From the series Dalston Anatomy
Yellow Chalk #1&2, 2013
Two Giclee Prints on Hahnemuhle Bamboo
© Lorenzo Vitturi, Courtesy Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
EXHIBITION: Lorenzo Vitturi: Dalston Anatomy, Yossi Milo Gallery, 245 Tenth Avenue, November 6 – December 13. Artist’s Reception November 6, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
For his first United States-based solo show, photographer and sculptor Lorenzo Vitturi draws inspiration from the Ridley Road Market in Dalston, London, a vibrant venue with vendors specializing in everything from costume wigs to textiles imported from Africa and Asia. Here, the artist exhibits a series of photographs shot in the market in addition to images of sculptures he built from found objects—sometimes perishable food items— taken from the market and into his studio. Also included in this exhibition are collages and improvised sculptures designed to capture the colorful atmosphere of Daltson and its market.
EXHIBITION: Jessica Todd Harper: The Home Stage, Rick Wester Fine Art, 526 West 26th St #417, November 6 – January 10
Photographer Jessica Todd Harper explores the joys and complexities of family life, capturing daily happenings in a manner that is at once realistic and revelatory. As both she and her sister welcome children into the family, Harper discovers moments of fruitfulness and boundless possibility that well beneath the surface of the familial structure.
© Alice Proujansky
EXHIBITION: Alice Proujansky: Birth Culture, United Photo Industries Gallery, 111 Front Street, Suite 204, Dumbo, Brooklyn, November 6 – 28. Artist Reception: November 6, 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
Photographer Alice Proujansky takes us behind the scenes at hospitals, clinics, and individual homes in which women give birth, examining the ways in which culture influences the birthing process and our notions of the female body. Throughout the course of her project, she has visited everywhere from the birthing rooms of Doctors Without Borders to a Floridian maternity ward. Birth, like death, she explains, brings with it a set of rituals that call into question our perceptions of human strength, perseverance, and spirituality.
EVENT: AI-AP’s Big Talk, School of Visual Arts Theater, 333 West 23rd Street, November 5, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
This free symposium brings together a wide array of leading industry professionals for a series of panel discussions on photography, photo editing, book designing. Featured in these discussions are jury members from American Photography 30, American Illustration 33, International Motion Art Awards 3, and Latin American Fotografia & Ilustracion 3. Panels include a forum Instagram’s groundbreaking Everyday Movement and a presentation of this year’s AI-AP award winners. Speakers include Whitney Johnson, Photo Director and the New Yorker, Chris Dixon, Creative Director and Vanity Fair, photographers Stephen Mallon and Dan Winters, Karen Frank, Photo Director at ESPN the Magazine, Marti Golon, Art Director and Reader’s Digest, curator Cory Jacobs, David Schonauer, Editor at Pro Photo Daily, Michael Shaw, Founding Editor at BagNewsNotes.com, and more.
EVENT: AI-AP’s The Party, Masonic Hall Grand Lodge, 46 W. 24TH Street (6 AVE), 3rd Floor, November 6, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Like Big Talk, this party brings together industry professionals in celebration of the winners of AI-AP’s American Photography 30, American Illustration 33, International Motion Art Awards 3, and Latin American Fotografia & Ilustracion 3 competitions. The Party will feature Los Diez, an exhibition by the winners of the Latin American competition, as well a screening of the winners from the 3rd Motion Art competition. Food and an open bar will be provided.
Yola Monakhov Stockton, Blue China, 2011, North–American cardinal, photographed in Manomet, Massachusetts, © Yola Monakhov Stockton
EVENT: Young Photographers Alliance 2014 Fundraising Gala, Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, November 5
Bob Hendricks, the new President of YPA, presents this gala fundraiser for the organization, which supports and empowers young photographers in America through mentorship and scholarship opportunities. Attendees will have the opportunity to preview a show by the recipients of 2013’s YPA scholarships. In addition to a cocktail reception, musical guests and insightful speeches, the red carpet affair will honor photographer David LaChapelle with a presentation of the YPA Lifetime Achievement Award.
EXHIBITION: Fields of Inquiry: Photographs by Yola Monakhov Stockton, Alice Austen House, 2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, September 21 – December 28
Photographer Yola Monakhov Stockton presents two bodies of work, the first of which explores the Hudson River and other bodies of water that surround and run through New York. Empire Pictures of the Hudson is accompanied by a second series entitled Field Guide to Bird Songs, a collection of hyperreal images capturing the vivid, blushing colors of wild birds being tracked by scientists and ecologists. Both series examine the relationships between landscape and its inhabitants, between wilderness and creativity.
EXHIBITION: Daniel Gordon: Screen Selections and Still Lifes, Wallspace Gallery, 619 West 27th Street, October 30 – December 20
Renowned artist Daniel Gordon fuses analog and digital photography to create eye-popping and psychedelic still lifes that challenge our perception of space, color, and form. Drawing inspiration from both Cubism and Dadaism, Gordon takes the tradition of the still life into the modern era with the introduction of internet imagery. Also on view is Screen Selections, a body of work in which Gordon pulls backgrounds from other pieces and moves them to the fore, presenting them as abstract and stand-alone pieces.
Neo Opera singer Nicole Renaud © Umberto D’aniello
FESTIVAL: The New York Festival of Light 2014, DUMBO, Brooklyn, November 6 – 8
For the first time annually, New York City hosts a Festival of Light, bringing together artists from around the world to create light installations, video projections, and twinkling sculptures. Featured installations include designer Howard Ungerleider’s laser show, which will be on view beneath the Manhattan Bridge tunnel. Creative team Initiations – 3_Search presents live immersive experiences for the whole family, and Tactile Navigational Tools introduces the Eyeronman, a wearable technology designed specifically to help visually impaired visitors navigate the event.
EXHIBITION: Mon’s Future, Baxter Street at Camera Club of New York, 126 Baxter Street, November 6 – December 6. Opening Reception: November 6, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Danish photographer Fryd Frydendahl joins forces with curator Megumi Tomomitsu in examining the lives of children coming of age in New York City. Using the arrival of Tomomitsu’s daughter Mon as a deeply personal point of departure, Frydendahl paints a portrait of young womanhood as it exists within the complex and multicultural currents of the city.