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Wishes: A Black and White Salon // LOWEST EAST SIDE GALLERY

Posted in personal, shows by Corey Presha on May 31, 2010


© Grace Kim, Unititled, 2008 from the series One Night Stand

Wishes: A Black and White Salon
May 26 – June 20, 2010

Opening Reception:
May 28, 2010 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Lowest East Side Gallery and Corey Presha are pleased to announce Wishes, a group show on view from Wednesday May 26th, 2010, through June 20th, 2010, with an opening reception on Friday May 28th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. This is the inaugural exhibition for the gallery, featuring work from a diverse group of young photographers. Opening reception is open to the public, all other visits are by appointment only.

Wishes provides a look into some of today’s most exciting contemporary photographers using the black and white medium in new and interesting ways as well as those steeped in the history of photography. Erica Allen, Grant Willing and Sam Falls’ work comment on the state of photography itself, using contemporary methods to push the medium into the next generation. Devin Yalkin’s high grain photographs capture the spirit of Japan in the 1970’s as well as contemporary practitioners such as Jacob Aue Sobol and Anders Petersen. Timothy Briner’s wonderful image WWIII from his series Boonville makes a statement on the state of America today while Pedro Arieta’s high contrast fashion photographs take cues from the past.

Artists featured in the exhibition include Erica Allen, Pedro Arieta, Timothy Briner, Asger Carlsen, Sam Falls, Grace Kim, Grant Willing and Devin Yalkin.

For sales and press inquiries please contact Corey Presha at cpresha@gmail.com or 845.596.2274
To make an appointment to view the exhibition please contact Bryan Raughton at bryanrnyc@gmail.com or 646.281.9543

LOWEST EAST SIDE

Inga Moren

Posted in photographers, shows by Corey Presha on March 30, 2010


– My friend Inga Moren is having a solo show opening this Thursday at the second floor gallery of the School of Visual Arts Photo Building (22nd btwn 2nd and 3rd) of her newest body of work Presence. She also has a selection of images from her series Axis Of Color hanging in this years SVA Mentor Show which is currently up at the Visual Arts Gallery on 26th street in Chelsea. I had the privilage of helping to curate a smaller exhibition of Axis Of Color earlier this year when she shared a space with my girlfriend Marla Silverstein and it is a truly beautiful series and I’m very excited to see the new work. If your in NYC this week please come take a look.



© Inga Moren
See more work here.

31 Women In Art Photography

Posted in photographers, shows by Corey Presha on March 5, 2010


© Ann Woo
– If your in NYC this Saturday you should definitely try and make it to the opening of 31 Women In Art Photography curated by Jon Feinstein and Charlotte Cotton at Affirmation Arts down on 37th street. The exhibition includes photographs by Erica Allen, Amelia Bauer, Claire Beckett, Gilda Davidian, Jessica Eaton, Naomi Harris, Carmen von Kende, Anna Krachey, Yvonne Lacet, Erika Larsen, Jessica Mallios, Alison Malone, S. Billie Mandle, Paula McCartney, Rachelle Mozman, Yamini Nayar, Sarah Palmer, Kristine Potter, Heather Rasmussen, Justine Reyes, Lisa Robinson, Irina Rozovsky, Sasha Rudensky, Victoria Sambunaris, Robin Schwartz, Emily Shur, Brea Souders, Rachel Sussman, Kirsten Kay Thoen, Carson Fisk-Vittori, and Ann Woo.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 6, 6 – 9 p.m.
Exhibition on view: Saturday, March 6 – Saturday, April 10, 2010

Affirmation Arts
523 W. 37th Street
New York, NY 10018

in honor of Women’s History Month, Humble Arts Foundation in association with Affirmation Arts will present its second edition of 31 Women in Art Photography, a five-week exhibition celebrating 31 of the most innovative women in new art photography. The exhibition, curated by Charlotte Cotton and Jon Feinstein, will present an eclectic mix of new talent, culled from open submissions.

Kilimanjaro Magazine

Posted in Magazines, photographers, shows by Corey Presha on February 8, 2010


– I met kilimanjaro magazine editor Olu Michael Odukoya by chance when he happened to be staying at the hotel that I work at while he was in New York about a month ago. We got to talking about art and photography and his amazing magazine. When I got to work the next day he had already checked out but left me a copy of one of the issues of the magazine. When I got home I was totally blown away, first off it is absolutely huge, I’ve never seen anything like it, the design is insane, it seems like the thing never stops folding out. I couldn’t recommend it enough. If you are in London before February 27th be sure to see the exhibit that Olu just curated called Kilimanjaro Magazine Edits: art, love and everyday life at 20 Hoxton Square Projects featuring the work of Alex Hoda, Michael Samuels, Henry Roy, JH Engstrom, Milton Marques, Robi Rodriguez, Lukas Wassmann and Claudia Stockli.

