Polly Apfelbaum in Denmark, the UK and USA

Polly Apfelbaum work is currently in four exhibitions around the world. Her prints are featured in  After the Volcano: A Summer Show of Gallery Artists at Firth Street Gallery in London and at Hecate’s Lab at Senior & Shopmaker in New York. Apfelbaum’s sculptures are exhibited in Studiowork at D’amelio Terras in New York and Wild Things in Odense, Denmark at Brandts.

Apfelbaum Rainbow Day 1

Little Dogwood 35

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Ray Charles White @ Senior & Shopmaker Gallery

Last week, the whole Durham Press staff attended the opening for Ray Charles White’s Recent Work exhibition at Senior & Shopmaker Gallery. A good time was had by all, and the show looked amazing. Below are some installation shots from the exhibition. All pieces in the show are recent collaborations with Durham Press.

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Into the Woods by Ray Charles White

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Refraction and Treeline 1

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Reading the Water

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Parallax

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Treeline 2

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Into the Woods and Fractal Studies

Ray Charles White @ Senior & Shopmaker Gallery

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Next Wednesday, February 13th, 2008, will mark the opening of Ray Charles White’s exhibition, Recent Work, at Senior & Shopmaker Gallery in New York City. The shows runs from February 13 – March 29th, 2008, with the opening on the 13th from 6-8 pm. All works in the exhibition are recent collaborations with Durham Press, and the studio crew have been working tirelessly to get the incredible new works ready for the show.

The Senior & Shopmaker website features the following press release for Recent Work:

Senior & Shopmaker Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new photographic works by photographer Ray Charles White. The artist, born in Toronto in 1961, employs “straight photography” skills which he honed under the tutelage of Ansel Adams, in combination with computer-based digital technology and screenprinting techniques employed by his long-time collaborator, Jean Paul Russell at Durham Press in Durham, Pennsylvania where these works are fabricated. The resulting images-water surfaces, tree branches, shards of cracked ice-are silkscreened onto anodized aluminum panels producing an effect at once simple and infinitely detailed.

Shooting directly from nature, White captures the tension, tranquility, and emotional potential of water, in all its forms. Like artists such as Vija Celmins, Roni Horn, and Hiroshi Sugimoto, White is fascinated by the potential for pure abstraction inherent in patterns found in water surfaces. By tightly cropping his images and arranging them in minimalist grids, the artist eliminates references to specific landscapes. The reflectivity afforded by their aluminum substrate animates his subjects and further separates them from the static nature of traditional landscape photography. In his essay, Enigma of the Earth, Vincent Katz describes the tension in White’s work between nature and technology: “… there is a deeper look, to the materials and means of transference, and the mechanical nature of what we are looking at takes precedence. White takes a salutary distance from Warhol’s undeniable influence, taking a more cautious approach, toeing a line between nature and technology.”

Below are images of the pieces in Recent Work in production. The entire Durham Press crew will be in attendance at the opening, and it should be an amazing night. For more information, please visit the Senior and Shopmaker website here.

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Ray and Jason discussing one of the screens Jason is preparing to print

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Refraction by Ray Charles White, a new piece to be included in the show

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Chris and Jackie cleaning one of the new screens

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another new piece, titled Parallax, to be included in the show

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Chris and Jason look over one of the just-printed panels for the large-scale piece tentatively titled Into the Woods

Ray Charles White has been out to the Press quite a bit lately, hammering out ideas for several new editions and finalizing the details on works already in progress. Much of this work will debut at Ray’s show at the Senior & Shopmaker Gallery in February. In the photos below, you can see the preliminary images of an as-yet-untitled diptych.

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JP working on the composition of a new as-yet-untitled Ray Charles White diptych

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