Florescence in the New York Times: Sunday, May 8, 2016

Florescence Exhibit: May 14 - June 19, 2016
See exhibit below.
The Florescence Exhibit blooms this spring and features the diverse vision of floral subjects from three Long Island photographic artists.  Florescence presents Sandra Carrion’s photographic floral study of line, shape, value and texture within her vintage black & white Silver Gelatin prints; Richard Gardner’s velvety and shadowy, black & white, pigment printed blossom images; and Barbara Macklowe’s luminescent multiple-exposure color flowers printed directly to white aluminum.  Meet the artists at the opening reception Saturday, May 14 from 6-8pm and enjoy local wine from Lenz Winery and hors d’oeuvres.  Florescence runs through June 19, 2016.

Florescence in Newsday: Friday, May 27, 2016

Florescence in Newsday: Friday, May 27, 2016

Sandra Carrion
Sandra Carrion’s award-winning photography has been recognized for its innovation and artistry throughout her career with solo and group exhibitions in numerous galleries throughout the United States, China, Russia, and South Korea.  Using both traditional and contemporary techniques, Ms. Carrion meticulously strives to reinvent her photographic approach to the discovery of underlying worlds in everyday life.  

Produced in black & white with neutral backgrounds, her works in the Florescence exhibit concentrate on basic artistic elements of the subjects visible under natural lighting.  Carrion finishes her works by cropping and displaying her images in circular mats, furthering the investigation of the image as she relates the roundness of our sight within a round world - also feeling a similar sensibility to Pinhole photography.

Currently, an Adjunct Professor of Digital and Experimental Photography at Nassau Community College, Sandra Carrion has served as Director of Soho Photo Gallery in New York City and is the creator of their annual “International Krappy Kamera Competition and Exhibition”.  Ms. Carrion is also a founding member of fotofoto Gallery and 9 East Contemporary Art Guild, both in Huntington, Long Island. She has given various photographic workshops throughout New York over the past ten years and continues to do so as the co-founder of Image Factory Experimental Photography Workshops.

Richard Gardner
With roots grounded in beauty from decades as a hairstylist, make-up artist, and fine art photographer, Richard Gardner continues to document the perceived reality of beauty within the current zeitgeist.  A self-taught photographer, Mr. Gardner has furthered his photographic education with various courses at both International Center of Photography (ICP) in Manhattan and at the Center of Photography at Woodstock.  Honorably, Gardner’s hand-colored images have been used as part of the course curriculum at ICP. He was also chosen as one of Long Island Pulse Magazine’s V.I.P. Artists.

Major influences for Mr. Gardner include celebrated fashion photographer, Sarah Moon and Surrealist artist, Man Ray.  His works in the Florescence exhibit are a tribute to the memory of Man Ray’s wife, Juliet, and are based on a Haiku Gardner wrote for her some years ago:

“Breath in autumn chill
I touched the flower
The very last rose”

Gardner is a current Member of SohoPhoto Gallery in New York City and fotofoto Gallery in Huntington.  In addition to his fine art photography, Richard Gardner continues to accept professional commissions from the beauty industry and has had clients including Revlon, Wella and L'Oreal.

Barbara Macklowe
As a master gardener and owner of Macklowe Gallery antiques and decorative arts in Manhattan, Barbara Macklowe references nature, paintings, and art objects for her photographic pursuits.  Initially self-taught, Ms.Macklowe continually furthers her photographic education and has completed workshops internationally including at Santa Fe Workshops, Maine Photographic Workshops, and International Center of Photography (ICP).  

Ms. Macklowe is stimulated by, and concentrates on, working with color, light and form.  She created her painterly abstractions in the Florescence exhibit by photographing double and multiple-exposure images in-camera.  After post-processing digitally, she then printed directly to white aluminum - brightening the sheer quality of the exposures.

Presently living in New York City, and spending time on the East End of Long Island and in Florida, Barbara has been actively pursuing photography and exhibiting since 2000 at galleries including Lawrence Fine Art Gallery, East Hampton; the Horticultural Society of New York, NY; and the Armory Arts Center, West Palm Beach, Florida among others.  Ms. Macklowe’s coffee table-sized book, “India in My Eyes,” published in 2012 by Papadakis, is a personal visual journey from her travels there, and her works are in private collections worldwide.  Partnering with the East End’s Guild Hall, Barbara’s artistic expertise also continues with her extensive garden in East Hampton that has been showcased through their prestigious “Garden As Art Tour.”

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All works in this exhibit are Limited Editions.   To purchase, please contact the Gallery 631-734-8545. 
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