PR: Kenro Izu Gallery Talk

Gallery Talk

 

Kenro Izu in Conversation with Howard Greenberg

Sunday, January 14, 2018, 2-4pm
at Aaron Rezny 76 Prince Street Studios in Kingston, NY

It has been over thirty years, since Kenro Izu first met gallerist Howard Greenberg, who had founded CPW just years before as the Catskill Center for Photography. Join us for a special afternoon at Aaron Rezny 76 Prince Street Studios in Kingston, NY, as Kenro and Howard talk about this creative partnership that has lasted decades. As Greenberg describes in the introduction of the book Kenro Izu. A Thirty Year Retrospective (Nazraeli Press, 2010), “I am certain that soon Kenro will reveal more extraordinary photographs; glorious images that only a mature, confident photographic artist can render. They will conjure up memories, triggered by over thirty years’ experience of knowing Kenro Izu and having his images imprinted in my mind. Thirty years of Kenro Izu’s world have changed, and enriched, my life forever.”

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This gallery talk is part of special programming and an exhibition featuring Kenro Izu’s exhibition Sacred Places, held at the newly inaugurated Aaron Rezny 76 Prince Street Studios in Kingston, NY. The exhibition may be viewed during the event, limited weekend hours and by appointment.

Please note that Kenro’s special edition print will be on sale during the event for the discounted price of $150 (regular price is $250).  Proceeds from the print edition benefit CPW’s artist programs, including exhibitions that on average draw an audience of 10,000 or more, the renowned artist-in-residence program, workshops, workspaces, lecture series and more.

Kingston Hours: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 3-6pm (reception); Sunday, December 17, 2017, noon – 4pm. 2018 weekend hours: January 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, noon – 4pm.  Exhibition venue: 76 Prince Street, Kingston, NY. The exhibition is free and open to the public. To make a special appointment to visit the exhibition, please contact the Aaron Rezny Studio at (212) 691-1894.

Image at top: Fundraiser print, Kenro Izu, Hampi No. 15, India, 1996


Kenro Izu, Ayutthaya No. 36, Thailand, 1998

ABOUT THE SPECIAL PRINT EDITION:

Kenro Izo has generously made two prints available as a special edition to support CPW’s programs. The two images “Ayutthaya No. 36, Thailand, 1998″ and “Hampi No. 15, India, 1996″ speak to the timeless beauty of ancient Asian culture. The photographs are beautifully printed archivally in an edition of 50. The image size is 8 x 11-1/2″ on 11 x 14″ paper. The edition sells at a greatly discounted price of $250 per print, however, at the fundraising event they go on a super flash sale for $150 (online and at gallery). BUY YOUR PRINT NOW. The images can be purchased at 76 Prince Street Studios or at CPW during gallery hours, or any time from CPW’s online store (Hampi and Ayutthaya).

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Kenro Izu (b. 1949) made his first trip to Egypt in 1979, which inspired him to begin his series Sacred Places, an exploration that is still in progress. Work on this series have taken Izu to Egypt, Syria, Jordan, England, Scotland, Mexico, France and Easter Island (Chile). More recently, he has focused on Buddhist and Hindu monuments in South East Asia: Cambodia, Burma, Indonesia, Vietnam and, most recently Bhutan and India.

Izu has been the recipient of the Catskill Center for Photography Fellowship in 1992, a NEA grant in 1984, the New York Foundation for Arts grant in 1985, the Lou Stouman Award in 1999, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001, the Vision Award from the Center for Photography at Woodstock in 2005 and a Lucie Award in 2007.

A related exhibition, Eternal Light, by Kenro Izu is on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery through December 9.

RELATED EVENT: The opening for Kenro Izu’s exhibition Sacred Places will take place on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 3pm at the Aaron Rezny 76 Prince Street Studios in Kingston, NY. The opening reception is a fundraiser with special print sale. See details

PR: Kenro Izu Exhibition and Fundraiser

Exhibition Reception + Fundraiser

 

Kenro Izu: Sacred Places

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 3-6pm
at Aaron Rezny 76 Prince Street Studios in Kingston, NY

CPW is pleased to announce a fundraiser and collaborative exhibition reception featuring renowned photographer Kenro Izu. This special event will be held at the newly inaugurated Aaron Rezny 76 Prince Street Studios in Kingston, NY. Please join us as CPW celebrates this important photographer with an exhibition of his Sacred Places series.

