Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Some Like it Hot: Aperture Summer Party Benefit

Aperture hosted a wonderful benefit party. There was even a band, The Willowz. It was a blast.

Tom Allen also donated a limited edition print for the occasion!

Sage Sohier

Sage Sohier
Six-Year Old Boy with His Mother, Facial Nerve Center,
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, 2008
24 x 20 inch Chromogenic Print

Sage Sohier's project About Face is a photographic series on reconstructive surgeries at the Facial Nerve Center at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. Sohier takes a documentary approach to her photographs of the patients before and after the reconstructive surgeries, while containing an element of intimacy between her and the patients. Six-Year Old Boy with His Mother has been purchased by the Museum of Modern Art.

Andrea Mastrovito at the Museum of Arts & Design

Andrea Mastrovito is just one of the selected artists commissioned to create a site-specific installation that displayed the wide range of art forms paper can take on. Located on the lobby ceiling of the Museum of Arts and Design for their exhibit Slash: Paper Under the Knife, Mastrovito's paper installation depicted Christopher Columbus's ship battling through stormy waters. Among Andrea Mastrovito, and alongside his exhibit Love is a four-letter word at the Foley Gallery, Daniel Alcalá and Tom Gallant have also contributed to MAD's examination of the diverse use of paper as an art medium.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Good Times with Lise Sarfati and Mitch Epstein

Last week, Sasha Wolf and I attended a delightful talk at Christie's with Lise Sarfati and Mitch Epstein moderated by Susan Bright. The panel discussion was great...and there was wine. Two talented photographers, art, and wine. What more could you ask for?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Lydia Panas in February!

Foley Gallery is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition for Lydia Panas' stunning series The Mark of Abel. Her portraits explore the psychological complexities and intricacies that are inherently wound throughout the lives and relationships of people and its affect on later relationships. While some of her subjects assume natural positions, others are wary of the presence of a camera. The interactions between the people and between the camera subconsciously unfold the defining manner in which one wants to be viewed.

The opening reception for Lydia Panas will be on February 4, 2010.