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Twenty Nineteen, Before Pandemic Zine

The first of two new zines that I am launching now during SPF ‘20,  available here.

This one, ‘Twenty Nineteen – Before Pandemic’ features a selection of my photos & illustrations back when wearing masks and keeping social distance was unknown.

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Second Century: Photography, Feminism, Politics Symposium Panel Favorites

From the Second Century Photography, Feminism, Politics Symposium presented by FotoFocus  earlier this month, this awesome Woman with a Camera Panel moderated by Prudence Peiffer (Senior Editor at Artforum) with Makeda Best (Curator of Photography for Harvard Art Museums), Carmen Winant (Artist and Writer, Assistant Professor of Visual Studies and Contemporary Art History at CCAD and Dean at SSPS), and Claire Lehmann (Artist, Writer, Curator) considers what if anything does it mean to be a woman photographer.

Plus this stirring commentary from writer and scholar  Aruna D’Souza, Photography in an Intersectional Field, takes us through some of the mine fields that have occurred pre- and post election in the art world. 

#FotoFocus    #FFsymposium    #LensFeminism

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The Met Breuer: Diane Arbus Exhibition Opening July 12

New: Major Diane Arbus exhibition opening July 12 at The Met Breuer

Part of the inaugural season at The Met Breuer, diane arbus: in the beginning highlights never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus (1923–71). The exhibition features more than 100 photographs focusing on the first seven years of her career, from 1956 to 1962—the period in which she developed the idiosyncratic style and approach for which she has been recognized, praised, criticized, and copied the world over.


The exhibition will be featured on the Museum’s website, as well as on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #dianearbus and #MetBreuer.

Following its presentation at The Met Breuer, diane arbus: in the beginning will travel to SFMOMA (January 21-April 30, 2017).

diane arbus: in the beginning is curated by Jeff L. Rosenheim, Curator in Charge of the Department of Photographs at The Met.
Exhibition design is by Brian Butterfield, Senior Exhibition Designer; graphics are by Anna Rieger, Graphic Designer; and lighting design is by Laura Mroczkowski, Lighting Designer, all of The Met’s Design Department.

Image: Diane Arbus (1923-1971). Taxicab driver at the wheel with two passengers, N.Y.C. 1956 © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC. All Rights Reserved

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photography

Images: Sunday 7/10/16

I saw this image online and it is profound, disturbing and perfectly captures this moment in time.

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Not the Beginning…Not the End

Make sure to check out my online installation project on Instagram.

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Jeffrey Shagawat SELFIE @ FREIGHT+VOLUME Extended to Sat. Jan. 17th, 2015

From the latest update from FREIGHT+VOLUME:

Jeffrey Shagawat 
SELFIE @ FREIGHT+VOLUME Extended to Sat. Jan. 17th, 2015

December 18th, 2014 – January 17th, 2015 

 Self Portrait, 2010, custom c-print 30X40 inches

For his first solo exhibition with the gallery, photographer Jeffrey Shagawat explores self-portraiture – or in the parlance of the post-Internet age, Selfies – and takes the tradition to provocative new places. Shagawat’s grand Warholian gesture of presenting an entire exhibition of a personal journey places his own image, whether present or implied, into each visual work. Everything is a self-portrait and yet no image really portrays one’s essence. Or does it? Aren’t we etched within every single gesture, emotion and act? And isn’t the universe just a reflection of our own Private Idahos? In the words of the writer/ philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, the ideal lifetime, one that is free of existential nausea, would be To do, and while doing to make oneself and be nothing but the self which one has made. Self Portrait, 2008, multi-exposure custom c-print 20×24 inches

The artist telescopes the notion into a colorful and alternatively sexy and harrowing journey into the nature of photography. A photographer, by dint of his attendance at the moment depicted, becomes his subject and arguably even the photograph itself. Shagawat’s photographic tableaux includes friends and hired models, street denizens and family. In addition, the artist chose to document his struggle with brain cancer a few years ago. Having successfully come out of the nightmare with just a few scars, physical and mental, Shagawat looks at life’s moments as something to be taken in, captured. When I look at my photographs I see myself and what my life was like in that moment, regardless of who or what is in the frame, the artist states. More than mere narcissism, the act of becoming one’s own daily avatar is, as Shagawat shows, something of an act of bravery.Portrait, 2014, custom c-print 30×40 inches

In addition to the conceptual rigor of his photographs, they are also beautiful prints unto themselves. Shagawat employs a mixture of techniques, such as, expired film, multiple exposures, and various cross processes – to achieve his singular vision. Whether the subject is a bevy of bathtub hipsters, or his mysterious and beautiful wife, or his own gruff and bearded Self (in Central Park caricatures, in shadow, or in unapologetic confrontation) – Shagawat’s stark and astonishing perspective on the world shines through.Self Portrait, 2010, custom c-print 30×40 inches

New Jersey-born Shagawat lives and works in New York City. He attended The New School, where he developed an eye for portraiture and urban landscapes. Using vintage cameras, hand-printed processing and film, Shagawat eschews digital manipulation in favor of the traditional analog approach. His work has been displayed in galleries across the U.S. and abroad including Anna Kustera and Freight+Volume in Chelsea; 116 Suffolk in LES, the Parallax Art Fair in the Flatiron, the Salmagundi Club in the West Village; the Scott Eder Gallery in DUMBO ; Produce in Phoenix ; Dream Space Gallery in London ; and Cafe Diskaire Gallery in Lille, France. In Los Angeles, he has shown at Unitard, 72 Degrees & Sunny, UCLA Med School, Melt Down Gallery, and Eat Your Art Out III & IV.

