MARCIA LIPPMAN : Painting : Photographs

 La jeune fille, 2016 © Marcia Lippman

 Pax, 2016 © Marcia Lippman

Son fils, 2016 © Marcia Lippman

Marquesa, 2016 © Marcia Lippman

Photographer, teacher, and native New Yorker Marcia Lippman explores the passage of time and the relationship between painting and photography in her most recent series, created over the past two years in museums in the United States and Europe. Using contemporary digital techniques, her photographs isolate small areas of concentrated emotion and gesture where history, memory, and the artist’s imagination coalesce. Lippman counts among her influences the pictorial masterpieces of the Renaissance, as well as the writings of Walter Benjamin, Rilke, and Barthes, and sees her work as a point of entry into painting through the examination of both old and new techniques and imagery. “Paint cracks are intensified, underscoring their vulnerability,” Lippman writes. “Brushstrokes are exaggerated, emphasizing the human hand that made them…My photographs reject the false perfection of the whole, and instead lay claim to the ambiguity of a single gesture.”

Marcia Lippman’s work has been the subject of two monographs, Sacred Encounters East and West (Edition Stemmle, 2000), which includes twenty years of photographs from Asia and Western Europe; and West Point (Edition Stemmle, 2001), photographs created during a year in residence at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, published for West Point’s bicentennial with an introduction by James Salter. Lippman has been the recipient of two grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and currently teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her work can be found in the collections of the International Center of Photography, New York, NY; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; and the Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY, among other institutions and private collections. She has been exhibited regularly throughout the United States since 1985. – Nailya Alexander Gallery

Painting : Photographs
Jan. 26 – March 2, 2017
Nailya Alexander Gallery
41 East 57th Street
Suite 704

Nailya Alexander Gallery is pleased to present Painting: Photographs by Marcia Lippman, on view Thursday, January 26 through Thursday, March 2 at 41 East 57th Street, New York, NY, Suite 704. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM, and by appointment.


ANTHONY FRIEDKIN "THE GAY ESSAY" : Vintage Photographs 1969–1973

Young Man, Troupers Hall, Hollywood 1969

Divine, Palace Theater, San Francisco 1972

Bobbie and Linda, Venice 1970
Young Hustlers, Selma Ave, Hollywood 1971

Rev. Troy Perry, GayActivist, LA 1973
in his burned down church

Anthony Friedkin's exhibition "The Gay Essay," now at Daniel Cooney Fine Art, consists of approximately 50 vintage black and white photographs documenting gay communities in Los Angeles and San Francisco between the tumultuous years of 1969 and 1973. "Friedkin began working on The Gay Essay, a self assigned project, at the age of nineteen in the tradition of a classic photo essay. Started the same year as the Stonewall riots in New York, Friedkin documents protests, celebrations, tragedies, unrest, self-empowerment and intimate moments of people causing social change. The photographs are made in both public and intimate spheres. The Gay Essay exhibition is especially timely today as the LGBTQ community is again faced with societal challenges. We hope that this exhibition will serve as a reminder of the distance already traveled and as a source of strength to those facing similar challenges today. In conjunction with this show we will host a series of lectures and discussions on making meaningful artwork in a hostile society. The Gay Essay was first exhibited in its entirety at the de Young Museum in San Francisco and published as a book by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and Yale University Press in 2014. Anthony Friedkin 's work is in the permanent collections of the J. Paul Getty Musuem, the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art." –Daniel Cooney Fine Art

through March 4, 2017
508 / ­ 526 West 26 Street, 9C
New York, NY 10001


OFF THE CLOCK 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES : APA LA Curated Photo Exhibition

 (c) Erika Plummer
(c) Hannah Benet

OFF THE CLOCK 2017 - Call for Entries
This Year's Guest Curator - Elizabeth Avedon

