Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Grossman Prints Arrive

We have just received new prints of Will Grossman's "Sunbeam" - the most popular image ever exhibited at Through This Lens. The image is iconic, and at first looks like it could have been made in the 1930s. It was shot in 1974, when Grossman was a relative newcomer to the area. We have several other prints from this series, but "Sunbeam" is a must see. The prints are signed by the artist, and printed on cotton-fiber with fade-resistant Epson inks. Prints are available in 8x12, 11x17 and 16x24 inches.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Kolkin Exhibition reviewed in Herald-Sun

Blue Greenberg, Arts writer for the Herald-Sun newspaper in Durham, NC, has written a very favorable review of Jon Kolkin's exhibition "Equilibrium" currently on display at Through This Lens. If you want to see the article you'll find it on page D3 of the October 22 issue of the paper - or click Herald-Sun Kolkin Article to read on-line.

Also, a semi-private reception will be held on Sunday, October 24th. Jon will speak at 4PM. The art and the food will make it worth your while. PS: If you are reading this, then you're invited!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Invitation to Jon Kolkin Exhibition + Web Site Updates

Jon Kolkin's Equilibrium series of photographs is set to open Saturday, September 25th. The work is somewhere on a truck traveling from it's previous exhibition venue in Maine. Given the timing, we will hang the show on Friday of this week. I hope all of you will join us for the artist's reception from 6 - 8 PM Saturday night. Dr. Kolkin will speak about his photographs at 7 PM.

Life on Mars Part I series by Jean-Christian Rostagni has just been restored to our site. Originally, this series was shown on our older framed site and had been off-line since our updated design went live.

Goodloe Suttler's Underneath the Underwing is now down. We have retained one of the framed images, and Mr. Suttler has also provided a small set of prints for reference.

Friday, September 10, 2010

New Name and Web Site Changes

Lots of changes are in process. Perhaps you have noticed a new look to our web site. More images will be displayed than we've had in the previous version. Look for new additions weekly.

New Name: Framed and Printed will become the name for the service side of our business. You will still be able to get there from throughthislens.com but we've also added framedandprinted.com to provide a separation between the gallery and our framing and printing businesses. The gallery provides motivation, but the services pay the bills - so please check us out if you need anything framed, frames repaired, or photos and displays printed.

Underneath the Underwing by Goodloe Suttler has just over a week longer on display. If you haven't seen it yet, come on down before 4 PM on September 18th. A new exhibition of work by Jon Kolkin will go on display beginning September 25th. More news to follow.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Preview our new exhibition!

Underneath the Underwing
photographs by Goodloe Suttler

Come preview our new exhibition of photographs by Goodloe Suttler, who uses magnified formal portraits to capture the striking beauty of moths and butterflies. His images are visually stunning, starkly contrasting his subjects against a black background, and exposing wing scales and colors unseen by the naked eye. Suttler's attention t detail and appreciation of the beauty of his subjects seamlessly blends science and art, the formal and the organic: his images satisfy our rational curiosity, and provide deeper fulfillment by allowing our eyes to create moments of pure wonder in our minds.

Preview: August 13 - 20
Opening reception: Saturday August 21, 2010 6-8pm
Admission is FREE and refreshments will be provided

*image: EUPHRAEDA SP (Magenta with black markings) Africa, (copyright) Goodloe Suttler

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Opening Reception for new exhibition this Saturday

Come join us for the opening reception of Presence is Progress - an exhibition of photographs and a celebration of the Americans With Disabilities Act's 20th Anniversary.

Presence is Progress
is a community arts project created by Park McArthur and made possible with a grant from the Town of Chapel Hill's Office of Public Affairs.

"As a group of people whose rights to work, attend school, and participate in civic life were only secured with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, people have been segregated and valued according to mobility for a long time. In addition to legislation that insists on barrier-free infrastructure, it is thanks to improvements in equipment technology and a decrease in the practice of institutionalization that people with disabilities have access to public spaces, in increasingly independent ways. Presence is Progress's mobilizations demonstrate publicly that mobility is not synonymous with walking. Photographs of the mobilizations add to our ideas of what progress looks like."

The opening reception for Presence is Progress will be this Saturday, July 24, 6-8pm. Guest speaker Vicki Smith, Executive Director of Disability Rights North Carolina, will speak at 7pm. A sign language interpreter will be provided.

The exhibition will be on view July 24 - August 7, 2010.

For more information about the project please visit www.presenceisprogress.wordpress.com

*image: Jess Isaiah Levin, Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, March 27th, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Opening Reception for a new exhibition of photographs

Join us this Sunday, July 18 3-5 PM for an opening reception for the exhibition Seder.Table, a series of photographs by Galia Gur Zeev.

In this one-person exhibition, artist Galia Gur Zeev presents two series of photographs exploring family gatherings around the dining table, which join together to form a single show. The series Table consists of a wall piece depicting the diners around the table from a bird's-eye view; the series Seder is an elaboration of the former. In both series the table is nonexistent, and the meal did not really take place. In both, the relevant information emerges from the black.

The Passover Seder is one of the most important festive meals in Jewish tradition. This gathering rearranges the family unit each meal anew, demanding "stocktaking" of the family members, a routine, familiar and comforting ritual carried out from one meal to the next. A great deal of tension, excitement, joy and sadness come together in this occasion. The meeting around the table maps out the present and the absent; the change of roles in the soldier family, as well as those aspects which are an integral part of life, such as the figure, which places the family in Israel, reflecting a reality of constant anxiety.

Gur Zeev's photographs address a person's relationships with oneself, one's body, and one's family, portraying a universe centered on the home and family. While she portrays her own family, they always keep a certain distance, looking into the camera lens as if they were signifiers of the general concept of family.

For more information about the artist please visit her website at www.galiagurzeev.com

image: Seder, 2002, Galia Gur Zeev