The fundraiser will include the exhibition reception, flash sale of special edition prints, raffle and more. Rehabilitating an existing building, Aaron Rezny has created a state-of-the-art studio, sophisticated office and event space, and beautiful gallery at the heart of Kingston. Come see what the buzz is about and join us in a celebration of CPW, Kenro Izu and Aaron Rezny. The exhibition may be viewed during the event, limited weekend hours and by appointment. See our raffle sponsors below.

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Proceeds from the special edition benefit CPW’s artist programs, including exhibitions that on average draw an audience of 10,000 or more, the renowned artist-in-residence program, workshops, workspaces, lecture series and more. CPW is a vital hub for dialogue and discovery in photography and related media, bringing together a diverse array of artists and a vibrant community with a strong artistic tradition.  Through its programs, CPW fosters opportunities to create and explore photography, and celebrate its role in contemporary culture.

Hours: Saturday, December 16, 2017, 3-6pm (reception); Sunday, December 17, 2017, noon – 4pm. 2018 weekend hours: January 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, noon – 4pm.  Exhibition venue: 76 Prince Street, Kingston, NY. The exhibition is free and open to the public. To make a special appointment to visit the exhibition, please contact the Aaron Rezny Studio at (212) 691-1894.

Image at top: Fundraiser print, Kenro Izu, Hampi No. 15, India, 1996


Kenro Izu, Ayutthaya No. 36, Thailand, 1998

ABOUT THE SPECIAL PRINT EDITION:

Kenro Izo has generously made two prints available as a special edition to support CPW’s programs. The two images “Ayutthaya No. 36, Thailand, 1998″ and “Hampi No. 15, India, 1996″ speak to the timeless beauty of ancient Asian culture. The photographs are beautifully printed archivally in an edition of 50. The image size is 8 x 11-1/2″ on 11 x 14″ paper. The edition sells at a greatly discounted price of $250 per print, however, at the fundraising event they go on a super flash sale for $150 (online and at gallery – use coupon code HOLIDAY17). BUY YOUR PRINT NOW. The images can be purchased at 76 Prince Street Studios or at CPW during gallery hours, or any time from CPW’s online store (Hampi and Ayutthaya).

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ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Kenro Izu (b. 1949) was born in Osaka, Japan.
 He studied at Nippon University and moved to New York in the 1970s. Once there, Izu built a career specialized in still life photography, both commercial and fine art. In 1979, Izu made his first trip to Egypt, which inspired him to begin his series Sacred Places, an exploration that is still in progress. Work on this series have taken Izu to Egypt, Syria, Jordan, England, Scotland, Mexico, France and Easter Island (Chile). More recently, he has focused on Buddhist and Hindu monuments in South East Asia: Cambodia, Burma, Indonesia, Vietnam and, most recently Bhutan and India.

Izu’s work has been exhibited in numerous museums including the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Smithsonian Institution, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, Peabody/Essex Museum, Museum of Photographic Art, Rubin Museum of Art, among others. He has published several books of his work including: Sacred PlacesKenro Izu Still LifePassage to Angkor, and Eternal Light.

In 1985, after a several visit to Cambodia to photograph the Angkor Wat, Izu decided to build and operate a free pediatric hospital, and founded a not-for-profit organization, Friends Without A Border, to help children of Cambodia who suffer from lack of medical facilities and severe poverty. The Angkor Hospital for Children, which opened in 1999 in Siem Reap , Cambodia is now an official medical education center.

Izu has been the recipient of the Catskill Center for Photography Fellowship in 1992, a NEA grant in 1984, the New York Foundation for Arts grant in 1985, the Lou Stouman Award in 1999, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2001, the Vision Award from the Center for Photography at Woodstock in 2005 and a Lucie Award in 2007.

A related exhibition, Eternal Light, by Kenro Izu is on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery through December 9.

ABOUT AARON REZNY 76 PRINCE STREET STUDIOS:

For more than twenty years, Aaron Rezny has combined his talent and intense passion for food and still-life photography into an unparalleled collaborative experience with his clientele. Specializing in crisp, detailed lighting. and eminently edible appetite-appeal, his photographs have consistently surpassed the expectations of world-class editorial, advertising. and corporate clients. Rezny’s personal project, Eating Delancey, a series of images that represent the flavors of his youth in New York City, has been exhibited across the country and was expanded into a book by the same name. The publication includes images from the series, as well as personal food and neighborhood remembrances by major writers and other celebrities, namely, Joan Rivers, Milton Glaser and Lou Reed. Other fine-art projects include the series Candyland, Gameshow, Obsolete, and more.

