Image © Thomas Kellner and VG Bild-Kunst Bonn / courtesy of Klompching Gallery, New York.

Contemporary 2021 Yearly Photography EXHIBITION

September 15 – Oct 30, 2021

Opening Reception: September 18, 1:00–4:00pm

The Clean 2021 Annual Pictures Exhibition is introduced by the Klompching Gallery in New York Town. Now in its 10th 12 months, the exhibition is curated from an worldwide open phone for submissions of photographic artworks.

Reflecting how pictures is comprehended throughout distinctive platforms, the Fresh new Yearly Photography Exhibition incorporates the three components of exhibit, publication and dissemination: an exhibition, a printed catalog and an on-line showcase.

From this team of twenty finalists, 5 photographers are curated into the exhibition. Contemporary 2021, affords the artists a exceptional and covetable opportunity, to have their perform offered on the walls of a person of New York’s main art galleries, and to gain pivotal publicity in one of the art world’s most vivid towns.

The Clean 2021 exhibiting artists are: Thomas Kellner, Karen Navarro, Holly Roberts, Aline Smithson, and Ingrid Weyland.

The fifteen Contemporary 2021 finalists highlighted in the on the web showcase are: Jon Scott Anderson, Debra Bilow, Beth Dow, Carol Erb, Iwona Germanek, Rebecca Hackemann, Toni Pepe, Paul Rider, Kristin Schnell, Leslie Sheryll, John Slepian, Liz Steketee, Brandy Trigueros, Jonas Yip, Michael Younger.

With 50 percent-timbered Properties of the Siegen Industrial Region These days, Thomas Kellner delivers a new, modern treatment to the 20th century tropes championed by Bernd and Hilla Becher’s typologies. Kellner has documented 19 of the remaining 50 percent-timbered houses in the Siegenland location of Germany. The smaller-scale photographs—crisp in aim with a blurred qualifications mimicking a shallow depth-of-industry, and with a desaturated color profile—transform the constructions into anything other-worldly, akin to diorama-like miniature props. 

Aline Smithson’s Fugue Point out Revisited is an exquisite visible commentary on the opportunity decline of photographic archives and documents. Using the corrupted digital data files from a vintage tricky generate, the artist has overprinted ruined images with cyanotypes. Just one might check out these as getting a 19th century blue-print (the cyanotype), in dialogue with a 21st century blue-print (binary code). Rich in colour, and dynamic in sort, the images communicate to memory (actual and imagined) and the position that the photograph performs within this context. 

The unconventional portraiture of Karen Navarro, explores themes of multiplicity of id and self-representation. The Built Self series, is made up of hanging vibrant, sculptural objects that incorporate paint, wood, embossing and resin. The actual physical deconstruction of the photograph, incorporated by the artist on artworks that assortment in size from petite to legendary, transform and challenge the custom of portraiture and photography alike.

Artworks commenting on environmental difficulties go on to be all pervasive, with Ingrid Weyland bringing a exceptional and initial method to the subject. By means of her lushly coloured images of Argentinian landscapes—Topographies of Fragility—she comments upon the decline and deterioration of the natural environment, by way of a physical kind of paper destruction in her photographs—crumpled imagery laid atop the exact photographic vista. The artist’s authorship is quiet and understated, with the artwork necessitating an lively wanting on the section of the viewer. 

The artist Holly Roberts asks a uncomplicated question—How considerably photographic data does just one need to outline a face? The 10 Portraits series is made up of abstracted collages, using a restrained colour palette, put together with the occasional pop of coloration. Ink washes mesh with pictures. Whimsical, fantastical and echoing the 20th century Surrealists, the artworks obstacle the idea of portraiture, making use of a bare minimal of visible clues. 

The exhibition represents a array of strategies and treatment options in present-day photographic exercise. Each and every 12 months, the Refreshing open contact reveals popular tendencies, subjects and themes—this will become aspect of the foundation for the exhibition’s curatorial vision. For this tenth version of the Fresh Annual Images Exhibition, we have once again witnessed an overarching therapy of pictures as object, and a vehicle for re-imagining the artist’s respective narratives in ground breaking actual physical sorts. These treatments, might also be explained as reframing the photograph, as properly as productively putting these photographic objects into properly-proven contexts. 

The Fresh Yearly Photography Exhibition was started by Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching in 2011, and displays the passion and motivation Klompching Gallery has for contemporary fine art pictures, as perfectly as giving alternatives for artists in their quest for recognition and achievement in their field.

For all media inquires, be sure to get hold of Darren Ching: [email protected]

For revenue inquiries, please call Debra Klomp Ching: [email protected]

Even further information and facts on the gallery web-site: www.klompching.com