September 28, 2021


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New 2021 Once-a-year Photography Exhibition

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Graphic © Thomas Kellner and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn / courtesy of Klompching Gallery, New York.

Refreshing 2021 Annual Pictures EXHIBITION

September 15 – Oct 30, 2021

Opening Reception: September 18, 1:00–4:00pm

The Fresh new 2021 Once-a-year Images Exhibition is introduced by the Klompching Gallery in New York Town. Now in its 10th 12 months, the exhibition is curated from an worldwide open phone for submissions of photographic artworks.

Reflecting how photography is recognized throughout diverse platforms, the Contemporary Yearly Pictures Exhibition incorporates the a few components of exhibit, publication and dissemination: an exhibition, a printed catalog and an online showcase.

From this team of 20 finalists, 5 photographers are curated into the exhibition. New 2021, affords the artists a scarce and covetable possibility, to have their function presented on the partitions of one of New York’s foremost art galleries, and to gain pivotal exposure in 1 of the art world’s most lively metropolitan areas.

The Contemporary 2021 exhibiting artists are: Thomas Kellner, Karen Navarro, Holly Roberts, Aline Smithson, and Ingrid Weyland.

The fifteen Fresh new 2021 finalists highlighted in the online showcase are: Jon Scott Anderson, Debra Bilow, Beth Dow, Carol Erb, Iwona Germanek, Rebecca Hackemann, Toni Pepe, Paul Rider, Kristin Schnell, Leslie Sheryll, John Slepian, Liz Steketee, Brandy Trigueros, Jonas Yip, Michael Younger.

With 50 %-timbered Homes of the Siegen Industrial Spot Today, Thomas Kellner delivers a new, modern therapy to the 20th century tropes championed by Bernd and Hilla Becher’s typologies. Kellner has documented 19 of the remaining 50 %-timbered residences in the Siegenland area of Germany. The little-scale photographs—crisp in emphasis with a blurred track record mimicking a shallow depth-of-industry, and with a desaturated coloration profile—transform the structures into some thing other-worldly, akin to diorama-like miniature props. 

Aline Smithson’s Fugue Condition Revisited is an exquisite visible commentary on the likely loss of photographic archives and documents. Using the corrupted digital documents from a vintage really hard push, the artist has overprinted ruined pictures with cyanotypes. One particular may well perspective these as being a 19th century blue-print (the cyanotype), in dialogue with a 21st century blue-print (binary code). Abundant in colour, and dynamic in type, the photographs talk to memory (real and imagined) and the purpose that the photograph performs in just this context. 

The unconventional portraiture of Karen Navarro, explores themes of multiplicity of identity and self-representation. The Created Self series, is composed of hanging colourful, sculptural objects that merge paint, wooden, embossing and resin. The bodily deconstruction of the photograph, integrated by the artist on artworks that assortment in size from petite to iconic, remodel and obstacle the tradition of portraiture and pictures alike.

Artworks commenting on environmental concerns proceed to be all pervasive, with Ingrid Weyland bringing a exceptional and first solution to the matter. By way of her lushly colored images of Argentinian landscapes—Topographies of Fragility—she opinions upon the drop and deterioration of the setting, by way of a physical kind of paper destruction in her photographs—crumpled imagery laid atop the similar photographic vista. The artist’s authorship is peaceful and understated, with the artwork demanding an energetic searching on the aspect of the viewer. 

The artist Holly Roberts asks a simple question—How substantially photographic information does a single require to determine a experience? The Ten Portraits sequence is composed of abstracted collages, making use of a restrained coloration palette, merged with the occasional pop of shade. Ink washes mesh with images. Whimsical, fantastical and echoing the 20th century Surrealists, the artworks problem the notion of portraiture, using a bare minimal of visual clues. 

The exhibition signifies a variety of ways and treatment plans in latest photographic exercise. Each year, the Contemporary open simply call reveals typical developments, topics and themes—this will become aspect of the basis for the exhibition’s curatorial vision. For this tenth version of the Refreshing Once-a-year Photography Exhibition, we have after all over again witnessed an overarching procedure of images as object, and a motor vehicle for re-imagining the artist’s respective narratives in progressive physical sorts. These treatments, could also be explained as reframing the photograph, as effectively as productively placing these photographic objects into perfectly-recognized contexts. 

The New Annual Images Exhibition was established by Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching in 2011, and displays the enthusiasm and determination Klompching Gallery has for up to date fine art photographs, as very well as supplying possibilities for artists in their quest for recognition and achievement in their subject.

For all media inquires, make sure you contact Darren Ching: [email protected]

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