RELATED EVENT: Join us on Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 2pm at the Aaron Rezny 76 Prince Street Studios in Kingston, NY for a special afternoon with artist Kenro Izu and gallerist Howard Greenberg. Having worked together for over thirty years, the two will discuss Izu’s epic artistic endeavor of capturing the human nature that connects ancient cultural sites with the present. As Greenberg describes in the introduction of the book Kenro Izu. A Thirty Year Retrospective (Nazraeli Press, 2010), “I am certain that soon Kenro will reveal more extraordinary photographs; glorious images that only a mature, confident photographic artist can render. They will conjure up memories, triggered by over thirty years’ experience of knowing Kenro Izu and having his images imprinted in my mind. Thirty years of Kenro Izu’s world have changed, and enriched, my life forever.”

THANK YOU!! Our event sponsors are amazing. Our warmest thanks to Howard Greenberg Gallery, Kenro Izu, Aaron Rezny 76 Prince Street Studios, Abbe Does It and  Herzog’s Home & Paint. Additional raffle sponsors include Birch Body Care Kingston, Boitson’s, Cheri Voss Hair, Courtyard by Marriott Kingston, Eyeist, Garden Cafe, Jack Studio Rentals, John Carroll Healer, Lily Pickford, Monkey Joe Roasting Company, Naturopath Vital Health, Phase One, SQ – Travel By Design LLC, Stone Soup Food Company, Woodstock Framing Gallery, and Woodstock Golf Club. Thank you so much for your contributions to the event, the raffle and other support.

PR: Fionn Reilly Book Signing and Gallery Talk

Fionn Reilly: Kolkata Calcutta

Book signing and Gallery Talk
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 3-5pm

CPW is pleased to announce a book signing and gallery talk to celebrate Fionn Reilly’s new book Kolkata Calcutta (KMW Studio Publishing, 2017). As part of the event, special guest Tony Fletcher, who wrote the foreword for the book, will be discussing Reilly’s compelling photo series with the artist.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Kolkata Calcutta is a collection of black-and-white and color photographs taken in what Fionn Reilly refers to as “of one the World’s most enthralling and mysterious cities as revealed through the lens of photographer.”

Inspired by the films of Kolkata’s celebrated director Satyajit Ray and the great Indian photographer Raghubir Singh, Reilly’s images capture an intense city that exudes a true sense of soul, haunted by it’s ghosts of empire. Primary among this volume are Reilly’s candid shots of everyday people in pursuit of their everyday business, religious and cultural icons, historical architecture, and open spaces.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Fionn Reilly is a London born professional photographer living in upstate New York. He studied at London College of Printing. His portrait work has been featured internationally in publications such as the New York Times, L.A Times, iD Magazine, Italian Vogue, Esquire, Spanish GQ, and Prison Life Magazine of which he was also Art Director.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the book signing. The book may be previewed online at www.kolkatabook.com

2017 Benefit Auction

CPW Award & Benefit Auction – Start bidding

The photographs for CPW’s 2017 benefit auction are now live on Paddle8. Take a look and start bidding. This year’s selection includes an diverse array of early, modern and contemporary photographers, from James Van Der Zee to Rocio De Alba. The bidding will continue through October 11 at 5pm. The auction will then switch to the benefit event on October 12, 6-9pm, for final bidding via live and silent auction.

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2017 Auction artists include: David Armstrong, Lillian Bassman, Dawoud Bey, Julie Blackmon, Nydia Blas, Gay Block, Margaret Bourke-White, Allen Bryan, Alejandro Cartagena, Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Rocio de Alba, Tom DeLooza, Jeremy Dennis, John Dugdale, David Emitt Adams, Gabriel García Róman, Orestes Gonzalez, Kris Graves, Myra Greene, Philippe Halsman, Dave Heath, Tama Hochbaum, Raymond Jacobs, Tomiko Jones, Priya Suresh Kambli, Andre Kertesz, Sergey Kozhemyakin, Sergey Kozhemyakin, Laurie Lambrecht, Elliott Landy, Arthur Leipzig, Leon Levinstein, Danny Lyon, Nathan Lyons, Mary Ellen Mark, Fredrik Marsh, Rebecca Martinez, George McClintock, Anne Arden McDonald, Meryl Meisler, Doug Menuez, Doug Menuez, Joel Meyerowitz, Jeffrey Milstein, Elsa Mora, Daido Moriyama, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Gordon Parks, Jaime Permuth, John Francis Peters, Jose Picayo, Lilo Raymond, Aaron Rezny, Claire Rosen, Sharon Rousseau, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Jamel Shabazz, Carla Shapiro, Alan Siegel, Aaron Siskind, Allan Tannenbaum, James Van Der Zee, Claire Warden and Garry Winogrand.

