On View

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!
Instagram
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!

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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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

UPDATE!

November 22, 2016

It’s been a busy few months traveling here and there and I have been very lax at blogging so here is an update after the fact of what I’ve been up to since September.

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We went to Oxford.
2 summers ago [( 6 )], the photography collective I am in, held an exhibition in Sheffield, but not all of us attended, and as such the six of us had never met all together! This autumn we had a plan to not only get together but also to photograph at the same time.

We spent a September weekend in Oxford, UK, finally all meeting and ‘doing’ Oxford in our various photographic fashions. Here are 5 of the [( 6 )] (Yes it has been summer of the selfie!)

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2 of the [( 6 )], Rob™ and I, gathered everyone’s prints and made our way to Oxford, Nova Scotia, Canada where we met with Mathew Aldred who runs the Oxford Riverside Gallery. The three of us along with invaluable helpers, framed and hung 72 photographs and opened the exhibition on Friday October 21st. BTW if you happen to pass through Oxford NS with your camera, the gallery will be hosting an exhibition of photos of its own Oxford in January 2017.

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Oxford Riverside Gallery Website
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Here are some installation photographs of the whole gallery and my wall specifically.

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Whilst we were in Oxford, NS I also took a few photographs, at some point in the future I will add both Oxfords to the project page of my website – please be patient with me!

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Last week I was thrilled to have two of my photographs shown at the Tate in London. Shown on the same night as a talk by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen who’s work I really like.

I had two photographs selected in the call for photographs on the theme of (re:) thinking the street put out by UPF – Urban Photo Festival. Fellow [( 6 )] photographer Keith Greenough also had a photograph selected and he was lucky enough to get down there. I was lucky that he took some shots of our work, Thanks Keith! All 20 photographs were screened for the duration of the evening.

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(mine, Keith’s, mine – installation photos by Keith Greenough.)

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My next project is to take some time to process my Oxford UK and Oxford CA photographs and to hit the streets of NYC again. Hopefully back here rather sooner next time!

Tonight !

November 03, 2016

Excited and disappointed!
Tonight at the Tate Modern in London there’s a talk by fantastic photographer Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen. One of a long weekend of activities during the Urban Photo Festival. Also showing tonight at the Tate – 20 photographs on the theme of (re:) Thinking the street. 2 of these are mine and one from collective member Keith Greenough! Why disappointed? I’m not able to be there – let me know if you make it!

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Reclaim Photography West Midlands

April 17, 2016

Yesterday Reclaim Photography took over several spaces in the West Midlands and filled them full of photographs for public viewing. These photographs will all be auctioned. You can bid on a few specific photographers’ works and the rest, including mine, you can bid on as secret blind lots! The money raised will go to the organization Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer, a Birmingham based charity that supports the Cancer Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The print auction will be held at the Wolverhampton School of Art on Wednesday 27 April 2016 7:30pm-8:45pm or you can bid online from now Reclaim Photography West Midlands Website here

All of the images are A4 size (which is a paper size they don’t do in the US!) so a big shout to Rob™ for helping me out with the printing, they look great Rob, Thanks! Rob™’s website

Here are a few photographs of my work in situ at the Harrison Center, Wolverhampton University. Thanks to Trudi, Philip & Sarah for heading over to Wolverhampton and getting some shots for me – much appreciated!

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My (very short) Movie Debut!

March 21, 2016

I’m a very dedicated stills photographer but I made an exception when, back in 2014, I decided to participate in the artist Gillian Wearing’s collaborative film project, ‘Your Views’. I made a film of about 30 seconds, of my view, and submitted it to Gillian. She came back with a short sampling of views. (The opening still and the last film are my view.) Short Including My View

Finally, the time has come now when Gillian will premiere her entire project in ‘A Room With Your Views’, a video installation and exhibition at Brighton University Galleries, UK in May 2016. A Room With Your Views

It’s a really fascinating project and you still have time to send your view to Gillian if you want to get involved… Your View Info

HEY BRUMMIES…

March 19, 2016

If you are out and about on Saturday 16th April and fancy seeing some photography… why not stop into the Harrison Learning Centre at the University of Wolverhampton. As part of ‘Reclaim Photography West Midlands’, four of my photographs will be displayed (21-24). Several other venues are showing photography too, so you could make a day of it! Venue details here