Archive for ‘curated’

June 11, 2012

Panopticon Salon

by donnor

will be showing prints June 136pm

here

Come for a visit a lot of great work and artist...

Such Whispered Thoughts 2/10

Encaustic finished toned silver print

30×30

May 21, 2012

Our Hidden Agenda…

by donnor

A look at our alternative motives masked through sexuality. Whether it is the photographers use of it in order to feint some instilled connection with their subject and viewer, or the self empowerment it offers. Sexuality, arguably in itself is always considered art. Why has this come about? Let us look past the obvious; the form is beautiful, its the representation of pure self, and the body is humanity without reserve. These points are perspicuous and have been argued for ages. I am curious though, if our desires were able to be removed would the relevancy of sexuality exist in art?

Oh well oh well they’re not, they won’t be, we are, so let us be… Indulge, enjoy, for this is you, this is me, this is thus…

Auguste Belloc

Lina Scheynius

Lina Scheynius

Michael Donnor

Luis Gonzalez Palma

Dusdin Condren

Daido Moriyama

Daido Moriyama

Steve Kahn

Steve Kahn

Oliva Bee

Margret Durow

Ej Bellocq

Kevin Amato

Sarah Moon

Unknown Photographer

February 15, 2012

The Unseen Eye at George Eastman House…

by donnor

Simply the most profound photography exhibit I have ever seen… It oozes with gut wrenching images, one after the other with over 350 photographs hanging salon style. The photographs cover the entire existence of photography, and all processes, the amazing fact; all of the photographs are curated by and from the private collection of W.M. Hunt. This is a voyeuristic view not into the mind of a single photographer, but into the mind of a collector, a view that is mostly pervasive and intruding in nature, leaving you with the sensation that you borrowed his bones and walked this world a bit with them. This is “anti portraiture” and stated by the collector “meant to delight the visual senses” evoking the human spirit with love, loss, horror, happiness. Once exiting you will ask yourself, “how am I so obtuse?!

Exhibition includes...

Helen Levitt, New York 1940

Christopher Bucklow, Guest 25,000 solar images 3:13 pm, November 19, 1993

Unknown Photographer

Unknown Photographer

Paul de Cordon, Cirque de Moscow

Joel Peter Witkin, Man without head 1993


January 18, 2012

Photographs on Exhibition at The Historic Panopticon Gallery Boston…

by donnor

July 21, 2011

My Next Girl…

by donnor

A curated online exhibition. Selected works are inspired by the progression of the ultimate search. Unfortunately, being wrong leads to being right.

“These blood red eyes
Don’t see so good
But what’s worse is if they could
Would I change my ways?
Wasted times and broken dreams
Violent colors so obscene
It’s all I see these days.” (Dan Auerbach/Patrick Carney)

Artist: Sarah Moon

Artist: Sarah Moon

Artist: J.H. Engstrom

Artist: Sarah Moon

Artist: Ryan McGinley

Artist: Michael Sakas

Artist: Mary Frey

Artist: Sarah Moon

Artist: Michael Garlington

Artist: Miroslav Tichy

Artist: Miroslav Tichy

Artist: Lena Scheynius

Artist: Lena Scheynius

Artist: Lena Scheynius

Artist: Lena Scheynius

Artist: Graciela Iturbide

Opening the door I still smelled like the stale plane that delivered me to this final destination. I see her standing there, she was so sincere. Ah ah ah, she will be My Next Girl; little did I know, she is The Best Girl… Who recently became My Forever Girl. I tore apart the world looking for you… I love you

March 29, 2011

CEPA Exhibition…

by donnor

Within this exhibition are the finished thoughts of my own ramblings. Containing 4 portfolios in themselves uniquely distinctive, and decidedly curious. From our Silent Moan we fall down through The Rabbit Hole, march across My American America, all before Upon Awakening. I show this world before us while my mind and camera follow, always balancing between futility, and serenity.

Thanks Cris Llerena for documenting the event! You Rock!!









March 10, 2011

Upcoming Exhibition…

by donnor

December 7, 2010

S I L E N T M O A N: A VISUAL EXPLORATION

by donnor

Well I have just returned from an incredible weekend in New Orleans! The opening of the show the Gala and artist talk, were some of the highlights that I expected. The true highlight though was being with family & friends and meeting new ones.  The photography community that New Orleans has built is incredible, I have not seen another one like it that is so enthusiastic and supportive, it truly is a unique time and place that is happening there. I am so honored to have been part of it. If the exhibition get’s one person that wasn’t excited about photography on board with us, then we have succeeded in sharing what we love. I also learned that my true love for photography can come at times of complete isolation so far from a busy gallery opening, weeks before in the basement of my old farmhouse. The walls are vibrating with music, it’s 3:30 in the morning… I have not slept; it was whiskey for dinner and selenium for dessert. I stare down with a weight on my eyes at the floor, step back from the piece I have been working on for 30 hours straight… It is finished, created from a dream of realizing this dusty floor can be used as a developing tray along with mops from home depot. I have just finished my first 50×58 in Selenium Toned Silver Gelatin Print. It lies there glowing in it’s own beauty and I realized at that exact moment I can say wearily “there is no one else in this world doing this in a basement in the middle of nowhere; it is my catharsis, it is my lift away.” It was so great meeting everyone, thank you so much for coming out and supporting Photo NOLA and what we love so relentlessly,  our medium...