work while she recovers.

https://nancynewberry.bigcartel.com

About Nancy

Fine Art and Editorial photographer Nancy Newberry is interested in the strange rituals of everyday life. Known for her photographs of people, her work investigates the interplay between individuality, social affiliation.

She has received many honors and awards for her work from both publications and institutions. Most recently, she received The Griffin Museum of Photography, Richards’ Family Trust Award (2018); was a Grand Prix Finalist at the 32nd International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyeres, France; received the Descubrimientos (Top Discovery) PhotoEspaña Prize in Madrid; Kolga Photo Award in Tbilisi, Georgia; PhotoVisa Award in Krasnodar, Russia; FotoFest Discoveries of the Meeting Place in Houston; and The Taylor Wessing Portrait Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London (2012, 2017).

Ms. Newberry's photographs can regularly be seen in the pages of magazines and are in the permanent collections of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Centro de Arte Alcobendas, Spain; and Villa Noailles, Hyères, France. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US, Europe and China. She can often be found chasing tumbleweeds between her home in Dallas and Marfa, Texas.

Renate Aller SoHo Loft Featured on Architectural Digest

May 22, 2019

WEB-EXCLUSIVE HOME TOUR

A Photographer’s Dream Loft in SoHo

Multihyphenate Renate Aller’s light-filled aerie in an 1800s building complements her dynamic lifestyle

a large loft space with rusted columns and large pictures on the wall

Michael Grimm

“There was something so special about the space, like it was carrying beautiful memories,” says artist Renate Aller of walking into the SoHo loft she shares with her husband, Hugh Aller, for the first time. “It welcomed us instantly.” Although the couple was smitten with the late-1800s property just the way it was, with its jumble of exposed pipes, weathered cast-iron columns, and 15-foot-high ceilings covered in stamped tin tiles, there were countless leaks and cracks and wonky electrical setups to repair. And then there was the issue of Aller’s growing body of work—namely a series of large-scale landscape photographs she had been composing over the last decade—which not only required a spacious studio but also one that felt separate from the rest of the home. “The loft where we lived before was really open, and I had nowhere to escape my artwork,” says Aller. “It got to be quite exhausting.”

Shortly after moving to New York in 1999, Aller began spending time in a house near Westhampton Beach, where she photographed subtle variations of the same seascape year after year. She performed a similar exercise in the mountains of Alaska, Switzerland, and Nepal, and in the sand dunes of Colorado and New Mexico, the results of which are on exhibition until July at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. When the Allers found their dream loft in SoHo, she was deeply focused on this project. Nevertheless, the couple embarked on a comprehensive renovation of the 3,500-square-foot apartment, adding new oak floors, professional-grade kitchen appliances, an ecologically friendly wood-burning fireplace, and strategically placed subdivisions to create a master suite, an office for Mr. Aller (who is a financial adviser), a library that doubles as a guest room, and a studio for Mrs. Aller that includes a custom-sized storage closet, an elevated workspace, and an alcove used for various artistic purposes.

 

a fireplace column in a loft with windows

One of the modern additions to the loft is an ecologically friendly fireplace from Bodart & Gonay, fronted by a slab of unpolished granite. The small brass table on the left, which is shaped like a goat, was designed in the ’80s by Aller. Michael Grimm.

 

“Sometimes I’m producing photos and I lay out huge prints all over, other times I have artist friends showing their work here—everything is in permanent flux,” she says. “Having a flexible space was very important.” This flexibility extends beyond Aller’s studio into the loft’s main living area, which has a salon furnished with wood-framed leather sofas and an open kitchen furnished with an ebony-stained maple dining table, which Aller designed. She also designed the retractable wood-veneer round pendant that hangs right above it. Aller may be known for her photographs, but she is also painter, sculptor, musician, and furniture designer, a skill she was advised to “never mention” while she attended the prestigious Chelsea School of Art and then Byam Shaw in London. “That was my secret career that I couldn’t talk about when I went into art school,” she says in an amused tone. “They told me it would be frowned upon.”

But Aller, who’d been drawing sketches of interiors since she was a little girl, went ahead and produced a furniture line in the 1980s. The line ended up being the subject of an exhibition at the Hamiltons Gallery in Mayfair. Many of those pieces are now in the loft, including a small desk with etched pewter doors and a matching ebony-stained maple chair with a leather seat. Their simple, sometimes curved lines are a great complement to the apartment’s industrial bones. “When I was growing up in the ’60s and ’70s in northern Germany, one of my early influences was the Bauhaus idea of a gesamtkunstwerk,” says Aller, “wherein a building and its contents (including art) had to be read as one, be on equal footing.”

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Special Event: Renate Aller Artist Talk and Book Signing at the Parrish Art Museum

May 22, 2019

 

The Space between Memory and Expectation

A SOLO EXHIBITION OF WORK BY RENATE ALLER

 

Special event: drink reception, talk and book signing with artist Renate Aller and museum director Terrie Sultan.

 

Friday, May 24th  – 5:30 pm

on view through July 28th

PARRISH ART MUSEUM
279 Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY 11976
1-631-283-2118

 

Parrish Install, Renate Aller, Catherine Couturier Gallery 

Partial installation view Renate Aller, "The Space Between Memory and Expectation" at the Parrish Art Museum, May 2019


About the exhibition

Within the gallery, we are surrounded by a continuous landscape. The gentle line of a sand dune image seems to extend into the soft, cumulus cloud above the ocean. On the north wall of the gallery a mountainscape of the Himalayas in the Mount Everest region merges seamlessly into an Alaskan mountain range. Aller encourages us to visually connect multiple experiences. Parallel realities from different locations open up conversations among the different (emotional and political) landscapes in which we live.

Exhibition made possible, in part, by the support of Lisa Burrell Baker, Belinda Buck Kielland, Krista and Michael Dumas, Janice Sarah Hope, Adam Miller Group, Marc Olivié and Marleen De Bode Olivié, Michèle and Steven Pesner, Mary Sloan and Andy Wallerstein.

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About the book

Mountain Interval is Aller’s fourth monograph published with Radius Books, following Ocean | Desert, dicotyledon, and the long-term project Oceanscapes.

Essay by Terrie Sultan 

Aller's artworks are in the collections of corporate institutions, private collectors, and museums, including Lannan Foundation, Santa Fe; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; George Eastman House, Rochester, NY; New Britain Museum of American Art, CT; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany; Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI; and Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY.