Red Filter Gallery
74 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ 08534
May 2 - July 7
A sampling of past Gallery artist's work is presented in "Retrospective"
Two for the Road
By Wendy Paton and Stephen Perloff
Red Filter Gallery
74 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ 08534
March 7th - April 28th
Opening Reception: March 9th, 3-5pm
Two for the Road
Presented by the Red Filter Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday March 9th from 3-5pm. No RSVP Necessary.
The Red Filter Fine Art Gallery located at 74 Bridge Street in Lambertville, NJ continues to follow its mission of providing works of interest to photography enthusiasts and collectors, as well as providing a unique platform for both established and emerging contemporary fine art photographers.
"Two for the Road," featuring the work of Wendy Paton and Stephen Perloff, is an intriguing collaboration of two artists interacting through visual dialogue in an exhibition they created out of their personal work. The exhibition will begin at the Gallery March 7.
Wendy Paton is an American photographer, widely exhibited and best known for her dramatic, black and white night portraits. Paton’s work has been widely exhibited in gallery and museum venues internationally and is included in notable private and public collections. Her work has been published in the U.S., Europe and Russia, in CNN WORLD, Prime Time Russia Today, Schwarzweiss Magazine, Moscow News, Le Journal de la Photographie, and The Photo Review, among others. In September 2012 a retrospective of her series of candid night portraits,“Visages de Nuit” opened at the museum at The Lumiere Center for Photography in Moscow.
Stephen Perloff, founder and editor of The Photo Review, and editor of The Photograph Collector, leading sources of international information, critique and the fine art photography market, is a recognized photographer as well. His work has been included in collections at the James A. Michener Art Museum, The Print Center of Philadelphia, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Photo West Gallery of Philadelphia, and the Germantown Academy. Exhibition participation in 2012 included, "Unseen Color, Part I," at the Light Room Gallery in Philadelphia, "Making Magic: Beauty in Word and Image," at the James A. Michener Art Museum, and InVision Photography Festival in Bethlehem, PA.
Note: Limited signed copies of Wendy Paton’s new book, "Visages de Nuit" ( pub.Kehrer Verlag, 2013 ) will be available for sale at the opening reception.
At the same time as the “Two for the Road” exhibit, an extended viewing of "Works for the New Year," will also be available for viewing at the gallery.
For more information: www.redfiltergallery.com, 347.244.9758 firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.
Works for the New Year
by Alisandra wederich and Forrest Old
Red Filter Gallery
74 Bridge Street
Lambertville, NJ 08534
January 10 - March 3
Opening Reception: January 12, 3-5pm
“Works for the New Year” by Alisandra Wederich and Forrest Old, Featured at the Red Filter Fine Art Gallery in Lambertville, NJ
The Red Filter Gallery, located at 74 Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey, is hosting "Works for the New Year," a collection from the founders of the Red Filter Gallery, beginning January 10th and running through March 3rd. The opening reception is January 12th from 3-5pm. Works for the New Year is open to the public each afternoon, Thursday through Sunday.
The Red Filter Gallery continues to keep to its promise of offering work that focuses on contemporary fine art photography rather than vintage or “name brand” established artists and works. This exhibit extends that delight to both founders of the Gallery for the first time.
Alisandra Wederich founded the Thomas Sweets Gallery in Skillman, NJ and manages the non-profit Straube Center Gallery in Pennington, NJ in addition to her work for Red Filter Gallery. She is a multimedia artist with a focus on combining her greatest interests in ways that step outside the box. She sculpts, draws, and paints, but focuses a special attention to forging new paths in photography. Her work, "Enlightenment," was recently featured as a semi-finalist in the Bombay Sapphire New York City Contest hosted by the RUSH Arts Gallery in Chelsea.
Alisandra's intensive activity in all of her endeavors only fuels her art. The locations used in her photographs are often discovered as a result of her exploring largely unknown areas in and around her local countryside, and the themes of brevity and the effect of time is shown strongly in her work.
Also during the New Year exhibit, Red Filter Gallery owner Forrest Old will be showing samples from ongoing personal projects. "The work has taken place over the years and the exhibit reflects my interest in industrial subjects." The focus of the work is art and abstraction in engineered structures.
At the same time as the “Works for the New Year” exhibit, an extended viewing of Bruce MacDougall's “Searching for Wabi Sabi - Discovering Molly,” will also be available to attendees at the gallery.
“Searching for Wabi Sabi - Discovering Molly” by Bruce MacDougall, Featured at the Red Filter Fine Art Gallery in Lambertville, NJ
The Red Filter Gallery, located at 74 Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey, is hosting Searching for Wabi Sabi - Discovering Molly, a spiritual tribute in photographs to the lost daughter of Bruce Mac Dougall, beginning November 8th and running through January 6th. The opening reception is November 10th from 3-5pm. Searching for Wabi Sabi - Discovering Molly is open to the public each afternoon, Thursday through Sunday.
Red Filter Gallery, with this final exhibit for 2012, continues to keep to its promise of offering work that focuses on contemporary fine art photography rather than vintage or “name brand” established artists and works.
Bruce MacDougall grew up in Southern California, and began exploring photography at age 9 with a Kodak Brownie. While his passion for photography was temporarily put on hold to raise his family and care for disabled veterans, it came roaring back to the surface in 2001 when a friend contacted him and invited him to join “The Photo Boyz,” of Sacramento. He continued expanding from film and darkroom to digital and Photoshop, enjoying life as usual until 2010 when tragedy struck and his daughter, Molly, was murdered.
Bruce’s cathartic journey to rediscover the meaning and purpose of his life led him to China. As a result of this trip to the Orient, his work incorporates the ancient Buddhist derived philosophy of Wabi Sabi (later incorporated by the Japanese). This approach to life and art focuses on objects and expressions bringing forth a sense of melancholy or spiritual longing. The embrace of simplicity and imperfection is at the aesthetic core of Wabi Sabi values. Bruce’s work captures these principles clearly in displaying the beauty of the flawed … and the splendor of the incomplete. In a world where imagery is so often commercially materialized, Bruce’s work is a peek into a realm of pure emotion that will challenge the way the viewer judges beauty.
At the same time as the “Searching for Wabi Sabi - Discovering Molly” exhibit, an extended viewing of Brian Lav’s “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow,” will also be available to attendees at the gallery.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - Brian Lav
The Red Filter Gallery, located at 74 Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey, is hosting the work of renowned photographer Brian Lav, in a show entitled, “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, beginning September 6th and running through November 4th. The opening reception is Saturday, September 8th from 3-5pm. “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”, is open to the public each afternoon, Thursday through Sunday.
“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” breaks the Red Filter Gallery's tradition of black and white photography by also including some select contemporary color work by Brian Lav alongside his brilliant monochrome work. Gallery owner, Forrest Old states, “Brian’s work, then and now, encompasses a broad evolution of style with substance. His new ventures into color work are exciting and worth experiencing by a broad audience”.
“Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” explores the everyday life of New Jersey resident and photographer, Brian Lav. While everything from Jersey Shore sights to garage windows, old sofas and train stations are examined with a soulful eye, they are given new meaning through careful composition of angles, lines, forms and light. Lav transforms the ordinary into images of nuanced emotion with his control and attention to detail. Craft meets art, leaving a visual history of creative artifacts.
Brian Lav teaches photography at Parsons the New School for Design; an institution he has taught at since 1974. He has been photographing and teaching since 1969, and earned Parsons' Distinguished Teaching Award in 1988. He has had over forty one man and group exhibits of his work and is represented in many permanent collections including The International Center for Photography, The Rochester Institute of Technology, The New Jersey State Museum, The Newark Museum, and The Museum of Art and History in Fribourg, Switzerland. Brian Lav is recognized as a prominent contemporary photographer, a master printer, and an exceptional educator.
At the same time as the ” Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” exhibition, the Red Filter Gallery offers an extended viewing of the nostalgic group show “Summers Past”, and Chip Forelli’s “Terra Emota” , both in upstairs Gallery II.
by Kahn, Weiss, Mitchell, and Salazar
Artists Kahn, Weiss, Mitchell and Salazar exhibit in Summers Past at the Red Filter Gallery in Lambertville, NJ
The Red Filter Gallery, located at 74 Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey, is hosting the work of Hope Kahn, Peggy Weiss, Mary Anne Mitchell, and Gary Salazar in a show entitled, Summers Past, beginning July 7th and running through September 2nd. The opening reception is Saturday, July 7th from 3-5pm. Summers Past is open to the public each afternoon, Thursday through Sunday.
Red Filter Gallery, continues to keep to its promise of offering work that focuses on contemporary fine art photography. Red Filter Gallery is located in Lambertville’s robust local arts scene, drawing artists, attracting art collectors, and creating art appreciators out of everyone who enters. Summers Past is no exception to Red Filter Gallery’s offering of fine art black and white photography.
Summers Past is a collection of work that produces a sense of mystery and at times nostalgia within sense of the grandeur in the experience of life. Hope Kahn’s depiction of the poetry and musicality of women; Peggy Weiss’ use of amateur photographs to create digitally assembled photomontage visions; Mary Anne Mitchell’s combination of interpretive images and lyrical text; and Gary Salazar’s attention to light, form and most especially metaphor and archetypal themes … all touch back to a collective sense of Summers Past. “Work that can inspire you to remember a fond long ago past or better yet make you yearn for a memory of people or places you’ve never known,” says Art Director, Alisandra Wederich, “it stays with you and gives you an experience you aren’t soon to forget.”
At the same time as the Summers Past exhibit, the Red Filter Gallery offers an extended viewing of the group historical print process show Alternative Views, and Chip Forelli’s Terra Emota , both in upstairs Gallery II.
For more information: www.redfiltergallery.com
April 26 - July 1
Opening Reception Saturaday, April 28, 3 - 5 pm
Chip Forelli’s photographic career encompasses 25 years as a professional photographer with international gallery representation and publication credits including the cover and a feature profile in Communication Arts as well as articles in Photo District News, Graphis, Lenswork, Rangefinder and Lürzer’s Archive. His images have been incorporated into all Apple Macintosh operating systems as desktop background choices.
Solo exhibitions of his work have been at the Steinhardt Conservatory Gallery of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Mercedes Benz Gallery of New York, the Art Institute of Atlanta, the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Hoopers Gallery in London, England. In reviewing the shows, the New York Times has noted, “These photos cover an impressive range of ideas and interpretations... revealing uncanny simultaneous experiences with alternating haze and hard edged clarity... absorbing examples that tease perception and
intense compositions that bring in an otherworldly lighting contribute to a spiritual quality.”
In addition to photographing purely for himself, Forelli’s travels also take him on assignment where he works with prestigious advertising and corporate clients photographing campaigns for BMW, Land Rover, AT&T, Eastman Kodak and pro bono work for Doctors Without Borders.
Originally trained as an architect and musician, Forelli was drawn to photography because it shared with architecture and music “the demand for a fine balance between aesthetic sensibility and skill in craft. If you alter the balance, you run the risk of becoming overly conceptual or preoccupied with technique.”
Forelli has lectured and gives seminars at PhotoPlus Expo, the Art Directors Club of New York and numerous photographic organizations. He also has taught at the International Center of Photography in New York City and the Maine Media Workshops in addition to leading independent workshops overseas. Top awards have been given to him from Communication Arts, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Lürzer’s Archive, Graphis, the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the American Society of Media Photographers.
Chip Forelli lives in the Upper Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania with his wife Gloria and three sons, Jake, Cris and Ryan.
February 21, 2012
Alternative Process Photo Artist Group Show
March 1st - April 22nd, 2012
Opening Reception: March 3 from 3 - 5pm.
Select Alternative Process Photo Artists Present New and Exciting Alternative Views at the Red Filter Gallery in Lambertville, NJ
The Red Filter Gallery, located at 74 Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey, is hosting Alternative Views, a group show of works by alternative process photo artists from March 1st through April 22nd. The opening reception is Saturday, March 3 from 3-5pm. Alternative Views is open to the public each afternoon, Thursday through Sunday.
From cyanotypes to platinum prints, the majority of the pieces from this show are derived from the
impressively curated show Transferred: Alternative Processes in Photography which was featured in November, 2011 at the Target Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia. Regina DeLuise, an expert in the field of alternative process photography and juror of the show, stated, “I am very excited about this Transferred exhibition, as it illuminated distinct approaches to a classic medium…all the work appealed to my sense of curiosity and contains true expressions of visual poetry.”
“It is always exciting to see how artists transform photography from its original format through alternative processes. It reveals a lot about the time and dedication that goes into the execution of such work, and is a contemporary path to the Alternative Views these photographers take on their art, “ states Alisandra Wederich, Art Director of the Red Filter Gallery. “This should be a very informative exhibition. I‘m pleased the Target Gallery could share so much with us.”
Red Filter Gallery continues to fulfill its promise of offering work that focuses on contemporary fine art photography. Red Filter Gallery thrives in Lambertville’s robust local arts scene, drawing artists, art collectors, and making “art appreciators” out of everyone who enters the gallery. Alternative Views is no exception to Red Filter Gallery’s focus on fine art photography..
At the same time that Alternative Views exhibits, the Red Filter Gallery offers an extended viewing of Kisa Kavass’ Moments de Curiosité, and John Andrulis’ Retrospective in Upstairs Gallery II.
For more information: www.redfiltergallery.com
January 12, 2012
A Monochrome Winter
by Artists of the Soho Photo Gallery in NYC
January 26 - February 26th, 2012
Opening Reception: January 28th at 3pm
Select Artists of the Soho Photo Gallery in NYC Bring Their Best Black and White Work to the Red Filter Gallery in Lambertville, NJ
The Red Filter Gallery, located at 74 Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey, is hosting the work of Artists from the Soho Photo Gallery in NYC in a show entitled, A Monochrome Winter, beginning January 26th and running through February 26th. The opening reception is January 28th from 3-5pm. A Monochrome Winter is open to the public each afternoon, Thursday through Sunday.
Red Filter Gallery continues to fulfill its promise of offering work that focuses on contemporary fine art photography. Red Filter Gallery thrives in Lambertville’s robust local arts scene, drawing artists, art collectors, and making “art appreciators” out of everyone who enters the gallery. A Monochrome Winter is no exception to Red Filter Gallery’s focus on fine art black and white photography.
Forrest R. Old, Owner of the Red Filter Gallery states, “With this exhibition, we have a great opportunity to see what is new in fine art image-making from one of our significant photography institutions in New York…Soho Photo Gallery.” Seventeen exemplary Soho Photo Gallery photographers will be featured in A Monochrome Winter.
R. Wayne Parsons, the President of the Soho Photo Gallery comments, “We are pleased to have an opportunity to present Black and White works by some of our best photographers. We look forward to a successful group showing.”
The Soho Photo Gallery was established in 1971 by a group of New York Times photographers striving to break away from the commercial art gallery experience and offer something new. It is now the only non-profit cooperative photography gallery in New York City. The gallery is run entirely by members - over one hundred of them who direct, operate, and financially support the gallery. Well-known photographers have shared in exhibiting at the Soho Photo Gallery as well, including Ansel Adams, Andre Kertesz, Jill Enfield, Jill Freedman, and Joel Sternfeld. Regularly featured in local newspapers, trade and national publications, their website, www.sohophoto.com
At the same time that A Monochrome Winter exhibits, the Red Filter Gallery offers an extended viewing of Kisa Kavass’ Moments de Curiosité, and John Andrulis’ Retrospective in Upstairs Gallery II.
For more information: www.redfiltergallery.com
November 18, 2011
Red Filter Gallery, A New Exhibit Space For Contemporary Fine Art Photography in Lambertville, NJ is hosting Moments de Curiosité, works by Kisa Kavass.
The Red Filter Gallery, located at 74 Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey, is hosting Moments de Curiosité by Kisa Kavass, beginning Thursday, December 1st and running through January 22nd. The opening reception is Saturday, December 3rd from 3 - 5pm. Moments de Curiosité is open to the public each afternoon, Thursday through Sunday.
Kisa Kavass was born in Adelaide, South Australia and raised there until age five when her parents brought her to America with them to begin a new life. They traveled throughout both the United States and Europe before settling down in Tennessee where Kisa eventually attended Vanderbilt University to study Art History.
For fifteen years, Kisa has been operating her own portrait studio in a small historical town outside of Nashville specializing in black and white photography. She follows her process from inception of ideas to immaculate printing with her own darkroom studio. Her passion and attention to fine art shows through in the unique glowing quality of her prints. She believes all types of artwork are inter-related and has taught classes in bookmaking, oil hand tinting and alternative Polaroid film processes.
The work selected for Moments de Curiosité translates the views of childhood curiosity into photographs: from structures that possess their own history to glittering, morphing shafts of natural light, viewers are invited to become creative participants.
Kavass’ work has been juried by noted photographers such as Kim Weston, Susan Burnstine, and Jack Spencer. The work has been selected for recognition in shows around the country, and featured in Shots magazine.
