Loren Ellis Exhibition and Gallery Members' Shows

Soho Photo Gallery

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Soho Photo Gallery begins its 38th season with an exhibition by guest photographer Loren Ellis entitled Passages through Time. Ellis doesn't use a computer to produce her unique images. She says, "I produce my montages with a technique I call 'photo painting.' They are a combination of the relationship of at least two images with textures and color. The images are in black and white as in a dream, and color is often added as an emotional effect. I call each work a 'visual symphony.' Where each image is interesting in itself, the relationship of the images creates the real statement, an indefinable, ephemeral mood that occurs when one dreams and which is what I seek to express." Ellis's photographic paintings are in many private and corporate collections including The Museum of Modern Art, Kodak, the Florida State Capitol, The New York Public Library, and Environmental Defense Fund, among others. Visit www.LorenEllisArt.com to see more work and "A Tiny Voice," her video about a 100-year-old photographer.

Doing Time...is Marty Frank's first solo show at Soho Photo Gallery. It strives to be more than a portrait of an institution that housed 80,000 prisoners (including Al Capone) over a period of nearly 150 years. Using the interplay of shadow and light, of architectural structure and the chaos caused by years of decay, Frank's 12 images of this famous edifice hope to offer a new interpretation of the well known slang term, "doing time."

In 1992, Gary Auerbach embarked on a 12-year project to photograph Native Americans. He used large format cameras that were similar to what Edward Curtis, the most celebrated American Indian photographer of the 20th century, had used. Auerbach hand coats his own platinum photographs and will present 20 of them in his show entitled, We Walk in Beauty. Reading the statements written by each subject and which accompany their portraits, the viewer gains a new perspective on Native Americans as well as an intimate glimpse into their lives.

For his first solo show in New York, French photographer Hugues Roussel presents Inverse Landscape, a project that he began in Rome, Italy in 2006. Roussel's approach includes leaving traditional photographic techniques aside and embracing casualness, double exposure, strong lights and contrasts; he creates a new dimension where everything has to be re-discovered. The eternal city is represented through its century-old trees, which are like fragments of urban reality. His fiber-based prints range in size from 20" x 24" to 40" x 65".

Anatomy of Nature is a presentation of new works by photographer Raphael Senzamici. In his work-a compilation of digital photography, drawing, and painting-art meets technology. Senzamici uses traditional materials, forms, and iconography to create organic portraits that unite physiology and phytotomy. For instance, in the physical form of an iris, delicate veins of the body are apparent. The final visual is a high resolution 20" x 30" archival metallic print in a limited edition.

[Image: Loren Ellis "Butterfly in South of France"]



from September 01, 2009 to October 03, 2009

Opening Reception on 2009-09-08 from 18:00 to 20:00

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