"A show about reverence, awe and healing, it reveals Freed’s lifetime preoccupation with water and trees."
Weeping Beach, Justin Freed
Blazing Editions is proud to have assisted artist Justin Freed in his recent solo show, Sacred Tree Habitat, at Galatea Fine Art in Boston. His exquisite photographs of trees from across the eastern seaboard express sheer power, form and splendor. Commanding images captured by Freed invite individuals to experience the multitude of sensations in which forests and trees radiate. The gallery space has been transformed, utilizing a variety of display methods including large-scale metal photographs, videos, digital images, hanging screens and music. Elements of technology and nature are thus blended, heightening one’s senses to another dimension. When combined, aspects of the organic and the contemporary totally engulf visitors in a transcendent yet artistic engagement. Freed is drawn to the story of trees and their life cycles, which he believes mirror our own human experience on earth. After this walk in the woods, Freed wishes the viewer to feel as intertwined with nature as the roots of trees do to the ground. Wandering through this 'forest' is a must!
Sacred Tree Habitat is on view November 2 through December 2, 2018 at Galatea Fine Art
Be sure to click here for a closer look of Freed's Visual Media works
Galatea Fine Art
460 Harrison Ave, #B-6,
Boston, MA 02118
Wed-Sun, 12-5pm or by appointment.
“The Horses of Iceland have been shaped by the nature of their country.”
Blazing Editions is honored to have assisted international photographer, Guadalupe Laiz in opening her first Art Gallery in Aspen, CO. The gallery currently exhibits an extensive collection of her breathtaking images-- the beauty and uniqueness of the indigenous horses of Iceland. These photographs coincide with her body of work from the upcoming book ‘Horses of Iceland,’ that will be published in 2019. It has been shown in exhibitions throughout the United States, France, Iceland and Switzerland. Alongside her ‘Horses of Iceland’ pieces, Laiz concentrates on landscape photography, the ocean, and nature throughout her work. Located in the heart of Aspen, her gallery exudes quintessential sensations of delicacy and beauty, fused with strength and refinement.
Laiz' adventurous spirit and deep appreciation for wildlife preservation also extends within more of her recent work, shot in Namibia this past September of 2018.
Guadalupe Laiz is an international artist, photographer and explorer born and raised in Argentina. She moved to the US aspiring to start her career as a photographer at age 18. She claims that her real education began after attending Art School with a degree in Photography in Colorado.
More of Laiz' work can also be found in Paris, particularly with a French Company called Yellow Corner, showcasing images of city scapes around the world.
Be sure to visit the gallery:
Guadalupe Laiz Fine Art Gallery
420 Hyman Ave.
Aspen, CO 81611
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Nydia Blas, Whatever You Like Series, Ithaca, NY
This October, Blazing Editions was proud to assist in the production of the Diversify.Photo Exhibition at PDN PhotoPlus 2018, in the Jacob Javits Center, NYC. It was a show creatively curated, questioning societal norms behind the lens. Through the thoughtful organization of images deriving from artists of different backgrounds, identities, and intents, viewers were able to experience what it means to be aware of that fact that diversity has multiple layers--layers that do not only include the subject before the lens, but the individual behind. Diversify recognizes the need for more resources so that Art Buyers, Consumers, and Photo Directors in charge of such subject matter can discover photographers of color available for assignments and commissions.
NOTE FROM EXHIBITION
'Diversify is a verb. It is an action - an intentional movement to break with the narrow lens through which history and the mass media has seen and recorded the images of our time. Diversify was born out of a recognition that calling for more diversity in the photo industry is not enough.'
For complete access to the database with more information about each photographer - including contact information, self-identified ethnicity, language(s) spoken, and areas of expertise - please email us at email@example.com
Diversify is an initiative from Brent Lewis and Andrea Wise with help from Jehan Jillani, Jennifer Samuel, and Elijah Walker. Thanks to Dudley M. Brooks, Michael Wichita, and Elizabeth Krist.
