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The Arrangement

Juror: Paula Tognarelli
Open 1/11 - 2/4/11 Artists  Reception on 1/16/11 3-5PM

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The Arrangement

The Arrangement Exhibit Image Slide show.

  • Fan Art

    Laurie McCormick Los Angeles, CA USA Image taken with my iPhone

  • Flying Fish

    Harold Ross West Chester, PA USA

  • Still-life with Olives and Chestnuts

    Jane Soodalter South Salem, NY USA

  • Erotic Landscape with Corner

    Mark Schmidt Altamont, New York USA digital photograph / Giclee print

  • A Still Life

  • Meadow grasses in ice

    Krista Cheney St. George, VT USA Resubmission of files (not sure they went through the first time). Frozen still life photograph

  • Caught by a Breeze

    Keith Parks La Mesa, CA USA For more images, visit keithparks.com

  • Old Etruscan Glass

    carol munder Summerland Key, Florida USA photogravure

  • comfortable alley no 34

    sean r stewart Owen Sound, Ontario Canada Sometimes an arrangement can be stumbled upon. This setting was found in a back alley located in the Queen West area in Toronto.

  • trailer no.4

    sean r stewart Owen Sound, Ontario Canada Hand arranged trailers for shot. Courtesy of a friendly truck driver. I was able to persuade him to place the silver trailer between the white ones for a better shot. Perhaps the largest object I have 'arranged'.

  • Four Roses

    Susanna Briselli Brooklyn, New York USA This image was created by assembling 3 silver gelatin prints resulting in two compositions, the internal composition of the roses and the external one formed by the perimeter of the prints. This is a one of a kind work.

  • Barefoot & Brush, Edition 4 of 6

    Michael Frels LAKE JACKSON, TX USA Sewn archival inkjet prints on paper, cotton thread, adhesive. 2007.

  • America, f@ck yea!

    Margaret Hiden Atlanta, GA USA A satirical portrait of the recent state of the economy in America.

  • UNTITLED #2/20

    Richard Gardner Huntington, New York USA www.richard gardnerphotography.com FROM THE SERIES "FLYING EGGPLANT #5" A graphic journey weaving between reality and absurdity. Each image asking if the inner mind can be brought to the surface,and projected onto the viewer as a tangible albeit meaningful series.

  • In the Attic

    Polly Raine St. Albans, VT USA

  • fruit

    Polly Raine St. Albans, VT USA

  • Relic

    Kally Malcom Las Cruces, NM USA archival pigment print

  • Empty

    Eujin Rhee Fremont, CA USA

  • Disposable Dishes

    Helen Jones and Ashley Carey / The Large Format Group Portland, Oregon USA These are being submitted for the Large Format Group. A collaborative Photography Project based in Brattleboro, Vermont and Portland, Oregon. This image is submitted for the Large Format Group. A collaborative Photography Project based in Brattleboro, Vermont and Portland, Oregon.

  • Orbs

    Malcolm Easton Berkeley, Ca USA Part of a series in which I alter,arrange and illuminate common plastic objects.

  • la la vOcal

    Ofer MizraChi Modiin, ISRAEL Ofer MizraChi wOrks From Near Jerusalem Project http://ofermizrachi.smugmug.com From Near Jerusalem Project Take the emotion through the nature around Jerusalem. Many things in this journey you keep yourself but ART gives you the possibility to explain or to say without saying anything. la la vOcal is a part of this journey.

  • Bubbles behavior series

    Armando Borges Courbevoie, FR France Colors and abstract figures to produce a colorful journey with shapes, volumes and textures, reflecting at the same time independence and the power of a community.

  • Still Life #0671

    Anthony Korotko Hatch Hollywood, CA USA Lamp, shade, box, cabinets.

  • Flour Field, 2010

    Monica Escalante Colorado Springs, CO USA

  • Transverse Orientation

    Carra W. Garza San Antonio, Texas USA Toned silver gelatin print

  • Two: Eggs

    Philip Hopper Brooklyn, NY USA One of the links from your homepage to the submission pages seems to be broken. The Two project is a minimalist exploration of similarities and differences.

  • Bodie Table Setting

    Joanne McCubrey Placerville, CA USA A table setting of plate and spoon, located in the California ghost town of Bodie.

  • September 15

    Donna Rosser Fayetteville, GA USA This photo was taken while Southern Memories, curated by John A. Bennette, was being hung at the Whiskey Bonding Barn in Molena, GA. Southern Memories was a satellite show during SlowExposures 2010. The light, colors, and ladder caught my eye.

  • Edge

    Rebecca Zeiss Midland, MI USA African Kiwano Horned Melons photographed using Efke Infrared film with the Mamiya RB67

  • Old Schwamb Mill Still Life

    Ed Friedman Arlington, MA USA A still life, with hat and chain, made in the Old Schwamb Mill in Arlington, MA. Schwamb makes oval picture frames using the original equipment from the 1860's.