Some spreads:

A Few Shows Not To Miss In NY

Posted in photographers, shows by Corey Presha on February 8, 2010


Robert Adams Summer Nights, Walking @ Matthew Marks Gallery
– I finally got a copy of the new pressing of Summer Nights, Walking and it is one of my favorite books, can’t wait to get a chance to see the exhibit.


Timothy Briner Boonville @ Daniel Cooney Fine Art
– Tim Briner’s show is absolutely beautiful, he put a ton of work into it and it paid off. Vince Aletti said it best “an exhibition that begs to be expanded into a book”, glad I have one of the twenty copies that Tim printed before the show!


Jacob Aue Sobol I, Toyko and Sabine @ Yossi Milo Gallery
– Finally getting to see Jacob Aue Sobol’s work in person was amazing. His prints are perfection and the installation in the gallery makes a very smooth transition between the two very different bodies of work.


Sam Falls Nothing Is Revealed @ Higher Pictures

– Haven’t got a chance to see the Sam Falls exhibit yet but it is next on my list. His book Color Dyling Light is one of my recent favorites and I’m sure the exhibition is interesting to say the least. Also be sure to check out the collaborative show he recently did with Lucas Blalock on the Humble Arts site.


Lydia Panas The Mark of Abel @ Foley Gallery
– I first saw Lydia Panas’ work when she was one of the winners of the Conscientious Portfolio Competition. Her portraiture is quite beautiful and I’m very excited to see the show.

Erica Allen at Melanie Flood Projects (Update)

Posted in photographers, shows by Corey Presha on November 10, 2009

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© Erica Allen
Melanie Flood emailed again today to let me know that the Erica Allen show for her series Untitled Gentelmen is back on and will be opening this Wednesday Nov. 11 from 6 to 9pm (RSVP required). In her email she also let everyone know the sad news that this will be the last show at her great space in Brooklyn. Over the past year Melanie has put on three of my favorite shows (Bradley Peters, Mikael Kennedy, and Grace Kim) and by letting people into her own home created an amazing space for talented emerging artists to show their work. I was actually a little heart broken when she told me the news the last time I was at her place. But she did promise new projects coming up in the near future, one of which she told me about and I am very excited for! So make it out for what promises to be a great night of photography.

Untitled Gentelmen is a series of fictional portraits created using discarded studio photographs and anonymous faces from contemporary barbershop hairstyle posters. Existing between the real and the artificial, these composite images aim to investigate the assumptions and projected meanings with which viewers read images.

The Flood Collective

Posted in photographers, shows by Corey Presha on October 25, 2009

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– Please check out the new site for The Flood Collective a group of photographers from Purchase College and their first monthly show “May You Live in Interesting Times”. Some really great work in the show by Matt Licari, Nicky Devine and Marshall Scheuttle as well as others.

Dreamboats Collective Show in Brooklyn

Posted in photographers, shows by Corey Presha on October 25, 2009

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– The Dreamboats Collective (photographers Daniel Shea, Adam Golfer, Joe Leavenworth, and TJ Proechel) have a show going up in Brooklyn on November 4th. Should be a fantastic show with the work of 4 emerging talents. Check out the Dreamboats site for more info.

Unseen Photographers Salon

Posted in photographers, shows by Corey Presha on October 20, 2009

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– Hope to make it to the opening this thursday in Brooklyn for Randall Scott Gallery‘s photographers salon entitled Unseen, curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel.

Erica Allen at Melanie Flood Projects

Posted in photographers, shows by Corey Presha on October 16, 2009

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© Erica Allen
Melanie Flood emailed the other day to tell me about the next show that is going up at her space in Brooklyn which will feature the work of photographer Erica Allen and her project Untitled Gentlemen. The opening will be on Wednesday, October 28th from 6-9 so be sure to rsvp to Melanie (mfloodprojects@gmail.com). Also try and make it out to the Grace Kim show that is up at the gallery now. The prints are simply beautiful and Grace has a hand made book for sale that is unlike any photo book I’ve ever seen.

***UPDATE*** The Erica Allen exhibition has been postponed, more information soon.

Untitled Gentelmen is a series of fictional portraits created using discarded studio photographs and anonymous faces from contemporary barbershop hairstyle posters. Existing between the real and the artificial, these composite images aim to investigate the assumptions and projected meanings with which viewers read images.

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© Grace Kim