2017

we Are Connected

June 20, 2017

Up since the 15th June and on through Saturday 24th June, there’s still time to get to Barnsley and see We Are Connected.

The Private view was brilliant and I’d just like to say a great big thanks to all those who came to see the work (and me too), it was lovely to see you all and have you participate in curating the exhibition.

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I’ve been using instagram as a part of the exhibition so please pop over to see what went on…
Instagram link – tanyaphotographsNYC

If you get to the Civic, delve into my archive, held in the boxes in the window, and curate an exhibition of the work that resonates with you. Then instagram it, so we can see your choices!

Time and the journey

June 07, 2017

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It’s been 3 years!

I’ve been working on an MA in Fine Arts with the Open College of the Arts in the UK and next week is the final exhibition. Being part time over three years meant that it’s been impossible to anticipate where I would be at the end of it and it has been a journey that’s for sure.

I have met all of the cohort online, there’s 10 of us, from 6 countries and we’ve met via google hangout, sometimes several times a month over the years, but we’ve never all been on one continent together…

That’ll change next week though when we hang the exhibition! Finally we will be connected physically too – the journey has a destination and it’s Barnsley!

The exhibition:
We Are Connected – will be at the Civic in Barnsley, UK
Civic link
The private view will be on Wednesday 14th June at 6.30pm – want to come? Just let me know!
I’ll be at the gallery also on Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th, please stop by and say hello!

So what’s the exhibition about? Who are the 10 artists?
For more information check out our catalogue
Catalogue link

It’s going to be amazing, join us on this journey if you can.

Follow along on my sites:
Facebook
Twitter

and most importantly
instagram…

I’m going to be posting on instagram as part of the exhibition!
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so please follow me now!

To connect with the other artists and for an ongoing overview of the exhibition check out:

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We Are Connected – Facebook
We Are Connected – Twitter
#WAconnected2017

Hope to see you there!

ˈfōtō ˈfôrtˌnīt frīdē

June 05, 2017

Weather has been most un-summer-like
and I’ve missed a few ˈfōtō ˈfôrtˌnīt frīdē posts so…No.s 4, 5, 6!

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Frames and Exhibitions!

March 16, 2017

Justine Witley of Justine Bijoux
(Check out Justine’s art – Justine’s Facebook page )
Nominated me to post a photograph everyday for 7 days starting today.
I’m currently trying to raise money for my upcoming exhibition in Barnsley, UK,
so I thought I might be able to do both at the same time!
I am going to show you photographs that I have exhibited.
They are all professionally mounted in frames with hanging wire
& currently living in a dark, unloved space!
They are looking for a new home, so if you know of one, make me an offer!
I’ll hand deliver in Manhattan, Berkshire UK or if you can wait Barnsley!
I’ll add to this post everyday of the next week, so check back or check in with Facebook
Tanya’s Facebook page

Day 1
Red Square. A dance studio in Queens.
Black frame 13 x13 inches, white mount.
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Day 2
Barrio Blues
3 individual white frames screwed together, can be easily taken apart,
18 x 8 inches, no mat.
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Day 3
The Bronx
Outside MS22 Middle School, Morrisania
Approx 31 x 25 inches Grey/Green metal frame, cream mat.
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Day 4
The Centennial
(Built) 1876 3rd Avenue at 116th Street
Approx 31 x 25 inches
Grey/Green metal frame, white mat
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Day 5
The High Line
13 x 13 inches
Silver frame, white mat.
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Day 6
1st Avenue at 95th
17 x 13 inches
Black and white photo
White mat and frame
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Day 7
Pershing Square
15 x 20 inches
White frame, white mat

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Alternate Reality

March 06, 2017

New Photographs
Click here to view – Alternate Reality

Things are getting weird
Politics
The street
It’s like a bizarre dream
A bubble bursting

alternate facts
what we know disregarded
“deconstruction of the administrative state”
but only as it affects the ‘people’ not the people in ‘power’

Public city streets inaccessible to the public

Privately owned public space
a perk for the developer
in Trump Tower 20 extra floors allowed past the zoning regulations
in exchange for a place for the public to sit
indoors
and 2 outdoor terraces on the 4th and 5th floors
now the tax payer is paying to protect it
from ourselves
whilst being denied the use of it

Don’t be intimidated
it is yours to use

Resist

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ˈfōtō ˈfôrtˌnīt frīdē

February 25, 2017

Two ˈfōtō ˈfôrtˌnīt frīdē in one again!
Time is running away from me but there’s still time to look down when rushing from one place to another
1st Avenue at 97 and 99

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ˈfōtō ˈfôrtˌnīt frīdē

January 30, 2017

I’ve been a bit lax at posting- I’ve been sick and I’ve been marching!
So here are the last 2 fōtō ˈfôrtˌnīt frīdē photos for January.

The first fōtō ˈfôrtˌnīt frīdē…

would have been a more impressive photo from the bridge looking down, onto 42nd Street at Grand Central but..

The Women’s March in NYC – Rise Up – reSISTER!

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As an aside the bridge seen here is featured in a very different photograph of mine that will be hanging at Jadite Gallery, 413 W 50th St. NYC – I’ll be at the opening on Thursday February 2nd why not stop by and say Hi!

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For the second fōtō ˈfôrtˌnīt frīdē, this is one of five images from my trip to Oxford Nova Scotia currently hanging in the Oxford Riverside Gallery in Oxford, Nova Scotia
in the exhibition: A Year in Oxford 2016 – On show until February 10th.

Oxford Riverside Gallery

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Whilst you are checking out the Oxford Riverside Gallery website check out Grey Matters, Mathew Aldred’s art/photography project (he also runs the gallery), or you can go directly to Grey Matters