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Living Image 2017 Press Release - October 1, 2017

Exhibition of Contemporary Analog Photography Features Artists Selected from an International Open Call

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Halide Project is pleased to announce its second annual juried exhibition of traditional and alternative process photography entitled Living Image, which will be on display at Gravy Studio & Gallery in Northern Liberties from October 6-29, 2017. Selected from an international call for entry by juror John Caperton, the works on view in Living Image demonstrate the breadth, depth, and delight of contemporary analog photography. Showcasing an array of traditional and alternative photographic methods, Living Image serves to reconnect viewers with the handmade aspects of photography that have largely been disassociated from the medium in the digital age.

This year’s Living Image features the work of 23 artists from the Philadelphia region, across the U.S., and beyond including Michael Ast, Todd Birdsong, Mike Browna, Bob Carnie, Devon John Chebra, Cora Cluett, Anne Eder, Iryna Glik, Susan M. Gordon, Haley Hasen, Mike Hoover, Lucang Huang, John Jackson, Roger Matsumoto, Kathleen Nademus, Shaina Nyman, Denise Ross, Patricia Scialo, Craig Scheihing, Andrew Tershakovec, Amanda Tinker, Angela Franks Wells, and Rick Wright.

The work will be on view Thursdays through Sundays from Noon to 6pm, or by appointment, throughout the duration of the show.

Opening weekend events include a public preview on First Friday, October 6th, 5–9PM, an Artists Reception on Saturday, October 7th, 5-9PM with Juror’s Talk by John Caperton, and Philadelphia Open Studio Tour hours on Sunday, October 8th, 12-6PM.

Interactive and educational programming presented in conjunction with the exhibition includes an Informal Group Critique on Thursday, October 19th, 6-9PM at Gravy Studio & Gallery where visitors can present and discuss their own work; a Polaroid Transfer Workshop with Matt Ashby on Sunday, October 22nd, 1-4PM, at Gravy Studio & Gallery, with a $10 materials fee; and a Wet Collodion Tintype Demo with CJ Harker on Sunday, October 29th, 1-4PM, at 1627 N. 2nd Street, with a $10 materials fee.

A full calendar of Living Image events detailing event and registration information can be found on The Halide Project’s website: www.thehalideproject.org.

Living Image Supporters and Sponsors:

Living Image has been generously supported by a grant from the Penn Treaty Special Services District. Opening Reception refreshments are provided by Russet and Founders Brewing. Exhibition Prizes are sponsored by Indie Photo Lab, The Photo Review, and Velvet Glove.

About The Halide Project:

The Halide Project was founded in Philadelphia in 2015 to foster the traditional photographic arts. Its mission is to be a local and global resource for artists working in film and alternative processes, as well as to (re)introduce the public to the beauty and magic of pre-digital photographic techniques. Current and prospective programming includes photography exhibitions, workshops, a community darkroom workspace, mobile darkroom outreach, and an artist residency focusing on film and alternative process photography.

About The Juror:

John Caperton currently serves as the Jensen Bryan Curator at The Print Center in Philadelphia, a nonprofit gallery that has been serving the printmaking and photography community for over 100 years. He has curated more than forty exhibitions for The Print Center since 2007 and was on the curatorial team and in the publication of Philagrafika 2010: The Graphic Unconscious, a citywide contemporary art festival. Caperton oversees a number of The Print Center’s public programs, including its Artists-in-Schools Program, which places teaching artists in classrooms in Philadelphia public high schools. He moderated the keynote panel for the 2010 Southern Graphics Conference and participated in the Curatorial Intensive program of Independent Curators International. Caperton received his BA in Art History at the University of Chicago. He was the Exhibitions Coordinator at Locks Gallery in Philadelphia and has also held positions at the Association for Public Art and the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Details:

What: Living Image, a juried art exhibition featuring traditional and alternative process photography by 23 artists selected by juror John Caperton

Where: Gravy Studio & Gallery, 910 N. 2nd St. Philadelphia, PA 19123

When: On view October 6th – October 29th, 2017
Reception and Juror’s Talk: Saturday, October 7th, 5-9PM Regular viewing hours: Thursdays – Sundays, 12 – 6 PM or by appointment

Additional Living Image events listed at www.thehalideproject.org

Sample Images:

Amanda Tinker, “Untitled, from series Small Animal,” Platinum/Palladium Print

Irina Glik, “Untitled,” Cyanotype on Watercolor Paper

Craig Scheming, “Marisol,” C-print

Todd Birdsong, “Abandonment Issues, Goodman 428 #1,” Gelatin Silver Print, Heat Exposure, Chemical Contamination

Angela Franks Wells, “Wispy,” Chromoskedasic Sabattier Print

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