The proceeds from the benefit auction directly impact the lives of artists and sustain a place where great photography is made, discovered, and encouraged. 

Our thanks to our 2017 sponsors: Affirmation Arts, Archival Methods, Empire Merchants North, Howard Greenberg Gallery, La Palapa Cocina Mexicana, Paddle8, Photograph Magazine and Woodstock Framing Gallery.

SAY BOO! A 2017 Halloween Portrait Booth & Fundraiser!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4-7pm


WHAT
Have your ghosts and goblins, heroes and villains beautifully photographed by Dion Ogust!

WHEN
Join us on Tuesday, October 31, 4-7pm during the Woodstock Halloween Parade. No reservations required!

WHERE
SAY BOO!
 takes place on the porch of CPW, located at 59 Tinker Street, Woodstock NY.

COST
For a $20 tax deductible donation, your spooky likeness will be emailed to you as a high-resolution digital file,

or for a $35 tax deductible donation you’ll receive a digital file by email, and an 8×10 inkjet print by snailmail!

Proceeds raised at Say Boo! support CPW’s programs including exhibitions, lectures, educational programs, and more!


EXHIBITION: Dion Ogust – Say Boo! Woodstock

October  7 – November 12, 2017
Reception: Saturday, October 7, 5-7pm at Oriole 9

A selection of images from past Halloweens will be on view at Oriole 9, 17 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY. All images were taken by local photographer Dion Ogust. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, October 7, 5-7pm. The exhibition is on view through November 12. Can you Say Boo! ?

Ask the Curators Q&A

“Ask the Curators” Q&A / Mixer / Pizza Party
Friday, May 19 at 7pm 

Join us for a Q&A and Mixer with Curators. In a kick-off for the Woodstock Portfolio Review Weekend, we will be meeting for a casual evening to discuss some of the dos and don’ts when interacting with curators. Want to know what the characteristics of a strong portfolio are, or the preferable format of correspondence to curators? Come to the Q&A. And did we mention PIZZA?

We have a killer line-up of curators at the Q&A: Elizabeth Avedon, Hannah Frieser, Charles Guice and Roger Ricco. More will be in the audience. So ask away!

Tickets to the event are $5 per person. The event is FREE to anybody who is participating in the portfolio reviews.

Announcing 2017 Vision Award Honoree

 

2017 Vision Award Honoree: Dr. Deborah Willis

CPW Awards & Benefit Auction

Vision AwardThursday, October 12, 2017, 7-9pm, at Affirmation Arts in NYC

CPW is pleased to announce the 2017 CPW Awards & Benefit Auction in a celebration of CPW’s 40th Anniversary. The highly anticipated benefit will take place on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Affirmation Arts (523 West 37th Street, New York, NY). This year’s event honors Dr. Deborah Willis with CPW’s highest recognition, the Vision Award. Proceeds from this event support CPW’s programs, which champion artists through residencies, workspace and other support, and provide opportunities for the photo community to engage with thought-provoking exhibitions, workshops and professional resources.

ABOUT OUR HONOREE:

Deborah Willis, Ph.D, is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Social & Cultural, Africana Studies, where she teaches courses on photography and imaging, iconicity, and cultural histories visualizing the black body, women, and gender. Her research examines photography’s multifaceted histories, visual culture, the photographic history of Slavery and Emancipation, contemporary women photographers, and beauty.

She received the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship and was a Richard D. Cohen Fellow in African and African American Art, Hutchins Center, Harvard University, a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, and an Alphonse Fletcher, Jr. Fellow. She has pursued a dual professional career as an art photographer and as one of the nation’s leading historians of African American photography and curator of African American culture.

