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TITLE : Review on AIPAD New York in Don't Take Pictures
DATE : 04/20/2016 18:40

Don't Take Pictures


In its 36th year, The AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers) Show is one of New York셲 most anticipated photography events. This year셲 show features 86 of the world셲 leading fine art photography galleries and dealers all under one roof, though it will be the last year that it will be held in the Park Avenue Armory. Future shows will be located at Pier 94, joining the increasing number of art events held on the New York City piers.

I was pleased to see less repetition between galleries than in previous years, particularly among contemporary works. This made visiting each booth more of a discovery and less of a comparison of prices or content. As always, the 20th century masters were well represented, so I will instead turn my attention to some newer names whose work I found inspiring.

Ulrich Schmitt at Galerie f5,6

Ulrich Schmitt

Appealing to my affinity for process-based work, Galerie f5,6셲 elegant display of Ulrich Schmitt셲 landscapes drew my attention despite their small size. The landscape is divided into small vertical sections with each section printed in an alternative process before being reassembled to form the complete image. The processes are notated on the borders of the image and include materials like platinum, uranium, and lead. The final image is reminiscent of a test-strip yet presented in a sophisticated manner that highlights the importance on the artist셲 hand in the piece.

Ysabel LeMay at Verve Gallery

Ysabel LeMay

Bold, colorful, and large in size, Ysabel LeMay셲 work stands out from Verve Gallery셲 booth in the back corner. When viewed up close, the details of the digital collage begin to emerge. Printed on glossy paper and face-mounted to plexi, the work reveals a surprising amount of depth. Bright flowers layer upon ghostly branches and leaves that recede into the background.

Corey Arnold at Charles A. Hartman Fine Art

Corey Arnold

There is a noticeable under-representation of documentary photography in this year셲 show, particularly in the contemporary galleries. I was pleased, then, to see Corey Arnold셲 color work of life at sea. I have admired Arnold's work with commerical fishermen for several years and had yet to experience the prints in person. The two images on view at Charles A. Hartman Fine Artwere undoubtedly as 쐗all friendly as one could hope for in this series봟irds in the sky and lobster traps봟ut Arnold셲 unique perspective and the large scale of the prints elevate the work far beyond conventional fishing docks photographs.  

Jeff Brouws at Robert Mann Gallery

Jeff Brouws

Jeff Brouws grid of stereograph images of railroads was the highlight of Robert Mann Gallery셲 booth. The unique characteristics of the stereograph format lend themselves to the intimate presentation of the floated piece in a small white frame. Presented in this way, a format that was once considered flimsy and disposable is given more artistic substance. As a group, the works become a sort of typology of railroads, while using a largely abandoned photographic format reinforces the idea of technologies from a bygone era.

Boomoon at Flowers Gallery


On the outside wall of Flowers Gallery this large vertical winter seascape by Korean artistBoomoon instantly grabbed my attention. At first glance the piece appears to be a horizontal image with excessive white space beneath the image. Upon closer inspection, the lower half of the image is in fact the shoreline, completely lost in whiteout by the storm. The balance between the aggressive storm in the top half of the picture and the unnaturally clean and calm lower half of the picture is an excellent example of the photographer's ability to simaltaneously record and distort his surroundings.

The AIPAD Show runs through this Sunday, April 17, at the Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY.

Kat Kiernan is the Editor-in-Chief of Don셳 Take Pictures.


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50   "Stars of Stars", Gyeongnam Art Museum, 01/06-23/08/2017 05/31/2017
49   "Photogrpahic Visions_Victor Burgin, Lewis Baltz, Georges Rousse, Boomoon", WAP Art Space, Seoul, 28/04-30/06/2017 05/03/2017
48   "Water That Remembers All", Kim Tschang-Yeul Art Museum, Jeju Island, 08/03-11/06/2017 05/03/2017
47   Interview with LensCulture, January 2017 03/06/2017
46   Photofairs San Franciso, Fort Mason's Festival Pavilion, 27-29/1/2017 03/06/2017
45   Paris Photo, Grand Palais, 10-13/11/2016 03/06/2017
44   Photo Shanghai, Shanghai Exhibiiton Center, 9-11/9/2017 03/06/2017
43   Solo Show at Forum F체r Fotografie, Cologne, 02/09-05/11/2016 08/04/2016
42   "Out of Obscurity", Flowers Gallery London, 02/07-03/09 08/04/2016
41   Opening at Flowers Gallery, London, 18/05/2016 06/10/2016
40   Review in Photominotor, 05/2016 06/05/2016
39   Review in Huffington Post, 19/05/2016 06/05/2016
38   AIPAD (The Association of International Photogrpahy Art Delaers) Show, New York, 14-17/04/2016 04/20/2016
-   Review on AIPAD New York in Don't Take Pictures 04/20/2016
36   Preview in British Journal of Photography, 14/04/2016 04/20/2016
35   Boomoon's work displayed at the US Embassy in Seoul 04/20/2016
34   Solo Exhibition "Skogar & Sansu" at Flowers Gallery, London, 18/05-25/06/2016 04/20/2016
33   Paris Photo 2015 11/09/2015
32   Boomoon's latest work at the Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam 2015 10/01/2015
31   Fairs in May 2015, with Flowers Gallery 05/31/2015
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