  • Still Life with Uniqlo Pear (Edition 1/10)

    Ting-Ting Cheng London, London UK Still Life with Fruits series is about fetishism of commodities, about how people blindly believe in ‘Brand’ in our everyday life. When the natural fruits are labelled with artificial logo, do people really believe they are better than the others?

  • Orogeny

    Michael Lew-Smith Hardwick, VT USA The abstract photos are close ups of old car paint This photograph is from a series of images of weathered paint found on old cars, trucks and tractors. This particular image was taken on the roof of an old firetruck in Concord, VT. Taken with a PentaxK10D 55mm 1/50sec F5.6 100ASA

  • Remembrance of Things Past #1

    Erik S. Lieber Brooklyn, NY USA Objects hold memories. In this case, the baseball contains an image of me as a child. The tangibility of the baseball allows me to embrace the past.

  • After André Kertész

    Erik S. Lieber Brooklyn, NY USA André Kertész is one of my favorite photographers. This "arrangement" is an homage to his image "Chairs, the Medici Fountain", which can be seen projected in the shadow of the chair.

  • Muffler Art #1

    Steve Immel Ranchos de Taos, NM USA Part of the Found Art series, mufflers and tail pipes have been constructed into a sculptural monument to all things mechanical and discarded.

  • Found Art

    Steve Immel Ranchos de Taos, NM USA Found Art is the title of the image and of a series of photographs of detritus that has been used to create art, in this case bedsprings affixed to painted plywood. The resulting “art” is both graphic and abstract.

  • Untitled #2 from the Pandora's Box series

    Stacy Lynn Diehl Savannah, GA USA

  • Robots

    Ricardo Febre McKinleyville, CA USA In photographing toys, I am immediately drawn to their whimsical, often garish appearance. I try to highlight these qualities through composition and with the lighting. This image, Robots, was captured on film with a 4x5" view camera.

  • Finally Free

    Barbara Dombach Holtwood, Pa USA Wet Plate Collodion Tintype

  • The Sparrow

    Barbara Dombach Holtwood, Pa USA Wet Plate Collodion Tintype

  • Knowing things get better with time.

    Alexandru Mandrila Ypsilanti, MI USA

  • orange girl

    Kimberly Post Rowe Raymond, ME USA From the Girl Disrupted series: a playful exploration of assemblage using Toni Doll parts and round objects. Shot with an iPhone 4, Hipstamatic app, John S lens, DreamCanvas film.

  • "Arrangement"

  • Yellow Room "Fragments of the Past"

    Samantha VanDeman Villa Park, IL USA Ink jet print

  • Running Horses "Fragments of the Past"

    Samantha VanDeman Villa Park, IL USA Ink jet print

  • Fish and Broom

    Pam Steeg Huntington, Vermont USA This arrangement was found while biking through the fishing village of Ko Libong, Thailand in January of 09. Sometimes the best compositions appear out of nowhere and all you need is your "photographers eye".

  • Vase #2

    David Johndrow Austin, TX USA Cyanotype photogram

  • Woman With Shadow

    Hugh Jones Arlington, VA USA

  • Fusion

    Hugh Jones Arlington, VA USA Sabattier of 667 Polaroid pinhole negative

  • Alice in Wonderland

    Hugh Jones Arlington, VA USA binary machine code translation of Alice in Wonderland

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The tradition of still-life as subject matter has roots deep into the history of art, pre-dating photography as a medium by centuries (Ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman works in tile, tempura, and oils among the first).  Fine artists in all mediums, photography included, benefited from the total control they had over the final piece; the art making began with their arrangements of the mostly inanimate objects they intended to represent.  As Vermont Photo Space Gallery owner Ken Signorello aptly points out, “…it is art squared, where one first creates a work of art and then another to preserve it.”

The history of still life in Photography is as old as the medium itself.  Henry Talbot himself produced the first photographic images using the inanimate objects of still life.  In its earliest days, utilizing still life as subject matter allowed for the lengthy exposures necessary for its initial technologies.  Later, in the early 1900s, studies in line and form of object contributed to popular abstractions.  In the 1950s, still-life concentrated on the kitsch, and re-emerged in the 90s after a few decades in obscurity, in perfect partnership with the new trendy super-saturated film stock. 

Overall, the genre has been largely ignored, despite periodic bouts of influence - surprising, for a photographic practice with so much potential.  We are able to manipulate the most minute of details, from choice of object (natural, man-made, found, created), to placement, pick of equipment and film, processing and post-production techniques.

What is still life today?  We want you to show us your arrangements, from advertising to record photography, the abstract to the obvious.  Whether you are an amateur or professional, you may have experienced your still-life photographs as some of your favorite images – Juror Paula Tognarelli wants to see them.