Dr. Willis is the author of Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present; Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty; Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers – 1840 to the Present; Let Your Motto be Resistance – African American Portraits; Family History Memory: Photographs by Deborah Willis; VAN DER ZEE: The Portraits of James Van Der Zee; co-author of The Black Female Body: A Photographic History with Carla Williams; Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery with Barbara Krauthamer; and Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs (both titles a NAACP Image Award Winner). She lectures widely and has authored many papers and articles on a range of subjects including The Image of the Black in Western Art, Gordon Parks Life Works, Steidl, Volume II; America’s Lens in Double Exposure: Through the African American Lens; “Photographing Between the Lines: Beauty, Politics and the Poetic Vision of Carrie Mae Weems,” in Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography & Video, andMalick Sidibé: The Front of the Back View” in Self: Portraiture and Social Identity. Dr. Willis is editor of Picturing Us: African American Identity in Photography; and Black Venus 2010: They Called Her “Hottentot,” which received the Susan Koppelman Award for the Best Edited Volume in Women’s Studies by the Popular Culture/American Culture Association in 2011.

Exhibitions of her art work include: A Sense of Place, Frick, University of Pittsburgh; Regarding Beauty, University of Wisconsin, Interventions in Printmaking: Three Generations of African-American Women, Allentown Museum of Art; A Family Affair, University of South Florida; I am Going to Eatonville, Zora Neale Hurston Museum; Afrique: See you, see me; Progeny: Deborah Willis + Hank Willis Thomas. Gantt Center.

Dr. Willis’ curated exhibitions include: “Convergence,” Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans; “Out [o] Fashion Photography: Embracing Beauty,” Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, “Visualizing Emancipation,” Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, “Gordon Parks: 100 Moments, Schomburg Center; “Posing Beauty Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits” at the International Center of Photography and “Social in Practice: The Art of Collaboration,” Nathan Cummings Foundation.

In addition to making art, writing, and teaching, she has served as a consultant to museums, archives, and educational centers. She has appeared and consulted on media projects including the documentary films such as Through A Lens Darkly, Question Bridge: Black Males, a transmedia project which received the ICP Infinity Award 2015, and American Photography, a PBS Documentary. Since 2006 she has co-organized thematic conferences exploring imaging the black body in the West. Dr. Willis has been elected to the board of the Society for Photographic Education, where she was Chair of the Board and received the Honored Educator Award in 2012 and the College Art Association. She holds honorary degrees from Pratt Institute and the Maryland Institute College of Art. She is currently researching a book on an early 20th century portraitist and educator.

photo: Hank Willis Sr.


Please join us at the 2017 CPW Awards & Benefit Auction on October 12, 2017 to celebrate Dr. Willis’ remarkable accomplishments. Tickets to the event are now on sale, starting at $125.

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2017 Woodstock Portfolio Review Weekend

REGISTRATION

Join us for a Portfolio Review Weekend in Woodstock, May 20-21, plus Q&A on May 19. Reviewers include Elizabeth Avedon, Jesse Blatt, Elliott Brown, Clinton Cargill, Karen Davis, Elizabeth Dubben, Elizabeth Ferrer, Hannah Frieser, Charles Guice, Jan Nagle, Fabienne Powell, Elizabeth Renstrom, Roger Ricco and Miriam Romais.

REGISTER NOW. Review session packages start at $150 for 3 reviews. 2017 members will receive a $50 discount on their first package purchase as a benefit of membership (if you did not receive a code via email PLEASE contact us at 845-679-9957 BEFORE checking out).

Priority registration will be offered for session package purchases through April 9th. Remaining single sessions for $65 may be purchased beginning April 12. No discount will be given for single session purchases. Registered participants will receive a preference list prior to the reviews.

REFUND POLICY
Please cancel no later than Friday, May 5 at 5:00 pm to receive a refund on all sessions. No refunds will be given after this date.

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SAY BOO! A Halloween Portrait Booth & Fundraiser!

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Monday, October 31, 2016 4-7pm


WHAT
Have your ghosts and goblins, heroes and villains beautifully photographed by Dion Ogust!

WHEN
Join us on Monday, October 31, 4-7pm during the Woodstock Halloween Parade. No reservations required!

WHERE
SAY BOO!
takes place on the porch of CPW, located at 59 Tinker Street, Woodstock NY.

COST
For a $20 tax deductible donation, your spooky likeness will be emailed to you as a high-resolution digital file,

or for a $35 tax deductible donation you’ll receive a digital file by email, and an 8×10 inkjet print by snailmail!

Proceeds raised at Say Boo! support CPW’s programs including workshops, school visits, after-school offerings, and more!

Check out scenes from past SAY BOO! events by clicking here.