Friday, September 23, 2011

HYG Artists Far Far Away

While we like to keep you updated about HYG artists work in and around Boston, we also want to let you know about our artists who are showing work beyond the reaches of Boston and New York, domestically and internationally. 

Bill Burke
Here in the States, in Louisville KY, Bill Burke is in a show at Paul Paletti Gallery. Paul Paletti is showing early work by Burke, from his travels in Southeast Asia and the US. The Photo Biennial the Frazier History Museum will also highlight Burke’s documentary work in the group exhibition, Rough Road. The Kentucky Documentary Photographic Project 1975 – 1977. This will showcase work that Burke did in conjunction with other photographers in KY back in the 1970s. The show at Paul Paletti is on view until November. The Photo Biennial at the Frazier Museum will be on view October 15, 2011 to January 15, 2012. 

Jowhara Al Saud, New Years, 2010
Internationally, Jowhara Al Saud has just opened her first exhibition in Saudi Arabia! Work from her series "Out of Line" is on view now through October 19th at the Athr Gallery in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. If you happen to be making a trip, or know someone who is, make sure to check out the exhibition. 

If you are ever out in someplace far far away and see work by an HYG artist, let us know! Send us an email, a tweet or a Facebook message and keep us informed so we can let everyone know how fantastic and wide reaching our artists' work is!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Fall art season has begun! Shows featuring HYG Artists.

Welcome back from your summer vacations HYG Blog readers! We have started off the fall season running with Amanda Means: Glass + Light, a fantastic exhibition of Means' photographs. In our back room are two photographs by Dawoud Bey: Buck (Washington, DC), 1989 and Aurora, 1997. We'd love to see you in the gallery to check out the work by these extremely different but seriously talented photographers. 

From Everyday
Outside of the gallery, HYG artists are busy all over the country and the world with exhibitions. Locally, Karl Baden has a solo show at the Danforth Museum in Framingham, MA entitled Every Day: A Long Year. The show runs from September 11 to November 6th and features Baden's signature daily self portraits, which are introspective as well as important comments on the history of photography, about which Baden is extremely knowledgeable. The opening reception is on Saturday, September 17th from 6-8 and there is an artist talk on September 25th at 3pm as well. Baden was also chosen by MassArt's Joanne Lukitsh as one of her two underknown/under-respected artist picks on fototazo's f100 list of 100 under appreciated photographers.

Composition in Black + Green
Brian Zink is in a group show at the Beehive Restaurant in the South End called Sting! Object Relations, which opens on Tuesday September 27th at 6:30pm. Curated by Jeff Perrott, the show includes work by 11 Boston artists whose work is all based in abstraction. There will be a live performance by the Nat Mugavero Quartet at the opening so its sure to be a fun event!

Gary Schneider has a show open now through October 22nd at David Krut Projects in New York. The show, HandPrint Portraits, Johannesburg is the first show that exclusively exhibits the HandPrint portraits that Schneider has been working on for years. This show follows a survey show of Schneider's work that took place at David Krut Projects in Johannesburg this past summer.  While in South Africa Schneider set up a studio where he made of 50 HandPrints of artists and other members of the creative community. These HandPrints are what we see in the show. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Amanda Means: Glass + Light

Water Glass 1, 2011, gelatin silver print, 50 x 40

Amanda Means

Glass + Light

September 9  - October 11, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday September 9th, 6 - 8 pm

Howard Yezerski Gallery is pleased to present Glass + Light, an exhibition of photographs by Amanda Means, opening Friday September 9th.  The passing of light through glass is a necessary component of photography. Means plays on that concept using glass and light as her subject matter and revealing the complex interplay between the two. By choosing only light bulbs and water glasses as her subjects Means is able to isolate the subtleties of their individual relationships to glass and light; bulbs generate light, water glasses allow for the passage of light. Using this repetitive imagery allows Means to communicate the multifaceted effects that glass and light can generate when they are brought together. But, the fleeting and transient natures of glass and light are exposed in her subjects as well; a glass is only necessary until we are finished drinking what it contains, a light bulb until we leave the room. Thus, Means repurposes these objects in order to demonstrate how captivating and remarkable the deliberate use of glass and light can be.

Amanda Means has exhibited widely with numerous solo and group shows in Europe and North America including The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the International Center of Photography and the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Her work is in several public and private collections such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Los Angeles County Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.