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Over the last 3 years, Phase One & Blazing Editions have teamed up to host the Stand Out Tour. Stand Out Photographic Events are designed to help serious photographers, retouchers, enthusiasts and professionals in the image industry to expand their potential both as artists and in the business of photography. Designed to inform, motivate and inspire, Stand Out focuses on the professional development of those in the photographic industry. Held in locations around the world, the seminars will introduce photographers to industry leaders, pro photographers, the latest equipment from top brands, and much more.
Edward Riddell new project on dye sublimated aluminum
Photographer Edward Riddell's work on white matte aluminum in a simple white float frame installed at Italian Villa in Montalcino, Italy. Ed lives in Jackson, WY where he. works his passion of photography.
INSTALLATION AT ITALIAN VILLA
Irene Mamiye is a New York based artist whose work includes photography, video, and digital imaging techniques. Utilizing light, color and movement, Mamiye softens the contrast between virtual and physical reality. Impacted by her own personal history and various artists; such as Laszlo Moholy Nagy & Gerhard Richter, Mamiye employs a complex, labor intensive processes to question what is anticipated of the photographic medium. Selecting photos from social media, Mamiye changes the wealth of public images into abundantly coated works that insinuate a life lived between screens. Mamiye creates pieces loaded with art, historical depth and pop cultural abundance with a lively yet mordant humor.
I use digital programs as if they were physical tools. Distorting, assembling, layering, feathering, scaling and changing opacity are my paintbrushes and the found imagery is my paint. This process deliberately reintroduces familiar strategies of chance, subconscious response and even physical gesture that the computer is conventionally supposed to have banished. Likewise, the resulting outputs (pigment print on canvas, diasec, paper and even glass) explore experiences of surface pioneered by modern artists and flattened to nothingness in a digital age.” - Irene Mamiye
Irene Mamiye was born in Marseille, France and immigrated to the U.S as a teenager. She holds a BA in Photography and Global Studies from Gallatin New York University and an MFA in Lens Arts from the School of Visual Arts in New York. She is currently represented by Lanoue Gallery in Boston.
My work often includes painterly pieces that blur the boundaries between photography and painting. Blazing uses good quality canvas and the printing is so expert. It fits perfectly with my collages which are found images of both photographs and paint strokes. Also, I love how archival the metal is and how deep the detail renders, and I find it far superior to chromogenic printing." - Irene Mamiye
Mamiye’s extensive body of work, including digital images, videos, and furniture designs, has been widely exhibited across the United States. Her work was included in the landmark exhibition The Edge of Vision (2009), mounted by the Aperture Foundation, and in the Museum of Art and Design’s Multiple Exposures: Jewelry and Photography (2014). Mamiye’s work has also been featured in the following publications: Architectural Digest, Interior Design Magazine, Vanity Fair, People Magazine, Elle Décor and InStyle.
HOMAGE BY IRENE MAMIYE AT LANOUE GALLERY
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ARTIST TALK & GALLERY TOUR: AUGUST 25 | 1:00PM
BLACKROCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS
BlackRock Center for the Arts is pleased to present the solo exhibition Jon Malis: “Transcolorations” in the Kay Gallery from Saturday, July 21 through Saturday, August 25, 2018. Malis will return to BlackRock to present an Artist Talk on Saturday, August 25 at 1:00 p.m. which will include tours of the exhibit. Both events are free and open to the public. Admission to the galleries at BlackRock is always free.
Jon Malis is an interdisciplinary artist whose profession is based on the symbolic display of visual content. Originally trained as an analog-turned-digital photojournalist, the core of his work is based on how different methods of presentation and production can change the viewer’s perception, interpretation, and experience of imagery. His recent works seek to provide a physical definition of digital photography, creating sculptural forms based on how color is represented in digital imagery.
Malis has received numerous awards as well as being exhibited extensively in the Washington, DC region, nationally, and internationally; reviewed in the Washington Post and Naples Daily News; and featured on Maryland Public TV and PBS. Recently, he has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Otis College of Art & Design (Los Angeles, CA) and the Slade School of Art in London.
