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February 26, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Wanna see more photos? New stuff? Experiments? Images that didn't make my website?

If so, you can now follow me on Instagram - I'll be trying to put something new out there every couple of days or so.

I really wasn't sure what sort of thing to post at first. Some artists post finished work. Some post photos of their cat. In the end I finally decided to just go my own way! "Miscellaneous" is the theme. Enjoy!

Click the link below to get started!

https://www.instagram.com/absoluteblank/

 

 


2018 so far

February 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

We are already well into 2018 and so much has happened, in life and photography.

The BAPC exhibition "AnthropoScene" just closed after a successful run at the ARC Gallery in San Francisco. 14 of us had images in the show, which looked great and got some good foot traffic in the South-of-Market area of the city.

 

I'm thrilled to have work in another show at the A Smith gallery in Johnson City Texas. The latest exhibition is "Chair", juried by S Gayle Stevens. Two of my images "Clean Area" and "A Disreputable History" have been accepted into the show.

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Clean Area

     A Disreputable HistoryA Disreputable History

A Disreputable History

For those visiting Texas:
LOCATION: 105 N Nugent Ave, Johnson City, TX 78636
DATES: February 16, 2018 - March 25, 2018
HOURS: Friday/Saturday noon to 6pm, Sunday noon to 3pm and by appointment.
RECEPTION: February 24, 2018  4 to 8pm.

 

The Darkroom Gallery in Vermont re-opens after a break, and starts a new year, with its 100th exhibition "Open 2018". The full exhibition can be seen online here.  I have two images, "Vanishing Point #1" and "Above and Behind", in the show.

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Vanishing Point #1

  Above and BehindAbove and Behind

Above and Behind

For those visiting Vermont:
LOCATION: 12 Main St., Essex Jct., VT 05452-3132
DATES: February 15 - March 18, 2018
HOURS: Monday-Sunday 11:00-4:00 and by appt. (802) 777-FOTO (3686)

 

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Cheers!

Nick


Old and New

October 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

News from Vermont and Texas!

In Vermont one of my mannequin pictures from 2009 is finally in an exhibition!  It just goes to show that it's never too late. The juror was William Albert Allard, National Geographic photographer. My image "Models" is in the exhibition "Multiples" which runs until October 22 (and may be extended further) at the Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vermont.

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The catalog is available here: A really fun mix of work.

In Texas, one of my crazy minimalist pictures from Iceland has been juried into the show "Vistas" at the A Smith gallery in Johnson City, TX (just outside Austin). My image is titled "Moons of Jupiter" (I'm a space fan - and was inspired by the end of the amazing Cassini mission to Saturn). If you wonder what this is (spoiler alert!) - it's just a roadside puddle with some rocks and a reflection!

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Moons Of Jupiter

Last Chance To See: "Places of Change" at the Pina Zangaro gallery in San Francisco runs through October 19th (ring the bell to be let in in if the door is closed!).

Opening Soon: The traveling exhibition "TPS:26 The International" will be The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, TX, November 22, 2017, through January 27, 2018

Nick


Summertime, Summertime

July 31, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Yes it's Summertime, and if you're hot, the galleries are cool!

What's up this month?

1) I have 2 pieces in a new exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont (details below).

2) Last chance to see: "Historic Gardens of the World" at Filoli house in Woodside CA. The exhibition is up until Sunday August 6th. It's a mixed media exhibition in the Filoli visitor and information center. (Note that you don't need to purchase admission to the house, just to see the exhibition) (I have 3 images in the show. Details in earlier posts)

3) The show "Reflect and Engage" at The Image Flow in Mill Valley, CA. is still on until August 25th. (Including one image of mine. See details in earlier posts)

4) The exhibition "TPS 26 - The International Competition" was extended through July 30 at the Wayne Stark Galleries in College Station, TX. Now the show moves on to Precision Camera & Video in Austin, TX—where it will hang in their gallery from August 14 through September 29, 2017. Next on the traveling circuit will be The Center for Contemporary Arts in Abilene, TX, November 22, 2017, through January 27, 2018, followed by Options Gallery at Odessa College in Odessa, TX, where it concludes in spring 2018. (I have 2 images in this show)

I hope your summer is going well!

