Thursday, March 31, 2011


aturday, April 9 at 12:00pm - May 30 at 5:00pm

Featuring works by;
Rita Barros
Christa Kreeger Bowden
Matthew Dols
Mariah Doren & Johanna Pass
Robin Dru Germany
Mikhail Gubin
Yo Imae
Chad Kleitsch
Anne Arden McDonald
Bradly Dever Treadaway

The Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) is pleased to announce "Photography Now 2011" curated by Vince Aletti, photography curator, writer, and critic for The New Yorker and Photograph.

This year's installment of the annual "Photography Now" exhibition presents 10 artists who share a set of multidisciplinary tools, an aptitude for working across mediums, and a curiosity about the changing nature of photography itself. Their work collectively speaks to the intersections of photography, drawing, painting, and printmaking, while investigating a range of fresh interpretations on traditional portraiture and the science and poetry found in nature.

2011 juror Vince Aletti notes what drew him to this year's image-makers; "At a time when digitally captured and enhanced photographs can achieve new levels of flawlessness, I find myself increasingly drawn to handmade, inherently flawed images."

Bradly Dever Treadaway (Brooklyn, NY), Rita Barros (New York, NY) and Matthew Dols (Huron, OH) each work with multiple images in grids, layers, and alternating contexts to generate elusive portraits by emphasizing atmosphere and the surrounding environment.

In combining photographs with encaustics, a wax-based medium, Christa Kreeger Bowden (Lexington, VA) and Robin Dru Germany (Salton, TX) study plant life and bodies of water, respectively, attending to the sensual textures and poetry in these microcosms.

With the portfolio Math and Nature, the collaborative team of Mariah Doren (Brooklyn, NY) & Johanna Paas (Mount Pleasant, MI) use inkjet prints, Van Dyke Brown printing process, relief, collage, silkscreen, and more to create works which explore the tension between order that is innate and that which is imposed.

The work of Chad Kleitsch (Red Hook, NY) and Anne Arden McDonald (Brooklyn, NY) takes as subject and medium the sublime qualities of light itself – with Kleitsch, by using Photoshop to reference everything from classic depictions of carved suns on Egyptian temples to spectra reminiscent of films like Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and with McDonald, by creating unique, life sized photograms of the body to express the innermost functions of this mysterious and fraught site.

Finally, adding an observational standpoint to the exhibition is the work of both Mikhail Gubin (Kew Gardens, NY) and Yo Imae (Elmhurst, NY), whose images reveal the shadow of humanity apparent when photographing life on the street.

This exhibition was made possible in part with the generous support of private and public lenders and with funds from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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