Exhibitions in 2012
November 4, 2011–January 15, 2012
Elusive Persona is an exhibition displaying the intimate and graceful work of photographers Carrie Will and Sarah MacWright.
Will’s work includes images from the series entitled I Am Redundant as well as her series In Memoriam. I Am Redundant includes imagery displaying the intricate relationship between Will and her twin and defining herself as an individual as well as part of her twin. Her images display thoughtful and intimate situations between Will and her sister bringing the viewer into their world as identical twins. The exhibition also brings you into Will’s personal vision on memory and loss with photographs from the series In Memoriam which has been created from Will's personal experience in dealing with loss. Will currently teaches at New Paltz and Sage Colleges. (www.carriewill.com)
MacWright completed undergraduate studies at Williams College and the Glasgow School of Art. She taught photography, painting and drawing for three years at the Doane Stuart School before returning to her native New Jersey to make art and pursue graduate work at New York University. (www.sarahmacwright.com)
MacWright’s photographs dwell in quiet moments: sheets left to dry in the sun, walls inhabited by autographs left years ago, and the fading details of architecture. This selection of images from across MacWright’s practice is titled Observations.
Best of 2011
January 20–February 26, 2012
We received more than 200 fantastic images from 60 photographers. ensuring this was a great exhibition. We wish we could have show nthem all, but our limited wall space can accommodate only about 75 prints.
Out of almost 400 votes cast by visitors for their three favorite images, there was a tie for the Peoples Choice Award — George Gati's Street Sweeper (left) and Jeff Altman's Cemetery Tree (right).
Honorable Mention awards, with votes that closely follow, go to Frank Rapant for Bear Danger, Tom Chesnut for Black River, October Snow, Flo Turner for Thunderhead, and Harvey Gurien for Herd of Buffalo.
Also among the top 10 vote-getters, out of the 87 images on display, were those by Connie Frisbee Houde, Eugene DeVillamil, Gary Larsen, and David Aimone.
Annual College Student Exhibition
March 2–April 15, 2012
David Brickman, Juror
We reviewed 300 entries and selected about 90. More than 60 students from regional colleges, from Poughkeepsie to Plattsburgh, from RIT to Smith, are participating.The Annual College Student Show is open to all enrolled students in the extended Northeast Region.
Students participating are enrolled at St. Rose, Siena, Union, Marist, New Paltz, SUNY Albany, HVCC, Sage, and more. HM = Honorable Mention
April 27–June 10, 2012
The Photography Center is thrilled to announce this exhibit that offers photography lovers a taste of photography “with a twist”. The work of Luba Ricket includes alternative process work such as cyanotypes, emulsion transfers and lifts, and photopolymers. Her work is creativity at its best and is inspiring to us all. Ken Deicher’s work takes digital photography to another level offering us a world of digital manipulation that keeps your eye excited and interested. Their inspiring, digitally altered images have won many awards; they represent photographic creativity at its best.
Long Ago, Today
June 15–August 5, 2012
Nick Argyros with William DeLanney, left, and Max Tiller
Nostalgia and remininscences are evoked by the masterful works of these artists.
Bill DeLanney, in a mere three years, 2005 to 2008, was exhibited in 15 venues and several publications. His small pinhole prints in black and white challenge the viewer to build a personal narrative about the images. Also on display miniature handmade limited edition books of his work.
Max Tiller, who first came to our attention some 40 years ago as a master printer, active member of the Schenectady Photographic Society, and advisor on all matters photographic, exhibits a varied selection of work from his ever evolving explorations of techniques with unmatched mastery and brilliant creativity. His prior work, ever original, has been shown in countless locations in the Capital Region.
August 10–September 30, 2012
The photographs in this exhibition represent an exploration of visual elements that work together to form a cohesive idea. Linda Morrell utilizes selected photographs as elements rather than singular compositions in order to build images that are unconstrained by time and place. The resulting images, composites, become more powerful than their individual parts, inviting us to contemplate the relationship between the photographs.
Read about the exhibit in The Free George.
6th Annual Members Show
October 5–November 18, 2012
The 6th Annual Members Show was open to all photographers who are current (or new) members of the PhotoCenter. This exhibition, as in prior years, highlighted the variety of photographic visions of the PhotoCenter's talented members.
We received almost 200 entries and selected 100 images from 50 photographers to exhibit.As in prior years, the viewing visitors will vote their favorites for the People's Choice Awards.
The beautifully reproduced catalogue containing all the submitted entries is available for $45 plus tax and shipping.
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