Juror's Statement:

As the juror for The Arrangement I used a broad brush in making final selection choices for this exhibit. I loved the fact that many photographers took creative liberties in interpreting the call and submitted work that moved beyond the traditional still life. I tried to provide a variety of expressions rather than favoring one particular style or methodology.

My goal first and foremost was to assemble a body of strong imagery that worked together rhythmically as a whole. That the work had to be crafted and produced well is a given. Often I chose an image in response to another image. As a result some favorite solo images were sacrificed for the overall articulation of the final "arrangement".

Paula Tognarelli


Fan Art
Juror's Choice

Laurie McCormick
Los Angeles, CA USA
Orogeny
People's Choice

Michael Lew-Smith
Hardwick, VT USA
Knowing things get better with time.

Alexandru Mandrila
Ypsilanti, MI USA

Still Life #0671

Anthony Korotko Hatch
Hollywood, CA USA
Bubbles behavior series

Armando Borges
Courbevoie, FR France
Finally Free

Barbara Dombach
Holtwood, Pa USA

The Sparrow

Barbara Dombach
Holtwood, Pa USA
Old Etruscan Glass

carol munder
Summerland Key, Florida USA
Transverse Orientation

Carra W. Garza
San Antonio, Texas USA

Vase #2

David Johndrow
Austin, TX USA
September 15

Donna Rosser
Fayetteville, GA USA
Old Schwamb Mill Still Life
SOLD

Ed Friedman
Arlington, MA USA

Remembrance of Things Past #1

Erik S. Lieber
Brooklyn, NY USA
After André Kertész

Erik S. Lieber
Brooklyn, NY USA
Empty

Eujin Rhee
Fremont, CA USA

Flying Fish

Harold Ross
West Chester, PA USA
Disposable Dishes

Helen Jones
Portland, Oregon USA
Woman With Shadow

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA

Fusion

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Alice in Wonderland

Hugh Jones
Arlington, VA USA
Still-life with Olives and Chestnuts

Jane Soodalter
Cold Spring, NY USA

"Arrangement"

Jessica Stambach
Portland, Oregon USA
Bodie Table Setting

Joanne McCubrey
Placerville, CA USA
Relic

Kally Malcom
Las Cruces, NM USA

Caught by a Breeze

Keith Parks
La Mesa, CA USA
orange girl

Kimberly Post Rowe
Raymond, ME USA
Meadow grasses in ice

Krista Cheney
St. George, VT USA

Orbs

Malcolm Easton
Berkeley, Ca USA
America, f@ck yea!

Margaret Hiden
Atlanta, GA USA
Erotic Landscape with Corner

Mark Schmidt
Altamont, NY USA

Barefoot & Brush, Edition 4 of 6

Michael Frels
LAKE JACKSON, TX USA
Flour Field, 2010

Monica Escalante
Colorado Springs, CO USA
la la vOcal

Ofer MizraChi
Modiin, ISRAEL

Fish and Broom

Pam Steeg
Huntington, VT USA
Two: Eggs

Philip Hopper
Brooklyn, NY USA
In the Attic

Polly Raine
St. Albans, VT USA

fruit

Polly Raine
St. Albans, VT USA
Edge

Rebecca Zeiss
Midland, MI USA
Robots

Ricardo Febre
McKinleyville, CA USA

UNTITLED #2/20

Richard Gardner
Huntington, NY USA
Yellow Room

Samantha VanDeman
Villa Park, IL USA
Running Horses

Samantha VanDeman
Villa Park, IL USA

comfortable alley no 34

sean r stewart
Owen Sound, Ontario Canada
trailer no.4

sean r stewart
Owen Sound, Ontario Canada
Untitled #2 from the Pandora's Box series

Stacy Lynn Diehl
Savannah, GA USA

A Still Life

Stephanie Luke
Cottonwood, CA USA
Muffler Art #1

Steve Immel
Ranchos de Taos, NM USA
Found Art

Steve Immel
Ranchos de Taos, NM USA

Four Roses

Susanna Briselli
Brooklyn, NY USA
Still Life with Uniqlo Pear (Edition 1/10)

Ting-Ting Cheng
London, London UK


Juror: Paula Tognarelli

Paula Tognarelli is Executive Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts.  Opened in 1992, the Griffin Museum promotes an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional, and social impact.  Tognarelli is constantly exposed to the ever-changing photographic landscape through the work of new and established contemporary photographers.  We invite you to add your still-life work for observation from her vantage point.

Paula Tognarelli is Executive Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts.  Opened in 1992, the Griffin Museum promotes an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional, and social impact.  Tognarelli is constantly exposed to the ever-changing photographic landscape through the work of new and established contemporary photographers.  We invite you to add your still-life work for observation from her vantage point.

 

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