Manifest: Select Photographs
Thursday, January 24, 2013
6:00 — 9:00pm
Florida Mining Gallery and Harbinger are delighted to announce the upcoming exhibition Manifest: Select Photographs Thursday, January 24, 2013. This reception is the kick-off party for PHOTOJAX 2013, a celebration of photography.
Artists include Bobby Davidson, Jessica Yatrofsky, Chang Kyun Kim, Allen Frame, and Emma Wilcox. Though the medium of photography has not yet reached its two-hundredth birthday, the significant impact on our social schema runs through many common relatable threads including the historical documentation of events such as Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother” and “The Unknown Rebel in Tiananmen Square” by Jeff Widener, to the still life as abstract of Edward Weston, or the intimate yet confrontational portraits of Diane Arbus. The works in this exhibit come together to form an anthropological analysis of our social schema: in short, the figure, architecture and their interaction. The oeuvre of “Manifest: Select Photographs” range in process and production, giving attention to the various methods that consist in photographic practice, exemplifying the crisp clarity of digital shooting and printing, contrasting it with 120mm medium format film and proper darkroom process printing.
Bobby Davidson received his MFA from Parsons the New School for Design 2010. His interdisciplinary practice deals with humor, photographic discourse, and consumer culture. Davidson’s work as been exhibited with The Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Humble Arts Foundation, The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center and the Aperture Foundation. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.
Jessica Yatrofsky is a Brooklyn–based photographer, known for her film and photographic work with male subjects. She received an MFA from Parsons the New School and has just published her first monograph titled, I Heart Boy, with Powerhouse Books. Yatrofsky’s artwork includes live performances as well as films that explore male beauty, sexual politics, and perception. She is the founder of iheartboy.com; a website dedicated to picturing young men in sweetly provocative ways, and has exhibited in Belgium, Spain, China, Denmark, New York, and Nevada.
Chang Kyun Kim
Kim was born in South Korea. He holds an MFA in Photography from Parsons the New School for Design, New York City, U.S, and an MS in International Studies and a BA in Chinese Literature from Chung-ang University, Seoul, South Korea. Kim is interested in re-visualizing urban landscapes that metaphorically reveal our current time. Since 2007, his work has been exhibited in U.S, Europe and Asia and is included in collections such as Musee De Elysee in Switzerland, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in U.S and Michaelis Galleries of University of Cape Town in South Africa. He was awarded as one of the ‘Tomorrow’s Photographers Today’ by Musee de Elysee in Switzerland, which resulted in a five-year traveling exhibition throughout the world and his work was published by major art publishers such as Aperture(U.S), Thames & Hudson(U.K), teNeues(Germany), SHOTS(U.K), and Photographie(Germany). He was the final recipient of EM Art Emerging Artist Grant 2009(South Korea), which resulted in his first solo show in South Korea in 2010. He currently lives and works in
Los Angeles, U.S
Born in Mississippi in 1951 and graduated from Harvard University in 1974. Allen Frame lives in New York where he teaches photography at the School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, and the International Center of Photography. He has also taught photography workshops in Mexico and Russia. His book Detour, a compilation of his photographs over a decade, was published by Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg in 2001. He is represented by Gitterman Gallery in New York where he had a solo show in 2005 and will have another one in Sept, 2009. Recently, his work has been included in exhibitions at the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Fotomuseum in Winterthur, Switzerland, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Mississippi, and as part of the 2009 Festival of Photography and Video in Korea. He has been the recipient of grants from the Penny McCall Foundation, the Peter Reed Foundation, Creative Time, Art Matters, CECArtslink and others. He co-founded the contemporary art center Delta Axis in Memphis in 1992 and has been a Contributing Editor of artwurl (www.artwurl.org) and BOMB. In 1990 he co-created Electric Blanket, an epic slide show about AIDS, which toured throughout the U.S. and to Norway, the U.K., Germany, Hungary, Japan, and in 2003, to Russia. He has been the curator of numerous exhibitions, including Darrel Ellis in 1996 and In This Place at Art in General in 2004. His short films have been screened at various international film festivals.
Emma Wilcox is a photographer concerned with environmental justice, land usage, eminent domain, and the role of individual memory in the creation of local history. Solo exhibitions: Where it Falls, The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA and William Patterson University Galleries, Wayne, NJ, 2012, Emma Wilcox, 2010 at Gitterman Gallery, New York, NY, Salvage Rights, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, 2009 and Forensic Landscapes, Jersey City Museum, 2007. She is the recipient of a Harpo Foundation Grant for Where It Falls, a NoMAA Creative Grant, a NJ State Arts Council
Fellowship for photography, the Camera Club of NY residency, the Newark Museum Residency and was a core participant in Night School at the New Museum in 2008. She was featured on Women in Photography, and was reviewed in Art in America. She participated in Emerge 7, Aljira, Newark, NJ and AIM 29, Bronx Museum, Bronx, NY. She is also co-founder, with Evonne M. Davis, of Gallery Aferro, a Newark, NJ alternative space. She lives by the river.
PHOTOJAX is a not-for-profit organization coordinated by a group of dedicated volunteers in conjunction with the Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville, a cultural resource of The University of North Florida. The festival brings together photographers, photography enthusiasts, collectors, educators, galleries, museums and the general public to explore all aspects of the medium of photography. For additional information see www.photojax.org
Florida Mining Gallery, a division of Harbinger, presents contemporary, forward-thinking works of art to an
Harbinger is a national sign fabrication and installation company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida with a National Call Center in Plano, Texas. Founded in 1962, Harbinger combines the latest technologies with innovative design, engineering and manufacturing to produce effective and lasting brand signifiers for some of the world’s most-recognizable brands including 7-Eleven, Gate Petroleum, CircleK, Baptist Health Systems, the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Edwin Watts Golf.
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