October 27, 2011
John Andrulis was born and raised in central New Jersey and attended the University of the Arts in
Philadelphia to study photography. In addition to studying at the University of Montana where he did his
graduate work in photojournalism, his return to the East Coast prompted his photo view to be aligned
more with Henri Cartier-Bresson’s style of decisive-moment fine art photography. Trips up and down
the Jersey Shore between Manhattan and Cape May provided Andrulis plenty of material year round
and eventually the cultural and historical experience necessary to produce ten books, among them
“The Jersey Shore (Summer),” “The Jersey Shore (Winter)” ,”Manhattan - Black and White Narrative”
and “Philadelphia - Documentations”.
While Andrulis’ subjects range from landscapes to portraits, the one theme present in each image is his
attention to passing time and how it changes the image composition. Whether it is a seasonal change
from lush summer landscapes to bare snow, or the dipping head and torso of a ballerina, Andrulis’
awareness of the changes of time clearly show within the frame.
As Andrulis’ worked to launch his photographic career, he also opened JAG Fine Art - originally in New
Hope before moving to Lambertville, and then finally relocating to its current location in Rittenhouse
Square, Philadelphia. This opportunity to show his work once more in Lambertville brings Andrulis full-
circle to his fine art career beginnings with “Retrospective”.
September 8, 2011
Jennifer Hudson grew up in a spiritual and conservative home in rural Texas where she cultivated her curiosity and imagination. Experimenting with her artwork by offering insight and awareness about intensely personal experiences, she developed delicate “inventions”. These creations carefully allow environments and characters in her works to speak deeply about the human experience.
Baptism is a body of work that explores a young woman’s spiritual reincarnation. Hudson states: “We bear witness to her heartfelt journey of guilt and transgression …” Hudson’s ability to plumb the utilization of the forgotten, discarded and mechanical … is soulful, eerie, and quiet. Through careful posing and placement of her subject, her work connects with the subconscious in subtle and sometimes disturbing ways.
Jennifer Hudson’s work has been exhibited around the country and on both coasts with cover photos on multiple arts/fine art photography magazines.
At the same time as the “Baptism” exhibit, an extended viewing of Michael Benari’s “Kind of Blue” will also be available to attendees in Upstairs Gallery II.
July 21, 2011
“Kind of Blue” by Michael Benari, To Be Presented At Red Filter Gallery, A New Exhibit Space For Contemporary Fine Art Photography, Lambertville, NJ
The Red Filter Gallery, located at 74 Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey, is hosting "Kind of Blue", Michael Benari’s urban themed photography beginning July 28 and running through September 4. The opening reception is July 29th from 6-8pm. Kind of Blue is available to the public each afternoon, Thursday through Sunday.
Red Filter Gallery has recently opened and is dedicated to bringing emerging and mature contemporary fine art photography to a growing audience of photography viewers and collectors. Forrest Old, Owner, says: “Red Filter Gallery has an approach that differs from most photography galleries with an emphasis on emerging and established photographers using Black and White photography as a medium for their expression”.
"Kind of Blue" features the work of artist Michael Benari. With a background more accustomed to science and medicine, Michael Benari has always been enamored with visual imagery. Photography in particular is a lifelong avocation of his, now a full time career since 2006. Born in Tel Aviv, Isreal and raised in New York City, Michael pursued his study of photography at the New England School of Photography and has attended Maine and Santa Fe Media Workshops. He has also studied with Karl Baden at the Project Arts Place in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His photographs have been shown in multiple exhibitions and are placed in private collections through New York, Massachusetts and Australia.
Michael Benari’s poetic work poses visual “questions” about the cities he has visited, without offering specific answers. He offers glimpses of everyday life in ephemeral but “decisive moments”. His poetic style contemplates the life within the cities he has visited: New York, Paris, and Rome, all the while invoking a freestyle spirit where beauty can be found in both abstract and subjective forms.
“Photography is my way of being in the world, it allows me to give personal expression to my living experience, and it connects me with a long and beautiful artistic tradition.”
At the same time as the "Kind of Blue" exhibit, an extended viewing of Juliet Harrison’s Equiscapes will also be available for viewing by attendees at the gallery.
