Sharon Harper et Marie Docher exposent «l'île sans rivage» à Halsnoy Kloster
"Marie Docher et Sharon Harper se sont rencontrées lors d'une résidence d'artistes en Norvège en juin 2012.
Harper poursuit son travail qui consiste à prendre le ciel comme lieu de perceptions que nous ne pouvons pas expérimenter sans appareil photo. Ses images explorent les usage artistiques et scientifiques des appareils pour mettre en lumière des préoccupations existentielles. Elle pousse les limites du temps et de la vision pour explorer les multiples relations entre technologie et art et comment elles peuvent faciliter la compréhension de notre environnement.
Pour Docher, les longues journées de la période du solstice, la lumière et le temps sans cesse changeants, rendent palpables la manière dont le temps (...
Le Museum of Art, Bates College accueille « Starstruck : The Fine Art of Astrophotography »
« Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography » will be among the first major exhibitions treating astrophotography as an art genre and, together with its attendant catalogue, will present new scholarship in this rapidly-evolving field. The exhibition, organized by the Museum’s Curator of Education, Anthony Shostak, features 106 images by thirty-five artists from around the world. Nine artists are included by invitation: Michael Benson, Linda Connor, Robert Gendler, Sharon Harper, David Malin, Thomas Ruff, Hans-Christian Schink, Alfred Stieglitz, and Jacqueline Woods. The remaining artists were selected through a juried format, and include five from Maine–James Cormier (Ellsworth), Jacob Gerritsen (Camden), Jim Nickelson (Camden), Kirk Rogers (Portland), and John Stetson (Falmouth)...
« Second Nature : Abstract Photography Then and Now » s'expose au DeCordova Museum
« It is another nature which speaks to the camera rather than to the eye » Walter Benjamin, Little History of Photography (1931)
Abstract photography challenges our popular view of photography as an objective image of reality by reasserting its constructed nature. In Walter Benjamin’s essay on the history of photography, the philosopher and critical theorist articulates photography’s « second nature » as its inherent ability to detach and abstract the visible from the real. Non-representational photography lives in this contested middle ground between material reality and photographic illusion—fact and fiction—first and second natures. Today, anyone who has a cell phone can take and send digital pictures instantaneously. In response to this snapshot culture, many art...
Art/Science à la Galerie Stefan Röpke
In the 15th century, Leonardo da Vinci had drawn up a great many scientific and engineering proposals, most of which had never been actualized until centuries later. In retrospect, we attribute the beginnings of many modern day inventions, from the helicopter and submarine to the machine gun, to da Vinci’s engineering and scientific genius. But if we took ourselves back to times previous to the actual creation of these machines, what we have are beautiful drawings of fantastical and experimental ideas; the wild imaginations of scientific possibilities put to paper by the masterful hand of a great artist. Whether or not these objects were ever realized, it is the artistic application of his sense of wonder and the depth of his curiosity that we continue to be awed by.
This exhibition is inspired by the inter...
Big Girls by Women PhotographersBig Girls : Large Format Photographs by Women Photographers features a variety of compelling large-format photographs by women artists. The exhibition encompasses a host of themes within the theme, including portraiture, figure studies, abstraction, autobiography, and fantasy.
"The impetus for the exhibition was to create a showcase around several works collected by the gallery and my personal collection," says owner Rick Wester. "The concept had its genesis in 2002 with the acquisition of Jocelyn Lee's Untitled (girl with long hair standing in water), and continued to grow over the years."
Works on view range from a site-specific grid installation of 21 photographs by Sandi Haber Fifield, Looking Inward / Looking Out, 2 (2010) that will be situated in odd places near the gallery's ceiling...
Sharon Harper - And the Fair Moon RejoicesIn photographer and filmmaker Sharon Harper's video of a lightning storm, what is unseen to the eye but known deeply in the body is captured on film, fingers of lightning, fearful flashes - natural phenomena that has become a metaphor for inspiration and insight - a "bolt from the blue". This quick gesture of sharp light demonstrates nature's wiles in the human condition. Harper captures and multiplies the hypnotic electrical flash, fanning it out so that her own hand is unmistakably inserted into the action....
Art Cologne 2009"Every mystery seems absurd, and yet nothing is profound, whether in life or art or state, without mystery."
- David Friedrich Strauss
Galerie Stefan Roepke presents The Mystery Behind The Image at Art Cologne 2009 in Booth A-51/Hall 11.2, an exhibition of works by gallery artists that invite the viewer to go beyond their initial impressions and to investigate deeper to discover the subtlety and profundity within them.
Among the artists that will be included are Edward Burtynsky, Aleksandar Duravcevic, Jason Gringler, Sharon Harper, Robert Mapplethorpe, Max Neumann, Bernardí Roig and Keisuke Shirota.
We also invite you to view the concurrent exhibition at the gallery, "restless", a solo show of new works by Aleksandar Duravcevic.
We look forward to welcoming you to this year's ed...
Sharon Harper Moon Studies and Star ScratchesThe images within the body of work, Moon Studies and Star Scratches, are not available to the eye until they are fixed on some photographic material. Traditional realms of the sublime -- vast night skies here -- are the subjects examined and transformed within the camera. What's left behind film suggests traces from experience.
The camera itself is a metaphor for the pervasive presence of technology within the landscape. It mediates our interaction with the natural world. It also generates new perceptual possibilities for re-interpreting experience of the sublime.
The photographs are made with an 8x10 camera on transparency film and black & white film. The moons are photographed over a period of days, weeks and months on a single sheet of film. The moon links the human understanding of time in terms of a mont...