Friday June 5, 2015
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Fraction of a Second
A multi-site exhibition at 516 ARTS & UNM Art Museum for PhotoSummer 2015
Opening Reception at UNM Art Museum: Friday, June 5, 6-8pm Members' Preview 5-6pm
Opening Reception at 516 ARTS: Saturday, June 6, 6-8pm
Rita Koehler Artist Talk: 4pm • Curator Talk: 5pm
Curated by David Bram, editor and publisher of the online Fraction Magazine, this multi-site exhibition brings together 44 diverse contemporary photographers, both established and emerging, with 34 artists from across the United States featured at 516 ARTS and 10 international artists featured at UNM Art Museum (from China, France, Japan, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway and the UK). This exhibition is the center of a new season-long photography collaboration called PhotoSummer in both Albuquerque and Santa Fe (see separate press release). Opening events for Fraction of a Second take place during the Albuquerque weekend of PhotoSummer (June 5 & 6).
Fraction Magazine began as a way to broaden exposure for under-recognized work. Since it was launched seven years ago, it has featured portfolios of more than 300 photographers worldwide. Despite the accessibility and wide reach of an online venue, nothing replaces the experience of seeing a beautiful image printed and up close. The object is supreme.
The exhibition catalog for Fraction of a Second is published by Radius Books, and includes essays by Michele Penhall and James Elkins. Penhall says, “With a keen and perceptive sense of what makes a good picture, each month Bram presents a handful of engaging and original portfolios by young and/or emerging artists whose work, in almost all instances, has never before been published or seen online. And he does this one image at a time. ...In addition to the contemporary work Bram presents, he has featured work by a number of established and renowned photographers...This nod to both photography’s history and canon provides balance to the very au courant nature of publishing visual work online, as it also no doubt introduces many young and/or foreign photographers to some of the discipline’s significant artists and iconic images.”
at 516 ARTS Regional & National Artists
at UNM Art Museum International Artists
Leon Alesi (North Carolina), Isa Leshko (Massachusetts), Alex Catt (UK), Liz Arenberg (New York), Holly Lynton (Massachusetts), Ellie Davies (UK), Thomas Barrow (New Mexico), Sara Marcel (New York), Regis Feugere (France), Clare Benson (Michigan), Rania Matar (Massachusetts), Paul Gaffney (Ireland), Jonathan Blaustein (New Mexico), Sarah Moore (Montana), Sachiko Kawanabe (Japan), Aaron Blum (Pennsylvania), Bruce Myren (Massachusetts), Ingvild Melberg Eikeland (Norway), Daniel Coburn (Kansas), David Ondrik (Oregon), Yvette Monahan (Ireland), Matthew Conboy (Pennsylvania), Edward Ranney (New Mexico), Paulo Patrizi (Italy), Matthew Crowther (Illinois), Kathleen Robbins (North Carolina), Jiehao Su (China), Jess Dugan (Illinois), Bastienne Schmidt (New York), Hiko Uemara (Netherlands), Kirk Gittings (New Mexico), Nick Shepard (Oregon), Alice Hargrave (Illinois), Charlie Simokaitis (Illinois), Rita Koehler (Indiana), Kurt Simonson (California), Karen Kuehn (New Mexico), Tabitha Soren (California), Galina Kurlat (Texas), Cheryle St Onge (New Hampshire), Nate Larson (Maryland), Jim Stone (New Mexico), Marni Schindelman (Georgia) & Joel Peter Witkin (New Mexico)