Self Portrait, 2010, custom c-print 30×40 inches
 For more information please contact nick@freightandvolume.com  or call 212-691-7700.
 
 

Current Exhibitions by F+V and A+L artists:

Cristina de Miguel 
Extranos en la noche intercambiando miradas @ Arts+Leisure
December 16th, 2014 – January 18th, 2015. 

1571 Lexington Avenue (at 100th street)
New York, NY, 10029  

Erik den Breejen was selected to paint a 25-ft mural portrait for Atlantic Records new headquarters in Manhattan of their founder, Ahmet Ertegun. Check it out on Instagram – @erik_den_breejen. Freight + Volume is proud to have artistsErik den BreejenSam Jablon, and Michael Scoggins exhibiting in a new exhibition at the Children’s Museum of the Arts, Drawn to Language
9/18/14 – 1/11/15
103 Charlton St.
New York, NY 10014

Katherine Bradford “Shelf Paintings” can still be viewed @ A+L and F+V, click here.

For articles, reviews and blogs on Katherine click here.

Copyright © 2014 Freight + Volume, All rights reserved. 

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Jeffrey Shagawat SELFIE @ FREIGHT+VOLUME Extended to Sat. Jan. 17th, 2015

From the latest update from FREIGHT+VOLUME:

Jeffrey Shagawat 
SELFIE @ FREIGHT+VOLUME Extended to Sat. Jan. 17th, 2015

December 18th, 2014 – January 17th, 2015 

 Self Portrait, 2010, custom c-print 30X40 inches

For his first solo exhibition with the gallery, photographer Jeffrey Shagawat explores self-portraiture – or in the parlance of the post-Internet age, Selfies – and takes the tradition to provocative new places. Shagawat’s grand Warholian gesture of presenting an entire exhibition of a personal journey places his own image, whether present or implied, into each visual work. Everything is a self-portrait and yet no image really portrays one’s essence. Or does it? Aren’t we etched within every single gesture, emotion and act? And isn’t the universe just a reflection of our own Private Idahos? In the words of the writer/ philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, the ideal lifetime, one that is free of existential nausea, would be To do, and while doing to make oneself and be nothing but the self which one has made. Self Portrait, 2008, multi-exposure custom c-print 20×24 inches

The artist telescopes the notion into a colorful and alternatively sexy and harrowing journey into the nature of photography. A photographer, by dint of his attendance at the moment depicted, becomes his subject and arguably even the photograph itself. Shagawat’s photographic tableaux includes friends and hired models, street denizens and family. In addition, the artist chose to document his struggle with brain cancer a few years ago. Having successfully come out of the nightmare with just a few scars, physical and mental, Shagawat looks at life’s moments as something to be taken in, captured. When I look at my photographs I see myself and what my life was like in that moment, regardless of who or what is in the frame, the artist states. More than mere narcissism, the act of becoming one’s own daily avatar is, as Shagawat shows, something of an act of bravery.Portrait, 2014, custom c-print 30×40 inches

In addition to the conceptual rigor of his photographs, they are also beautiful prints unto themselves. Shagawat employs a mixture of techniques, such as, expired film, multiple exposures, and various cross processes – to achieve his singular vision. Whether the subject is a bevy of bathtub hipsters, or his mysterious and beautiful wife, or his own gruff and bearded Self (in Central Park caricatures, in shadow, or in unapologetic confrontation) – Shagawat’s stark and astonishing perspective on the world shines through.Self Portrait, 2010, custom c-print 30×40 inches

New Jersey-born Shagawat lives and works in New York City. He attended The New School, where he developed an eye for portraiture and urban landscapes. Using vintage cameras, hand-printed processing and film, Shagawat eschews digital manipulation in favor of the traditional analog approach. His work has been displayed in galleries across the U.S. and abroad including Anna Kustera and Freight+Volume in Chelsea; 116 Suffolk in LES, the Parallax Art Fair in the Flatiron, the Salmagundi Club in the West Village; the Scott Eder Gallery in DUMBO ; Produce in Phoenix ; Dream Space Gallery in London ; and Cafe Diskaire Gallery in Lille, France. In Los Angeles, he has shown at Unitard, 72 Degrees & Sunny, UCLA Med School, Melt Down Gallery, and Eat Your Art Out III & IV.

Self Portrait, 2010, custom c-print 30×40 inches
 For more information please contact nick@freightandvolume.com  or call 212-691-7700.
 
 

Current Exhibitions by F+V and A+L artists:

Cristina de Miguel 
Extranos en la noche intercambiando miradas @ Arts+Leisure
December 16th, 2014 – January 18th, 2015. 

1571 Lexington Avenue (at 100th street)
New York, NY, 10029  

Erik den Breejen was selected to paint a 25-ft mural portrait for Atlantic Records new headquarters in Manhattan of their founder, Ahmet Ertegun. Check it out on Instagram – @erik_den_breejen. Freight + Volume is proud to have artistsErik den BreejenSam Jablon, and Michael Scoggins exhibiting in a new exhibition at the Children’s Museum of the Arts, Drawn to Language
9/18/14 – 1/11/15
103 Charlton St.
New York, NY 10014

Katherine Bradford “Shelf Paintings” can still be viewed @ A+L and F+V, click here.

For articles, reviews and blogs on Katherine click here.

Copyright © 2014 Freight + Volume, All rights reserved.