Malis received a Master of Fine Arts in Film & Electronic Media from American University in 2011, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from The George Washington University in 2007. Currently, he holds an appointment as an Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University in Baltimore, Maryland and maintains his studio practice in both Baltimore and Washington, DC.
By way of background, I used to work as a news and sports photojournalist, where all I could control was the content of the image - I really had no control over how it was cropped/toned/sized/etc to fit inside the paper, once I shipped the image off my camera, I lost all that control. A lot of the work I'm making now is a bit of a response to that - thinking hard about "if I remove the content, what remains [of the image]." -Jon Malis
Exploring the technologies that determine how color is displayed, comprehended and constructed within the digital domain; Jon Malis generates a physical definition of digital photography in abstract sculptures using computer-controlled production systems. The works revealed in his solo exhibition, Transcolorations, translates the physicality of an ephemeral dataset into “tangible color” using 3D printing and other digital technologies to physically reproduce the shapes of how color is encoded.
In terms of this specific body of work, I'm starting with these profiles as my source creative material, and am abstracting them into various layers of data visualization and abstract representationalism. One of the larger interests in my practice is thinking about the intersections between scientific visualization and visual art, their intersections, and when science "becomes" art (my MFA thesis dealt with a "forgotten" archive of brain tissue that, due to storage conditions, is no longer useful to science or medicine)." -Jon Malis
Concerned with how colors are collected and displayed, Malis equally considers the source of the raw data as well as how presentation and viewing perspectives can alter our relationship with data. He holds an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University and a BA in Studio Art from George Washington University. A prior semifinalist for both the Sondheim and Trawick Prizes, he is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Loyola University in Baltimore, MD and maintains his studio practice in both Baltimore and Washington, DC.
ICONIC IMAGES FROM TRANSCOLORATIONS
Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health was formerly Abington Memorial Hospital (AMH), is the flagship hospital of Abington-Jefferson Health, located in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Feo Pitcairn, a well known photographer, was given the opportunity to lead the design and installation of artwork throughout the new facility. Feo decided to produce his images on dye sublimated aluminum which lead an insightful response once the artwork was installed.
“When the light really turned on for us was when we did an installation for the Abington Hospital. It was such a game changer for me. Realizing that these installations could make such a difference. It was stunning for the employees and patients. A man with open heart surgery would spend his days in the hospital, walking up and down the halls admiring the art and said the works gave him will to live.” - Feo Pitcairn
Ewing Cole designed the Asplundh Cancer Pavilion located in Abington, Pennsylvania. What makes the design strategy for the Asplundh Cancer Center so special, is the client’s vision of a healing environment for cancer patients also helps heal the building site itself.
“The notion of healing within a natural environment drove the design of the project. More than just locating an isolated healing garden, the client’s vision capitalized on the opportunity to reconnect the building inhabitants to an ecologically restored and vibrant landscape.” – Ewing Cole
Feo worked with architects on the ground floor. As he got to know the mission, the installation developed a deeper meaning than just beauty. If the work is properly done, it resonates with the human spirit. It’s even more profound than art. This incredibly large brand new facility provides the latest technology and new machines that are treating cancer.
“The images are so stunning – they have luminescence on metal that I haven’t seen in any other medium. You don’t have to have acrylic or museum glass in front that’s always reflective. I quite enjoy the marriage between the high end digital cameras and the metal substrate.” – Feo Pitcairn
Thinking of what would be appropriate in a facility like this, soft and sentimental nature has such a wide range of emotions Feo wanted to incorporate. The local environment serves as a window of inspiration for the images that he conveys. For example, Pennypack creek flows by facility before emptying into the Delaware river. The essence of the the building gives the overwhelming feeling of being an extension of nature. Nature without demands one must create nature within.
THE ASPLUNDH CANCER PAVILION INSTALLATION