OFF THE CLOCK is APA-LA’s sixth annual curated exhibit of inspired personal photography. Images will be chosen by one curator who will carefully select the top 100 images from the submissions. Give it your best shot! This year we are honored to welcome ELIZABETH AVEDON as our curator for Off The Clock. Deadline for entries - Friday Feb 9, 2017


All of the top Creatives in our region will receive special invitations, so this is a superb opportunity to show them your finest personal work. After the opening reception the 100 selected framed images will rotate throughout multiple agencies summer 2017. This gives your personal work exposure to creatives at the top advertising agencies in the US. We will also display the complete exhibition on our website for a full year, so your finest personal work will be available to thousands more clients. We’ve chosen a very large and wonderfully popular venue that will accommodate 100 framed prints, so your chances of participating in OFF THE CLOCK are truly excellent! You can online-enter as many JPEG images as you like. We’ve limited the number of accepted pieces from any one photographer to their top six, as decided by the curator.

Creatives love to see pro photographers’ personal work, because it reveals their true photographic style, without anyone else’s influence or input. OFF THE CLOCK is easy to enter. No confusing categories. No series of images. No creation date restrictions. No vastly different size prints or frames. Only strong, original, creative, truly personal work gets accepted. Entries may be black and white, duotone, or color, and should be self-commissioned and must represent what you consider to be your finest personal work. There is no limitation on when your images were created. Alternative print processes (copper plate, tin type, etc) are acceptable; there will be an extra framing fee.

Deadline for entries - Friday Feb 9, 2017
 Winners announced on/or about March 11, 2017
Exhibition Opening: April 29, 2017

*American Photographic Artists


JEFF BRIDGES: Set Shots Exhibition at the Academy Archive in Hollywood

Jeff Bridges and Peter Bogdanovich, "Set Shots" Exhibition
© 2016 Richard Harbaugh/A.M.P.A.S. 

Jeff Bridges with Gil Combs, "Set Shots" Exhibition
 © 2016 Richard Harbaugh/A.M.P.A.S.

Jeff Bridges opens his "Set Shots" Exhibition
at the Academy Archive, Hollywood through January 31
© 2016 Richard Harbaugh/A.M.P.A.S. 

Co-Curator, Loretta Ayeroff, in front of “Let’s Do the Drop Shot” Tom Sigel, cinematographer, lines up John DeSantis, actor, SEVENTH SON © 2014 Jeff Bridges. "Set Shots" Exhibition, Academy Archive, Hollywood

  Jeff Bridges at his "Set Shots" Exhibition
© 2016 Richard Harbaugh/A.M.P.A.S.

"Jeff Bridges: SET SHOTS" exhibition at the Academy Archive, Hollywood, closes January 31! Stop by and see it asap! Pickford Center, 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028  

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The Academy presented Jeff Bridges: SET SHOTS, an exhibition of 14 behind-the-scenes photographs taken by Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges with his Widelux cameras. An avid photographer, Bridges has long been taking still photographs to document production of his films. Beginning in 1984 with Starman, Bridges started making small, self-published books of his pictures to give to the cast and crew as wrap presents.

This exhibition, co-curated by Loretta Ayeroff and Matt Severson, includes images contained in these books, from Bridges’s earlier films such as The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989), The Fisher King (1991), The Big Lewboski (1998) and Fearless (1993), and from his more recent productions, including Tron: Legacy (2010), R.I.P.D. (2013) and The Giver (2014). Bridges’s award-winning photography – often playful, sometimes poignant and always mesmerizing – offers unique insights into how movies are made. The installation is on display in the main corridor of the Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study.

through January 2017
Open to the public during public events
Pickford Center
1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

 Jeff Bridges, Loretta Ayeroff and Susan Bridges
"Set Shots" Exhibition
 © 2016 Richard Harbaugh/A.M.P.A.S.

Matt Severson
Jeff Bridges "Set Shots" Exhibition to January 31, 2017 
© 2016 Richard Harbaugh/A.M.P.A.S.