"Light" - group exhibition at A Smith Gallery by Claude Peschel Dutombe

"Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the LIGHT gets in."
Leonard Cohen

Group exhibition "Light" at A Smith Gallery - I am DELIGHTED to have three prints in this show, selected by Jennifer Schlesinger !

 installation shots

installation shots

"Haunted" - a juried group show at Darkroom Gallery by Claude Peschel Dutombe

If you want to explore the dark shadows of mystery, you ask for Russell Joslin!
This time he put an exhibition together for Darkroom Gallery called “Haunted”.

Two pieces from “Naraka, Buddhist Hell” series are included in this show.

You can view the complete selection here.

  Juror's Statement:    As someone who leans toward skepticism when it involves matters of the supernatural, I often consider that which is “haunted” as being the interior traces of my memories of people, places, and/or experiences that I haven’t let go of. In other words, for me a “haunting” is interior, psychological, and personal, not exterior (as in ghosts or spirits of unknown others that inhabit an old hotel or house). As Stephen King says, “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” Whatever one believes, it can be said that such matters traditionally makes fertile ground for storytelling. In terms of photography—a medium that is largely dependent upon reality—such concepts are often expressed or symbolically utilized by a variety of effects (motion, blur, manipulation of light, etc.) in an attempt to visually express the suggested or non-visible. For this exhibition, I viewed a compelling variety of interpretations and approaches to the theme Haunted to arrive at the selection you see here. In the end, I hope that viewers will not only consider the photographs before them, but what haunts them personally as well.      Russell Joslin, September 13, 2016

Juror's Statement:

As someone who leans toward skepticism when it involves matters of the supernatural, I often consider that which is “haunted” as being the interior traces of my memories of people, places, and/or experiences that I haven’t let go of. In other words, for me a “haunting” is interior, psychological, and personal, not exterior (as in ghosts or spirits of unknown others that inhabit an old hotel or house). As Stephen King says, “Monsters are real, and ghosts are real too. They live inside us, and sometimes, they win.” Whatever one believes, it can be said that such matters traditionally makes fertile ground for storytelling. In terms of photography—a medium that is largely dependent upon reality—such concepts are often expressed or symbolically utilized by a variety of effects (motion, blur, manipulation of light, etc.) in an attempt to visually express the suggested or non-visible. For this exhibition, I viewed a compelling variety of interpretations and approaches to the theme Haunted to arrive at the selection you see here. In the end, I hope that viewers will not only consider the photographs before them, but what haunts them personally as well.  

 Russell Joslin, September 13, 2016

The Hand Magazine issue #13 - back cover by Claude Peschel Dutombe

"The Number 13 is a karmic number and is the number of upheaval so that new ground can be broken."

The HAND is bringing it's 13th issue and one piece from "Naraka, Buddhist Hell" is featured on the back cover.

 "Holding hands" at one of the Naraka hell gardens during a shooting session.

"Holding hands" at one of the Naraka hell gardens during a shooting session.

Fishing for iconography - wheat pasting by A Smith Gallery by Claude Peschel Dutombe

"Ayutthaya" goes to Texas....

A Smith Gallery's "Fishing for Iconography" has been wheat pasted in two public places in Johnson City, Texas.
Three pieces from "Ayutthaya Heritage" are taking part.

 Check out this super fun video from the day the pasting happened! Click on the picture above to start the clip.      

Check out this super fun video from the day the pasting happened! Click on the picture above to start the clip.

 

 

All done, an open-air gallery !!!

 All done, an open-air gallery !!!