Cheers!
Nick


NEW: "Portals" at PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT

A portal can be an architectural feature: a gate, a doorway, a window, a mirror, or a tunnel, that frames or isolates or adds a new dimension to the image. In a fictional sense, a portal is also a magical doorway that connects two locations in space or time. This new exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery explores all those aspects. I have two images in the show: One in the gallery, and one in the online annexe. The show runs from August 16, 2017 - September 9, 2017.

Up to the EdgeUp to the Edge Gateway (gallery exhibition)
 
Up to the EdgeUp to the Edge Simple Life (online exhibition)
 

The full exhibition can be seen online here: https://photoplacegallery.com/portals/

A full color catalog is available from Blurb books:


For those visiting Vermont:
LOCATION: 3 Park St., Middlebury., VT 05753
DATES: August 16, 2017 - September 9, 2017
HOURS: Tuesdays through Fridays 11-4; Saturdays: 10-1
RECEPTION: July 8, 2017


Swoon In June

June 17, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Hey June! What's up? The heat, yes, but also some new photography exhibitions you should go see.

I hope your summer is off to a good start and you are keeping cool.

DON"T FORGET: If you live in the Bay Area, the exhibitions at Filoli House and The Image Flow are now open, and TPS 26 is open in Texas for another week, before it moves to a new location.

In addition, I have new work in exhibitions opening in Vermont and Los Angeles.

Have a great June everyone!

Nick


OPEN NOW: "Historic Gardens of the World" at Filoli House, Woodside, CA
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Info: https://filoli.org/exhibits/

LOCATION: Filoli Visitor and Education Center, 86 Canada Road, Woodside, CA 94062 
DATES: June 6, 2017 - August 6, 2017
HOURS: Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am-3:30pm, Sunday: 11:00am-3:30pm
OPENING RECEPTION: "Meet The Artists Weekend" July 8 and 9

 
 

OPEN NOW: "Reflect and Engage" at The Image Flow Gallery, Mill Valley, CA

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Info: http://www.theimageflow.com/gallery/

LOCATION: 401 MILLER AVE, SUITE A, MILL VALLEY, CA 94941 415.388.3569
DATES: June 2, 2017 - August 25, 2017
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 10:00am to 6:00pm
RECEPTION: Saturday, June 3, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

 


OPEN NOW: "TPS 26: The International Competition"

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Open Near Houston TX until June 16. Info: http://uart.tamu.edu/tps-26-the-international-competition/

LOCATION: J. Wayne Stark Gallery at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
DATES: May 18, 2017 - June 16, 2017


(Moving to the Center For Contemporary Arts in Abeline, Texas during the fall of 2017 and then Options Gallery at Odessa College in Odessa, Texas, in early 2018.)


NEW: "Abstraction" at The Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT

Abstraction in art and photography is defined as the use of a visual language of color, shape, form, and line to create an image that may exist with an independence from visual references in the real world. Images for this exhibition were selected by Blue Mitchell, an independent publisher, curator, educator, and photographer, Based in Portland, OR. As usual, artists featured in the exhibition come from around the world. The Darkroom Gallery is in Essex Junction, Vermont, and I am currently a member of their Gallery Masters program.

Up To The Edge

The full exhibition can be seen online here: http://www.darkroomgallery.com/ex96

For those visiting Vermont:
LOCATION: 12 Main St., Essex Jct., VT 05452-3132
DATES: June 22, 2017 - July 16, 2017
HOURS: Monday-Sunday 11:00-4:00 and by appt. (802) 777-FOTO (3686)
RECEPTION: July 8, 2017


NEW: "It's a Sign" at The 1650 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so what happens when it's actually a picture of words? This month 1650 tackles the medium of messaging, with a juried photo competition of the world of signs, words and messages.

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Consume

View the exhibition here: http://1650gallery.com/signs2017_exhibition.php

LOCATION: 1650 Echo Park Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90026
DATES: June 24, 2017 - July 22, 2017
HOURS: Sundays 12:00-4:00pm - or anytime by appointment (1650gallery@gmail.com)
RECEPTION: Opening Night Party, Saturday June 22, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

 

 

 

 

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