July 15, 2011
Red Filter Gallery in the News
A very nice review of Entfremdete Tod/Ars Longa Vita Brevis - Solo Show by Alisandra Wederich
By Janet Purcell
"Yes, Wederich’s exhibit at Red Filter Gallery in Lambertville focuses primarily on death, but don’t shy away from this show thinking it’s simply morbid. There’s beauty here. She takes death out of the hospital bed, off the city streets, and presents it as a nude female sprawled in a bed of moss, a muscular tattooed male lying on the forest floor. She elevates the act of death to an art form. She takes the dying body out of the clutches of our modern commercialism and allows it to rest in nature."
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May 12, 2011
"Equiscapes" by Juliet Harrison
The Red Filter Gallery, located at 74 Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey, is hosting Equiscapes, an innovative approach to traditional equine form photography by Juliet Harrison beginning June 2 and running through July 24. The opening reception is June 10th from 6-8pm. Equiscapes is open to the public each afternoon, Thursday through Sunday.
Juliet Harrison has been exploring the camera as an artistic medium since 1980 and has focused on horses utilizing light, shadow, texture, and form since 1999. Her photographs go beyond "pictures of horses," and enter the exploratory realm of Edward Weston and Georgia O'Keefe. Her work removes the recognition and constructs that viewers associate with a horse and replace it with the intimacy of a long-time lover of horses. The depictions of musculature and bone structure beneath weathered velvet coat, caught in a thin veil of light, allows for a "visual caress" that is typically only privy to frequenters of equestrian farms.
Ms. Harrison states: "The objective of my work is to remove traditional viewer touchstones and provide a new path to understanding the beauty of these animals. My hope is that abstraction and focus on detail will give new meaning in these images."
Juliet Harrison has exhibited in juried shows, invitationals and museums throughout the United States and has work in private collections throughout the world. For the past three years she has directed Ex Arte Equinus, a prestigious international Equine Art competition and show featured by Art Horse Magazine.
Red Filter Gallery Owner Forrest Old remarks: "This is the type of insightful personal art work we wish to provide our audience in a series of exhibits over the next few months. Juliet is truly an example of the photographer as artist … and we are happy to have her with Red Filter Gallery.
At the same time as the "Equiscapes" exhibit an extended viewing of Alisandra Wederich's "New Works" will also be available to attendees at the gallery.
For more information: www.redfiltergallery.com, 347.244.9758 or find us on Facebook.
April 15, 2011
Entfremdete Tod/Ars Longa Vita Brevis - Solo Show
by Alisandra Wederich
Red Filter Gallery, Lambertville, NJ
New Work By Alisandra Wederich
The Red Filter Gallery, located at 74 Bridge Street in Lambertville, New Jersey, is hosting new work by Alisandra Wederich beginning April 30 through May 31. Her show, Entfremdete Tod/Ars Longa, Vita Brevis will have its opening reception on site, May 6th from 6-8pm. The Gallery will be open afternoons, Thursday through Sunday.
Entfremdete Tod ...
All of Alisandra's work explores the beauty in the unexpected - color, texture and contrast are fundamentals found in all of my work and Entfremdete Tod is no exception. The added element of form is a physical reminder of the bodies that death leaves behind, and in treating each piece as a Vanitas, leaving bones exposed, and utilizing images of bodies contorted in poses reminiscent of death, allows her work to communicate between the beauty and the taboo that death encompasses.
Ars Longa, Vita Brevis ...
is Latin for "Art is long, Life is Short." It is from an aphorism by Hippocrates and it captures the spirit of Alisandra's body of work to be displayed in the show. Notably, it will be a follow-up to her participation in the April 2011 RAW Artists Show at the 310 Lounge in New York City. Both shows will feature her series Entfremdete Tod; an intriguing work about the commercialization of death. Ars Longa, Vita Brevis will build on the series premise by including other photographic pieces further exploring these observations on mortality.
"Photography captures fleeting moments, and as soon as you've hit the shutter release, that moment is both captured and gone forever. Every photograph contains a little bit of life that we cannot ever relive. And as artists, we spend our lives taking these photographs and then we place a price on them as though their purchase will buy that time back," says Alisandra.
Alisandra is gallery curator at the Straube Center in Pennington, NJ, and has continued to work on her personal art under the pseudonym "Altered Aesthetic."
Forrest Old, Red Filter Gallery owner, states, "We are proud to exhibit this new work by Alisandra, as part of a preview program during this introduction period for the gallery"
For more information: 347 244-9758