See Here Now: Brickman X 3

August 7th, 2009, 5:08 pm by Greg

David Brickman: Oriental Frieze

David Brickman: Oriental Frieze

If you’ve been paying any attention at all to the local art scene, then you undoubtedly know David Brickman, either from his excellent photography or from his art criticism.

But just in case you aren’t familiar with his work, you’ve got a golden opportunity in downtown Troy this month. Brickman is represented in not one, not two, but three simultaneous art exhibitions all within walking distance of each other around town.

His work is on exhibit as part of the Fence Select ’09 show at the Arts Center of the Capital Region through Sunday, September 13.

His photos are also featured in the Photo Center‘s third annual members’ exhibit, on view through Monday, September 7.

And he’s one of the eight area artists featured in “Group Show, Part I” which is on exhibit at the Clement Frame Shop and Art Gallery through Wednesday, August 26.


St. Agnes Cemetery Photo Contest

August 3rd, 2009, 10:40 am by Sara


St. Agnes Cemetery is sponsoring a free photography contest. Amateur photographers are invited to take photographs of sculptures, art work, nature, and views within Saint Agnes Cemetery anytime between July 4 and October 16, 2009. Submitted photos must be 8×10 and can be color or black and white.

Sponsored by Trustco Bank, cash prizes ranging from $50 to $400 will be awarded in adult and student categories

Registration forms are available online (MS Word format) and at the St. Agnes Cemetery office.

Carrie Haddad: Let there be light

July 15th, 2009, 3:16 pm by Sara

Down in Hudson, Carrie Haddad Photographs presents a stunning new exhibition, “Afterglow: Four Photographers & the Hand-Held Light.” Curated by Melissa Stafford, the exhibit features the arresting work of David Lebe, Robert Flynt, Gary Schneider and Warren Neidich.

David Lebe: Angelo On The Roof, 1979

David Lebe: Angelo On The Roof, 1979

Stafford describes “Afterglow” as “an exhibit of photographers creating and documenting light performances seen only by the eye of their camera. Using long exposures and small hand held lights – often just a cheap flashlight – these images have been noting ideas, emotions and sensations that traditional photographs cannot.”

Think of it like photography as performance art.

Robert Flynt: Untitled, 2009

Robert Flynt: Untitled, 2009

“Afterglow” opens on Thursday, July 16 and remains on exhibit through Sunday, August 30. The gallery will host an opening reception from 6-8pm Saturday, July 18.

Martin Benjamin on the State of the Circus

July 2nd, 2009, 10:05 am by Greg


Martin Benjamin has long been among the very best of the Capital Region’s photographers, whether he’s capturing rock stars in the spotlight or thoroughbreds at the track.

For the past month, however, Benjamin has been wading lens-deep into the circus that is the New York State Senate. His photos are sometimes hilarious, sometimes sad, sometimes infuriating and almost always just completely surreal – like this entire political fiasco.

“Yeah, that is what I have been doing the last 3 weeks+ every day for The Daily News,” says Benjamin. “It’s been non-stop around political nitwits, including last Saturday and Sunday. I’ve had one Friday and one Sunday off in 23 days.”

Many of Benjamin’s photos have been gracing the pages of the Daily News lately, but if you really want to wallow in the whole experience of total governmental disfunction, just check into Benjamin’s website.

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